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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
Ric Hayman
As companies and their environments grow in complexity, we need to rethink the way they are put together - we face diminishing returns from growth because they are sub-linear (more growth, less productivity) … This post (and the book) suggests that rather than build companies like machines, we build them like living organisms: “To design the connected company we must focus on the company as a complex ecosystem, a set of connections and potential connections, a decentralized organism that has eyes and ears everywhere that people touch the company, whether they are employees, partners, customers or suppliers.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
As companies and their environments grow in complexity, we need to rethink the way they are put together - we face diminishing returns from growth because they are sub-linear (more growth, less productivity) … This post (and the book) suggests that rather than build companies like machines, we build them like living organisms: “To design the connected company we must focus on the company as a complex ecosystem, a set of connections and potential connections, a decentralized organism that has eyes and ears everywhere that people touch the company, whether they are employees, partners, customers or suppliers.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If you want to get paid for your freelance work … - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
Then you have to have a valuable difference to all the amateurs who have the same tools, and are happy to do it for free. “Professional” might have been enough when skills and tools were scarce; now that they are abundant you'll need to demonstrate why you're worth paying for. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
If you want to get paid for your freelance work … - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
Then you have to have a valuable difference to all the amateurs who have the same tools, and are happy to do it for free. “Professional” might have been enough when skills and tools were scarce; now that they are abundant you'll need to demonstrate why you're worth paying for. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
TEDxBoston - Andrew McAfee - Race Against the Machine - http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video...
Digital optimist or pessimist? Will robots and artificial intelligence be the end of our usefulness? Are we doomed? Andrew McAfee doesn't think so, and explains why in this TEDx video … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - http://blogs.hbr.org/cs...
A post about achieving more my targeting less; or how success can often breed its own failure. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
"Work emails are not “private” by definition; plus it was available elsewhere on the Web already so didn't break Twitter's rules. This is about Twitter dancing to NBC's music …" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
It’s not just ROI. It’s RELEVANCE! - http://www.businessesgrow.com/2012...
For all those fixated on ROI - a not-so-subtle reminder that ROI isn't everything. Just ask Kodak … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
- The Obvious? - State Of The Net 2012 - http://www.euansemple.com/theobvi...
Euan's talk at State of the Net 2012 - a primer on not only what internal use of social media organisations can adopt, but a consideration of the implications of doing so for individuals. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
The future of outsourcing - http://www.scottberkun.com/blog...
A short and succinct piece on both the advantages and the dangers of outsourcing, and the implications of it for your business. And the importance of drawing the line in the right place: “Only a fool would outsource their heart or lungs by choice.” - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Taking reality seriously - towards a more self-regulating management model at Statoil - http://www.managementexchange.com/story...
A case study of implementing the Beyond Budgeting corporate performance management. Among other things, it discusses the contradictory uses we put standard budgeting to, and then wonder why we can't get it right. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Turn Big Data aspirations into business value - http://h30565.www3.hp.com/t5...
Big data is one thing; finding the business value in it is a bit harder - MIT's Sloan Management Review suggests that "…a large percentage of stored data serves no useful purpose because management has not specified how it will be used: who will make what decisions or provide what services with what data.” Interestingly, the research suggests starting at the operational level rather than attempting analytics. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Atlassian's big experiment with performance reviews - http://opensource.com/busines...
My opinion of individual performance reviews is fairly well-known, and anecdotally well-supported. What has been missing, though, is a viable alternative to the process that most HR software supports. Atlassian found this too, but being software developers weren't prepared to let that lie. They are not only hacking together a working alternative process, but are sharing it for our interest and education … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Ric commented on 'BUPA Challenge Update 2' - http://aqualung.typepad.com/aqualun...
Mikael - there's a bit more than I'm used to, yes. I've just driven the Kersbrook --> Williamstown --> Birdwood... - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: Red Hat to acquire FuseSource from Progress Software – Yahoo! Finance - http://achurchassociates.com/2012...
"That wasn't a possibility I'd considered, but it's an interesting thought. I certainly hear you on the lack of substance behind the April strategy announcement; and as for investor skepticism, a quick look at Yahoo! Finance for PRGS would indicate that the market doesn't think much of it yet … although a longer-term view would indicate that Progress hasn't done too badly: http://achur.ch/Nakjma Of course, so far a long-term view is conspicuous by its absence in this strategy :) If indeed the purpose is a complete wind-down/sell-off, I still think they're going about it the wrong way - “we think these products are no good; please pay us lots of money for them” - is unlikely to achieve full value for the software assets they have. If that is the scenario, then Bhatt & Co obviously see the components as more valuable separately than combined; that to me is a management failure - bad execution from previous incumbents, lack of vision from the current crew. I feel another post coming on …" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: Better Business English: 16 Confusing Words and Phrases Clarified - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
"“think” because that's what the blog is about? Or “luscious” because it's somewhat onomatopoeic?" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Re: Better Business English: 16 Confusing Words and Phrases Clarified - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2012...
"You've hit a whole bunch of my pet peeves there - thanks! And never apologise for being a “word nerd” … never has it been so necessary! Another one that gets me, and I see it most in US English (although it's on the rise here in Australia as well) is the misuse of the word “of” in this context: “It's not that big OF a deal” or similar … the expression is “… not that big a deal”; “of” is completely superfluous. My other guess for your inspiration would be “its” and “it's” …" - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
At Large in the Post-Normal Beyond Futurism - http://stoweboyd.com/post...
If you struggle with what we consider “normal” at the moment, you may have bigger problems with “post-normal”, and the ubiquity of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). Boyd considers what we might need to make sense of the world, and sees “speculative design” which considers “implications” as more important than “applications” of design - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: Chasing After the 'Purple Squirrel' - http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article...
Despite the number of unemployed, employers are still complaining they can't find the right people and skills. If that's your situation, maybe you'll find it's your own fault: you're chasing a “purple squirrel”. Another interesting question: do you know how much a vacancy costs you? The answer to that might indicate that your accounting is inadequate, and more concerned with costs than value … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
All Hail the Generalist - http://blogs.hbr.org/cs...
This post floats the idea that being a generalist better prepares you for dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty than specialisation; and that both prediction and perspective are improved with less focus on the specific. And yes, I realise this could be my own cognitive bias at work … - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
On the death of great companies - http://blog.gardeviance.org/2012...
The disruptive effect of commoditisation, and how ubiquity opens up higher orders of activity - and what the cloud might mean for Microsoft. - Ric Hayman
Ric Hayman
Willful Blindness: When a Leader Turns a Blind Eye - http://www.iveybusinessjournal.com/topics...
The concept of “willfull blindness” explains a range of societal disasters, from the GFC to the glass ceiling … and the effects are amplified by power. This post speaks to the necessity for asking unpleasant and awkward questions, especially when we feel least like doing so. - Ric Hayman
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