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Announcing our new name

Announcing our new name

I am excited to announce that we have now changed our name to the Post-Industrial Institute.  Here is a brief recap of how we ended up here: I began my career in the late eighties, focusing on theoretical computer science and software engineering research. Knowing...

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Decentralization in the Pandemic: Forces and Mechanisms

Decentralization in the Pandemic: Forces and Mechanisms

Together with exponential technology development, decentralization is a central theme in the post-industrial transition. The Social Distancing Economy created by the pandemic and government lockdowns has accelerated many aspects of decentralization. People are leaving...

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The Post-Industrial Enterprise

The Post-Industrial Enterprise

We are entering a Post-Industrial Transition powered by a combination of exponential technology development and decentralization. While there is much talk about digital disruption, most enterprises today are focused on digital modernization. Digital modernization is...

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What comes after Digital Transformation?

What comes after Digital Transformation?

Disruptive technologies are having an undeniable impact on large businesses. Most enterprises today are in the process of “digital transformation.” What they are doing initially, however, is more accurately described as a digital modernization. New technologies are...

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Meta-Taylorism: Labor Marketplaces for Accelerating Automation

Meta-Taylorism: Labor Marketplaces for Accelerating Automation

From the late 19th to the early 20th century, Frederick Winslow Taylor developed the first school of industrial-era management thinking. Only about ten percent of workers possessed a high school diploma back then, and there was plenty of manual labor that needed to be...

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