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Dachis Group tools up for the future


Today’s announcement of the acquisition of XPLANE by Dachis Group caps a really exciting series of moves designed to ensure the group has the talent and tools required to make Social Business Design a mainstream and impactful offering
First, Headshift joined the group to provide deep implementation, technology and consulting knowledge as a complement to Dachis Group’s own strategy offering. Then came the addition of Hinchliffe and Company, whose principal, Dion Hinchliffe has been such a leading light of the Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business worlds. Shortly afterwards, Susan Scrupski’s 2.0 Adoption Council was acquired to support practitioners from some of the early adopters of E2.0 technologies and provide access to a first-class sounding board for research and new ideas. And now, as XPLANE founder Dave Gray discusses on his blog, we have access to a super-talented group of pioneers in visual thinking
This is a really exciting move from my point of view, because strong visual communication can be a very useful way of showing business leaders the reality of their process flows, relationships and the terrain they operate in, rather than just relying on the numbers, the reports and the theory. More than that, it can be a crucial tool to help people imagine simpler, better ways of doing things, which is at the heart of Social Business Design
The shape of an exciting international group dedicated to helping clients build Twenty-First Century companies is quickly coming into focus 🙂

3 Responses to Dachis Group tools up for the future

  1. By Dave Gray on April 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Very well put Lee. It’s very exciting to be in on the ground floor of such a well-positioned endeavor.

  2. By Russell Pearson on April 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This is impressive growth Lee! It does raise questions about future independence and impartiality of the Council though and I know some of my fellow Adoption Council 2.0 members (myself included) are looking forward to further clarification from the Dachis team.

  3. By Lee Bryant on April 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Dave and thanks Russell. I think Susan will ensure that the integrity of the Council remains intact.