A week in Tweets: 24-30 July 2011

It’s another week. Which means another (slightly-delayed) week’s-worth of Tweets and links. Usual categories, usual ‘Read more…’ link:

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

  • jdevoo: How to set sustainability goals http://j.mp/qb6WX0 >> applying SMART principles #entarch
  • jdevoo: Designing a sustainability dashboard? Modeling is not optional http://j.mp/p7PQA8 #entarch
  • greblhad: Anyone has input on using  http://ideascale.com/ to manage the solicitation of requirements for #entarch >crowdsourcing platform: nice idea, except ‘intellectual property’ ends up exclusively in the hands of the initiator – too easily misused for ‘life-theft’ in a possession-economy?
  • SAlhir: RT @loopdiloop Malcolm Gladwell: why creative types need to embrace chaos http://j.mp/dIvJ3i // RT @Jabaldaia RT @ralph_ohr: Good post by @jocava: 21st Century Business Needs to Learn to Deal with Uncertainty – http://bit.ly/oMIqsy >the ‘business anarchist’ theme again
  • greblhad: What #Taylorism misses RT @diego_pacheco: The hidden origin of #Agile http://j.mp/nreKsG via @mikerollings < #entarch >great resource: videos of interviews with #deming
  • gkathan: RT @business_design Nice short video on visual thinking by @dan_roam http://bit.ly/dBj92L #bmgen via @seuils > #entarch relevant
  • basvg: Adam Deane: The Impact of Impact Analysis http://bit.ly/pFRJuL >yes! – is about #bpm here, but same applies to #entarch etc
  • gkathan: RT @simplicableanna: The 4 types of #entarch teams you don’t want to work for http://bit.ly/oRE9SP #cio #cxo #enterprisearchitecture
  • tetradian: [post] Rethinking the layers in enterprise-architecture http://bit.ly/ruSHuf #entarch #bizarch #archimate #togaf #bmgen
  • gkathan: RT @dougnewdick: Strategy & capability for #entarch / #bizarch: HBR: Making Your Strategy More Relevant http://bit.ly/iNnAn3
  • SAlhir: RT @petervan: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth Godin: No such thing as business ethics http://bit.ly/nL3k3J #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @Jabaldaia: Design Connectivity Notebook (PDF) http://bit.ly/oaU7i8
  • thoughttrans: Capturing requirements is NOT just for IT systems! Business model development can use a good requirements developer! >yep – should be obvious to everyone, yet all often it’s not… 🙁
  • ChristineArena: Reading about the end of Borders http://bit.ly/nzrcvW & growing need for sustainable third places like this http://bit.ly/kGP5Ro > #bizarch #entarch – also options for new #bmgen ?
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @jhagel: Five Discovery Skills that Distinguish Great Innovators – first and foremost, operating across edges http://bit.ly/qQrIWV
  • nickmalik: RT @chrisvenable: I don’t design the to-be. I design the should-be. EA’s must be idealists lest there be no counter-balance to instant gratification. #entarch >strong agree
  • Bebela239: RT @dtapscott: Guardian: What social enterprises can teach big business http://bit.ly/olFjil #entarch
  • Bebela239: RT @cuttertweets: Cutter: Why Business Architecture Matters to Business Execs http://bit.ly/pcdfLA #cutterIT #BizArch >recommend, though looks somewhat like they’re using ‘business-architecture’ to mean ‘what enterprise-architecture should be if it wasn’t IT-centric’…
  • vernaallee: RT @bfrench: Organizations as Living Networks | ValueNetworks.com http://bit.ly/pPhfiB #entarch
  • theopengroup: Google+, spiral galaxies and Louisa’s bright idea http://nblo.gs/kRto6 >great #entarch post by @ArtBourbon
  • Cybersal: “Metaphors make good servants but terrible masters”  Philosophical comment by @ricphillips on @tetradian blog http://bit.ly/nXQ0SQ #entarch >great points… recommend (and thanks!)
  • unorder: “Every organization is ‘values-driven.’ Only question is, what values are in the driver’s seat?” Gary Hamel http://is.gd/zj60E6 #entarch
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl Useful visual on transformation of business landscape [PDF] http://bit.ly/p7Dxq9 via @rossdawson #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: [post] From business-model to enterprise-architecture http://bit.ly/nzCH6b #bmgen #bizarch #entarch #archimate
  • thoughttrans: RT @ThisIsSethsBlog Seth’s Blog: Defining quality http://bit.ly/oyuujV >strong recommend #entarch #bmgen
  • rtolido: good thread of comments with Peter Evans-Greenwoods post ‘BPM has been over sold and under delivered’ on noprocess.org http://bit.ly/qD2SAP #bpm #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ralph_ohr An intersection of major relevance: Complexity Science and #Innovation http://bit.ly/cvbAHQ
