A week in Tweets: 26 June – 2 July 2011

One of these weeks I’ll catch up… Yes, iit’s the previous week’s collection of Tweets and links, sorted into the usual categories (or non-categories) and, of course, preceded by that all-too-necessary ‘Read more…’ link:

Enterprise-architecture and all the various ‘business big-picture’ themes:

  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Combining #innovation, #business and #art http://bit.ly/ebyrzD #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Digitaltonto Postcards from the Edge http://bit.ly/iihueN cc @mathewi #bizarch #orgarch #agile
  • greblhad: Which is the most exciting company in the world to work for if one seek to combine #bmgen with #entarch and #lean? >any answers on this?
  • greblhad: <post> An extended principles template http://wp.me/p7ejN-bJ >useful for #entarch #itarch #governance etc
  • gkathan: RT @grantcadams: By @AdrianGrigoriu: On Business Model v Operating Model and #TOGAF http://bit.ly/kQOX4v #bizarch #entarch
  • nickmalik: Post by debasish mishra: why capability better #entarch lens than process http://dlvr.it/Xy7XF – insightful >why either/or?
  • gkathan: RT @PascalDussart: RT @architectvalue: The Battle of Our Times: Capabilities vs. Process http://dlvr.it/Xy7XF #entarch  > imo it’s not a “vs”-discussion  #yam
  • kvistgaard: RT @anatoly_mt: #BPMN trivia: swimlanes http://bit.ly/lm4boB <- recommend >good #modelling issues #bpm
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @VenessaMiemis: Co.Design: Branding Is About Creating Patterns, Not Repeating Messages http://bit.ly/jG5t0G #bizarch
  • greblhad: <post> When things need to go up the wall http://wp.me/p7ejN-bM #bmgen #bizarch
  • getstoried: Great stuff RT @tferriss How Authors Really Make Money: The Rebirth of Seth Godin and Death of Traditional Pub.. http://bit.ly/arPwqw #bmgen #bizarch
  • jdevoo: RT @CharlesTBetz: embedded controls are architectural requirements for systems  #ISACAWorld >> Beer on Watt’s governor http://bit.ly/kXVIlG >classic Stafford Beer video #vsm #systems
  • vernaallee: InnovationManagement: Understanding and Exploiting #Innovation Ecosystems http://bit.ly/kCh48L #bmgen #entarch
  • Bonifer: The Caged Bird Effect: http://bit.ly/kUUFnC #gamechangers >v.interesting twist on #Agile…? #bmgen #entarch
  • BillIves: More Americans buying e-readers than tablets, study says http://bit.ly/lf7PoR
  • CreatvEmergence: The aha moment by @jhagel – http://ideas.economist.com/blog/aha-moment via @TheIdeasEconomy #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @ITSinsider: QoTD: “many businesses were/are indeed anti-social…they value process over people and ask employees to leave their humanity at the door.” #orgarch #entarch
  • greblhad: RT @jamesbergin: Outstanding and insightful piece from @McKQuarterly on what constitutes a bad strategy: http://bit.ly/k3JxVv >(registration reqd) #entarch
  • vernaallee: New findings: the evolving models of engagement and support for national membership organizations http://workingwikily.net/?p=1531
  • greblhad: <post> An integrated view of change http://wp.me/p7ejN-bR >strong recommend #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @storiedstrategy David Rock in HBR: The Business of Values http://ow.ly/5ssJm >getting serious about business ethics #entarch
  • kdierc: RT @JohanDenHaan: #fun “@shanselman: This is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen All Week. Tech Company Org Charts:  http://twitpic.com/5ior9c>ouch… probably painfully accurate… #orgarch #entarch
  • vernaallee: All my books, articles, interviews in 1 place on revamped webssite http://vernaallee.com/publications.html >useful resource!
  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill: Co-Creation is nothing unless you understand the principles of service-dominant logic #sdlogic http://is.gd/3jfjnG >perhaps also see my books ‘The Service-Oriented Enterprise’ http://bit.ly/4G3LI and ‘Mapping the Enterprise’ http://bit.ly/gwMVBG which both similarly assert that everything is a service
  • vernaallee: RT @jhagel: The “best” investment isn’t gold. It’s the people you love, the dreams you have, and living a life that matters @umairh http://bit.ly/jvbU3t >values-based approach to #entarch #economics etc
  • oscarberg: RT @fastcompany RT @designtaxi: Wallets to go extinct by 2015, PayPal predicts http://ow.ly/5tzdm < I think not. Maybe 2025.
  • chrisdpotts :RT @ldignan: 5 reasons the CIO can be a corporate sustainability hero http://zd.net/ixdnX8 #entarch #itarch
