Here is the answer and workings out.
Monday, 31 December 2007
Here is the answer and workings out.
Sunday, 30 December 2007
Why, we could call it - Counter-Strike TV. The Revenge of the Viewer!
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Paul went through school and ended up with a MA degree in Law. Paul became a lawyer. Paul knew who he was. He was a lawyer.
Whatsmore Percy had carved his own unique place in the sand - rather than to simply validate himself against the status quo.
The benefits of a poor education - and a strong will to find your own language.
Friday, 28 December 2007
Smart integrity is where the security strategist and intelligence operatives expertise really comes in to play.
Ryan said that he believed that much of todays innovative technologies were being stifled by these people, rather than embraced. He said that Gates and Jobs and others had effectively ringfenced the current level of innovation and were effectively slowing its progress in favour of chasing the all important amercian dollar.
1. That they are no longer really innovative.
Thursday, 27 December 2007
This lack of introspection and transparency effectively choked the potential for innovation in the business and destroyed its ability to scale - beyond the capabilities of a few insecure, yet powerful middle managers.
When Mr Robot left the company, he spent some time designing a formal framework for "business analysis: communications process and performance measurement" and for introducing elements of opennest, honesty and transparency into the process.
Whatsmore this "analysis of analysis" template can be applied at almost no expense.
Except for the obvious cost of getting rid of a few of your most disagreeable middle managers - of course.
Monday, 24 December 2007
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Please don't let your dreams die with you!!!
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My father said that when the Internet first came out and the web got started that it was really easy to kill a website dead by running a 10 line script against the target IP or IPX address. He said that with 5 lines of code he could hack a company's webpage and turn the logo from pink to green. He said with 20 lines of code, he could seize control of a remote windows server and use its CPU and harddrives to backup his own music collection files. He said in 25 lines of code he could control hundreds of machines and use them to test worms out as they traversed through the Internet. Funny thing is - after all these years and all the money invested in the IT security industry - i found out at university that nothing has changed. In fact i found out that in many instances, i could reduce the number of lines of code required to carry out the exploit.
HELLO IS ANYBODY OUT THERE????? HELLO IT SECURITY INDUSTRY!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED????? HELLO - HELLO GOVERNMENTS!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED??????
Saturday, 22 December 2007
In closing, we find ourselves asking - "Is Genius Won by man - Or is it Forced upon him?"
Wonder what Isaac Newton would have said!
Friday, 21 December 2007
Ok, so Kevin Roberts idea was to tell the world that love is lovely and people love love and that because people love love, they might love your brand (if you make it love them) and that because you love them - they'll be much more drawn to your brand - and of course love is forever - so if they love you now and you keep loving them
-- THEN THEY WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER - WONT THEY?
Phew! So we take the concept of love, make your brand message speak the language of love and from there on in - everything is fine and dandy.
Problem with this theory is that it relies on the known things that people love. It does not ask the question "what is it that you know that you love - that isn't available?" "What invention do you love - that isn't available"? "What would you love to have - that isn't currently available"?
Love isn't just about yesterday or today - its also about tomorrow. It's not just about loving the things that are available. Its also about loving the things that aren't currently available. About sharing the inventive genius love with your fellow man. Sure, i might like to drink Coca Cola - but what i really love - hasn't been invented yet!
That's what the biggest most respected brand agency in the world - Forgot!
Thursday, 20 December 2007
In November this year (2007) we asked that you consider joining us in the race to find the most securist computer in the world!
We also asked you If there were such a thing as "Total Security" - would it really be a good thing? and told you that a British Hacker Cell has invented the worlds first totally secure laptop computer!
Apart from the usual stupid responses we got back from stupid people, we received well over 300 emails from Linux Gurus, SE companies and hardware genius's, with ideas for building such a device. Unfortunately, no one so far has come up with a broad enough solution to the problem that we all face and the IT fraternity has to date failed to solve.Thanks to everyone for their input, but we are still on course to deliver Proteus in the new year (2008). If you would like to know more follow the link or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
In 1999 (MrRobot) was on the verge of selling IBM a strategy for the PC software marketplace that would have seen Lotus Notes blow holes in Microsoft's position in the marketplace. He knew that Notes had a feature set way beyond its years, although a great deal needed to be done under the hood to make it robust. But at the time, this feature set presented the world with "killer features", such as replication, rapid application development and fast web deployment capabilities - amongst others.
It is true Notes wasn't for the purist programmer or for the relational database thinker.
But Notes was a strategists dream and with it IBM could have created some serious disruption in the PC Software Marketplace. Problem was, IBM was missing one important attribute — strategic intent!
Had IBM repostured Lotus towards a PC Software Marketplace takeover — there would have been a lot more yellow and black on the software landscape — than Microsoft white and blue.
Poor strategy IBM."
Monday, 17 December 2007
Dear Mr Nash,
Thank you for being such an inspiration in my (Mr Robots) life. I don’t know you, but I feel that you must have “a beautiful mind”.
What you managed to do with your life was to take the path of - 'most resistance' and face it out even if it drove you to mental illness. You decided to take risks that others would never take. You decided that it wasn't enough to reach the highest standards set by one of the greatest minds that ever lived (Albert Einstein). You decided it wasn't enough to contribute works to a standard where you would be acknowledged and safe.
You decided that your own worth was less than your art and nothing was going to stop you, not even your own mental illness.
