Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pow-wow Power

Today I was on-site working with a customer, which I always enjoy.  For part of the day, we engaged in an analytical pow-wow -- a free exchange of analytical thoughts, ideas, and methods.  The session was great fun, but also highly effective.  We all learned from each other, and after an hour or two, we had some cool new analytical techniques we wanted to try out.  These pow-wows are always interesting and never fail to be productive.  Definitely something to keep in mind for planning purposes.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

20th Century Thinkers

I've been reading a good number of articles lately that pose critical questions relating to the cyber domain. The more I read, and the more I listen to our leaders discuss the topic, the more I realize that we have a problem. Our society is filled with great 20th Century thinkers. Unfortunately, it appears that the 21st Century will be quite different from the 20th Century, and will require different ways of thinking about and approaching the challenges we face. So far, I don't see as much 21st Century thinking as I think we need. Hopefully we as a society will rise to the challenge.