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DIARY: January 19, 2001 07:13 AM Friday;
John Deneen letter on using SDS in his new venture.
2...Diary Capability Recognized for Improving Management
3...Demand for Better Management Keeping a Diary using Microsoft Office
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0201 - Deneen Consulting 925 229 1858
020101 - Mr. John Deneen
020102 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Investor Support for SDS, Letter to Prospective Investor
Sales Presentation Ideas
Proposal Ideas, Terms, Scope of Services
Deneen, John, Support Com Metrics
SDS Part of Marketing Plan for John's New Venture in Wireless Technol
Sporher, Jim IBM Venture Capital, John Deneen
Infotelysis Use SDS, Larry Supports SDS Concept
Business Start up Management Support, Jim Burkinshaw
Meeting Planned Review SDS OHS, John Deneen
SDS KM Project Support by IBM
2012 - ..
2013 - Summary/Objective
201401 - Follow up ref SDS 26 0000, ref SDS 23 0000.
201403 - Called John last night on initiatives he is pursuing to develop SDS
201404 - with his new start-up company, Infotelesys, following up telecon on
201405 - 010103. ref SDS 26 0001
201407 - He has talked to Jim Spohrer at IBM within the past few days. The
201408 - discussion was not extended, because Jim had other things to do. Jim
201409 - has evidently not responded to John's letter on SDS, submitted oa
201410 - 010103 about meeting to discuss VC funding for SDS. ref SDS 26 0001
201412 - [On 010127 follow up on meeting with Jim. ref SDS 29 0001
201414 - [...010127 John planning meeting with Jim Spohrer. ref SDS 29 MS5R
201416 - John indicated that Jim said VC money is in a "deep freeze" at this
201417 - time.
201419 - Jim suggested meeting at a restaraunt in Cupertino for breakfast to
201420 - discuss SDS and John's Infotelesys venture.
201422 - John feels getting to Cupertino from Walnut Creek for breakfast is
201423 - difficult due to traffic.
201425 - John will suggest to Jim a lunch meeting instead of breakfast in
201426 - Cupertino.
201427 - ..
201428 - John understands that Jim may attend the meeting at SRI on
201429 - Monday, 010122, responding to Doug's notice last night about a
201430 - presentation from an engineer in Isreal on technology that might
201431 - support Doug's Hyperscope project. John feels this meeting could
201432 - present an opportunity for talking to Jim about SDS following the
201433 - meeting at SRI.
201435 - If Jim attends the event at SRI on Monday, everybody will likely go
201436 - out for dinner together, and this will not lend itself to a
201437 - constructive discussion about SDS.
201439 - [...in another record today Doug Engelbart submitted a letter
201440 - about meeting at SRI on 000122 for a presentation by a contact
201441 - facilitated by Jim Spohrer. ref SDS 27 945L
201443 - [On 010211 John reports meeting with Jim Spohrer and Jack Park
201444 - scheduled for week of 010219. ref SDS 30 XH4M
201446 - Might be useful to get introduced though.
201448 - Indicated I cannot attend the meeting at SRI.
201450 - John can discuss his ideas with Jim and Jack Park on Monday.
201452 - This morning, in a separate telecon, Doug asked me to attend the
201453 - meeting at SRI, so may go ahead and do it. ref SDS 27 945L
201455 - [...in another record, Doug requested that I attend the
201456 - meeting on 010122, so indicated I would do so. ref SDS 27
201457 - 945L
201466 - ..
201467 - Diary Capability Recognized for Improving Management
201468 - Demand for Better Management Keeping a Diary using Microsoft Office
201470 - John said his team at Infotelesys was at dinner on 010117 and the CEO,
201471 - Clive Boustred, advised he wants the staff to adopt strong management
201472 - practices, and specifically requested that everyone begin keeping a
201473 - diary.
201475 - This aligns with review on 921205 of Covey's call in his book "7
201476 - Habits of Highly Successful People," for keeping a diary sharpen
201477 - mental acuity and to first understand, then prescribe. ref SDS 1
201478 - 2231
201480 - John tried to explain advantages discovered over the past year using
201481 - SDS for Communication Metrics on the OHS/DKR project at SRI, that uses
201482 - the Internet to deliver intelligence based on a diary system, which
201483 - would accomplish Clive's objective and foster a culture of strong
201484 - management, per record on 001017. ref SDS 21 1575
201486 - This aligns with Jim Berkenshire's proposal on 001212 to market
201487 - SDS to venture capital firms to make using SDS a condition of
201488 - getting funded. ref SDS 24 FJ9H
201490 - John related that Clive wants everyone to use the Microsoft diary
201491 - system that evidently is part of Office. Clive was reluctant to
201492 - consider advantages of SDS, which John tried to present, based on
201493 - experience the past year getting SDS records on the DKR project,
201494 - listed in the record on 001017. ref SDS 21 1575
201496 - Bill DeHart has had similar experience at PG&E. An example is the
201497 - record on 000709 when he tried to explain advantages of SDS to Morris.
201498 - ref SDS 7 0784 SDS is so different from daily experience, that even
201499 - very talented people can neither grasp the benefits, nor explain
201500 - benefits once grasped.
201502 - John feels Clive can understand SDS advantages if Rod attends some
201503 - meetings and submits SDS records on the Internet that demonstrate the
201504 - difference between information prepared with Microsoft's IT tools, and
201505 - SDS that delivers intelligence.
201507 - John noted that SDS supports the virtual (paperless) office objective,
201508 - which Infotelesysis wants to market using wireless capabilities,
201509 - because the Com Manager doesn't really need to attend meetings, nor
201510 - have an office in a particular location. All that is needed is to get
201511 - email traffic, as has been done on the OHS/DKR project this past year.
201513 - In the beginning, it helps to attend a few meetings, and visit with
201514 - key people to develop an initial organic subject structure.
201515 - ..
201516 - John said that after dinner with the Infotelesys team, he talked
201517 - separately to Larry, who is one of the principles in the new venture.
201518 - John related to Larry that Rod Welch can attend a meeting and later
201519 - prepare an effective record, citing the event for Doug Engelbart at
201520 - SRI on 001220. ref SDS 25 0001
201522 - Larry said this capability would be very beneficial by helping to
201523 - ensure a successful launch for the company, business model and
201524 - products.
201526 - This aligns with Jim Berkenshaw's ideas on 001212 for using SDS to
201527 - launch new businesses, as a condition of receiving funding.
201528 - ref SDS 24 FJ9H
201530 - Larry is leaving for Washington D.C., to attend the Bush inaugural, he
201531 - will discuss SDS and Com Metrics with John when he returns next week.
201533 - This morning received ref DRT 1 0001 from John, which is addressed to
201534 - Larry on the issues John mentioned in our telecon last night.
201536 - 1. John highlights Doug Engelbart's award for the National Medal
201537 - of Technology. ref DRT 1 U45M
201539 - 2. Cites SDS record for the event on 001220, ref DRT 1 256L, which
201540 - demonstrates ability to accomplish diary requirement Clive
201541 - mentioned at the Infotelesys dinner, per above. ref SDS 0 Y66N
201543 - A copy was sent to me and to Doug. ref DRT 1 00W2
201545 - [On 010122 John has not heard back from larry on this. ref SDS 28
201546 - V83K
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