A week in Tweets: 25-31 July 2010

Another week’s collection of Tweets and links. Usual categories, mostly: share and enjoy?

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

  • business_design: user vs customers: sketches of examples on my iPad for upcoming blogpost http://post.ly/ogyB < #bmgen examples #bizarch
  • business_design: Blogpost Users vs Customers http://bit.ly/ct5YWO <includes discussion of business-models for Google, Skype, Flickr etc #bmgen #bizarch
  • eatraining: The 7 Tenets Of Building A “Star Analyst” Firm http://bit.ly/bzuqFL <adapt same principles for #entarch consulting
  • eatraining: Building the star firm http://bit.ly/ctuTre <really useful complement to the previous ‘star firm’ RT: recommend for #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @davidrock101: How organizations spend big dollars making people less effective: http://bit.ly/a3athO <human side of #effectiveness
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba The 27 habits of highly effective futurists | Foresight Culture http://icio.us/5xntfr <not much text – mostly just a list of links – but useful nonetheless
  • Eclectopedic: Paul Hawken quote via @joblessmuse: “A good business has interesting problems while a bad business has boring ones.” <yup… nice… 🙂
  • adrianrcampbell: Example #ArchiMate model at http://tinyurl.com/3xr79u6 for #entarch <worked-example in a business-intelligence unit
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ideahive new blog – The Subtle Art of Provoking Serendipity http://bit.ly/cPh7Vb <practical how-to for #entarch etc
  • bergmart: I’m getting a bit tired of postings saying that EA needs to be business relevant or that EA will move from IT to Business side: No-brainers <strongly agree – even the most IT-centric of EAs should have realised this way back with TOGAF 8, let alone still ‘discovering’ it now…
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 3: Value-proposition’ http://bit.ly/bnZWFh #entarch #bizarch (tutorial series)
  • tetradian: [post] ‘Context-space mapping with Enterprise Canvas, Part 4: Rethinking vision bottom-up’ http://bit.ly/cBrlJH #entarch #bizarch #csm
  • tetradian: RT @togaftm: Dana Gardner: Ross/Fehskens/Hornford: State of enterprise architecture: Vast promise or lost opportunity? http://ow.ly/2gutp
  • chrisdpotts: Serendipity as a major force in strategy. And why a top-down approach to technology is fading fast. http://bit.ly/cW7apH #CIO <slightly off-the-point but useful Economist review of book ‘The Power of Pull’
  • chrisdpotts: A roadmap helps us explore the potential outcomes of our choices. For that, it must show more than one road. #entarch
  • eatraining: Architectural Governance by Principles http://bit.ly/ajZBVb <also arch-design/implementation #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • SAlhir: RT @openp2pdesign: Proceedings of the Workshop: “Embracing Complexity in Design” (2005) http://bit.ly/beQTZw #design #complexity
  • SAlhir: Revolution, renewal, and resilience involves creative destruction, creative reconstruction, and continuous reconstruction.
  • CreatvEmergence: SlideShare presentation : Innovation and the Future – http://slidesha.re/7ISSWG <useful – recommend
  • oscarberg: RT @tdebaillon: “@jonhusband: .. “In the past, change was a periodic event in organizations, and now…organization is a periodic event.””
  • toddbiske: RT @breadedcod: Glad to hear ‘control’ being trounced as an outcome of EA in this session. Making people successful is a much more laudable aim. #cat10
  • nickmalik: @chrisdpotts Serendipity is one way to collect innovative ideas.  Executing on them still requires some top-down work #CIO #entarch
  • business_design: the new non-marketing: nice take by #strategy+business ‘Brand Building, Beyond Marketing’ http://bit.ly/cIqUL4 #bizarch <includes five themes to rebuild trust
  • SAlhir: CULTURE DRIVES INNOVATION & Leadership – Process – Accountability RT @jennifersertl: Apple,Pixar,Culture & DecisionSci http://lnkd.in/j3J46F <much-reworked ground, of course, but a handful of useful new insights
  • business_design: entrepreneurs have one ear open to listen to customers and one ear closed to stick to their vision #bizarch #bmgen
  • SAlhir: The old paradigm is “embrace change” the new paradigm is “embrace paradox” #agile #lean #kanban #scrum
  • bartleeten: Are Your Processes Setting You Free?  Or Holding You Back? http://j.mp/aI9uSk <IT-oriented, but principles apply to all forms of process-improvement
