A week in Tweets: 2-8 January 2011

Another collection of Tweets and links from a cold, wet summer in Australia: usual categories, of course, after the usual ‘Read more…’ break:

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

  • greblhad: The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section Six: Strengths and weaknesses http://wp.me/p7ejN-8d <interesting #entarch series – an adaptation of Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’
  • vernaallee: RT @profhamel: Companies don’t miss the future because it’s unpredictable, but because its unpalatable.  Face the future now or face the music later. #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • hvaelama: Systemic change is difficult to comprehend – if you do not allow the inner knowing to emerge #entarch
  • business_design: Profit, Growth, and Wealth is nothing more than an outcome… of a sound business model that creates, delivers, and captures value! <yes – but first we need a clear idea of what’s meant by ‘value’ (and money-alone isn’t it…) #bmgen
  • bartleeten: RT @jukkaam: Service design is a still young & emerging approach  http://bit.ly/gh5u7v <strong recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: Health Care: system complexity is the essential challenge http://bit.ly/i2wlup #complexity #entarch
  • business_design: Outlook RT @frogdesign: 40 for the next 40: 40 drivers of change for the next 40 years http://bit.ly/hU0RNC <useful #futures summary from Toffler Associates [PDF] – political view is very US-centric, though
  • toddbiske: RT @gotze: Launching EA Blogs http://eablogs.gotze.eu/2011/01/03/launching-ea-blogs/ Aggregated #entarch wisdom <recommend (and honoured to be included)
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh Why strategy, finance, and marketing just might be obsolete. And what we should replace them with. http://bit.ly/gNVZn9 #bizarch #entarch
  • oscarberg: “skip the illusion of full control” http://j.mp/i4WI5a > insightful post by @raesmaa #e20 #learning #creativism #orgarch #entarch
  • iyigun: RT @jamet123: RT @swardley Business sustainability not about predicting the next major paradigm but about structuring yourself to cope with change.> #brms
  • CreatvEmergence: HBR Interview w/John Mackey:  “What Is It That Only I Can Do?” –  http://bit.ly/e9MaE5 #orgarch #entarch
  • basvg: good read for #entarch professionals and scholars: Nick Malik (@nickmalik) on metamodels http://tinyurl.com/3aa2fdq
  • gkathan: Architectural Innovation: Taking control of the value chain http://t.co/thca5AA via @AddThis #bmgen #bizarch #entarch <“I am convinced that there is no ‘one size fits all’ in any industry” – agree
  • Cybersal: What happens when you outsource too much? MIT Sloan item on architecture of outsourcing http://bit.ly/fQblhz #entarch #bizarch
  • jdevoo: RT @JavierLivas: UNIVERSO KUBERNETES PART ONE: THE CYBERNETIC VISION http://youtu.be/5hiUl3He4qE?a >> added to my vodpod account <50min video on cybernetics, chaos-theory and multiple-perspectives
  • kvistgaard: RT @ariscommunity: What makes up an Enterprise Architecture Management System (EAMS)? Taxonomy of capabilities… http://bit.ly/hKX5NG #EA <useful summary of requirements for #entarch toolsets
  • business_design: Wow – Amazon always on top of it… RT @TechmemeFH: Amazon’s Disruptive Android App Store Now Open To Developers http://tcrn.ch/fQf9WJ #bmgen #bizarch #itdev
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl An elegant read forwarded to us from @toughloveforx http://bit.ly/dSlijq <review of insightful 1996 book by Margaret Wheatley #orgarch #entarch #systems
  • SAlhir: Meaning + Purpose RT @umairh @HarvardBiz: The Shape of the Meaning Organization http://s.hbr.org/hzwc8L (my new post, enjoy) <plug for Haque’s new book – read the comments to the article #bizarch #entarch
  • SystemsWiki: “The deterioration, over time, of organizational system is due to…” http://lnkd.in/t_AM6n <great #systemsthinking discussion on LinkedIn #orgarch #entarch
  • Erik_Wynn: Architecture Layers are over-rated.  It is far better to discuss architecture _views_.  Layers fail when it comes to cross-cutting concerns. <agree #entarch #bizarch #itarch
  • greblhad: TOGAF 9 vs Six Sigma – DMAIC: http://wp.me/p7ejN-91 <latest in Jorgen’s useful series of cross-maps #entarch
