Sigurd Rinde

Get Rid of the Calendar, and the Watch too

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Those are leftovers from the industrial age and the biggest impediment to an effective society.

Before I hear the protest I can just as well agree that sometimes it's needed; like when I'm to meet somebody for a spot of lunch, or when an airplane or train operating company wants to ferry me and 120 other people at the same time, in the same contraption from A to B. Then exact time, and location, is useful.

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Strategy, Business Model, and Who's Your Customer

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As a vendor or SI you can approach the delivery of enterprise software in two ways:

 

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"Business" Is Nothing but "Social Networks"

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We have a plethora of hugely successful cloud based social networks, but why only fulfil banal social needs? Those way up in the Maslow pyramid kind of needs. Why stop there? 

[This was inspired By @dahowlett's post the other day so a thankful nod his way!]

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Romans, Barbarians, and Innovation

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Yesterday, Thomas Friedman of NYT quoted from the historian Lewis Mumford’s book, “The Condition of Man,” about the development of civilisation. Mumford was describing Rome’s decline:

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Who Killed Big Corp Innovation?

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The Product Manager.

Look no further, that's the one, the main Big Corp innovation killer.

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Business Software Is in Need of Some Leaps and Bounds!

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Most business software is created to help you do what you do today, in the same manner, but hopefully better, faster, and with less effort. Efficiency is the siren call.

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Disregarding BRP Is Like Being Long on Subprime CDOs

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Now and then.

If you, as a developer and vendor of products, create a new product that has the promise of value for your customer you're onto something.

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Happiness and a Better Enterprise Software Data Model

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Funny thing, seems the human brain uses same tricks as Enterprise Software to save disk space :)

Thanks to Zia I found Daniel Kahneman at Ted's site (go see):

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Enterprise Apps User Interface - the Wrong Discussion

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Imagine an Enterprise App with UI design lifted from World of Warcraft?A tad gothic?

But games work, kids dive into them in droves and never seem to scratch their heads.Electronic games now being a bigger industry than the film industry must mean that their user interfaces work as well.

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Elegant Organisations? Daily Simplicity? Fugetaboutit!

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"Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"

Occam's razor keeps it simple - "entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity". Or in short form; simple is better.

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