A week in Tweets: 12-18 September 2010

A rather larger set of Tweets and links this time, because it includes a Tweetstream from the Copenhagen EA2010 conference, and several other distinct enterprise-architecture discussions. Otherwise it’s the usual stuff – usual categories, usual ‘Read more…’ link – you know the drill by now:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and other ‘big-picture’ business issues:

  • Cybersal: RT @valuenetworks The Great Game of Business is Changing to Networks, value networks http://bit.ly/9KwXnD <recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • practicingEA: “When IT leads, it’s not EA” – nice quotable Adrian! http://tinyurl.com/28cfd8k #entarch #archat #cio <article by Adrian Campbell @adrianrcampbell
  • tetradian: A comment by @rotkapchen: “There are no Enterprise Architects, only Enterprise Architecture.” <strongly agree – very good way to put it
  • joemckendrick: Predicted a few years back: do SOA and enterprise architecture now mean the same thing? http://zd.net/9Ek0oP #itarch #entarch
  • trevorsnaith: Why Enterprise Architecture Usually Sucks. http://slidesha.re/bk0qTB <useful slidedeck on the need for business-oriented architectures
  • chrisdpotts: The proof-of-the-pudding for #entarch is that an enterprise performs measurably better with #entarch than without it
  • oscarberg: Deciding what to stop / avoid doing is as important as deciding what to do #strategy
  • (via @Cybersal) Nigel Green @taotwit on “Business Change Design” http://bit.ly/cQUefl <strong recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • davidcushman: ‘A world in which people don’t buy consumer goods but instead download them from the web and print them themselves’ // If you thought the disruption to biz models the networked world brings ends at content… // SCRIPTed article ‘Intellectual Property Implications of Low-Cost 3D Printing’ http://bit.ly/3Dprints <must-read #bizarch #entarch #ip
  • tetradian: More by @davidcushman on IP and 3D-printing ‘Challenge of 3D printing to role of the organisation’ http://bit.ly/dniI7y #bizarch #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Context is the whole point! http://bit.ly/cVMeDx via @johnt @ValdisKrebs <applies to all arch eg. #entarch #bizarch etc
  • BillIves: post on US Consumers Really Want to Engage in Online Crowdsourcing http://bit.ly/ciA5cA #bizarch #entarch
  • toddbiske: New blog post: Intelligent Workload Distribution http://bit.ly/bezmoh #bpm #skillsarch #processarch
  • tiddbiske: RT @mcgoverntheory: Enterprise Architecture is like pushing a rock uphill; stop for a second, rock rolls down hill, crashing all your effort. #CIO #entarch
  • BeyondEA: Enterprise Architects – Technology Visionaries or Re-Routed Business Leaders? http://bit.ly/adAk1T
  • SAlhir: RT @AwesomelySimple: 20 years of research on business excellence – all boiled down to ONE picture: http://tiny.cc/ufqgy
  • SAlhir: RT @zappos: Times Square interview w/ Seth Godin about happiness & kindness! Video: http://bit.ly/b3cMR9 <recommend #bizarch
  • SAlhir: ‘Customer Life, Not Just Lifecycle’ (on marketing and #scrm) http://bit.ly/a404aZ via @scrm_ac @agotthelf <recommend #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @jowyang @charleneli: Post by @briansolis on Rise of Social Commerce, including the 5th P of marketing, “People” http://bit.ly/aArMwf
  • SAlhir: The Meaningfully-Purposeful Enterprise http://bit.ly/cpMvQ5 <not entirely sure what he’s saying here – needs further exploration…
  • business_design @Loriana: Dirty Hands = Neat Result, always. http://yfrog.com/n4bcbdmj <“the future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty”
  • thoughttrans: Fun meeting a true Enterprise Architect that gets it. @bmichelson is about to do some exciting things so follow her & stay in the loop #entarch