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @complexityspace: Patterns Here, Patterns There, Patterns Patterns Everywhere http://ping.fm/0qRlY
  • chrisdpotts: #bizarch matters to Business Execs; #entarch matters to Enterprise Execs; #ITarch matters to IT Execs….
  • tetradian: [post] Business Model Canvas to Archimate (the short version) http://bit.ly/rjmT2b #entarch #bizarch #bmgen #archimate
  • toddbiske: Great podcast, originally rec. at BayChi 2008: Peter Merholz: Creating Great Products and Services in an Uncertain World http://bit.ly/o3jArQ
  • nickmalik: [post] Finding common ground between BPM (process) and BA (capability) http://bit.ly/pzqVXA #entarch #bpm
  • nickmalik: [post] Enterprise Business Motivation Model v3.5 http://bit.ly/ny3GsY >important #metamodel for #entarch #bizarch
  • SAlhir: RT @customerthink Moving From Customer Service to Customer Experience http://bit.ly/p0vXu2 #entarch #bizarch
  • chrisdpotts: What defines you as an architect (buildings, enterprises, businesses, etc) is the context you work with, rather than the content you produce
  • greblhad: Today I’ve started building my own enterprise and you #entarch people are all invited to be a part of it.
  • vernaallee: RT @greblhad: RT @RosabethKanter Simplicity – the next big thing http://bit.ly/d3Jvuh < Wonderful 2009 HBR article on a favorite subject
  • aojensen: Please… please… just don’t start using the term #Cloud Architect. It is horrible. Please. Thanks. #entarch >agree… 🙂
  • theopengroup: How strategic planning relates to Enterprise Architecture http://nblo.gs/kWTws >on #TOGAF, but not IT-centric
  • tetradian: [post] Two points of view on (enterprise) architecture http://bit.ly/niIq8l #entarch #bizarch #architecture #bizstory
  • BillIves: post – @deb_lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Org’n and Designing Collaborative Enterprise http://bit.ly/nhojUm #entarch
  • thoughttrans: RT @simonsinek: Companies that claim to be the best rarely are. Companies that strive to be better, almost always are. >another oft-forgotten key re #entarch and ‘vision’
  • getstoried: RT @susanmcp1: Informative white paper: Corporate #Storytelling and Your #CSR Message [PDF] http://bit.ly/k70Rmu >recommend #entarch #bizstory
  • CreatvEmergence: So, You’ve Got A Vision. Now How Do You Communicate It? http://bigthink.com/ideas/39458 on @bigthink #entarch #bizstory
  • gkathan: RT @rseroter: My #infoq article is up: New #entarch Guide Highlights Diverse Offerings in Emerging Space http://bit.ly/qzI6S7
  • davidcushman: RT @JosephRatliff: RT @gapingvoid “the purpose-idea”: ten questions for mark earls | Gapingvoid http://bit.ly/z0aXR >2008 but still very relevant to #entarch #bizarch
  • tetradian: [post] Upwards and sideways from business-model http://bit.ly/n6sfr4 (short version) http://bit.ly/nm8WYD #entarch #bizarch #bmgen #archimate
  • davegray: From traditional business to social business http://dach.is/oqIHok via @dachisgroup >recommend #entarch #bizarch
  • mikejwalker: Angela Yochem on the State of Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/qtbnYU #entarch #cio
  • thoughttrans: RT @bmichelson: RT @jevdemon: Don’t confuse methodology enforcement with solution delivery. Purists never ship. <– + 1 gazillion >applies to #entarch #bpm #itarch and just about everything else…
  • davidcushman: Targets are for hitting. With weapons. People are for being human with. >marketers etc please note!! #bmgen
  • davegray: Whole product game #gamestorming http://www.gogamestorm.com/?p=711 #bmgen #bizarch
  • davegray: Review » Gamestorming is SMART as Hell by @huesworks http://post.ly/2gOiN
  • BillIves: RT @ITSinsider: RT @jimworth: It’s Not the Tools; It’s About the People http://bit.ly/qb1AlY #entarch #socbiz
  • eatraining: HBR: Implementing a Stakeholder Strategy http://bit.ly/nst7C0 >essential how-to for #entarch (see also my http://bit.ly/qAc6AJ ? )
  • greblhad: Today I learned about the enterprise of a charkoal kiln #entarch  http://yfrog.com/ketp9hgj >nice real-world reminder…
  • CreatvEmergence: Leverage Points – Places to Intervene in a System: http://bit.ly/nXRyHc via @davidahood @donmacca
  • gkathan: RT @pbmobi: SCiO has a Viable System Model Guide (by Jon Walker) online: http://bit.ly/pyJwlt #entarch #vsm
  • jdevoo: Viable System Agent http://bit.ly/oWJNjQ #VSM in SmallTalk

