A week in Tweets: 11-17 Apr 2010

Still doing catch-up, but here it is – another week’s-worth of tweets and links, in the usual categories, with a couple of extras, all after the usual ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and business themes in general:

  • SAlhir: RT @umairh: techshop = awesomeness = smart growth = rebooting america http://nyti.ms/a8LZQM <TechShop is the tinkerer’s equivalent of the gym – somewhere to work-out, sharing tips and experiences, sharing the cost of expensive equipment already set-up in situ
  • SAlhir: RT @Pino_Catania: RT @Worldchanging: Resilience and Ruggedness: Why Faster, Bigger and More Complex May Be Better http://bit.ly/ccDAYq <more #futures – recommended
  • business_design: Profit is an outcome of getting a customer’s job done WITH the right business model… < #bizarch #bmgen
  • SAlhir: Deming System of Profound Knowledge: System+Reality+Knowledge+People; that is, System+Variation+Knowledge+Psychology http://bit.ly/9XvNxg
  • CreatvEmergence: 1st the call…then exploration, study, immersion, discovery, engagement, cultivation, sharing (in nonlinear order)…then emergence, embodiment…then change
  • CreatvEmergence: http://shareable.net/blog/resilience-primer – A Very Short Primer on Resilience – via @alphalo
  • enterprisearchs: RT @dougnewdick: Being an architect is  like being a jazz band leader. Give people direction and constraints not detailed instructions #entarch
  • alphalo: Couchsurfing.com has open collaborative qualities- non-hierarchical, emergent, non-owned, participatory, transparent, open // Open collaborative projects can grow much faster. Couchsurfing.com may be bigger than all hotel chains. Similar to how wikipedia>brittanica // Couchsurfing.com is this beautiful gift economy. And like a lot of gift economy projects it breathes trust and community back into world.
  • hebsgaard: Think What Nobody Else Thinks http://bit.ly/dDAQx <nice summary of innovation by Paul Sloane
  • enterprisearchs: RT @AG_Mag: RT @RealiRM: McKinsey: Why business needs should shape IT architecture http://cot.ag/9wmMSj #EntArch < (article requires [free] registration)
  • CreatvEmergence: A (short) Simpler Way – emergence, creativity, parallelism, messiness, order – http://bit.ly/bOI4iK <useful quotes from Meg Wheatley book ‘A Simpler Way’
  • unorder: RT @jimseven Gwilym’s disloyalty card http://bit.ly/90aQiK <a really nice business-diversity / co-opetition marketing concept
  • CreatvEmergence: “We made a mistake; how fascinating!” ~ Benjamin Zander // To the pioneer, explorer, edgewalker or improviser mistakes are dynamic invitations…not static failure.
  • thoughttrans: RT @sniukas Slides from today’s paperJam Workshop on Strategic Innovation http://ow.ly/1qv3gI #entarch #bizarch #bmgen
  • thoughttrans: RT @TCagley SPaMCAST 62 Tom Graves – Ent arch is more than an IT phenomenon, arch defines the ent http://bit.ly/aHgC01 #entarch #bizarch <a podcast interview I did with Tom Cagley back in June last 2009 – was good fun 🙂
  • toddbiske: Good read from @rh_forrester on business capabilities and tech strategies http://bit.ly/8Ycnd5 #entarch #itarch #forrester
  • jdevoo: Spiral Dynamics: Don Beck and the story behind Invictus’ “The master of your faith, the captain of your soul” http://bit.ly/c4Mz9C <was afraid this would be another Wilber-infected puff, but it’s not: it’s excellent, and includes the full motivational model for the Springboks team [1995 South Africa rugby] depicted in the film ‘Invictus’
  • bartleeten: Agile Offshoring : It’s hard work but it works! – http://j.mp/cVVPVz <good description of a real case of Toyota-style Lean applied to agile/offshore software-development – and lots of argument to follow, in the comments
  • CreatvEmergence: Agreed! RT @venessamiemis – nice post on Holism by @frankspencer http://bit.ly/bZGPva <questioning the limits of Triple Bottom Line from a strategic-foresight perspective
  • bergmart: Extending the DYA architecture framework to cover functional and constructional view on business architecture // [@erikproper asks: ‘DEMO linkage?’] // A bit, try to cover DEMO viewpoints in a pragmatic way and also include Business Model Canvas stuff
  • bartleeten: RT @cdetzel: It’s Demolition Time: Say Bye-Bye To Massive, Text-Heavy Requirements Documentation | Forrester Bl.. http://bit.ly/agsG1i #EntArch
  • jdevoo: Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050 http://bit.ly/bBrqBt and  “scenario analysis” Explorers Guide <pdf> http://bit.ly/9LRBbg <a strategic-foresight classic, and as valuable as ever #futures
  • mentoraxis: How to present #entarch to customers? Vital to success. Here is great example. (NIH – US National Institutes of Health) Http://bit.ly/aSgdFE. Other good examples? #togaf #cio <solely TOGAF-style IT-centric ‘enterprise’-architecture, unfortunately, but a very useful resource nonetheless
  • CreatvEmergence: If you do not already know about @VenessaMiemis’s blog, http://emergentbydesign.com, check it out! <agreed – great topics, great discussions
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @rotkapchen: Two great Design Thinking posts from @Rapidinnovation 1) http://twurl.nl/ra01t6 2) http://twurl.nl/a821ak <first post includes detailed case-study in manufacturing in India
  • bartleeten: Complexity. The new world between chance and choice http://j.mp/cgqQM6 <good intro by Esko Kilpi to chaos-theory and complex-adaptive systems
  • alphalo: RT @ComplexitySol RT @juneholley: Will self-organizing groups work? http://bit.ly/dbK90S <FAQ entry on types of self-organising groups and where they apply in organisations
  • alphalo: RT @ShareableDesign  Toward a Resilience Pattern Language http://cot.ag/95AhTj <v.useful checklists #entarch #storytelling etc
  • taotwit: RT @pevansgreenwood: What business hates about IT http://bit.ly/9ECNOz – I tested myself with these questions & will keep them in mind. <points to HBR 8-item visual-checklist by Susan Cramm – useful for #entarch etc
  • thoughttrans: RT @gapingvoid Sent manuscript of #EvilPlans (2nd k) http://gapingvoid.com/ep to publisher. Wow. The hard part is OVER. <looks like it’s going to be another good book 🙂 – first quarter of the book is available online at that link
  • alphalo: Great book on complexity theory, organizations and movements  http://bit.ly/cL2wKe
  • oscarberg: Most people aren’t afraid of change itself – they just don’t like uncertainty, not knowing what will happen to them
  • AG_Mag: RT @jasonscarlett: Gartner analyst Betsy Burton states 60% of EA consulting engagements relate to “family counseling” issues #gartnerea < <irony>’gosh now there’s a surprise…'</irony> 🙂 – I’m surprised it’s as low as 60%…
  • CreatvEmergence: 10 consumer trends for 2010 by Trendwatching.com – http://bit.ly/3V1lWj <done this one before, but it’s worth re-tweeting – really useful trendspotting website
  • hebsgaard: Imperious Institutions, Impotent Individuals http://bit.ly/cRM1HP <WSJ: Gary Hamel on falling levels of trust in institutions
  • mentoraxis: RT @jayincalgary: Realizing the Value of the Business Architecture http://bit.ly/aodtNx #busanalyst #entarch #bizarch
  • BillIves: RT @20Community: Gil Yehuda: The value of transparency #e2adoption http://su.pr/66yU1I <importance of trust #entarch #bizarch
  • BillIves: RT @SBoSM: Is freemium still a viable model for social networks? http://ow.ly/1zqgX <important questions for #bizarch #bmgen
  • AG_Mag: RT @brucemr: Carl Engel of CA FTB at #GartnerEA: “Enterprise Thinking” is what their enterprise wants to do.  EA is there to help manage that. <is about time… tho’ I doubt that conventional IT-obsessed ‘EA’ is up to the task :wrygrin:
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @frankspencer: RT @cascio: New Fast Company piece: Futures Thinking Bibliography http://bit.ly/bTu6GQ <very FastCompany intro to futures/strategic-foresight, but useful nonetheless
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @HarvardBiz: The Efficient Community Hypothesis http://s.hbr.org/aRggEf <Umair Haque commentary on the ‘efficient market hypothesis’ – both miss the point that what is need is effectiveness, not mere efficiency
  • unorder: I overheard a manager say “yeh, sure we have the new values. But what about the old ones? Don’t we hold those true anymore?” <yikes…
  • SystemsWiki: Free self-paced interactive dynamic modeling learning program with online web based model development. http://sn.im/v3abr <more from the Systems Thinking World crew
  • business_design: Cool idea: Business Plans 2.0 – Lean and Icon-based http://bit.ly/9LHZKb (via @shawnyeager) <nice idea: codifying business-plans via icons in the same manner as Creative Commons licence-specs
  • business_design: RT @pictureitsolved: Made for each other: @business_design’s #bmgen + http://plancruncher.com/ + @smartdraw = visual business plans <PlanCruncher is a live web-application that generates a .PDF with the icons etc for the ‘one-page business-plan’

