A week in Tweets: 9-15 May 2010

A rather longer collection of Tweets and links, with a couple of extra items in addition to the usual categories. Preceded by the usual ‘Read more…’ link, of course.

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

  • via @chrisdpotts: From @mkrigsman: ‘Wicked problems’: collaboration, risk, and failure http://bit.ly/cBIHns #itfail #CIO <Chris Potts’comment: “If business units don’t collaborate, should tech providers rescue them?”
  • ChristineArena: RT @elainecohen @3BLMedia: How Johnson&Johnson Should Handle Its Perpetual PR Crisis http://bit.ly/daRiBx #csr #entarch <need to tackle as a systemic issue rather than an isolated one (note also that this is a relatively trusted company, so transparency is even more important here)
  • tetradian: (via BBC) Project ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ http://www.teebweb.org/ – #entarch/#economics/#csr on a global scale?
  • alphalo: Permaculture design principles http://bit.ly/15auan <also apply #systemsthinking principles to #entarch
  • via @alphalo: ‘Business, Resilience and Transition’ – permaculture principles applied to business http://bit.ly/QE5UD #entarch #bizarch
  • eatraining: Metamodels and organization of content into architecture artefacts still top of the agenda on most architecture capability roadmaps
  • aojensen: Interesting: http://www.iteraplan.org/ — haven’t seen that #entarch tool before now. <free download – is actually for IT-asset-management, but usable for many forms of #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @frankspencer: Found this today: 2007 Menlo Lab, “Generating Collective Will 2 Create Future,” Theory U & internal shift http://bit.ly/5ELYNH (1of2) <strategy and change
  • greblhad: A collection of advice received on Capability architectures: http://wp.me/p7ejN-7n <quick summary: the advice (including mine) wasn’t much use, apparently 🙁 #entarch
  • SAlhir: We Need a General Theory of Individuality http://is.gd/c3FPx <..because standard sciences don’t work well with uniqueness #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @rotkapchen: Simon Sinek reminds us MLK gave the “I have a dream” speech, not the “I have a plan speech”. See http://www.startwithwhy.com
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Relationships, collaboration and empowerment http://bit.ly/boY1tA #e20 #aiim <case-study: banking #entarch #bizarch
  • basvg: interesting thought: #entarch : organizations  is like parents : children <not sure I agree, but interesting nonetheless
  • alphalo: the nuts and bolts of pattern language http://bit.ly/aHXBAO // A pattern language for groups, gatherings and network weaving http://grouppatternlanguage.org/ // metalist of design principles related to resilience, sustainability, self-org sys http://bit.ly/bcdyAK <this last is a very useful set of design-principles culled from permaculture, from Amory Lovins’ system-designs, and so on #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Chief Meaning Officer: Tangible Ways to Create Intangible Value (Slideshare by @frogdesign) http://bit.ly/dmmNtD <good!
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: never underestimate the power of invitations to action in communities, there are always people ready to make a difference <a useful point to remember… #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @zenext: The clearer the why, the clearer the how <another extremely important point for #entarch #bizarch etc
  • SAlhir: … common cause … purpose … RT @tomschulte: What Makes an Organization Great? http://su.pr/33JjjF <another useful summary of visioning themes #entarch #strategy
  • DavidGurteen: Lets start calling people – PEOPLE! http://bit.ly/cY99c5 <YES! – very strongly agree #entarch #bizarch etc
  • kvistgaard: 10 ways to optimise: simplify, reduce waste, r. errors, r. loops, automate, integrate, r. bottlenecks, r. org breaks, standardise, r. costs
  • business_design: Blogpost Developing Business Models on the iPad http://bit.ly/aSqSvE #bizarch #bmgen
  • davidcushman: 1 of my best imho;) Books 2.0: The Future of Books and Publishing http://ht.ly/1GM5a please RT /via @gleonhard <business-models and much more #bizarch #entarch #publishing
  • SAlhir: “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” P F Drucker RT @arnoldbeekes: end of world as we know it… http://bit.ly/capdSr <nicely positive view of the current economic-etc mess – chaos as opportunity
  • thoughttrans: RT @sniukas IndustryWeek: The Five Most Important Things You Need To Know About Corporate Culture http://ow.ly/1Ky4M <essential for #entarch – incl. refs to work of Edgar Schein
  • CreatvEmergence: Old paradigm: persuasion. New paradigm: mutually generative engagement <crucial for revised #entarch #bizarch, of course
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Brainzooming: Colours In Cultures http://bit.ly/b079WI <important for #entarch #story etc across cultures
  • jdevoo: RT @laurenweinstein: IFPI: Keep track of the music industry’s views of the Internet, downloading, copyright, etc.: http://bit.ly/9mNEMA
  • greblhad: Did TOGAF9 kill off the designer and replace it with checklists or is it just the way one use it? #togaf #entarch
  • bartleeten: Utility Trees – Hatching quality attributes http://j.mp/9LNPIH <useful variant on decision-trees, using a simple yet valuable modal-logic High/Medium/Low-priority weighting-system
  • hebsgaard: Re-Thinking #Innovation http://bit.ly/arf2F9 <very good read – #futures of innovation in science and technology (US-oriented but refreshingly not US-centric)
  • jdevoo: The FuturIcT Knowledge Accelerator http://bit.ly/b0ztPj (via @klamma) >> better use of data to steer towards #sustainability
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @PsyBlog Boost Creativity: 7 Unusual Psychological Techniques – http://bit.ly/dyxiW4 <all simple, yet all useful in everyday practice in #entarch #bizarch #strategy etc
  • rettema: #BMGEN Valuing Money and Things: Why a $20 Item Can Be Worth More and Less Than $20 http://twurl.nl/rxlcvf Inform Art. Need to be read !!! // Value – distinction between the assessment of value by calculation or by feeling, .. // .. influenced by whether people engage in affect-poor and therefore, calculative, or affect-rich, and hence, noncalculative, processes. <important for #bizarch / #entarch – full article  is behind paywall, unfortunately, but abstract is enough to get started