  • nickmalik: Can BPM be democratized? Can BPM systems allow business to automate processes without “experts?” #BPM2010 http://bit.ly/9r8cFt
  • eatraining: By @richardveryard: The Future of Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/bbCUkc <insightful as usual! #entarch
  • davidcushman: RT @GrahamHill: RT @chr1sa: The myth of Gillette’s razor-and-blade business model http://bit.ly/cw9i6P <interesting bit of myth-busting: hmm…! #bmgen #bizarch
  • taotwit: My new client likes the idea of storyboarding #storyb4br and the Business Change Design approach http://bit.ly/cQUefl – will be fun gig!
  • taotwit: Client: What’s wrong with BPMN? Me :nothing except it doesn’t help you model Values and Trust – often the biggest barriers to change <strongly agree
  • 5Di: Are the  best IS Architecture partitioned by Value Systems (enduring purpose of a business chunk)? <I would say yes…
  • business_design: COOL – Our Business Models Beyond Profit project is raising from the dead: All about combining profits AND impact!!! // Business Models Beyond Profit: http://www.businessmodelsbeyondprofit.com/ About making profits AND changing the world at the same time
  • tebbo: Help to create a new cleantech taxonomy http://bit.ly/aOm7Z3 <eg. is relevant for #entarch #bizarch etc in those domains
  • eatraining: EA: Prevention is better than cure http://bit.ly/cpfG9w <yup – agreed #entarch #bizarch #itarch etc
  • SAlhir: RT @innovate Ideas/Intellectual Property – TheNew Product? – http://ht.ly/2FaJq – Jeffrey Phillips – #innovation #ideas #mgmt #ip #npd #mktg <yet another example of someone’s inability to understand the difference between a physical ‘product’ (which sort-of works within mainstream economics) and so-called ‘intellectual property’ (which doesn’t…)
  • vernaallee: @taotwit regarding value network analysis – there is an open resource site on this at www.openvaluenetworks.com < #valuenetworks for #entarch etc
  • greblhad: EA is not about The Business or The IT, it’s about finding an approach to exploit change across the whole spectrum of reality.
  • vernaallee: RT @Graham_Horton: In my opinion, asking “Is #innovation organic or managed?” is like asking “Is the ocean deep or wide?” http://bit.ly/aBE9sW
  • Bonifer: RT @Cnvrgnc: We talk about connecting the dots but what’s often missing is discussing the process by which the dots actually get connected. <yes, exactly. #entarch
  • business_design: ‘Creating value in the age of distributed capitalism’ by Zuboff in @McKQuarterly http://bit.ly/bkXj6D [regn required] #bizarch #entarch #economy
  • JohnPolgreen: Confusion [about] term ‘‘enterprise’’. An extended enterprise nowadays frequently includes partners, suppliers, and customers. #TOGAF 9 <yup – the greatest problem with current #entarch is that it doesn’t understand what an enterprise actually is…
  • chrisdpotts: “Thank you for calling our 24/7 helpline. Our opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday.” <well, yes, exactly… #bizarch #fail
  • taotwit: Peter Sandman: ‘risk = hazard + outrage’   http://bit.ly/dwDcKN >> me thinking about where this fits in business change design <to me a large part of #entarch #bizarch is around management of the risk/opportunity trade-offs, also EA helps identify ‘anti-client’ risks etc
  • mikerollings: blog post “Self-organized Learning – linkages to success in the new economy” http://bit.ly/cerxEt <insightful #entarch
  • SAlhir: Catastrophe Theory As Model For Describing Consumer Behavior [1978] @GrahamHill @nedkumar @wimrampen http://tinyurl.com/33yy74b <early and v.insightful example of complexity-theory applied to #bmgen #bizarch – note implications in current #socmedia etc

A sequence of Tweets – mostly from Peter Norregaard – from the Danish IT Society EA2010 conference in Copnhagen:

