This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
I resonate stongly with Alan's resonance with his posted quote from "An Introduction to General Systems Thinking." (He starts with "I've never seen myself so accurately summed up...") So I check out Alan's main blog page, and pick up on another post of interest on the "buzzword of the moment." (I'm waiting to see SixSigmAgiLean show up in print one of these days...hmmm, maybe I should trademark it.) Amused by that, I go back to Alan's page and check out who else he reads regularly, listed in his list of weblinks, and there I find most of my blogroll, including Creative Generalist, Esther, Hal, Johanna, and Laurent. And lo and behold, there, fifth in his alphabetical list is your's truly (don't click that last link...Alan really point to the page you're reading now. I'm going to have to check out the others he points to. (One of them, Keith Ray has an interesting-looking piece on requirements in XP, which seems to be in synch with something from these pages.)
This self-organizing system of community is starting to get a bit spooky. Now, if I could just leverage this growing network of like thinkers into a paying gig or two...
This post got my vain self (cue Carly Simon here) thinking about the silent, predominantly one-way network embodied in those who subscribe to this weblog via email. I'm up to 56 subscribers, and the growth is keeping me just in the top 100 weblogs served by bloglet.com.
If any subscribers have their own blogs, or even just a basic webpage, let me know, and I'll set up links to them if you would like.