A week in Tweets: 31 October – 6 November 2010

Running a couple weeks late – finishing the Enterprise Canvas book kinda took priority. Still, here’s another week’s-worth of Tweets and links – share and enjoy? Usual categories, of course, after the usual ‘Read more…’ link.

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

  • vernaallee: Worth a reread: The Economist: Untangling the social web http://www.economist.com/node/16910031?story_id=16910031
  • business_design: Never look down on people – they have special stories you don’t know of http://post.ly/18Yi1 <different kind of #bmgen
  • oscarberg: RT @flowchainsensei: “When we talk about business in terms of winning, we imply that it is at root a struggle for dominance, a zero-sum game.” <disagree: we need to explain the difference between win/lose (aka lose/lose) and win/win, where everyone wins
  • oscarberg: RT @henrikahlen: Why Can’t Big Companies Solve Big Problems? It’s about the questions! Spot on post: http://j.mp/9hcwghttp://j.mp/9hcwgb #entarch #hybridthinking
  • SAlhir: RT @DanSchawbel: Richard Branson: The Art of Calculated Risk http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217479 <recommend: how values etc drive #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: #Innovation: All About Relationships by @dscofield  http://bit.ly/c4Z9Sx <the people-side of partnering in #bmgen
  • chrisdpotts: The Economist: “Good corporate governance on its own cannot make up for a toxic corporate culture” http://econ.st/bSVyWS #entarch #CIO <culture is key – governance can only work with the culture, not against it
  • chrisdpotts: Article, Strategy Magazine: Strategists benefit from managing a portfolio of strategic mindsets like people manage their personal wardrobes <yes! – strongly agree
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill If you are interested in customer co-creation you should follow Prof @KerimcanOzcan http://tinyurl.com/335xska
  • SAlhir: RT @chrisbrogan Relationships are our most important asset – http://ow.ly/32tvm
  • ironick: #HybridThinking Manifesto: applying #designthinking 2 ad agencies. designers aren’t only creatives w/ bigger goals! http://bit.ly/cElbFN
  • eatraining: Business transformation role: 3 areas where CIOs need to ask questions http://bit.ly/cLQ3xl <useful #entarch checklist
  • remembermytweet: RT @tetradian re  Why is Archi significant http://is.gd/gB2TS should #entarch models try 2 look more like bus graphics? http://is.gd/gB1h4
  • iyigun: RT @richardveryard: Selling Business Architecture http://bit.ly/cXwnRP >>agreed, key is biz specific concrete statements #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @ideahive why self organized #networks will destroy hierarchies http://tinyurl.com/28lqpg3 <recommend: pithy and to the point
  • trevorsnaith: enterprise architects need to get in the game, literally http://zd.net/dbBorW <also need for simulation etc in EA toolsets
  • raesmaa: Strategy by Design http://t.co/2h1VcG7 #ea #entarch <mainly re IT-oriented version of EA, but useful for all
  • valuenetworks: New: Increasing Business Agility in a Complex World http://tiny.cc/lz83k A human network approach to managing operations
  • gleganza: Great session in Dallas today with Forrester #entarch community members on strategic vs. tactical priorities for architects. // % of time dedicated to strategic activity for this very diverse set of orgs hovered around 20%; one team was at 60%.
  • chrisdpotts: Markets have process/knowledge/technology architectures; #entarch includes choosing how to participate in & influence those architectures. <strongly agree