  • gotze: @kdierc Good idea. Let’s use hashtag #EAcph for EA2010 conference in Copenhagen http://j.mp/cMF02g Not sure how many here are tweeting
  • Cybersal: Following tweets from EA2010 conference in Copenhagen #entarch
  • bergmart: Delivered my speech at EA2010, now ready to listen to Chris Ford, VP Open Group
  • peternorregaard: OpenGroup [Chris Forde]: If you are going to use TOGAF out the box, you are getting into trouble really fast #entarch #itarch
  • peternorregaard: OpenGroup’s Chris Forde seems to be confusing the presentation-screen with a teleprompter 🙂 // Can TOGAF be easily communicated? OpenGroup’s Chris Forde text-stuffed slides does not communicate that message convincingly
  • peternorregaard: So far, all presenters today has mentioned inter-personal communication as a prerequisite for doing any architecture. Do you do that?
  • gotze: RT @bergmart: Here you can find the EA2010 stuff http://j.mp/a45iG6 <note: in Danish
  • peternorregaard: OpenGroup’s Chris Forde: “The classic conversation is Bus<->IT alignment. I would love for business-units be aligned themselves”
  • bergmart: Chris Forde is saying that TOGAF is gonna follow a model approach in order to customize it more easily
  • peternorregaard: Me, two years ago: “Where is guidance for cutting eg. #TOGAF down to size?” Today, Chris Forde: Next big thing for TOGAF is guidance
  • peternorregaard: DONG Energy: EA is not for juniors. Me: Agree
  • peternorregaard: DONG Energy: EA key skills: 1) senior IT-exp., 2) business-understanding, 3) personal skills for doing the pushing through opposition
  • bergmart: @kdierc They all present in English! <not all, apparently – but most, yes
  • peternorregaard: @Kasperhogsberg Young EA’s? You got to earn your spurs – just like new project leaders got to. Be humble when using EA-frameworks
  • peternorregaard: Nato/Olaf Kruidhof: 5 years ago, ent.arch. could impress the customer with complex diagrams. No more – need to explain business value
  • peternorregaard: NATO/Olaf Kruidhof: Generals (customers) will not look at complicated diagrams – even when problem is complex. The simpler the better
  • peternorregaard: NATO/Olaf Kruidhof: EA must be useful and robust. If need to choose: Better to be useful & wrong than not relevant & right
  • eagov: Day 2: Hoping to see more hands-on cases at the Danish IT Society’s EA-conf today
  • peternorregaard: DHL/Head of architecture Adrian Apthorp is speaking at #EAcph about the cost of uncoordinated change
  • peternorregaard: DHL: Architecture defines a decision space for the projects in order to avoid sub-optimization. Me: That makes sense
  • peternorregaard: DHL: Important to identify the stable elements of the target architecture
  • peternorregaard: DHL: Relate EA to other disciplines and measurement, e.g. people-training and KPI’s
  • Kasperhogsberg: Yngvar Skar TRYG: EA doesn’t need more models, but more communication
  • peternorregaard: Yngvar Skar TRYG is using EA big time for a major transformation project
  • peternorregaard: Yngvar Skar TRYG: EA is nicely integrated with portfolio management and risk management
  • peternorregaard: Sharen Evans: A good architect sees future business ideas before they hit you.
  • peternorregaard: Sharon Evans: as a new chief architect be humble and try to understand first
  • peternorregaard: Sharon Evans: GGWB is an EA-essential.  GGWB: Giving Good White Board 🙂
  • peternorregaard: Sharon Evans: You need to really know business numbers. ROI is just one of them

A discussion on the relationship between strategy and enterprise-architecture, starting from a question by Oscar Berg:

  • oscarberg: what good is a strategy if you don’t have a vision, an idea about what role you might play in the future? #strategy <also key for #entarch #bizarch etc
  • chrisdpotts: @oscarberg I’ve experienced great strategies that did not depend on having a vision. // Also, a great test of a vision is whether it is visual. Only some vision statements pass this test.
  • oscarberg: @chrisdpotts true. And a vision that people can’t envision is of little help.
  • chrisdpotts: @oscarberg More, a clear understanding of what constitutes success (e.g. in case you’re already there, & your strategy is to preserve it).
  • thoughttrans: @oscarberg Your vision may be out of sorts with your values/purpose…your why and that will really mean you are on the wrong track.
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian What’ s your answer to the @oscarberg question re. strategy & vision?
  • tetradian: @chrisdpotts @oscarberg re strategy & vision, depends what you mean by ‘vision’ 🙂 a) picture of ‘future-state’, b) perm ‘guiding light’..? // type-A ‘vision’ comes after strategy, type-B comes before it (in fact strategy must be validated against it)
  • oscarberg: @tetradian I mean that enterprises need to think about how the future might be like & what role they’ll play in it
  • tetradian: .@oscarberg “enterprises need to think about future [&] role” – ie. routine futures-work – see eg. Shell scenarios http://bit.ly/9hCRzs
  • thoughttrans: @oscarberg @tetradian @chrisdpotts knowing their central ‘why’ comes before vision of where they fit in the future
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian Why *must* a strategy be validated against a vision?
  • tetradian: @chrisdpotts “why must strategy be validated against vision?”  – b/c [ISO-9000 or ‘type-B’] vision *defines* the enterprise… // …if strategy doesn’t align with that vision, it’s a strategy for the wrong enterprise… not a good idea! #entarch #bizarch
  • nickmalik: @tetradian @chrisdpotts re strategy vs vision – If Business Model reflects vision, then strat-to-Business model alignment is OK #entarch
  • greblhad: There is no Us and Them or #BizArch and #EntArch when it comes to strategy and change.
  • flowchainsensei: @tetradian @greblhad Or have moved beyond the zero-sum game of projects entirely

Another enterprise-architecture discussion rolling around our usual complaints about IT-centric ‘enterprise’-architecture:

  • thoughttrans: Enterprise Architecture is NOT an IT discipline … UGH when will that be understood? <still a long uphill struggle…
  • rtolido: @tetradian @thoughttrans Let’s be honest here: Enterprise Architecture SHOULD not be an IT discipline, in practice it definitely is…
  • tetradian: @rtolido if a so-called ‘enterprise architecture’ is an *IT* discipline, then by definition it isn’t *enterprise*-architecture, is it?
  • rtolido: @tetradian Rightfully so. There is a gap between definition / ambition and where we really are as a profession…
  • tetradian: @rtolido re “gap between definition/ambition and where we are” in #entarch, agreed – so what do/should/can we do about that gap?
  • aleksb6: @tetradian @thoughttrans #entarch will continue to be perceived as #IT discipline as long as it reports through IT, right or not
  • tetradian: @aleksb6 if something is not right in the org, and we *know* it’s not right, isn’t it our duty as architects to fight against it? #entarch
  • aleksb6: @tetradian perhaps, but is there is “right” or “wrong” in organizational development context? #entarch depends to stakeholder perceptions
  • tetradian: @aleksb6 “is there ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in org.dev. context?” – ‘wrong’ #entarch = increased risk / decreased opportunity etc … // …is not just ‘stakeholder perception’ – ‘term-hijacks’ such as ‘EA=IT’ can kill the org, or worse http://bit.ly/aEvrvg #entarch
  • aleksb6: @tetradian increased risk/decreased opportunity not ‘right’/’wrong’, but investment mgmt decisions – #entarch is not a decision making org // … and as far as I’m aware, there are no instances of business #failure because of incorrect positioning of #entarch …
  • tetradian: @aleksb6 agreed #entarch is decision-support, not decision-making – failures not incorrect posn of entarch, but incorrect boundaries
  • StevenvtVeld: @rtolido @tetradian   #entarch is by and for IT-professionals. Unable to change. We do need a business based approach. Other professionals.
  • tetradian: @StevenvtVeld is insane term-hijack: if “#entarch is by & for IT-professionals”, what do we now call the architecture of the enterprise? // important: enterprise-wide IT-architecture should never be described as enterprise-architecture – is illegal ‘passing-off’ etc
  • rtolido: @StevenvtVeld @tetradian #entarch Indeed, we need other professionals. We may need to defy ourselves first in order to let the others in.
  • StevenvtVeld: @tetradian Fully agree. Discussed use IT-Ent Arch in The Open Group Miami 4 years ago for this exact reason. Idea failed. #Entarch @rtolido
  • StevenvtVeld: @tetradian Agree again, but this is what is happening in practice. IT-pros use term enterprise any way they can in their IT-world. #entarch
  • StevenvtVeld: @rtolido Why should IT-profs defy themselves? Let them do their jobs, and accept there are other people doing other jobs @tetradian #entarch
  • tetradian: @StevenvtVeld the real complaint is that someone else has hijacked our job-title for something that doesn’t mean the same at all… // …makes doing *our* job very difficult indeed, because the term-hijack leaves people confused about what we do

