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Organizational blindness

In 1970, the scientific journal Nature published a small but important article by Colin Blakemore and Grahame F. Cooper, two neurophysiologists from the University of Cambridge. The article, titled Development of the Brain depends on the Visual Environment, described the … Continue reading

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What Have They Done to My Song, Ma

“Look what they done to my song ma Look what they done to my song It’s the only thing I could do alright And they turned it upside down Oh ma, look what they done to my song” – Melanie … Continue reading

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The Thin Organization, Part II: Trapped into Causal Opacity?

Our world is changing. Fast. Radically. To cope with this pace of evolution, or to simply avoid disruption, organizations must evolve. The Glorious Thirties, these years which embodied the Golden Age of mass production and standardized consumption, are definitely behind … Continue reading

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The Thin Organization Part I: Enacting Social Business

I was recently invited to participate to a session during the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris, along with Jon Husband and Richard Collin, on the theme of “frameworks for the networked organization”. I won’t give here my thoughts about the … Continue reading

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My Social Business Predictions for 2003 (not a typo) – Part 2

Most of today’s organizations are powerful productive machines, which were founded and grew up during an era where mass production was the norm, and planning was the course of action. This era is over for good, and social business, or … Continue reading

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