God has truly been with you in your life and for this, I thank you for being the messenger.
I thank you for never giving up on the human spirit, for “your original idea” and for “the mysterious equations of love”.
Love & Light, Nobel prize winner (John F. Nash)
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Friday, 14 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Monday, 10 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
She built a multi-million empire over a period of some sixteen years. She was the brand - she was the player. Then in one brief moment in time, her adventure was over. She was cast adrift from the apparatus of her own success. Thrown off the stage. Seemingly never to return.
Some years later, in amongst the rubble of self-delusion, fame, hope, fear and fortune - she found a child. This child let others take the responsibility for once. This child didn't wear armour anymore. Didn't have to always be right. This child just was.
One day this child came to her and said - why don't you begin again? Why don't you just be you?
Upon hearing the child, she remembered who she was and decided to be herself again. And so it was that she built a new company, much bigger and more successful than the last. In fact it did so well, it put her first company out of business.
You can take the company away from the brand - but you should never take the brand away from the company. It is just not good business.
Business is full of self-interested people - whether they say nice things or nasty things. Always has been - always will be. What the road to (so called) failure taught me was that we are all essentially alone in this world and that more importantly - we must take our ques from our own inner spirit. Under those conditions - it does not matter what other people say or think.
Problem comes when you lose your baby (and your spirit with it). I have spent 6 years grieving in the wilderness myself - but i know i will find it again.
Don't ask me how. I just know.
Listen only to your inner spirit - Or Stop until you find it again?
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Friday, 7 December 2007
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
There is a part of our brain called the "reptilian cortex" that enables human beings to react more effectively to attacks by external predators. It is this part that helped our ancestors deal with fight or flight responses to attacks by sabre tooth tigers, tyranosaurs and the like. In todays modern society this part of our brain is rarely active. Whilst we are expected to deal with ever greater complexity, which creates new forms of stress and anxiety, we rarely have need to call upon the reptilian cortex. Soliders in battles, firefighters, the Police and the like will know it only too well, but to the general public, it is less used.
In an ideal world, there is little need for citizens to have a highly developed "reptilian brain". In an ideal world we don't want our citizens to have to be responding to terrorising events and shocking scenes. In an ideal world, we want our citizens to rely on us to protect them and for them to get on with their lives, their businesses and their hopes for the future.
Problem comes when you realise that we don't live in an ideal world. In fact such a world does not exist. Never did - never will? Then what?
One ethical answer to this problem is to recruit young people into the intelligence and security services who have particularly well developed reptilian brains. Young people who have for many years been conditioned to respond to external threat. Young people who know how to deal with adversity and who each and every day solve problems associated with uncertainty. Young people who know what it is like to play victim and more importantly to undertake a predatory role.
The role playing video game - shootem-up superstars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you represent a company and you want to hire field officers, sales people and the like - look to the end of their Resume - where it says "other interests".
You never know, you just might have a world champion reptilian in your midst!
Sunday, 2 December 2007
You do this to occupy your time until you regain your spirit. This is a confusing, frustrating place, but it is essential you live through it - and most do.
The woman told the News of the World she forgot to return them after she stopped working for the DWP a year ago.
Saturday, 1 December 2007
On the origins of competitive intelligence
Friday, 30 November 2007
"If i take the job of CEO - I carry the can, the buck stops here, it's my neck on the line". "Now we got that straight - this is what i want !!".
"I want you to hire a small team of intelligence analysts to set-up systems and acquire information from every orifice in the virtual enterprise - that's relevant information about customers, competitors, suppliers and ourselves". I want each of the department heads to design a one page reporting model for their area that links in KPI metrics, high level financials, performance statistics, risk register and social responsibility and ethics metrics.
"I want to hire a business intellgence analyst to draw up a specification for the design of a virtual enterprise model and use the incoming intelligence to tailor the model to accomodate our future strategic perspective. I want intranet input feeds for all our staff, so they can also enter competitive intelligence data into the model. I want to introduce a "competitive intelligence" awareness programme and motivate managers to encourage their staff to make regular submissions to the CI process. Anyone who doesn't care about C.I - tell them to find another job.
Then i want to hire a graphics designer with an excellent business background and preferably with skills in information architecture. I want this person to sit with me and discuss how to represent our virtual enterprise reporting model in the most effective way for me and our shareholders. It will need to be designed so that i can provide staff with access to areas of the graphical model that I want them to be able to see.
Then i want to hire a bunch of smart programmers to write and integrate software for me to be able to see this enlightening new world on my computer. I want to purchase and install the biggest flat screen computer monitor in the world, clear my office of everything apart from a remote controlled PC, a small round desk, and a couple of chairs in the corner.
Once this is all up and running maybe i'll consider taking the job!!!
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
What is required is a radical rethink. Such a rethink can only come from those involved in "security intelligence (R&D)" vs. where we are 99% of our time "implementing yesterdays futile security measures".
We ask for brands to thoroughly investigate the very real possibility of investing in the development of a new profession in the software industry.
We call for executives around the world to consider sponsoring a new Profession -
that of the internationally recognised "Software Architect".
Monday, 26 November 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
- 99% security implementation - 1% defense intelligence R&D
- 1% security implementation - 99% defense intelligence R&D
What is intelligence?
What is subversive intelligence?
Executive Procrastination: could it be the greatest threat to the security of your brand ever?