Alan George "A. G." Lafley (born June 13, 1947) is an American businessman that led consumer goods (CPG) maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) for two separate stints, from 2000 to 2010 and again from 2013 to 2015, during which he served as chairman, president and CEO.[2] In 2015, he stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman of P&G, eventually retiring in June 2016.


aka Consumer Packaged Goods: Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or consumer packaged goods (CPG) are products that are sold quickly and at relatively low cost. Examples include non-durable goods such as packaged foods, beverages, toiletries, over-the-counter drugs and many other consumables.[1][2] In contrast, durable goods or major appliances such as kitchen appliances are generally replaced over a period of several years. (more)


Video Cassette Recorder: example of standards Lock-In?

Theory that in markets displaying the Network Effect, early success translates into more and more success (momentum), resulting in significant marketshare concentration. (more)

Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix "path" is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath. (more)

Ecologist My interdisciplinary research encompasses a broad area of environmental, Energy, food, population, economic and public policy studies, ranging from quantifications and modeling of global biogeochemical cycles to long-range appraisals of energy and environmental options. I have been also applying these approaches to energy, food and environmental affairs of China. (more)

In Systems Of Survival ISBN:0679748164 Jane Jacobs defines Civilization as a society with a reasonably workable guardian-commercial symbiosis, meaning a combination of two opposing (Culture War) Moral systems/syndromes. Not that you just mush them up (which leads to MonstrousMoralHybrids), but rather that you follow one Syndrome when acting in that capacity. (Society Design) (more)

What Is A Project? An arbitrary collection of activities? It's definitely a Model (or the result of a Model; a Social Fiction). (more)


The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, developmental, modeling language in the field of software engineering, that is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.[1] UML was originally motivated by the desire to standardize the disparate notational systems and approaches to software design developed by Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh at Rational Software in 1994–1995, with further development led by them through 1996.

The Ny CTO Club heard a presentation on MDA (Model Driven Architecture) by Michael Guttman today. Unfortunately, the presentation was rather canned, and too broad to generally convince skeptics in the group who have been burned by architecture-tools in the past. But there may have been some interesting bits.... (more)

Sean McGrath on hiding custom XML within MicroFormat structures. XML, RDF, UML and so on are not formats so much as meta-formats. Consequently, built-in knowledge of any of these does not amount to zero complexity. XML is not a file format. It is a file format for file formats. This distinction is all important when calculating complexity... Perhaps we can hide custom XML languages inside these standard XML languages, using them as general-purpose semantic containers. We could arrange that XHTML files or ODT files look and feel like ordinary files to XHTML-aware or ODT-aware tools and yet, inside these files we can hide the semantic information we would normally use a custom XML schema for.

Jeffrey P Shell on Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, and UML. At Zope Corp, we were never able to come up with a really good system that would let an engineer jump right in easily, even using a Python friendly tool like Object Domain... And since it was so quick to start up, work on, and print out, I have no real strong ties to it - I know that changes to the design will be easy to record and reflect, and not take up too much of my time away from producing the software I'm expected to produce. This ultimately means that I'm more likely to either keep the diagram up to date, or discard it when it's no longer needed.


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.