A week in Tweets: 11-17 July 2010

Finally catching up again: last week’s collection of Tweets and links. Usual categories unless otherwise noted.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and similar stuff:

  • unorder: “organizational innovation and change processes cannot be outsourced” Scharmer and Kaeufer, Journal of Business Strategy <v.important for #entarch #bizarch!
  • DavidGurteen: Origins of Cynefin (part 5) http://bit.ly/aumqOK #KM <to quote Snowden himself, “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry”… oh well!
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Context-space mapping – a bit of history’ http://bit.ly/czPiEz #entarch #csm <in part a response to Snowden’s absurd ‘anonymous’ attack on my work in his ‘History of Cynefin Part 5′
  • unorder: The world is not flat, it’s spiky and will continue to get spikier. http://bit.ly/aSbJMD <useful review by John Hagel of a new book by Richard Florida on changing demographic-geographies and current changes in capitalism and economics
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: The #Innovation Hype Cycle http://icio.us/gvxhym <v.interesting phase-space re-map of hype-cycle #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Collective Intelligence as Field of Multi-disciplinary Study & Practice – http://bit.ly/cqUDmX – by @tehnoshaman & @tomatlee
  • SAlhir: The Quintessential Tribal-Leadership Triad: Tribe, Tribal-Leader, and Tribal-Strategy http://bit.ly/9JpYKY #tlcc <aka ‘Tribal Leadership in a Nutshell’ – four short videos [narrated presentations] on the ‘tribal leadership’ concept
  • chrisdpotts: RT @YvesHanoulle: RT @Nalden: People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. – George Bernard Shaw <to me, applies especially to whole-of-enterprise architecture… :wrygrin:
  • SAlhir: great leaders…have a clarity and purpose of vision. RT @mikemyatt: Vision and Leadership http://bit.ly/bGOMTK
  • ChristineArena: RT @davidcoethica: Return on Integrity Is the New Bottom Line for Marketers http://3bl.me/txwbx3 #csr #brands #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Gr8 creative/living org slideshow > The Biology of Business http://bit.ly/dAKbRZ via @spirospiliadis @mjayliebs @prem_k
  • CreatvEmergence: preso by @changeorder: ‘Work in Progress: Thoughts on Design Leadership’ http://slidesha.re/bZ9na5 <excellent! #entarch
  • thoughttrans: Scarlet’s caretaker was interviewed for her latest ebook Parrotology http://tinyurl.com/2byd6mb #bizarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @venessamiemis: What are the Emerging Values & Business Models of the 21st Century Human/Organization? http://bit.ly/brsXTC
  • SAlhir: Complexity in context or content is not simplified by a complex process. <or an overly-complicated process, either #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: How to Use Game Mechanics to Power Your Business – http://bit.ly/aw8aEL – via @jhagel #bizarch
  • BillIves: Book-review: Clay Shirky and Cognitive Surplus by @jmcgee http://bit.ly/cg6Hkf
  • toddbiske: RT @brhubart Bob Covington:  #entarch should bridge silos, not create them.<< Only if those silos should be bridged based on operating model <agree – the reasons for bridging need to be clear and known
  • toddbiske: Question for EA tweeps… Do we need more biz arch and less tech arch, or do we need more biz arch along with current tech arch? #eastop // My opinion: More of what is architecturally significant lies with biz decomposition than technology decomp, but some tech arch still needed. <my answer: more real #bizarch (i.e. not merely ‘anything not-IT that might affect IT’) and better rather than less #itarch – i.e. do proper #entarch, not itarch-pretending-it’s-the-whole-enterprise
  • thoughttrans: #EAstop stop limiting your solution to IT solutions <yes, yes, yes!! #entarch #bizarch #itarch etc etc
  • SAlhir: Don’t merely embrace change/simplicity/complexity; embrace uncertainty as much as certainty;these are the fountains of opportunity and risk.
  • jdevoo: Repository of papers on trust & reputation systems http://bit.ly/9yQmz0 via @VenessaMiemis @rachelbotsman #entarch #bizarch #csr
  • nickmalik: ‘Can Enterprise Architecture be effective if we ignore the needs of the customer?’ http://bit.ly/9JiQ9Z #entarch <recommend (original Tweet was: “To model business strategy well, #entarch must model the needs of the customer. Hence Zachman is not good EA.”)
  • joyce_hostyn: simplicity tipping point? RT @cmswire In a complex world, innovation can be all about simplifying and removing http://bit.ly/b8f0ns #ux #entarch #bizarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Nice description of Spiral Dynamics – jonesthought blog – http://bit.ly/axJdOF via @DavidHolzmer <useful summary, including criticism (e.g. potential for misuse for elitism), references to original sources etc
  • DavidGurteen: Video: The cynefin framework http://bit.ly/aKJdoD #KM <for reasons that should obvious to anyone who’s read my weblog, I just can’t watch it.. 🙁 but it’s apparently very good: anyone have a transcript, perhaps?
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @frankspencer: The futures of Futures Studies: http://bit.ly/aHQGa5 <by Sohail Inayatullah, one of the leading figures in futures thinking – is unfortunately behind a paywall, but abstract is as follows: “Futures studies is likely to evolve through changes in five areas. They are: (1) forecasting to anticipatory action learning; (2) reductionist to complex; (3) horizontal to vertical; (4) from short-term empiricist research to the return of long-term history, including grand narratives; and (5) scenario development to moral futures.”
  • theopengroup: RT @brhubart: Pat Shepherd: Some of the Things EA’s Can Focus On. http://bit.ly/c1ZFND <a useful people-oriented checklist for #entarch etc, from Oracle
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @HarvardBiz – The Miracle of Making Mistakes – http://s.hbr.org/9pcmz1 <another great HBR opinion-piece: we need to structure ‘safe-space-for-mistakes’ into our institutions, to support learning and skills-development
  • SAlhir: Why retrospect? Because our habits can be are undoing. // Why introspect? Because my habits can be my undoing.
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for today: Good architecture is common sense. Bad architecture is complete nonsense. No architecture is somewhere in between.
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore: Five Ways Pixar Makes Better Decisions http://ow.ly/189bj7 <see also @rotkapchen post at http://bit.ly/aKonUT
  • hebsgaard: Revisiting Toyota, Ethics and #Compliance http://bit.ly/bazooY <hmm… turns out that the real failures and ethics problems in this probably weren’t Toyota’s at all…
  • jdevoo: RT @shopatron_mark: blog: The future of mCommerce… is here. http://bit.ly/axiALb >> it’s the service stupid! #bizarch #itarch #ux
  • getstoried: RT @monstro: “monofuturism: the mistaken assumption that because only one future will happen, that only one future can happen.” <ouch… very true, see it far too often…
  • toddbiske: Blog post: Want Successful Enterprise Architecture? Define “Enterprise” First. http://www.biske.com/blog/?p=785 <recommend #entarch
  • business_design: imagine playing with the numbers of your business model in an #iPad app http://post.ly/nPkR
  • theopengroup: Early notice: Mark your calendar for Nov/Dec.  Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference Stockholm 2010 http://ow.ly/2aKij #togaf #ea
  • DavidGurteen: ‘A hierarchy of failure worth following’ http://bit.ly/cVxBUs <another insightful piece from Seth Godin
  • CreatvEmergence: Creative Culture: From Finite to Infinite Games (blog post) http://bit.ly/a8B8Us // “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” ~ James Carse <huge implications in #entarch #csr etc
  • CreatvEmergence: The Power of Colors: How Colors Are Used in (e-)Commerce to Influence You – http://daddu.net/the-power-of-colors
  • oscarberg: “Success hides problems…you don’t need to address problems” Ed Catmull, Pixar http://twurl.nl/4n2jrg
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @mcgoverntheory The only people who belong in ivory towers are captured princesses and even that wasn’t their choice. #entarch #TOGAF
  • kvistgaard: Most consultancy is means-driven, not goal-driven. It’s when-the-only-tool-u-have-is-a-hammer-then-all-the-world-tends-to-look-like-a-nail approach
  • aojensen: Meta-modelling is not only pure deliberation. It is an organisational soliloquy from which chunks of past wisdom are derived and retained.
  • oscarberg: RT @nikhilnulkar: Communication as Work by @vzrjvy http://bit.ly/dj3qyx @dachisgroup > +1 #e20 #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @cdgrams: RT @davidburney: The first strategic question: http://tinyurl.com/2w4rcto #mission #purpose #strategicplanning #entarch
  • SAlhir: Is #purpose really an effective motivator? by @DanielPink http://is.gd/dvVyj <quick answer is ‘yes’ – includes experimental proof
  • SAlhir: The Purpose Linked Organization http://is.gd/dvX4r and http://is.gd/dvX3Z by @workwithpassion #entarch #bizarch #csr
  • kvistgaard: People need to believe that there is value in what they do. But just sharing what they do does not add value to it. <true…
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Context-space mapping with the Enterprise Canvas’ (tutorial, part 1) http://bit.ly/bk3HAh #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Leadershipwatch: Are you creating or reacting to change? Bus #transformation ongoing process http://bit.ly/cCrNod #leadership #leadchange

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

  • unorder: How to get your story heard at work. http://bit.ly/9hMYvS [new Anecdote post] <“don’t use the ‘s’-word…”
  • oscarberg: “Serendipity doesn’t just happen in a serendipitous way. You have to work for it” – Yossi Vardi <yes: “prepared for surprise” etc
  • CreatvEmergence: 33 strategies & concepts for personal & organizational creativity http://bit.ly/bmAfRC via @wanderingalan <#entarch etc – useful and practical detail
  • CreatvEmergence: Creativity comes to life at intersections of known & unknown, logic & intuition, right & left brain, movement & stillness
  • CreatvEmergence: Creativity by its nature transforms. If you want real creativity in your org, be prepared for the discomfort of real change.
  • CreatvEmergence: Presence–full-on, undistracted, spacious, unformulaic, be-here-now–exponentially expands creativity’s playing field
  • SAlhir: RT @mcottmeyer: Interesting Post…  Kanban, Mental Models, and Double Loop Learning http://dlvr.it/2dpHb
  • jdevoo: Ketso: a resource for facilitators http://bit.ly/aCm1yy <a nice physical #mindmap tool for collaborative idea-sessions etc

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

  • jdevoo: Free yourself from technology & channel in #transmedia design – a macro framework by @goonth http://j.mp/alKWUD via @openworld <another one that’ll repay careful reading and re-reading…
  • oscarberg: Serendipity & pull in action: discovered this great post ‘The Long Tail Of Enterprise Content Management’ http://contentperspective.se/?p=506 after publishing this ‘Serving the long tail of information needs with social intranets’ http://goo.gl/fb/eXfSb
  • joyce_hostyn: Some really smart thinking on content strategy & its real value http://bit.ly/aTxkGc (via @UXbooth @thejordanrules) <yes! – now apply the same thinking to #entarch etc
  • jdevoo: RT @VenessaMiemis: UI Designs That May Replace Touch Screens http://ow.ly/2bA7P >> revisit the list thinking of group instead of solo use
  • getstoried: Concept and persona mapping as evolutionary strategy  – http://bit.ly/d5jUqZ #storytelling #visualporn <will admit I’m having difficulty making sense of this – it’s even more abstract than my usual stuff 😐 – but it’s linked to the #junto crew, so it’ll relevant in the longer term
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Harvardbiz – 10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life: http://bit.ly/brLG3J <is also about the importance of being authentic online
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Information is like water http://bit.ly/9LEKRC #aiim #e20 #information #e20
  • BillIves: a ‘Social Employee Manifesto’ from @joemckendrick  http://bit.ly/91dL6h #e20 #entarch #bizarch

IT-architecture, IT-systems development and other IT-related matters:

  • kvistgaard: RT @gaz4695: [ProcessCafe] The Tao of On-line Processes (or how Amazon have got it right) http://bit.ly/d8veUV << offline p. in online skin <very good points on the design and implementation of online processes #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • jdevoo: The Scratch-style block programming moves beyond education: App Inventor for Android http://bit.ly/93loY6 (via @valdiskrebs) <Android-based toolsets for #entarch etc., anyone?
  • theopengroup: 8 Ways to Measure Cloud ROI – Business Technology Leadership http://ow.ly/28cAP #itarch
  • simonbrown: If you have a blank sheet of paper and some requirements, how do you start designing software? http://bit.ly/dsUOps (video) #itarch
  • simonbrown: It’s often missed, but more architectural layers means more things to think about … http://bit.ly/cRiwBL <example is in #itarch, but applies to all other aspects of architecture too
  • ironick: I favorited a YouTube video — Welcome to Metaweb http://youtu.be/TJfrNo3Z-DU?a <interesting #itarch / #webarch concept (made even more interesting because MetaWeb has just been acquired by Google)

Society, culture, corporate social responsibility and suchlike:

  • alphalo: My essay on how to apply open collaboration ideas to social justice issues at http://opencollaboration.wordpress.com
  • ChristineArena: RT @heif: citi owns “thankyou” http://flic.kr/p/8gKmPK <beyond crazy… the words ‘thank you’ as private property…???
  • SAlhir: Recognise the yearning for meaning RT @VenessaMiemis: are we undergoing a conceptual emergency? http://bit.ly/5FpHu3
  • jdevoo: RT @OurWorld20: ‘Transition Towns: Local Networking for Global Sustainability?’ a dissertation – http://bit.ly/aKXO1s
  • unorder: RT @davidrock101: New Scientist: Why you can’t fight violence with violence http://bit.ly/bkxGXv
  • jdevoo: I still find this AidPod idea by colalife fantastic: http://www.colalife.org/ <simple ideas are best.. #bizarch #csr #innovation
  • kvistgaard: Robbery increases by 2% per each 1% of unemployment rise according to a research by James Wilson.

And, as always, the mellifluent miscellany:

  • jdevoo: RT @timse7: The brain of the fly – a high-speed computer w/ unique take on image processing http://bit.ly/dhVnIQ >> attenuators at work
  • unorder: MeetingWords: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing http://icio.us/345hga via @johnt Just like Etherpad. I love this tool.
  • tebbo: If, like me, you’re working on a website for an iPad but you haven’t got one, this is handy: http://ipadpeek.com/ Thanks @elsua <very useful for testing how a website looks on an iPad (or equivalent)… hmm… thanks indeed
  • tebbo: Blog post on creating iPad-friendly interactive infographic on ‘How to handle the media’: http://bit.ly/9MEbdN // Thanks to @elsua, you can now hand craft your own interactive infographic. Here’s one way: http://bit.ly/aTGVzX
  • rlimbanda: “You’re the reason I believe in Creation” is a better pickup line than “You look like you evolved” 🙂
  • rlimbanda: Despite cancer, wars and murders, death is still the world’s number 1 killer #dumbtweet <well, uh, yes… 🙂 (I do like that #dumbtweet hashtag!)
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ideahive: RT @davidhodgson: BBC Science: plants can think and remember http://tinyurl.com/39zrnsm
  • tebbo: RSS overload? Sensible advice from @wordful on fine-tuning your feeds: http://wordful.com/the-real-secret-of-rss-reading/
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