A week in Tweets: 28 November – 04 December 2010

And finally close to catch-up (if I haven’t slipped again) – another week’s worth of Tweets and links. Lots of new stuff, of course, though nothing new as such in the categories, nor in the ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, strategy, innovation and suchlike:

  • CreatvEmergence: Cool 1-min video of complex adaptive systems in action – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCOmBVrnDeA <real-life nature, + matching simulation
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Combining #innovation, business and art http://bit.ly/idkdpK #designthinking #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @the99percent: HBR: How to reinvent your personal brand: http://cot.ag/fkNmau
  • SAlhir: RT @ideahive RT @complexified: RT @mariogastaldi De-engineering of organizations: Margaret Wheatley http://bit.ly/ezkra5 #entarch
  • business_design: Love it RT @pakoKBRAL: 400 yr old canvas discovered check http://bit.ly/fVOVdm #bmgen @StartUpsPal <nice #bmgen in-joke
  • nickmalik: [post] #entarch must advise leadership to build sustainable compromises, or they will not hold http://bit.ly/hb17Gf #cio
  • oscarberg: Simple guide on how to avoid problems due to transparency: http://bit.ly/hVLOD6 #transparency
  • caro_buck: Innovations´ rule-based concepts for enterprise architecture and  the internet of things:: Learn more and check … http://bit.ly/dS8zRd #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia: Simplicity on organizational behavior – Design Thinking http://bit.ly/90OxqH <another insightful post from Jose
  • Bonifer: ‘Kroyering’ is a problem-solving strategy http://bit.ly/fnJpo5 thanks to @invisiblework for the prompt #gamechangers <interesting… recommend
  • EnterprisingA: Thought for the day: If you think formulating strategy is the hard part, you haven’t tried delivering it <yep… #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx: New blog post: Getting nudged and getting visceral http://ff.im/-uyRu6 > Great read! #bizarch #entarch
  • business_design: Create your BM with #bmgen Canvas RT @AnnJacobe: it’s at http://www.myshoephoria.com/bmc/ Anyone can use it, just create your own account
  • kvistgaard: [post] Models and Time http://bit.ly/g9NS9K #bpm #entarch #aris <beyond as-is/to-be – could-be, may-be, as-was etc
  • miket0181: RT @VenessaMiemis: 11 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2011 [trendwatching] http://bit.ly/21ZvNH #trends <insightful, as always
  • fer_ananda: RT @edwardharran: The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between our opposites with agility and grace: http://cot.ag/fYIB5k <same is true of orgs, enterprises
  • aojensen: RT @trib: New post – AGIMO releases Government 2.0 Primer – http://acdl.bz/i0pU06 – work I did for AGIMO #gov2au #opengov #acidlabs
  • SAlhir: RT @stephenlynch: RT @sreardon: Five Fundamental Truths of Corporate Strategy Execution http://bit.ly/grnSjC <use #ecanvas in #entarch to guide from strategy to execution
  • SAlhir: Forrester: Customer Experience Defined http://bit.ly/gIL5PE , Customer Experience Is Emotional By Definition http://bit.ly/gFe7qd <recommend #entarch
  • ChristineArena: IBM: ‘Capitalizing on Complexity’ (survey/report w public-sector CEOs) http://bit.ly/hQkAs9 <recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • ChristineArena: This book is blowing my mind and shifting my business model: http://amzn.to/hy74qF #TotalEngagement <games and virtual-worlds as a business-environment #entarch #bizarch #orgarch
  • getstoried: RT @cwebba1: It is interesting to consider that the conversation about #Brands has been dominated by the profit motive. Is that all? #BrandsConf
  • getstoried: RT @David_Rogers: Adding real faces of customer-facing staff led to 50% jump in click-thru by customers at by @usefularts #brandsconf <human side of #entarch etc
  • jdevoo: Considerations for the development  and use of agent-based modeling in practical policy-making http://bit.ly/gEAGvA #abm
  • CreatvEmergence: Dynamic Balance & Facilitating Creativity – 15 foundations http://bit.ly/fXzKAw <strong recommend #orgarch #entarch
  • tetradian: my slidedeck ‘Unpacking business-architecture’ (from Biner EA conference, Stockholm) up on Slideshare http://slidesha.re/eAziOk #entarch
  • business_design: Nice, but what about attribution to the Canvas creators??? RT @bmstack: My new business model canvas tool: http://www.bmstack.com #bmgen <useful online tool (apology and update with attribution were added later that day)
  • SAlhir: Organically discovered and cultivated social constructs are more durable than overly designed constructs. Have the confidence to explore. <another reason why enterprise-architecture should not be seen as ‘engineering the enterprise’…
  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Cliches http://bit.ly/hsknBK <getting the balance right is the key
  • business_design: RT @om: from @gigaom: The Future of Work Means Rewiring Your Company http://dlvr.it/9cr2n <on the work of John Hagel et al at Deloitte Center for the Edge
  • EnterprisingA: #EAMantra (24) When documenting your architecture think “graphic novel” not “war and peace” <agree… #entarch #bizarch
  • business_design: Getting tired of people using our work (eg #bmgen Canvas) without quoting. Is that the respect we deserve for sharing under a CC license? <strongly agree with this valid complaint
  • business_design: reference pls!!! RT @sniukas: Download the slides from webinar on Business Model Innovation http://bit.ly/eD6oRh #bmi #bmgen #innovation <useful resources on how to do business-model innovation
  • business_design: nice @HarvardBiz podcast with Rita McGrath on how to “Build a Better Business Model”  http://goo.gl/OFptm #bmgen
  • nickmalik: [post] Creating a compelling visual story  http://bit.ly/hGCLG5 — critique of telling a story #entarch #bizstory
  • adrianrcampbell: #BizArch  IBM’s actionable Business Architecture approach http://tinyurl.com/2u9xnul <hmm… is this new? is it just another form of automated ‘Easily Repeatable Processes’ with unrealistic ‘business-rules’?
  • adrianrcampbell: Is the Startup Canvas an alternative to the Business Model Canvas ? http://tinyurl.com/34ztcuo #BizArch #bmgen <has been around for a while now – interesting but even more asymmetric than Business Model Canvas (does not address supply-side at all)
  • iyigun: @chrisdpotts Enterprises has values and vision, organizations have goals and processes. <strongly agree #entarch
  • basvg: inspired by @patrickderde ‘s view on the use of business functions in archimate: implementation free and math-like functions #entarch
  • SAlhir: Product or Service design, etc. … think experience design. <reminds of Chris Potts’ saying: “people do not appear in our processes, we appear in their experiences” #bizarch #entarch