  • aojensen: RT @gotze: Call for Chapters: Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations.  http://j.mp/fMGsqn #entarch
  • business_design: Awesome idea!!! RT @willempoterman: Put right software in these Siftables & [we’d have a] hands-on #bmgen tool http://bit.ly/eIHfhh <another example of possibilities for ‘serious games’
  • business_design: Gamification – I’m a fan of games in business ! RT @newsycombinator: Game-Mechanics Wiki http://j.mp/ik5tMX <how-to themes for ‘serious play’ in #entarch #bizarch #orgarch etc
  • (via @business_design) What’s wrong with Blackberry http://bit.ly/9oLLKD <great example of use of ‘guiding ratios’ in #bizarch #entarch etc
  • business_design: Have you tested your strategy lately? @McKQuarterly http://goo.gl/Z6S3G #bizarch #bmgen
  • SAlhir: RT @ErikPosthuma Brand vs Experience http://post.ly/1RPMX <recommend: v.useful distinctions for #bizarch #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @SemiraSK RT @drmcewan: “Bad management led to BP disaster!” and failures were “systemic”. Well, there’s a surprise. http://bbc.in/ed13ZJ #entarch
  • oscarberg: Quite a lot of orgs use social media as make-up to hide a 1.0 culture – what they need is an extreme culture makeover <strongly agree #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @Competia: HBR: Michael Porter: Creating shared value http://bit.ly/fwsygd <recommend #csr #entarch #bizarch
  • SystemsWiki: What distinguishes effective value stream measures from ineffective measures?  http://lnkd.in/R2sM5m
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @chuckfrey – 101 Business Mindmaps – from Biggerplate – http://bit.ly/c6qqrA
  • vernaallee: RT @RosabethKanter: Ten Essentials for Getting Value from Values http://bit.ly/bKo7sG <“In short, it’s not the words [in value-statements] that make a difference; it’s the conversation” – strong recommend #entarch
  • business_design: Business Models based on shared assets.. a new pattern? Check out Roberto Serrano ideas on the Business Model Hub http://goo.gl/qVoAh #BMHub <recommend #bmgen
  • unorder: RT @clarityrules: 100 things to watch in 2011 – @unorder, check out no. 85 – with link this time! http://slidesha.re/i0aWTW <useful trendspotting from JWT #futures
  • ChristineArena: RT @rictandag: Why P&G’s new products target the world’s poorest people http://bit.ly/fiOvEm <I admit I dislike the word ‘target’, otherwise this is a very good example of innovative #bmgen / #bizarch
  • Cybersal: RT @cuttertweets Mike Rosen’s EA New Year’s Resolutions http://bit.ly/h31m5i >includes ’embrace systems thinking’ #entarch #systemsthinking <useful list for EAs and others in related disciplines
  • greblhad: If all of the business logic go in the business layer, then the only question remaining to answer is where does the business layer go? <good point… #entarch
  • greblhad: It’s not that we have the capability to deliver a service that is important, it is that we have the capability to deliver the wanted results <also good point… #entarch
  • business_design: RT @lundbergdaniel: 10 business models that rocked 2010 – by @nickdemey http://slidesha.re/h3hdcI #bmgen
  • vernaallee: RT @peterwinick Do you create value based on your input or your output? http://bit.ly/f93cvI
  • jdevoo: RT @nimble_monkey @bartdecraene #vsm consultants: SCiO http://scio.org.uk and The Leadership Alliance http://bit.ly/bkSApO #systems #entarch
  • business_design: “What will the Internet be like in 2025?” Scenarios by Cisco (via @manueljcarvajal) http://bit.ly/bsBhsU <for once, proper #futures scenario-development (by the respected Global Business Network, in this case)
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill @chrislawer Design of Opportunity – perspective on design thinking and the front-end of innovation http://bit.ly/eUL9sf #bmgen
  • business_design: Adapting a start-up to market feedback: case study illustrating 3 pivots w/ Business Model Canvas http://goo.gl/7HgzT #bmgen #bizarch
  • (via @business_design) The Startup Toolkit: dangers of founder-to-business-model mismatch http://bit.ly/eLhSjB #bmgen #bizarch

A back-and-forth on the theme ‘people are not assets: it is the relationship with people that is the asset’:

