Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK expert channel — "In Search of Wisdom." With technology innovation lifting many boundaries and removing constraints, the questions business and IT professionals wrestle with move from "how do we do this" to "what do we do with all that power?" These are questions of philosophy.
I'll take an analytic view on the world of business and strategy, from a philosophical perspective. Unfortunately, we have lost the art and science of dialectical reasoning. Instead, we are ruled by the world of solutions. In fact, we are not even allowed to talk about problems anymore, we need to address them as "challenges." Yuch.
In this channel I'll take a different approach. I'd like to challenge (pun intended) you to think through problems a bit more. To show there are multiple ways of thinking, that there are irreconcilable views that somehow need to find a way to work together. Sometimes I'll be discussing very serious topics, and sometimes I'll take on lighter subjects. They do have a common theme: What would the old philosophers have said when confronted with current problems and topics in IT? Wouldn't that be true business intelligence?
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!
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