A brief back-and-forth around the boundarylessness (or not) of the enterprise:

  • greblhad: The organisation has limitations; the enterprise is boundless >hmm… need to think about the latter… #entarch
  • JWGaus: @chrisdpotts @greblhad @tetradian We could say “[Business model implimentations] have limitations; the enterprise is boundless #entarch
  • greblhad: @JWGaus @chrisdpotts @tetradian If I may play with your words JWG The enterprise is boundless until it has been bounded by a business model
  • chrisdpotts: First, goals | RT @greblhad: @JWGaus @chrisdpotts @tetradian If I may play with yr words JWG enterprise boundless until bounded by biz model
  • JWGaus: @chrisdpotts @greblhad @tetradian While generalizing… Purpose < Goals < #entarch < #bizarch < implementations. Not sure this is right yet.
  • greblhad: @JWGaus @chrisdpotts @tetradian I started with idea 2 vision. Nxt is exploration 2 mission & then #entarch 2 #solution fin with prod 2 exit
  • chrisdpotts: @greblhad I like that. The first boundary on our enterprise is the idea. #entarch

Another brief back-and-forth on enterprise-architecture as family-therapy:

  • toddbiske: The Enterprise Family http://bit.ly/r4kyhh >a lot of #entarch work is like family-therapy, too… 🙂
  • toddbiske: @tetradian My colleague and I did discuss the therapist role. Pure therapist can be an outsider, but parental guidance must come from within
  • tetradian: @toddbiske v.good point about ‘parental guidance’ – add that to the blog-post, perhaps?
  • toddbiske: @tetradian just did
  • chrisdpotts: @toddbiske Best overall profile for an Enterprise Architect (ref. Transactional Analysis) is Adult/FreeChild.  #entarch

And another brief- back-and-forth on linking business-models into the enterprise-architecture:

  • tetradian: [post] Why business-model to enterprise-architecture? http://bit.ly/pOHC69 #entarch #bizarch #bmgen
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian Thx for “angels” quote. More… http://bit.ly/o0C4lg ; http://bit.ly/qRFt6h ; http://youtu.be/zVW_GQFGQUs ; http://bit.ly/ouJvUA // It’s worth considering #market #entarch #bizmodel #bizarch as symbiotic (metaphorically). #bizecology
  • chrisdpotts: @tetradian The existing architectures of the market & your enterprise mean only some #bizmodel & #bizstrategy choices will work // Some #bizmodel scenarios depend on a #bizstrategy that includes changing the market architecture #entarch

All the stuff about in-person collaboration:

  • DavidGurteen: The Master of Fine Arts is the new MBA. http://read.bi/rmlVuv >another variation on the #designthinking theme?
  • DavidGurteen: Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality. Anthony de Mello http://bit.ly/12P8LP >yup – good point also for eg. #entarch
  • fer_ananda: “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to…” http://tumblr.com/xzf3ok43fs
  • livsystems: Sketchup models of desk equipment showing reach and clearances for ergo assessment http://bit.ly/nFR8rd #ergonomics #ux
  • CreatvEmergence: Method Cards | Design Thinking: http://bit.ly/p0ufPj via @Design4people @RalfLippold
  • CreatvEmergence: Crossing business, consciousness and awesomeness: Free series w/leading visionaries: wakinguptheworkplace.com via @_Brian_Johnson
  • ArtBourbon: RT @brhubart: Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong http://ow.ly/5MRdB Vectors & quantum mechanics? >good points… #sensemaking
  • SAlhir: RT @joegerstandt: “think there are 2 kinds of organizations…living 1s & dying 1s” http://bit.ly/oIV0Ti #leadership #culture < Yes indeed! #entarch
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: Segmentation and the loss of the whole on problem solving http://bit.ly/gQCFFS #innovation
  • Bebela239: RT @Jabaldaia: #Creativity and the ridicule! http://bit.ly/fy6LC1
  • CreatvEmergence: A creative calling by its nature contains aliveness…not alive feeling = not a calling >cf. ‘mission’ for org – vision is the calling, mission is the response, a literal ‘sending’ #entarch
  • getstoried: Mindblowing list RT @HippyMarketer 54 Point of View (POV) Revealing Questions  – http://bit.ly/quHWPp #newaboutme
  • SAlhir: RT @Annemcx @VisceralBiz @stevejennings1 Thought Leaders Now Being Replaced By Feeling Leaders http://bit.ly/bbeiyg #visceral
  • vernaallee: RT @timkastelle: Good post & a great set of resources: Want to be disruptive? Be on the lookout for disruptive thinking by @jorgebarba http://bit.ly/nw1hbr
  • getstoried: “You can’t change a culture without living a new story, which has to touch everyone, not just marketing” #futuremktg #bizstory
  • CreatvEmergence: It’s the stories we tell ourselves, not our abilities, that determine how we work. Liberate your story, liberate your (work) life. >agree
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @ariegoldshlager: [The Dragonfly Effect] The Power Of Storytelling: http://bit.ly/acRAY6 #storytelling >I need to remember this… 😐
  • getstoried: Brilliant #storytelling post from Seth Godin today: Just a Myth – http://bit.ly/oKpdiB via @robertrichman #bizstory
  • SAlhir: RT @bizshrink: New Post: Knock. Knock.  Who’s There?   Genius. When, Where & How to Find it.  http://bit.ly/qXg2GS

And the other stuff about online-collaboration and the like:

  • SAlhir: RT @GrahamHill Not what we thought? What’s your platform for value co-creation? http://is.gd/cD60k3 #crm #scrm #cocreation
  • BillIves: post – Digital Distractions and the Workplace http://bit.ly/rojjzL #entarch #orgarch #culture
  • BillIves: RT @perryhewitt: Another cool example of #digitalhumanities – civil war mapping http://nyti.ms/pS7qul >interesting: GIS (geographical information systems) to model the physical context of real [or, in some cases] imaginary events
  • getstoried: Fascinating example of transmedia brand #storytelling – The GE Show – http://bit.ly/oHEssM via @mssngpeces cc @volansjohn
  • davidcushman: I just blogged this: The two kinds of social media ‘strategy’ http://bit.ly/nHStTE #entarch #socbiz

While there’s another assortment of stuff about IT and IT, and, well, IT:

  • EAatWork: RT @JWDijkstra: ArchiMateMusings: BusinessProcess vs Business Function http://wp.me/p1z6Wc-2R #archimate #entarch
  • aojensen: #thinkingenterprise Towards next generation process execution: http://j.mp/qzCBk3 #bpms #entarch #itarch
  • chrisdpotts: The only thing most people see of the IT architecture they use, or manage, is a screen and what appears on it. #CIO #ITarch #entarch
  • simonbrown: RT @KeepAgileSimple: Working with a company who thinks it’s Agile – but it’s just indiscipilned & bad at developing software.  It’s been an interesting 2 weeks! >oh joys… 🙁
  • greblhad: RT @Steven_De_Smet: Tomorrow new #ITIL version will be published.  See what is new in a nutshell [PDF] http://bit.ly/n4apkI < Interesting
  • jdevoo: RT @seabird20: My presentation “Avoiding he said/she said arguments in distributed event handling systems” http://bit.ly/pSmBD3 #itarch #swarch
  • practicingEA: AppInternet hits the road – Why the Future of Transportation Is All About Real-Time Data – http://on.mash.to/r5SBtx

There’s even some stuff about society culture, economics and so on:

  • jdevoo: Putting our Standard Operating Bullshit mode into perspective: Galactic-scale #energy http://j.mp/n0BrjA #SOB #economics
  • jdevoo: Overcoming overconsumption before it consumes us http://j.mp/psLvON via @OurWorld20 #SOB #economics #society
  • jdevoo: RT @wsmovement: We need to reconsider our values and priorities, to understand our #interconnectedness and to #shift to a new direction  http://ow.ly/5LSgT
  • hvaelama: the legal/economic organisation of our society should be optimised for the exercise of autonomy in pursuit of a meaningful life // Unemployment and jobs: Work for post-materialists | The Economist http://econ.st/o5PuKu via @theeconomist #society #economics
  • DavidGurteen: Blog Post: Demystifying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) http://bit.ly/r2YghO #km #csr #entarch
  • jdevoo: Revisiting Outliers: Dragon-Kings, Black Swans and the Prediction of Crises http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.4290 ‘Black Swan’ etc from a physics perspective
  • SAlhir: RT @rossdawson How technological and social change are feeding on each other in an accelerating spiral http://bit.ly/r09YLa
  • DavidGurteen: HBR: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know http://bit.ly/pdT8T9 #society #entarch
  • CreatvEmergence: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for Spread of Ideas l ScienceDaily –  http://adjix.com/ucgv via @Lawsagna
  • hvaelama: economics needs new existential thinking and structural changes to foster sustainable human development #wellbeing
  • SAlhir: RT @rossdawson [VIDEO] Gerd Leonhard and Ross Dawson explore the future of money http://bit.ly/oWOmwZ >interesting – yet still no-one seems to be willing to face the almost certain probability that the only future of money is that it has no future… ::sigh::
  • DavidGurteen: RT @DavePollard: Dreaming of Prehistory http://goo.gl/fb/ngcXq #society #culture #futures
  • SAlhir: RT @JenniferSertl The Great Disruption http://bit.ly/rgW7iX & http://bit.ly/j4XeqM vital message for resilience,responsiveness,reflection
  • SAlhir: RT @jhagel Reminder: small moves, smartly made can set big things in motion: 10 Everyday Acts of Resistance Change World http://bit.ly/qcZyXn
  • DavidGurteen: Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas http://bit.ly/ojfssv >apparently the ‘magic figure’ is >10% of the respective population
  • SAlhir: RT @aaker @jcrnews @umairh: On loneliness http://ti.me/rpi9H2 #society #culture #economics
  • SAlhir: RT @AnthonyLawlor: The real government deficit is the gap between lies and honesty. // The great untapped source of power is honesty. >yup, and yup…
  • jdevoo: RT @sustaincities: The Biology of Cities http://goo.gl/fb/OwFTO #urbanism >> consider meaningful outliers http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.4290 #society #culture
  • vernaallee: Interesting Premise RT @robpatrob Can Fractals Reveal the Shape of our Society/History? http://bit.ly/qyQa9h
  • jdevoo: RT @participatory: Brazilian version of FixMyStreet http://www.fixmystreet.com.br/ #gov20 #opengov cc @isabelledv #citizensensing
  • BillIves: RT @moehlert: RT @zaibatsu: POSTCARDS TO THE FUTURE: How People In 1900 Pictured The Year 2000 http://read.bi/p2VUQN #futures
  • hebsgaard: “@mashable: Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution – http://on.mash.to/rlpj5n” This is so cool! #ableg #gov20 #opengov http://bit.ly/oRhBOL #society #culture

And, of course, there’s just stuff about other stuff:

  • gkathan: RT @pbmobi Sunni Brown: KISS: Keep It Simple, Sketch! http://bit.ly/hd6OwC #entarch > let’s start to doodle [how-to]
  • tetradian: So many people to thank recently for RTs/comments etc that I need to write a separate post just to thank them all… many thanks folks!
  • livsystems: RT @BrianSJ3: Blog post: Keyboard ergonomics for the elderly http://bit.ly/qq6nwZ >nicely ironic – good point about context…
  • mikejwalker: Join me on @SugarSync for 5GB free plus up to 10 GB of bonus space https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=erkishtm5iee2
  • thoughttrans: This is a very informative post about YouTube insight … what to look at and what it all means http://lnkd.in/k5RSTc >useful how-to
  • CreatvEmergence: RT @emergentinsight: Insightful Info-Doodles http://bit.ly/orMLoh #visualization #dataviz >nice: #bizstory?
  • jdevoo: RT @thulme: As of today Google Maps has implemented public transport directions http://bit.ly/nd1uq1
  • vernaallee: Breathtaking from NASA  New Planetary Nebulas http://ti.me/nQmmts via @TIME
  • basvg: RT @ademoor: Organizing your #GooglePlus circles http://bit.ly/otBd2l – Next, we will need nested circles
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