  • unorder: “The only time people are an asset is when they are slaves.” @tetradian great lunch with Tom Graves and @kevinbishop
  • tetradian: @unorder *people* are not assets – it is the *relationship* with those people that is the asset (and a real asset, too)
  • emovere: @tetradian @unorder …and “the relationship” is always two! relationships: A>B and B>A. So… there are two “assets” to deal with!
  • unorder: @emovere @tetradian @kevinsbishop said that in one of the corporates he worked in the UK they often said “we need to sweat the assets.” Yuk!
  • ImaginaryTime: @tetradian Even that has a nasty ring to it. Relationships should be motivated by what you can contribute, not by what you can gain. // I’d just not use words like ‘asset’ at all when talking about human beings. ‘Human Resources’ is gauche enough, don’t you find?
  • tetradian: @emovere re relationship as asset, disagree slightly: not two assets ‘A>B’ ‘B>A’, but *one* asset ‘A:o:B’ maintained by *both* parties A B
  • tetradian: @ImaginaryTime agreed re ‘nasty ring’ of term ‘asset’ i/r/t real people, but for #entarch relationships are real assets // using relationship as asset helps us *not* treat people as possessed-‘assets’ – will write blog-post on this later today
  • tetradian: [post] People, assets, relationships and responsibility http://bit.ly/fIjRS8 (for @unorder) #entarch #orgarch #bizarch #bmgen
  • emovere: @tetradian isnt my rel. with you… mine? isnt your rel. with me… yours? dont they always develop differently? arent they diffrent assets?
  • tetradian: @emovere re reln: not really: agreed there are (at least!) two views of the reln-as-asset, but about the one reln – which is what we model
  • emovere: @tetradian That’s my point! We should stop modeling 1 relationship and start modeling two relationships. The two relationships really differ
  • tetradian: @emovere no, definitely not: need to model the views of reln as views, yes, but *don’t* confuse views with the context (i.e. reln itself)
  • emovere: @tetradian Hmmm… clashing worldviews here…? This is getting too complicated for tweets. Just saw your post; I’ll reply to that.

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

  • business_design: RT @profhamel: We live in an age where adv. comes not from knowing more, but from knowing differently. Cultivate your contrarian spirit
  • CreatvEmergence: Survival of the most cooperative – how tenets of biology are changing. http://bit.ly/gmETsX via @MarilynSchlitz @weshopper <Kropotkin lives! 🙂
  • fer_ananda: Great #spiraldynamics graphic sets. this guy compiled all possible maps http://ow.ly/3xlfE <useful resource for #orgculture
  • josvanoosten: RT @storiedstrategy: Old economy companies are competing for new economy talent…however, without effective #leadership development processes, it will flounder!
  • unorder: New blog post: The Uncanny Valley of Business Storytelling. http://bit.ly/fhPYlC #bizstory #storytelling <strong recommend
  • DavidGurteen: RT @Lamia_1: HBR: Knowledge Management Below the Radar http://bit.ly/fNaayR #KM <practical how-to from frog design
  • livsystems: #HumanFactors of an oil spillage video: http://bit.ly/hzCMmq <yikes…
  • CreatvEmergence: Each person’s creativity expresses their unique relationship bet. structure & flow…some lean more toward structure, others toward flow
  • DavidGurteen: Harold Jarche (@hjarche): Transparency: embrace it http://bit.ly/hWPNbI #KM #orgarch #entarch
  • hvaelama: slow strategy (why) grows from self reflection & our values; processes (what) and specific tactics (how) come next #leadfromwithin
  • DavidGurteen: Interesting Discussion:  “What are the characteristics of a smart organization?” http://linkd.in/epYj0b #km #entarch
  • Bonifer: Ngrams are good practice http://bit.ly/f12HiV #gamechangers <via Google: trending of specific words over long periods of time (years/decades/centuries) #bizstory
  • unorder: I just published a new Zahmoo video – how to create a collection and a text story http://bit.ly/fUaLcN #bizstory
  • unorder: I’ll be opening up Zahmoo to everyone following @zahmoo  So if you want to be the first to see it follow http://bit.ly/haxtnS
  • unorder: Yesterday we launched our new web-based story bank service, Zahmoo http://bit.ly/eQAoXC #bizstory #storytelling <recommend!
  • Cybersal: RT @hrheingold: Developing metacognition – mindfulness, attention, learning – http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9218/developing.htm
  • DavidGurteen: Round Manhole Covers, or: If Richard Feynman applied for a job at Microsoft http://bit.ly/h4XMV2 #funny <good interview-advice, too
  • DavidGurteen: To Win Over Dissenters Show Some Respect http://bit.ly/hz1iwV #km <also reduces ‘anti-client’ risks #entarch
  • unorder: New post by @kevinsbishop on the Anecdote blog. The Otis Redding Problem http://bit.ly/eNncqm
  • oscarberg: RT @JohnFMoore: Fearless Leadership: The Collaborator’s Dilemma http://goo.gl/fb/JorQe <rethinking the classic Prisoner’s Dilemma in a modern business context #collab
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DVyo @chrisbrogan: 11 Free Resources About Creativity – http://ow.ly/3zWz7 <useful collection of PDF files from Pixar and other sources
  • vernaallee: RT@ValdisKrebs Interaction, flow, intersection, overlap. Something new emerges… [PDF] http://bit.ly/e9g0BI. I use this metaphor too. Well done! <“conversation as ripples” #collab #bizstory #e20
  • unorder: Video: How to add a collection and a text story on Zahmoo http://bit.ly/fMnIhz #storytelling #bizstory

