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Simplicity and Complexity

Tom Butta | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Tom Butta

Do you ever notice how good it feels when you experience the power of simplicity? It's clarifying, even freeing. On the other hand, do you notice how heavy it feels when you're experiencing complexity? It has a certain weight to it.

The Truth Behind IBM's Plans to Acquire Big Data Company, StoredIQ

Tom Butta | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Tom Butta

If you were a fan of the band, The Police, you certainly remember the haunting song that featured the lyrics, "Every breath you take, every move you...

Anchor and Hope

Tom Butta | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Tom Butta

Human nature relies on a cyclical, continuous system to stay alive. It's called Life. We survive on patterns, repetitions, and consistency. As the saying goes we are creatures of habit. Is it surprising, then, that some organizations are stuck in their ways?

Belief: A Force Greater Than Inertia

Tom Butta | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

Some might see the notion of belief as a non-strategic, softer side of business. That couldn't be more wrong. Belief is the essential ingredient for winning. Look at these three common scenarios. See how belief made the difference.

What is Transformation?

Tom Butta | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

I recently read an article in The Economist about Jim Collins, the author of Built to Last, Good to Great, and, most recently, Great by Choice. The pi...

The Road to Value (Part 2)

Tom Butta | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

A value roadmap can provide a number of sustainable benefits inside the company that invests in the effort. The capabilities section of the value roadmap showcases the gaps between what the roadmap says is needed and what the company can actually provide.