Archive for July, 2008

Power and Response-ability preview e-book

Friday, July 25th, 2008

E-book of SEMPER and SCORE

Preview e-book of Power and Response-ability (contents and sample chapters)

Published: 25 July 2008

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Power and Response-ability

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Book - Power and Response-abilityPublished: July 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-14-2

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“Many of the common concepts of power in business are so close to perfectly wrong that it’s amazing any work happens at all…”

The physics definition of power is ‘the ability to do work’; most social definitions are closer to the ability to avoid it. This insight provides opportunities for a radical re-think of power and response-ability at work. Linking the human side of systems into the architecture of the enterprise creates workplaces that are more effective, empowering and profitable for everyone involved. (more…)

New books for July 2008

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Two new books for July 2008:

SEMPER and SCORE preview e-book

Friday, July 11th, 2008

E-book of SEMPER and SCORE

Preview e-book of SEMPER and SCORE (contents and sample chapters)

Published: 11 July 2008

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Eureka e-book

Friday, July 11th, 2008

E-book of Eureka

E-book of Eureka!

Published: 11 July 2008

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Eureka! – the annotated script

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Book - Eureka!Published: July 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-12-8

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A disparate trio of prospectors seek their fortunes in the turbulent upheavals of the Australian goldrush – and whilst none of them find what they expect, each receives the reward they deserve… possibly…

Described as “an odd cross between a mediaeval mystery-play and an exploration of the meaning of ‘progress’”, this musical comedy/satire was written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade at Ballarat in 1854 – a clash between gold-miners and government troops which became one of the founding events of colonial Australia. (more…)

SEMPER and SCORE

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Book - Real Enterprise ArchitecturePublished: July 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-10-4

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Traditional management texts focus most of their attention on ways to improve local efficiency. Yet the real goal is enhancing enterprise effectiveness – for which an over-emphasis on efficiency alone can cause more harm than good. As enterprise architects, tasked with creating enterprise structures and capabilities that are ‘efficient on purpose’, we need some means to keep aware of the whole enterprise at all times, right down into the details of day-to-day work.

This book introduces a suite of tools and techniques to fulfil that need. These include SEMPER, which not only provides a rapid diagnostic to measure enterprise effectiveness, but automatically identifies appropriate interventions for change; and SCORE, a versatile replacement for SWOT analysis.

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