Value flows when data flows meaningfully through sociotechnical networks – in search of the ideal data architecture

Competitive advantage and profitable growth doesn’t come from scale anymore. The rate at which big players in any and all industries beach their supertanker is unprecedented. Competitive advantage and profitable growth doesn’t come from efficiency anymore either. What’s the point of making unwanted product efficiently? Competitive advantage and profitable growth comes from adaptability. Pure and […]

Talking garbage and the purpose of business

The third in a series on the topic of the purpose of business. Follows: What, exactly, is the purpose of business? An answer post-Drucker Debating the purpose of business Business exists to establish and drive mutual value creation. Steve Denning challenged this statement, preferring Drucker's assertion that the purpose of business is to create and […]

Deliberate and emergent, by design

I've been trying to reconcile the apparent tensions between the deliberate and emergent strategy schools of thought. After all, it's a fundamental question at the heart of organizational life today. Defining deliberate and emergent strategy The deliberate strategy process is the one with which most people are most familiar if only because it dominated 20th […]

Stowe Boyd’s manifesto and The People’s Front

Stowe Boyd recently published "A Manifesto For A Third Way Of Work" (although the title will change). The manifesto forms the basis of the book Stowe plans to write throughout 2014, crystallizing the perspectives and insight he has forged and assembled over the years. And if you've read Attenzi – a social business story then […]