Self Driving Organizations

Talk delivered at Colorado State University on Aril 3, 2019 Slides available here. These days it is not possible for even the best human chess player to beat the best AI chess player. But that hasn’t eliminated the game of chess. There are new leagues where humans play other humans while using AI companions to help inform decisions. Every chess move involves evaluating a large number of different options, which is something AI is very good at. Similarly managing an organization means balancing a huge quantity of complex information…

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My Research

My research focuses on organizational phenomena from a social network perspective, but I frequently deviate and explore other topics. Current work Where do brokers get their good ideas from? A broker is a person who is in a position that bridges structural holes -- a gap in a social network. This position gives the broker some advantages. They can control the flow of information, introduce new people who should meet, or see new opportunities or combinations of ideas that no else sees. I drew the figure below to help me…

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