A brief discussion on a comment by management-consultant Tom Peters:

  • SAlhir: RT @tompeters: “organizations exist for only one reason – to be of service” http://is.gd/c0Fe2 <yes, but service to whom? – a non-trivial question… #entarch #businesssocialresponsibility
  • PG_Rule: @tetradian Service2 stakeholders (incl. civil society) delivering value & debt in all #5capitals. Homo saps can’t afford exploitative firms
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian I think that organizations do not exist to ‘be of service’ which is constraining, but to be of value, which is inspiring.
  • tetradian: .@chrisdpotts In the sense that a service delivers a value, I’d have to agree with you 🙂 – though again, who determines ‘value’?
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian A service delivers a service.  Value is in the eye of the beholder.
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian An organization’s value to society, and to a market, is not simply the sum total of the all services it delivers
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian What did you think of @craigleberry ‘s observation about all architects wanting to be right?
  • tetradian: @chrisdpotts “What did you think of @craigleberry’s observation about all architects wanting to be right?” <isn’t that true of everyone? 🙂 // am reminded here of de Bono: “everyone is always right [from their perspective], and no-one’s ever right [as view of whole]”
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian An opinion which could, of course, be wrong… // Would someone rather be ‘right’ or ‘valued’?
  • tetradian: @chrisdpotts Would someone rather be ‘right’ or ‘valued’? <valued by whom? – hence tends to be more on being ‘right’ (valued by self of self) than ‘valued’

