Interesting piece by BEN WORTHEN of wsj.com: IT Struggling? Put a Business Person in Charge. It shouldn’t be as that is what IT staff are paid to do. However it highlights how far the industry has to evolve for these Renaissance IT stories to become mundane Bell curve norm events rather than notable extremes. We need to move beyond the slavish notion of business-IT alignment to entwinement where business and IT in partnership is standard. But it takes a special breed of CEO and CIO to make this happen. And in the main there aren’t many of either who are ready for the challenge that I refer to as IT leadership.