How DOL might facilitate an Innovation for Jobs Ecosystem

By David Nordfors An idea for innovation-for-jobs policy, building venture value chains for startups. The idea of this model is to align existing interests and incentives for the stakeholders. Government stimulates the competitive commercial business by sharing the risk for investors, so that they get all the upside if it goes well and half the downside if […]

i4j at The House of Lords in London

Driving towards 100% employment Last Thursday I was excited to be part of the i4j Forum, the organisation chaired by Vint Cerf (one of the fathers of the internet and Vice President of Google) and David Nordfors (of Stanford and the World Economic Forum). The day was hosted by Lord Jim Knight and Katz Kiely, […]

How Human Journalists can retain their Jobs in the Age of Robot Journalists or Automated Journalism

As a founding dean of the biggest school of Communications in the Israeli academia I am responsible for preparing our graduates to retain their jobs in the age of automated journalism or robotic journalism. Artificial Intelligence is penetrating all aspects of journalism activities- data collection, data analysis and the composition of the narratives. Millions of […]

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.

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.

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 Organized and chaired by Sven Otto Littorin, Visiting Scholar, and David Nordfors, Ph.D., Founding Executive Director, Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication (SCIC), Stanford University. Purpose: […]

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 said I couldn’t do it. Not because I don’t think it can happen, but I prefer talking about the opportunities, which are huge, if we […]

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 … David Nordfors Yes! “Us and them” is the problem. “I and You” is the solution. smile emoticon Magnus Akerman The world is a great We! David Nordfors There are […]

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, in some cases, are even increasing. More fundamentally, there’s a growing concern that rising unemployment may be one of the most significant economic, social and political […]

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 Valley, most of that talk is driven by the increasing presence of technology, and the perspectives vary: Is technology creating or destroying jobs? Are we headed towards a jobless future where […]