Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

SJ: How did the idea for Lotus Notes come about? RO: The Lotus Notes is story is one of those situations where I and several other people––the people who ended up being my cofounders—were exposed to a system that we couldn’t shake. But this Plato system was built by this creative eccentric, Don Bitzer, who believed that computers could change education. And there was this thing called Notes that did e-mail, personal notes, and discussions, group notes.

Of sandbanks and granite cliffs

Dave Snowden

Instead this is a continuous process of mapping and strategy developed based on feedback loops and dynamic, but managed change processes. The granite cliffs that surround your harbour may only need to be surveyed every decade or so but the sandbanks are constantly shifting and changing. Note we don't start with technology we start with finely grained needs. Measurement of impact is based on changing the underlying narrative of the organisation.

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The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

In the early days it was all about taxonomies, making tacit knowledge explicit and implementing a Lotus Notes system to create Communities of Practice. Unfortunately little changed. For taxonomy reach semantic search and for Lotus Notes reach Sharepoint (a step backwards from a poor starting position) but otherwise nothing much has changed bar one major shift.

Blog Post: E2.0 folks learning what KM folks learnt long ago

David Gurteen

behavior change where he points to an article Not every blog has its day in the Sydney Morning Herald. I learnt this myself with Lotus Notes 1989 - 1999 (in fact it was one of the prime motivators for my moving away from technology and starting to focus more on the people side of things); KM folks then learnt it 1999 -2009 and now the E2.0 By David Gurteen Here is an interesting post from Gautam Ghosh entitled Driving Enterprise 2.0

Workplace learning in ten years

Harold Jarche

To set up a collaborative work space for our clients, Lotus Notes was one of the few options. Most of our clients balked at the idea of online collaborative work and preferred e-mail or the telephone (some things don’t change). In the intervening decade I wondered about some of the technological changes. These changes will not be evenly distributed. The LCB Big Question for March is, What will workplace learning look like in 10 years?

Context, is well contextual

Dave Snowden

The fact that information could now move quickly, if not then in real time, to allow executives to manage international organisations produced fascinating changes in behaviour and expectation. The popularising distilled an academic research paper into a series of simplistic recipes that combined with Lotus Notes to create a whole movement which is still around to this day albeit in a much diminished form.

Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

While having specific goals is not possible in a complex system, and any cultural change is complex, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a sense of direction and/or purpose. At his point (while I remember) I will link to an older post looking at ways you can change attractors to give you a sense of where I am going here. So what are the big shapes in culture change? I’ve laid out the mechanisms for change here i n a previous series of posts but they need expanding.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

About 2 weeks ago that changed drastically and deteriorated to a rather unbearable level: 5 mbps download and 0.58 so even if I would change ISPs I would still have the same speeds as I have got now. It’s an old concept, I know, coming from groupware, ( Lotus Notes anyone?)

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. But the culture of the research labs had to drastically change. IBM Research not only changed its culture as required, but, in my opinion, it actually re-invented itself into an organization that is now more relevant than ever to both the world of science and technology and the world of IBM and its clients.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Matter of World Views

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Lotus SmartSuite has fallen to OpenOffice.org (and ISO26300). Lotus Notes is growing like Topsy and bringing in billions of dollars per year.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Welcome to Adam Smiths World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Then everything changed. Given enough time, it seems almost inevitable that in highly competitive industries like IT, companies, no matter how powerful their position, will get in trouble in the marketplace when the environment in which they once flourished changes significantly. Then everything changed.