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Voices in Innovation – Stowe Boyd Discusses the Key Criteria for Evaluating Collaborative Whiteboards

Voices in Innovation

GigaOm analyst Stowe Boyd joins us to discuss his new report on the Key Criteria for Evaluating Collaborative Whiteboards. Voices in Innovation – Stowe Boyd Discusses the Key Criteria for Evaluating Collaborative Whiteboards


1 Oct 2020

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Voices in Innovation – Stowe Boyd on People Analytic Platforms

Voices in Innovation

Analyst Stowe Boyd joins us to discuss his recent report on the key criteria of people analytic platforms, and the general evolution of technology in human resources. Voices in Innovation – Stowe Boyd on People Analytic Platforms


9 Jul 2020

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Ep. 08 Stowe Boyd - Ecosystemic Organizations and the Future of Work

Boundaryless Conversations Podcast

Stowe describes his calling as “the ecology of work and the anthropology of the future”. He’s founder of Work Futures, where he explores critical themes of the future of work, and top writer in Economics, Leadership and Futures on Medium. He also writes extensively about work technologies and serves as a Gigaom editor. In our conversation, we talk about how platforms contribute to changing the relationship between consumers and producers and how this — in turn — leads to re-shaping organizations, as firms optimize for a low transaction cost economy. We also talk about fairness and the importance of distributed governance to be transparent and reliable, allowing the players in an ecosystem to operate without constantly “covering their backs”. How to find Stowe Boyd and his work: > Medium: https://medium.com/@stoweboyd > Work Futures: https://workfutures.org/ Mentions and references: > Rent the Runway: https://www.renttherunway.com/ > Amoeba Management | Management Philosophy | KYOCERA, https://global.kyocera.com/philosophy/amoeba.html > Stanley McChrystal, Chris Fussell, Tantum Collins, David Silverman (2015): Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex Worldhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22529127-team-of-teams > Carlota Perez social and economic impact of technical change (including S curves): http://www.carlotaperez.org/ >Follow the work of Ben Evans and Ben Thompson: https://www.ben-evans.com/newsletter; https://stratechery.com/ > "In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." - Carl Jung, https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/carl_jung_157280 > Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Cindy Gallop in HBR on female leadership https://hbr.org/2020/04/7-leadership-lessons-men-can-learn-from-women > Participatory City: http://www.participatorycity.org/about Music by liosound.Recorded on April 3rd 2020


4 May 2020

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Work Skills For The Post-Normal Era with Stowe Boyd

WerFuture's Podcast

Listen to our candid conversations with key influencers and thought leaders as we chat about the Future of Work and its unparalleled opportunities, significant challenges and how you can future-proof yourself and your organization. https://www.werfuture.com/episode-20 #FutureofWork #WeRFuture #futuretrends #futureisnow #innovation #technology #purpose #educateyourself #skills #talents  #Workfutures #StoweBoyd


11 Nov 2019

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106 - Stowe Boyd on The Future(s) of Work and How to Thrive Amidst Accelerating Change