  • chrisdpotts: #CFO thinks #CIO role is about efficient operations; #CEO thinks it’s about productive change.
  • adrianrcampbell: @chrisdpotts efficient operations? That’s the COO job isn’t it?
  • chrisdpotts: RT @adrianrcampbell: @chrisdpotts efficient operations? That’s the COO job isn’t it? | Sure. Including IT, one might expect. #CIO
  • EAatWork: RT @EedemA Lasagne eats easier than spaghetti! [PDF] http://bit.ly/iiUbde Interesting statement and article (thesis) #entarch #archimate
  • tetradian: [post] EA conferences: ‘we are not amused’ http://bit.ly/loK0zN #entarch #conference #ripoff
  • greblhad: RT @JohnFMoore: #Australia: Public Sector Innovation Toolkit Released http://bit.ly/kmqNUO #psi #ogov #opengov
  • practicingEA: RT @eamven : Architecting the Enterprise – talking strategy and bus caps using TOGAF http://bit.ly/mUeO7n #entarch >nice article by Serge Thorn – except that this can’t be done in practice with standard TOGAF…
  • adrianrcampbell: #EntArch and Strategic Planning go together http://bit.ly/izoGVA >another pointer to the same Serge Thorn article – a more accurate tagline to say ‘EntArch’ rather than ‘TOGAF’
  • thinksmith: A nice little list of tools for #startups http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-01/13/useful-tools-for-startups #bmgen
  • vernaallee: via @AddThis By @stevenwaddell Networking Action: Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks http://bit.ly/lPpH2J #entarch
  • joyce_hostyn: “I have lost confidence” >must read open letter to RIM exec http://bit.ly/krWAYt 1st call to action is #ux 5th is #purpose (why) >great example of #bizarch critique
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: Trust is a matter of time, or maybe not! http://bit.ly/mgJt5K >core issues in #entarch #bizarch
  • mikejwalker: RT @jevdemon: The methodology is a tool to deliver the solution, not the solution itself.  Purists never ship. >enterprise-architects beware! 🙂
  • jdevoo: @business_design Hi Alex! Q: where would I place interveners on the canvas as in Greenpeace on Shell’s business model? New block? CS? TIA >@jdevoo ‘interveners on the canvas’ – BMC only goes out to Market layer, not ext.enterprise – see http://slidesha.re/8wWNSq – discuss w me?
  • SAlhir: RT @DesignThinkers: By @choosenick: “#servicedesign is dead. The New Product is Alive!” http://bit.ly/jhso8y >useful inversion of view for #bizarch etc
  • DavidGurteen: Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture http://bit.ly/bvIx4r #KM #complexity >much-appreciated pointer to part of my Feb 2010 rethink of potential use of Cynefin etc in enterprise-architecture, which raised a high degree of ire in certain quarters…
  • thoughttrans: How can one create a realistic #entarch without talking with the board of directors? // How can one create a realistic #entarch without talking with the executive committee? >many still try to (not) do this…
  • ironick: Taleb/Blyth: The Black Swan of Cairo [PDF] (http://bit.ly/kBFakD) sounds lot like HOT (Highly Optimized Tolerance) http://bit.ly/jssVSj #panarchy
  • ironick: Taleb/Blyth: The Black Swan of Cairo http://bit.ly/kBFakD >essential reading for #entarch, esp w/r/t #economics
  • DavidGurteen: Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter http://bit.ly/iOo7ek #complexity #entarch
  • BillIves: RT @sympmarc: Cheaper #Kindle points to electronics’ future http://bit.ly/kCbHmZ (via @cnn) >’cheaper’ = mandatory ads… ::sigh::
  • nickmalik: [post] Different Specialties of Architect http://bit.ly/iRmtCE –> To reduce the arguments about #entarch >latter is wishful thinking, I fear? 🙂
  • vernaallee: RT @BradAcker22: Shirky Principle: Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution. http://bit.ly/8XjHoa >yep. a huge challenge in large-scale #entarch…
  • SystemsWiki: CmapTools – A marvelous FREE utility for developing concept maps.  http://bit.ly/jSwIAN >valuable classic!
  • tetradian: [post] Enterprise-architecture as vectors http://bit.ly/j3QzVI (for @robert_phipps) #entarch
  • Bebela239: RT @GOOD: New [US] laws take effect today that protect sustainable businesses from the pressure to turn a profit at all costs. http://su.pr/1did1w >hooray! #bizarch #economics
  • gkathan: RT @simplicableanna: 4 levels of customer experience: which level is your business? http://bit.ly/lIu9dY #bmgen #bizarch
  • greblhad: The truth is in there -> http://bit.ly/lvd9MH >nice juxtaposition… #bizarch #economics

