Minimum Excellent Delivery: Why it’s Better than Minimum Viable Product or ROI

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What is minimum excellent delivery (MED), and how is it different than a minimum viable product (MVP)? What about ROI? Where does that fit?

The purpose of this article is to answer these questions and offer a compendium of relevant resources and links, ultimately a) letting my brain run free, explore, and apply agile concepts in my current work streams and b) hopefully, in the process, proposing a way to expand the value of the minimum viable ...

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Perspectives on Life!

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Learn a lesson from your dog – no matter what life throws at you, kick some grass over that shit and move on!

 

 

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In Response to Digital Factories: A Dialogue with Eric M. Schneider

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An accomplished digital marketer and friend of mine, Eric Schneider, started this dialogue and article on ZDNet with Paul Greenberg (Social CRM).

The title is “Check out the Digital Factory: Forging engagement through strategy, data, and interaction” and is a guest post that Paul introduces.

While I don’t plan to get into to much detail on my own blog, I wanted to capture the initial thoughts here (mainly for myself).

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Eric – Per your request…here are ...

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Phrases, Idioms, Sayings: You Can Lead a Horse…

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There is an old adage about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make the horse drink.

For some reason, this saying has stuck with me. For several years, it kept coming up. The explorer in me kept asking, “Why and why not?” So, I finally added a part to make it work, to make it complete. After using it in conversation dozens of times, I have not run across anyone who heard the add-on before. So, there ...

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Comparisons between Brain Science and Computer Science

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For the past three or four years, I have had strong fascination between brain science and computer science.

Roughly half my work time is spent writing about the significance of the largest and most current technology shifts in the world – big data, PaaS, open source, data science, mobile, social, local, agile methods, and distributed computing. Over 2-3 years, I’ve contributed to somewhere around 200 articles in the space for one of the most innovative “start-up” companies on the planet ...

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Happy 4th and to Your Freedom

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Dear American Revolutionaries,

Thank you for fighting for our personal and professional independence in a way that created one of the most innovative, happiest, and greatest countries on Earth.

We will continue to do our part in celebrating and promoting freedom. Blessings!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)

One Love,
Adam

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The Definition of a Customer by Gandhi

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Gandhi_South-Africa“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by ...

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Great Resource on Writing: Pyramid Principle

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The principles in this book, summed here by @ameet are really great.
https://medium.com/lessons-from-mckinsey/f0885dd3c5c7
H Khufu pyramid in Egypt
It comes down to three simple things that are very hard to do sometimes because writing has so many variables.
1. Begin with the answer.
2. Appropriately group and summarize the supporting points.
3. Apply ...

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Happy New Year 2012

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Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

For 2012, I wish you perspective.

Perspective is something that I’ve learned a great deal about this year. It is amazing how two people can see, hear, taste, or experience the same thing and still have a different perspective. The fact is, we are all human and allowed our own experience and perspective, it is our right to do ...

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my life purpose, your life purpose

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Finding your purpose for being here on this planet is one of the hardest and most inspiring things you can possibly discover.

Really, it’s not that hard to follow a simple process for doing it, but, for some reason, it is really scary. I mean, like, “Oh shit, what happens if this really works?”

There have been a few people that posted on FB or other places about this exercise on finding your life purpose in 20 minutes, ...

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happy new year 2011

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While I haven’t done holiday cards, for the past 6 or so New Years I’ve written a letter to “the world” (well, really friends and family) as a heartfelt and sincere wish in the New Year.  The wish is a personal reflection on the past year…to look back and see what I needed to experience from life…and to wish that others benefit in some way from that.  (Note: Pics are all taken by yours truly in 2011…titles: sunrise, clouds, moonlight)

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happy independence day to my family and friends

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Independence has been a significant theme for me this year in many ways.  So, I wanted to share a wish for all of you on Independence day…July 4, 2010.

More than anything, I wish you “mindful independence.” I wish you choose to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with vigor and resilience and patience…that this pursuit is your way of being.   Cliche? Yes, of course.   But think again…there is a reason people say, “think outside the box.”  It ...
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a story i am proud to share

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If you haven’t been exposed to it, this was an inspiring event in my life.  I have been fortunate to share it with a few folks who appreciated it.  Just search “zen surfing benjamin bloom” and it will show up. (Actually, it doesn’t any more, so here is a link http://www.benjaminbloom.net/zenandtheartofsurfingandworking.htm)

Afternoon thundershowers
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behavioral systems

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Further below is a really interesting and insightful thought about “neuro-linguistic programming” from this site about psychology and business.

While this applies in many contexts, I think the most profound is the overall human relationship context and how people interact in general. A great manager I met from Microsoft once put it this way, “people don’t remember what you said, but they remember how they felt.” NLP reinforces how important this is in human dynamics.

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very cool to come across this today – kinzan and scoble

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what was cool is this post (not related to the pic below…but the pic is bad-ass too). see an excerpt of the post below between garland and robert scoble. as background, i worked with garland (and many other bright, talented people) at kinzan…I left and went to Siebel Systems before this dialogue happened…and had no idea that the dialogue occurred.

the king guides us

Excerpt from Scoble’s post: ...

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