This week it's a deep dive into futurist Stowe Boyd's research on Social Scaling, Boundless Curiosity, Deep Generalists, Emergent Leadership, and other major features in the metamorphic landscape of the 21st Century workplace.We live in an age when our human cognitive limits are being tested against a proliferation of possibilities in the digital space – and we zealously rush into always-on internet work, open office co-working spaces, enormous distributed online collaborations, and other novelties that seem to be more about the infinite capacity of our electronic tools than the finite reality of our minds and bodies.Stowe Boyd has been studying and reporting on the future of work for over a decade, and his blog Work Futures is one of my cherished news sources for understanding how “we shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” Talking with him is a blast of cool reason and warm humor about the insanity of the modern work environment and the impossible demands that it makes on us – pointing toward more lucid, grounded, manageable, and yes productive new modes of labor in the dizzying technological milieus to come.Learn More:StoweBoyd.comWorkFutures.orgCheck out a recent edition of his Work Futures newsletter:https://workfutures.substack.com/p/work-futures-daily-the-human-springSupport Future Fossils on Patreon and get access to secret episodes, our sci fi book club, and more:https://patreon.com/michaelgarfieldWe Discuss:Invented the term “social tools” and founded the Work Futures blog.How do we live in an unstable landscape in which new platforms are constantly replacing the ones where we’ve established merit and earned currencies?The return of publishing to human scale as a response to ubiquitous weaponized advertising.Book: Douglas Rushkoff, Present ShockThe modern era of social networking isn’t about social concerns but business concerns…human curation returns to the fore in its primacy: newsletters, list management, etc.Why is it that certain tools and practices “work” for work, and some don’t?How certain ill-conceived collaboration software recreates the scaling problems of cruiseship tourism’s effects on local economies.Anywhere-ism and “The horrible sameness of the places we’re working these days”The paradox of blocking out open-office distractions with recordings of people talking in cafés.“If you want to be creative, turn the lights down. You are more creative if you have high ceilings and dark. So if you take all that away, which is usually what they do in open offices…”>>> Ten Work Skills for the Post-Normal EraLaszlo Bach at Google using a data-driven approach to correlate skills with work success…not Ivy League degrees, not ability to solve certain IQ test type problems…“BOUNDLESS CURIOSITY is the #1 skill for the future. The most creative people are insatiably curious. They want to know what works and why. And so that’s the skill you should seek. If you’re not naturally insatiably curious, then you should learn the techniques and skills involved with that and practice that so that you’re acting as if you’re insatiably curious, even though it’s a learned and not innate characteristic.”How curiosity leads to unexpected second-order insights in at-first “unrelated” areas.Bill Taylor, founder of Fast Company Magazine: four styles of leadership useful today.The leader as a learning zealot.The posthuman workplace: collaboration with radically other entities, be they AIs or transgenic persons.The future of work looks like freestyle chess.How and why to be a “deep generalist.”“There’s still a lot of the Bronze Age in how typical companies are run…Bronze Age thinking is still 70% of companies.”Emergent Leadership 21st Century Management, and Liquid Democracy.AI and technological unemployment – a kind of “tragedy of the commons” as we each try to do the best thing for our organizations and race to the bottom.Book: Amy Goldstein, JanesvilleThe collision of AI, climate change, and the collapse of globalist neoliberalism.Book: William Irwin Thompson, Evil and World Order“You have to start thinking about things at the watershed level. When you’re thinking about geography, it can’t just be the outlines of nation states, which are the remnants of old empires and other kinds of craziness. It has to have some logical relationship to the actual world, and that means city states, watersheds, and so on. And when you have that mindset and start to see through that lens, well, the desire of the Catalonian people to have their own state – it seems like an inexorable direction, and the notion that the EU is resisting that, fighting it, well…they’re fighting the future.”The end of trucking and the inevitable riots.Book: Project Hieroglyph, edited by Neal StephensonUsing science fiction instead of futurist scenarios to make different futures truly palpable.Three Visions of the future: Humania, Neo-Feudalistan, & “Just Horrible.”“You can’t talk about the future of work without talking about the future in general, and the future in general is not just more of what we have today. It’s certainly not what we had in 1970.”––Cover Image Photo Credit: (CC) Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com, bub.blicio.us Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/futurefossils. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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30 Jan 2019

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Stowe Boyd: The Ecology of Work

Business Model Sandbox

Self-proclaimed to be obsessed with the ecology of work, Boyd takes us through how we can more effectively design the future of our own work, with a little foresight and planning.


25 May 2018

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Podcast: Faith Forster interviews Stowe Boyd

Transformational Insights

Pinipa CEO and founder Faith Forster interviews Stowe Boyd a futurist, researcher and analyst and the Managing Director of GigaOM


30 Nov 2015

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Social Media Ethics with Stowe Boyd

On the Record...Online

Stowe Boyd reveals his thoughts on how antiquated notions of PR are hurting companies in the online atmosphere, the new ethics of social media and the death of the press release. SHOW NOTES: 04:40 – Boyd sounds off on the new ethics of the blogoshere and how he ruffled feathers of blogging giant Shel Holtz. 07:10 – Will PR professionals relinquish control and join the conversation? 09:22 – Boyd on the nature of consensual blogs. 15:27 – Boyd opines on the most effective use of social media and it’s relation to the broadcast model. 16:47 – Boyd slams the social media press release as an antiquated notion, a holdover from the days of the telegraph and offers ways in which to enter the 21st century. 19:58 – Schwartzman and Boyd debate the validity of the press release as a means to distribute information. Boyd ridicules companies who ignore technological trends. 25:56 – Thinking outside the box:  new tactics for a new era of media. 28:30 – What are the key ways in which companies can abide by the ethics of new media? 30:26 – Boyd discusses the nature of authority vs. integrity in both traditional media and in the blogosphere. 33:33 – Facing a moral dilemma:  how PR professionals should behave in the blogosphere when their livelihood depends on the promotion of a person or product. 36:40 – Boyd on why he is legitimate and relevant. 37:07 – Plugging the Boyd’s upcoming keynote speech at the 2007 PR Online Convergence Confererence titled “Bloggers and PR: Why Can’t We Just Get Along.” 38:31 – End. Photo by Brian Solis The post Social Media Ethics with Stowe Boyd appeared first on Eric Schwartzman.

21 Apr 2007

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Wise Words vol 1 ep 2: Stowe Boyd on Advisory Boards

Wise Words: Lessons in Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital

This week we sit down with the grandfather of mentoring high growth companies, none other than Mr. Stowe Boyd (www.stoweboyd.com) who shares with us the secrets of building better boards of advisors


20 Jun 2006