  • oscarberg: RT @EskoKilpi: Smartphones instead of offices http://bit.ly/cewWhq > inspiring read! <inspiring, or scary micro-Taylorism?
  • jdevoo: RT @johnthackara: Korea’s new r&d policy “respects man’s coexistence with nature rather than a human-centered view of nature”.  http://tiny.cc/cn6t0 <great example of whole-of-enterprise #entarch at a national scale
  • chrisdpotts: RT @benjaminm: Interesting idea: what if a Business Analyst’s job was to help higher level managers do the analysis of the system themselves? <same applies to EAs – our role is to help others build and maintain their own #entarch
  • nickmalik: CIO article from Forrester: what does it take to have an effective strat plan process http://bit.ly/arvKo6 <useful #entarch
  • getstoried: Check out @kevince eco-system of business insight! Quite the inspired bunch. http://bit.ly/94wveX #bizarch #bizstory
  • business_design: RT @chrisfinlay: Why Doug Rushkoff left his publisher for his latest book http://ow.ly/332tX RT @rushkoff: /via @julesmshall <another leading author on why and how the conventional book-publishing model is broken
  • business_design: RT @sgblank: No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake.: http://wp.me/prGQZ-1Q2 #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @BNET Why Do People Start Businesses? It’s Not What You Think http://bnet.io/bAfZfO <important cross-cultural differences #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @CoCreatr @sebpaquet @umairh @Thrivable: @jerrymichalski talks Commons, trust, joy, and abundance http://j.mp/9mQHSX #bizarch
  • vernaallee: Brazil is embracing knowledge society and networks with government advocacy and requirements for managing intangibles.
  • business_design: RT @fieltnotes: reverse innovation: take something advanced and complex for few & turn it into something exciting and simple for many #bmgen
  • gleganza: In Houston today, at a lunch with our EA community members here to talk about advancing one’s info architecture practice. // My main message? Make sure it’s joined at the hip to your biz arch practice. No one gets it if you just talk about data.
  • oscarberg: Forrester: Welcome To The Empowered Era  http://j.mp/9zXdv7 <why we need whole-of-org #entarch, not IT-centric only
  • chrisdpotts: Core to any #entarch model is how the enterprise changes it’s own architecture. <agreed – a much-needed recursion
  • thoughttrans: RT @TCagley: Larry Goldberg and I discussed how a business model can be deployed http://www.spamcast.net #bizarch #bmgen
  • toddbiske: I rec’d this deck on Netflix #culture from a colleague. I’m through the first few slides, but I already really like it: http://is.gd/gKGmT #entarch
  • oscarberg: Does Local + Social = New Commerce? http://j.mp/cvcskI #scrm #social <v.useful questions from Jay Deragon #bizarch #bmgen #socmedia
  • SystemsWiki: Systems Thinking with Russ Ackoff. Probably the best differentiation of analysis and synthesis I’ve found to date. http://lnkd.in/wJbFRB <videos plus commentary – recommend
  • SAlhir: Every great org is built on its beliefs – Serves purpose & gains strength from values that guide decisions. (per @sn1ck) http://bit.ly/cSnRc #entarch
  • business_design: RT @skap5: Don’t worry about people stealing your idea. If it’s original, you’ll have to ram it down their throats. Howard Aiken via The Mesh <yeah… have a lot of first-hand experience of that one… 🙁
  • basvg: RT @yoz Not Invented Here syndrome: Why meet 80% of your requirements right now when you could spend six months meeting 50% instead? <yeah… have a lot of first-hand experience of that one too… 🙁

