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The End of Innovation, The End of IT?

by Andrew White  |  June 1, 2017

I noted a fascinating "Comment" in today's US print edition of the Financial Times.  It was written by John Gapper, the FT Business writer, and is titled, "Chemicals were the...

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The Limits and Future of Productivity Growth

by Andrew White  |  May 16, 2017

Ignoring the politics, a front page article in today's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal says it all: Labor Force Poses Limits to 3% Growth.  The challenge of...

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Productivity Improvements - What We Have Been Looking For?

by Andrew White  |  April 18, 2017

An article in this week's Economist has me all agog.  In "Algorithmic Retailing- How Otto, a German e-commerce firm uses Artificial Intelligence", there is talk and examples of how AI...

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The Role of Education on Productivity

by Andrew White  |  April 12, 2017

Orthodoxy tells us that education standards and general level of attainment impact the effectiveness of the workforce.  Research informs us that such education also impacts the rate and success at...

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IMF Report on Productivity - Flat, Falling, and IT is not Helping Much (yet)

by Andrew White  |  April 6, 2017

If you read my blog you know I have a passion for talking about, and trying to understand, productivity.  Working in the IT industry you would conclude that I have...

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The Path to Productivity Lays with IT

by Andrew White  |  April 5, 2017

The IMF just published a fascinating report, titles Gone with the Headwinds: Global Productivity.  The discussion note explains how productivity has been held low in developed economies for a while,...

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Raising Productivity is Our Number One Task

by Andrew White  |  March 31, 2017

I was reading the U.K. government Spring Budget 2017 report (HM Treasury, HC1025, March 2017) and one sentence stood out for me by a mile: "Raising productivity growth sustainably remains...

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Getting More with Doing Less - The Productivity Puzzle

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2017

Productivity (the lack thereof being the bane of many advanced economies) can basically be summarized as getting more with less.  More specifically improved productivity comes about when the ratio of...

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Why are CEOs not driving productivity?

by Mark Raskino  |  December 14, 2016

Economists across the world are both puzzled and concerned about an apparent dip in long term productivity growth. Their worries are giving rise to frequent business news editorials about the...

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Are we Out of Big Ideas?

by Andrew White  |  December 8, 2016

  I was greeted yesterday morning with my two favorite newspapers, the FT and WSJ.  Lo and behold I saw on the front page of the WSJ an article of...

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