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Goodbye Baked Ham

by Mike Rollings  |  November 28, 2012

Zig Ziglar died today. The title may make instant sense to his followers or to those of you that have heard me tell his story about baked ham. It's about...

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Luck, Serendipity, and the Contextual Strategist

by Mike Rollings  |  December 27, 2011

Recently, @davegray @tetradian @nickmalik and I (@mikerollings) had a brief twitter exchange about the role of luck in strategy. What is luck anyway? Isn't it just a happy accident, an...

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Steve Jobs - Preparing Us for One More Thing

by Mike Rollings  |  November 2, 2011

This weekend I read Steve Jobs eulogy written by his sister Mona Simpson. Anyone with a beating heart can appreciate it and will be touched by it. The love shared...

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Taylorism - A Pox upon Agile

by Mike Rollings  |  April 11, 2011

This past Thursday my colleague Kirk Knoernschild pointed out a blog post by Alistair Cockburn about Taylorism creeping into the world of agile. Alistair’s post ignited a discussion within Gartner’s...

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The burden we create by what we value

by Mike Rollings  |  December 10, 2010

The notion of value is ambiguous and abstract.  An object or an act is not intrinsically valuable.  We define what is valuable.  We have a choice. Some cultures decided that...

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Altered States: When IT Cannot Deliver

by Mike Rollings  |  July 14, 2010

What alternative causes and actions should an organization consider when business demand has exceeded IT’s capability to deliver? The first reaction that many organizations have to “IT cannot deliver” is...

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