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Frank Buytendijk

Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK blog, in which I will give you a little bit of a view "behind the scenes" of the articles that I am working on. In these articles and blogs in my channel, I'll be discussing IT matters from a more strategic and philosophical point of view. As the famous joke goes, "How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but eight others to confer about how Nietzsche would have done it." What better place to confer than on the BeyeNETWORK.

About the author >

Frank's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an entertaining speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an “intellectual provocateur” and described as “having an unusual warm tone of voice.” His work is frequently labeled as provocative, deep, truly original, and out of the box. More down to earth, his daughter once described it as “My daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes.” Frank is a former Gartner Research VP, and a seasoned IT executive. Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, and author of various books, including Performance Leadership (McGraw-Hill, September 2008), and Dealing with Dilemmas (Wiley & Sons, August 2010). Frank's newest book, Socrates Reloaded, is now available and is highly recommended. Click here for more information on how to get your copy today.

Editor's Note: More articles and a link to his popular blog are available in Frank's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

Finally, the book is out... "Socrates Reloaded: The Case for Ethics in Business and Technology"

Are you enjoying the articles of B-Eye-Network? The published articles formed the basis of a book, "Socrates Reloaded". Essays with a common theme: how would the old philosophers view modern themes in business and IT.

Light reading, but with a serious intention. Making people think and question what is right and wrong. In times of extreme technology innovation, we simply don't keep up in organizing for the use of new technology. This leads to serious risk of doing the wrong things with technology.

In fact, I don't think it is a very controversial prediction that in the years to come some public officials and executives will have to step down because they didn't think through the consequences of the use of technology for data integration purposes, privacy issues, security issues and plain reputation risk.

We need DEBATE on what is right and wrong. And "Socrates Reloaded" is all about that debate. Pick it up on and let me know what you think!

The B-Eye-Network has played an important role in getting the book done. Thank you Jean Schauer and Kerry Flood for all the editing work. And also thank you Rick van der Lans, for making a remark a few years ago that got me going: "best practices are the solutions for yesterday's problems".


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