Debate on the future of Work and Innovation

by Jörgen Eriksson on May 2, 2013

There was a interesting debate on TED Talks last week, between Robert Gordon, Economics Professor at Northwestern University and Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. on how they see the future of work and innovation.  Some months ago Gordon declared that growth was essentially over, with the most game changing innovations having already been invented. In this debate this argument is further developed and discussed.

Brynjolfsson however is more optimistic.  He adopts the approach taken by W. Brian Arthur, who argued that technology can consist of inventions with a direct benefit, and inventions that help us make other inventions.  Brynjolfsson believes we’re currently getting to grips with a lot of inventions that once fully understood will give society a huge leap forward. Click on link to play below and enjoy!

The Future of Work and Innovation

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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