Business & Culture

May 31, 2006

Lots has been written about culture in the age of globalization. Commentaries range from Samuel Huntington’s warnings that the Latinization … Continued

Dell Computers and the art of Resilience

May 30, 2006

Today’s Washington Post, contained an interesting article about Dell Computer’s attempt to become resilient. The article focused on Dell Computer’s … Continued

DoD Reform and Congressional Recalcitrance

May 26, 2006

Two articles in the most recent issue of Defense News caught my eye. The first was a short essay by … Continued

Man versus Machine

May 25, 2006

The immigration debate is raging, both in Congress and in communities across the country. On one side are the xenophobes … Continued

Human Error and Information Security

May 24, 2006

I’m a big believer in rule set automation as a way of reducing human errors when it comes to performing … Continued

Optimism and Standards

May 23, 2006

Last weekend’s Financial Times contained two interesting articles that highlighted the possibilities and dangers of advancing globalization. Occasionally, as Tom … Continued

SOX: The Ante for Business in the 21st Century

May 22, 2006

Jared Diamond, in his fascinating book Guns, Germs and Steel (Vintage, 1998), explored how the establishment of initial conditions can … Continued

Self-organizing Rule Sets

May 19, 2006

One of the things that attracted me to Tom Barnett’s work was his understanding of the importance of rule sets. … Continued

The Medici Effect

May 18, 2006

In his very interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, Frans Johansson … Continued

Plans vs. Planning

May 17, 2006

While perusing Art Hutchinson’s blog site (Mapping Strategy), I came across a wonderful quote from the late President and 5-star … Continued

SOA, Resiliency & Consiliency

May 16, 2006

The blogger Wiggins (Opposed Systems Designs) recently discussed how a Service-Oriented Architecture can improve DoD stability operations using a Development-in-a-Box … Continued

Institution Building vs Nation Building: The Debate Goes On

May 15, 2006

Tom Barnett and I have been spending a lot time recently explaining our concept of Development-in-the-Box to anyone who would … Continued

Wiring Money and Enterprise Resilience

May 12, 2006

Today’s Washington Post contains an interesting article about how competition has reduced the cost of wiring money from the United … Continued

Great Article on Service-Oriented Architecture

May 11, 2006

Yesterday, Enterra’s Senior Managing Director, Tom Barnett, and I met with Accenture CTO, Donald Rippert. Fortuituously, he had just published … Continued

Resilience and Culture, Take Two

May 8, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit responds to our post on resilience and organizational culture with these provocative thoughts: …overlapping levels of … Continued

Resilience and Organizational Culture

May 5, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit is up with a thoughtful post about the organizational attributes that enhance or undermine resilience. This … Continued

Resilience, Technology and Human Workflow: Enterra’s Doug Todd in SOA Web Services Journal

May 2, 2006

We describe Enterprise Resilience Management as a new enterprise architecture — one that integrates people, process, technology and data, and … Continued