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A week in Tweets: 23-29 January 2011

Link: http://weblog.tomgraves.org/index.php/2011/02/04/tweetweek-23jan/

A bit late this time – apologies. It’s, yes, another week’s worth of Tweets and links: usual categories, of course.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy and other ‘big-picture’ business-related items:

  • tetradian: [post] Models as decision-records (Enterprise Canvas) (for @ArchiTool) http://bit.ly/eKVBO7 #entarch #metamodel
  • ArchiTool: @tetradian Good post. Key words – story, capture, discuss, process, checklist. Capture in software? Words, pictures? Going away to think…
  • aojensen: Bank branches need process improvement: http://j.mp/gK4gMH #entarch #bpm #thinkingenterprise <ouch… :-)
  • SAlhir: RT @ConversationAge: Reputation management and value http://ow.ly/3IEwu <practical how-to intro #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @simonsinek: If it’s action you want then share information as freely as possible. Information is currency. It is fuel for action. <but it is not currency in the same sense as money: the moment you think it is, you’ll have blown it…
  • thoughttrans: RT @ducttape: How to Create a Membership Program that Rocks http://ducttape.me/eZ9d61
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @Thandelike: We respond to people who know themselves, those able to describe what shaped their character. It’s how we gain trust. #reinvention <apply this also to #entarch etc
  • BillIves: RT @jackvinson: New post on KJolt: The future of work http://bit.ly/gIUg5L > good points
  • (via @BillIves) By JP: The Maker Generation in the Enterprise http://bit.ly/ietJvA <strong recommend #entarch #orgarch
  • oscarberg: RT @JohnFMoore: The Plan is not the Objective http://otf.me/DLa < #agile applied to policy-making etc in politics #society
  • oscarberg: Are we obsessed with planning? Sometimes planning is like making weather forecasts, yet we invest so much trust in plans <the dreaded ‘planning cycle’ etc: as per the previous ‘The plan is not the Objective’ article, people seem to forget the old military adage that “no plan survives first contact with the enemy”, or, more accurately, with Reality Department in any guise…
  • thoughttrans: A good #bizarch #entarch is M&M good! http://dld.bz/6EK4 Watch a fun video & share <nice use of tangible metaphor
  • kvistgaard: Often missing in #entarch : the association of anti-patterns w/ motivation factors http://bit.ly/h9hLgp <good point: same also applies to patterns and motivations
  • oscarberg: RT @HarvardBiz: Find the Revolution Before It Finds You http://s.hbr.org/fdBMQD #entarch #bizarch #bmgen <some good points on the ‘business anarchist’ theme – also use of sensory engagement to create community engagement (also note commenters on HBR who completely miss the point of business-model innovation etc…)
  • valuenetworks: New blog post: All Work is Networked – networks and situational complexity – and Cynefin. http://tiny.cc/vwbcl // link to Cynthia’s Kurtz ‘Confluence’ http://bit.ly/gD5T8W work behind All work is networked http://shar.es/3aJ8H
  • tetradian: re-reading Nevil Shute’s 1951 novel ‘Round the Bend’ – a key early influence for me on #entarch etc http://bit.ly/ezvd9f
  • Cybersal: RT @alan_inglis Where Enterprise Architecture and Project Management Intersect http://is.gd/RHd6nJ >balanced view on EA-PM relationship <recommend #entarch #bizarch #itarch etc
  • ironick: New line of Gartner research: panarchitecture. Complements #entarch S-curve focus with focus on back loop http://bit.ly/gRDdNN // for resilience in VUCA era, #entarch must go beyond hierarchy 2 embrace #panarchy: network of growth & disruptive renewal // #entarch 2 #panarchy paradigm shift: from upfront design of robust system to ongoing renewal of resilient system // ex of #hybridthinking: #designthinking + #entarch + #panarchy = panarchitecture, new approach 2 resilience thru renewal <recommend #entarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @ariscommunity: Process cost calculation methods http://bit.ly/e3ewtY #bpm <useful brief summary/how-to
  • kvistgaard: RT @EBookUpdate: Amazon’s Kindle Launches New Virtual Library KindleLendingClub.com  http://sns.ly/jQboy2 #bmgen
  • eatraining: RT @HarvardBiz Apple, Don’t Weaken the Garden Walls http://s.hbr.org/gk8hzL #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • simonbrown: Short essay on constraints; documenting them prevents people asking why you made whacky decisions … http://bit.ly/fVCcEG <article is about #itarch, but applies to #entarch #bizarch and just about every kind of development
