Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Crisis of Civilization

Excellent video, with a clear “systems” view (“the sum is greater than its parts”) on the state of the world. Must see for everyone, specially main stream neo-classical economists and neo-liberal politicians, who still believe it’s possible to understand a … Continue reading

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Main stream economists (and their models) don’t have a clue…

Absolutely fabulous documentary on the root causes for the current economic and financial crisis plaguing the world – in summary: main stream economists (from the Neo-classical Chicago School) really don’t have a clue… despite 22 Nobel Prices…! http://www.svtplay.se/video/1340253/del-6-av-8-ekonomernas-skuld PS: although … Continue reading

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Cringely on IBM, once again

http://www.cringely.com/2013/07/25/the-new-ibm-vampires-in-our-midst/

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Can there really be secret laws in a democracy…?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/155530126/Wyden-Speech-on-NSA-Domestic-Surveillance-at-Center-for-American-Progress

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Steve Denning on how modern economics is rooted in “the dumbest idea in the world”

Excellent post by Steve Denning!  Not least the section on “Bad Profits” makes this post worthwhile to read:  ”Whenever a customer feels misled, mistreated, ignored or coerced, then profits from that customer are bad. Bad profits come from unfair or … Continue reading

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Excellent intro to Agile Planning and Project Management

I really liked Mike Cottmeyer’s presentation on Agile Planning and Project Management. [Thank’s to the Prof for the pointer!]

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How to get the best of your team or employees

I’ve already linked several times to this video illustration of Dan Pink’s ideas about what truly motivates human beings: basically, humans, to be motivated, and to truly care about what they are doing, need three factors to be present: * … Continue reading

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The worlds dumbest idea will (unfortunately!) survive yet a number of years

Steve Denning predicts death of shareholder value based economy not before 2020.

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The power of non-verbal communication – body language

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net(Net) on the bleak future for Ginny & IBM

A perspective on IBM and Ginny’s challenges moving forward, from net(Net): “As part of a strategic decision to optimize your information technology agreements, investments, and relationships, consider engaging NET(net) as a strategic partner in your success.” http://www.netnetweb.com/blog/top-10-reasons-why-ginni-rometty-will-fail-ibm%E2%80%99s-new-ceo http://www.netnetweb.com/blog/ginni-rometty-ibm-failing-fast/ “Prediction is difficult, … Continue reading

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