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A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt: Book Review

I'd selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom.  The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the [...]

Deming's 14 Points Revisited: Part 2

This post picks up on Part 1 and examines the first of Deming's 14 Management Points. As I said in the first post, I believe Deming's 14 Points have great resonance in today's economy, even if his original language seems a little stilted in today's world of Tweets and sound bites. Let's take his first [...]

Chris Brogan's 27 Holiday Gifts to Bloggers

Why don't I use my blog to simply point to someone else's post?  Many blogs do, but from my perspective, that does not seem very value-adding.  But Chris Brogan recently offered the world his "27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community."  I found this to be such a rich and valuable resource, I'm going to [...]

Retiring Retirement – A Path to Business-IT Maturity

I'm increasingly invited to retirement celebrations for former and current consulting clients and friends.  They are quite distressing events.  First, the retiree is typically putting on a brave face, boasting about all the golf and fishing they will enjoy.  But often beneath the surface bluster is a deep-seated fear.  Sometimes they ask me if my [...]

Espen Andersen's "Technology Canon"

  My esteemed colleague Espen Andersen posted today on The Technology Canon - "a list of books that you have to read to consider yourself knowledgeable - or, rather, educated in the classical sense - within a field."  His criteria include, "the book must have stood the test of time, to be relevant even though [...]