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While scores of forums are now discussing the problem of job destruction, I4j, Innovation for Jobs, remains one of the important few dedicated to the solutions. We started before others in 2011 as an activity at Stanford University, and have now created a strong collection of ideas and an influential, eclectic community of several hundred thought leaders who can inform innovation to redirect AI to create good jobs for most people. Our purpose is to let innovation disrupt unemployment by creating a People-Centered Economy, PCE for short. Read more.

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i4j Innovation for Jobs is a global leadership forum organized by the IIIJ Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in Silicon Valley.

People need to earn in order to spend, but almost all innovation is to encourage spending. There is very little innovation for earning better, and virtually no inno­vation for earning a living.

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i4j is changing this by developing and testing a framework of ideas for a people-centered economy, where companies compete to raise the value of people as much as for lowering costs. The goal is a sustainable innovation economy where people do meaningful work with people they like, creating value for people they do not know, providing for people they love.


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"A complete definition of a condition should take ALL co-occuring traits into account, positive and negative. By including only the negative, every trait or behavior can be described as a pathology" @dnordfors in #ThePeopleCenteredEconomy Book @Amazon: https://t.co/2rDDtfnP2K https://t.co/cxem1iw441 Dnordfors photo

"Just as the astronomical model was instantly simplified by placing the sun at the center, economic models can be vastly simplified by moving the value of people to the center instead of the cost of things" @dnordfors #ThePeopleCenteredEconomy Buy @Amazon: https://t.co/4kPZPuHDz9 https://t.co/l55pRm2kAQ KTRivoire photo

"The link between better technology and better lives overall has become so confusing that many people no longer reflect upon its existence" @Dnordfors & @vgcerf in "Make People Valuable Again!" @TechCrunch https://t.co/xVjLuXXXIT

The New Book From i4j

AI is cutting labor costs and workers are struggling to be valuable. The People Centered Economy (PCE) is a ‘Copernican Revolution’ placing people, not tasks, at the center of the economy. PCE has a handy definition of the economy: people create and exchange value, served by organization. In PCE, innovation makes people value each other more (not less) and the answer to the ‘future of work’ is simple: people need as much innovation for earning as there is for spending. Today there is almost none there is an untapped multi-trillion dollar market waiting to be built by “the new ecosystem for innovating jobs.” The book presents new ideas, models and policies for entering a competitive people-centered economy. Co-authors, leaders from the new ecosystem, present hands-on cases from the business of raising the value of people and helping them earn a good livelihood: V. FeroseLorien PrattSudipto DasguptaGanapathy SubramanianThorkil SonneJason PalmerAllen BluePatricia Olby KimondoJamie Merisotis, Jacob Hsu, Tess PosnerMonique MorrowDaniel PiankoGi Fernando, Wendy Guillliesm, Derek OzkalJim CliftonSven Otto Littorin and Guido Van Nispen.

Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle editions.

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Make People Valuable Again

There is a disconnection between the pace and progress of the technical achievements made by innovators and entrepreneurs and the … Read moreMake People Valuable Again

Publications

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Why It Is Important To Change The Narrative Around Autism

by V R Ferose – Apr 02, 2018 I have often been asked, “does changing a word change the narrative?”And my answer is … Read moreWhy It Is Important To Change The Narrative Around Autism

The Innovation For Jobs Story

Rana Chakrabarti – Experience Designer, Partner, Cat Friend, Dog Father I have the pleasure of helping out at i4j with David NordforsChally Grundwag and friend … Read moreThe Innovation For Jobs Story

” COOLABILITIES ” – ENHANCED ABILITIES IN DISABLING CONDITIONS

Just Released: The People Centered Economy: The New Ecosystem For Work

AI is cutting labor costs and workers are struggling to be valuable. The People Centered Economy (PCE) is a ‘Copernican … Read moreJust Released: The People Centered Economy: The New Ecosystem For Work

i4j Book: Disrupting Unemployment

  “Disrupting Unemployment” (on Amazon) by i4j co-founders David Nordfors and Vint Cerf, along with  managing editor Max Senges published by the i4j Leadership Forum and the Kauffman … Read morei4j Book: Disrupting Unemployment

How synesthesia helps me to “read” people

(This post is a comment on ‘How To Disrupt Unemployment‘ by Vint Cerf and David Nordfors, which provocatively – and not … Read moreHow synesthesia helps me to “read” people

In the Media

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Make People Valuable Again

There is a disconnection between the pace and progress of the technical achievements made by innovators and entrepreneurs and the … Read moreMake People Valuable Again

Why It Is Important To Change The Narrative Around Autism

by V R Ferose – Apr 02, 2018 I have often been asked, “does changing a word change the narrative?”And my answer is … Read moreWhy It Is Important To Change The Narrative Around Autism

The Innovation For Jobs Story

Rana Chakrabarti – Experience Designer, Partner, Cat Friend, Dog Father I have the pleasure of helping out at i4j with David NordforsChally Grundwag and friend … Read moreThe Innovation For Jobs Story