A week in Tweets: 21-27 August 2011

Another not-quite-so-delayed collection of Tweets and links – Share and Enjoy? Usual and usual, of course: over to you…

Enterprise-architecture, strategy and all the ‘business big-picture’ stuff:

  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx RT @sajidahinakhan RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation http://youtu.be/l7AWnfFRc7g via @youtube #entarch
  • FlorianQuarre: US energy usage: Well rendered dataViz, plus striking fact for me: 58% of energy out there is lost http://goo.gl/hSgCd
  • business_design: ! RT @sachin_joshi: M-Pesa is the  main source of revenue for Vodafone in Kenya; successful #bmgen example of at BOP http://post.ly/2wwa5
  • gkathan: RT @Tim_Flux What the hell is ‘Business Alignment’: http://wp.me/p1dcPl-1F #entarch
  • bergmart: Interesting paper by Ralph Foorthuis assessing value of EA [PDF] http://bit.ly/otCmbt #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @agilestrategy Strategy as model and guiding business rules http://bit.ly/rkq5yT #strategy
  • SAlhir: RT @jukkaam The Value of an Existing Customer http://bit.ly/ps9Ve7 #strategy #customer #sales #bizarch
  • gkathan: writing for visual thinkers – sample chapter – http://bit.ly/nSablr >#entarch toolbox
  • jdevoo: RT @frogdesign: What successful companies and cities have in common http://bit.ly/q9rh5t
  • DavidGurteen: Trust is the bandwidth of communication. Karl-Erik Sveiby http://bit.ly/8spWu #entarch
  • Bebela239: Guide to Greener Electronics | Greenpeace International http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/ >good example of a ‘natural anti-client’ issue in #entarch
  • SystemsWiki: #stwg Hard and Soft Systems Thinking Approaches [PDF] http://bit.ly/mW6thI >useful 5pg summary of differences
  • greblhad: Interesting work on value modeling http://neffics.eu/2011/05/vdml-and-cmmn-submissions/ >technical specifications for value-delivery metamodel and description-language #entarch #bizarch
  • bergmart: Forrester predicts as the ultimate cloud business model: full cloud broker who is able to dynamically source all kinds of cloud resources #itarch #cloud
  • vernaallee: Love this gem from Nick Holt – Value is neither the subject nor the object, but the relationship between the two
  • DavidGurteen: Between the subject and the object lies the value. Robert M. Pirsig http://bit.ly/8X47cY
  • gkathan: RT @chrisonea Post – Developers vs Architects: Cage Match  http://www.chrisonea.com/2010/07/16/dev_vs_arch/ #entarch #bizarch #itarch #cio #cto >excellent read
  • CreatvEmergence: Creative Thinking: Diverge and Converge – on my blog  http://bit.ly/oLJbse >useful infographic #entarch
  • greblhad: Is it not strange that the architecture of systems is generally thought of/viewed as parts instead of wholes >by people who don’t understand architecture but like to think they do, yes… 🙁 – this is one of the fundamental problems in communicating #entarch etc
  • CreatvEmergence: HBR: Embracing Complexity http://bit.ly/p6SOwC via @LisaKimball >good HBR-style summary #entarch
  • business_design: time for management & organizational innovation RT @Acluytens: 81 percent of workers feeling overwhelmed or burnt out- http://bit.ly/pvZAlN #orgarch #entarch
