This my blogging Mea Culpa
Why has Infrics been fallow for so long? Well, the short answer is that I let my depression at not finding a professional job convince me that I really didn't have that much talent, not that much useful to say.
And THAT, I promise, is the very end of my whining. Time has renewed my appreciation that I have a lot left to contribute, and moving into my 60s has helped me realize that time is valuable. At 20, there was a horizon WAY out there, and there was always time to go a different direction. The horizon is a little closer now--time to get busy!
This is a listing of the main topics areas I want to approach with my return to active writing and posting, and some of the specific titles/subjects.
- Embedded in Retail: observations of an industry analyst who has spent 2 years on the front line.
Management lessons from the emerging future:
- The hidden value of your front line, and the enterprise failure to apply social network techniques to capture that value.
- The “reverse Maslow pyramid” effect and why it's so hard for useful information to make it up chains of management.
- Why personalization is both more important and easier than ever, and why it matters as an incentive to change your management approach.
- Personalization granularities, and why they matter to supply chain and marketing (the “no lawn furniture at Home Depot in FL when the weather gets nice” effect)
- The failure of HR, and how talent is going to waste.
- Updates on the business of research.
- How the 24 hour news cycle and SEO are poisoning the way we research and use information.
- Continuing the discussion of separation of digital ownership and rights management, and the house of cards implied by content ecosystems.
- A return look at Google: Chrome OS update, Google’s ongoing mess with digital content (the Photos debacle) and the evident failure of one hand at Google to know what the other is doing.
- A new hands-on strategic planning idea: using the concepts implied in technology trigger graphs as a way to make enterprise planning more effective.
- The horrible mess we've created by measuring the wrong things in business, and then acting as if those metrics are a useful tool.