A week in Tweets: 27 March – 2 April 2011

Slipping back a bit – time to catch up with the previous week’s Tweets and links. Usual categories, nothing particularly different in that this time. After the ‘Read more…’ link, of course.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business strategy and the usual business-big-picture-type stuff:

  • oscarberg: RT @Digitaltonto: New Blog Post: 3 Levels of Strategy http://ow.ly/1bWrS6 #bmgen #bizarch #entarch
  • craighepburn: Great post on connected company, business design and transformation by @davegray http://bit.ly/g9so7z #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @EskoKilpi “why go to work in an office?” http://bit.ly/e4A936 #orgarch #entarch – also #bmgen possibilities?
  • JohnPolgreen: Just sent abstract for Nov FOSE EA conference in N VA. My white paper on #TOGAF for government is good preview: http://tinyurl.com/4bxm2ky #itarch #entarch
  • DavidGurteen: Nothing ever happens in an independent way. http://bit.ly/gKUmX5 by @eskokilpi #KM #society #entarch
  • Cybersal: UK Census form bit of a challenge for Enterprise Architects: Can you describe your job in a statistician-friendly way in 34 chars? >”guide organisational change (any industry)” 🙂
  • jdevoo: RT @SERI_eu: comprehensive set of resource use indicators from micro to macro levels http://shar.es/XVAtX >> #citizensensing candidates?
  • taotwit: Event Processing open discussion here: http://tinyurl.com/5tcedwj #epts #sbep // http://lnkd.in/E5QJ5f Chris Bird of SABRE Airline Solutions talks about how they’re implementing Simplifed Business Event Processing… // http://lnkd.in/zAcpZA David Luckham: I see a future strand of Event Processing developing in shared business event communities…
  • iyigun: RT @skemsley: 3 Reasons Organizations Need Capability Maps – nice tie-in with my BPM-EA preso in London in June http://bit.ly/fdWSua >at AusPost we called this a ‘Functional Business Model’ – see http://bit.ly/ct4vBJ
  • SAlhir: RT @nyike @grahamhill @ariegoldshlager HOW TO: Develop Ideas That Disrupt Your Industry, by @LukeGWilliams http://bit.ly/eByJmF #innovation #bmgen #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba No competition = No innovation? http://goo.gl/fb/M3JIx >useful examples of innovative #bmgen etc
  • ChristineArena: RT @NRDC: A behind-the-scenes look at WalMart’s plan for zero waste (via @edfbiz) http://ow.ly/4nuok #entarch #csr
  • JohnPolgreen: White paper on #TOGAF for government http://tinyurl.com/4bxm2ky #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @HarvardBiz: Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None http://s.hbr.org/ekWOsb
  • mikejwalker: RT @bmichelson: ABC of enterprise architecture: “Accelerate Business Change”. <– me, inspired by @AngelaYochem talk at #troux2011 #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @NBSnet: Sustainable Supply Chains: Frameworks & Best Practices http://bit.ly/hl91AE via @dcarli #CSR >whole-system #entarch
  • bartleeten: Article:Architectural Decisions as Reusable Design Assets http://j.mp/ewYJY0 >recommend #itarch #entarch
  • theopengroup: Enterprise IT’s Inflection Point! http://nblo.gs/fY6dQ >recommend: where #itarch meets real #entarch
  • ironick: +1 panarchy in #arts http://bit.ly/dFgqj1 & #entarch http://bit.ly/ex1fJy RT @laurahd: Adaptive cycle & panarchy…#AAAconf @ThinkinPractice