  • aojensen: RT @CharlottePell: John Seddon new article – Lessons from Blair’s years of delivery – On Line Opinion – 24/8/2011 http://bit.ly/nEAUIM #entarch #change
  • chrisdpotts: Philanthropy, or charity | RT @HarvardBiz: EBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change http://s.hbr.org/ptSzP9 #bmgen #bizarch #ngo
  • business_design: RT @InnosightTeam: Interesting read in HBR – how to use emergent vs. deliberate strategy effectively #innovation http://bit.ly/qYZvXi
  • KMskunkworks: RT @thotstr: Fair Process – Managing in the Knowledge Economy [PDF, 2003] http://awe.sm/5RnNT #KM #leadership #Ts #HBR [Good read!] >centrality of trust in #collab #entarch
  • Cybersal: RT @Ronald_G_Ross: Zachman makes headlines: a real shocker if you’ve ever heard him speak… http://goo.gl/08ALS #entarch 🙂
  • CreatvEmergence: Aliveness in Marketing – my latest blog post http://bit.ly/pG0eBI >trust and transparency are key here
  • theopengroup: By @ArtBourbon: Monet revisited (or: non-traditional approaches to developing TOGAF® Next) http://nblo.gs/m624K #entarch
  • ArtBourbon: @pbmobi @tetradian @neternity @moneydecisions  thanks for the ideas  Blog: Monet revisited  http://bit.ly/eOKg7W @theopengroup #entarch
  • Cybersal: RT @timkastelle By Kay Plantes: Business model #innovation lesson in HP exiting PCs http://bit.ly/pLoIJ6 #bizarch #entarch >”HP mistakenly defines its business by products. Apple on the other hand defines its business around a value promise making access to and management of electronic information effortless.”
  • CreatvEmergence: Slideshare: The Future of Living Networks and Organizations by @rossdawson http://bit.ly/qGKykH #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Blog Post: There are only business strategies http://bit.ly/nNx5ki >on strategy and #km
  • jdevoo: RT @cjsequeira: CFO’s Sustainability Role Still Growing, Ernst & Young Says http://bit.ly/oiggFj >> the CFO looks out for social and env?! hm
  • gkathan: RT @OBASHI_Chief: New blog | Zombies, dataflows and the CxO career apocalypse http://ow.ly/6cvQ2 #Entarch #bizarch #itfail
  • gkathan: Howard Jarche: “hierarchy is a prosthesis for trust” – http://bit.ly/pTQuw3 #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Using stories and km to develop strategies people embrace http://bit.ly/oHJMC9 #km #storytelling #bizstory #entarch
  • simonbrown: RT @flowchainsensei: “People think the public sector is doing worse in IT than private companies – our findings suggest they’re just as bad.” http://goo.gl/2fbb5 #entarch #strategy
  • gkathan: RT @present_tense Information Visualization Manifesto http://pear.ly/wfK0 via @pearltrees #visualthinkingcomplexity #visualthinking #entarch
  • business_design: RT @stattys_world: #bmgen canvas in @thinkpublic & @nesta_uk prototyping process [PDF] http://t.co/udVNbMQ >recommend #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Emergence – Why Impossible Happens More Often http://t.co/e7VKvpY by Kevin Kelly via @edwardharran @petervan #society #culture #entarch
  • JosvanOosten: Since a relationship involves two members… http://dlvr.it/j78Zk #bmgen #bizarch #reputation