  • smbounds: Principles for intervening in a complex system using safe-fail experimentation http://bounds.net.au/node/63 #entarch #systems
  • tetradian: [post] The toolset-ecosystem (for @ArchiTool @bergmart) http://bit.ly/gVUhiX #entarch #itarch#bizarch etc
  • Cybersal: Thought-provoking blog post on business architecture from Jeff Scott  http://bit.ly/eimKuB #entarch #itarch
  • business_design: nice video of how Innopay applied the #bmgen Canvas in a workshop  http://post.ly/1XF1P
  • DavidGurteen: A genuine Sputnik moment means thinking bigger thoughts http://bit.ly/fctGAs <US-oriented but relevant elsewhere #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: When one is fully, uniquely, creatively expressed, there is no competition. // In a creative universe, no one can out-compete you in being you. <same is also true for orgs #bizarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: The shell game of delight http://bit.ly/eoXr6k >this is great and true! #orgarch #entarch
  • tetradian: Nick Gall (@ironick) [Gartner]: ‘From Hierarchy to Panarchy: Hybrid Thinking’s Resilient Network of Renewal’ http://bit.ly/gXMlM8 #entarch
  • nickmalik: I learn the most when I teach.  Today, I am speaking to the EA team of a large company, this time on the topic of SOA.  Love it. <strongly agree #entarch
  • oscarberg: Why customer service can’t be outsourced http://j.mp/f5h4yG by @MartijnLinssen <good customer service handles exceptions, not routine, and handling exceptions requires deep-knowledge – some very good points here
  • tetradian: Peter Bakker: “Tools are just tools, stories change the world… (where are the good enterprise architecture stories?)” #entarch
  • vernaallee: Networking Action » Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks http://networkingaction.net/2011/01/two-mapping-approaches-for-change-networks-2/?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d40cdfeffe352d1,0 via @AddThis <fairly technical but well worth a read
  • SAlhir: RT @DesignThinkers: DO-THINK model http://tinyurl.com/6fr5ghq #bizarch #entarch
  • aojensen: [blog] Architectural Control as a Managerial Paradox: http://j.mp/ejOAzi #thinkingenterprise #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @stephenlynch Big problems with the way most companies set strategy – http://bit.ly/fWNtWO #bizarch #entarch
  • vernaallee: RT @maryadamsICA: Absolutely! RT @CBoC_Reports: Innovation and Intangible Assets Gaining the Competitive Edge in Economic Recovery: http://bit.ly/gK34dW <from respected group Conference Board – registration (free) required
  • ChristineArena: Reading Goldman Sach’s 63 page report on how it makes money http://scr.bi/e2KuKk // Goldman says: “We recognize the need to better explain our business activities and how these activities relate to our performance.” #transparency #bmgen #bizarch
  • business_design: RT @thulme: HackFwd’s business model tool Phase 2 Generator now open to the public! Blog: http://bit.ly/gxNn2E Tool: http://bit.ly/phase2gen #bmgen
  • vernaallee: Worth a good look – click through to deeper maps. Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks http://networkingaction.net/2011/01/two-mapping-approaches-for-change-networks-2/?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d4229d347ee5eb8,0 via from Steve Waddell
  • vernaallee: RT @jondlow CNBC interviews Michael Porter at Davos Competitiveness and Creating Shared Value http://bit.ly/gvFEBV <recommend #bizarch #entarch #csr
  • oscarberg: How Social Media Reveals Invisible Work http://flpbd.it/jPYM > Relational work made visible #e20 #SocBiz #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: Business has to set goals other than maximizing shareholder value http://bit.ly/eVzA44 #socialgood <more on Michael Porter at Davos: recommend #entarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @RolandWoldt: Just posted article 2 of the “Learning BPMN” series on @ariscommunity > http://bit.ly/fiUvAB
  • joyce_hostyn: RT @deb_lavoy: purpose over efficiency RT @guidostompff: a focus on organizational efficiency reduces cost but  reduces agility, creativity & resilience. #entarch
  • kvistgaard: RT @leanstekel: The waste of standard costing http://bit.ly/g6a3ah #lean #tocot <yet another example where myths of ‘control’ can become seriously misleading #entarch #bizarch #economics
  • jdevoo: RT @TheSEEPNetwork: Excellent article from Stanford #socinn Review about @acumenfund http://ow.ly/3M8l9 #socent >> not for-profit #bmgen
  • oscarberg: RT @JDeragon: Ideas Travel Where People Travel http://bit.ly/e2cmPI <recommend #bmgen #bizarch

