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Archives for August, 2010

Communication and Communities

by Mike Rollings  |  August 30, 2010  |  2 Comments

We think we need a community to advance an idea , but in reality it is not one community, it is many communities.  This is why communication and influence is so challenging.  If it were just one community then one way of communicating something would work and communication wouldn’t be so challenging. Communicating one way […]


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Uncertainty is the key that opens a closed mind

by Mike Rollings  |  August 23, 2010  |  3 Comments

Two weeks ago I wrote that organizations must Invest in the new secret weapon: Humans to unleash innovation, hypothesis generation, investigation, imagination, initiative, and calculated risk taking.  Part of this investment is creating an environment that is not based on fear and retribution, but instead one that fosters and appreciates contribution. However, there is a […]


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Enterprise Architecture enters Rehab

by Mike Rollings  |  August 16, 2010  |  5 Comments

For any transformation to occur it is important to first recognize there is a problem. Without this critical first step, change cannot occur, bad behaviors persist, and relationships with others deteriorate. This post is about my longtime friend enterprise architecture (friends call him EA) and his journey. EA has been suffering from a raft of […]


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Invest in the new secret weapon: Humans

by Mike Rollings  |  August 9, 2010  |  4 Comments

A real return to prosperity and long-term growth will require a rebirth of business based on new rules for a new era. The interplay between social, cultural, and economic transformation accelerates the need for organizations to become agile, strategic, innovative, and effective. Yet organizations are doing little to develop collaboration, influence, perspective, integration, and relevance […]


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Legacy’s Burden – Stop dragging the anchor!

by Mike Rollings  |  August 3, 2010  |  Comments Off

I’ve bumped into a number of clients who are looking at new technologies and believe that they must get the new tools to do old tricks before they can be considered useful.  For example, I heard this statement from an emerging technology team, “I need to get a VM client, printing, etc. on an iPad […]

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