Één voet verkeerd

En… uit. Het is een aanrader: Één voet verkeerd van Sofie Laguna. Ik las de vertaling door Saskia Peterson-Kotte van 2009.

Het boek gaat over Hester, die door haar streng religieuze ouders Zak en Laars gevangen wordt gehouden. Ze heeft vrienden die met haar praten: kat, lepel, deur en boom. Op een dag opent ze de deur naar het verboden buiten.

ISBN 978 90 5672 300 2

Optimal is not always optimal

If you concentrate too much on optimizing organizational processes, you run the risk of making it increasingly hard for employees to work in a nice, optimal and productive way.

Lean management, agile, scrum, et al… It all seems too optimize the work, when looking at it from a high level. But low level, down on the ground, where the actual work happens, all this standing up and quickly, continuously, ever-changing back and forth can keep people from actually being able to do their job well.

Being part of the system

These last few days this post by Jeff Cann has been running around in my head. It is followed by a lot of comments that are also worth a read. Jeff was writing about the type of posts that he wants to read. And it struck a cord with a lot of people. And me.

Fact is, as long as you write in an engaging way, about stuff that will move me, inspire me, teach me something, give me an insight I haven’t had before, I want to read it. And I read too little of stuff like that.

Before I was commenting on the WordPress Reader. It couldn’t do this and it didn’t work for that… But now I am thinking there was a flaw in my thinking. I was treating feeds like all feeds are the same. They’re news and I need controls that help me read news in an efficient way.

But what if I look at blogs in a different way? What if I embrace the ecosystem it is a part of? Will I find new blogs with the content I am looking for? Maybe I will.

So, I am going to challenge myself. Try out something new.

WordPress.com, here I come.

The future of ECM

Lots of interesting stuff: Moving away from monolithic systems to fit-for-purpose systems that can integrate really well. Taxonomies per business object. Automation of records management. Information governance needs to be part of the business processes. ECM as the information bus for unstructured information.Embrace file sync and share for end users. Listen to Stephen Ludlow of OpenText: [Working Lunch Series] Changing Times: The Future of ECM

Not using the blogroll anymore

For a short while it was cool to use the OPML/blogroll solution to keep track of blogs I follow and to share my list. It was nice to see how it was working and how it could be used. But now I am done with that.

It is too much work. I don’t read feeds that way. I constantly add, remove and add again feeds to my reader. To do that via the blogroll is not practical.

And also, I tried to get away from the whole follow/getting followed thing that is a big part of social media. This reeks too much of that.