A back-and-forth on misleading ‘job-title inflation’:

  • thoughttrans: why must an enterprise architect have 10+ years of JAVA experience as the first and most important skill? <huh??? #entarch
  • toddbiske: @thoughttrans Because too many EA programs are tipped (IMO) too much toward building things right rather than building the right things
  • bmichelson: re: #entarch search w/10 years Java exp @tetradian @thoughtrans often that’s intended title misuse to reach correct market price #funwithHR
  • StevenvtVeld: @bmichelson Correct marketprice? Isn’t this in fact misrepresentation? To get a higher price? @tetradian @thoughtrans #entarch
  • bmichelson: @StevenvtVeld not really. often developer $ scale doesn’t account for best-in-class position; tech scale shorter than #entarch or leader // the problem is the scale; and leadership for misusing #entarch title to get great Java guy/gal
  • thoughttrans: RT @carlchilley: @thoughttrans Only java experience required by #entarch pertains to ability to make good coffee : -)

A set of comments on an excellent post on Archimate by Bas van Gils:

  • basvg: new blog posting on abstract and concrete architectures – http://bit.ly/g33Giu comments welcome! #entarch #archimate
  • erikproper: @tetradian @basvg I personally also miss the implementation abstraction dimension from ArchiMate. However, it seems … // it seems not enough people have missed it in the past, or are missing it in the present. // At the same time, one can see ppl produce ArchiMate models which convolute B/IS/App/IT level onto B/App/IT level, and … // convolute essential/logical/physical in one model. // The question is … is the earth flat, a circle, or a ball shape ….. Practitioners seem to claim it to be flat.

