Sigurd Rinde

Forget Deadlines, Increase Profit and Enjoy Life

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We all take deadlines for granted. They're annoying of course, but unquestionable and untouchable.

Forget that. Deadlines are bad, foolish and in most cases basically counterproductive. And there are better ways.

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Financial Crisis and Games People Play

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Or why the situation is not about Black Swans, it's about Plain Geese.

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Organisational Performance - the Best KPI Ever

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"Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are financial and non-financial metrics used to help an organisation define and measure progress toward organisational goals - The act of monitoring KPIs in real-time is known as business activity monitoring (BAM)."

Usually applied to individuals, but why not one that can be applied to the organisation proper?

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The Development of Writing and the Progress of Enterprise Software

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The simplest concepts often take the longest to develop.

Writing, with hindsight, seems to be a stupendous simple concept, still it came into being very, very late in the history of mankind going through three distinct phases (so far): From very complicated and inflexible towards relatively simple and thoroughly flexible.

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Teaching How to Fish - IT's Ultimate Purpose

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“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”

Roughly translated to business and IT it would be:

"Give a man IT applications; you have made him profitable for today. Enable a man to change his ways; and you have given him the potential to profit for a lifetime."

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Hollywood Launch, Demo and TC50 and My Overloaded Memory

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All the brouhaha over Demo vs. TC50 makes me wonder...

This week we'll be urged by the blogosophere led by the Michaels and Roberts to check out and test 122 new companies and their products.

Add the daily suggestions in twitter and the hundreds of feeds that one sifts through each day it becomes a full time job.

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Enterprise Toilets

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"Toilets are necessary but not sufficient for success in the telecommunication industry"

Succinctly delivered by Kjell Nordström of Funky Business fame.

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Environmentalism and Software

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Drive a hybrid. Buy carbon-dioxide offset points when flying. Use the bike. Things you and I can do.

Renewable energy. R&D funding. Taxes on fuel. Tax rebates. Stuff our governments can do.

All good, all important.

Then I read Robert's post about the trend of VCs leaving the computer world and embracing environmentalism - investing in energy saving technologies and the like.

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Software Design and Asking Questions

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We ask questions when we want to make the world better.

Like when we want to use less resources, become better, earn more money - or when we want to help a customer to do any or all of the above and thus be able to deliver a product or service.

The software designer asks the questions of the customer and creates a product to deliver an answer.

But...

We ask "how" too often:

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Business - Only Three Requirements

 by: Sigurd Rinde

Business is really not that complicated.

But we like to complicate things.

Sure if you have a gazillion SKUs, umpteen "markets" and 234,000 employees stuff can easily become muddled.

But in essence that big one is no different from the local mom and pop bakery. Really.

You need three things, clear and unambiguous, no less, no more and - in exactly this order. Did I mention in exactly this order?

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