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Culture Traps – Part II: Unconscious Bias, Disrupting Unemployment and The New Enlightenment Era

By replacing most of our jobs, machines are giving us the chance to regain our humanity and begin a new, 21st Century Enlightenment era.

04th Nov

Culture Traps – Part I: Unconscious Bias, Braggarts & Losers

Technology and social networks have exponentially accelerated globalization, which has in turn increased tremendously the interaction between employees, executives and customers who belong to one or more different cultures. In order to survive and then thrive in a global economy, we cannot ignore anymore the fact that our own cultural values and belief system influence our thinking, feeling and behavior, often leading to biased choices and decisions.

04th Nov

i4j Beginnings: INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION Workshop 3 March 2011 at Stanford University

Here are the notes from the workshop at Stanford University that planted the seed that was to become i4j INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION 3 March 2011 at Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University...

30th Oct
i4j Beginnings: INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION Workshop 3 March 2011 at Stanford University

Banks Can Drive Jobs Innovation

David Nordfors is co-founder of Innovation for Jobs (i4j)  I was first asked to speak at SWIFT’s Sibos conference for 8000 finance executives about how machines are going kill bank jobs. I...

22nd Oct

Can An Extra Word For ‘WE’ Improve the Economy’?

By David Nordfors Here is a discussion I had on FB just now: Magnus Akerman Why don’t we simply drop this race crap. And see each other as equal individuals …...

06th Sep
Can An Extra Word For ‘WE’ Improve the Economy’?

The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

By John Hagel @jhagel While unemployment rates in certain parts of the world appear to be slowly improving, unemployment in many other parts of the world remain stubbornly high and,...

26th Aug

The Future of Work is Now: Why Samaschool is taking its curriculum online

We talk a lot about the future of work. Where we’ll be working, what types of jobs we’ll be doing, and how we’ll get it all done. Here in Silicon...

25th Aug
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i4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff

By Curt Carlson Last night i4j and SVForum had an interactive discussion on, “Innovation for Jobs: Disrupting Unemployment“(click the link to see the program)  It was fascinating.  Robin Farmanfarmaian, David Nordfors,...

21st Aug
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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 without reactions – used an aura-healer in their scenario for...

18th Aug

i4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

i4j Leadership Forum on Innovation for Jobs Policy Sep 1, Washington DC – (conference page here) There are silos in government: Labor policy is for workers. Innovation policy is for entrepreneurs. So what about innovation for jobs...

13th Jul
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The Greek Lessons

(by Esko Kilpi) Dire economic outlooks typically lead to emotional reactions and social fragmentation. This always results in bad decisions and unnecessary confrontations. Then frustrations increase further as the established...

10th Jul

Humane Economics and The Mathematics of Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”

(By David Nordfors) My latest TechCrunch column, Moving The Economy Beyond The Turing Test And Man Vs. Machine, describes the “Humane Economy”. It’s one step beyond the “people-centered economy” that maximizes the...

01st Jul
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