A few comments on the retirement of Steve Jobs from Apple:

  • SAlhir: RT @dave_carpenter Seth Godin succinctly puts Steve Jobs announcement in perspective. Important quick read http://bit.ly/n52Yca
  • thoughttrans: RT @presentationzen: Just like his presentations, Steve Jobs’ resignation letter is simple,clear, & 2 the point. http://tinyurl.com/3s974b5
  • Cybersal: #SteveJobs: “We think we have the right architecture not just in silicon but in the organization to build these kinds of products” #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @tedchris: I just re-watched Steve Jobs’ powerful Stanford speech, more poignant than ever. “Do what you love.” http://on.ted.com/9bj6
  • thoughttrans: My few words on what I hope Steve Jobs is doing now that he has the time. http://ow.ly/6d8cm
  • SAlhir: RT @bizshrink: New Post: An Icon Never Retires #SteveJobs – http://bit.ly/roQNaR

Anything about people working directly with others, or working on new ideas:

  • thoughttrans: RT @TCagley: SPaMCAST 147 – Selfishness and Process Improvement http://bit.ly/qUkBmr #Change #Agile #CMMI #Kanban
  • CreatvEmergence: The ‘yin’ of marketing –> RT @zen_habits The Quiet Theory of Influence: http://zenhabits.net/shhh >recommend #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Right on! -> Arts-based learning in Journal for Business Strategy: http://tinyurl.com/42hkdv6 via @T_C_P (Engage some at #cibc11)
  • CreatvEmergence: What Ants Can Teach the Enterprise About Teamwork – bit.ly/nMqVuR via @rossdawson #collab #entarch
  • BillIves: post – Review of Kate Pugh’s Sharing Hidden Know-How http://bit.ly/nOCnJM #km
  • thoughttrans: How my old skills from my older career came in handy in my new very different career! http://ow.ly/69lNg >the importance of the ‘desk-check’
  • DavidGurteen: Video: The 7 design principles of the World Cafe http://bit.ly/r24z7G #theworldcafe #kcafe
  • DavidGurteen: RT @ConnectIrmeli: Contextualism http://bit.ly/qvUURM #KM /things can only be understood in context
  • CreatvEmergence: HBR: Disrupt Yourself by @johnsonwhitney http://s.hbr.org/px0vSd >see also http://bit.ly/9WPfgn by same author – both give v.useful lessons for me right now
  • CreatvEmergence: The “Aha” Moment: Top journalists on how great ideas come to them. http://journ.us/hR2JnD via @SeanKellyStudio #cibc11 #narrative #bizstory
  • DavidGurteen: Information rag and bone men curate the weak signal and the long tail. (from @euan) http://bit.ly/p0VY0l #KM
  • KMskunkworks: Keeping Crucial Knowledge From Leaving Forever http://j.mp/pDv7ng [excellent read!] helps with this KM problem http://bit.ly/oHOIsd >key #entarch issue, far too often overlooked
  • Cybersal: By @podnosh, via @davebriggs: Storytellers, weavers, architects and navigators in Local Govt http://bit.ly/q5oi8i >threatened by cuts
  • CreatvEmergence: The Never-Ending Story | design mind http://bit.ly/ptztP9 via @JohnCabra @frogdesign  #bizstory
  • joyce_hostyn: “Discipline isn’t willpower. Discipline is setting up the perfect environment…” http://j.mp/p1J3PU RT @VMaryAbraham by @chrisbrogan >recommend (as much to myself as to anyone else… 😐 )
  • CreatvEmergence: You might be part of a self-organizing community if… http://bit.ly/pQRGjZ via @sebpaquet @collectiveself
  • chrisdpotts: Me too | RT @mkrigsman: Answered ‘What’s the best project management advice that you’ve ever been given?’ http://bit.ly/oj8OnL #pmp #pmot
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: Why You May Be Blind to a Good Idea (and What to Do About It) http://bit.ly/o1TgBJ #KM #collab
  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx @VisceralBiz putting the power of storytelling on the board agenda Business60 Transforming Ideas http://bit.ly/pTC3sg >visual storytelling: interesting sales-pitch for a sales-pitch? 🙂
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia “Before we can think outside the box, we must start with the box!” http://bit.ly/qjb3Tv #creativity #innovation
  • SAlhir: RT @sniukas Innovation is new ideas made useful… http://bit.ly/qC5xwJ >well put
  • CreatvEmergence: How Do We Create Cultures of #Creativity with @johnmaeda bit.ly/jJPOGK via @StevenDahlberg #AspenIdeas
  • KMskunkworks: Keeping Crucial Knowledge From Leaving Forever (Perigean Technologies – Public Power Magazine) wp.me/pUfyy-a7 #KCube #KMers #Training
  • simonbrown: Short and to the point! RT @PapaChrisMatts: #Blogflog “The last IRRESPONSIBLE moment” http://bit.ly/nIeEO5 #lean >now translate this to #economics #society #sustainability…
  • DavidGurteen: Nonaka in 60 seconds http://bit.ly/pXrQXi #KM
  • ArtBourbon: RT @pbmobi: FrogDesign: “Stories online aren’t really stories right now” http://bit.ly/n4awLB >> #entarch must have a Cow Bird (thanks to @ruthmalan) #bizstory #e20
  • DavidGurteen: Making sense of our world http://bit.ly/ocvxGk #KM >sensemaking as part of personal-KM
  • oscarberg: Unless you prepare & open your mind to serendipity it’s less likely to happen
  • oscarberg: RT @s_ko: @oscarberg serendipity is too important to be left to chance… < Good way of putting it
  • SAlhir: RT @JudithEGlaser Cluttered environments lead to cluttered and disorganized minds. http://t.co/4m4XZD9 #creatingwe >yeah, yeah, I know, I know… 🙁
  • DavidGurteen: Facilitation isn’t just about taking a tried + true process + using it yet again http://bit.ly/qDSFi2
  • CreatvEmergence: Born to think in iterations > creativity expands. Socialized to think pass/fail > creativity contracts. We need iterative thinking culture >agree, tho’ note that this implies need for total restructure/refocus of education etc
  • gkathan: RT @SunniBrown: Does anyone read these days? Some doodle articles just in case:  http://sunnibrown.com/doodlerevolution/articles/ #creativity #sensemaking