  • oscarberg: In 10-20 years, we’ll be able to see how fundamentally work has changed // When looking for signs of how work is changing, why look at the org chart? It does not show how work is done // The org chart doesn’t need to change for work to change – it’s just decreasing in importance (until a point where it might be obsolete) // When we started with BPM etc, it was because we realized that the org chart does not show the customer or how work is done // When we try to design org charts to reflect how work is / should be done, that’s when we get into trouble // When we started with process orientation, it was because we realized that the org chart does not show the customer or how work is done // When we look for signs of change, we look where change usually happens. But that’s probably not where disruptive change happens // When looking at how Millennials are changing work, look at how we communicate, share, collaborate etc. Forget about the org chart
  • adrianrcampbell: #ArchiMate  good practices  at http://tinyurl.com/37p6ez9 – a must read for #entarch
  • bartleeten: EA to be a Catalyst to Transform the Company http://j.mp/cSUdjg <Microsoft ‘breakthrough’: #entarch is more than just IT…
  • toddbiske: Part of defining enterprise requires knowing your operating model.  Recommend Jeanne Ross’ book:  http://amzn.to/9sJzGb <agreed
  • toddbiske: @bmichelson Didn’t get to say this on call… If most sr. execs manage by intuition, presenting model based view is a tough sell. // we need to focus on decisions by execs, and then tell story on how we can aid those decisions #entarch #cio
  • CreatvEmergence: Nice graphs of Integral Theory – via @frankspencer – Quadrant http://bit.ly/9bMFwL Spiral http://bit.ly/dcwICS AQAL http://bit.ly/dgBB2D <with core, there could be some useful xrefs to other similar-structured frames e.g. Cynefin, Cynthia Kurtz’s Confluence etc
  • aojensen: I find it intriguing how people speak of methodology completeness as if it were talking about a construction project. Reality is, it is not.
  • unorder: New book review on Anecdote: The Power of Positive Deviance http://bit.ly/a3DiTx <need to apply this to #entarch #bizarch etc
  • business_design: “What’s your value proposition to your employees?” BigCorps will have to tackle this question to retain their smartest innovators!
  • kvistgaard: “Behind every model there is an original story, but a model can often converge into its own new “truth”  (ArchiMate in de praktijk) #entarch
  • jdevoo: Para modelisar el #porque RT @business_design: Spanish #bmgen copy will be out in Feb 2011 <definitely useful for my colleagues in Latin America #bizarch #entarch
  • jdevoo: Learned about Simon Sinek over dinner yesterday: Start with Why http://bit.ly/bhFXpG <fundamental to whole-enterprise #entarch
  • bartleeten: The Agile Manager: Separating Utility from Value Add: http://bit.ly/9qjvBt <strong recommend #entarch #itarch – uses analogy of retail-banking versus investment-banking to describe utility versus value-add IT; extend this metaphor to other aspects of entarch
  • theopengroup: TOGAF – Building Blocks.jpg – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://ow.ly/2ig9x
  • business_design: Nobody told me that PhD dissertations are also read, not just written – mine is circulating again 😀 http://bit.ly/cj4Ttu (pdf) <the PhD thesis behind Business Model Generation and the Business Model Canvas
  • ironick: I think I found kindred spirit 🙂 RT @johnt: Eschatology, #Panarchy, Tilt-shifting by @SIIBO http://bit.ly/9p0QsO <agree
  • eatraining: Viewpoint: ‘enterprise architecture principles hugely overrated’ http://bit.ly/bbpAtM <useful Joe McKendrick comment on article by @richardveryard
  • hebsgaard: #Innovation is The Art of the Impossible http://bit.ly/bbpuCr
  • SAlhir: RT @coachleaders: Business culture: Denmark vs. USA vs. Guatemala http://bit.ly/aiJ98S
  • (via @SAlhir) Geert Hofstede: Cultural Dimensions http://bit.ly/92AQiN <v.useful resource for cross-cultural business #bizarch #entarch etc
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh The great question today isn’t: how much obedience can you command? It’s: how much disobedience can you inspire? // Industrial age thinking teaches us to seed too little, and harvest too fast. Turn the tables. Master generosity and patience. // The more unpredictable the world gets, the less valuable your cleverest strategy becomes.
  • SAlhir: RT @tdebaillon RT @weknowmore: Peter Drucker on #Innovation http://ow.ly/2iHz3
  • taotwit: Adrian Campbell (@adrianrcampbell) on #vpect and Archimate http://bit.ly/cx5xz5 <also crosslinks to my work on Enterprise Canvas
  • adrianrcampbell: Commitment based management for #entarch http://tinyurl.com/362ffbm [.DOC] <interesting step-by-step guide
  • mikejwalker: IBM Rational Enterprise Architecture Program http://bit.ly/amADxB <thoughtful critique of new IBM programme for #entarch
  • Bonifer: anybody can ride a good horse. it’s riding the bad ones that teaches you how to ride for real. #gamechangers <great metaphor..
  • oscarberg: The FASTForward Blog – Paula Thornton (@rotkapchen): Rules of Engagement http://bit.ly/9pSpz2 #e20 #entarch
  • SAlhir: TED:Reinventing the Organization(by @Annemcx via @dominiccampbell) http://u.nu/8c35e -MustSee “not just about logic but about the magic of connection”

