The end of the credit crisis is not nigh?

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A recent post by Chris Penn about the current credit crisis included this great chart. It shows clearly the remaining pieces that need to unfold in this drama. So, like Churchill said, perhaps this is the end of the beginning? For me this means that it is time to think seriously about simplicity and what … [Read more…]

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#WDS08 Final day and night

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Made it back from speaking at Small Business September events in regional NSW to attend the final day of Web Directions South 08 in Sydney. Again Maxine, John and the team put on a great event and diverse range of speakers. The real standout presentations for me – because they made me think – were … [Read more…]

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Geek speak made simple

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This is a really good presentation from Oracle that helps to translate geek speak and culture … Are you insulting me? Essential geek-speak, FTW! View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: oow08 oracle)

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Six Sigma & Innovation

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There has been a lot of criticism about Six Sigma especially in relation to innovation, for example here in Tom Peters On Six Sigma Vs. Innovation. It seems that many people misunderstand the origins of Six Sigma as a process improvement methodology. Six Sigma grew out of the TQM movement in the late 1980s when … [Read more…]

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Learning Organisations & Failure to Learn

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One of the best critical analyses of learning organisations is John Nagl‘s book comparing the British and US armies in Asia post World War 2. The specifics of each organisation in its particular context are interesting from a historical perspective. However, of more importance are the general principles of learning organisations. It is interesting that … [Read more…]

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eLearning 08 Conference

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Just back from a planning session with @robynjay for the eLearning 08 Conference, which is scheduled for December 2008 in Sydney. It sounds like an interesting conference. Mark Pesce is going to deliver the keynote and I will be facilitating interactive panel sessions. And for these panel sessions interactivity is the watchword. No passive observers! … [Read more…]

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Free stuff (like hugs)

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Had an interesting conversation with Juan Mann today in Sydney (accompanied by free hugs, of course). We discussed free hugs, free stuff in general and it made me conscious of how many offers for free stuff that we receive that are actually not free. Instead, they are usually designed to get us to buy some … [Read more…]

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Interesting Corporate Blog

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Have been thinking and talking to lots of people about Enterprise 2.0 recently and came across an interesting blog by some people at Oracle in Australia. Their blog – The Red Room – is a great example of grass roots corporate blogging to reach out to stakeholders. It is really worth a look as these … [Read more…]

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Small Business Oz & Technology

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A conversation with Simon Sharwood at Tech.Ed Sydney regarding his recent article on small business technology really helped to crystallise some thinking for me. Because most of my working life has been inside large organisations like GE, AMP, Citigroup or government the problems of technology pricing had never really impinged on my consciousness. However, now … [Read more…]

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