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The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market

By David Nordfors / April 1, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 me. If we care more about tasks than about people, then tech will replace people. If we care more about people than about tasks, then … Read moreThe Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market

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Square pegs, dodecahedral holes (part 1)

By Louisa Heinrich / April 1, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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.

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Take Aways from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, 2015

By David Nordfors / March 31, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 to the Center for American Progress, the cost of middle class “security”—child care, higher education, health care—is growing. In 12 short years costs increased by … Read moreTake Aways from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, 2015

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i4j DC Paris: How To Disrupt Unemployment

By David Nordfors / March 28, 2015 / 0 Comments
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By i4j Chairs Vint Cerf and David Nordfors Contents1 “HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT”1.1 THE DC TEASER: “HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT”1.2 THE PARIS TEASER: INNOVATION FOR JOBS ECONOMICS1.3 THE DISCUSSION1.3.1 The Challenges are Opportunities1.3.1.1 Man vs. Machine1.3.1.2 Old Silos vs New Realities: Power is Vertical. Potential is Horizontal.1.3.1.3 Middle Class1.3.1.4 Demography1.3.1.5 Human Resources1.3.1.6 New Economics for … Read morei4j DC Paris: How To Disrupt Unemployment

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Putting America Gainfully Back to Work

By David Nordfors / March 28, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 increase productivity, we increase wealth. However, when we discuss how these three forces impact the labor market, we often focus singularly on how technology either … Read morePutting America Gainfully Back to Work

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The Wildly Ambitious Future of the Job Search

By David Nordfors / March 24, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 of the Internet,” envisions a massive databank that showcases people’s unique strengths, allowing employers to pull in just the right folks to tackle any task. … Read moreThe Wildly Ambitious Future of the Job Search

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How to Future-Proof the Workforce

By Tess Posner / March 23, 2015 / 0 Comments
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By Tess Posner www.twitter.com/tessposner 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 gathering at Google that brings together 50 leaders from business, tech, government, venture capital, and media to explore job creation and the future of the … Read moreHow to Future-Proof the Workforce

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

By EskoKilpi / March 17, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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.

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Innovation Means New Shared Language

By David Nordfors / March 17, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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 on. Many may see this as an effect of the innovation. But let’s think of the new words and stories as a part of the … Read moreInnovation Means New Shared Language

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PCAST, IT, and the Matching Challenge

By MarjorySB / March 7, 2015 / 0 Comments
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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.

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