  • business_design: The 10 awful truths about book publishing: http://goo.gl/PyIhW #bmgen >v.useful advice for authors too
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @saenix: Modifing the RSA metamodel with  VBA Macros to implement the client’s metamodel it’s a lot of work and i have no time any suggestion? #togaf >only thing I would suggest is “don’t…”?
  • aojensen: RT @systemtheorie: (RT @onticologist) Luhmann’s Posthumanism: http://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/luhmanns-posthumanism #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: The ability to fail gracefully, relentlessly, consistently – has never mattered more – HBR by @Umairh: http://ow.ly/4kMzo – via @bizprov // One person’s failure is another’s creative invitation. The act itself is neutral. The perception is ours. // Creativity can’t be boxed into any one definition. Every definition has partial truth. None can contain the whole.
  • SAlhir: RT @business901 Liker on PDCA & Lean Culture Podcast (for what it’s worth – This is Good) http://bit.ly/hQuPOm #agile #leanstartup #sixsigma
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl Matt Heinz: 10 Proven Sources of Inspiration http://su.pr/3uRDzm #innovation #ideas via @innovate >useful… sources are: Customer questions, Stuff you read, People you disagree with, Your customer-facing teams, Trade press, Conferences panels and webinars, Twitter hashtags, LinkedIn answers, The news, Things you see that are dumb…
  • CreatvEmergence: Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time – HBR by @nilofer http://bit.ly/h0hWfr < Yes! like principles trump techniques #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: 7 Ways to Turn Your Organization Upside Down by @JimSmithOnline http://bit.ly/ftKmWe >useful for #entarch – the ‘business anarchist’ theme
  • vernaallee: RT @johntodor: Harvard’s Amabile takes on the notion that scarcity will spurn invention. http://bit.ly/ik97yc #innovation
  • Bonifer: RT @nilofer: Point to your scars, your trials. Then, point out the lessons. One without the other is failure. Everything else is growth.
  • business_design: Uploaded slides of my presentation on the #bmgen book story told at #IMD_MIT program @IMD_bschool today http://goo.gl/Csiyf
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @seabird20: @mcgoverntheory as an #entarch biz and tech important. Focus has to be what can we do now that we were waiting to have tech for.
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @ traviswissink When will government learn that they OWN their #entarch and not the contractors? < yes, when indeed… >v.important!!
  • jdevoo: The Personal Well-Tempered Environment http://bit.ly/egtonS #citizensensing >recommend #entarch, possible #bmgen ?
  • jdevoo: @business_design @Cata_andy try also Hart and Milstein “Creating sustainable value” [PDF] http://bit.ly/hrjlHZ #entarch
  • jdevoo: RT @whiteafrican: Semantic cluster to locate your next strategic opportunity? http://ow.ly/4p3Zw by @sgourley cc @Butterflyzer @SmallRivers
  • EA_Consultant: Enterprise architecture ‘moving beyond its IT roots’ http://bit.ly/fp8S3g >and about time it did!!! (ref to article by Gartner’s @pallega)
  • davidsprott: Beware the new silos! – discussing with @richardveryard the many reasons why we must always separate business architecture, EA and BPM http://tinyurl.com/492q72q
