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Nick Gall

Works at IBM

Attended Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, OH; Yale; WPI, Worcester, MA; NYU Law School

Lives in Lexington, MA

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### Nick Gall

commented on a post on Blogger.According to Dave's tweet, cynefin's "claim is sense-making." Surely that claim is falsifiable. Have there been any rigorous studies of 'sense-making' generally? Have there been any rigorous studies of cynefin's superiority in sense-making over other models? If not, then perhaps the label pseudoscience or pseudo something applies.

I read a post today by Dave Snowden on the followers of Elliott Jacques and the Requisite Organisation. The post talked about pseudoscience, acolyte syndrome and cultism and the language seemed pretty strong to me. One of ...

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I agree "making" implies at least some sort of cause/effect or pattern finding (hopefully with probability above chance). Also how does Snowden operationalize sense-making with regard to validity?

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -What is the smallest natural number that can be expressed as the sum of 10 consecutive natural numbers as well as the sum of nine consecutive natural numbers?

Big Hint: The number(s) at the beginning of one sequence are related to the number(s) at the end of the other sequence by a simple arithmetic relationship.

Big Hint: The number(s) at the beginning of one sequence are related to the number(s) at the end of the other sequence by a simple arithmetic relationship.

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Who cares?😀

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -After 17 years of being at IT analyst, I'm on to my fourth career as a design thinker at IBM!

I'm joining IBM Design[1], a team led by GM Phil Gilbert[2]. I'll be reporting into one of Phil's direct reports, Charlie Hill[3]. My title is Portfolio Design Lead. The team is working across IBM Software (and hopefully eventually all of IBM) to apply "design thinking" to better unify and simplify IBM's product portfolios. Here's a good description of what the IBM Design team is up to[4]. And if you’re REALLY interested, here’s a presentation (pdf)[5] that gives you a flavor of our approach.

My last day with Gartner will be Friday, October 11th, and my first day with IBM will be the following Monday. So I hope to see as many folks from the IT world as possible at my swan song next week, Gartner Symposium--so I can say goodbye or hello!

[1] http://www.ibm.com/design/

[2] http://www.linkedin.com/in/philgilbertsr

[3] http://www.linkedin.com/in/charliehill

[4] http://bit.ly/19AtHcJ

[5] https://submissions.agilealliance.org/system/sessions/attachments/000/000/804/original/IBM_Design_Thinking_Agile_2013.pdf

I'm joining IBM Design[1], a team led by GM Phil Gilbert[2]. I'll be reporting into one of Phil's direct reports, Charlie Hill[3]. My title is Portfolio Design Lead. The team is working across IBM Software (and hopefully eventually all of IBM) to apply "design thinking" to better unify and simplify IBM's product portfolios. Here's a good description of what the IBM Design team is up to[4]. And if you’re REALLY interested, here’s a presentation (pdf)[5] that gives you a flavor of our approach.

My last day with Gartner will be Friday, October 11th, and my first day with IBM will be the following Monday. So I hope to see as many folks from the IT world as possible at my swan song next week, Gartner Symposium--so I can say goodbye or hello!

[1] http://www.ibm.com/design/

[2] http://www.linkedin.com/in/philgilbertsr

[3] http://www.linkedin.com/in/charliehill

[4] http://bit.ly/19AtHcJ

[5] https://submissions.agilealliance.org/system/sessions/attachments/000/000/804/original/IBM_Design_Thinking_Agile_2013.pdf

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Thanks Brian!

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -Knowledge-Based Application Architecture

For those of you who weren't able to attend #io12 , here's the video of my talk on +Freebase and the Knowledge Graph.

You can also click though the full HTML5 slidedeck here: http://io12-knowledge.appspot.com

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with any of the sample code that I gave.

You can also click though the full HTML5 slidedeck here: http://io12-knowledge.appspot.com

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with any of the sample code that I gave.

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### Nick Gall

commented on a post on Blogger.“In all the incomprehensible loss and chaos, all I can hang on to is that love is everything."

-- Madonna Badger

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-- Madonna Badger

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Last week, my oldest son Andy died suddenly and we still don't know why (The LA Corner is investigating). I just had to post something to share how special he truly was to all of us. Andy embraced every one of his roles wit...

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Amen brother

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -What is the smallest natural number that can be expressed as the sum of 10 consecutive natural numbers as well as the sum of nine consecutive natural numbers?

Virtual give away hint: The starting number of one of the sequences is stated in the question.

Virtual give away hint: The starting number of one of the sequences is stated in the question.

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Shared publicly -What is the smallest natural number that can be expressed as the sum of 10 consecutive natural numbers as well as the sum of nine consecutive natural numbers?

Small hint: You can do the same for certain paired sequences of consecutive of natural numbers (CNNs) for all N/N+1, eg sum of 2 CNN = sum of 3 CNN, sum of 6 CNN = sum of 7 CNN.

Small hint: You can do the same for certain paired sequences of consecutive of natural numbers (CNNs) for all N/N+1, eg sum of 2 CNN = sum of 3 CNN, sum of 6 CNN = sum of 7 CNN.

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -Siebel Query Info

Romeo and Julian... About the Siebel Query Language. First of all, it abbreviates to SQL which is kind of funny, of course it has nothing to do ...

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### Nick Gall

Shared publicly -Who needs this warning icon: Do not drink (faucet with cup with red slash). LOL!

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An attorney. That's who needs it.

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In his circles

228 people

Work

Occupation

Portfolio Design Lead

Skills

Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Trickster

Employment

- IBMPortfolio Design Lead, 2013 - present
- GartnerIT Industry Analyst, 2005 - 2013
- Honeywell Small Systems Division; Gold Hill Computers; BBN; Brown & Bain; Testa, Hurwitz & Thiebault; META Group; Gartner

Places

Currently

Lexington, MA

Previously

Cincinnati, OH - Manhattan; San Francisco; New Haven, CT; Arlington, MA; Cambridge, MA

Contact Information

Home

Phone | +1 (781) 863-6260 |

Mobile | +1 (781) 325-8370 |

- nick.gall@gmail.com
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Address | 12 Hancock Ave
Lexington, MA 02420 |

Work

Phone | +1 (781) 863-6260 |

Mobile | +1 (781) 325-8370 |

- nick.gall@us.ibm.com
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Story

Tagline

Unifying and harnessing the three most powerful forces in the universe: love, serendipity, and entropy

Introduction

I am an ironist.

Bragging rights

I was on the Internet back in the early 1980s and I have the email to prove it: http://bit.ly/gallatmitmultics

Education

- Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, OH; Yale; WPI, Worcester, MA; NYU Law School

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Gender

Male

Looking for

Networking

Birthday

February 28

Relationship

Married

Other names

Nicholas