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  • 1. Le “Must-Read” The Review of the Future of Management & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ 25 Bilingual document (US, FR)N° Monthly quote “Reading article: «Our species can’t seem to escape big data» February Replace «big data» with «bananas». Makes much more sense” @bodyspacesoc aka Antonio A. Casilli, associate professor Telecom ParisTech 2013 Why this review ? This is your monthly Must-Read on the future of management and the world of work.Sign up to receive The «perfect storm» which shaped evolution of the world of work - generated by sea changes this free review in technologies, economy, society, governance in all its forms - is forcing Management to change. In order not to be submerged, the manager has to be «augmented», he has to use and master new tools and new knowledge at his disposal. All executives face this challenge. This review is our way to help you. It delivers to you the summary of the best articles we found during the last month on these changes. The Boostzone Institute aims to become your reference «curator», ie to select and enhance the information for you. Therefore any comment helping us to improve it is more than welcome. Management (R)evolution P.2 P.2 Towards Augmented Manager P.3 Economic Paradigm Changes P.3 Social Topics for the Augmented Manager P.4 Governance P.4 Technology Futures P.5 Demographic Changes P.5 P.6 Resources Optimization More Notable LinksContact: Article of the month about Women in Management © Boostzone Institute 2013 Customized competitive intelligence on demand
  • 2. Le “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ N°25 - February 2013 * Click on the titles to view the documents Management (R)evolutionIs it wrong to outsource your own job? Key findings from our latest research on Techonomy, Gabriel Mizrahi, January 28, 2013 women executives“Bob could be anyone—realized that his job could effec- McKinsey Report, May 2012tively be outsourced to a developer overseas. So that’swhat he did. He contracted with a Chinese firm based inShenyang (a hub that is known, among other things, fora rich talent pool in software) and paid it less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary to churn out his code, whichhe reviewed and handed off to management each day, “Last year, McKinsey & Company served as researchon time and with high quality. With all of his new free partner to The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Tasktime, Bob engaged in more fulfilling activities” Force for Women in the Economy. Our message was straightforward: women have fueled the growth of theThe third wave of virtual work US economy and its largest corporations. Furthermore, Harvard Business Review, much evidence supports the business case for gender Tammy Johns & Lynda Gratton, January-February, 2013 diversity—in a nutshell, diverse leadership generates“In this article we describe how each wave came about stronger business results. We argued that leadersthrough a confluence of shifting employee priorities, should focus on their middle managers, creating op-evolving employer imperatives, and emerging commu- portunities that would encourage women to acceleratenications and collaboration technologies. With experts their professional growth on a course to the top, overco-projecting that within a few years, more than 1.3 billion ming barriers that companies, and women themselves,people will work virtually—that is, through rich electro- put in the way.nic connections from sites of their choosing—it is impor- This year, we undertook a more ambitious US-basedtant to understand the transformation under way.” research project with the help of 60 corporations, al- most all in the Fortune 500 or of similar size. ” 2 Toward Augmented ManagerLe Manager Augmenté veut sauver tion entre la culture du livre et la culture des écrans estl’entreprise probablement destinée à s’effacer derrière une culture Info.Tek.Art, Luc Fayard, 17 janvier 2013 «par les écrans», qui intégrera le meilleur de l’une et de« On cherche depuis des années comment sortir l’en- l’autre. »treprise de son marasme existentiel et lui redonner descouleurs attrayantes pour ses salariés. Ce n’est pas Three elements of great communication,une mince affaire... Interview de Dominique Turcq, pré- according to Aristotlesident du Boostzone Institute, qui publie Le Manage- Harvard Business Review,ment Augmenté... […] Scott Edinger, January 17, 2013Il répond ici à mes questions dans cette interviewwebtv vidéo. Il parle de son manager augmenté faceà quelques grands enjeux: le collaboratif, l’autorité, lechangement, la performance et, enfin, la culture fran-çaise dont il pense qu’elle peut produire un nouveautype de manager: efficace et humaniste. »Avec Internet et les écrans, mon cerveaua-t-il muté ? Telerama, Marc Belpoins, 9 février 2013Selon le psychiatre Serge Tisseron : « Quand une tech- “What makes someone a good communicator? There’snologie nouvelle se met en place, elle est toujours inhu- no mystery here, not since Aristotle identified the threemaine. Et puis elle s’adapte peu à peu à notre esprit, critical elements — ethos, pathos, and logos. — thou-en même temps que l’esprit s’adapte à elle. L’opposi- sands of years ago.” © Boostzone Institute 2013Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  • 3. Le “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ N°25 - February 2013 * Click on the titles to view the documents Economic Paradigm ChangesDerivatives: the unregulated global casino today’s young adults are also drowning in credit-cardfor banks debt — and that many of them will take this debt to their Demonocracy graves.”