22nd Oct 2015

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...

06th Sep 2015

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 …...

26th Aug 2015

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,...

25th Aug 2015

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...

21st Aug 2015

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,...

18th Aug 2015

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...

13th Jul 2015

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...

10th Jul 2015

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...

01st Jul 2015

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...

21st Apr 2015

Joon Yun at i4j: In Healthcare, Humans Need Apply

This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?