A back-and-forth on the meaning and role of business-architecture:

  • tetradian: [post] Unpacking Business-Architecture (slidedeck from Biner/OpenGroup EA conf.) http://bit.ly/fhhiTg #entarch #bizarch
  • chrisdpotts: RT @tetradian: Unpacking Biz-Architecture http://bit.ly/fhhiTg | me: exploring TOGAF’s constraints (+thanks for the mention!) #entarch
  • iansthomas: nice deck from @tetradian http://slidesha.re/eAziOk on #entarch; good 2 c disc of #bizarch & lack thereof in togaf & ideas of struct vs impl
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian Biz Architecture: The business(es) you’ re in; Brand promise(s); Service ethos. How you’re structured to make money. #entarch
  • RT @krismeukens: @chrisdpotts @tetradian #bizarch how structured to make money < how could that work 4 organisations not in money making e.g. governments? // Like Ackoff’s perspective: organisation’s goal is to create wealth and distribute wealth // that is not necessarily equal to maximizing profit
  • tetradian: @krismeukens agreed – chris’ definition only works for for-profit orgs – definition needs to be wider (had no space on RT to say that! 🙂 ) // strongly agree – ‘wealth’ has a much broader meaning than ‘monetary profit’
  • MartinHowitt: @krismeukens (@chrisdpotts @tetradian) we still deliver value as measured in various ways. Just have to be more creative 🙂 #bizarch
  • pauljansen: @krismeukens @tetradian Change ‘make money’ to ‘adding value to people’. All great orgs (should only) do that.
  • CarlChilley: @pauljansen @krismeukens @tetradian Agree with people centric perspective but maybe investors prefer a fiscal rather than moral return? 🙁
  • emovere: @pauljansen @krismeukens @tetradian By adding value to people, you automatically start making money – always! You’d better try it right away

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

  • CreatvEmergence: 10 Creative Myths by Jeffrey Baumgartner – http://bit.ly/icUccM #innovation #bmgen
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @lindegaard – Mindset and Key Skills for Successful Innovation – http://bit.ly/hMIYsr
  • CreatvEmergence: Augmented reality diverges; diminishd reality converges; both useful in creatv process > Diminished Reality via @jhagel http://bit.ly/dFSCT6
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia: Thank you for RT @dscofield: How is creativity without color and without music? http://bit.ly/9ZCvHl <insightful comments, as usual
  • CreatvEmergence: pay attention not just 2 what collaboration asks us 2 DO differently, but how it asks us 2 BE different – via @curtisogden #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: Gettng Creatv Things Done: How 2 Fit Hard Thinkng in2 Busy Sched. http://the99percent.com/tips/6956/Getting-Creative-Things-Done-How-To-Fit-Hard-Thinking-Into-a-Busy-Schedule via @DanielleLaporte @the99percent
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Creativity_City @innovate – You Must Forgive AND Remember Failure – http://bit.ly/hKmPIc
  • DavidGurteen: By @elsua: Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work – A World Without Meetings? http://bit.ly/gXmSdD <recommend #km #orgarch – another energetic and insightful post by Luis Suares
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: How to Sell an Idea to Your Boss http://bit.ly/hgAaZT
  • CreatvEmergence: Improvisers warm up b4 going on stage 4 presence, energy, newness. Same reason 2 warm-up ur team b4 a co-creation session.
  • unorder: Exciting news. We’re very close to releasing a new software platform for keeping track of your stories. To find the latest follow @zahmoo
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh RT @stoweboyd: Content, Context, Conduit: It’s Not Who You Know, But Where You Know http://sto.ly/f6ySsb
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl @edwardharran Tony Schwartz at HBR: Measure of greatness is capacity to navigate between our opposites w/ agility & grace: http://cot.ag/fYIB5k

