A week in Tweets: 27 Dec 2009 – 2 Jan 2010

Another week, another year: the usual collection of Tweets and links after the ‘Read more…’ link.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, organisational culture and similar themes:

  • bartleeten: RT @Werner: Vibrant debate whether to prefer longer vacations (like Europeans) or more income (like Americans) http://bit.ly/8YWYBY <#norewards etc
  • oscarberg: NYTimes: Seeing Customers as Partners in Invention http://s.nyt.com/u/Ad2 <important for #entarch #bizarch #bmgen #innovation
  • greblhad: Most orgs have the info needed to create excellent #entarch models, they just lack experience of expressing them coherently in context
  • greblhad: The sum of a business relations is the actual value of an enterprise <good point, tho’ value is also more than relations alone
  • greblhad: RT @sniukas http://sniukas.tm.mbs.ac.uk/2009/12/01/whats-your-business-model/ […] < Why only 3 when each Q is wider than its context?
  • tebbo: Freeform Dynamics linked to most of my writing/presenting while I was there. I’ve archived it here: http://bit.ly/5vi8aB Mainly green/social
  • greblhad: #entarch is the lens that helps focus the forces of innovation into well defined challenges that needs implementation guidance
  • greblhad: Lot’s of the excellent stuff listed in one place http://www.contagiousmagazine.com/resources/MostContagious2009.pdf <marketing-related trends 2009
  • business_design: Technology is an enabler, not a solution – that’s what we techies often get wrong…
  • EnterprisingA: #EAMantra (21) He who favours a complicated framework is unlikely to produce a simple architecture
  • greblhad: Give each a blank paper and tell them to draw your arch.vision. Then you’ll know if the #entarch has been communicated enough
  • business_design: excellent innovation case with iterative thinking RT @HelenWalters: How Mars built its [customised M&Ms] Mars Direct business: http://bit.ly/696B6w <“think iteratively not linearly; forget focus-groups; be your own test-market
  • tetradian: RT @TalentAnarchy: New School Human Resources: http://bit.ly/7ObjdW <good actionable ideas – crosslinks to #entarch #e20 etc (via @BillIves)
  • oscarberg: “Promoting the best-performing employees merely takes people out of positions where they are doing well…” http://tumblr.com/xba55ngpq <points to New Scientist article ‘Why Your Boss Is Incompetent’ – a revisit of the Peter Principle’s ‘people rise to their level of incompetence’
  • rlimbanda: RT @EdNadrotowicz People-Oriented Architecture http://bit.ly/4z8kqd <tech in service of people, not people in service to tech
  • oscarberg: RT @danielpink Harvard Business Review on what really motivates workers http://bit.ly/88BmDH /via @letterpress_se <#norewards
  • rlimbanda: RT @wimrampen “the fundamental goal of interaction designers is to reduce interaction” http://bit.ly/1Ay8sY (by @shmula)  <“Goodbye Customer: Loyalty, Costs, Complexity and Recovery” – about how interaction-modelling and interaction-design can save customer relationships – recommend #entarch #bizarch

A specific focus on methods and methodologies:

  • thoughttrans: Don’t be a fundamentalist about methods. You’ll miss opportunties to learn from different perspectives. <v.strongly agree
  • tetradian: <post> “On reflexive methodology” (applying systems-theory to meta-methodologies) http://bit.ly/4MAvv1
  • greblhad: To learn about the use of methods and to go beyond any particular method one can do good by studying Bruce Lee
  • tetradian: Beveridge ‘The Art of Scientific Investigation’ full text (1957ed) http://bit.ly/7U1vgy review (1954) http://bit.ly/4tgzvF <strong recommend
  • tetradian: <post> “The absurdity of belief” (on working with absurdity, not fighting against it) http://bit.ly/4KwOTx #entarch #bizarch

Narrative-knowledge, knowledge-management and in-person collaboration:

  • DavidGurteen: My KM Network Directory http://bit.ly/8hj06J
  • DavidGurteen: RT @panklam: Inmagic podcast on the Three KMs has been posted ! http://bit.ly/5kJKp7 #km <Big KM, Little KM, Personal KM – strong analogy w #entarch
  • jdevoo: #ff @orgnet if you’re interested in complex connectivity and social/organizational/community network tweets
  • thaler: “The bigger the story, the more room there is for people to locate themselves in the story.” – Michael Margolis @getstoried // RT @thaler: “Connect the past story to the future story, so it becomes a continuity story, instead of a change story.” @getstoried // “Just like every story has a beginning, middle and an end, organizational stories have a past, present, and a future.” @getstoried <apply this to #entarch

‘Enterprise 2.0’, social-media and online-collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @jhagel: “Women actually say things, guys give references to other things.” Great observations about social networks http://tinyurl.com/nrxdg8 <HBS: ‘Understanding users of social networks’ – social-media vs social-strategy
  • hebsgaard: Eurostar and #socialmedia, one week on http://tinyurl.com/ydhy77s <important social-media case-study
  • oscarberg: Participation is the over-arching principle of Enterprise 2.0 and the one that determines success or failure // Principles of #e20: openness, transparency, reputation, freeform, emergence, simplicity, usability, trust // Conversation and immediacy are the two last principles on my list with #e20 principles
  • oscarberg: The real evidence of the value in social media is that when people have learnt to use it, they won’t let it go
  • oscarberg: Who is likely to be most creative – a person sitting in a confined space or a person sharing office space with colleagues? // Why is it so hard for some pple to understand that virtual proximity is important when there is no physical proximity? // The single most important thing social media does is to bring minds together without giving a damn about where they are // Twitter creates virtual proximity by ignoring borders defined by organizations, geography, culture, language, time, status…
  • oscarberg: If you tell people who don’t get Enterprise 2.0 it’s kind of e-Business 2.0, they start listening #e20
  • oscarberg: My lesson from using Twitter and getting value from it is the following:
    1.  Find a purpose.
    2. Find people with common interests, and hopefully the same purpose.
    3. Learn the basic rules and “code of conduct” by observing others
    4. Share thing that you find interesting and valuable
    5. Start engaging with people you find interesting
    The following, which is partly out of your control, must also be fulfilled:
    6. Participation / the number of people who share the common interest or purpose must be big enough to give life to a thriving community.
    7. The community needs to be characterized by openness, trust and sharing.

Social and cultural issues, including corporate social responsibility:

  • oscarberg: RT @janusboye: “Working overtime is not seen as ambitious, but as dysfunctional” What the Danes Taught Me About Balance http://bit.ly/7oZuOz
  • christinearena: “We need to not be naive about how unethical and vicious the old-economy powerful have shown themselves to be.” ~ @AlexSteffen
  • business_design: RT @TimHarford: “How economists betrayed Tiny Tim” ( http://bit.ly/4DR1Aw ) John Kay beats up on Joel Waldfogel. Unfair but insightful! <agree – summarises fundamental errors in current economics

Technology and technical matters in general:

  • hebsgaard: RT @marciamarcia: NY Times review of Arthur’s new book. Rethinking What Leads the Way: Science, or New Technology? http://nyti.ms/5HDn0P <science as ‘codified technology’, rather than technology as ‘applied science’
  • rettema: wow, i like future: http://www.perceptivepixel.com <large-screen multi-touch – the user-interface from ‘Minority Report’ made real
  • tebbo: If you want to know the shape of my new training/writing/editing life, it’s laid out at http://www.tebbo.com/ <important writer on Green-IT / sustainability issues
  • AussiMike: Living in the cloud….great free app to backup my gmail and other email sevices…. http://tinyurl.com/yp5nof <also Portable version that runs on USB-key
  • tebbo: Win 95 to XP had a powertoy called ‘send to’. Needed it badly in Vista. Found a substitute here: http://j.mp/7fs7bI Ace.

And the joyous miscellany:

  • greblhad: Oh how addictive them experiences of past success, yet we all crave the experience of past failures to go beyond those before us
  • oscarberg: RT @ConnectIrmeli: “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” -Max DuPree
  • kdierc: RT @johncaswell: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for today: fostering the belief that all others are ignorant is a great way of becoming one of them
  • oscarberg: Weinberger: “information overload has gone from a psychological syndrome to a mere description of our environment” http://bit.ly/5WeM8t
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