A nice example of the usual back-and-forth discussions on enterprise-architecture:

  • nickmalik: @chrisdpotts re: businesses have always had #entarch <- good EA can be used to innovate. must be a *documented* architecture to matter <in some cases may be ‘documented’ in narrative-knowledge, perhaps?
  • chrisdpotts: @nickmalik The architecture that matters most is the one that the enterprise currently has, documented or not. #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: Change has many agents, investment far fewer. Maybe that’s why so many change projects struggle to succeed. #CIO #entarch
  • pauljansen: RT @chrisdpotts @richardveryard @StevenvtVeld Enterprises are not simple structures. « but rather: complex human interactions.
  • pauljansen: An enterprise chooses from time-to-time how best to organize itself.  The organization isn’t the enterprise. #entarch (RT @chrisdpotts) <strongly agree
  • richardveryard: @chrisdpotts The organization structure (“structural coupling”) influences the choices available to the enterprise. #entarch
  • ColinBeveridge: The enterprise is neither portrait nor landscape but a tapestry http://bit.ly/tstapestry @pauljansen @chrisdpotts #entarch #systems

A brief discussion on metadata and ‘affordance’: in architecture-models:

  • ironick: epiphany #783: #metadata is data that provides #affordance to other data. anyone else seen the connection? http://bit.ly/9Y9NXi is close <v.interesting – recommend
  • pauljansen: @ironick @tetradian google “Metapattern Wisse” and be truly amazed…
  • emovere: @ironick @tetradian @pauljansen #affordance of information ‘is’ the meaning of information. Narrow affordance, clear meaning, clr behaviour. // Broad # affordance, large action space, vague meaning, Huh-like behaviour. // #metapattern enables you to structure information to meaning that meets your own individual #affordance. // ooops … almost forgot: meaning as a means to a behavioural end. Desired behaviour – of course.

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

  • Bonifer: where we’re seeing improvisation applied http://bit.ly/csuite2street how about you? #gamechangers #entarch #bizstory
  • SAlhir: RT @joegerstandt RT @marynations RT @complexified: “invoke, evoke, provoke.” – old Cirque du Soleil slogan. Love it!
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl RT @DavidHolzmer: The Role of Leadership in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work | The LIFT Blog http://ow.ly/32i6e
  • CreatvEmergence: Culture of Creativity – on my blog http://shar.es/09kGO <from a couple of years back (2008) but relevant as ever
  • thoughttrans: RT @tweetmeme Blog links for consultants and small business owners: Oct. 24-30 — Consultant Launch.. http://bit.ly/9FuusG
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @pmeyerphd: The Positive Principle:  Building Your Capacity for #Improvisation and Appreciative Inquiry http://ow.ly/312NM
  • CreatvEmergence: Re-doing home office to have all art supplies on shelves in view for spontaneous access, not hidden away in bins… <good point: so how do we do this for other types of improvisation in business? #bizimprov
  • SAlhir: RT @VenessaMiemis @@klaitner science of everyday networks and what’s it really all about (by @ViRAms) http://bit.ly/bU2C5I #future #networks <technical but useful
  • SAlhir: RT @DavidHolzmer: Dialogue:Life & Death of the Org [PDF] | Through relational processes discourse acquires its significance http://ow.ly/33xmY #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: Innovation Starts with Empathy | design mind – http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/the-substance-of-things-not-seen/innovation-starts-with-empathy.html via @frogdesign <recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • getstoried: Tricksters make the world. Provocative cultural perspective from @Grant27 – http://bit.ly/a9zE7Q #bizstory #culture
  • CreatvEmergence: The Collaboration Genome: What Collaboration Actually Means – http://bit.ly/aM1oN6 via @DavidHolzmer @lisakimball @socialentrprnr #collab
  • unorder: In praise of imperfect stories http://bit.ly/cofmOz #bizstory #reinvention #storytelling <recommend also #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @mitsmr The Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration http://mitsmr.com/ayYKC9
  • SAlhir: “We speak at each other, or past each other.” RT @DavidHolzmer: The Power of Dialogue – An Article by Scott London http://ow.ly/347Q0
  • SAlhir: Paper by Scott London: Collaboration and Community http://bit.ly/13uqr
  • SAlhir: RT @caliandjody The 5 dimensions of employee engagement http://ow.ly/34c9S #ROWE #orgarch #entarch <belonging, inspiration, understanding, support, appreciation
  • CreatvEmergence: Old: teach, make head-only choices, plan. New: that PLUS engage, embody, cultivate emergence
  • oscarberg: RT @humancapleague: 20 ways a CEO can build a strong Organizational Culture http://su.pr/2na5jx #orgarch #collab #leadership
  • oscarberg: RT @humancapleague: Leaders Help People Connect the Dots http://su.pr/1CewGX #orgarch #leadership #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: In a Creative World, rules are different: authority comes from within; responsibility is a privilege, not a burden // In a Creative World, rules are different: for every no there are 1000 yeses; mistakes are invitations to create // Passion-centered responsibility expands life energy. Fear-based responsibility contracts it.
  • Cybersal: rt @jjn1 Blog post:Towards intelligent use of human beings http://bit.ly/bMVgT8 >>So true – why aren’t we more intelligent in our use of IT?

