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Ric Hayman
Do Things that Don't Scale - http://paulgraham.com/ds.html
Technologist and venture capitalist Paul Graham with advice for start-ups (it IS his game, after all) … it's the stuff that can't be automated that makes a difference, so do that. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Henry Farrell – On post-democracy - http://www.aeonmagazine.com/living-...
“Post-democracy is strangling the old parties of the left. They have run out of options. Perhaps all that traditional social democracy can do, to adapt a grim joke made by Crouch in a different context, is to serve as a pall-bearer at its own funeral.” The dilemma facing centre-left parties the world over is one of irrelevance. This poses a problem for democracy in general, as meaningful social democracy withers. While the Australian Labor Party is not mentioned here, it is recognisable in the description … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: Stowe Boyd, DC Traffic Cameras - http://stoweboyd.com/post...
"Causation, or correlation? I suspect there are a few other contributing factors …" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Every Employee Should Work From Home - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
David Heinemeier Hansson: “[Face time is] far less important as a tool of getting things done. Managers vastly overestimate it’s efficiency because it’s their job to interrupt people. But everyone else knows that being pulled into endless meetings is toxic and makes progress harder.” Remote working is topic du jour, it seems … but it's true that the office isn't always where you get work done. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
How Google Is Using People Analytics to Completely Reinvent HR - http://www.tlnt.com/2013...
Not entirely surprising that Google takes a data-heavy approach to its HR - it IS after all its raison d'être. Will be interesting to see how it holds up over time, but I suspect that results are better than most subjective hiring decisions. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
“The Art Of Not Sucking” - http://gapingvoid.com/ns/
Hugh McLeod's recipe for a meaningful life? Learning how NOT to suck … this is the place to go for real advice on success - defining it as well as achieving it. You might recognise Hugh as the source of my favourite cartoons too … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
The potentially far-reaching effects of the charges laid against Manning for his Wikileaks whistle-blowing represent a threat to some of the USA's constitutional freedoms, and arguably an Al Quaeda victory more substantially damaging than 9/11 - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Death To Core Competency: Lessons From Nike, Apple, Netflix | Fast Company - http://www.fastcompany.com/3005850...
“Sticking to the knitting” was the mantra; finding your key competency was essential to competing well … but is that too limiting? The Nike experience suggests that disrupting yourself is preferable to having disruption done to you: “You can't have a barrier or restriction to that core competency. If we constrain ourselves by a circle of competency, we'll do ourselves a disservice.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Commoditisation, modularisation and small bets … this is a long way from “IT as we know it”, but right where it should be (even if it DOES upset a few large vendors :) ) - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: Stowe Boyd, Turn And Face The Change - http://stoweboyd.com/post...
"No problem, but would you mind keeping the links to the GigaOm writing coming here - it is (as far as I can tell) impossible to subscribe just to YOUR posts there … don't mind going there to read them, but don't want to be inundated with ALL GigaOm posts :)" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
How is social business like urban traffic? - http://pro.gigaom.com/blog...
Stowe Boyd again exploring the benefits of subsuming personal productivity to network productivity, drawing parallels with research into traffic management that indicates that forcing drivers to think more selflessly (and not seek the most personally efficient outcomes) actually improves traffic flow. So to, at work we may be collectively better-performed if we think less of our personal productivity and more of our network's. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Alain de Botton's 10 Commandments - for Atheists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture...
Is religion required for morality? Atheists would contend not, and de Botton's list is a good start for developing /nurturing our morality independent of a belief in gods … “We are holding on to an unhelpfully sophisticated view of ourselves if we think we are above hearing well-placed, blunt and simply structured reminders about goodness. There is greater wisdom in accepting that we are in most situations clunking and rather simple machines, with only a few moving parts and in want of much the same firm, basic guidance as is naturally offered to children and domestic animals. ” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why IT Should Be on the CEO's Agenda - http://www.usnews.com/opinion...
Is enterprise architecture's time about to arrive? Now economic observers are beginning to notice that just thinking seriously about IT isn't enough - there has to be a bridge between the CEO and IT's strategic potential. Enter the enterprise architect. As this article says: “Enterprise architecture can be understood as a change and transformation framework to provide open and flexible business architecture for change management under conditions of high uncertainty.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why IT Should Be on the CEO's Agenda - http://www.usnews.com/opinion...
