Why Performance Management needs to be disrupted. Pronto.

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Possibly the most soul-sucking activity at work is the prescribed employee performance process. Whilst the intention is good, in practice, the chain between strategy and goals, and execution levers – the material and mentoring resources, analytics and technology to improve the odds of success, and finally, the measurement of outcomes as they relate back to business strategy, […]

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More Needles, Less Haystacks

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This is a lovely article over at the Wall Street Journal by Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkell B/ Rasmussen about what they characterize as “Thick Data”. Here is the basic premise: In fact, companies that rely too much on the numbers, graphs and factoids of Big Data risk insulating themselves from the rich, qualitative reality of their customers’ everyday […]

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Is Big Data all that? Consider the source.

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A seriously content rich debate ensued in the past 24 hours on the validity of big data and accompanying algorithms that govern them. The central hypothesis we’re debating is MIT Professor Andrew McAfee’s assertion that algorithms are smarter than human judgement. Three sources you want to peruse if you want to play: Professor McAfee’s original […]

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The Government-ization of IT. #bigdata

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As we in the private sector fawn over the opportunity that is Big Data, details about PRISM give me the feeling that we’re likely the butt of many jokes in the Government Sector. As we waffle over the applicability of big data, PRISM proves that we really didn’t start the fire – the government has been mastering […]

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Tiny Insights. #bigdata

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The carbon footprint of a beef burrito is 5 times that of a chicken burrito. That’s per Eugene Cordero, Professor at San Jose State University, and came my way via my pal, Frank Scavo, a few weeks ago. You want to take massive causes or opportunities and humanize them down to a single unit of […]

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Social Business Facts and Fiction.

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The hubris around Social Business is scaling new heights these days, and yet in many ways the concept seems to be redlining to nowhere.  As an example, take a look at this thread on Google Plus by Francine Hardaway. 133 comments later, there’s little agreement on what all of this really is, who the experts are, […]

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BigData, Mobile and Cloud Convergence: The Elephants

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Eric Norlin, organizer of Defrag, Blur and Glue Conferences and seed investor, has a good post up today about what enterprise development means in the age of big data, mobile and cloud and the coming age of convergence of these big innovation spurts. I really recommend that you take 3 minutes to read his post […]

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