A week in Tweets: 20-26 Dec 2009

Another (somewhat late) collection of Tweets and links, following the ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, the relationship between business and society, and other related matters:

  • SAlhir: Manifesto for Agility (Spirit not “letter” of Agility) http://bit.ly/4CoqPj // Principles behind the Manifesto for Agility (Spirit not “letter” of Agility) http://bit.ly/6EYXIa #agile #lean #kanban #scrum #prodmgmt <good points – also breaking Agile out of IT-centrism
  • j4ngis: Science Daily: ‘Survival of the Kindest’ http://bit.ly/8rGQ2e <implies Kropotkin was more right than Darwin on natural-selection?
  • SAlhir: Aligned Enterprise: Purposeful ldrshp & Adaptive dsgn & Customer rspnsvness & Employee engagement (via @ErikPosthuma) http://bit.ly/63Pjh6
  • EnterprisingA: #EAMantra (20) They won’t really get it until they use it. If they use it and still don’t get it, you failed.
  • business_design: IDEO’s Human-Centered Design Toolkit for social entrepreneurs – particularly the field guide http://bit.ly/6KnJBd
  • rettema: Interesting, combined #Archimate and #BMGEN canvas. Conclusion:The canvas is better than the traditional Business,Appl,Infra layer layout.
  • rlimbanda: RT @Alltop Amory Lovins: How the practice and instruction of engineering must change http://om.ly/dNQe <video, 30mins: limitations of conventional thinking, and what to do to get past them – recommend
  • hebsgaard: The Social Isolation Funnel http://tinyurl.com/y9mwh8hn <brands and suchlike: interesting…
  • SAlhir: RT @DruckerInst: “It is not enough for a business to do well; it must also do good.”http://bit.ly/42AYwC <Drucker Institute: http://www.druckerinstitute.com/WhyDruckerNow.aspx
  • oscarberg: Its easy to copy processes & products, but much harder to copy practices, knowledge & creative talent // Orgs should focus on the things that are hard to copy (culture, practices…) – it will make them even harder to copy
  • bartleeten: Forrester: Open Source Solutions For EA Tool Needs Are Progressing << still niche IMHO http://icio.us/mthkqa <refers to tools Iteraplan and Essential #entarch
  • SAlhir: push mindset” to “pull mindset” RT @agilemanager: RT @agilenature: Kanban Psychology. Can You Say No? http://ff.im/-diELE
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: Dare to be different when your organization doesn’t want to http://post.ly/Fxax <classic business-anarchist role
  • tetradian: <post> “Is Cynefin a cult?” http://bit.ly/6INpWz <an attempt to get the debate on method back on track
  • pauljansen: RT @tetradian <post> “Is Cynefin a cult?” http://bit.ly/6INpWz <- Wondering how answering this good question would solve … what?
  • tetradian: @pauljansen would solve a) methodological problem of discipline in ‘non-rational’ areas, b) how to sidestep misleading ‘rationality’… // …core problem is pattern-entrainment (pseudo-‘rationality’): aim here is to use Cynefin recursively to address this

Technology-architecture and technical matters in general:

  • kvistgaard: RT @EA_Consultant: PwC Technology Forecast on Enterprise Architecture, Modeling and Simulation http://bit.ly/6pK0CK
  • JohnPolgreen: Linking FEA, TOGAF and FSAM for [US] Government EA (YouTube video) http://bit.ly/8J5EJk #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: The annotated world http://bit.ly/6dFaAF /watch the AR videos #ar <not mentioned, but interesting crosslinks to psychogeography, local-distinctiveness etc

Narrative-knowledge, people-based knowledge-management, ‘manual’ business processes and in-person  collaboration:

  • SAlhir: “Communities are human systems given form by conversations that build relatedness.” (@ASmallGroup) http://bit.ly/6ErSTd // “Large-scale transformation occurs when enough small groups shift in harmony toward the larger change.” // “Five conversations for structuring belonging are possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment, & gifts.” <review of ‘Community’ by Peter Block
  • (via @SAlhir, @GoCollaboration)) Unstructured Collaboration is Key to Increased Innovation and Business Agility in 2010 http://bit.ly/8wQxZ9
  • getstoried: Free digital download of my storytelling manifesto! Visit http://bit.ly/storymanifesto #storytelling <recommend
  • oscarberg: Adoption of new practices & systems has always been about the people, but making adoption optional makes it even more so
  • steveroesler: Thinking today about “How To Measure Relationships” http://bit.ly/73Iose <useful language-cues #consulting
  • SAlhir: The Art of Engagement and the Spirit of Innovation Build Collective Wisdom in the Workplace. http://bit.ly/4nuLgj <“it all starts with conversation”…
  • SAlhir: Exploring the “I Inside the WE” http://bit.ly/5Lq3Ay <‘CreatingWe Institute’: video, 3mins
  • getstoried: RT @ThomasClifford Gary Hamel: True engagement = An org’s ability to connect employee’s heart & soul in their work. http://bit.ly/7Gqo6j
  • oscarberg: We don’t communicate too much, in fact we communicate too little. Problem is HOW we communicate, not the volume
  • rlimbanda: RT @wimrampen Check out this great resource of Service Design Research papers.. http://tinyurl.com/yju8295 #servicedesign