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

  • CreatvEmergence: 25 collaboration tools – http://bit.ly/dZMUEK via @KareAnderson <for me, a much-needed list – many thanks
  • oscarberg: While I’m at it, I might as well share this simple guide on sharing: http://bit.ly/eHlWxT
  • oscarberg: From Social Media to Social Business: http://slidesha.re/dnsXR0 by @tdebaillon via @fdomon #SocialBusiness #e20
  • oscarberg: How do you make talent shine in a world of distributed work? http://bit.ly/hbmCZ8 by @rossdawson
  • oscarberg: Jay Deragon: Relationship Economy – 7 Pillars of Social Wisdom http://bit.ly/hRegcD #socmedia #entarch

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

  • ironick: RT @hp_networking: #Gartner finds no financial or operational advantages to using a single-vendor network. http://bit.ly/caPuCu #itarch
  • theopengroup: When IT is really about communication http://nblo.gs/binVr <exactly… #itarch #entarch
  • iansthomas: RT @tetradian @theopengroup int piece re improv IT comms http://nblo.gs/binVr is imp aspect of my post re abstraction http://wp.me/p3Ou1-4k
  • bartleeten: Scalable System Design Patterns http://j.mp/apzJ1x <good solid useful #itarch – adaptable to high-level #orgarch #entarch as well?
  • ArchiTool: Yet another new feature coming soon in Archi 1.5 – the Navigator. Watch the movie http://bit.ly/fmyQ3x <further development on an increasingly useful open-source EA tool #itarch #archimate
  • rtolido: listen carefully, I will only tell this once: truly brilliant Microsoft white paper about cloud economics [PDF] http://bit.ly/bH8Vov #itarch
  • oscarberg: RT @michael_keen: here is why IT needs to transform itself from vertical silos to a more horizontal org. to help biz adapt to change http://yfrog.com/5tqcs0j <useful infographic

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and related themes:

  • CreatvEmergence: RABOTS – rat brain cells used in robots: http://bit.ly/ee2kWU. Abstract on implications & ethics: http://bit.ly/hh97jn
  • rtolido: CNN: we are not Rats and Life is not a Race http://bit.ly/dlLGAZ
  • fer_ananda: To understand how money shapes society -out there, we need to bring into the light how it connects -in here,inside our own psyche.B.Lietaer <strongly agree
  • fer_ananda: Transitioning to the new economy @artbrock prezi. Movie offered by @benlevi @artbrock & @thetransitioner  http://www.vimeo.com/17317074 #society #economics
  • fer_ananda: Awesome post. The future we got. Earth zero plus twenty http://snipurl.com/1kbyq7 <insightful, certainly #society #sustainability
  • kvistgaard: RT @zen_habits: The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents http://zenhabits.net/bah/ #society #economics
  • CreatvEmergence: 30 Most Dynamic Cities in the World – The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/12/30-most-dynamic-cities-in-the-world/67234/ via @jhagel <a sense of the centre of gravity of the world-economy moving – only 3 of the 30 [Melbourne, Austin, Montreal] are in ‘developed’ countries
  • oscarberg: We want transparent governments. We want them to be truthful to us. If revealing the truth is illegal, something’s terribly wrong <IMHO it’s much more complex than that: shielding people from political embarrassment is not a good excuse for secrecy, but some kinds of secrecy during change can be a necessary evil
  • oscarberg: RT @johnmaeda: Living socially in the real world with your computer off, oddly presents you as *anti-social* in the social mediaverse.

Some long posts by @alphalo on his work on the economics of gift-circles:

  • alphalo: An electrical current flows between different potentials. Money plays both role of current and of potential. // As money flows from one place to another the potentials shift. <apols, but IMHO it still doesn’t work as a metaphor
  • alphalo: In gift flow the money potential is the same at both nodes. Current doesnt flow with same potential. Superconductivity can happen though // Superconductive current flows between things even when they are the same potential. // Money based flow is to normal current as gift flow is to superconductive current. // Superconductive flow depends on the gauge of wavefunction. Gauge in gift economy depends on matching needs with gifts wanting to be given. // In electricity there are many electrons. In superconductivity there is essentially only ‘one’ electron. In gifting we get closer to oneness // Changing temp parameter -> phase transition from current to supercurrent. Changing community paramter -> phase trans from money to gifting. // Shift from private property to commons is like shift from particle to field.Conductivity to supercondctivty is shift from particle to field. // Money based flow is to normal current as gift flow is to superconductive current. // Requiring money before u give someone something creates friction in an economy. Gifting culture leads to frictionless economy #futureofmoney // Electrons in normal wire:friction. Electrons in superconductivity:frictionless. Money: friction. Gifting culture:closer to frictionless
  • alphalo: In quantum mechanics wave becomes particle when measured. Common objects (waves) become like private object (particle) when being used indiv // When one is done using object individually it goes back to being commons (wave). When QM particle not measured it goes back to wave // CM: classical mechanics QM: quantum mechanics Conductivity is CM. Superconductivity is QM // Superconductivity depends on quantum mechanical wave properties of electrons. Classical mechanics cannot explain superconductivity. // explanation of superconductivity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconductivity // The electron field in superconductivity is analogous to consciousness field for gifting. // The consciousness field for gifting is strengthened through gratitude, deep listening, love, caring, and higher intuition.
  • alphalo: One of the ways to make the commons work is to have circulation. Juicers,lawn mowers, flashlights, suits can all be passed around. // In a commons we need information about where the juicer, lawn mower, flashlight, suit is at when we need it. We need an informational system // This informational system can be an offline p2p system where we simply pass notes around p2p style about where the stuff is. // These notes that are passed around form kind of a ‘currency’ because they are circulating around. // In a commons informational ‘currency’ about who-needs-what/where-stuff-is passed around p2p coordinates system #futureofmoney // My guess is this commons informational p2p ‘currency’ flow is similar to Feynman path integrals for quantum wavefunctions. // note when i use p2p i dont necessarily mean online p2p. i’m usually talking about offline p2p // There’s vast potential for new inventive offline p2p systems. // Local currencies, complementary currencies, gift notes are often offline physical p2p systems. // Information affects economic flow. Some informtion represntations stay with one person e.g.certificates, some info reprsntations flow p2p.
  • alphalo: In a commons how to get different things to different people at the right time is a corrdination problem – a NP hard prob in complexity // RT @alphalo: Computer complexity studies divide problems into P and NP. P are solvable quickly. NP not quickly. // Coodinating who gets what is an economics problem. Economics tries to solve this coordination problem. // Economics is trying to get reasonable solutions to NP hard problems of coordinating who gets what when. // Money is one p2p attempt at an economic solution to the NP hard coordination problem of resources. // Gift currencies + gift culture is a p2p attempt at an economic soln to NP hard coordination problem of resources // If gift culture is strong I would say gift currencies can be better p2p soln than money to NP hard econ coordination prob. // I think as one varies community parameter there is a efficiency phase transition from money to gift solutions for NP hard econ coord probs.
  • alphalo: cont.. Then have them pass these cards on to others looking/offering. So much info circulates on these business cards to coordinate everyone // These business cards passed around p2p style act as a kind of pheromone to attract the right roommate pairings with each other. // Unlike normal business cards these roommate business cards circulate. This information is p2p unlike a craigslist bulletin board. #economics #gifteconomy

And where would we be without the marvels of the miscellany?

  • EnterprisingA: Thought for the day: If they don’t understand, you didn’t explain <yup… painfully true… 🙁
  • getstoried: Just made a book out of my tweets at http://twournal.com <useful-looking tool

1 Comment on “A week in Tweets: 28 November – 04 December 2010

  1. Hey

    I have three things I want to say;

    1. Your work on enterprise business models is great, thanks very much for sharing.
    2. I reckon you should quit the “This week in twitter posts” – after all, who is your audience and what do they what to read? Does this stuff help or hinder their mission? (I reckon it’s just noise that encourages people to ignore the really great stuff here.)
    3. Thanks gain for sharing the really great EA content you are writing

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