October 19, 2017

The Case for Unpredictive Analytics

Many of us in the United States learned the term “filter bubbles” by way of their effects on our civic lives and national politics.  When we search for news or current events information on media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, predictive algorithms are applied that assume that we will want to see the same …

October 12, 2017

If Platforms are Monopolies, Data is the New Oil

A Review of Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek A decade ago, it was not difficult to find exuberant claims for the internet as the engine of a new kind of economy. Some called it the sharing economy, others described it as grassroots or by other names. The point was that several centuries of industrial capitalism, …

October 7, 2017

Tourism Recommender Systems Could Help Travelers Venture beyond the Filter Bubble

Can the tourism industry create the perfect algorithm? One that precisely predicts where a traveler wants to go and what she wants to do when she gets there? Asked to consider this question recently on behalf of the Vixouze Discussions , an annual conference on the future of tourism, my short answer was, Yes. Predictive …

September 8, 2017

Turning Memory of the Past into a Future Asset

As both an avid vegetable gardener and someone professionally consumed with organizational transformation, I have reasons to be interested in caterpillars. In my garden, they are an object of complex judgement calls. Left to their own devices, they devastate parsley, dill, tomatoes, cabbage, but they also transform into striking moths and gorgeous butterflies. Caterpillars are …

September 3, 2017

Metaphors of Metamorphosis: Organizational Change isn’t Just about Forgetting the Old

(c) 2017 Amy Zalman

It is also about remembering. As both an avid vegetable gardener and someone professionally consumed with organizational transformation, I have reasons to be interested in caterpillars. In my garden, they are an object of complex judgement calls. Left to their own devices, they devastate parsley, dill, tomatoes, cabbage, but they also transform into striking moths …

August 31, 2017

Upcoming Webinar: Drive Organizational Change with a Powerful Narrative

If you are already know you’re interested in taking the Webinar, Using Strategic Narratives to Accelerate Organizational Change on September 12th from 1 – 2 PM EDT, you can accelerate right now and sign up at the Association for Strategic Planning HERE.  Don’t forget your 25% Discount for being a reader of this blog — use the code …

August 16, 2017

The Future of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

Does your HR policy include genetic enhancement and body hacking guidelines? When (former) Google employee James Damore was fired earlier this month after distributing a memo charging the company with intolerance towards ideological conservatives, it was made clear — if it wasn’t already–that that diversity and inclusion policies are based on collective narratives. Narratives are our …

August 10, 2017

6 Ways Technology May Impact Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

When (former) Google employee James Damore was fired earlier this month after distributing a memo charging the company with intolerance towards ideological conservatives, it was made clear — if it wasn’t already–that that diversity and inclusion policies are based on collective narratives. Narratives are our justifying accounts for why we believe what we do, and they …

July 6, 2017

Happy InterDependence Day! The Fall of the Myth of the Independent Entrepreneur

The month of July starts in the United States with a commemoration of US Congress’ decision to declare independence from the British Empire and adopt the Declaration of Independence. On Independence Day, we Americans celebrate the right of all people to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” For nearly 250 years, this mantra of …

June 16, 2017

After Sovereignty-Six models of emerging forms of governance

Sensemaking theorists, who study how humans create meaning from experience, tell us that we often encounter a ‘cognitive gap’ between experience and our ability to understand it as having coherent meaning.  This may help explain why, perhaps, we are collectively so slow to observe the changes that are unfolding in the international system, that tacitly …