Start of new book venture
September 25, 2012 6 Comments
Spent the past several years arguing with myself about writing a book. I mean who really cares about what I would write, yet alone yet another book on IT Finance and Economics? However, after the past year working at Microsoft and with the group of people I mentor, it appears there is a great gap in the area.
Yes, there are IT Economics books out there, I have a huge collection of them in my office. The problem seems to be how the topic is treated –maybe why I tried to stay miles away from it also for years. What flipped the switch were several incidents: one with one of the enterprise architects I’m mentoring; several questions and assignments at work; and a discussion years ago about systems engineering with my mentors at Lockheed Skunkworks.
All of these incidents fell in line with the discipline life-cycle work I’d been developing the past years as part of my Intellectual Arbitrage Group venture I’d been sharing with various research centers.
After numerous discussions with wife about owning the community what I’ve spent a lifetime collecting, analyzing and synthesizing it about time I give back… I agreed with the logic, I just could not find the central theme to organizing the materials. Last night I think I got it Enterprise IT Finance and Economics. We’ll see as I continue to mindmap the materials this coming weekend