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On your way to EMCworld and Momentum 2014?

On your way to EMCworld and Momentum 2014? 

Recommend you check the attached article out, written by Virginia Backalitis at CMSwire. Great article, chock-full of her predictions for what we could see happen next week at the Sands Convention Center. My thoughts and comments down below, after the break. Will it all go down this way?  No one knows for sure, but either way it ought to be a fun show – JMM

Will Documentum and Syncplicity Hit the Jackpot at EMC World?

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An MBA In Less Than 400 Pages? Read on…

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Images courtesy of amazon.com and Stanley Bing. Now go ahead and buy the book.

Time to add this one to the bookshelf, people – if for no other reason than for all of the graphics and charts, including the two I’ve shared here:

The book is called “The Curriculum” and it’s from Stanley Bing, the guy who brought us “Crazy Bosses”,  “Sun Tzu Was A Sissy: Conquer Your Enemies, Promote Your Friends, and Wage the Real Art of War,  and the classic “What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness”:

Can you really pack a two-year, $250,000-curriculum in a single book? Author and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing sets out to do exactly that in “The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts.”

If the concept strikes you as preposterous, a peek inside will do little to dispel these doubts. From the accreditation body, the National Association for Serious Study (“dedicated to a number of serious studies”),  to a core curriculum that includes “Not Appearing Stupid” and “Crazy People,” the book offers a satirical take on an overly staid subject.

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Deliberate Disruption

Inspired by Lee Dallas, blogging at bigmenoncontent.com:

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* based on a quote from bigmenoncontent.com, with apologies to Scott Adams

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Last weekend Box CEO Aaron Levie tweeted

“Disruption is the art of identifying which parts of the past are no longer relevant to the future, and exploiting that delta at all costs.”

To which I responded :

“deliberate disruption is extraordinarily rare. So rare that I think you can capitalize on it but never plan for it

I’ve been asking myself this question since. Can disruption ever really be deliberate?

The question conjures up images of team meetings where Dilbert’s pointed haired boss declares, “nobody leaves this room until we innovate!”

It occurs to me that in order to be deliberate, disruption must be an objective not just an outcome. This is a mistake.

Truly disruptive technology sets out to solve a problem first. Disruption is a possible but not guaranteed outcome of innovation introduced into a landscape. That landscape is made up of evolving technology, existing competition, and fluid user expectations all of…

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Why is this post different from all other posts?

Thought I’d share what I posted as my out-of-office message for the next couple of days:

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I will be offline from this afternoon through Wednesday evening (16-April 2014), and will not be checking email or phone messages until Thursday April 17th. Wishing all who observe a happy and meaningful Passover.