Category Archives: social networking

Digital Humanities – Really?

Russ Ackoff shared that the best knowledge system he knew was to have an intelligent set of graduate students that knew him.  In 1985 when we were meeting regularly, he described the joy every morning of coming in and having … Continue reading

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Good Software Never Dies – ALL-IN-1 becomes Enterprise Vault

In 1979, John Churin and I created an enterprise Office Automation product called ALL-IN-1.  I left the full time management of the project in 1986 and then left Digital Equipment Corporation in 1990.  For some 18 years, ALL-IN-1 generated $1 … Continue reading

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What if Business were Art Making?

At the UW Bothell Bootcamp Part 1 facilitated by Michele and Jim McCarthy, a powerful part of the process was the making of team art.  The supplies were all there and we were encouraged to “make art” throughout the weekend. … Continue reading

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Bootcamping with the McCarthys

I am spending the weekend getting booted at a McCarthys bootcamp sponsored by my colleague, Professor David Socha at UW Bothell.  It is an exciting way to learn new things about myself and to meet a wonderful collection of students, … Continue reading

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Orbiting the Giant Hairball

It’s been one of those weeks.  Today, feels like the wonderful image from a book by Gordon MacKenzie called Orbiting the Giant Hairball:  A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace.  Too many projects and too many new and wonderful … Continue reading

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Being a Citizen

In the mid-90s, I took a five day scenario planning certification workshop put on by the Global Business Network.  One of the most intensive moments of the workshop was the half-day interaction our eight person working team had with a woman … Continue reading

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Three Socha Brothers

As social media gets better and we all become more connected, I enjoy taking a break for reflection on the web of relationships that led me to some node in my personal, operational and strategic networks (see Harvard Business Review … Continue reading

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