Archive for February, 2016
ManagementSpeak: The vendor is not supporting us in a timely manner. Translation: Taking the blame is what we’re paying our vendor for. No vendor. For that matter, no pay. But credit? Absolutely, and long-time correspondent Peter Bushman deserves it for this excellent entry.
Agile is OODA applied to application development. OODA only works when the organization is agile.
ManagementSpeak: Just because you don’t know or because no one told you will no longer be an excuse. Translation: If something goes wrong, it doesn’t matter why it went wrong. You’re to blame and I’m not. We can’t blame this week’s contributor, Steve Pratt. He warned us.
Observe, orient, decide, act. It’s a pretty good model for what it means to think.
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” – William James
A fresh take on what data, information and knowledge really are, and why they matter to a cognitive enterprise.
ManagementSpeak: Uptalent. Translation: We’re going to layoff employees who are doing well on the hope we can hire replacements who will do even better. This week’s contributor asked to remain anonymous so as to avoid being uptalented.
KJRSpeak: Self-employed friends of mine find themselves being fired on a regular basis. Thanks to budding epigrammist Matthew Cotton for this bit of quotability.
Shared knowledge isn’t shared until others pay attention to it. That’s what makes embracing permeability a low-risk strategy.