47% of jobs could be automated – A warning, opportunity, and vision

Just read an astounding study by a couple of scholars at Oxford who claim that 47% of current jobs could be computerized. That's 64.0 million of the current 136.1 million jobs in the US! It is a great read. They provide a lot of historical background on technology adoption and its impact on job creation/destruction. And … Continue reading 47% of jobs could be automated – A warning, opportunity, and vision

How to measure anything – book review and summary

I recently finished How to Measure Anything: finding the value of intanglible in business. It's a great book, I highly recommend it. Especially if you have a engineering/science background and find yourself in management. Hubbard claims that there are no intangibles that you can't measure. Central to this claim is his definition of measurement as "uncertainty … Continue reading How to measure anything – book review and summary

Management tools – Gallup’s Q12 Engagement Survey

Managing and leading can be difficult. It's well documented that as you move up a hierarchy the harder it is to get honest feedback on your ideas and on the organization's health. In these positions quantitative measures of engagement can be a helpful tool for understanding the health of your organization and for asking the right questions of your employees. … Continue reading Management tools – Gallup’s Q12 Engagement Survey

Fixity, Fluidity, and Presence–Paper vs. Electronic

Kevin Kelly compared the fixity of paper books with the fluidity of ebooks in a recent blog post titled “Fixity vs. Fluidity” (which was inspired by Nick Carr). He highlights four aspects of “fixity” that paper books have: Fixity of the page-- The page stays the same. Whenever you pick it up, its' the same. … Continue reading Fixity, Fluidity, and Presence–Paper vs. Electronic