How to Have Better Fridays

Recently, I’ve been teaching more people Agile Results.  I teach them really fast, because I just focus on teaching them the most important tool in Agile Results: Monday Vision, Daily Wins, Friday Reflection But before I walk through, I share a quick story of how it all started. Monday Vision was Born for Better Fridays…

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How Smart is Your City Transportation?

How easy is it to get around in your city from point A to point B? Here’s an interesting article that rounds up some of the latest ideas: Getting Around in European capitals: How smart is your city? I really like this—talk about impact: Autolib’ has taken thousands of cars off the roads, brought down…

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Digital Transformation Books

Here is a roundup of my favorite books on Digital Transformation. If you know me, you know I read a lot.  For me, it’s a quick way to “stand on the shoulders of giants” and to learn the patterns of what works.  I’ve found that the right books can help me leap frog ahead. I’ve…

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Digital Transformation Explained

In a previous post, I defined Digital Transformation.  But now it’s time to explain Digital Transformation, and make it real with examples. Satya posted his mental model for Digital Transformation: I like the simplicity. What I like is there are four clear pillars or areas to look at for driving Digital Transformation: Customers Employees Operations…

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What is the Secret to Insane Productivity?

Productivity is truly an advantage.  Imagine if you had boundless energy and could tackle your challenges with all that you are capable of. What if you could double, triple or maybe even 10X your productivity? Maybe you can. But how do you take your productivity to the next level? In What is the Secret to…

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Digital Transformation Defined

This post is a walkthrough multiple definitions of digital transformation from multiple sources. Digital transformation can be elusive if you can’t define it. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of definitions for digital transformation. I find that rather than use one single definition for digital transformation, it’s actually more helpful to look at a range of definitions…

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SWAYAM: India’s First MOOCs Platform

It’s always cool to see the work our team is doing around the world to help hack a better world. Our Digital Advisory Services team is helping the Government of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), to reimagine the student experience and to develop India’s first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. Apparently, the presentation…

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Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation

Satya posted his mental model for Digital Transformation: I like the simplicity. What I like is that there are four clear pillars or areas to look at for driving Digital Transformation: Customers Employees Operations Products Collectively, these four Digital Transformation pillars set the stage for transforming your business model. What I also like is that…

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A Language for Architecture

This is an article that I originally wrote for the Architecture Journal to walk through how we created “a language for software architecture.”  Since the article is no longer available, I’m making it available here for old time’s sake. The goal at the time was to create a simple way to work through solution design…

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Personal Empowerment All-Stars: Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard, and Stephen Covey at Microsoft

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  — Stephen King One of the best things at Microsoft is the chance to meet extraordinary people. Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard, and Stephen Covey are a few that top my list. They are personal empowerment all-stars. As I was re-writing my posts…

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