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Its the Egg

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 28, 2019

It’s a paradoxical question applied to everything from innovation to evolution to change management. The answer is rather simple – it’s the egg. The “Chicken First” proponents see it the...

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Who plays the Technology game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2013

This is the last in a series of posts evaluating the differences between technology and IT.  While it is easy to list differences, this approach rarely reveals the dynamics behind...

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What are the feedback systems that drive a Technology Game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 20, 2013

The IT Game is a stalemate and the past few posts have sought to start up a conversation regarding the nature of a new Technology Game that should replace the...

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What are the rules for the "Technology Game?"

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 12, 2013

The prior post introduced the idea that the current IT game is a stalemate and that it is time to design a new game, a technology game.  That post suggests...

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The IT game is a stalemate, time to define a new Technology Game

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 8, 2013

CIOs and IT leaders are masters of  the IT game. Executives play the IT game so long as it was the only game in town and it suited their needs....

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The last question for the last day of 2013

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 31, 2012

This December the blog has asked a number of questions about the future of IT.  The approach seeks to avoid didactic statements about the future of IT – answers without...

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What are the issues that need to be addressed in creating IT’s future?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 21, 2012

This is the third question in the December Friday question series.  The two prior questions looked at  “Is the IT organization, as we currently know it, worth saving?” on December...

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What are the reasons we need IT in the future?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 14, 2012

Today is the second friday in December and time for another question in the discussion series about asking the right questions about IT. Last week’s question “Is the IT organization, as we...

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Recognizing the time to start IT's epic journey

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 8, 2012

Note: a little while back I posted that IT needs an epic journey.  Rather than talk about that journey in dry abstract terms, I thought I would try to illustrate...

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