Social-media, ‘Enterprise 2.0’, ‘Government 2.0’ and online-collaboration:

  • hebsgaard: A note about today’s Eurostar crisis #eu http://tinyurl.com/y9ryjh8 <excellent real-life social-media case-study – note the random mix of personal attacks and ‘shoot the messenger’ in the midst of useful comments
  • hebsgaard: Gov 2.0 Isn’t Achieved via Instruction Manual #gov20 #eu #egovernment http://tinyurl.com/ydho22n <note warnings about need for ‘culture of transparency’, ‘not a checklist approach’ – cf. Clinger-Cohen problems with US Govt #entarch
  • (via @SAlhir) All the Time(s) in the World http://bit.ly/3lEcKD <useful review of time in relation to e.g. web-interfaces – Khronos (linear time) vs Kairos (serendipitous time)
  • BillIves: Putting More Fun in Your Enterprise 2.0 Efforts http://bit.ly/7FD1Vq
  • hebsgaard: It is Time to Look at Government 3.0 (or Better Understand 2.0) #gov20 http://tinyurl.com/y9sv2oj <Gartner review
  • 20Community: Jon Husband: What does “Socially Calibrated” Mean As An Element of Social Business Design? #e20 http://bit.ly/5lsXWs
  • oscarberg: We should focus more on redesigning & extending existing processes & systems using #e20 principles & enablers // #e20 should close the gap between unpredictable & predictable work patterns & support collaboration & sharing beyond the team
  • oscarberg: We should apply more perceptual beta-thinking when implementing #e20 – why are noone talking about that? // Practices cannot be changed over a night. We need to change them bit by bit, one step at the time #e20 // Changing practices is really all about people, leadership, culture & the power of the good example #e20 // Ambient awareness is key – I’ve got so many stories of large orgs with several projects working on similar / same things
  • business_design: interesting simplicity framework RT @bergerhofer: @business_design Could it be that simple? http://bit.ly/TRbe9

Society and related matters:

  • DavidGurteen: The patent system: End it, don’t mend it (via @gleonhard) http://bit.ly/88nU88 <very strongly agree – IP doesn’t work
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Essentialist Annoyances’ http://bit.ly/82lpyJ in response to Christine Arena’s otherwise excellent post at http://bit.ly/7lGfWE
  • DavidGurteen: Let’s Call It the Humanity Sector http://bit.ly/7431j6 #socialgood /great idea <agree
  • SAlhir: RT @EmergentCulture: Emerging culture will not be defined by brands we consume nor socio-economic status we achieve, but by values we uphold
  • SAlhir: RT @GreenbizStartup: David Brooks: The Protocol Society (NY Times op-ed): “When economy was about stuff, economics resembled physics. When it’s about ideas, economics resembles psychology” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/opinion/22brooks.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print
  • DavidGurteen: If the exploitation of others were all that mattered, evolution should never have got into the empathy business http://bit.ly/5YKXmY <RSA Journal article ‘How bad biology killed the economy’

And, of course, the magnificent miscellany:

  • SAlhir: “Your attention is the strongest currency at yr disposal. If U squander it, yr life will result in 1 big overdraft.”-A.COHEN (@gapingvoid)
  • SAlhir: RT @alaindebotton: Success: to stay sane – despite the many reasons one might not. // RT @alaindebotton: Wisdom – that part of knowledge that isn’t only true, but also happens to be helpful.
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: nature does not design from principles of repetition, but difference … what does our difference make possible?
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: The Innovator’s Secret Weapon: Reflection… http://bit.ly/4I6lqW #innovation <agreed
  • tetradian: Sources of #innovation:  “To remember something you never knew, first set out to forget it”
  • SAlhir: RT @Kallokain @Paul_Bayer – W.E. Deming: “We are here to learn, we are here to have fun, we are here to make a difference.”
  • hebsgaard: RT @rotkapchen @wimrampen Innovator’s DNA http://bit.ly/7GWRmr #innovation <describes 5 key innovator skills – recommend
  • hebsgaard: Who is Responsible for #Innovation? http://bit.ly/4COOTt <some significant questions to be answered
  • presentationzen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations: http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/12/10-books-to-read-in-2010.html
  • tetradian: re ‘cargo-cult science’ etc, is the myth and ritual of Santa Claus the original cargo-cult?

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