Innovation and the IT Group

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This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I just ran across Martin Davis’ article titled Who is IT’s Most Important Customer? What role does this play in Innovation? Its a good discussion starter…jump over and read it. Martin starts off by asking a lot of question…namely: Who should IT focus on as it’s customer? The internal customer […]

Gamification as a Rewards Systems (?)

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This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I’ve not really been following the whole “gamification” topic over the last few years but perhaps I should have been.   There are some interesting things happening in the space right now. John Dodge points to the use of a gamification program at Fedex called the “Fedex Badge”. […]

Rescued by the Fosbury Flop?

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In 1968, Dick Fosbury won the Olympic Gold Medal for the High Jump. While winning the gold, Fosbury popularized the “Fosbury Flop“….a style of approaching and clearing the high jump bar that hadn’t been used previously. Prior to the ’68 Olympic games, most high jumpers used ‘the straddle’, the ‘western roll‘ or some other style […]

On Change

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I’ve been reading Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (amazon affiliate link).   If you haven’t read the book…check it out…some good insight into why people change…and why they don’t. The basic premise of the book is that most change efforts fail. Change efforts don’t fail just […]

Open Source, The Enterprise and The Community

Open Source, The Enterprise and the community

Rackspace has just announced their open source cloud platform, OpenStack in collaboration with NASA. While the open source world has been a viable area for quite some time, there seems to be a lot of talk these days of open-sourcing many things. Google has opened up Android, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced an […]

Links for June 6 2010

IT’s Three Key Organizational Transformations by Andrew McAfee on Harvard Business Review’s Blog Quote: I see companies in all industries using computers to accomplish three broad and deep transformations: they’re becoming more scientific, more orchestrated, and more self-organizing. None of these is complete yet, and I doubt that they ever will be. This is because […]

Links for April 11 2010

Innovation success is based on enthusiasm by Jeffrey Phillips on Innovate on Purpose Quote from the article: What sustains innovation over time is the ability to fail occasionally, which is an ironclad certainty, without a loss of enthusiasm for the concept of innovation The future of marketing in a technology world by Scott Brinker on […]

Links for March 28 2010

I’m trying out a new approach to my link sharing posts. I’m now using delicious to capture the the articles that I want to share along with my notes. I then use a javascript call to pull the bookmarks for each week from delicious. Hope you get some value from this new approach.

Is Creativity & Innovation enough?

I just finished reading Chase Jarvis‘ post titled “Creativity alone is not enough“. In this article, Chase argues that Creativity isn’t enough for people working in the creative world (photographers, designers, etc).  Jarvis argues that creative folks need to embrace other mindsets (such as being different, brilliant and innovative) to be successful. According to Jarvis, The key to […]

Links for March 7 2010

Pick one and own it by Jason Cohen on A Smart Bear The Strategy Trap: Why focusing too much on strategy could be killing your ability to execute by Olivier Blanchard on The BrandBuilder Blog HR Hint of the Day: Let Them Run Through the Sprinklers by Frank Roche on KnowHR Blog {If you click […]