And yet another enterprise-architecture discussion, this one starting from an assertion by David Linthicum that service-oriented architecture (SOA) and enterprise-architecture (EA) were now one and the same:

  • joemckendrick: RT @DavidLinthicum “Do #SOA and #entarch now mean the same thing?” Yes they do. http://bit.ly/awzAtc <NO THEY DON’T!!! – yet another rehash of the same flogging-a-dead-horse IT-centrism…
  • DavidLinthicum: RT @tetradian: RT @joemckendrick: RT “Do #SOA and #entarch now mean the same thing?”  http://bit.ly/awzAtc <-Saying  SOA is good EA. No?
  • tetradian: @DavidLinthicum yes, SOA is usually good EA. Title and article imply EA=SOA=IT: that’s a definite v.loud ‘No’ – multi-way term-hijack error // (on SOA beyond IT and at whole-of-enterprise scope, see my book “The Service-Oriented Enterprise” http://bit.ly/4G3LI )
  • nickmalik: thx @tetradian for pointing out @DavidLinthicum – SOA *is* good IT arch but EA is far more than IT arch, so SOA != EA.
  • DavidLinthicum: RT @nickmalik & @tetradian SOA *is* good IT arch but EA is far more than IT arch, so SOA != EA.<-Love to hear where SOA stops and EA starts.
  • tetradian: @DavidLinthicum SOA is a (useful) *style* of architecture, not architecture itself – EA must include what happens when the power goes down..

