Jobs And The W-2 Economy

The transition to the Creative Economy is key to creating good jobs for most people

Can Innovation Create Jobs? Highlights from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, DC

By Tess Posner @tessposner Managing Director, SamaUSA What if innovation could create jobs instead of destroy them? In October 2014, SamaUSA participated in the i4j DC Summit for Job Innovation: How to Disrupt Unemployment. It was an exciting and provocative event based around the premise that technological innovation can create a whole new paradigm for meaningful work that […]

Vint Cerf: How ‘internetworking’ became THE INTERNET

  ‘New Narratives: Innovation for Jobs’ is a series by i4j (Innovation for Jobs) and the GPA exploring perspectives on important topics that will impact the future of work, jobs and employment. About i4j: (iiij.org/i4j) Innovation for Jobs conferences bring together individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss the changing economy. “We engage […]

i4j DC Paris Report: How To Disrupt Unemployment

“HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT” i4j DC OCTOBER 13-14 2014 the national academy of sciences, washington dc, u.s. organizers: vint cerf and david nordfors, google / iiij i4j PARIS SEPTEMBER 6 2014 u.s. embassy, hotel de talleyrand, paris, france organizers: stefano scarpetta and david nordfors, oecd / iiij How can innovation  disrupt unemployment and create meaningful […]

Horizontalism: Why Innovation is Becoming the Introduction of New Common Language

We can not innovate faster than we can introduce new shared language. This is hard logics, it needs no analytics to be proven true. Because every innovation needs a name, so we can refer to it, a definition so that we know what it is (or isn’t) and a narrative so that we can relate to it. Otherwise […]

i4j Request for Comments: Defining Where New Jobs Come From

By Robert Cohen, Ph.D., Economic Strategy Institute i4j DC – Innovation for Jobs Summit, October 2014 The table here below shows competing stories about the current technological transformation and how it will create jobs. The second column summarizes the position of Brynjolfsson and McAfee in “The Second Machine Age”. The third column offers a new […]

Why Innovation For Jobs?

Vint Cerf and David Nordfors share ideas about the future of jobs and the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit. A video made by Johnny Boston, award-winning film producer.

What is i4j?

  ‘New Narratives: Innovation for Jobs’ is a series by i4j (Innovation for Jobs) and the GPA exploring perspectives on important topics that will impact the future of work, jobs and employment. About i4j: (iiij.org/i4j) Innovation for Jobs conferences bring together individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss the changing economy. “We engage […]

Hugh McGrory: An Emphormatic Approach To Employment #i4jDC

By Hugh McGrory, Chief Innovation Officer, CultureShock Comment from i4j DC Current strategies and processes around employment (and education) are heavily skewed in favor of logical, mathematical and linguistic capabilities to the detriment of other awarenesses: musical/rhythmic, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic. Whether we see these as distinct types of intelligence or as abilities and […]

Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs

This piece was written ahead of the i4j Paris Summit, co-organized by OECD, Google and IIIJ in September 2014. Governments need policies combining innovation and jobs, but it’s challenging to spend funds from employment budgets on innovation. Finance ministries want to know “when” and “how” the jobs will be created. Today, there are few models for […]