A rather more energized debate about an article on collaboration:

  • BillIves: MIT on Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration http://bit.ly/dBhP12 <ouch… – recommend #orgarch #collab
  • flowchainsensei: TR @tetradian @BillIves: MIT on Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration http://bit.ly/dBhP12 | specious arguments, poor journalism
  • tetradian: @flowchainsensei okay, okay, agreed on poor journalism etc 🙂 but the point about whole-of-context cost of #collab is valid, surely?
  • flowchainsensei: @tetradian Valid? Or just appealing (to our own biases)? I don’t know. Nor can I tell from the information provided.
  • gagan_s: The Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration http://bit.ly/dBhP12 @BillIves @tetradian << “Too much collaboration can be bad.” #Committee
  • richardveryard: @gagan_s @BillIves @tetradian “collaboration can exact heavy time costs if done inefficiently”. Yes, that’s what “inefficiently ” means.
  • richardveryard: @tetradian @flowchainsensei Where is point about whole-of-context cost of #collab ? Is it in full article, or are you reading between lines?
  • tetradian: @richardveryard “where is whole-of-context cost of collab? are you reading between the lines?” – yes, reading b/w lines – apols… 🙁
  • gagan_s: @richardveryard @BillIves @tetradian Confirmed that sometimes excessive collab is same as inefficient collaboration. #CommitteeParalysis
  • richardveryard: @gagan_s @BillIves @tetradian @flowchainsensei Obviously “excessive” and “inefficient” are both “bad”. How much is requisite collaboration?
  • gagan_s: @richardveryard @BillIves @tetradian @flowchainsensei Re how much is requisite collaboration: Dunbar? http://bit.ly/aelJwx /cc @JHenning
  • richardveryard: The Startling Cost of Inefficient Collaboration: @BillIves @tetradian and @gagan_s point to some recently publis… http://bit.ly/bLJPkG <reply-post by Richard Veryard

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

  • oscarberg: #e20 has many touchpoints to processes: fixing broken processes, improving & innovating processes, process onboarding…
  • oscarberg: Blogged: A few takeaways from Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT http://goo.gl/fb/p7TuZ
  • oscarberg: RT @Greg2dot0: It’s really interesting how much psychology plays a part in #e20 adoption. It’s not about tools, it’s about behaviors.
  • oscarberg: RT @driessen: E20 summit 2010: Beyond Adoption http://slidesha.re/aCdJqn << slides from closing #e20s keynote by @leebryant
  • oscarberg: RT @markfidelman: What if Peter Drucker Taught Enterprise 2.0 Strategy? http://bit.ly/bKV8rJ <strong recommend #e20 #entarch
  • oscarberg: The move from search (Google) to social (Facebook) is expected – being social is in our nature, searching for info is not // As humans, we like to get the info we need served to us in the environment where we are instead of searching for it // in this post I argue why we prefer to passively react to info in our env to searching for it http://j.mp/9Cxf0u <strong recommend – impacts #e20 #socmedia #km #bizarch #bmgen and much else besides
  • oscarberg: Jeremiah Owyang: The Social Business Stack: http://j.mp/9IWVJC #e20 #scrm #social