“Pick something of value, make bets on the future valueof «something», add contract & you have a derivative. Europe’s WTF chartBanks make massive profits on derivatives, and when Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden, February 5, 2013the bubble bursts chances are the tax payer will end up “It is perhaps notable that the outlook for 2013’s GDPwith the bill. This visualizes the total coverage for deri- growth continues to sink. However, as the chart be-vatives (notional). […] catastrophic for the world finan- low so obviously highlights, expectations for earningscial system since the 9 largest banks shown below hold growth in Europe have massively disconnected froma total of $228.72 trillion in Derivatives - Approximately macro fundamentals (just as in the US) as nominal3 times the entire world economy. No government in stock indices is all that matters anymore.”world has money for this bailout. Lets take a look atwhat banks have the biggest Derivative Exposures andwhat scandals they’ve been lately involved in.”Today’s young adults will never pay offtheir credit card debts Time, Martha C. White, January 17, 2013“When we talk about Americans barely into adulthoodwho are saddled with debilitating levels of debt, theconversation is almost always about student loan debt.But there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting that 3 Social Paradigm ChangesLe développement des réseaux sociaux vu Half of recent college grads work jobs thatpar Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) don’t require a degree: report Christophe Ginisty, Manuel Castells, 23 janvier 2013 The Huffington Post, William McGuinness January 29 2013 “Maybe we should incentivize colleges to more accu- rately counsel students,» Vedder told the Chronicle of Higher Education. «If you get a degree in business administration, you may not necessarily walk into a middle-class life. There’s a good chance you may end up being a bartender.” World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over Russian Today, January 20, 2013 “Oxfam is a leading international philanthropy orga- nization. Its new report, ‘The Cost of Inequality: How« Les engagements qui nous lient au corps social ne Wealth and Income Extremes Hurt us All,’ argues thatsont obligatoires que parce qu’ils sont mutuels ; et leur the extreme concentration of wealth actually hindersnature est telle qu’en les remplissant on ne peut travail- the world’s ability to reduce poverty.ler pour autrui sans travailler aussi pour soi (…) l’égalité The report was published before the World Economicde droit et la notion de justice qu’elle produit dérivent de Forum in Davos, and calls on world leaders to “end ex-la préférence que chacun se donne, et par conséquent treme wealth by 2025, and reverse the rapid increasede la nature de l’homme » (in Chapitre 2.4 : Des bornes in inequality seen in the majority of countries in the lastdu pouvoir souverain). 20 years.” © Boostzone Institute 2013Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  • 4. Le “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ N°25 - February 2013 * Click on the titles to view the documents Governance Paradigm ChangesWho owns the World? Ten Trends Transforming Government Today In This Times, Noam Chomsky, February 5, 2013 Jump the curve, Jack Uldrich, January 14, 2013Noam Chomsky: “If you study international relationstheory, there’s what’s called the “realist” school, whichsays there is an anarchic world of states, and thosestates pursue their “national interest.” It’s in large partmythology. There are a few common interests, likesurvival. But, for the most part, people within a nationhave very different interests. The interests of the CEOof General Electric and the janitor who cleans his floorare not the same.”James M. Buchanan, economic scholar andNobel laureate, dies at 93 The New York Times, Robert D. McFadden January 9 2013“Dr. Buchanan, a professor emeritus at George Mason,in Fairfax, Va., was a leading proponent of public choice Given all the talk about “fiscal cliffs,” budget ceilings,theory, which assumes that politicians and government deficits, crumbling bridges, struggling schools andofficials, like everyone else, are motivated by self-inte- gridlock—both traffic and political, the list of issuesrest — getting re-elected or gaining more power — and confronting government leaders can appear dauntingdo not necessarily act in the public interest.” and the future bleak. It isn’t. Here are ten trends trans- forming government that promise a brighter tomorrow. 4 Technology FuturesIs it true that no technology ever dies? Origins of the augmented subject First Things, Joe Carter, February 3, 2013 The Society Pages,“Kevin Kelly, an editor for Wired, recently made a bold Whitney Erin Boesel & PJ Rey, January 15, 2013claim on NPR: “I say there is no species of technologythat have ever gone globally extinct on this planet. . . Ican’t find any [invention, tool, technology] that has di-sappeared completely from Earth.”Robert Krulwich, the NPR correspondent who inter-viewed Kelly, asked readers for suggestions on deadtechnologies and included a few in a follow-up article.No one seems to have found an example yet. Can youthink of one?»An open-source kit of parts, for making anygadget from scratch “For Foucault, the mirror is interesting because what it Fast Co.Design, Cliff Kuang, October 24, 2012 displays is both connected to (and determined by) the“The move towards DIY digital fabrication--from Maker- world, yet