Thornton May

Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. May is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics. He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc. Thornton combines empirical research and insightfulness in pattern recognition with gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives.

Podcasts

Alice in Wonderland

CHAOS Tuesday #70: is titled “Alice in Wonderland”. Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International helps determine whether or not certain abstract ideas are eligible for patent protection. Lee Gesmer will explain the case decided by the US Supreme court and it ramifications for patent protection on common business functions. Lee is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove… Read more

Customer Councils

CHAOS Tuesday #67: is titled “Customer Councils”.  The first segment of this show Ellen Hancock provides a discussion on the merits and uses of Customer Councils. Ellen shows us how she used customer Councils at IBM Network Systems. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products… Read more

Factors of Success

CHAOS Tuesday #77 is titled “Factors of Success”. In this first segment Jim Johnson and Jim Crear will discuss the new CHAOS Factors of Success report. The CHAOS Factors of Success were determined by our new approach to calculating successful, challenged and failed project resolutions.  The new report and our talk discuss why there have been no real improvements in project success for 20 years.… Read more

Failure Tolerance Theory

CHAOS Tuesday #90 is titled “Failure Tolerance Theory”.  In the introduction Jim Johnson will explain Failure Tolerance Theory which one of the 10 theories in the CHAOS Manifesto 2015. Evan Sorensen provides his thoughts on seeking validation and gaining feed back.  Evan Sorensen explains the difference between good and bad validation and feedback. The book of the week is Failing… Read more

Fusion Theory

CHAOS Tuesday #88 is titled “Fusion Theory".  In the introduction Jim Johnson will explain Fusion Theory. In our first session Thornton May explains how his Value Studio works and how you can solve projects through his collaboration sessions.  In one session at Value Studios he relates a story from McDonald’s Restaurants on operational innovations.  In our second segment Ellen Hancock… Read more

I Feel Smarter

CHAOS Tuesday #68: is titled “I Feel Smarter”.  This show is dedicated to learning how to make others feel smarter. Working with people on a project is often like having a second family. One of the ways to make people comfortable and inspire them is to make them feel smart. Even Sorensen will enlighten us on some of the techniques he recommends… Read more

Kicking the Can

CHAOS Tuesday #82 is titled “Kicking the Can.”  In this session, Jim Crear and Jim Johnson talk about the problems with the MBTA and how years of kicking the can down the road caused their current situation and delayed the future. Jim and Jim will relate this very visible situation to legacy systems that have less visibility. In our second… Read more

May I Help You

October 28: CHAOS Tuesday #66: is titled “May I Help You!”  This show is dedicated to learning about Thornton May.  The energetic Thornton May is a futurist, author, and educator.  He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc.  May is a consummate research professional that has perfected the art and science of group reflection. Much of this show reports on… Read more

May I be Inspired

CHAOS Tuesday #73: is titled “May I be Inspired”. Thornton May will give us his opinions on inspiration.  He provided examples of how leaders inspire people with hope.  He will discuss the leadership factory and modern leadership techniques. Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. In addition to Thornton, Lon Allan will also tell us how to inspire people… Read more

May You Learn

CHAOS Tuesday #71: is titled “May You Learn”.  In our first session we will learn about the second and third most important lessons from the IT Leadership Academy Value Studio. The energetic Thornton May is a futurist, author, and educator.  He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc.  May is a consummate research professional that has perfected the… Read more

Standard Architectural Environment

CHAOS Tuesday #84 is titled “Standard Architectural Environment”.  The Standard Architectural Environment is a new CHAOS Factor of Success. In this session Jim Crear and Jim Johnson discuss why the change from “Tools and Infrastructure” to a Standard Architectural Environment. In our second segment Thornton May will discuss what a CEO wants in their CIO. Thornton May will also provide a… Read more

Tools for Fools

CHAOS Tuesday #93 is titled “Tools for Fools”. In Jim Johnson’s introduction he talks about the “Tools for Fools” research note and some of our findings.  In our first segment Dave Bicknell, Hans Mulder, and Frans Verstreken compares EPPM tools with emotional maturity. They also talk about improving emotional maturity.  In our second segment, Thornton May talks about banded words and phrases that can hurt innovation… Read more

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