The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market

01st Apr 2015

By David Nordfors / Originally published by TechCrunch  It’s a popular sport nowadays, discussing if tech is going to kill or create jobs. The answer is simple if you ask...

Square pegs, dodecahedral holes (part 1)

01st Apr 2015

How did you get the job you’ve got? What other kinds of jobs could you get? Skills, education and employment don't necessarily operate in the lock-step we imagine them to.

Take Aways from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, 2015

31st Mar 2015

by Nilofer Merchant The middle class in the United States is no longer the world’s wealthiest; its share of national income (US) has fallen and related wages are stagnant. According...

i4j DC Paris: How To Disrupt Unemployment

28th Mar 2015

By i4j Chairs Vint Cerf and David Nordfors “HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT” i4j DC OCTOBER 13-14 2014 the national academy of sciences, washington dc, u.s. organizers: vint cerf and david...

Putting America Gainfully Back to Work

28th Mar 2015

by Nick Ellis (via SingularityHub) Years ago, my brother, Matt, explained to me that there are three ways to push out the productivity curve: technology, capital, or people. When we...

The Wildly Ambitious Future of the Job Search

24th Mar 2015

Rick Wartzman – Fortune Magazine : “Still, there is palpable excitement at the prospect of a more transparent and fluid job market. Google’s Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the “fathers...

How to Future-Proof the Workforce

23rd Mar 2015

By Tess Posner Amidst ongoing debate about the future of work and how technology is transforming the economy, I recently attended the Innovation for Jobs Summit (i4j)—a two-day intensive...

If you change the way you look at things, the things that you look at change

17th Mar 2015

The digital world we live in today allows us to imagine and experiment with totally new approaches to disrupting unemployment. The relational view is a new conceptualization of work, changing the focus from creating jobs to creating customers — in new, innovative and interactive ways.

Innovation Means New Shared Language

17th Mar 2015

By David Nordfors With all innovations come new words and stories. It can be a product name, a story about what the innovation does, experiences of using it, and so...

PCAST, IT, and the Matching Challenge

07th Mar 2015

The “matching” problem has many dimensions—how can employers find workers, how can workers find employers, how can workers find the training that can help them get work they would like to do (as opposed to training that sounds like it would be helpful but is not)—all of which reflect imperfect information flows.