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“Remember, Scrooge, Time is Short …

… and suddenly you’re not there any more.” – The Ghost of Christmas Present, enjoying a memento mori moment A repeating theme in my feed reader has been the drive to “work different”; clunky grammar aside, we need to change the way we communicate and collaborate, increase our focus on innovation, and spend less time […]

Welcome to cazh1

Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
July 18, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]

More Thoughts on Why Techs Don’t Like Documentation
Execution, with some elements of Science
July 14, 2014

A few years ago, I was interviewing candidates for a systems analyst job, and trotted out one of my standard questions: “Tell me something you have done that you are proud of”. This particular developer called out her source code annotations (comments), and was rather specific about her own comment quality standards. But when I […]

Tracking in the Enterprise – Comparing Results for Multiple Systems and Groups
Science, with some elements of Art
July 7, 2014

For our back-of-the-napkin experiment in tracking the useful value produced by enterprise systems – our next step will move away from the technical tools for a bit, and take a look at results. Specifically, we want to understand who is “delivering the goods” – and some sense of their success relative to others. At first, […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
July 3, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]

Who Should Own Digital Strategy?
Alt TExt
June 30, 2014

The question is being asked in many corporate leadership suites these days – with many factions (primarily IT and Marketing) assuming that they have the clear claim to the title. In fact, I can easily make a case for Finance, Operations, or Customer Service … even Corporate Communications (if such a role exists). It really […]