Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Da Buffalo Sunrise Beauty of Tawonga Gap: We Work Steve Monaghan's ideas in action

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s MIT News

The world of cycling the city ...

I love that they give it a name Buffalo sunrise
Instead of the more accurate - to hell and back
Sad and sadistic event
And they get you to pay for the privilege
~ LM on CL's ;-)

Three tough climbs over 200 km's of challenging riding making this one of the North East's classic rides. Speaking of stimulation 200km ride by CL is an impressive achievement by any Mittleuropean standards -

Some characters are targets for punishment ... the reckless penalty involved 200km alpine classic on Saturday (Bright-Mt Buffalo-Bright-Tawonga Gap/Mt Beauty – Falls Creek – Tawonga Gap/Mt Beauty – Bright) Tawonga Gap (Bright side) | The Climbing Cyclist

Harvard Business Review : “A new year has arrived, along with the usual air of optimism. Yet the 21st century is already shaping up to be a challenging one. From climate change to terrorism, the difficulties confronting policy makers are unprecedented in their variety, but also in their complexity. Our existing policy tool kit seems stale and outdated. Increasingly, it is clear, we need not only new solutions but also new methods for arriving at solutions. Data, and new methods for organizations to collaborate in order to extract insights from data, is likely to become more central to meeting these challenges. We live in a quantified era. It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data was generated in the last two years — from which entirely new inferences can be extracted and applied to help address some of today’s most vexing problems. In particular, the vast streams of data generated through social media platforms, when analyzed responsibly, can offer insights into societal patterns and behaviors. These types of behaviors are hard to generate with existing social science methods. All this information poses its own problems, of complexity and noise, of risks to privacy and security, but it also represents tremendous potential for mobilizing new forms of intelligence. In a recent report, we examine ways to harness this potential while limiting and addressing the challenges. Developed in collaboration with Facebook, the report seeks to understand how public and private organizations can join forces to use social media data — through data collaboratives — to mitigate and perhaps solve some our most intractable policy dilemmas…”

The ever-rising labour shortages in Europe Bruegel. Are there really shortages, or are employers not willing to pay enough?
He is haunted by the face behind the face

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

Two new books focus on the injustice of algorithms:

The difficulty with talking about the technology industry is that it’s increasingly hard to define. “A tech company can be a giant data-mining operation turned advertising platform, like Facebook or Google. But it can also be a design-heavy producer of phones, computers and software. But it can also be a design-heavy producer of phones, computers and software. Or perhaps it’s a transportation company pretending it’s just a marketplace, nothing to see here. Maybe it’s Amazon?.. A pair of recent books survey these issues, as they play out on social networks and in the wider world, in systems many Americans are not even aware of…”

Serving Generation We

One of my favourite companies is WeWork.  Founded seven years ago by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey the Company has 172 locations in 18 countries with 150,000 members and 3,000 employees.  Currently valued at around US$20 billion, it’s the third most valuable, privately held start-up in the US.

WeWork is redesigning the way Creativity and Innovation gets done – by reorganising workspaces around workers, automating everything, powering efficiency via data and figuring out how today’s jobs in today’s world best get done, how today’s people work, where they are most productive, what they need to feel good.  Powering the People.  Brilliant.

Adam says we are “Building a community of creators” (Consumr, HackHands, Whole Whale, Reddit, Turf, Coupon Follow and Fitocracy are all WeWork members), “WeWork is a place creators work to make a life, not just a living”.

“The 90’s and early 2000’s were the ‘I’ decade – everything was about me – and look where that got us.  In a terrible recession.  The next decade is the ‘We’ decade, where collaboration is the future of innovation.”

“The We generation; a collaborative group that cares about the world, wants to do cool things, and loves working.”

Connect.  Collaborate.  Create.



As a result,  MEdia Dragon should be renamed now to WEdia Dragon ;-)