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

  • unorder: Telling Stories for Better Health: http://bit.ly/eD85Gn via @kevinsbishop
  • CreatvEmergence: Wild Mind: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Write to Done blog – http://bit.ly/cXLeg
  • oscarberg: RT @MeganMurray: The Psychology of Persuasion http://bit.ly/hxBW3X A quick read for org changers. <useful summary w links
  • getstoried: RT @heyamberrae: our senses don’t give us a picture of the world directly. they provide evidence for the checking of hypotheses about what lies before us.
  • vernaallee: RT @JDeragon (The Relationship Economy): Social networking is the foundation of human nature + slides from Victoria Axelrod. http://dld.bz/H37R
  • oscarberg: RT @lammiia: Un-Manage Your Employees http://j.mp/buV68Q > “Magical things happen when employees know they’ll get to be king for a week” #rework #orgarch
  • unorder: At Anecdote we’re creating our own Desert Island Disks (like UK radio). Here’s mine. Great way to trigger stories. http://bit.ly/e8q69o [MP3] // Desert Island Disk for Anecdote was thought up by @kevinsbishop – superb idea.
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @bizprov HBR: The “Art” of Leadership – http://ow.ly/3JeaE
  • oscarberg: RT @letterpress_se: Why Everything you Know about Influence is Wrong http://bit.ly/g2xF9a
  • oscarberg: RT @HarvardBiz: How My Company Hires for Culture First, Skills Second http://s.hbr.org/ecF9ZC
  • unorder: The use of idioms to collect stories by @kevinsbishop http://bit.ly/fylmbp <agree, tho’ also risks more problems in translation (in any sense) #narrativeknowledge
  • oscarberg: RT @VMaryAbraham: Knowledge ‘what’? And why? http://feedly.com/k/fyJePA /by @markgould13 #KM #KMers
  • DavidGurteen: What KM practioners can learn from Positive Deviance http://slidesha.re/eUw271 #KM
  • CreatvEmergence: Creativity asks us to question assumptions…all the time. For a creative culture, core foundations must be different.
  • vernaallee: RT @timkastelle: Good post: Hubs and the fallacy of connectedness  http://bit.ly/faWOLn #km #orgarch #e20
  • Cybersal: Knowledge-sharing should be a happy by-product of the work people are doing. @leeprovoost at #bcs #km #collab #socbiz
  • business_design: Yeah! RT @davegray: Just added a bunch of new games to the #Gamestorming wiki: http://bit.ly/ctF2ho #vizthink #ux #ixd thanks Kate Verrill! <v.useful resource for #bmgen #collab #km etc
  • business_design: love it! RT @davegray: RT @Floworks: #gamestorming before http://twitpic.com/3u7xu1 and after http://twitpic.com/3u7y1d #ux #ixd #vizthink
  • unorder: Story myth: on one hand there’s the story; on the other hand there are the facts. Truth: stories have facts. <…and facts have stories too?
  • oscarberg: “No-one is to blame but every one is responsible” re change by @dahowlett http://flpbd.it/x7c7 #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Experience Trumps Theory: Reviving the Apprenticeship Model http://bit.ly/dPmFD6 via @the99percent
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @chriscorrigan The art of giving instructions: 7 practices for facilitators. http://bit.ly/hn2U2o <- Nice! <applies to consultants too… esp. in #entarch etc
  • unorder: Listening to Robert McKee being interviewed on YouTube. Here are the links to the 5 parts http://bit.ly/f6lWwe First 2 parts are a bit slow <one of the grand-masters of story
  • CreatvEmergence: Delineating the roles/functions of Collaborative Leadership by @curtisogden http://bit.ly/gyUf46 #collab
  • joyce_hostyn: FastCompany: Jon Kolko (@jkolko): Designing org culture to support playfulness (innovation): dynamic constraints, deviant ideas, and flow http://bit.ly/faT9kh // You won’t innovate through numbers. Discard objectivity. Sensemaking applies a lens.  http://bit.ly/ichgkd
  • getstoried: Nice new blog on #storytelling and video RT @ronblau “Resonate” resonates for online video http://j.mp/fpBApG <book-review includes brilliant video on analysis of Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream’ speech
  • SAlhir: McKinsey: True collaboration embraces conflict http://bit.ly/dFobTw #collab

