2015

Simple solution to a complex problem?

Simple solution to a complex problem? It all sounds so easy. A simple solution to a complex problem. Or rather two very complex problems. End of 2015 coincides with the conference of Paris on climate change. Everybody knows what to do :

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Artificial intelligence : friend or foe?

Artificial intelligence : friend or foe? I recently read an article about this topic. I read a lot and I see more and more articles on this topic. Whether we want it or not, technology is advancing, fast, and no one can do anything about it. Technology has always been perceived as a threat first. […]

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From excise to EXCEL!

From excise to EXCEL. This is the last part of the series on infobesity. This is where it all makes sense. This is where we win all or loose all. The final piece of the puzzle, going from Possess to access From access to excess From excess to excise and finally….From excise to EXCEL. it […]

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Mission : compliance or quality?

Mission : compliance or quality? I was recently reading a magazine on quality management. As of this writing, the new ISO9001:2015 is about to be realized to the world. Some people are excited :  It has been 7 years since the last version and the world has changed tremendously in this period. They can’t wait […]

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From EXCESS to EXCISE

From excess to excise Continued from last week. I am up to head in new music. I am rapidly being overwhelmed ! Soooooo much new sounds ! Sooo much creativity !   I have always been an avid listener to new music. I still buy lots of music (in CD format mind you!) But I […]

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From ACCESS to EXCESS

From POSSESS to ACCESS to EXCESS…. It dawned on me quite unexpectedly. I had resisted subscribing to a music service for years. My sons, both younger –bien sûr! – and far wiser – of course ! – than me, had prompted me to join the service. It is almost free dad! Instead of you shopping around […]

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From POSSESS to ACCESS

Ray Kurtzweil thinks humans will be able to build a computer more powerful than a brain around 2025-2030. What is a brain ? Billions of neutrons all connected to create billions more connections between them. Current estimations number neurons in a typical brain at 86 billions. And as many non-neuronal cells. Overall, less than in a typical […]

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An intelligent organization is a living organization.

The intelligent organization is a living organization. I cannot bring myself not to draw a parallel between a healthy cell and a smart and dynamic organization. First, what is an intelligent organization? The dictionary helps us again : intelligent: Ability to understand, to know, to grasp by thought. The ability of a living being to adapt to […]

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Three email tricks to reduce the devilish emails

3 email tricks and tips ? Gimme more!!! Well, as far as emails are concerned, more is less and less is more!! So here are only three tips I recently rediscovered. Hey, read this carefully : I REDISCOVERED…this means they are not MY tricks. Rather I found those in the excellent book by Mike Song, Vicki Hasley […]

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Empty your cup, unlearn before you learn

There is a great story about a zen master (or a buddhist master….or … well a master!) welcoming a new recruit among his rank. The new guy is shy and timidly sits in front of the old master (the latter could not get up anyway). When offered some tea, it took some time for the […]

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Continuous learning is the work.

Continuous learning IS the work. Continuous learning is the work for you, for anybody who is serious about the work. Another conversion. Another train of thought. Another shock. I was discussing recently with a dear colleague about a training I was about to purchase. A pretty, pretty big purchase. To get better in an area […]

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Oxymoron alert : Change control!

CHANGE CONTROL It strucked me a few days ago. I had never thought about it this way. I needed to take a step back to see the horrible reality. CHANGE CONTROL…..as if CHANGE could be controlled! I needed a frank conversation with a colleague to see it all. Suddenly. Sooo clearly. The main problem with […]

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Thinking backward to go forward

Do you ever stop? Thinking backward to go forward is an important activity you can perform only if you stop. Our lives are now ruled by VUCA, a turn of the century acronym meaning Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Some called it the permanent whitewater. Scary thought! I have always refrained from doing that rafting […]

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Missing something ?

  Dear readers : Something happened to this blog a few months ago. Or rather, something did not happen. The automatic response system I was using was not aware of the the modification we performed on the site in order to make it bilingual and make sure Google or other search engines could « see » it […]

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The dual nature of the intelligent organization

The dual nature of the intelligent organization becomes apparent when we discuss early XXth century physicists observing phenomena that appear to contradict each others. Light behaving as a particle in one experiment. Light behaving as a wave in another. Quantum physic is a weird science. But then, nature is weird. Until you start to understand […]

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Quality fractals

Quality fractals Fractals are amazing. Infinitely complex and present in nature in various form they are a reminder of eternity. From Wikipedia A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called […]

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The Invisible links of the intelligent organization

Is deep space empty ? Recent advances of physics and astronomy confirm that it is not the case. But it DOES look empty to us. If you do not see anything, does it mean there is nothing to see ? OR that you either are not equipped to see it or simply that you did […]

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The intelligent organization : Connect to survive !

Brain cells constantly reconnect making even a damaged brain functions. If brain cells do this spontaneously, wouldn’t our employees do the same ? If only we were to understand this…

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The future is here

The future is here….but will start tomorrow….maybe. We are going digital ! Online reading, online, search, online purchases, online banking, online….Woah ! wait, wait ! Online banking ? Sure ! If you believe what the banks Websites are advertising, you can do almost anything online these days. Great ! No more checks, no more waiting […]

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