A set of references to themes around the book ‘The Power of Pull’]

  • oscarberg: (via @berendjan @GrahamHill) @jhagel From Push to Pull. Emerging Models for Mobilizing Resources http://tinyurl.com/y9ewfrl [PDF]
  • CreatvEmergence: HBR (by @jhagel et al):A Brief History of the Power of Pull: http://bit.ly/dvjViF. what’s calling 2 emerge, w/purpose, guided by relevance
  • CreatvEmergence: Yes! Great piece on emergence/setting conditions for it – http://bit.ly/bKRfPX via @mjgeek @davidfcox @jhagel
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @jhagel: I’ve expanded on themes that led to publication of ‘The Power of Pull’ http://bit.ly/bYxjv5 <looks to be a v.useful book for #entarch etc

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

  • DavidGurteen: How Students Learn Teamwork, Critical Thinking And Communication Skills http://bit.ly/bj7Tqf < #learning #km #society
  • DavidGurteen: Acquiring a new mindset and new skillset  http://bit.ly/aytr3q <‘agility and autonomy’ – another great piece by @hjarche
  • tebbo: RT @drmcewan: RT @hjarche: Collaboration belongs to groups, while cooperation is typical of a network. http://is.gd/bpBEO > really useful distinction
  • unorder: Learned yesterday that some natural storytellers lose confidence when they think about applying storytelling to business. <not surprised, but I hadn’t heard that stated explicitly before
  • unorder: Why did @SteveDenning abandon #storytelling? Or did he? http://bit.ly/9FqceD <great review of storytelling vs ‘standard’ management #entarch #km (also see comments by @getstoried)
  • DavidGurteen: Self organisation in Hanoi http://bit.ly/ctdMuo /so why do we need traffic lights? <emergence – video of traffic-junction – but note relatively low speed of traffic
  • getstoried: Check out these slides from MercyCorps – Creating A Culture Of #Storytelling – http://slidesha.re/cYFZLC cc @grizzarkhov
  • joyce_hostyn: What’s your story? Designing for a holistic customer experience http://bit.ly/dsQPcg <truly excellent #storytelling for content-strategy, business etc
  • alphalo: RT @CoCreatr: What makes some groups thrive more than others? http://www.designinglife.com/Jack/GroupThrivancy.html by @zenext #Junto #process <‘group thrivancy’ – an ugly term, but the underlying concept is good
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @zenext: Community is about the degree of connection not the scope of consumption / http://bit.ly/4tkQ2N <‘four conversations that build community’
  • getstoried: me too RT @NewNarrative: Added comments to @SteveDenning’s discussion on org storytelling & trad mgt http://tinyurl.com/y2hceb6 #storycon <reprise on a previous link – many more comments, a useful discussion on storytelling and ‘radical management’
  • DavidGurteen: Top ten thinking traps http://bit.ly/9FTPAX <pointer to a useful pair of articles on bias and cognitive mistakes

A stream of tweets by @getstoried (Michael Margolis) from #storycon:

  • Great #km question, from madelyn blair. What r the areas of interest important for you 2 remain current? This one question is key
  • RT @BlairNSCS: Orgs seeking new language bc old language constrains us and doesn’t bring us into the new story. -Margolis
  • You have to ask the right question to get the full story. Indicates you’re ready to hear and understand fully. – John morel
  • Geography of meaning, where are u and how do u find ur way – paul costello // You have to get lost to have a story // Use story to map, that I’m here, and story myself into this room. – p costello taking us down the rabbit hole // Where are we and how far have we gone from here? // Who’s story do you have permission to tell? – Paul costello keeping it real // Scratch that…where are we and how far have we travelled? Are we on the frontier? – Paul costello
  • Story is like real estate, it’s about location, location, location. If I don’t know where u r, how can we connect? – p costello // Stories take us places which is why we need maps to know where we’ve been taken or travelled // Not just lost our stories but place in them. We lost our life map -costello // The frontier of now and here
  • Bruce chatwins songlines as reference book to story life mapping // Name of a place is the title of story. There’s always a story behind the name of every place.
  • Who are the story keepers? Lovely concept, good ethics guidance.
  • Hot damn! Must read from mikey b!!! @bonifer my yes-and to convo at #storycon   Paddles, Balls and Painted Dogs::  http://bit.ly/aujKSC <an excellent piece on storytelling in business
  • The official story, familial story, earth story, and aboriginal story: four diff version of the Australia story- Paul costello
  • Storytelling is also like kryptonite, blows things up…especially in places of conflict – Paul costello #storycon #storytelling
  • RT @jazzmann91: a reason is an assumption sitting on top of other assumptions where it stops no one knows 😉
  • RT @kirstinbutler: RT @hudsonette @pourmecoffee photo from Tibetan earthquake of a girl reading her book is really something http://post.ly/bCls <lovely example of resilience of the human spirit

‘Enterprise 2.0’, social-media and on-line collaboration:

  • oscarberg: In the future there will be two types of people: content creators and non-content creators  http://bit.ly/bHlhl4 /via @rossdawson
  • oscarberg: Environmental Scanning http://bit.ly/dhuy7R by @venessamiemis /via @raesmaa <another great post and conversation-starter by Venessa Miemis 🙂
  • oscarberg: The Future of Social Software http://bit.ly/awzkYn /via @innovate @raesmaa > in the creative economy, (creative) work is play <using game-theory and game practices within online collaboration / social-media
  • tebbo: RT @elsua Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption http://bit.ly/cc9Kyj <Luis Suares at his best! #e20
  • oscarberg: Eric Schmidt: Mobile Is The Future, And There’s No Such Thing As Communication Overload http://dlvr.it/V5RY /via @rickmans <very interesting Q&A interview with Google’s CEO – insightful, even inspiring
  • BillIves: RT @dhinchcliffe: RT @enterprisetwo: #E20 Why Best Practices Don’t Work for Knowledge Work http://url4.eu/2aIzM <another great @elsua post, extending @oscarberg from a couple days’ back
  • oscarberg: RT @tobyward: The need for intranet collaborative and discussion spaces http://bit.ly/c7XiD8 <nice practical introduction to small-KM for everyday business-folk
  • BillIves: RT @dhinchcliffe: RT @mashable: 10 Fresh Tips for Community Managers – http://bit.ly/cQQT9r <another useful and practical overview
  • davidcushman: The transition from linear to web challenges everything – including the very notion of time; how we experience. <transition from a Simple physics-based time to a Complicated virtual-based time?
  • SAlhir: @davidcushman Agree wholeheartedly, time & space, and the notion of proximity, are forming a new paradigm for how we experience reality.
  • SAlhir: RT @nraford: The new Design With Intent toolkit v.1.0 is now online http://3.ly/NewDwI via @rotkapchen @VenessaMiemis <recommend – fast becoming a user-experience / innovation classic
  • smbounds: RT @elsua Why microsharing is worth it http://bit.ly/doH20U <microsharing as in Twitter and similar platforms – article lists ten key use-cases, including reduction of email
  • rlimbanda: RT @Clinton316 If you missed the Evoke Video http://bit.ly/c7dCTY <using online games to learn #collaboration #sustainability
  • alphalo: RT @VenessaMiemis: WOOHOOOO! RT @goonth #Junto will officially begin tomorrow w/ a kick-off w/ @VenessaMiemis & the building of a holistic intelligence engine.
  • oscarberg: 10 Ways to Make a Virtual Team Feel Like You’re Face-to-Face http://dlvr.it/Wnbk /via @rickmans
  • oscarberg: Blogged: How an organization can learn from internal social media http://goo.gl/fb/RvvSG <also org-learning in #entarch etc
  • VenessaMiemis: hehe… we’re playing in #junto! http://dave.parsons.edu/fms/junto/ [described by CreatvEmergence as “merging technology, consciousness, connection, evolution…”] <an important new social-media/social-dialogue tool, pulled together by a committed group in something like two to three weeks – still very much prototype, but amazing nonetheless
  • CreatvEmergence: Thank you! RT @CoCreatr @CreatvEmergence Thanks. Amazing how fast these connections build & radiate. Trust network http://bit.ly/9imB5C
  • davidcushman: FasterFuture Welcome to the No-Time Web: Time is a construct – a way for us to make sense of a series of events.  http://bit.ly/aSRh29 <useful essay on the notion / experience of time as impacted by the web
  • oscarberg: RT @gridinoc: “Don’t listen to Le Corbusier-Or Jakob Nielsen” http://bit.ly/ctb4Yt /via @bokardo <‘engineerism’ vs architecture – great essay, part of the ‘Cheerful Software Manifesto’ – “Cheerful software, above all, honors the truth about humanity: Humans are not rational beings.”