Narrative knowledge, creativity, leadership and other person-to-person stuff:

  • DavidGurteen: Conversation, appreciation and understanding is innovation. http://bit.ly/lesl7t #GoodToTalk #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Paradox of creative process: be open to anything…and…finely tune discernment >v.important in #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: What does it mean to manage knowledge http://bit.ly/kxJtRY #km
  • CreatvEmergence: When we commit w/passion to purpose (and let go of that wh/is not it) synchronicity becomes the norm, not exception >another thread in the ‘business-anarchist’ theme – ‘working with the chaos’ etc
  • unorder: New article: How to make your strategy stick with a strategic story http://is.gd/7FwqfG #strategy #storytelling #communications >recommend – of course!
  • CreatvEmergence: Meditate Your Way to a More Creative Mind l Fast Co: http://tinyurl.com/3jh9sfv
  • vernaallee: Excellent thoughtful post by @Jabaldaia In a world of diversity – Learning values and ethics in innovation http://x.nu/XGt
  • DavidGurteen: Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology from @euan http://bit.ly/jc6GhY /great stuff! #KM
  • getstoried: “So often we abandon intimacy in the attempt to escape judgement.” – James Cordova – http://bit.ly/j0h3VG #newaboutme
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @chuckfrey: Review: Thinkpak brainstorming card deck takes SCAMPER to the next level – http://ht.ly/5shda #creativity >looks useful for #ideation #bmgen etc
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @DavidHolzmer: [sorta long, but VERY interesting!] A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100 – http://bit.ly/kFwnJT #leadership #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Great Intro to Spiral Dynamics video – evolution of thinking and values:  http://bit.ly/kQ718p via @edwardharran @jhagel >sorry, but this ghastly over-hyped US-style sales-pitch is just plain wrong – it’s not a linear progression, and describing it as such creates many serious yet difficult-to-see traps… not a good idea… (see e.g. ‘Dimensions of a Spiral’ http://weblog.tomgraves.org/index.php/2009/04/22/spiral-dimensions/ and ‘Another note on Spiral Dynamics’ http://weblog.tomgraves.org/index.php/2009/10/01/note-on-spiral/ )
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: 6 Ways to Spot Liars and Fools http://bit.ly/jHZ53s >useful checklist for false-logic arguments
  • DavidGurteen: Luis Suarez on the Power of Activity Streams for Enterprise Collaboration http://bit.ly/jZNrcb
  • joyce_hostyn: “evangelise story behind the change” RT @Jabaldaia @PaulSloane: Why do people resist change? http://dld.bz/6qzx > good summary+ takeaway
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: Valuing cultures and absorbing knowledge http://bit.ly/fy1GGK
  • BillIves: RT @semanticwill: Awesome article: Design Thinking As Knowledge Work [PDF]  http://tinyurl.com/67kwcc8 via @rotkapchen
  • greblhad: RT @jasonfurnell: Delicious : Sketching at Work – A Guide to Visual Problem Solving and Communication:  http://bit.ly/k0cLcV < Inspiring
  • unorder: Book on questions said that order of importance is: why, what, how, when, where. In story work order is reversed. >interesting challenge for ‘enterprise-as-story’, which ‘why’ is the necessary core…
  • davidcushman: Making Waves http://bit.ly/m2eQtm >moral of this story: find out the natural flow of the wave?
  • vernaallee: RT @business901: RT @ourfounder: Contracts should show how parties respect each other, not punish each other. #lean #kanban #pkflow – EXCELLENT THOUGHT

