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Harold Jarche - Innovation comes from the edges

Harold Jarche - Innovation comes from the edges

I mean that the technology of the 3D printing press is… I think is going to be as revolutionary as the internet, and you're going to see people making all kinds of stuff for their circumstances and that these… And I mean they're cheap as it is and as the raw materials become more buried and not just plastics going into these. You're going just… I think that there you're going to see some really interesting stuff happening and that's[...]

Harold Jarche - Are we going to go into a dark age?

Harold Jarche - Are we going to go into a dark age?

In terms of organizational change is not going to be enough that we need societal change, and well, I have mentioned Steven Berlin Johnson with his book “Where Good Ideas Come From”. He wrote another one recently, called “Future Perfect”. And he talked about this, as a matter of fact most of it is about, is about role models and governance, and he claims this term Peer Progressive. He said that these are not people on the left, they are[...]

Harold Jarche - We're going to see some other interesting stuff coming

Harold Jarche - We're going to see some other interesting stuff coming

But as William Gibson said, the future is already here, it's just unevenly distributed. And so if you go to the edge of society, and you see what's happening when things like… or you can't get alone well actually you can get alone, there are crowdsourced ways that you could get alone. There are alternatives so you can do that. There's this whole sharable movement of “we're going to share things. We're not going to exchange money.” The car share that[...]

Harold Jarche - I think that we're actually going to become more human

Harold Jarche - I think that we're actually going to become more human

One thing… I'll give you an example of my change. When I started, 10, 15 years ago really using the web a lot, and using it for as my information source; not going to the library, but going to the internet. Not reading journals but picking up things online is that most of my information sources were sites. There were information things. It might have been a newsfeed, it might have been an online journal, but it was stuff, it[...]

Harold Jarche - We're stuck in an old organizational model

Harold Jarche - We're stuck in an old organizational model

Again I mean we're stuck within an old organizational model. If you look at the corporation as model, is that… officers in the corporation have one responsibility. They have fiduciary responsibility as they call it, and their responsibility is to enhance profit, and they can actually go to jail if they don’t maximize profit for the corporation, that's their job. Now, in some states in America, like California, they are experimenting with the B-Corporation, and the B-Corporation is allowed to have[...]

Harold Jarche - The internet just makes the dysfunctions very obvious

Harold Jarche - The internet just makes the dysfunctions very obvious

So whether it's the CEO making a decision, or whether it's a group of people out, where they happen to be making decision with the client right now, “okay that client has a problem. We're going to solve the client's problem” because that's the principle of this, so we now have this new principle, and that's: number one is solve the client's problem. But we don't solve the client's problem in isolation. We solve the client's problem, and we use[...]

Harold Jarche - Organizations are going to have to be more connected

Harold Jarche - Organizations are going to have to be more connected

Sometimes it's attributed to McLuhan; sometimes it's attributed to Churchill. It’s “at first we shape our structure, and then our structures shape us”, and our current organizations are a result of sort of the second Industrial era. You know the first Industrial era was powered by the steam engine. The second Industrial era by the combustion engine, and oil and petroleum products, and then we created corporations. Standard Oil being one of the first major corporations that owned this entire[...]