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Position, Flow and Movement
Given some of the comments on my last post on "Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die" ... I thought I'd take some time to clear up another misunderstanding in the difference between position, flow and movement. Let us assume you've examined a line of busin...
Given some of the comments on my last post on "Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die" ... I thought I'd take some time to clear up another misunderstanding in the difference between position, flow and movement. Let us ass...
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On the impossibility of precognition and whether it's science
Back in the early 1990s, I worked in the field of genetics. Back then we understood the importance of epigenetic effects (i.e. cross generational inheritance of environmental effects or acquired characteristics) but the field was overtaken by a tyranny of t...
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The Chief Internet of Things Officer
Back in 2006, I gave a talk at EuroFoo on M aking the Web of Things which covered manufacturing methods from 3D printing to devices connected to services over the internet. I had an interest in this field and the consequences of it in every day life and use...
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On 61 different forms of gameplay
Over the next year, through a series of 61 posts, I'm going to go through in some detail various forms of gameplay that can be used when you have a map of a business environment .  I need to emphasise Sun Tzu's five factors in competition - purpose, climate...
Over the next year, through a series of 61 posts, I'm going to go through in some detail various forms of gameplay that can be used when you have a map of a business environment.  I need to emphasise Sun Tzu's five factors...
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An ambitious agenda. Can't wait to continue the education.
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I am Old Labour
I am Old Labour. I view that social cohesion, competition and the national interest are of paramount and intertwined importance. I am a social capitalist. I view that our purpose should be a better and fairer society for all. To create political freedom, I ...
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+Jan Wildeboer : yes.
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Things which come for free with a map
When you map, you get certain for free (other than the technique being creative commons).  These "free" things are provided in the figure and they include :- 1. User Needs. Key to mapping is to focus on user needs. 2. Components . Maps are built from compon...
When you map, you get certain for free (other than the technique being creative commons).  These "free" things are provided in the figure and they include :- 1. User Needs. Key to mapping is to focus on user needs. 2. C...
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Hello Simon. 
I have been reading your blog for a while. I work in Financial institution in Canada for many years and I am quite interested into your evolution map. Do you have a whitepaper or a book, that summarize your approche? 
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Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die ...
Every large system (whether a line of business or specific IT project) contains multiple components. Those components have a relationship with each other (known as position) but they're also evolving.  Every components start as something novel and poorly un...
Every large system (whether a line of business or specific IT project) contains multiple components. Those components have a relationship with each other (known as position) but they're also evolving.  Every components sta...
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What is a map, what isn't?
I was asked recently what makes a map? There are two important aspects of a map - position and movement. 1) Position gives you the relationship between things. 2) Movement shows you how things can change. Hence when you look at a Chessboard, you can see the...
I was asked recently what makes a map? There are two important aspects of a map - position and movement. 1) Position gives you the relationship between things. 2) Movement shows you how things can change. Hence when yo...
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The probable problem with Watson
I like IBM Watson. It seems likely to be a roaring success. But there is a future problem in my opinion. The issue with such 'reasoning' and interpretive capabilities (unlike machine learning through patterns) is that they are relatively novel and we're sti...
I like IBM Watson. It seems likely to be a roaring success. But there is a future problem in my opinion. The issue with such 'reasoning' and interpretive capabilities (unlike machine learning through patterns) is that they...
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Where did the data in your peace/war map come from? Is this your prediction? 
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Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ... v2.0
Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ... So far, we have heard it is not Oracle or SAP or Microsoft that is interested in buying Salesforce. Maybe that's just bluster, maybe no-one is interested in buying or maybe it's one of you or maybe it's someone irrelevan...
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+Simon Robinson : I do have one, it needs updating but I'm waiting to see what happens.
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Five key indicators for success
When competing in business, there are five key indicators for success that I'm aware of. 1) Purpose : That which causes others to desire to follow you without fear and to have harmony with your goal. 2) Climate : The interaction of  the business with the ec...
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Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ...
Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ... On the off chance that someone is actually bidding for Salesforce and it's not any of you. Can I kindly suggest you get together and buy it between you as a consortium. There is one company (you already know who) that yo...
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