A week in Tweets: 18-24 Apr 2010

The last of the current catch-up on my Twitter backlog: another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, as usual, after the ‘Read more…’ break:

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

  • aojensen: Thinking Enterprise: Paradoxes in EA and Systems Research –http://bit.ly/cLjIxb #entarch #cybernetics #systemsthinking <more ideas from one of the most inventive of the upcoming cohort of enterprise-architects
  • hebsgaard: #Cloud cost arguments are too narrow http://bit.ly/cLDVWs <Dennis Howlett on the need for more whole-of-system cost- and trend-assessment – not just for cloud-computing
  • hebsgaard: Volcano 1, Internet 0.01 http://tinyurl.com/y7xlt6v <some very good points about system-resilience from David Weinberger
  • business_design: Iqbal Quadir (Grameenphone) on business models that bring social change http://bit.ly/aen5Xk < #entarch #bizarch #bmgen – discusses the underlying thinking behind Grameenphone, as a for-profit operation with strong social focus in Bangladesh
  • mentoraxis: An enterprise architect is like a poet, expressing reality in a way that connects with the listener’s experience. #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: Enterprise Architects:  look East, for there are new, disruptive enterprise architectures being born http://bit.ly/aSmXX6 #entarch <‘frugal innovation’, especially as created in so-called ‘developing’ economies – article-series in The Economist
  • CBAtInnovations: RT @flowchainsensei: Useful word of the week: Axiology – the study of value http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axiology <definitely useful term for values-architecture #entarch
  • alphalo: scientific study: kindness & gifting is contagious http://bit.ly/9ldzVc <‘pay it forward’ relevant to #entarch #bmgen etc
  • alphalo: The free,people-run, non-hierarchical,self-organizing, adaptive hotel 🙂 chain – couchsurfing.com, useful in ash crisis http://bit.ly/ckB7bs
  • hebsgaard: William C. Taylor (HBR): Will Wall Street (or the Rest of Us) Ever Learn? http://bit.ly/dhaBPw <reflection on the current civil fraud case against Goldman Sachs #society #bizarch #entarch
  • alphalo: How to design a global communications system that works even when electricity stops running?  // How do u design global communications sys. based on face-to-face communication & telepathic abilities of some? #d4r <might sound silly at first, but if new social/business models depend on internet-type communications, what happens when (not just ‘if’) the communications-systems fail?
  • CreatvEmergence: 24 Characteristics of Creative Organizations http://bit.ly/15lLfq
  • toddbiske: RT @bmichelson: finding the ideas, mantras & frameworks of many enterprise architecture “experts” actually perpetuate EA program ineffectiveness #entarch // Enterprise Architecture delivery (yes, delivery) must transcend whiteboards, rulebooks & councils, to business capability delivery #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Right brain ways 2 engage creative impulse: act it out, dance it out, move it out, draw it out, paint it out, sing it out, dialogue it out
  • jdevoo: Fine-tune value systems and critical states of the group/organization using Theory U http://bit.ly/a7AGQK to achieve #change <executive-summary (21pgs – PDF) of ‘Theory-U’ book by Otto Scharma
  • CreatvEmergence: Integral Theory’s “Transcend and Include” = Improv’s “Yes-And”
  • unorder: All the key strategy articles from Harvard Business Review for free in one PDF http://bit.ly/d6HcY3 <real classics from HBR – Blue Ocean, Balanced Scorecard, Porter Five Forces etc
  • SAlhir: RT @hnauheimer @KatriK: Why Find Compelling Purpose?: http://bit.ly/c5Fty8 via @addthis <vision as ‘why’ in business #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @sprabu: Infosys says “Employee Activism” was always there…but now is visible because of the Net Generation habits. http://bit.ly/cVrLmP <book-excerpt – good, clear, detailed examples of employee engagement at Indian IT-giant Infosys