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

  • DavidGurteen: Limitations of the Scientific Method http://bit.ly/a6QM9E <a useful reminder – not least that it does have significant limitations…
  • getstoried: What new possibilities emerge in the process of dreaming the future – as a memory of what is to come? #storytelling #reinvention
  • tetradian: ‘In order to remember something you never knew, first set out to forget it’ – seriously-sideways tactic, but it works…
  • SAlhir: RT @SemiraSK @timkastelle: Dan Pink’s Interview with Bob Sutton – excellent! http://bit.ly/bnr96h <author of ‘Drive’ interviews author of ‘Good Boss, Bad Boss’ – definitely worth reading
  • CreatvEmergence: Generative world views hold elegant BOTHs – free will & destiny, nature & nurture, anything & its opposite – & still work.
  • CreatvEmergence: Our foundational myths/metaphors/stories/beliefs directly impact what & how we create. New foundations => new output.
  • oscarberg: RT @jbowles: RT @humancapleague  Empathic leadership means better talent management and higher profitability. http://su.pr/1CjdIg <also discusses #economics #motivation
  • Eclectopedic: RT @hrheingold Personal futures simulation http://bit.ly/bqzzql /”One could say that our perception of reality is itself a prediction.”
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @zenext: Measuring Success in a Narrative Culture: The Radical Possibilities of Stories http://tinyurl.com/mc2qxp
  • joyce_hostyn: incorporate story into presentations -> check out Nancy Duarte’s new book: resonate (beginnings, middles, ends, heros, and journeys)
  • simonbrown: User stories are a placeholder for conversation … experimenting with Microsoft OneNote to consolidate that conversation, e-mails, etc <OneNote is probably my favourite Microsoft application – very versatile, very simple to use, deserves to be much better-known
  • BillIves: RT @jackvinson: New post on KJolt: Boosting productivity of knowledge workers http://bit.ly/cKhfzV <actually is more about what reduces productivity of knowledge-workers, but useful summary nonetheless
  • CreatvEmergence: Our 22 “Creativity in Business Thought Leader Series” interviews are here: http://bit.ly/adIhXC #innovation
  • unorder: “@stevebarth: “How to Write a Good Story in 800 Words or Less” http://bit.ly/dosHaj (Thx Ron)” <recommend!
  • unorder: Some characteristics of a good teaching story. Can you suggest other traits? http://yfrog.com/hqq04idj <photo shows: clear point/purpose for the trainer; makes you think; sticks with you; appropriate to the audience; know why you are using the story
  • CreatvEmergence: Nice slideshow: HANDMADE – Stories of creativity-centered community building: http://bit.ly/9J4KSR via @juneholley <not actually a slideshow but a book-preview – good case-studies, well worth a look
  • CreatvEmergence: Making is Connecting – The social meaning of creativity – http://www.makingisconnecting.org
  • joyce_hostyn: tired of hearing can’t work/been done before/don’t have time/money/skills… Seth Godin on countering critical trolls http://bit.ly/aa45D0
  • getstoried: #storytelling?…There’s an app for that! RT @Storyrobe: Storyrobe is free. Download the iphone app, try it out. http://bit.ly/ckK6FV
  • CreatvEmergence: Combining science and humor – http://bit.ly/ayOD4w – RT @alchemize @MarilynSchlitz @JustFugget #improv #narrative
  • oscarberg: RT @chumulu: “End of the Knowledge Worker?”, experience and intuition over procedural knowledge http://bit.ly/dwUzXm <concept of ‘value-worker’ rather than ‘knowledge-worker’: important – needs a blog-post in reply re #skillsdev etc

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’, user-experience and other online-collaboration themes:

  • oscarberg: RT @jbowles: RT @humancapleague The Transparency Test: 4 Signs Your Company is Operating Openly http://su.pr/4HzgIq #bizarch #socmedia etc
  • Cybersal: RT @hrheingold  “Art of Hosting Good Conversations Online” , written in 1998:  http://bit.ly/CCNwC #e20 #socmedia
  • oscarberg: RT @JDeragon: There are three distinctive roles and responsibilities for an organization to succeed… http://bit.ly/b07ZDC <“social leadership, strategy & management” – these align well with Viable System Model’s system-5/system-3*, system-4 and system-3 respectively
  • SAlhir: RT @orgnet Connections are Different than Relationships by @gideonro http://bit.ly/b814lP <important in #entarch #socmedia etc
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Don’t start with the tools http://goo.gl/fb/90gYo <where real #entarch underpins #e20 #socmedia etc
  • DavidGurteen: Don’t start with the tools http://bit.ly/cfmdqN /reminds me of my mantra  Don’t do KM, respond to business problems with KM tools #KM
  • joemckendrick: IBM, UPS, Citibank, BofA team up for ‘Supplier Connection’: a single portal for doing business with large corporations http://smrt.io/bS6kfn #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: The Economist: “as soon as fun becomes part of a corporate strategy it ceases to be fun” http://bit.ly/9TC5gQ <good point, though the article appears itself to be missing the point in several places…

IT-architecture, software-development and IT themes in general:

  • eatraining: TOGAF 9 Architectural Artifacts http://slidesha.re/9VrWID <straight out of the TOGAF9 spec, but in useful slidedeck format #itarch
  • trevorsnaith: How to Assess Your Technical Architecture http://bit.ly/co0HrW <potentially-useful overview #itarch
  • simonbrown: RT @arnonrgo: RT @NoDissasemble: 10 Suggestions for the Architect of an Agile Team http://bit.ly/9Ie6s0 #infoq <useful list also for #itarch etc
  • simonbrown: RT @b6n: There are two kinds of software architects: those who code, and those who need to find a new line of work. <something similar applies to enterprise-architects, too
  • simonbrown: RT @InfoQ: Is Good Code Enough for a Project to Be Successful? http://bit.ly/bmiLgT <short answer is ‘no’, there are many other crucial requirements beyond the code itself – useful reminder on #itarch #itdev etc
  • eatraining: Tracking the Trends and the Changes in Enterprise IT http://rww.to/bixMRx < #itarch #entarch
  • bartleeten: RT @mashbusiness: Your Credit Cards Will Never Be the Same Again: Meet Card 2.0 [VIDEO] – http://mash.to/2FCY4 #itarch #bizarch #economy

Society, culture and corporate social responsibility:

  • tebbo: Left- and right-wing are too simplistic. To see your true political orientation, take this anonymous test http://bit.ly/4o6e9j <the ‘Political Compass’: an oldie but a goodie – ‘left’ vs ‘right’ in economic (i.e. money-oriented) terms, and ‘authoritarian’ vs ‘libertarian’ (more accurately, true-anarchist) in social terms [US ‘libertarian’ is partial-anarchist plus (usually) extreme economic’-right’]
  • ironick: the world is not composed of symmetric, reversible gears; it is composed of asymmetric, irreversible ratchets driven by #entropicforce // all forces (not just gravity) are emergent manifestations of one force: entropy.
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl @ogunte: From man’s recession to the ascendancy of women,  some interesting facts! http://bit.ly/agFfqn <purported facts include “when recession ends in five years’ time, one in six men will not be working”: this is presented as ‘good news for women’, which indicates someone isn’t thinking seriously about what options exist for those one-in-six men to do with their time… people don’t cease to exist when they’re ‘unemployed’, they employ themselves with something else – and we need to assist them in finding something constructive to do… 😐
  • Eclectopedic: Indigenous economic wisdom: http://bit.ly/pthQG From Yes! magazine [summer 2009] <real-world #economics – recommend (note applications to #entarch etc too)
  • DavidGurteen: How Social Good Has Revolutionized Philanthropy http://bit.ly/9CDuZJ #socialgood #socmedia #nonprofits <also note #entarch / #bizarch implications for nonprofits etc

And, of course, the unmatched marvels of the miscellanea:

  • SAlhir: Dumb growth vs. Smart growth (@umairh) and Hyper-consumption vs. Collaborative Consumption (@rachelbotsman) [book review] #CollCons // “basic human needs – community, individual identity, recognition, and meaningful activity” (@rachelbotsman) http://bit.ly/ca0i3k
  • hebsgaard: Free WordPress theme roundup http://tinyurl.com/2buf7qj
  • tebbo: Clean water – from any polluted source. Fantastic. via @icurrent http://bit.ly/cLyLjs <nice example of multi-use design – design for one purpose (transport of grains) embeds another follow-on use within itself (water-filtration)
  • craighepburn: I felt dizzy watching! RT @jowyang: Think your commute to work is tough?  See this guys regular ‘climb’ to work. http://youtu.be/gQv-o5Kgbko <yikes…
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One comment on “A week in Tweets: 12-18 September 2010
  1. Wow – I have never seen anyone “Tweet” an entire conference but hats off to you – guess it’s an amazing practice in getting to the point. It was great to meet all of the Danes, and have good discussions on EA at the same time.

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