Is enterprise architecture's time about to arrive? Now economic observers are beginning to notice that just thinking seriously about IT isn't enough - there has to be a bridge between the CEO and IT's strategic potential. Enter the enterprise architect. As this article says: “Enterprise architecture can be understood as a change and transformation framework to provide open and flexible business architecture for change management under conditions of high uncertainty.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
America's Real Criminal Element: Lead - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
An interesting, and somewhat disturbing look at what lead has done to society, and still is. It's probably not the whole story, but the statistics suggest it's a large part of it … and there's still plenty of petrol-related lead in our soil, and still plenty of old places with lead paint. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
America's Real Criminal Element: Lead - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
An interesting, and somewhat disturbing look at what lead has done to society, and still is. It's probably not the whole story, but the statistics suggest it's a large part of it … and there's still plenty of petrol-related lead in our soil, and still plenty of old places with lead paint. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
My post(s) explaining, in business terms, how enterprise architecture can help with your business design, technology implementation and corporate strategy. If you see a question you'asking yourself, follow the link to find out more … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
My post(s) explaining, in business terms, how enterprise architecture can help with your business design, technology implementation and corporate strategy. If you see a question you'asking yourself, follow the link to find out more … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: If enterprise architecture is the answer, what was the question? - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
"Thanks, Ivo … I think I can work on a couple of extra questions from that :) … updates will come!" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: helicopters and metamodels take 2 - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
"Yes it does help … I had already contemplated linking Drivers and Governance - I agree that “outside-in” relationship is important (if you look at the previous version of the diagram, I had the link in there). I admit I was hoping that I could imply that relationship via the business model, rather than make it explicit, but you may be right that to do so obfuscates it too much. I'm VERY uncomfortable about the capabilities/process part of it - and for the very reasons you mention. I'm still trying to figure out how to represent the recursion, where high-level processes cross capabilities which also contain processes, which may be sub-processes of the higher-level processes and use lower-level capabilities … I'm dizzy now, can I stop? :) On “information” - I see information architecture (as in how and why the business creates and curates its information asset) as part of the business design (where data architecture sits within technology design), so that IS an omission at the moment,..." - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Paradox of Preparing for Change - http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_pe...
Given that we will live through many changes in the course of our life, Hagel posits that the best preparation for those changes is to determine what WON'T change - what are our core values, our purpose or direction, and who are the people most important to us. If those things are solid, we can more readily adapt to other changes. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Paradox of Preparing for Change - http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_pe...
Given that we will live through many changes in the course of our life, Hagel posits that the best preparation for those changes is to determine what WON'T change - what are our core values, our purpose or direction, and who are the people most important to us. If those things are solid, we can more readily adapt to other changes. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Annealing the Tactical Pattern Stack - http://www.tempobook.com/2012...
Interesting look at how we make decisions, and the templates we use to move from ad-hoc decisions to integrated rituals as we deepen our familiarity with a domain of expertise. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Annealing the Tactical Pattern Stack - http://www.tempobook.com/2012...
Interesting look at how we make decisions, and the templates we use to move from ad-hoc decisions to integrated rituals as we deepen our familiarity with a domain of expertise. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why You Need To Be Daring Greatly - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
Not your average “business” post - in fact it might seem a little mushy and “soft” … just check it out anyway, particularly the embedded video. Then think abut your own life, and you tell me how “soft” it is to face our fears, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why You Need To Be Daring Greatly - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
Not your average “business” post - in fact it might seem a little mushy and “soft” … just check it out anyway, particularly the embedded video. Then think abut your own life, and you tell me how “soft” it is to face our fears, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Welcome to the new reputation economy - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazin...
A good look at how digital (online) reputation is built, what value there might be in it, and how we might derive that value without giving the crown jewels of trust to ad farms. The issue is twofold: how our reputation is captured and stored, and who controls its use. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Welcome to the new reputation economy - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazin...
A good look at how digital (online) reputation is built, what value there might be in it, and how we might derive that value without giving the crown jewels of trust to ad farms. The issue is twofold: how our reputation is captured and stored, and who controls its use. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The internet and web are not killing retail, poor service is - http://paulwallbank.com/2012...
Bricks and mortar retailers are making the same mistake as the book and music industries before them - assuming that the competition with online revolves around price. The battlefront is convenience - if you want me to get dressed, travel to your store and walk in, the experience had better be worth it; and the underpaid, inexperienced staff that you treat as an unwelcome cost aren't going to cut it. When you figure out that they are your competitive advantage over online, maybe they'll be better valued and trained. And maybe then you'll be able to compete with online … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The internet and web are not killing retail, poor service is - http://paulwallbank.com/2012...
Bricks and mortar retailers are making the same mistake as the book and music industries before them - assuming that the competition with online revolves around price. The battlefront is convenience - if you want me to get dressed, travel to your store and walk in, the experience had better be worth it; and the underpaid, inexperienced staff that you treat as an unwelcome cost aren't going to cut it. When you figure out that they are your competitive advantage over online, maybe they'll be better valued and trained. And maybe then you'll be able to compete with online … - Ric Hayman
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