  • Bonifer: Hopi elder speaks:  http://bit.ly/cjKjKA #gamechangers #earth #hopi <now translate that to large-org #entarch #strategy etc?
  • oscarberg: WSJ: Gary Hamel: Empowered Individuals and Empowering Institutions http://bit.ly/9jqMgj < #entarch #bizarch
  • (via BBC) The Economist: ‘Not up in the air: Risk-management lessons from the volcanic ash cloud’ http://bit.ly/a83ilf #entarch #riskmgmt
  • CreatvEmergence: Great reads on Change Mngt, Innovation & Effectiveness by @jhagel @LangDavison @jseelybrown at http://blogs.hbr.org/bigshift
  • BillIves: post on Forbes Study Says Business and IT Leaders Need to Better Align Their Thinking http://bit.ly/acH0yq
  • SAlhir: RT @EskoKilpi: Communication is more efficient than competition http://bit.ly/bKELKS <about diversity in networks, and collaboration across (nominal) network boundaries
  • SAlhir: RT @HarvardBiz: The Change-Management Challenge of Increasing IT Smarts http://s.hbr.org/dh41GZ <i.e. increasing the ‘IT-smarts’ of general business-users – Part 1 of a very useful how-to by Susan Cramm
  • bartleeten: “Team Design as the Modern Standard” excerpt from “The Design of the Design” << must purchase book asap http://icio.us/butuya <book is by Fred Brooks of ‘The Mythical Man-Month’ fame – looks like a real ‘must-read’ for almost everyone in #entarch #itarch #bizarch etc
  • blomr: “Working on RFI of big energy firm with own hospitals and aviation company. All in scope, so big job!” <a real EA for once! – not just ‘IT-business alignment’… 🙂
  • toddbiske: Product-based EA insight: Customer MDM is a big issue. #entarch // BTW, Product-based EA == EA team aligned with product development rather than typical run the business IT. #entarch
  • business_design: RT @philderidder: plancruncher.com and @business_design’s #bmgen included in list of business model visualization tools http://bit.ly/9IORAN <three very useful tools/models for #bizarch
  • business_design: RT @JoostC: Drawing business models with Google: http://bit.ly/9m7qvq. Based on @Business_Design Canvas. file/make copy to edit! #BMGEN <very nice, very simple: make a copy, then edit on the spot
  • business_design: RT @peterfroberg: @businessi_inno ‘Business Modelling: Value Proposition vs. Value Perception’ http://bit.ly/aOt4fj <good points re #bizarch
  • business_design: Business Model Innovation is about finding new ways to create, deliver and capture value // Business Models that matter create value for society in addition to creating value for customers and the company… <the one crucial point not yet stated here is that ‘value’ is not the same as ‘money’…
  • tetradian: Useful post by @sundelin: ‘What is a value-proposition?’ http://bit.ly/YzxPl #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • business_design: For those haven’t seen it RT @o_Tias: Alexander Osterwalder: the next level in innovation is business model innovation: http://bit.ly/cPTg17 <useful #bizarch piece
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DavePollard – The Lifecycle of Emergence – http://goo.gl/fb/HVy1k < #entarch #lifecycle #emergence
  • oscarberg: Presentation: Being Helpful is the New Black http://slidesha.re/9Bs0PL < #gifteconomy #e20 #bizarch
  • CreatvEmergence: My Divrgent & Cnvergent Thinkng visual: http://bit.ly/bLetYI @Smartstorming on Divrg & Cnvrg http://tinyurl.com/26msjkv <styles of thinking – #emergence etc
  • business_design: RT @sgblank: Slidedeck ‘Why accountants don’t run startups’ http://bit.ly/DurantLives <important for #bizarch #bmgen – crucial distinctions between entrepreneurs/startups vs managers/large-orgs
  • bartleeten: Ambler – Enterprise Architecture: Reality over Rhetoric http://icio.us/fvjac4 <survey of current implementations in #entarch

