Twisted Speech

“Teach the twisted speech to the young believers.” But which believers and what do they believe? We all have our twisted speech and jargon, and sometimes even we believe it. This is a question that goes way beyond tech, but it certainly rings true in tech circles as well. The Read more…

Water vs. Information

Water runs through pipes and while it is essential for life, few people are making a living through the strategic use of water. But water is still water despite it’s various states that it can be in. Information can be in many forms and is essentially infinite. While there are Read more…

Information Exchange Transactions

The exchange of information is usually not treated like a transaction. There is a lot information that is exchanged informally. This information can contain a lot of value. Sometimes it’s  mutually valuable, other times the value is imbalanced. Even when information is traded as a financial transaction, the value doesn’t Read more…

Information over Function

Too many organizations focus their information strategy around departments and job functions…and while this approach seems rational, I wonder if it is a totally backward model information centric organizations. The brilliant Peter Marks of Design Insight once wrote about the irony of supposedly customer centric organizations that were so structured Read more…

Hierarchies and Classifications

As a society, we have more classifications and hierarchies than we know what to do with. But the thing is that these can also be refined even more. Sure hierarchies and classifications are useful. But every new hierarchy or classification creates exponentially more complexity. And because the complexity is hidden, Read more…