Much the same, but specifically on-line rather than in-person:

  • BillIves: Network multiplier effect: serendipity is back? by @joemckendrick http://bit.ly/jO9e9P
  • davidcushman: RT @MParekh: Good preview: “Google’s Facebook Competitor, The Google+ Social Network, Finally Arrives” $GOOG http://selnd.com/lCHGoD via @sengineland
  • DavidGurteen: Google+: First Impressions http://on.mash.to/lK3d3E #socmedia
  • jdevoo: Civic Commons Takes Off http://j.mp/kKBX6e #egov >US-specific at present, but could extend?
  • jdevoo: RT @codepo8: Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design http://bit.ly/mjSZMP endorsed by the UK government #egov #ux
  • Bebela239: RT @bcs: Author of BCS book Working the Crowd discusses how organisations can build social media into their marketing strategies. http://bit.ly/iKwgnH
  • DavidGurteen: How do you build strong relationships online? http://bit.ly/juv9KJ >useful #socmedia #socbiz #entarch
  • ChristineArena: Fascinated with games, Google+, etc., but thinking the next hot social media “site” is real life. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/iXuQhJ #5MProject // Biggest opportunity in virtual is platforms that improve people’s real-world experiences & relationships. Exhibit A: http://bit.ly/lhJoED // Bridging real & virtual worlds, Exhibit B: http://bit.ly/lUMImb Exhibit C: http://4sq.com/m4i6bb

IT-architecture and other items associated with IT in general:

  • getstoried: So cool! RT @GoGoSlava: Do you want a 3D printer for Christmas?  here are your final hours to get one – http://bit.ly/j90Euk >the RepRap 3D-printer movement continues on apace: will be a while yet before this really takes off, but definitely Watch This Space?
  • simonbrown: RT @darachennis: Architecture 101: Adding glue to a knotty web of poop, just makes a sticky knotty web of poop. #justsayin >do I hear ‘IT-centric ‘EA” here…?
  • practicingea: RT @Staten7: Good lessons in here. RT @mgualtieri: The 10 worst cloud outages (and what we can learn from them) http://bit.ly/mBCQYI via Computerworld >hooray! – some solid realism on #cloud!
  • theopengroup: RT @chrisjharding: Using TOGAF for Cloud Ecosystems Project http://bit.ly/kl2bjo #ogcloud #itarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @anatoly_mt: #BPMN pattern: Incoming Processor http://bit.ly/jQg0Av <- recommend.
  • gkathan: RT @Gartner_inc: Best and Worst Enterprise & Application Architecture Practices. http://gtnr.it/lO1lco #Gartner #EA >from #itarch to #entarch

Society, culture, economics and the real ‘big-picture’ concerns:

  • SAlhir: via @philosophybites @nadia_z @SemiraSK Encourage kids how to think critically, creatively & co-operatively http://bit.ly/ltPN3j #society #culture #ethics
  • vernaallee: RT @timkastelle: Blog post: Scarcity as the “Mother of Invention” guest post by James B Moody – important topic, comments welcome! http://bit.ly/jRbxWt >separating growth from resource-consumption #economics
  • tetradian: Al Jazeera: ‘The Indignant’ – youth/whole-community street-protest in Spain http://bit.ly/mMMLLn #society #culture #economics
  • hvaelama: My EU-policy recommendations is to increase 1 demand-side of innovation 2 integral technology/human centric  3 open society // 1. Demand-oriented and demand-creating technological and social innovations have premium in future because they can solve the science chasm // 2 human being is real, enactive, embodied and holistic: technologies for good life cannot be actualized without humanization of technology // 3. Open society is based on open markets, open innovation and open data. In complex world public institutions should change their role
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh Umair Haque: Capitalism Reconstructed http://bit.ly/iFFHFZ >yup, it’s Umair Haque again… #economics  #entarch
  • chrisdpotts: As of March 2011, Asset Mgrs of $22 Trillion of assets had signed up to the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment http://bit.ly/kordYh
  • SAlhir: RT @eglinski Elements of Happiness http://bit.ly/mIIHof Harvard Study of Adult Dev,longest study of wellbeing ever conducted via @brainpicker
  • jdevoo: RT @VenessaMiemis: Research shows city living affects our brain http://bit.ly/ji9TAG via @rossdawson >> pressures from our dense urban future #society #culture
  • tetradian: [post] Yabbies – a novel http://bit.ly/kqyppA #society #politics #economics #futures // ‘Yabbies’ novel – a bit of background http://bit.ly/jW4PC7 // Yabbies story-fragment: ‘Mishie’ http://bit.ly/kpCykO
  • rettema: Revenge is a lazy form of grief >just so true, in so many varied ways…
  • tonyrestell: An intriguing viewpoint: Sir Howard Davies on the prospects for a long-term revival of the UK economy: http://bit.ly/mHijx9 #bizarch #economics
  • Bebela239: RT @TheEconomist: Which emerging economies are at greatest risk of overheating? Economist Daily Chart June 30th http://econ.st/mTD9H0
  • jdevoo: Geeked-out gardening http://j.mp/jZaNiu via @johnthackara >’appropriate technology’ revisited, 40yrs later #itarch #sustainability
  • davidriveroll: Check this video — What is Bitcoin? http://youtu.be/Um63OQz3bjo via @youtube < Actively exchanging time / work / ideas without bad intermediaries
  • SAlhir: RT @tdebaillon “world needs new kind of design based on an ethical framework in which life is ultimate source of value” http://bit.ly/mEQL8b
  • SAlhir: RT @umairh Financialization as the nemesis of deep democracy. Don’t miss by John Lanchester in the @LondonReview. http://bit.ly/llbjUm >needs further reading… #society #economics on collision-course?
  • DavidGurteen: What A Way To Go: “We’re living a way that doesn’t work.” http://bit.ly/mLPxAy via Stephen Downes >yikes… #society
  • DavidGurteen: Am I actually living in the real world? http://bit.ly/lUKT0E from @euan
  • davidriveroll: The problem with Evil is that it seduces us to try to get rid of it / El problema con el Mal es que nos seduce a que intentemos eliminarlo
  • oscarberg: RT @paulocoelho: If you understand life, you need a reality check
  • miket0181: RT @rossdawson: Turning into gods: the new rise of techno-optimism and neo-psychedelia http://bit.ly/kQNrh6 >oh no not again… ::sigh::

And, of course, that ever-magnificent miscellany:

  • davidcushman: RT @tube_boob: A Tube map for tourists http://twitpic.com/5h4dvn >thought this was another ‘yawn it’s yet another silly not-Tube map’ – and then realised that it is a Tube-map of central London… 🙂 – nice.
  • kdierc: RT @alecsharp: RT @winsontang: Hacked Gmail Account  http://tiny.ly/1×47 <It’s a longish post, but suggests some useful precautions.
  • craighepburn: RT @Pogue: This winner of Nokia’s homemade-movie contest is brilliant–and technically flawless. Presenting: “Splitscreen.” http://j.mp/iMvrLr >really nice…
  • thoughttrans: RT @cc_chapman: My Latest: YES, I Want To Speak At Your Event, BUT… http://cot.ag/lIsRPi >good advice for speakers: also cf. my http://bit.ly/loK0zN ..
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: RT @blogbrevity: Interesting! RT @matijarijavec Dyslexie: A typeface for dyslexics http://tnw.co/l7iNY1 #design #innovation #hcsm
  • DavidGurteen: RT @euan: priceless http://bit.ly/k6KZHY /neat >very nicely done…
  • CreatvEmergence: Think More Visually – advice form 6 artists: http://bit.ly/kGRLF4 (via @davegray) >useful for #entarch comms…
  • SAlhir: RT @stagedrocks: The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. >ouch… 🙁
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