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

  • oscarberg: RT @masonqld: The 4 Big Solutions to Organizational Communication http://tumblr.com/xhe1bxi2wu #e20 #SocBiz
  • oscarberg: “7 deadly weaknesses” exploited by social engineers: Sex Appeal, Greed, Vanity, Trust, Sloth, Compassion, Urgency http://rww.to/eaKGRn <always disappointing to see ‘compassion’ and ‘trust’ listed as ‘deadly weaknesses’… :-(
  • vernaallee: LinkedIn Launches Tool to Visualize Your Business Network http://mashable.com/2011/01/24/linkedin-inmaps/ via @mashabletech @mashable <for LinkedIn users only, at present – will data-sharing extend this in future?
  • oscarberg: Blogged: No Delete, No Regret http://goo.gl/fb/GMLtF <for me the hardest part is not deleting but winnowing out the duplicates that arise from not deleting anything…
  • joyce_hostyn: watch out for the dark side of #ux (yes, can use behaviorial economics to influence behavior for good or evil) http://slidesha.re/gqyhM2 <fun! (and painful, too…)
  • oscarberg: RT @dpontefract: now that I’m talking ‘Collaboration”, I put together “The Collaboration Curve” http://bit.ly/hM30ul #collaboration #e20 #socbiz #leadership
  • oscarberg: New blog post: I am not a social media guru http://bit.ly/ecrw68 #e20 #SocBiz #Collaboration #SM <also #entarch – recommend
  • oscarberg: RT @andgenth: Cultural change & Enterprise 2.0 – Is corporate culture basis or effect of successful e2.0 projects?- http://networkedblogs.com/d5WVT #e20 <recommend – thorough, useful, practical
  • oscarberg: RT @VMaryAbraham: Smarter Work http://feedly.com/k/dM1ELv /by @elsua > Had to laugh at the anti-email angle!
  • oscarberg: RT @blaisegv: Thought provoking -> Social CRM Doesn’t Exist, But a Need Does – http://ow.ly/3KUnm
  • oscarberg: RT @thejordanrules: Great post outlining the power of sketching – #VisThink #UX – http://bit.ly/i8Z8TA (from @rohdesign) <really practical why-to / how-to – recommend
  • oscarberg: Fair Process & Social Computing http://flpbd.it/3s4E < imp point on top-down vs bottom-up #adoption #e20 #SocBiz

IT-architecture, IT-development, IT-systems and IT matters in general:

  • oscarberg: Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption http://j.mp/hkmmOa by @mikegotta > important read!
  • kvistgaard: [post] ArchiMate, BPMN and UML together http://strategicstructures.com/?p=124 #entarch #bpmn #archimate
  • ArchiTool: RT @fauzanmohd: EA: Episode 154: Free EA Tools | Critical Enterprise Architecture netcast: ArchiMate is an open and independent … http://bit.ly/eIpoFk <list doesn’t include Essential, but otherwise a useful summary
  • kvistgaard: RT @JBezivin: Everything you wanted to know about the new HTML5 <canvas> element http://goo.gl/zKPE8

Society, culture, economics, corporate social responsibility and suchlike concerns:

  • hvaelama: How do we create and respect ecological rules and principles in any economical or societal activity? Any suggestions?
  • Eclectopedic: The cost of the military industrial complex in Eisenhower’s time vs ours http://reut.rs/dPFkHN HT @zerosquared #economics
  • davidcushman: RT @gregorylent: great ted talk (video) on western inability to understand china http://www.ted.com/talks/martin_jacques_understanding_the_rise_of_china.html
  • hvaelama: Are there any shared values for for human race ? All need water, fresh air, food, energy, love, …are liberty, egality, brotherhood history #society #values
  • fer_ananda: Facing community challenges. People fears, separation and scarcity behaviors get me really sad. <same appears in #entarch #orgarch etc: key driver is fear (too often artificially manufactured, too… :-( )
  • jdevoo: RT @meowtree @participatory: political debate can’t deal with “complexity” http://bit.ly/e8BuQu >> breaks Ashby’s law of requisite variety <importance of (design for) collaboration rather than winners-vs-losers competition in policy-development
  • bonifer: RT @umairh: No, not “new skills, and new ideas”. Old ones. Timeless ones. Wisdom, passion, purpose, dignity, meaning. Remember? That’s real power.
  • ChristineArena: RT @FabianPattberg That Man and That Quote Again http://j.mp/i6Yo9B >great post by @davidcoethica #csr <’that man’ being Milton Friedman, with a much misquoted statement about ‘the social responsibility of business is to make a profit’ etc
  • DavidGurteen: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace – John Perry Barlow (1996) http://bit.ly/hNUMB2 /wow! <particularly relevant given the current situation with internet being shut off in Egypt…
  • kdierc: Best 404 of the last 10 months… http://belgiq.eu #nogov #begov #pagenotfound #404 <Belgian government, or lack thereof…
  • jdevoo: Ripe for revolution? RT @milesparker: “Civil Violence” computational agent-based model reveals the coordination aspects http://bit.ly/h4FEGX http://bit.ly/dSoaao

My hackles raised again at overly-simplistic ‘essentialist’ views on gender:

  • SAlhir: RT @bizshrink: @SAlhir Just finished reading Female Vision. Women seek meaning not winning.
  • tetradian: @SAlhir “Women seek meaning not winning” – no: women want to win too! Please beware of gender-’essentialist’ stereotyping: it helps no-one.
  • SAlhir: @tetradian Agree with you, but interesting comment per @bizshrink re book reference Female Vision.
  • tetradian: @SAlhir to be blunt, the title itself should warn us that it’s probably ‘essentialist’ crap: feminists fought against it for decades…
  • bizshrink: @SAlhir Counter point to @tetradian comment re: winning v. meaning. Would prefer it not be a competition at all. Collaboration
  • tetradian: @bizshrink big difference between competition-against vs competition-with – former is dysfunctional, latter is v.useful for all involved
  • bizshrink: @tetradian Agree and the end point is not to compete & win but to put something of value into the world.
  • tetradian: @bizshrink see book ‘Power & Response-ability’ http://bit.ly/Ujlvl , ‘Manifesto’ summary-sheet at http://bit.ly/aet8a
  • tetradian: @bizshrink agreed: role of competition-with is to use challenge to lift everyone’s skills/capabilities (i.e is power-with not power-over)
  • bizshrink: @tetradian Will do. Have done research on women & power. A must have to effect change. White paper in process. good convo thnx 4 challenge
  • tetradian: @bizshrink indeed a good convo: a good example of competition-with? :-) (likewise have done extensive rsrch on men/women & power, btw)
  • bizshrink: @tetradian downloaded & will read later today while it snows. Sigh (about the snow)
  • LorenaHeletea: RT @bizshrink: @tetradian Agree & the end point is not 2 compete & win but 2 put something of value in2 the world. Exactly my post today…
  • tetradian: @LorenaHeletea depends what you mean by ‘win’? Compare win/lose vs win/win, power-over vs power-with: win/lose v.problematic, win/win needed

And, of course, the magpie miscellany:

  • CreatvEmergence: RT @learn_logic: 7 of the best online collaborative drawing tools: http://blog.webdistortion.com/2011/01/22/best-online-collaborative-drawing-tools/ #edtech #eLearning
  • davidriveroll: Top Documentary Films – Free Documentaries Online http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ > Nice site, courtesy of @pamelieux <2000+ videos so far, including some from National Geographic and other leading providers
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @JenniferSertl: Ideas worth spreading are also worth reading about. Meet TEDbooks http://bit.ly/hXFqNU
  • unorder: RT @HansRuinemans: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321. Love it. #yam via @clarityrules Remind me of the “To Market” song
  • CreatvEmergence: OMG, there are so many levels of YES in this video – made  my day! Orangutan & the Hound: http://shar.es/3XCR1 <fascinating… via National Geographic
  • Cybersal: RT @JerryWeinberg New Blog Entry: The Myth of Writers Block (and what to do when you’re blocked) http://ow.ly/3MpsH >recommend his book too
  • basvg: RT @lindaterlouw: http://icr.is/i2TBgi – Cool, LaTeX in the cloud! Let’s forget about MS Word and Google Docs.