A few of posts seem to have taken a life of their own, and the resultant ping-pong between this blog and others has generated some interesting narratives on a few of topics. Rather than leave them hidden in the threads, I’ve created a Focus category and this Focus page, and started to collect each thread in a sub-category.
- The Value of Information. Starting with a simple observation that when we get information has as much impact as what we get, this thread generated some nice thoughts on how we might use information to create a more dynamic enterprise. Inside vs. Outside is a good entry point to the discussion.
- The Art of Random. Triggered by an invitation to present at InnoFuture — which unfortunately didn’t eventuate — I used the content create a series of posts (the outline for the preso was around six pages, so it would have been to much for one post). It covers the idea that innovation seems random due to the simple fact that your are not aware of the intervening steps from interesting problem through to novel solution.
- Knowledge Worker of the Future. Is Enterprise 2.0 (and, more recently, Social Business Design) evolution or revolution? While Enterprise 2.0 is obviously having an effect on the nature of business, many pundits seem to ignore the fact that while technology is changing business, business is also changing technology. The future of our workforce is not simply our same bureaucracies rearranged. It will be something different, something new, which no one can claim to predict accurately. The future of (knowledge) work is a good place to start in this thread.
I also hope to start cleaning each theme up and capture the content under this new Focus page.