  • SAlhir: RT @inesa Welcome to the Era of Agile Commerce: From Channels to Touchpoints: http://bit.ly/dQXzKh #bmgen #bizarch
  • jdevoo: Investment in sustainability strategies is rising: ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage: MIT Sloan Management Review http://j.mp/fmLv1L
  • JohnPolgreen: The discipline of EA has passed a tipping point where practitioners are moving beyond applying EA to IT alone…: B.Barton, Gartner >hooray!!! 🙂
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @dougnewdick: RT @capirossij: Bizstrategos.com New Post – Has your Business changed ? Try Enterprise Architecture then.. at http://bit.ly/eu4tm6 #entarch
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @christianwig: Only 30%? > Gartner: By 2016, 30% of #entarch Efforts Will Be Supported as a Collaboration Between #Business and #IT: http://bit.ly/dNFX3N
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @sci_ba Zachman framework is like the periodic table: you don’t implement it; you use it to frame primative elements. #entarch < #TOGAF?
  • aojensen: RT @gotze: http://lnkd.in/tyJzVK +1 to EABoK. I’d be happy to publish an announcement in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture….
  • joyce_hostyn: interesting customer journey canvas template [PDF] http://bit.ly/hkW9Ib >looks useful for #bmgen #bizarch etc
  • oscarberg: Architecture isn’t a good metaphor for building a business. In my experience, it’s more about improvisation & building relationships. >good point… #entarch #bizarch
  • theatreacle: @tetradian @oscarberg Architecture as a business-building metaphor? – glossy on the outside, dysfunctional and unmanageable inside?
  • EABard: RT @richardveryard: #security should be an #entarch domain because it is driven by business model. http://tinyurl.com/6jq5z5d >important points – where security touches #bizarch etc
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @cdetzel: Business Continuity Is Back On The Agenda | #Forrester Blogs http://bit.ly/e2YfKs #EntArch  -CD -could bring business and IT together more!
  • aojensen: Proudly presenting the new book that @gotze and I are editing: http://j.mp/gnYp2m #entarch #systemsthinking
  • SAlhir: RT @jorgebarba: Insultants not Consultants: Balancing Mastery and Questioning http://goo.gl/fb/3FNqE >exultants too? 🙂 – another nice example of the ‘business anarchist’ theme
  • aojensen: My master’s thesis is (finally) available through Copenhagen Business School library: http://studenttheses.cbs.dk/handle/10417/1736 > #entarch – Government Enterprise Architecture Adoption (Australian case studies)
  • getstoried: Great read! RT @MRCampaigns: Why nonprofits often miss the mark when trying #storytelling in email marketing http://ow.ly/4qNVY
  • oscarberg: Forrester: Stop Gambling On New Technology To Change Your Company’s Culture http://flpbd.it/i82o >central to real #entarch etc…
  • tetradian: [post] About the PEAF book http://bit.ly/hGopQC #entarch
  • SAlhir: “to inspire and nurture the human spirit” http://www.starbucks.com/about-us/company-information/mission-statement #Starbucks #onwardbook #entarch #bizarch
  • business_design: Who has applied the Business Model Canvas for Small Business Development? Pls share your experience: http://goo.gl/iV12j #bmgen
  • SAlhir: RT @idbranding: Method Cofounder Eric Ryan, on Building a Business With a Social Mission | Co.Design http://bit.ly/gUm65B #bmgen #bizarch

