13 years, 5 months ago

A week in Tweets: 28 November – 04 December 2010

Link: http://weblog.tomgraves.org/index.php/2010/12/09/tweetweek-28nov/

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