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Culture Traps – Part II: Unconscious Bias, Disrupting Unemployment and The New Enlightenment Era

By Cosmin Gheorghe / November 4, 2015 / 0 Comments
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By replacing most of our jobs, machines are giving us the chance to regain our humanity and begin a new, 21st Century Enlightenment era.

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Culture Traps – Part I: Unconscious Bias, Braggarts & Losers

By Cosmin Gheorghe / November 4, 2015 / 0 Comments
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Technology and social networks have exponentially accelerated globalization, which has in turn increased tremendously the interaction between employees, executives and customers who belong to one or more different cultures. In order to survive and then thrive in a global economy, we cannot ignore anymore the fact that our own cultural values and belief system influence our thinking, feeling and behavior, often leading to biased choices and decisions.

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i4j Beginnings: INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION Workshop 3 March 2011 at Stanford University

By David Nordfors / October 30, 2015 / 0 Comments
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Here are the notes from the workshop at Stanford University that planted the seed that was to become i4j INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION 3 March 2011 at Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University Organized and chaired by Sven Otto Littorin, Visiting Scholar, and David Nordfors, Ph.D., Founding Executive Director, Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication (SCIC), Stanford University. Purpose: … Read morei4j Beginnings: INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION Workshop 3 March 2011 at Stanford University

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Banks Can Drive Jobs Innovation

By David Nordfors / October 22, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 said I couldn’t do it. Not because I don’t think it can happen, but I prefer talking about the opportunities, which are huge, if we … Read moreBanks Can Drive Jobs Innovation

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

By David Nordfors / September 6, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 / 0 Comments
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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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The Future of Work is Now: Why Samaschool is taking its curriculum online

By Tess Posner / August 25, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 Valley, most of that talk is driven by the increasing presence of technology, and the perspectives vary: Is technology creating or destroying jobs? Are we headed towards a jobless future where … Read moreThe Future of Work is Now: Why Samaschool is taking its curriculum online

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i4j + SVForum Discussion Series – kickoff

By David Nordfors / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 / 0 Comments
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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 / 0 Comments
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Contents1 i4j Leadership Forum on Innovation for Jobs Policy1.0.1 Sep 1, Washington DC – (conference page here)1.1 SCOPE1.1.1 TARGET GROUP1.2 Mission Statement1.2.1 Challenge/Opportunity 1.2.2 Relevance to ongoing discussions1.2.3 Format 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 … Read morei4j DC Leadership Forum – Project Plan

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