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

  • j_watt: RT @jasonjordan: Oh boy. Firesheep is NASTY. I just tested it and it works as advertised. Use an open, unencrypted WiFi AP at your peril!
  • eatraining: Why is Archi significant (Archimate Modelling Tool) http://bit.ly/dhZpOd <open-source test-bed for next-gen EA tools ideas?
  • bergmart: Preparing EA Maturity Assessment for big client. Will use DYA architecture maturity matrix. http://twurl.nl/5urixs <solid, comprehensive: strong recommend – have used it myself with clients, tho’ note that its base-level is a fair way above zero! #entarch
  • bartleeten: Reworking the Agile Manifesto http://j.mp/ads7A3 << good evolution #itdev #itarch #agile
  • SAlhir: RT @flowchainsensei Nice to see more and more #agile folks coming to appreciate systems thinking via e.g. Vanguard (UK) http://goo.gl/XhjZd
  • joemckendrick: Holographic imaging breakthrough: the next best thing to being there, in 3D… http://tinyurl.com/27h6pfd <another milestone towards the sci-fi world 🙂
  • eatraining: Top 10 Things an EA Should Be Thinking About (Part 1) « EAdirections Blog http://bit.ly/99cYxe <useful, especially for IT-oriented #entarch
  • theopengroup: What qualities are required for aspiring ent. architects & how to land a job in the field: By Computerworld UK: http://ow.ly/34AOT #entarch <as all too usual, this is not #entarch but #itarch – oh well…

Society, culture, business social responsibility, economics, sustainability and related themes:

  • Eclectopedic: RT @MarkThoma: NY Times: How the Banks Put the Economy Underwater http://icio.us/nsqcem <how not to do #entarch …
  • jdevoo: RT @davidcoethica: RT @britesprite: #EU and #UK on #business governance collision course http://is.gd/gzsFq // mandatory #CSR WILL happen (apparently…)
  • Eclectopedic: Nancy Folbre’s excellent articles for Economix in the NYT deserve a lot wider audience. http://nyti.ms/asFWL0 <somewhat women-oriented in its #economics, but many good points
  • CreatvEmergence: Neuroscientist David Eagleman on Possibilianism: science, creativity, praising uncertainty (Amen!) http://bit.ly/b9d7y8 <“the real lesson from science is the vastness of our ignorance” – yes! 🙂
  • alphalo: on birthing a local gift economy http://ow.ly/32Sh9 #economics #society #culture
  • jdevoo: RT @gfriend @vaultcsr: “Systems thinking is not a job, but systems doing might be.” http://bit.ly/am0bN2 >> tips for career transplants, esp in #sustainability
  • oscarberg: Anyone think current trend towards openness & transparency will be reversed, like free trade sometimes turns into protectionism? <would be unwise, but is probably quite likely because so many current business-models depend on opacity (aka dishonesty)…
  • SAlhir: Open Infrastructure: The Society Of Openness Comes Of Age http://bit.ly/cI3Qq1 via @NewCommGlobal @technoshaman @VenessaMiemis <intersection between #itdev, #socmedia, #collab and #society
  • ChristineArena: RT @greenadvantage What the Election Means (Or Doesn’t) For Sustainability http://goo.gl/fb/OxtmN (My Latest Blog) <is actually quite good news for those wear the effects of US policy but don’t a chance to vote on it 😐
  • alphalo: now that we have many gift circles, how to activate the gift circle  network? http://ow.ly/33Vd3 http://ow.ly/33V8R #emergence <also important for #collab #orgarch

And, of course, the (im)maculate miscellany:

  • jdevoo: RT @TheEconomist: #Biodiversity – More complicated than you think: A new, giant virus is confounding old certainties http://econ.st/du3mXI
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @tedtalks: Today’s #TED: Innovative, gorgeous performance from Miwa Matreyek mixing animation + shadow http://on.ted.http://on.ted.com/8fkO
  • unorder: RT @euan: oooh the new Scrivener is here http://bithttp://bit.ly/bO1caP <great writing-toolset – but for Mac only, unfortunately
  • kvistgaard: What do you do when the audience asks for handouts and you’ve done it all on @prezi ? <good point: the one serious limitation of an otherwise great presentation-tool
  • BillIves: RT @elsua: @sachac: Struggling to find things to blog about? Posted some tips at http://bit.ly/92nRRx / Way cool! Thx, Sacha! #blueiq
  • tebbo: Until the web came along, in 1995, most of our writing (me on PC stuff) was invisible. http://bit.ly/bcyD1p reveals a lot of mine. <interesting example of recreating / reconstructing personal / professional history
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