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Umair Haque is bored

nothing characterizes industrial age business like the Five P's. Business is Pedestrian (in its vanishing smallness of ambition), Predictable (in its furious obsession with the trivial), Predatory (in it's hyperaggressive selfishness), Pompous (in its...

From Judith Miller to Julian Assange » Pressthink

Simon Jenkins got at some of this in a Guardian column on Wikileaks: “Accountability can only default to disclosure. As Jefferson remarked, the press is the last best hope when democratic oversight fails.” But at the nadir the last best hope failed, too. When that...

The Internet’s Voltaire Moment – Simon Says…

It's crucial we echo Voltaire's ancient defence of the distasteful. I don't like Wikileaks, but we must collectively defend their ability to exist or face all we find that's good on the Internet being made illegal. via blogs.computerworlduk.com...

Government 2.0 Has Not Failed Yet

So the problem is not that government 2.0 is failing. The problem is that it is not proceeding in those areas where most of the value can be accrued, i.e. the ability of employees to use social media as working tools. … In order not to fall into the trough of...

Facebook ‘only has a few years left’

there would not be a new social networking community that would replace Facebook, but rather its membership base would “fragment” across different sites via tvnz.co.nz It's clearly prediction season again, so brace yourselves for a rash of these...

Murdoch’s failed experiment

This re-engineering suggests that paywalls don’t and can’t rescue current organizational forms. via www.shirky.com Clay Shirky neatly skewers News Corp's attempts to make paywalls work in any meaningful sense, and concludes that maybe now Rupert will see what to...

The Fragile to Agile Enterprise Architecture Framework

The first question to answer is why did Fragile to Agile develop its own framework rather than use an existing framework like Zachmann or TOGAF?  … Firstly, in our experience none of the existing frameworks resonate with non technology people. The general...

Panting is Not a Strategy

running faster often feels like working harder. “If I’m not panting,” he said, “I don’t think I’m working.” It’s a lousy strategy: It feeds the anxiety of never enough; it gets in the way of thinking clearly; and it convinces you to mistake motion for meaning. via...

What are social networks for?

Social networks are not channels for advertisers or for the adverts/memes you, your clients or any of your so-called “influentials” create, social networks are for all of the people who participate in the network.  Being a social creature means you spend...