Social-media, ‘enterprise 2.0’, user-experience and other themes around on-line collaboration:

  • oscarberg: RT @KevinDJones: There’s A Different Way To Work (post) http://bit.ly/heHG7A #collab #orgarch #entarch
  • fer_ananda: Future cities. on-line games, social networking + wikis to design better public transport with users http://ow.ly/3tEel @RobertoRemes <using online games for systems simulation / optimisation
  • josvanoosten: Social Intranet – Unleash the power of Enterprise http://bit.ly/gyTNNc <points to v.useful preso by oscarberg
  • DavidGurteen: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0? http://b.qr.ae/gfzXHz <useful discussion on Quora #e20 #socbiz
  • BillIves: via @elsua: approach to valuing benefits of E20 & #social media for biz #e20 http://bit.ly/hSVjkO / Required reading!
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Real adoption changes the communication culture  http://www.aiimcommunities.org/e20/blog/real-adoption-changes-communication-culture #e20 #change #SocBiz #AIIM
  • oscarberg: RT @masonqld: Org Culture change needs social business platforms. Read on. http://bit.ly/hcG6gg
  • SAlhir: RT @_robin_sharma seeing “a generalized loss of good manners” in the world. massive digitized connections have led to human disconnections.
  • oscarberg: RT @raesmaa: Thank you, Luis! RT @elsua: @raesmaa Blogged: Quiet is the New Loud http://bit.ly/gyvQi4 // Required Reading of the Day #kmers #socbiz
  • oscarberg: RT @KRCraft: Resurfacing an oldie, but a goodie by @eelxer: Beyond Serendipity for Enterprise 2.0 http://bit.ly/fzNeAp <Analogy on E1.0 > #E2.0 & E2.1
  • oscarberg: RT @ddmcd: New post “Defining and Measuring Enterprise Collaboration” http://bit.ly/g8I9OK <practical how-to #collab #orgarch
  • jdevoo: RT @PatrickMeier: “When Can Crowds Outperform Aid Experts?” by @aidontheedge http://wp.me/pGvZE-pH >> also pertinent for #citizensensing <identifying conditions for successful crowdsourcing
  • Eclectopedic: RT @VenessaMiemis: here we go! show me “wisdom of crowds”….. new post: A Tool for Building Resilient Cities http://bit.ly/f1vmGx #opensource #resilience <interesting – kind of ‘Transition Towns meets Ushahidi’ #society #economics

