…and then what?

...and then what?

I just finished reading a great article titled “The Most Important Question You Can Ask: Then What?” In the article, the author writes: The great art of life is in balancing the short term and the long term, so that one can have enjoyment with integrity – pleasure with purpose. But in most areas of […]

Foto Friday – Towhee at the Water Fountain

Towhee at the Water Fountain

While visiting the Palo Duro Canyon in near Amarillo TX, we found a nice little secluded bird blind.  After sitting there a few minutes, this Towhee jumped out of the brush and began to take a bath. This is my first capture of a Towhee. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II […]

Humanizing Big Data – A Book Review

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I received a review copy of Humanizing Big Data by Colin Strong a few weeks ago. The subtitle to the book is “Marketing at the meeting of Data, Social Science and Consumer Insight”….that should give you a good feel about the contents of this book.  It isn’t a heavy duty data science book…it is targeted more […]

Foto Friday – Tent Rocks Slot Canyon (again)

Tent Rocks Slot Canyon

Another Tent Rocks Slot Canyon photo..  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 17-40L handheld.

Making Theory Meet Practice

Theory-Practice

This won’t surprise many people (at least I hope it doesn’t)…there is a huge difference between “theory” and “practice”. I’m an academic AND and practitioner. I have a Doctorate in Information Systems and have worked in aspects of IT / IS for almost 20 years now.  Theory is great at preparing people for doing things in […]

Maintaining the Delicate Balancing Act as CIO

CIO Generic Analytics Big Data

I just ran across an article titled “The CIO balancing act: agility, innovation, cost savings” over on The Enterprisers Project. If you haven’t stumbled across The Enterprisers Project in the past, make sure to add it to your daily routine (RSS feeds, twitter, etc etc) as there is always some great content over there. In “The CIO balancing […]

Foto Friday – Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Wall

Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Wall

A capture of one of the walls of the Tent Rocks Slot Canyon. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40L handheld.

Beware the Strategy Trap(s)

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A nice short post over on Farnam Street today highlights the various traps that people and companies can find themselves in when they begin looking at strategy and strategic planning.  The article, titled “Six Strategy Traps“, highlights a passage from a great book on strategy by Roger Martin and A. G. Lafley titled “Playing to Win: […]

“Digital” Transformation

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Many folks are talking about the ‘digital’ transformation that is happening across many industries and businesses today.  These folks mention digital transformation as if its something new or different than any other transformation project that companies have had to undergo through their lifetimes. Last week I read a post titled “Why most digital transformation projects […]

Foto Friday – Titmouse Bathing

Titmouse Bathing

Captured this Titmouse taking a bath while touring Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld.