Interesting elsewhere – 2 April 2014

by Stefan Czerniawski on 2 April 2014

Things which caught my eye elsewhere on the web Why it is not possible to regulate robots | Technology | theguardian.comWe really only know how to make one kind of computer: the "general purpose computer" that can execute every instruction (…)

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What is a digital leader?

by Stefan Czerniawski on 24 March 2014

Spending today with some public sector #digital leaders. Wonder what percentage are blogging or using #socialmedia? Guess we'll find out… — Chris Yiu (@clry2) March 24, 2014 What is a digital leader who doesn’t do digital? Not a digital leader (…)

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Aphorism 110

by Stefan Czerniawski on 14 March 2014

History books tell us as much about the time they were written as the time they were written about. Tom Streithorst Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 109

by Stefan Czerniawski on 13 March 2014

[Martin Luther King] gave the “I have a dream” speech, not the “I have a plan” speech. Simon Sinek Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Digital is political

by Stefan Czerniawski on 12 March 2014

Governments govern. Oppositions oppose – or, more positively, present an alternative set of policies based on an alternative political perspective. Political initiatives taken by one government will be looked at critically by its potential successors, for the obvious reason that (…)

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Aphorism 108

by Stefan Czerniawski on 12 March 2014

Think of a digital strategy as a change programme rather than a technology programme. Helen Milner, quoted by Andrew van Doorn Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 107

by Stefan Czerniawski on 11 March 2014

The word ‘innovate’ is overused generally, and misapplied often. Joanne Jacobs Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 106

by Stefan Czerniawski on 10 March 2014

Science is a tribute to what we can know, although we are fallible. Jacob Bronowski, speaking at Auschwitz about the power of science against absolutism. Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 105

by Stefan Czerniawski on 21 February 2014

A well-managed hierarchy is among the most effective weapons for getting rid of the friction, incompetence, and politics that plague bad organisations. Chris Fry, quoted by Flip Chart Rick Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page

Aphorism 104

by Stefan Czerniawski on 20 February 2014

Listening is not the same as waiting to speak. Penny Walker via Ann Kempster Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page