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

  • oscarberg: RT @cflanagan: Reflecting on “trust”. How hard it is to build. How quickly it can be eroded. > +1 It’s even harder to rebuild
  • CreatvEmergence: Best Buy’s radical workplace reshaping. No schedules. No mandatory meetings. Results-only culture: http://bit.ly/brmz6a <important concrete example of radical #bizarch / #entarch rethink on #e20 lines
  • unorder: Four skills emerging from the #mentoring stories we collected: listening, questioning, challenging, storytelling #narrativekm
  • getstoried: “Lose the model: everything is a story” (via @Writelife @greggvm) http://j.mp/bhHdVQ #storytelling <also story for #entarch?
  • SAlhir: RT @davidrock101: Intriguing thoughts on where leadership is heading: http://bit.ly/akBTnk
  • SAlhir: Wikipedia on Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity http://is.gd/c3Hnn (per  @davidrock101: where leadership is heading http://bit.ly/akBTnk)
  • SAlhir: RT @cocreatr: Performance evaluation: a management science reductionist approach to a bizarre problem domain. cc @mgusek555 @pandemonica
  • oscarberg: RT @rotkapchen: Simon Sinek: “Leaders hold a position of power or authority, whereas those who lead inspire us..we follow those who lead because we want to”
  • tebbo: RT @drmcewan: RT @jonhusband: RT @cvharquail “Why Employee Engagement Is a Scam” .http://bit.ly/acahi4 << I fundamentally agree with this +1 <good points, yet it doesn’t negate the need for functional engagement in the enterprise (as opposed to the organisation alone)
  • DavidGurteen: Nancy Dixon: Complexity of Transferring Lessons Learned from Projects http://bit.ly/cyvAVZ #km <v.important, v.practical
  • thoughttrans: RT @nancyduarte Advanced Stickynoting http://bit.ly/dBocmX <nice set of very practical tips for presentation-planning
  • oscarberg: Defining Collaboration: Collaboration as a “Technology” http://bit.ly/cwHqGV by @collabguy
  • unorder: Story work is much more than storytelling http://bit.ly/cpF0Sw #originsstory <applies also to ‘the enterprise as story’ #entarch
  • oscarberg: Leadership — It’s (Much) More than Position http://bit.ly/cGdksE <good HBR post on situational-leadership etc
  • unorder: RT @facilitationpro: Great Reading. Practical and refreshing perspective on knowledge management “Crafting a knowledge strategy that works” [PDF] http://bit.ly/a0mvzM <excellent white-paper from Anecdote

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

  • oscarberg: RT @rossdawson: The Heart of Enterprise 2.0: 8 Guiding Principles for Pilot Programs http://bit.ly/cNuPt4 <useful for #e20 and other pilot-processes in #entarch #bizarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Yes! Finally a shout-out 2 “energy” in mainstream publication – MITSloan > RT @ralph_ohr Together We Innovate : http://bit.ly/9ZWLGu <2007 predecent for #e20? also #entarch #bizarch
  • hebsgaard: (Un)Reality Check … #sm http://bit.ly/aseY7R <video: useful (and very visual) set of updated stats on growth of social-media use
  • SAlhir: Building A Collaborative Culture @venessamiemis http://blip.tv/file/3551444 <video of talk by creator of #Junto – longish (20mins) but recommended re #e20 #socialmedia etc // three key themes: “We’re shaped by our tools”, “We learn by modeling behavior”, “We align around shared vision (common ground)”
  • oscarberg: Create More Value Than You Capture. http://dach.is/3p /via @dachisgroup
  • SAlhir: RT @openworld: Seeds of change (i) RT @goonth From Semantics to Sentience- the road to openness http://post.ly/fsPC #Junto <yes! – very important – documents the ongoing development of the Junto platform for collaborative ideation and narrative-building
  • oscarberg: RT @LLiu: Blogged: Collaboration 2.0: New Old Thing, Next Big Thing – Prelude (http://wp.me/pRbgO-1r) #E20
  • BillIves: Have books been bad for us? from @robpatrob http://bit.ly/azTAwH > great read and age old debate <insightful – recommend
  • hebsgaard: Google’s Biggest Competitor Is You http://bit.ly/ahsm8o <importance of personal social-networks in social-media
  • BillIves: RT @rossdawson: Great reference list on crowdsourcing and co-creation from Clickadvisor http://bit.ly/cyqP7p <very useful set of links to PDFs – key articles/white-papers etc

IT-architecture, software-architecture and technical-architecture:

  • theopengroup: RT @a_josey: Looking for TOGAF 9? Downloads from http://ow.ly/1HN3l or online at http://ow.ly/1HN7l (EPF edn) or http://ow.ly/1HN8E (html)
  • chrisdpotts: RT @carlhaggerty: No Overall Control – a Future State of ICT: #entarch #cio #socitm #localgov #psfbuzz http://wp.me/plAzA-2U <very useful view from local-government perspective
  • iyigun: <post> Does Microsoft have an EA framework, methodology or a EA product? http://goo.gl/C4fY #EA <short answer is ‘No’
  • jdevoo: RT @ruv: Dot-com era data centres consumed 1-2 megawatts. Now facilities need 10+ times as much power http://bit.ly/9hZA2G #ieee <huge power-consumption and cooling requirements – real issue even for IT-centric #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @ivan_herman: The Freebase Blog, Announcing the release of Freebase Gridworks 1.0 http://bit.ly/bpi7zV >> by whiz David Huynh of SIMILE <nice free tool to clean up large messy spreadsheet-like data-sets

