Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wind of Change

A few minutes back on my other blog OrganizationalThinking
something caught my eye. Just a link. It was Otto Schamer's blog.

Even though I am not in Egypt or the area where the change of
history is happening right, I am confident that words and connecting
people, resonate, and reshape thinking through conversation will
also make a difference from the city of Dresden.

1989 in Dresden (back then East Germany) and elsewhere the pictures
were quite similar to the ones today we see on YouTube, CableTv, and
Twitter and Facebook.

Let's support each other with what we know from our past history. We
can all learn together collectively across boundaries (that are only existent
in our minds).


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Tipping Point of Collaboration

It was summer 2009 when Google announced Google Wave as the "next big thing". Should it be useful for the (potential) users?

I remember vividly meeting with Alina Hsu in Harvard in 2009. We talked about Lean Thinking, System Dynamics. The major finding was, "An aggregator for all this interdisciplinary information is deeply needed. Is there one way or the other?" A few months later I got an invite to GoogleWave by Siggi Becker. The experiment could start.

We have used the tool for several sub-projects around LockSchuppen - quite successfully.

Then early 2010 the big earthquake in Haiti hit the news. Quickly the desaster made it clear that GoogleWave was helpful in order to work as an integrator of information flows. Nevertheless the service and active contribution by Google to its newest collaboration tool was lately cut down.

Egypt and its people raised the "Power of Pull" (thanks John Hagel & John Seely Brown) to reinitiate the platform to collectively create our future. (Note: one has to have a GoogleWave account to step in, searching for "Egypt" a seed will be found).

There are probably already hundreds of blog, website, aggregators of news/ info / support on the web. Let bring them together in a joint effort. This small seed could be helpful - just a beginning for a lovely flowbed of collective knowledge ;-)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wild Dueck and Saxonian Entrepreneurs

Saxonian division of BVMW had its New Years Reception at Messe Leipzig and was actually tweeted. Gunter Dueck AKA wilddueck, Chief Technology Officer of IBM Germany, running his personal website, on the list of distinguished speakers. No agenda, no powerpoints (!), pure PASSION!

Story after story he drew the audience deeper and deeper into what is for techies and Web 2.0 addicts already inevitable: the WEB changes business, education, and society.

The knowledge worker 2.0 is morphing into reality. It is a Jules Verne story we are playing the main role right now and then. Future is written today! And we personally are as entrepreneurs, politicians, teachers, professors, managers, workers, employees the very active part of changing the world.

What is it your company is already adapting to that in order to be on top of list in the future?