About This Blog
Really, about us? We’re a bunch of geeks with opinions. More detail, you say?
The contributor reasons for investing in a page like this are varied. What we have in common are many combined years in high tech attempting to help companies get ready for the next great opportunity, while not tripping over the corporate shoelaces to get there. We also share a strange combination of cynicism (thanks Dileep!) and optimism. Although we have all lived through some disappointing project and corporate failures, we can’t help but try to make things better where we are right now, today. This means we almost always have a constant head wind from those who simply just can’t see beyond the fires they have to fight today. We’ve gotten sick of fighting the same fires; we’re trying to prevent them, or at least put them out before they’ve set a 50,000 acre wildfire.
The postings on this site are our own opinions, and do not represent the positions of the companies that employ us, or that contract with us. Where we speak on strategies, we’re doing it as individuals, and we do not necessarily reflect the strategies of our companies.
By the way, many people wonder at the Structuring Chaos pointer and the Finding Ponies title. First off, we didn’t figure out the blog interface until afterwards, so the title doesn’t accurately reflect our initial intentions. We call that “life.” Structuring Chaos is an operation we’ve started across the Internet to gather opinions of some of our smart, strategic friends in one place. This blog is the start, but we also offer our services to real people to solve real problems in addition to our day jobs. We’re all about fighting the fires before they start, and you’ll see that in our opinions.
But really, in the end, it’s all about optimism. If you point us at any pile of manure, we’re going to do everything to find the ponies that had a hand in it.
Enjoy the contributions, and feel free to add your opinion to the pile. Who knows, we might invite you in.
– Lynn and Jim (chief instigators)