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i4j Request for Comments: Defining Where New Jobs Come From

By iiijadmin / November 3, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Request for Comments: Defining Where New Jobs Come From
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By Robert Cohen, Ph.D., Economic Strategy Institute i4j DC – Innovation for Jobs Summit, October 2014 The table here below shows competing stories about the current technological transformation and how it will create jobs. The second column summarizes the position of Brynjolfsson and McAfee in “The Second Machine Age”. The third column offers a new … Read morei4j Request for Comments: Defining Where New Jobs Come From

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Why Innovation For Jobs?

By iiijadmin / November 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Why Innovation For Jobs?
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Vint Cerf and David Nordfors share ideas about the future of jobs and the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit. A video made by Johnny Boston, award-winning film producer.

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What is i4j?

By iiijadmin / October 27, 2014 / Comments Off on What is i4j?
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  ‘New Narratives: Innovation for Jobs’ is a series by i4j (Innovation for Jobs) and the GPA exploring perspectives on important topics that will impact the future of work, jobs and employment. About i4j: (iiij.org/i4j) Innovation for Jobs conferences bring together individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss the changing economy. “We engage … Read moreWhat is i4j?

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Hugh McGrory: An Emphormatic Approach To Employment #i4jDC

By iiijadmin / October 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Hugh McGrory: An Emphormatic Approach To Employment #i4jDC
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By Hugh McGrory, Chief Innovation Officer, CultureShock Comment from i4j DC Current strategies and processes around employment (and education) are heavily skewed in favor of logical, mathematical and linguistic capabilities to the detriment of other awarenesses: musical/rhythmic, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic. Whether we see these as distinct types of intelligence or as abilities and … Read moreHugh McGrory: An Emphormatic Approach To Employment #i4jDC

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Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs

By iiijadmin / September 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs
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This piece was written ahead of the i4j Paris Summit, co-organized by OECD, Google and IIIJ in September 2014. Governments need policies combining innovation and jobs, but it’s challenging to spend funds from employment budgets on innovation. Finance ministries want to know “when” and “how” the jobs will be created. Today, there are few models for … Read moreGovernments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs

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PEW: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

By iiijadmin / August 11, 2014 / Comments Off on PEW: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
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The Pew Institute has published a nice report on “AI, Robotics, and the  of Jobs”. The report is a long series of quotes by innovation gurus answering the question if AI and Robotics will be replacing jobs. The outcome is 50-50. It’s a good read. The narrative of innovation and jobs is finally taking off with rocket … Read morePEW: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

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HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT

By iiijadmin / July 23, 2014 / Comments Off on HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT
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Some say all jobs may be automated. Perhaps next thing consumption will be automated, too, and then we are really in trouble. Seriously, something does not make sense with this way of thinking. Instead, innovation may disrupt unemployment. With a new mindset that appreciates the value of people, innovation can drive unemployment ‘out of business’. … Read moreHOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT

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i4j Menlo Park: Jerry Michalski

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Jerry Michalski
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“…we are entering an economy of relationships where we need trust and authentic relationships.” Jerry Michalski, Founder, Relationship Economy eXpedition (REX) Founder of REX (Relationship Economy eXpedition) Consumer mass market capitalism is not working 2008 financial crisis Resource limits The next system is an economy of relationships Need for trust and authentic relationships Sharing economy is … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Jerry Michalski

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i4j Menlo Park: Sven Otto Littorin

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Sven Otto Littorin
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“How can we make sure people, that we actually know what people know and how can we make sure that people keep on learning things over the course of their career in the labor market.” Sven Otto Littorin, Former President European Council of Ministers, former Swedish Employment Minister, co-founder of I4J Summit Validation and Accreditation are … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Sven Otto Littorin

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i4j Menlo Park: Gene Lim

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Gene Lim
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“You have a unique culture where students, mentors, and thought leaders working at companies and other organizations come together and they’re really communal about it, they collaborate together.” Gene Lim, CEO of the May12 social Marketing agency Challenges faced by entrepreneurs Mentorship Peer to peer network Access Collaborative Opportunities What makes an entrepreneurs Aspiration to … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Gene Lim

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