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

  • rtolido: our white paper about Application Modernization and Retirement strategies on TechWeb: http://bit.ly/gnnGHK #itarch
  • simonbrown: RT @mcgoverntheory: Software architecture is more about how you think about design problems and solve them rather than the documents you write. #cio #entarch #itarch
  • ArchiTool: RT @EAatWork: My first article  of the year Archimate and Application interfaces  http://bit.ly/fkt9qo Enjoy #archimate #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @larshaahr: 5 Reasons Consumer Innovations Outpace the Enterprise http://shar.es/X8vvy #e20 > Agree with them all #itarch
  • simonbrown: RT @arm1433: Article: IT And Architecture: Inside-Out Perspectives http://bit.ly/dHF0sV <v.useful interview w Bruce Laidlaw / Michel Poulin #itarch #entarch
  • theopengroup: RT @togaftm: ArchiMate(R) Resources: Download the specification and white papers (free pdf, registration reqd) http://ow.ly/3wsqM #archimate #entarch #itarch
  • kvistgaard: [PDF] http://bit.ly/hN3Kpc #TOGAF metamodel using formal ontology finds inconsistency not evident at first glance. #entarch #itarch
  • mikejwalker: Architecture and Governance Magazine Content Open http://bit.ly/ebn9pM #entarch #itarch
  • AG_Mag: That’s right, over 175 articles you can access, search, and share! RT @mikejwalker: A&G Magazine Content Open http://bit.ly/ebn9pM #entarch
  • mikejwalker: Latest IASA Perspectives Magazine Published http://bit.ly/g2SacF #itarch #entarch
  • joemckendrick: ‘Internal app store’: service-oriented to the hilt… Manpower models internal app store after Apple’s: http://tinyurl.com/2f5yomq #itarch #bizarch
  • simonbrown: A quick make-over for http://bit.ly/9uHYb8 <clean, clear, well-presented – good example for #entarch #bizarch etc (& me…)

Society, culture, corporate social responsibility and other ‘big-picture’ themes:

  • SAlhir: Review: Umair Haque’s Constructive Capitalism (@umairh) and the Constructive Paradigm http://bit.ly/h3zQ7Y #economics #entarch
  • josvanoosten: RT @pickover: Skepticwiki, the encyclopedia of skepticism, science and reason: http://tinyurl.com/6zlwot <narcissistic bible of a failed religion? – self-styled ‘Skeptics’ rarely apply true skeptical enquiry to their own system of beliefs…
  • ironick: crime against humanity: In US, nothing entered the public domain on Jan 1, 2011 AND NOTHING WILL ENTER PD until 2019. http://bit.ly/gCpR4e <the joys of copyright law – which, from the start, existed to protect the interest of publishers, not content-creators…
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DavidHolzmer – The Rise of Conscious Business | Integration Training Journal – http://ow.ly/3yQGs <another useful summary on ‘the big shift’ – though draws heavily on Wilber’s ‘Integral’ model, which I dislike intensely
  • SystemsWiki: Lots of new stuff about stuff [on video ‘The Story of Stuff’] since the last time I looked. Most enlightening and horrifying. http://storyofstuff.com/
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh @maxineudall: Professor Gavin Kennedy–Adam Smith’s Lost Legacy Blog: On Misreading Smith: http://bit.ly/fhchP8 (fantastic) #economics #csr
  • DavidGurteen: “How do we do the right thing?” http://bit.ly/fUdzmT <TED video by Barry Schwartz
  • SAlhir: RT @CoCreatr #revealing RT @VenessaMiemis: i <3 @jonahlehrer – Decline Effect and the Scientific Method http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/13/101213fa_fact_lehrer via @NewYorker <an interesting challenge for self-styled Skeptics and many others…
  • hvaelama: Free market is never free, as it relies on social infrastructure that strongly shapes all economic transactions (ilkka tuomi) #bizarch

And, of course, that magical miscellanea:

  • thoughttrans: First 3 in the video series to help you write the book you always wanted to write: http://ow.ly/3xKDm Come join the ride.
  • thoughttrans: Video series “Write A Book” has been expanded to 7 videos http://tinyurl.com/2dftatt <useful series for #bizstory etc
  • davidriveroll: Simple guide to speaking foreign languages http://bit.ly/e5VAdm /cc @feedly
  • oscarberg: RT @j4ngis: Wow! RT @timdunlop: ISS passes in front of sun during solar eclipse. Guy takes photo http://bit.ly/idc6nu (via @sscullion) <less than one second to capture the photo on (nominally) amateur equipment: impressive
  • craighepburn: RT @nevali: And it’s goodbye from them… “Hacking the BBC”, a free eBook to mark the end of BBC Backstage, available now: http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/
  • oscarberg: RT @RobinGood: Record and Publish Your Skype Video Interviews To Your Blog: Wetoku http://tinyurl.com/28k7yst
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