SNA and Media Studies

A non-exhaustive, ad hoc and noteworthy bibliography on SNA and Media Studies. Prepared by Mathieu O’Neil on SocNet. To make adjustments and updates please visit the open wiki list at Google Sites.   Barnett, G.A., T.L. Jacobson, Y. Choi, & S.L. Sun-Miller (1996) An Examination of the International Telecommunication Network. The Journal of International Communication, 3, 19-43,.…

Nonaka @ Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Part II)

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the largest b-school in Europe. It was the venue for a lecture by Ikujiro Nonaka. The Wall Street Journal Ranks Professor Ikujiro Nonaka as One of the World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers. Ikujiro Nonaka   This is Part II concerning distributed knowledge leadership and…

Network Boneheads

In 1974 half the incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley flunked a basic English composition test. Other major US universities reported similar failures. One English department head remarked about the matriculates, “Students can’t carry through an idea in writing; they have no idea what a paragraph is; they are unable to string details together in a…

Social Media Failure

It is disappointing to still hear the near-religious advocacy of ‘engineering processes’ for knowledge, knowledge management (KM) and, most recently, social media. All the ridiculous pap on social media processes, metrics and ROI can be summarized by the Great Number 8 of the New York Yankees, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”   Applying engineering…

PPACA Redux

Yesterday Colabria Action Research offered a few principles concerning the failure of the PPACA (ObamaCare) application portfolio. The purpose was to refract and anneal decades of large IT system action/research and share. To the extent possible, and as respected information systems scientists, we leave the politics to pundits and politicians.  “Those who cannot remember the…

PPACA

It should come as no surprise that the PPACA IT subsystems aka ‘ObamaCare’ are challenged. As a leading exponent of IT leadership it is important for Colabria to comment on the PPACA challenges. It is worth noting even the venerable New York Times, a long-time friend of the PPACA, also has its doubts, to wit,…

Enterprise Tribes

A close and respected mid-Atlantic region colleague, concerned about political machinations, mass shootings and government shutdown, said, in so many words, they were concerned and fed up with ‘tribalism.’ Quite to the contrary, it is important to fundamentally reject the pejorative use of tribalism. It’s offensive. Tribalism is healthy foundation that creates human prosperity, growth, sustainability,…

Startup Myth Busting

  Today there is a wide range of funding options for startups. More are on the way. There is rapid innovation in entrepreneurial finance. Many funding innovations are offered as online services. They are fundamentally altering the landscape of startup capital formation. These innovations are welcome. These reforms are also introducing big changes. They are…

Enterprise Leadership

There are major enterprise advancements underway. New approaches to enterprise leadership are propelling fundamental advances in productivity and innovation.  Among the most important enterprise leadership is taking a whole systems view of enterprise ecologies. The exact problem is that current methods only offer a fraction of the enterprise picture. The picture is incomplete because the…

The Eyes Have It

Man Ray  With 120 million monochrome and 5 million color receptors, the eye and brain are able to do what even our most advanced cameras are still unable. With a resolution of about 30 megapixels, the human eye is able to gather information at about 72 frames per second. The eyes have it. The maximum…

seedchange

seedchange is live! You are invited to sign up at www.seedchange.com. The initial portfolio of startup companies is a diverse. They range from mobile e-commerce to digital marketing to health and fitness analytics. More companies are coming soon. We welcome applications from any serious accredited investor. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues who…