Holacracy (en de variant Spark) is een methode voor teamproductiviteit, net als GTD dat is voor individuele productiviteit. De onderliggende principes van Holacracy en GTD komen sterk overeen. Aan GTD ontleent Holcracy de discipline en helderheid van het denkwerk en de gewoontes en vaardigheden die daarbij horen. In Holacracy wordt het denkwerk gedaan en zichtbaar in de overleggen van het team.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Competitiveness Report, a comprehensive assessment of economic competitiveness across the globe. Each country’s relative economic strength is determined by analyzing twelve pillars–including capacity to innovate, infrastructure, and health factors. The top five is:
I found a great new tool earlier today that I thought I’d share with you all. It’s an Open Source project called ScreenToGif. Looking at the project page it looks like it has a healthy team of developers and activity, so I think it’s going to become quite a popular little tool.
I’ve been looking for something that records a section of your screen and saves it as an animated Gif for a while. There (more...)
Het boek Getting Teams Done is een leuk introductie in Holacracy. Dit boek introduceert de methode waarmee leidinggevenden, teamleiders managers en zelfsturende professionals de teamproductiviteit naar een hoger niveau kunnen tillen. Holacracy wordt bijvoorbeeld ook gebruikt als organisatievorm bij Zappos (lees ook Delivering Happiness).
Suits & Hoodies – Het geheim van de succesvolle start-up van Quintin Schevernels, bevat veel voorbeelden uit de praktijk. Het zijn voorbeelden waar de schrijver bij betrokken is geweest en anderen (Google, Zappos, facebook, GoPro en Bol.com). In deze post een overzicht van de Bol.com mentions in Suits & Hoodies. Dit geeft niet alleen inzicht in achtergronden bij Bol.com, maar ook in retail in (more...)
Het boek over start-ups (in Nederland) van dit moment is Suits & Hoodies van Quintin Schevernels. Quintin Schevernels was CEO van Layar, COO bij VNU Media en directielid bij De Telegraaf. Hij is nu betrokken bij diverse start-ups als investeerder, coach en adviseur. Met deze achtergrond beschrijft hij in aansprekende voorbeelden wat hij ziet als de essentials voor succesvolle start-ups en corporates.
Shadows flicker against the wall within the cave it is perpetually night (I find my vision gets dimmer with age - when we are alleged to see more sharply - in the low light of a single candle flame it is getting much harder to read year by year) there is a form I barely am able to perceive. I wonder if it is better here than the open air where my eyes would surely (more...)
At the end of 2014 at OOW one of the big announcements was PaaS4SaaS. I spent a couple of months working out what that really meant and how we at Certus could use it to add value to our Cloud customers. Like with all new ideas, much of the first phase is about the marketing and explaining the context which is what I wrote about in my post in the run up to OOW. So (more...)
UKOUG as ever seems to have gone in a whirl, and for me even more so.
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Normally I have a little ritual, I arrive on the saturday, do my christmas cards on the sunday morning and then stay an extra night to come down from the adrenalin rush before facing the last minute set of objectives before Christmas. But this year it was all different, I was on the APAC tour (more...)
As everybody already know that the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c (220.127.116.11) has been released yesterday (see also my post from 18th December 2015), Oracle has uploaded several interesting presentations around the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.
The presentations are covering various topics around the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c (some presentations are also still covering Enterprise Manager 12c):
Nothing about Oracle here at all just the random enjoyment of celebrating the Christmas Holiday spirit in a warm climate. It seemed very alien to hear Christmas Music in shops when wearing flip-flops and sunglasses, but that doesn't mean they don't celebrate they certainly do.
This is a tour I really enjoy, but as OOW was so late this year and more importantly UKOUG just days after, I was worried I would have to pull out of this tour. The tour visited 5 places but I was only signed up for the last 3, Sydney, Perth and Wellington.
This was a crazy itinerary and was 28,733 miles and included 61 hours of air travel time, plus lay overs. (more...)
Apart from having to fly back to Sydney overnight, to catch a flight to Wellington, this was quite an uneventful trip. Again Richard had planned our travel so we arrived early afternoon, and the first thing we did was take a walk. Now we know why Wellington is called 'Windy', even their name badge incorporates this and a recent article in the guardian suggests it is the windiest city in the world. The phenomena that (more...)
We arrived in Perth mid afternoon and Richard and I went for a short walk to find coffee before being picked up by local user group legend Penny Cookson. Penny lives out of Perth along the coast and she took us out to her home to meet up with her husband Spence and our fellow speaker John King who was staying with them. Later we went out and had dinner on the sea front watching (more...)
With the latest release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 came quite a lot of enhancements for the RESTful Management Services. The enhancements are really impressive, you are able to monitor (GET) or to modify (POST) your WebLogic environment in detail with a simple URL call either via Browser or via Command Line Tools like cURL. The response time for such REST calls are really impressive compared to the classical way with WLST scripts (more...)
Within the new release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 is a really cool new feature for Data Source System Properties.
In case you have mutliple data sources defined within your Oracle WebLogic Server pointing to the same Oracle Database and mostly using the same Oracle Database user, you have currently limited chances to identify in your v$session, which session belongs to which WebLogic Server Data Source.
Read this article on my new blog
Apache Drill has a hidden gem: an easy to use REST interface. This API can be used to Query, Profile and Configure Drill engine.
In this blog post I will explain how to use Drill REST API to create ascii dashboards using Blessed Contrib.
The ASCII Dashboard looks like
Apache Drill 1.2
For this post, you will use the SFO