also set apart from the world. This simulta-Bot to Fab@Home--is an undoubtedly great develop- neous connection/disconnection allows the person whoment for consumers. But one thing it’s missing is a stan- stands in front of the mirror to relate to the world indard system for modeling and exchanging components. new ways. The mirror provides a new way of relating toIf 10 people upload a design for a replacement bolt for things in the world, but it does not create a new spacea chair, odds are you’ll get 10 slightly different designs.” or a new reality.” © Boostzone Institute 2013Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  • 5. Le “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ N°25 - February 2013 * Click on the titles to view the documents Demographic ChangesIs it a skills gap or a bias against all young unemployed people have been out of work forthe long-term unemployed? six months or longer in advanced economies, up from We Know Next, Steve Boese, January 15, 2013 28.5% in 2007.”“It is possible that the long-term unemployed are increa-singly made up of workers whose skills are not suited Taro Aso, japanese finance minister, saysto available jobs. However, if this were the case why country should let old people ‘hurry up andwouldn’t we see some outward shift in the short-term die’relationship as well? […]Another possibility is that the The Huffington Post, Meredith Bennett-Smithlong-term unemployed in this recession may be sear- January 23, 2013ching less intensively, either because jobs are muchharder to find or because of the availability of unprece-dented amounts and durations of unemployment bene-fits.”World unemployment figures set to rise in2013, claims UN labour agency “Minister of Finance Taro Aso said Monday that Ja- The Guardian, Dominic Rushe, January 22 2013 panese elderly were creating a financial problem due“According to United Nation’s agency’s latest report, to the amount of government funding needed for theirGlobal Employment Trends 2013, 6% of the world’s medical care, reports Time. «Heaven forbid if you areworkforce were without a job in 2012. The number of forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake upjobless people around the world rose by 4m in 2012 feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] wasto 197m. Young people were the worst affected: nearly all being paid for by the government,» Aso, himself 72,13% of those under 24 were unemployed. Some 35% of said. «The problem won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.» 5 Resources OpimizationVers un internet de l’energie This smoke cloud is the ultimate symbol of Triple C, Joël De Rosnay, 11 janvier 2013 Greece’s depression« Le mariage de l’énergie et de l’internet, l’énernet ! Quartz, Derek Thompson, January 31, 2013C’est la révolution de plusieurs combinaisons (12 éner-gies renouvelables entre elles) pour que les énergiesintermittentes (vent et soleil) soient compensées parles énergies permanentes (géothermie, hydro-électri-cité, biomasse). Le plus important étant la distributionde cette énergie dans une grille intelligente capable des’adapter en permanence à la demande. C’est cela quiest fondamental.Le secret c’est l’addition de l’écono-mie d’énergie + l’efficacité énergétique + la combinai-son des énergies renouvelables + la smart grid. Celaprovoque une nouvelle approche, une nouvelle matricemulti-modale dont il faut prendre la mesure. »When trees die, people die The Atlantic, Lindsay Abrams, January 22, 2013 “A specter is haunting Greece. It leers over rooftops,The «relationship between trees and human health,» as invades lungs, and nearly glows in the night. It’s smoke.they put it, is convincingly strong. They controlled for as Smoke from fire used to warm the homes of Greek fa-many other demographic factors as possible. And yet, milies too poor to afford heat any other way. […]It isthey are unable to satisfactorily explain why this might the smog of austerity. Greece is literally breathing in thebe so.” fumes of its recession.” © Boostzone Institute 2013Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  • 6. Le “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content & T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READ N°25 - February 2013 * Click on the titles to view the documents More Notable Links- The future of work: quantified employees, pop-up workplaces, and more telepresence Les télétravailleurs font plus d’heures que ceux qui travaillent au bureau Stop knocking curation Communication: harder than you might think Who is the most forward looking country? Inequality for all – another Inconvenient truth? Get ready for the new era of global manufacturing China imports record amount of gold in december on price drop Ces produits qui bouleversent le commerce mondial 6- “One girl with courage is a revolution:” video makes waves Since 1979, firearms have killed 120,000 US children, many more than troops in Vietnam or Iraq & Afghanistanwars (Graph) La retraite sent le roussi (Des propositions du COR et de la communication gouvernementale) IBM predicts computers will touch, taste, smell, hear and see in 5 years The world at 7 Billion: a PRB interactive map Smart grids : la grande inconnue du comportement des utilisateurs How air pollution in China has hit previously unimaginable levels Cloud content extends device life Les fichiers images illustrant cette revue sont tous issus du site SXC et libres de droits. All pictures illustrating this review are from SXC and royaltyfree. © Boostzone Institute 2012Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande