September, 2006

Can technology create world peace? - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I was interviewed for a podcast today by the enormously energetic Sanjana Hattotuwa, for his ICT for Peacebuilding blog. Sanjana's overview of our broad-ranging discussion is here, and the podcast is here

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: Conversation with Dr. Alan Greenspan at MTLC

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Last night, I had a chance to hear Dr. Alan Greenspan speak at a Mass Technology Leadership Council event. His appearance was structured as a conversation moderated by Paul Deninger, Vice Chairman of Jefferies & Co

Job advertisement: Exceptional Executive Assistant/ Professional Support - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I am currently advertising for someone to work at the core of my team, based out of Sydney. I'm advertising online, through word-of-mouth, and it makes also sense to put this on my blog too. Please do pass this on if you know anyone you

Interview on MySpace and social media - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I was interviewed on ABC Radio National's Counterpoint program about MySpace and social media, together with Sebastian Chan, the web services manager for Powerhouse Museum – the interview is available for streaming and

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Web 2.0 and user filtered content - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Tomorrow I'm heading off to the Influence conference run by Phil Sim's Mediaconnect. The event brings together media and other influencers (I believe I'm labelled a “new media influencer" there) and corporates, discussing current trends

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The gradual rise of music collaborative filtering - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

A piece just out in the New York Times covers the current array of music collaborative filtering services (though it doesn't call them that), including Pandora and Last.FM. I've written about these numerous times in my books and blog

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The slow pace of change in distribution channels - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

BusinessWeek reports that Apple is readying release of move downloads from its iTunes site, pitched at $14.99 for new movies and $9.99 for back catalogue. At the same time, it says, WalMart is actively lobbying Hollywood studios not to

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: MTLC Web 2.0 presentation

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Logomtlc I attended a terrific presentation/panel discussion today sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. The topic was "Web 2.0 -- How Will It Impact Your Business?" and speakers included software executives

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: Beta Blues -- Dont Let This Happen to You!

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Part of the value of using consultants, especially in the technology field, is that we will try things that we tell our customers not to do, mostly because we're geeks and we can't help it. It does, however, come in handy when we know

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.