Thursday, August 27, 2009

The 2009 Shift Index - Measuring the big change

I am working through an important document titled "Measuring the shift of long-term change" that was produced by the Deloitte Center for the Edge - and written by John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison.

This document details Deloitte's Shift Index that includes three indices and 25 metrics designed to make longer-term performance trends more relevant and actionable. These indices support my notion of Edgility (learning and innovation). In particular the following paragraph resonates with the Edgility concept.

Today's companies must make the most of our own era's new infrastructure through institutional innovations that shift the rationale from scalable efficiency to scalable learning by using digital infrastructure to create environments where performance improvement accelerates as more participant join, as illustrated in various kinds of emerging open innovation and process network initiatives.

These ecosystems (environments) leverage the edge of the network for learning and innovating... companies and educational institutions must learn to design optimal environments to increase their Edgility.

This is repeated by Friedman in his editorial titled "Invent, invent, invent."

We must all be thinking about how we increase our learning and innovating Edgility.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Augmented reality - video

I can't wait to see how AR augments our ability to learn complex tasks and concepts.

Using Knol for edgility?

How can Knol be used to mix and match learning modules. Through iterative improvments and mashups these learning modules sould improve - allowing us to increase our learning edgility.