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

  • unorder: A new story for the story finder, how most significant change started: http://bit.ly/8Y3Oge <business #storytelling for #change
  • getstoried: Insights from world of gaming. Action w/ context makes 4 more engaging narrative than action w/o context. http://bit.ly/c1A7zP #storytelling
  • getstoried: Toyota getting in on the “story” game. They’re doing it right with this auto-biographical series.  http://bit.ly/b3JKf2 #storytelling <extended ads with a direct human story – works well (would be interesting to assess these from an Enterprise Canvas perspective, too)
  • SAlhir: RT @venessamiemis: Wanted – culture change agencies  http://bit.ly/dbLhP3 <also xref to book ‘Chief Culture Officer’, by Grant McCracken
  • thoughttrans: RT @copyblogger Make Your Readers Love You: 5 Lessons from Pixar http://bit.ly/9CQyBi
  • Bonifer: the Prezi CEO makes a surprising presentation http://bit.ly/bIpg4h #gamechangers <real-time learning, willingness to risk
  • bartleeten: The sun-shaped individual http://j.mp/cZucXo <insightful post from Peter Evans Greenwood – recommend #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Having great skype chat w/ @technoshaman about balance between deliberative design & self-organization of emergence & other things juicy <part of a theme I’ve been seeing for some while on supporting uniqueness in #entarch etc
  • unorder: Terrific storytelling with insights into stories and choice (TED vid). Loved the answer at the end http://on.ted.com/8TsE
  • unorder: How to stop executives becoming grammar nazis when defining their purpose http://bit.ly/cUEeYR
  • SAlhir: A tribe and leader create each other in emerging co-creation. http://is.gd/dNAFS #entarch #collaboration
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @curtisogden: RT @RosabethKanter HBR: 5 tips for leading campaigns for change http://bit.ly/bz1aas #IISC
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ffunch: RT @CreatvEmergence Finite players play to win. Infinite players play to create more play http://bit.ly/a8B8Us <<& http://bit.ly/aB4KPq
  • unorder: RT @davidrock101: Brainstorming is bunk. Individuals develop more and better ideas alone than in a group: http://bit.ly/cOBvUd <hmm… think it’s more a ‘both/and’ rather than ‘either/or’…
  • DavidGurteen: The Gorilla Illusions and #KM http://bit.ly/9A0daU <ouch… some serious concerns about tacit knowledge, from Nick Milton
  • DavidGurteen: Real KM : It’s about the match play, not the scoreboard http://bit.ly/bC49vO #KM
  • SAlhir: RT @zards Why Intelligent People Fail… http://bit.ly/wSqyG *via @pablolarah @aquavelvet <useful 20-point summary
  • getstoried: Practical ideas! “@Mike_Stelzner: How to Write a Great Blog Post in Just 15 Minutes (great ideas) http://bit.ly/aw0Pgd via @smexaminer” <a bit simplistic, but a useful step-by-step guide
  • CreatvEmergence: Several models of the creative process: http://bit.ly/9tls3v <good resource for those of us who like models! #entarch
  • getstoried: When memory doesn’t fade, what happens to #storytelling? NYTimes: The Web Means the End of Forgetting – http://nyti.ms/dabph2 <(the article itself is more about ‘the end of forgetting’ in the privacy sense)
  • CreatvEmergence: Great compilation: @William_Hall’s Improv Playbook http://www.improvplaybook.com & some long-form pre-show warm-ups: http://bit.ly/bbNBJi <very useful resources for developing ability to handle ‘chaotic’ contexts

