Back to blogging

Recently my BSG colleague and fellow blogger Susan Scrupski asked me when I was going to start blogging again. Feeling quite exhausted, my quick answer was that I didn’t have the time right now given how busy things are at BSG and at home. Reflecting on this answer today, it occurs to me that it is an unacceptable response in today’s highly collaborative Enterprise 2.0 business environment; it may even be irresponsible to not blog.

Blogging should not be seen as something outside of ‘work’ in the Enterprise 2.0 world. As the leading champion of the need for enterprises to transform into Next Generation Enterprises (NGE), people like me who are part of BSG need to find ways to leverage blogging and external collaboration as integral parts of our job. That is what I’d surmise those that are part of NGE’s will do.

So, with that I am back to blogging. The big question now is how can I use blogging to better do my job and make a meaningful contribution to my readers and the web in general?

One thing that we are working on at BSG is defining the Next Generation Enterprise, as well as the steps that enterprises can take to get to be NGEs. I am a participant in this process, and also have responsibility for presenting on the topic of NGE in our fall executive summits on the BSG Concours platform. While we are indeed figuring out what it means to be an NGE and how to get there, and I do believe we have a unique insight into this transformation as well as novel transformation services, I also know we do not have it figured out yet. What better way to get there than through a public collaborative effort with my colleagues as well as interested parties on the web? More to come on this in one of my next blog posts.

Another thing I am working on is BSG’s acquisitions and overall strategy. As we implement our acquisitions strategy, I feel that blogging can play a role in that effort too. I also feel that blogging on the acquisitions we complete and how they fit into helping enterprises transform into NGEs will be useful dialog in the blogosphere too. Did you know that we announced a new acquisition yesterday? More to come on that too.

Both of these areas are part of my job, and also can create useful discourse in the blogosphere from which many people, including BSG employees, fellows and customers, and other interested readers can benefit and find value. I believe this effort has the added benefit of enabling me to do my job better as well.

Now, back to blogging.

^ brian

  • Tom Steinthal

    Welcome back to blogging. Being new to blogging, I see the challenge to keep focused on my day job, to spend quality time with my family, and to keep blogging with something intelligent to say. You make a great point – blogging is is part of our day jobs and can’t be divorced from it in this collaborative age. So again, welcome back.

  • I’ve been doing my fair share of blog evangelizing lately. (Good to see it’s working!) Something useful that will hopefully result from the blogging exercise (and remember, blogging is not limited to writing or posting, but rather engaging in the blogosphere) involves the acquisition that you’ve been toiling away to pull together for BSG. The uber-brilliant modeling wiz’s who are now aligned with us, may be able to crack the code on social networks. I’m considering inviting a small swat team of fellow industry pundits to map this out. What I’m trying to say here is, blogging is not trivial. It leads to serious outcomes.

  • Thanks Tom. It feels good to post and get comments. Hope to be generating a lot of dialog on NGE and acquisitions / acquisition strategy soon.

  • Hi Susan. Your evangelizing is taking hold. I do want to talk about this NGE series, as I think it will make for an interesting blogosphere topic of discussion as we get more feedback, iterations and case examples from our customers and prospects here at BSG. I want to be sure we can get the topic publicized enough to gauge interest and response and feedback.

    About to create a post on those wiz’s soon. Simulating social networks sounds like an interesting area for sure.