Brooks’ Law

The global praxis ecosystem of Colabria Action Research is inhabited by recognized authorities on large IT system design, development and deployments. Commentary on very large enterprise and consumer systems helps refract, anneal and share decades of hands-on experience and executive leadership. Today’s lesson is on Brooks’ Law and large-scale government IT & systems failure. To…

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. IoT will impact all dimensions of business, education, government, military and civil society. IoT propels Colabria’s traditional action/research initiatives and enterprise advisory activities. At Colabria we recently completed a confidential, multi-year research study of Enterprise IoT. (It’s why things have been so quiet.) The sponsors were CIOs…

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Nobel Prize

Thomson Reuters just released their annual forecast of potential winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in each category: chemistry, physics, medicine, and economics. Excerpt:  “Mark S. Granovetter at Stanford University is more of a sociologist than an economist, but his innovative work in economic sociology has landed him on Thomson Reuters’ list of contenders for the…

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Distributed Collaboration Summit

Collaborative Strategies Introduces First Ever Distributed Collaboration Summit Conference Promises to Deliver Latest Insights Into Collaboration and Distributed Teams in the New Workplace SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Research firm Collaboration Strategies, Inc. will bring together industry leaders at its inaugural Distributed Collaboration Summit (DCS), Jan. 15 and 16, 2015. The two-day conference…

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The Future Declassified

  The Future Declassified by Mathew Burrows hosted by Paul Saffo   Tuesday September 23, 02014 7:30pm The Interval Fort Mason, San Francisco Advanced Tickets (limited number) The volatility of today’s world is apparent just by reviewing the day’s headlines. Across the globe, the pressures of population growth, environmental change, and constant technological disruption are just…

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Network Life

Please find below some worthwhile learning experiences for networks. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) will help make sense of our Network Life. Recommended by Colabria. Networked Life University of Pennsylvania Begins September 1, 2014 Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes Princeton University Begins September 15, 2014 Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis Stanford University…

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Early Stage Financial Tech

Trends in Early Stage Financial Tech a seminar presented by seedchange Eventbrite Registration Rqr’d: http://bit.ly/1zsZ5XG  Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6-8pm Agenda  6-6:15pm Welcome & Conversation 6:15-7pm The Mascot Wine Tasting with Will Harlan 7-7:30pm Discussion on Trends in Early Stage Financial Technology with: • Deepak Gupta (Managing Director at seedchange, Mentor at 500 Startups & VegasTechFund) • Joe Caminiti (Managing Director at seedchange, previously BlackRock and…

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Managing the Situated Present

  Managing the Situated Present By Dave Snowden  •  July 30, 2014   Probably the most important phrase in The Children’s Party Story is the conclusion: We manage the emergence of beneficial coherence within attractors, within boundaries.   That simple phrase packs a lot of meaning and potential.   Key to it is the idea of managing the situated present.  To unpack…

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Future of Work Farce

Today it is fashionable and popular to examine the so-called ‘future of work.’ Smug dilettantes embark on dubious ‘work redesign’ efforts. Pundits make lofty claims. They charge handsome fees to expose their soaring hubris. They make it sound like rigid work practices have not changed one iota since Bartleby the Scrivener, uttered his famous five…

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Techonomy Bio Update

Please see this Techonomy Bio Update by Alex Cudaback, Director of Programs, Techonomy Media. CONFERENCE VIDEOS & TRANSCRIPTS: The content from Techonomy Bio is now available. Check it out for videos, transcripts, the final agenda, speaker bios and more.  TECHONOMY BIO 2015: We’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback and I can now confirm…

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