- Beware the Everyday Expert by Daniel Gulati on Harvard Business Review
Quote: This social media explosion means that more content is reaching more people than ever before. With a little online elbow grease, pretty much anyone can now read a few articles on Facebook, publish a couple of blog posts, and start calling themselves an expert at something. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to listen.
- Will Big Data be Blinded by Data Science? by Jim Harris on OCDQ Blog
Quote: So, with apologies to Thomas Dolby, I can’t help but wonder, will big data be blinded by data science? Will the business leaders being told to hire data scientists to derive business value from big data analytics be blind to what data science tries to show them?
- Anticipation and Preparation by David Brock on Partners in EXCELLENCE Blog
Quote: The problem with much of our planning is we focus on what we want to accomplish, we don’t spend a lot of time anticipating the customer. What do they want to accomplish in the meeting? What questions, concerns, issues might they have? Are we in sync with where they are in their buying process?
- Is agility and focus worth a price premium – on converged infrastructure costing more…By Ben Kepes on CloudAve
Quote: If we accept that the role of IT is to aid an organization in its strategic objectives, then it makes sense that any time it spends doing low level routine stuff is detrimental to that aim. Any technology that frees up IT to do higher order stuff, to really add value, should be embraced. Almost regardless of the cost.
- One collaboration-killing mistake you’re probably making By Jessica Stillman on GigaOm
Quote: We’ve also found that team members are more likely to want to collaborate if the path to achieving the team’s goal is left somewhat ambiguous. If a team perceives the task as one that requires creativity, where the approach is not yet well known or predefined, its members are more likely to invest more time and energy in collaboration.