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

  • DavidGurteen: This is bullshit! http://bit.ly/cWEoBM <great TED talk on the perils of classroom-style ‘teaching facts from the lectern’
  • unorder: This resource has a bunch of fantastic story-generating questions (pg 1 and 3): http://bit.ly/5rb6Bo <practical guide to #story , including preparation, questions to elicit stories, equipment-lists etc – strongly recommended
  • oscarberg: Too little or bad communication -> Lack of understanding -> “us against them” -> no collaboration & sharing -> suboptimization
  • Bonifer: The difference between narrative and story:  http://bit.ly/9OqzD1 #gamechangers #story <“narrative: a flow of events connected to a theme.   story: the conscious ordering of these events to elicit meaning.”
  • Bonifer: @getstoried Steve Jobs (in same 2005 speech) “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward.” <Snowden’s ‘retrospective causality’ in the Complex domain
  • unorder: Video & blog: Finding Stories http://bit.ly/a3v5dR <also importance of trust in eliciting stories #km
  • oscarberg: Blogged: We don’t lack for information. We lack for incentives http://goo.gl/fb/Nj51f
  • oscarberg: RT @HarvardBiz: Management Tip: 4 Things Your Employees Want from You http://s.hbr.org/cWHc25 > I sign to all 4 <role clarity, accountability, autonomy and praise
  • DavidGurteen: Go The Distance http://bit.ly/d4smf2 /great blogging advise from Chris Brogan
  • hebsgaard: Org culture & the challenge of change http://bit.ly/povCL5 (5th in a series) #orgdev #km #e20 #gov20 http://bit.ly/c0Tc8o
  • BillIves: RT @marciamarcia: Here’s how I’ve distinguished formal learning & informal learning http://cl.lk/inforr #lrnchat <v.useful #km
  • oscarberg: It’s official: The intersection of HR and Legal is where all good communication goes to die /via @Crescenzo @IntraTeam <ouch… painfully accurate…
  • Cybersal: Do we have to meet this way? Some useful insights buried in this Guardian piece about the value of meetings. http://bit.ly/dkdt0b <includes useful distinction between ‘manager’ and ‘maker’, and their very different work-timescales

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

  • hebsgaard: Framework and Matrix: The Five Ways Companies Organize for Social Business – great read #e20 #gov20 http://bit.ly/drqnhP <useful summary of advantages and disadvantages of five (not ‘the five’…) organisational structure-types – also “recognise that this isn’t an org-chart, it’s a cultural change”
  • hebsgaard: The Audacity Of Asking http://tinyurl.com/y4lp8v5 <useful questions by Mitch Joel on PR people attempting to (mis)use others’ social-networks
  • hebsgaard: @VenessaMiemis: Open Letter to Tim Berners-Lee: Help Us Build Junto http://bit.ly/bc0HiF <brilliant new collab platform #e20
  • craighepburn: RT @BrandsTell: a nice visualization of the @Starbucks customer experience [PDF]  ~> http://cot.ag/bciFKR #brands <good example of customer-experience journeys #UX
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @CoCreatr What Matters: Collaboration: An opportunity for lasting change http://bit.ly/a5wtEU /via @McKQuarterly #junto
  • jdevoo: ManyEyes: collaborative #visualization http://bit.ly/akxrq1 <another really useful visualisation resource, hosted by IBM
  • alphalo: It might be better for #junto not to be too open at the start in order to help cultivate an intelligent empathic culture // later when people on #junto figure out how to self-regulate culture to be intelligent empathic, it can open up more // it takes time to grow a culture, all sorts of things have to self-organize w/ meme building on meme, bricoleur-like #junto // i like using implicit ways of guiding #junto culture first. explicit ways are more backup. // What could be implicit ‘rules’ 4 #junto culture? maybe somthin venessa said 1)question assumptions 2) see things from others viewpoint <part of a live discussion about design for cultural support on a new social-media tool (Junto)
  • hebsgaard: Recommnended Rudy De Waele’s slidedeck: 10 Mobile Trends http://tinyurl.com/y233wly
  • oscarberg: RT @netjmc: ‘Social’ and ‘community’ not easy words to use with exec managers: http://bit.ly/cUYUmt
  • oscarberg: Check out Acando’s Enterprise 2.0 Quick Guide for employees, encouraging participation (PDF) http://bit.ly/dxWy3y // Also check out Acando’s Quick Guide for personal effectiveness and energy at work (PDF) http://bit.ly/dh3L3D <simple but definitely useful
  • oscarberg: Enterprise Microblogging for Fun and Profit http://bit.ly/dcyJ6c <“it’s cool but is it work?” – the ‘anyone…?’ example #e20
  • rlimbanda: RT @comicplanet Tools for digital story  tellers http://bit.ly/cki3NR
  • joyce_hostyn: are you thinking beyond the website with your #contentstrategy? [new post] http://bit.ly/ams5nR <yes! – another great article from Joyce Hostyn
  • joyce_hostyn: designing web experience with thinking in mind – strategic conversation management #contentstrategy http://dld.bz/aXEp via @aponcier <solid, detailed how-to
  • craighepburn: RT @leebryant: nice piece from @dhinchcliffe on social supply chains: http://is.gd/bERxZ #dachis #e20

