Source: 2013-05-28 managingcollectiveintelligence (p. 17)
Prof. Robert Appleton of Ryerson University recently told me: “In most fields, the language [of communication] is still dominated by words and numbers.” I think he is right. Think about the daily routine in most organizations. We produce reports and strategy papers. We often forget to convey this knowledge into tangible pictures and stories.
Visualize Business Models
I bought the book Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers [72 slides free online at SlideShare] by Alexander Osterwalder. First, this book provides and easy understandable and visual approach for capturing the value and the implications of business models. This book is a useful “ready to use” tool to change the way in which you approach your work. Roger Martin, an advocate for design thinking in business says: “Businesspeople don’t just need to understand designers better – they need to become designers.”
Second, the book itself has a new business model. It is co-created by 470 practitioners.
Value Model of Open Data
Citation: Robert David Steele, Graphic: Old Versus New Intelligence Process, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 26 March 2013.
Supercedes Chile, IADB.
Citation: Robert David Steele, Graphic: An Evolutionary Path for Intelligence, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 26 March 2013.
UPDATED: 21st Century (Cybernetic) Intelligence Process
Figure 6, Chapter 1, INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Enabling Hybrid Public Governance with Open-Source Decision-Support (Earth Intelligence Network, forthcoming 2013)
“The righter we do the wrong thing, the wronger we become. When we make a mistake doing the wrong thing and correct it, we become wronger. When we make a mistake doing the right thing and correct it, we become righter. Therefore, it is better to do the right thing wrong than the wrong thing right. This is very significant because almost every problem confronting our society is a result of the fact that our public policy makers are doing the wrong things and are trying to do them righter.” (Ackoff 2004)
Citation: Robert David Steele, “Graphic: Whole of Government Management Concept Driven by Open Source Information-Sharing and Sense-Making,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 3 January 2013.
Document: Integrated Intelligence Product Families
This is an updated variation of the chart first created for the Marine Corps Intelligence Center in 1990, as published in 1991 MCG Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners. This is a de facto top-level definition of a global intelligence cloud such as we should be building, perhaps in conjunction with NATO/PfP and the United Nations. Bearing in mind our view that all intelligence reform must be job and revenue neutral to assure Congressional support, this is how we would spend the money now being spent on the top secret cloud that will inevitably fail — Trailblazer on steroids, the ultimate crash and burn.
See Also (OSINT is always conjoined with HUMINT):