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

  • unorder: Stories are our user manual for life. They provide concrete examples of how to get things done. #storytelling >same applies in biz too: stories say “how to get things done”
  • DavidGurteen: Not following rules + orders, being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on, doing things a bit differently. http://tcrn.ch/eCclNE #innovation #complexity #entarch
  • BillIves: rereading – Moving Beyond “Work as Usual” in a Complex World by @tdebaillon http://bit.ly/hsKXhg .great! #collab #e20 #orgarch
  • unorder: RT @mschenkau: New blog post and video on employee engagement http://bit.ly/gjUfPm #bizstory  #narrative
  • unorder: We are getting good feedback on http://TheStoryTest.com If you are starting on a story-based project you might want to get everyone tested. #bizstory #narrative
  • oscarberg: Org silos exist due to inability to extend rich, informal & frequent (social) interaction beyond teams & locations #collab
  • fer_ananda: RT @kvashee: Shirky says there are 4 things that accelerate problem solving in communities. Fast, Messy, Optional, and Open.
  • unorder: Stories are not really about words. Stories about pictures (our strongest sense) and good ones are a full body experience #storytelling
  • getstoried: RT @remmmy: This makes me think I will actually use my ipad. #Storytelling http://atavist.net/ http://nyti.ms/h3G6X6 >yes..! – also #bmgen #bizarch etc
  • DavidGurteen: HBS: Are We Thinking Too Little, or Too Much? http://bit.ly/fcjOFe #KM >useful research on decision-making by managers etc
  • unorder: Even story experts can give poor advice. Why we believe it’s important to be able to spot stories http://bit.ly/eSTSfq >another real innovator suffering misplaced critique, it seems…
  • oscarberg: We live in The Age of C-words: Create Curate Connect Conversate Collaborate Cocreate Crowdsource…
  • SAlhir: RT @PaulSloane Do you want happy people working for you? Not neccessarily http://ping.fm/tj3SC < about Passion http://salhir.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/the-essence-of-a-healthy-community-is-love/ >”Instead of happy people, what you want are passionate people” – agree: happiness may arise from passion, but it’s the passion for the work that is the real need
  • Cybersal: Tools for thinking – cognitive insights from NYT (via @rondon and @CharlesThrasher) http://nyti.ms/huD7qx
  • CreatvEmergence: Tools for Thinking by David Brooks – NYT. Need to rely on emergence < yes! http://nyti.ms/gKHJ60
  • DavidGurteen: The basic concept is simple: empower kids to teach other kids http://bit.ly/ePEazg
  • Cybersal: HBR: Zooming: How Effective Leaders Adjust Their Focus http://bit.ly/gJcaWW >>Useful zooming tactics for #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Culture of #Innovation – Learn from experimentation http://bit.ly/hl8RLL
  • SAlhir: RT @GwynT: @mjasmus makes some important distinctions in her post, “Compete Cooperate, or Collaborate” http://bit.ly/i9IMah ~Thanks Gwyn. #collab #orgarch
  • getstoried: RT @keithferrazzi: Why empathy can sometimes be better than encouragement – from @harvardbiz http://ow.ly/4pdKn
  • oscarberg: A smartphone is a phone that makes the user smart. Making one starts with understanding the user, which obviously Apple was first to do. // I felt stupid when I got my first “smartphone”, a Samsung with Windows Mobile. I felt smart the moment I got my first iPhone. // First truth: Users don’t want lots of features. That’s what they say. What they need are things that make them smarter. // Second truth: Don’t ask the users what they want. Start with an idea of a need. Explore it & observe how users react to it. // I designed Sweden’s now leading directory service hitta.se in 2004 by respecting those truths. The core UX idea is still intact.
  • BillIves: RT @elsua: [Blog] Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills http://bit.ly/hs0DXu >yes! 🙂
  • oscarberg: RT @customerthink: A More Human, Social Model of Co-Creation Gets Better Results http://bit.ly/gizjol #bizimprov
  • oscarberg: Maybe creating & reorganizing structures isn’t the best way to deal with constant change? #rhetoricalquestion #orgarch #entarch
  • oscarberg: RT @GautamGhosh: Critical Thinking: The Rational Discussion Flowchart http://bit.ly/e36Tms
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia Think about how you think and things will change http://bit.ly/fBtLEA #designthinking
  • kdierc: RT @JeroenGhysel: CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people & then they leave us?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
  • CreatvEmergence: SlideShare presentation : Unmanaging: Unleashing the Creative Beast http://slidesha.re/4uDrT >recommend
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia: What it necessary to understand the needs of others? http://bit.ly/dZVTTV #collab
  • SAlhir: HBR video: Interview with Peter Guber: The Art of Purposeful Storytelling http://youtu.be/8-KtR4vM4eg

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

  • BillIves: RT @elsua: @bduperrin New post [eng] : state of community management: 2011 ed available ! http://bit.ly/fQZyzK / Great read, B!
  • DavidGurteen: KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same by @elsua http://bit.ly/fwf6Nz #KM  >more down-to-earth practical thinking from IBM’s Luis Suares
  • Cybersal: RT @dhinchcliffe Social Business: Just Another Oxymoron or the Future of Business? http://bit.ly/ggm7mb #socbiz
  • BillIves: RT @euan: the real blogging revolution? http://bit.ly/i16AtQ > great quote >revolution of the examined life
  • oscarberg: Deep inside even technocrats know people need purpose & motivation to change their behaviors, not just a new tool // It’s just convenient to believe that the introduction of a new tool will make people will change automatically.

