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 and team confidence. The book review is “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz'. Lon Allan supplies the CHAOS Cameo.
In this show we explore:
- Tools for Fools
- Tools versus Emotional Maturity
- Improving Emotional Maturity
- Banded Words
- Hard Things
Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.
After 35 years as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley for companies such as Atari, NetLogic Microsystems and Global Motorsport, Lon Allan is now an educator of directors and C-Suite executives of public, private, venture-backled and non-profit entities at both the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program.
Dave Bicknell is Editor of Government Computing in the United Kingdom. Dave co-founded Campaign4Change. Dave worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Dave co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).
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.
Frans Verstreken is a graduate student working with Hans Mulder on project failures. Frans Verstreken is a business development manager for Pantheon Automatisering.
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.