IT and technical-architecture:

  • bartleeten: Scaling Agile (PDF) – http://j.mp/aGVKY6 <useful overview from IBM – mostly about software-development, but usable for other contexts
  • simonbrown: Build processes as architectural health indicators? http://bit.ly/crnKqd <is #itarch, but same principles apply equally to #entarch etc
  • AG_Mag: New A&G article: Architecting for Flexible Processes: http://bit.ly/aphQvv #entarch #enterprisearchitecture <same applies: is #itarch but principles also apply to real (non-IT-centric) #entarch etc
  • enterprisearchs: RT @si_plant: Google site ranking now takes into account website speed of delivery and load in the algorithm  http://bit.ly/acUf3Q <it’s about time! – some pages are ridiculously overbloated – now how about including those damn resource-hog Flash-animations in the algorithm too? 🙁
  • theopengroup: RT @MartijnLinssen: My last blog post about #Cloud and #entarch is getting great reads: http://dlvr.it/TqwX <yet another example where detail-level IT-architecture is being misdescribed as ‘enterprise architecture… bah!!!
  • enterprisearchs: RT @CIOMagazine: Cloud Computing: Early Adopters Share Five Key Lessons: Look, Ma, no data center http://bit.ly/c878Np
  • bartleeten: The CORA model http://j.mp/bf0oqm <Common Reference Architecture (for IT) http://www.coramodel.com – fills key gap to replace TOGAF’s outdated TRM/IIIRM etc

Society, culture, economics and business social responsibility:

  • alphalo: Essay (in beta) of how economics=politics in a gift economy system http://bit.ly/b7NUrw <useful exploration #economics #society
  • alphalo: Money velocity is more important than money. Its the velocity the $50 travels with that determines how many services happens // Money velocity is a point to point to point systems phenomena. Money is a phenomena at one point. // A community can develop feedback systems to bring awareness of money velocity. Feedback can help it adjust behaviors to increase velocity. // Actually service velocity is more important than money velocity. Services can happen without money.
  • hebsgaard: The Case for Being Disruptively Good http://bit.ly/9sWrTr <Umair Haque at HBR #economics #society #csr
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: There is no tribe of normal http://bit.ly/auybWF < #society #culture #innovation
  • alphalo: my essay on the principles of a gift circle http://bit.ly/c6Z1Fp < #economics #society #collaboration
  • DavidGurteen: How vulnerable is our high-tech civilisation to black swans? http://bit.ly/a139gh <..such as volcano #economics #society etc
  • oscarberg: Wouldn’t it be ironic if nature (a volcano), not humans, caused a double-dip in the world economy?
  • joyce_hostyn: Turning the tables. Design challege for developing countries to help 1st world with issues like obesity, consumption… http://bit.ly/dp8fmg <very good point…
  • (via @getstoried) Post by @bonifer: “What he said” – great quotes from Shawnee leader Tecumseh (18thC?) http://bit.ly/cZXJ5J #society

The magical miscellanea:

  • unorder: RT @GoCollaboration: Google Docs Updates with a Drawing Editor, Real-Time Collaboration … http://bit.ly/dokSTa
  • rtolido: It’s amazing how fast “it must be true, it’s in the papers” has been replaced by “it must be true, I saw it on Wikipedia” <ouch…
  • josvanoosten: RT @hiroquay: RT @nntaleb Technology’s double punishment is to make us both age prematurely and live longer. <nicely ironic – ouch…
  • EnterprisingA: #rebadged (8) Don’t call it “asking others to do it for you because you can’t do it yourself”. Call it “crowd sourced collaborative working” <why is it that so many of the great EAs are also great cynics? 🙂
  • oscarberg: “It is hard to be blind, but sometimes harder to be the only one seeing.” (Stenmark) /via @j4ngis <ouch… no comment… 🙁
  • aojensen: seriously, how can I escape this theoretical debris and return safely to earth? Most likely not within the next decade. <yup, I know the feeling well…
  • thinksmith: So true. http://ow.ly/174ubV Trust me. <‘beards as indicators of trustworthiness’ – I would have to agree, wouldn’t I, given that I too wear a beard? 🙂
  • SAlhir: We miss much common sense because we are all too often looking for the uncommon…
  • oscarberg: Respect does no longer come bundled with a position. You have to earn & deserve it.
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