Culture and the CIO

Did you catch the news earlier this week?   Gene De Libero and I started a new blog titled “CIO Essentials“.  Gene and I have known each other for a few years now and recently collaborated on an article for Cutter IT Journal titled “The Futureproof CIO“.  That collaboration has turned into CIO Essentials (CIOE). I … Read more Culture and the CIO

Culture of Failure?

Do you know Hutch Carpenter?  You should.  He write’s some awesome stuff over at I’m Not Actually a Geek. Hutch recently wrote a post titled “Apple iPad and Google Buzz: Harsh Reality of Innovation” where he argues (successfully I think) that you’ve got to be OK with failure to really be innovative. In the article … Read more Culture of Failure?

Links for Jan 31 2010

Five by Chuck Musciano on The Effective CIO The Splinternet means the end of the Web’s golden age by Josh Bernoff on Groundswell Run IT Like a Business, Not As a Business by Chris Curran on CIO Dashboard Why the CIO Loves Agile Development by Isaac Sacolick on Social, Agile, and Transformation Are you keeping … Read more Links for Jan 31 2010

What would you do differently?

Short post this week as I’m swamped and haven’t had time to work anything up….but I wanted to take a quick second to ask my readers to give me some CIO topics you’d like to read about in the future (or…if you’d like to write it up and do a guest post…feel free!). Drop me … Read more What would you do differently?

Consultants – do we need them?

I ran across an interesting post today titled “Why you don’t need Social Media Consultants” on the Brains on Fire Blog.  The main thesis of the post is: “social media consultants provide little value…they do nothing more than you already know how to do so you don’t need them”. In the article, Spike Jones says: … Read more Consultants – do we need them?

Decision Speed, Performance and the CIO

Last week I wrote about “Turbulence, IT & The New CIO” and discussed the need to embrace agility and speed in order to address the turbulence that we see in business today.  In order to be agile, I mentioned the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) model for use in helping keep agility at the front … Read more Decision Speed, Performance and the CIO