"Ted, I'm a sometime resident of the East Midlands ( Rutland ) since I retired although I spend a good deal of my time in the US. I am very familiar with personas and their use in needs analysis. I would be happy to get together with you to…"
"Now if I were running this outfit I would expect the Trustees to state an explicit policy about the engagement of fellows including expected outcome then either establish a sub-committee to investigate and submit recommendations or to delegate the…"
"I think deciding on a technology platform before we move forward is putting the cart before the horse. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
If you meant can we decide on a platform to DISCUSS this subject then I would use the…"
"What Ted said! I have a similar background and agree (almost) totally with him. I agree then Sharepoint wins over Ning and LinkedIn but for real world deployment it is EXPENSIVE as it really does need professional administration apart from the cost…"
I would not characterize your previous post as a rant but a succinct restatement of the issues that we face. And as we have discussed on several occasions, there is a real need for a face-to-face "engagement" be it a…"
"Its the "build a better mousetrap" syndrome. It is obvious that however good the mousetrap is it just ain't enough. Whatever we do it needs "push" marketing i.e. send it to 'em, not "pull", "please visit…"
"And a monthly drink list would do it for me :-)
But seriously, that eventual meeting is so important and breaking bread or drinking together I find the most effective way of getting people to relax and be themselves. Of course, that does have its…"
"Graham, in principle I agree with your face-to-face argument. I think ultimately that if it is at all possible then that should be the preferred networking method. However, I believe that networking technology can dramatically reduce the time to…"
"I would support a Wordpress site. It runs over a quarter of the world's web sites now and is practically unlimited in what you can do because of its architecture... hence its popularity and it already is used for the RSA blogs. It can display…"
"Well, yes. It is your fault. In the nicest possible way :-)
It was your vision document that surfaced directly or indirectly all of these issues. I don't see the VCH going away any time soon so I think it might be wise to discuss this…"
"David, thanks for the excellent context definition. I am 100% in agreement with your points.
As I stated before this public debate is detrimental to the aims and brand of the RSA. As before we could continue in a moderated environment where…"
"But Graham, first of all the RSA is an international Society with members from around the world. Indeed one of the founders was an American, Benjamin Franklin. It is a Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce that has a Royal…"
"Ah, this actually points out one of the weaknesses of technology. Although this discussion is titled
Collaborating towards a more fully networked RSA
I have been reading into it a context beyond. All the conversations and some of the social…"
Experience! Been there, done that... at least twice before.
One of the originals. Before PCs, before mainframes, before chips, before transistors. Real men computed with IBM 421 Tabulators. After spending my formative years working for IBM I ran my own company for 10 years, retired then came out of retirement to practice as an Enterprise Architect.
I still have a passionate interest in Enterprise Architecture and its future. Every time I drive over a bridge or board a plane I pray that they were not designed and built in the same way that most complex computer systems are today.
Most I've my energy now goes into helping and advising startups on business and technology strategies. Having been burdened with a very inquisitive mind I am constantly thinking about new technologies and experimenting with new ways to exploit them. I now have a private technology infrastructure at my disposal that just 10 years ago I would have given my first-born to have access. Oh, the wonders of cloud technologies and Moores Law. What a toybox.
Now officially in retirement sharing my time between my homes in Wing, UK and Bellingham, WA. but I am currently writing, chasing a dream to be fit and healthy and, as a Fellow of the RSA, getting invoved with international community projects,
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Thanks for finding me - Yes we do have some things in common. I am a Seattle native who has lived in Wales for the past 20 years. Now retired, last year I met up with some Seattle RSA folk and was touched by their energy and interest in the RSA philosophy. Lyn Rosen is a good contact from what I can see. Do you still have links in USA? I am off to Seattle in just over a week - I am moving towards re-establishing my life in Seattle while continuing to enjoy life in Wales
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