Banks Can Drive Jobs Innovation

22nd Oct 2015

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...

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

06th Sep 2015

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 …...

The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

26th Aug 2015

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,...

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

25th Aug 2015

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...

i4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff

21st Aug 2015

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,...

How synesthesia helps me to “read” people

18th Aug 2015

(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...

i4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

13th Jul 2015

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...

The Greek Lessons

10th Jul 2015

(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...

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

01st Jul 2015

(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...

Joon Yun at i4j: In Healthcare, Humans Need Apply

21st Apr 2015

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