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

  • jdevoo: RT @dcarli: Near Field Communications: A technology primer http://bit.ly/hnYEMg #NFC >> how your phone will whisper your data to the vendor #itarch #itdev
  • jdevoo: Green IT or Greening through IT http://j.mp/dQZ9U4 #itarch #entarch
  • aojensen: RT @ciodotgov: Blog post by US CIO Vivek Kundra on the the open source IT dashboard: http://go.usa.gov/2wl #cio #itarch >US govt does some very impressive things sometimes, I have to say… 🙂
  • michael_keen: @mrjcleaver @JohnPolgreen IT needs to stop concentrating on “what” they do and “how” they do it and start thinking about “why” they do it. That will drive the deeper relationship with the business. To use a quote, “ppl don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”
  • JohnPolgreen: Serge Thorn: “Creation of a strategy for the consumption and management of Cloud Services in the #TOGAF Prelim Phase” http://tinyurl.com/5wmdhmd #itarch

Society, culture, economics, corporate-social responsibility and other themes for the enterprise at the global scale:

  • Cybersal: RT @timoreilly Great read about effect on society when engineering grads go into finance instead of building stuff http://tcrn.ch/hnuYDC >another twist on the general #csr theme?
  • ChristineArena: The Economics of Happiness [documentary film]: “A future with less oil will be preferable to the present” http://bit.ly/epMHAX /via @Koann
  • DavidGurteen: RT @GaryLoper: RT @mary13L: The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river ~Ross Perot #quote >good point…
  • EABard: Kickstarter – Why Is No One Listening: A Documentary Film: http://kck.st/dGofiL >inspiring project… #society #change
  • hvaelama: Are representative democracy and an academy that fixates on representations of reality sustainable ? >in a word: No…
  • hvaelama: Why should we prefer representations to the real thing, in real time? Instead of representations, should we demand helpful action/knowledge
  • tetradian: [post] There is no right to not-care http://bit.ly/gpK9PF #society #culture #entarch
  • fer_ananda: Dozens of podcasts bridging to the new paradigm. Recordings from Ascent of humanity from Charles Eisenstein http://ow.ly/4oEkO
  • jdevoo: Not sure what to think of FISDev: Framework for Integrated Sustainable Development http://bit.ly/ejTcBF #entarch #csr cc @bbaue @tetradian
  • EABard: Disaster Recovery gets a whole new meaning when the disaster happens to you personally – how can you even plan for that? >all too true…
  • SAlhir: Culture is an emergent system. RT @maverickwoman What scientific concept could improve cognitive toolkit? http://nyti.ms/fTL3DX
  • ChristineArena: RT @elaineishere: Despite humanity’s flaws, the power of virtue still endures. A lovely reminder by @kentarotoyama: http://j.mp/eA5DoY
  • fer_ananda: Challenges and opportunities in the complementary currency movement http://ow.ly/4qKQC interview with @blietaer  #futureofmoney >I still think all attempts at ‘alternative currencies’ are a wrong direction, other than as a transition-tactic…
  • hvaelama: Who profits from the production of irrelevant and unhelpful knowledge and a steady stream of self-serving political decisions? // Is it not time for real democracies of action ? Democracies in which politicians and academics measure up like the rest of us ? >good questions…
  • Eclectopedic: Joseph Stiglitz: Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1% http://bit.ly/hzq7k4 via @vanityfair >strong recommend #economics

And, of course, that unmatched miscellany:

  • DavidGurteen: Sendoid Transfers Huge Files in Seconds in the Browser http://on.mash.to/hFSWVk
  • vernaallee: RT @raesmaa: Beautiful aurora borealis video, shot in northern Norway http://bit.ly/eBKrnb /via @tommyrosenqvist >some beautiful nature, as a pleasant change from too much unbeautiful human news…
  • SAlhir: RT @GuyKawasaki PsyBlog: 10 simple postures that boost performance http://bit.ly/glWNFT
  • ironick: the new #gmail motion looks amazing! http://bit.ly/ez0yJr I especially like the motion for send email… >a nice April Fool – absolutely deadpan humour… 🙂
  • thoughttrans: Hey @thoughttrans followers … I’m tweeting about video via the twitter id @viditude . if you want to learn more … follow @viditude
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One comment on “A week in Tweets: 27 March – 2 April 2011
  1. Thank you Tom for pulling in my other life (@viditude). I appreciate the mention.

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