December 2014

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 art and science of group reflection. In our second segment Evan Sorensen will enlighten us on some of the techniques he recommends not to take things personally.   Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. Ken Schwaber, the Founder and President of Scrum Org delivers the cameo on meetings.

In this show we explore:

  • Second most important lesson learned
  • Third most important lesson learned
  • How not to take things personally
  • Rules for Radicals
  • Meeting cameo

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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.


Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber is the Founder and President of Scrum Org. providing resources, training, assessment, and certification for Scrum Masters and Scrum Developers. Prior to starting, Ken had a software consulting business for almost 28 years. He is the co-author of Software in 30-Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust.


Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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