Online-collaboration, user-experience and suchlike:

  • thinksmith: 7 Strategic design principles for web-product people, copywriters, designers,  UX & IA’s: http://tumblr.com/xwh4919t5w
  • joyce_hostyn: Do you have an app for that? http://bit.ly/og4NqT [new post] >useful user-scenario case-study #ux
  • oscarberg: A platform focus is a sure path to  #e20 failure. Design services for people, their goals & work contexts.
  • simonbrown: Booking a Ryanair flight for the first time … I don’t like it already :-/ >’first time user’ – #ux #bmgen #bizarch etc please take note?
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @MarionChapsal – IDEO a New Collaborative Tool #MIX – http://bit.ly/q8m2P1 – built on #Passion >internal #collab tool at IDEO

IT-this-that-and-the-other:

  • basvg: series of blogpost on TOGAF, crosposted to  http://sgp.cm/de2920 #entarch #togaf http://sgp.cm/bff497
  • chrisdpotts: How to approach BYO technology: explore what architectures would have looked like if consumer IT had predated corporate IT. #CIO #entarch
  • simonbrown: RT @huddle: Have you checked out the #1 SharePoint Alternative? Over 90,000 businesses already have! Try a Huddle Free Trial today http://ow.ly/6apks #itarch #socbiz #e20
  • gkathan: RT @OndrejGalik Software Architecture and “The Principle of Small Decisions” http://t.co/F6J11zT /via @wordpressdotcom >valid for #entarch too >so true
  • basvg: RT @brendabizz: See BiZZdesign’s whitepaper “Capturing Architecture for the Adaptive Enterprise” http://bit.ly/qRcy2O >useful resource for #itarch #entarch
  • joemckendrick: Wireless data can be delivered by LED lights, anywhere: call it ‘Li-Fi’ http://smrt.io/nnzdaW
  • Cybersal: RT @MIT_CISR New MIT CISR survey on enterprise architecture! To participate http://ow.ly/6dBLP #ea #entarch #CIO

The societal big-picture, with economics, sustainability and the like:

  • CreatvEmergence: Vision for Conscious Community http://bit.ly/rulJP7 #society #sustainability #economics
  • JosvanOosten: G. Edward Griffin: The Mandrake Mechanism and Debt Cancellation http://dlvr.it/h9J89 #economics #politics #society
  • SAlhir: RT @stevedenning RT @bmdesignhki: How USA (and UK) have lost the ability to Make Things. http://patk.in/r9VgiK via @patkinsel @GrabCAD
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @VenessaMiemis: excellent resource for building local #resilience – Asset-Based Community Development Institute http://www.abcdinstitute.org/abcd09/
  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx RT @RichardMerrick Some notes on Bureaucracy by @hjarche http://bit.ly/oZXFCN >”tyranny was the solution to a communications problem” – a brilliant insight on the relationship between bureaucracy and tyranny
  • SystemsWiki: #stwg Evolution myths: ‘Survival of the fittest’ justifies ‘everyone for themselves’ fm New Scientist http://bit.ly/p3Bwn7
  • oscarberg: RT @nahumg: RT @ej_butler: 12 mind-blowing concepts from Malcolm Gladwell’s bestsellers http://read.bi/qoOfeo /via @tbi_warroom
  • tetradian: [post] Listen for the real narrative http://bit.ly/qdxom8 #narrative #km #change #society
  • KMskunkworks: Building a society’s knowledge capacity wp.me/pUfyy-9L
  • thoughttrans: Seth’s Blog: Short-term capitalism http://bit.ly/pi7BRI
  • jdevoo: RT @redesign: Surprise: history is not your therapist. This is the New Age you never expected. Crybabies need not apply. http://bit.ly/mYrL0k
  • DavidGurteen: Video: A bureaucrat is “out stapled” http://bit.ly/o3e6j4 /Absolutely hilarious
  • Cybersal: Reading this interview,  http://bit.ly/oOJDDY discovered I went to same school as the heroine of the Hackney riots. http://bit.ly/qjuTT3 >for the original video, see http://youtu.be/aOZjPT2Juxw
  • fer_ananda: RT @JenniferSertl: Mindfulness Required:This is not the age of info. Is the age of resonance http://bit.ly/m2R4CO Meaning is the new currency >yes – though note that it’s neither a hoardable nor exchangeable commodity (i.e. cannot be used for a ‘pseudo-scarcity’ economy)
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @SpiralEyes: An article I wrote with @integralcity on how generational values impact city policy. Integral Leadership Review http://bit.ly/rdRUYA
  • DavidGurteen: Britain: Nine Meals From Anarchy http://bit.ly/pw7mqZ #economics #society
  • ArtBourbon: RT @dlinden: Go green before it’s too late! Aliens will punish us for screwing up the planet (English version) http://bit.ly/ogweuQ >nice example of serious futures-work (yes, serious.)
  • kvistgaard: RT @nelderini: Wow, @ericgarland manages to slay bad futurists, their customers, journalists & editors in one stroke! http://bit.ly/neooiM #futures
  • SAlhir: RT @ChuckBlakeman: Riches vs. Wealth – big diff – http://bit.ly/n4nMCJ #society #economics
  • jdevoo: RT @phisab: @jdevoo What’s mine is yours… collaborative consumption http://bit.ly/myMmz0 >> great resource #society #economics
  • CreatvEmergence: Living Web Films – Regenerative Agriculture by Beezhan Tulu – Kickstarter http://kck.st/pLFdXE
  • SAlhir: RT @intmf “If the youth are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel it’s warmth” — African Proverb >the real origin of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ #society #culture

And, the items that really matter – the ever-ineffable none-of-the-above’:

  • Bebela239: RT @GuardianBooks: nature and nurture finally reconciled – the new evolutionism. review of controversial The Epigenetics Revolution http://gu.com/p/3x9a5/tw #books >interestingly, confirms that the ‘Lamarckian heresy’ is in fact sort-of valid – acquired traits can be passed on to subsequent generations under certain conditions and contexts
  • tetradian: [post] Not quite bus-pass day… http://bit.ly/osOabf
  • kvistgaard: Pomodairo, a pomodoro technique application, works great. And it’s free: http://bit.ly/ayGSFB >Adobe AIR (multi-platform) version of the Pomodoro technique
  • simonbrown: Impressed with ChronoSync … sync’d 46GB of stuff to the Time Capsule without any errors (which Time Machine doesn’t always manage)!
  • Cybersal: Brilliant set of writing tips here:  http://bit.ly/qTRa4D (via @DanielPink ‘s excellent newsletter)
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @chuckfrey: AWESOME STORY! >> The Martial Arts of the Mind from @mitchditkoff: http://ht.ly/6bmfI #innovation #leadership
  • mikejwalker: McAfee: Android malware soars while iPhone untouched http://aol.it/nvJfGm >oh dear… 🙁
  • Bebela239: RT @wiredscience: Dolphins using big shells as tools to catch fish. Landmark scientific implications aside, it’s so darn cute! http://is.gd/T2j0Xg
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