Let’s get stuck in shall we?
“Organisations with little digital experience ask me what the role of digital is. That’s the wrong question. The question should be “how should our organisation operate in the 21st Century”. In the 21st Century digital technologies are an ordinary, everyday part of people’s lives. In this context it’s important to understand what digital is.”
Phil Dearson’s - What is digital?
I find this one of the most useful starting points for a discussion about digital’s place in the overall mix.
No, not now, but it’s in the pipeline. With such a large install base on people’s mobile phones, it’s easy to see how Facebook could become a retail transaction giant. A quick update of their app that includes support for platforms like iBeacon and they’re well on their way to bridging into the physical world where they know even more about you, opening a whole new world to retailers and brands.
#DataVisualisationGoodness: NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life
This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.
Can code be creative? I’ve been perplexed about why a debate still rages in the marketing ether around this question, so I’m going to try to set out a simple point of view here and see how it goes.
BBH’s Chief Digital Officer Mel Exon nailing it: The creative value of code is no longer in question – so why the lingering doubts?
The Owner’s Manual for the 21st Century Organization - Bud Caddell
If you work for a large organization, chances are you’re working in an organizational structure designed for the railroad era, not the information age. Silos, umbrella-like structures, layers of middle management, centers of excellence, business units, et al – these were evolutionary bets of an age where geography was the greatest driver of business complexity, and they were bets that for a time paid off. But no longer.
Today, your abilities to test hypotheses, process vast amounts of information, and the speed in which you can truly seize emerging opportunities are everything. In an age of unprecedented uncertainty, with organizations mired in their own complexity, only the responsive will survive.
More organisational theory interestingness from Gigaom:
The Enterprise Architect as Enterprise Ecologist - James Urquhart
Summary: The days of diagrams showing exactly how everyone (and everything) should work together and dictating how information should flow within an organization are, in a real sense, over.
Excellent collection of print ads
They’re not just diversions from the daily grind – Creative play can make you better at what you do at work.
During the last one and a half years, we have visited Hong Kong several times. We have been to so many places and now I have to admit that Hong Kong is a place where I would like to live. A year and a half ago, after visiting Singapore, I assumed that it was the real paradise, but I was mistaking.
Hong Kong is an unbelievably beautiful city and it makes you willing to come back. People there are kind and responsive. You feel respected no matter if you are local or a foreigner. Moreover, the main thing for me is that I never get bored there. The rhythm of life is comparable to Moscow. However, unlike Moscow, Hong Kong only retained the best of it.
In this post, you can find photographs from five different trips. Here we have tried to place only the best shots.
That’s it for this week,
Take it easy