Innovation for Jobs

Innovation for Jobs

Innovating a human
future of work

The People Centered Economy

David Nordfors

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

By David Nordfors / September 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Can An Extra Word For ‘WE’ Improve the Economy’?
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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 … Read moreCan An Extra Word For ‘WE’ Improve the Economy’?

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The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

By David Nordfors / August 26, 2015 / Comments Off on The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
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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 … Read moreThe Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

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i4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff

By David Nordfors / August 21, 2015 / Comments Off on i4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff
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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, and John Hagel gave opening comments to set the stage.  John made excellent comments about how our mindset and institutions must innovate as well as … Read morei4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff

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How synesthesia helps me to “read” people

By David Nordfors / August 18, 2015 / Comments Off on How synesthesia helps me to “read” people
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(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 a service that can disrupt unemployment. This post by Joana, a synesthete, seems to validate their scenario) By Joana  Few months ago, I hired a dark green … Read moreHow synesthesia helps me to “read” people

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i4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

By David Nordfors / July 13, 2015 / Comments Off on i4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan
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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 policy? The U.S. spends yearly in the order of $100B in unemployment insurance. How can this relate to supporting innovative entrepreneurs to start companies that eradicate joblessness? The i4j … Read morei4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

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i4j.info Members: How to add to the Encyclopedia

By David Nordfors / July 10, 2015 / Comments Off on i4j.info Members: How to add to the Encyclopedia
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i4j.info Members: How to Log in

By David Nordfors / July 10, 2015 / Comments Off on i4j.info Members: How to Log in
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The Greek Lessons

By David Nordfors / July 10, 2015 / Comments Off on The Greek Lessons
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(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 ways of doing things come under greater attack. Irritation over the perceived ineffectiveness of governance systems then creates the wish for a savior, a strong … Read moreThe Greek Lessons

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

By David Nordfors / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Humane Economics and The Mathematics of Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”
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(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 market value of people (as an alternative to the “task centered economy” that minimizes the cost of tasks) that I looked at in The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation … Read moreHumane Economics and The Mathematics of Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”

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i4j: Innovation Ecosystems Disrupting Unemployment

By David Nordfors / April 20, 2015 / Comments Off on i4j: Innovation Ecosystems Disrupting Unemployment
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Vint Cerf and David Nordfors, co-chairs of i4j Innovation for Jobs, speak about the future of work.

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