Archive for September, 2012

The Long Game: Indeed

Editor’s note: Following up on the last post, this one seemed appropriate to post next… Indeed was just purchased by Recruit Co. Ltd of Japan.  Whether you like Indeed’s service or not, you have to admire how they went about

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PR and the Long Game

Laura Beck wrote a great piece for Austin Startup the other day.  She was responding to an August TechCrunch story about Lyft, and the apparently blown PR embargo at launch. Both of them are great reads, for different reasons.  The

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Embrace Mobile Value Props

Good post from Clay Richardson on Embracing Mobile – to Deliver A New Value Proposition for BPM Excellence: Business leaders respond to mobile with, “Let’s build a really slick mobile app, put it up on iTunes and we’re done!” Technologists

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Bruce Calls for a Cease-Fire

Bruce Silver’s post could be interpreted as calling for a cease-fire in the BPM-ACM debate: It boggles my mind that we are still having this debate, but there it is: Is BPMN compatible with ACM?  The latest round started with

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Starting a Company

A couple of posts that are really interesting reads, about starting, or not starting, a company. First is David Lee’s post, “Why I never Started My Own Company“, which I found thanks to a tumblr post by John Lilly. David

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Imperatives and Declaratives

Keith Swenson has a pretty interesting post on the possible use of declarative language to describe process, based on what he heard at BPM2012. Technically, BPMN is a hybrid of declarative and imperative (much like make or ant)- because you

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If Silicon Valley’s Secret Sauce is People…

… then what is your company’s secret sauce? Zambonini writes: I’ve lived in three different countries and travelled around the world, and a recurring theme in the web communities of large cities is a desire to replicate the successes and

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Looking Under the Hood

Well.  This was a pleasant surprise.  At the end of one of Keith Swenson’s posts on ACM, he wrote this: ClarificationSome have thought that what I mean here is about underlying technology “under the covers”.   As if this was a

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When Someone Tells You Something Is Impossible

Just remind them that physicists have achieved quantum teleport over a distance of 88 miles… Last May, European researchers reported successfully teleporting photons over a distance of 143 km – a little over 88 miles- between two Canary Islands. When

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Apple’s Design Process

Short but good read on Apple’s design process, in Slate Magazine. One of my favorite quotes from near the end: On the other hand, the story is a powerful reminder of something you tend to forget when you goof off

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Look Who is in the News

Why, BP3 is, in the Daily Texan Online, which is running a story about the expansion of tech companies in Austin and the impact on employment for graduates.  The article makes several good points about Apple, GM, and others, but

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The Most Important Kind of Startups in #Austin

There are lots of great startups in Austin these days.  Lots of great startup ideas even.  But the most important startups, for my money, are the ones that serve great food: “We were down there having a beer,” Schmidt-Franks says,

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Apple Product Process Scorecard

In a post from three-and-a-half(!) years ago entitled “Apple and Business Process Management” I posited that each release of a new product would attack a product from one of several perspectives, or from several perspectives at once.  Let’s give ourselves

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Why We’re Focused on Native Apps

On the eve of Apple’s new iPhone announcement, it seems appropriate to revisit the web vs. native app debate that has been going on for years.  For a couple years, Facebook has been touting their HTML5 approach from a technical

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Ones and Zeroes, Ideas and Implementation

Jean-Louis Gassée, one of the best in the business when commenting on business or the business of Apple, penned a great blog entitled “Apple Never Invented Anything“.  It perfectly reflects one of my frustrations with patents: execution is hard, and

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BP3 All Hands 2012 Edition

I have to say I really appreciate the opportunity to get everyone at BP3 together in one place, at least once a year.  As much as we tout the virtual, home-office model of the modern world, people are social, physical

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BP3 in the Austin Fast 50 List

The Austin Business Journal just announced a preview of the companies in their Austin Fast 50 list.  We’ll find out where we fit in on October 18th.  We’re also adding 2416 sqft  to our current digs in the Plaza 7000

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More Reports in from #BPM2012: Process Cloud

Keith Swenson had a great writeup of a session entitled “Managing & Tracing the Traversals of Process Clouds with Templates, Agendas and Artifacts”: The concept “Open Process Clouds” has nothing to do with cloud computing, but rather parts of a

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#BPM2012: ACM Rears its Head

I haven’t spent as much time this year as in previous years discussing ACM because for the most part, ACM advocates have stopped spending all their time trying to prove that BPM “can’t do” ACM. Sandy Kemsley, however, attended the

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Needle in the Haystack?

David Brakoniecki posts: I’m passingly skeptical that Tidemark has a magical solution to the problem of spreadsheet overload but Haines makes an excellent point.If you are in charge of IT and a significant part of your business is running on

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