Social-media, ‘Enterprise 2.0’, user-experience and online collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @lindegaard: How to successfully implement collaborative idea management by Karin Wall http://bit.ly/drO1ll
  • SAlhir: Worldwide Collaboration [via open Jakaya toolset] RT @VenessaMiemis @openworld http://bit.ly/aeQXio
  • davidcushman: Information or relationships? http://bit.ly/aJ3n53 <insightful challenge from David Cushman #entarch #e20 #km
  • davidcushman: RT @jmacdonald: Reviewing the Rules of Engagement #mobile #marketing #advertising #permission http://tinyurl.com/35vbt8r
  • tebbo: Read about a good video from @leebryant & @ulrike_reinhard. @elsua The Social Enterprise – Nothing New Invented Here! http://bit.ly/b2MIcw
  • BillIves: RT @enterprise20: Good read: @bduperrin on E 2.0 & processes. see comments by @jonhusband http://bit.ly/9FTDV3 <strong recommend #e20 #entarch
  • hebsgaard: Enterprises Leading the Point and Click App Creation Revolution http://bit.ly/alYS1S <interesting developments for user-driven IT
  • oscarberg: Bertrand Duperrin’s Notepad – Is information sharing a visceral need or a lucky good practice ? http://bit.ly/cel89u
  • SAlhir: RT @jhagel Generations, Social and Enterprise: Adopt versus Adapt – great post by @MartijnLinssen http://bit.ly/cvgNap <mainly about #e20, but applies to other social/business changes too
  • oscarberg: Putting conversation into processes http://bit.ly/afQlZG by @bduperrin #e20 <also for #entarch #bizarch
  • oscarberg: 21st Century Collaborative Enterprises  http://ow.ly/2jelL by @SameerPatel /via @jholston #e20 #entarch

IT-architecture, IT-systems development and IT matters in general:

  • adrianrcampbell: Business trends in global IT markets provide new traction and value for #entarch  at http://tinyurl.com/3989bhp <another useful Dana Gardner podcast/transcript from the recent Open Group conference in Boston
  • jdevoo: RT @codepo8: A readable Git reference: http://gitref.org/ #git #human >> if you’ve tried it before, you’ll know what he means… <software-development
  • bartleeten: Impressive… BlindType, Virtual Keyboard of the Future http://bit.ly/917l47 <self-adapting virtual keyboard #ux #itarch

Society, culture and business social responsibility:

  • SAlhir: RT @venessamiemis: fascinating research – Does Language Influence Culture? http://bit.ly/9yTffn #tlcc <xref classic book ‘Metaphors We Live By’, by Lakoff and Johnson
  • CreatvEmergence: Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st Century Education – http://slidesha.re/14K1J3 – slideshow #culture #education
  • DavidGurteen: RT @SirKenRobinson: Interested in peace and creativity? Take a look at this site. http://tinyurl.com/2urfe9h #socialgood
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh 21st century econ 101. The real deficit is one of meaning and purpose. And the real glut is one of toxic, self-destructive junk. <yup… and yup…
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh The great currency of the 20th century was never money. It was fear. But the great currency of the 21st century is hope. <yes… yet how can hope be a currency? – nice sentiment, but kind of misses the point…

And, of course, the mellifluous miscellany:

  • SAlhir: RT @billy_cox: The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes <another of those rare quotes that’s really worth keeping 🙂
  • kvistgaard: Currently exploring Compendium http://bit.ly/8vHDH4 after years of using Cmap Tools http://bit.ly/y0trW along w/ diff mmapping ones
  • tebbo: My “How To Handle The Media” interactive infographic is now 5x faster (and it was already snappy). http://www.tebbo.com/howtohandlethemedia
  • tebbo: About a week ago, I read that ‘battery removal’ is the best first step in saving waterlogged electronics. Whoever said that saved my phone.
  • SAlhir: RT @jhagel The Neurology of Spiritual Experience http://bit.ly/9yVrFA <interesting…
  • SAlhir: Exploring the distinctions: Meaninglessly Purposeless, Meaninglessly Purposeful, Meaningfully Purposeless, and Meaningfully Purposeful.
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