IT-architecture, IT-system design and similar technical matters:

  • Cybersal: Interesting piece on evolution of IT department  from @pevansgreenwood  http://bit.ly/cpkVPk <#itarch #entarch – outsourcing, skills-development etc
  • davidcushman: RT @jamesdotwarren: RT @drewb By the way… The Internet of Things: http://bit.ly/cOjGBX <– Essential viewing <good intros by IBM and Tim O’Reilly

Society, culture, business-social-responsibility and related matters:

  • davidcushman: Research: Racism + BNP thrive on low education NOT on increased immigration -Racism LESS in areas of high immigration /via @brianamc <important yet often-forgotten point re #culture #society
  • ChristineArena: Goldman Sachs’ ’14 business principles’ http://3bl.me/weq7yq vs. white collar looting http://3bl.me/psx2sm #Goldman #Fraud <rather obvious misalignment between espoused principles and actual practice…
  • alphalo: Is money the best economic operating system if millions are starving and yet tons of food is being thrown away each day? // If you put the best design thinkers together could they design a better economic OS than money or hierarchical communism? // What is the best design 4 an economic operating system that would take into account that people care & that caring is contagious? // Culture diff. than system.Its the people who will evolve a conversation culture to be more intelligent,empathic,&conscious on #junto
  • oscarberg: RT @iA: Hitler orders that the parodies get taken down: http://vimeo.com/11086952 <brilliant comments on copyright etc
  • CBAtInnovation: RT @skemsley: When Copyright Goes Bad: a video about why today’s copyright laws don’t work in today’s society http://youtu.be/l_C77d7KBHk <my opinion: copyright is a last desperate attempt to treat something inherently non-alienable (information) as if it is alienable (physical object) – one of the more interesting examples of fundamental stupidity in business-models…
  • SAlhir: “systems … exist in our minds” RT @zen_habits: on mnmlist: society, reimagined – how to make it reality http://bit.ly/cxgP3Q
  • oscarberg: Why is growth so tightly connected to our perception of success? Small (even if you’re best) implies unsuccessful // Growth and competition are based on a false theory http://bit.ly/7M3K2J /via @EskoKilpi
  • SAlhir: Many fear Chaos because it confronts the veil of Control and erodes the Sanctuary it falsely evokes. // Formlessness is the extreme state from which all form-fullness emerges.

And the all-important ‘none-of-the-above’ category:

  • CreatvEmergence: Interesting engages the mind. Fascinating enlivens the whole being.
  • getstoried: RT @Kevin_Martyn: Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.  “Mark Twain”
  • chrisdpotts: RT @bb42: Realizing how much harder it is to write a 2 page paper, than a 10 page paper covering the same content. <tell me about it… 🙁
  • oscarberg: It’s tough to be ahead of other people when they react by trying to hold you back instead of trying to catch up <yeah… 🙁
  • rettema: Cognitive Constructivism versus Social Constructivism   http://digg.com/u1TzID [link does not work?] The MIND is in social transactions (Social Constructivism) The MIND is in the head (Cognitive Constructivism)
  • craighepburn: Just heard about this great service for SMEs if anyone is interested – http://www.freeagentcentral.com/ <online accounting for SMEs (UK only?)
  • craighepburn: Just been introduced with http://www.wordle.net – what an awesome way to brainstorm and tag cloud your content #tagclouds #fridaydiscovery <nice online-tool to create word-maps
  • business_design: If you ever have to make a presentation – some inspiration RT @S_Sivakumar: Killer Slide Decks! http://bit.ly/byZNri (via @flowingdata) <very useful resource

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