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…

KM and Philosophy

For one reason or another online knowledge management (KM) groups attracts philosophical scholarship. Often it is just academic bloviating. Sometimes it descends into intellectual bullying and trolling. For the most part, KM and philosophy don’t mix. Of course reasonable people just ignore divisive and counter-productive behaviors of amateur philosophers in online KM groups. Still, because…

The New Brainstorming

Research into the practice of brainstorming has confirmed an important and overdue refinement that Colabria Action Research has advocated for years. The finding is that a hybrid model of independent brainstormers works better. Here is The New Brainstorming experiment. Brainstorming Infographic Hybrid Brainstorming is a much-needed refinement of the age-old practice. People must remember performance…

Entrepreneurial Finance Group Meetup

Your next Entrepreneurial Finance Group Meetup is on 20 Feb 2014 from 6PM-9:00PM in San Francisco. The theme is startup investment innovation and an introduction to Seed Change.  On September 23, 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act lifted the ban on general solicitation by startups. Startups are now allowed to solicit their offerings. Simultaneously,…

Back to the Future

The headlong flight to social business is accelerating. Management techniques and leadership methods are changing right along. Rather than anything new or novel, the distinct approach is “Back to the Future.” Oh, and it’s way overdue. Success in social business depends on complex interactions. These interactions inhabit diverse social networks. Ancient human tools allow mastery…