Society, culture, environment, business social responsibility and the like:

  • CreatvEmergence: Nice visual of Integral Theory Map – spiral and quadrants: http://bit.ly/cdou8Q <the dreaded Ken Wilber/Spiral linear/millennialist view of human/cultural development – a beguiling but dangerously-misleading model of cultural change
  • alphalo: Christopher Alexander developed a design thinking method called pattern language www.patternlanguage.com // also: using pattern language design thinking to develop communications revolution http://bit.ly/V2Ot <patterns for social-change movements – large-scale #entarch
  • ConnectIrmeli: .@VenessaMiemis @zephoria …disorienting dilemma is a capacity within a network for supporting social #transformation [PDF] http://bit.ly/dw5Qev
  • tetradian: <post> ‘MQ-3: I am what I do’ (part of ‘Mythquake’ series) http://bit.ly/b9jeFB #society #culture #change
  • tetradian: <post> ‘MQ-4: Whoever you voted for…’ (part of ‘Mythquake’ series) http://bit.ly/9kmDIB #society #culture #change
  • tetradian: <post> ‘MQ-5: Money makes the world go round?’ (part of Mythquake series) http://bit.ly/bRh0xK #society #culture #change
  • ChristineArena: Now reading the FULL report: www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr Thanks @dstangis <detailed example of a well-developed #csr (corporate social responsibility) policy in action – also #entarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @yerjokingnet: Democracy is the art of running the zoo from the monkey house. <depressingly accurate, especially under the present political circumstances in Britain…
  • SAlhir: RT @venessamiemis: Trust, Empathy, Altruism, Integrity, Ethics, Love RT @EmergentCulture We must talk about types of social engineering.
  • davidcushman: RT @stevebridger: RT @danmcquillan: herders laughed at anthropologist for using ‘totally outdated’ mobile http://bit.ly/bM1xUC (ht @guyyeomans) <interesting anthropology – impact of introduction of mobile phones to reindeer-herders (from 2006 on)
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @VenessaMiemis: this is not a recession. this is the ongoing collapse of a fundamentally broken system. <+1 agree
  • DavidGurteen: Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference http://bit.ly/dCv08U #socialgood #csr <1hr video of presentation by Bill Gates at MIT
  • tetradian: <post> ‘Are time and responsibility our only real possessions?’ http://bit.ly/dkHDJP #society #entarch

And the nicely-numinous ‘none-of-the-above’ category:

  • thoughttrans: RT @copyblogger Beyond Motivation: Getting to What Really Drives You http://bit.ly/c0gkPN <useful summary of self-motivation themes
  • Cybersal: After one year, am still finding the Office 2007 Ribbon interface slows me down, drawing diagrams in PowerPoint. It’s fundamentally wrong. <agree: not only slows me down with its bizarre misorganisation, it also eats vast amounts of vertical screen real-estate – a real nuisance on today’s wide-screen landscape-format displays – hate it hate it!! 🙂
  • unorder: RT @kristinalford: RT @digitalurban: RememberMe donate memories with RFID & QR codes http://bit.ly/ccS6PP How cool. <nice concept – clothes etc donated to charity-shop, record audio (or video?) memories associated with the object, purchaser retrieves those memories – another form of living-history
  • (via @CreatvEmergence) http://twiangulate.com – interesting online tool for mapping Twitter networks
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @jhagel: Quantum entanglement discovered in biological systems – now this is interesting http://bit.ly/b0mtGR (via@margaret_h) <interesting indeed, given that theory of quantum-entanglement also ‘permits’ telepathy, action-at-a-distance and other so-called ‘psychic’ phenomena…
  • tebbo: Need to create a pdf from web pages? List ’em and print ’em. http://website2pdf.com
  • SAlhir: RT @davidrock101: @curtrosengren The neuroscience of certainty: http://bit.ly/3VSo1x <from Psychology Today magazine, October 2009
  • SAlhir: (Quotes from Mary Parker Follett) “Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety.” // “Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.” // “The unifying of opposites is the eternal process.” // “There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration.” // “By domination only one side gets what it wants”  // “By compromise neither side gets what it wants” // “By integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.”
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