Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

We’ve been seeking enterprise 2.0 and social business for several years now with some notable success, but still quite a lot of “vague” and some level of fatigue.

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Complexity, Competitive Advantage and Embracing the Intangible

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

In 2014 Business Will Embrace the IntangibleIn 2014, business will embrace the intangible.

The first step is to measure whatever can be easily measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can’t be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can’t be measured easily really isn’t important. This is blindness. The fourth step is to say that what can’t be easily measured really doesn’t exist. This is suicide. ~ Robert McNamara as attributed by Thomas Handy in The Empty Raincoat.

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CMSWire Top Contributors 2013 – Deb Lavoy

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

DebLavoy.jpegDeb Lavoy started 2013 off asking the hard questions (as she’s prone to do) and has continued to do so throughout the year. Deb challenges us all to aspire to build something bigger — to build a better narrative, to build a better business, to build a better world. 

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The New Marketing and the Mirror of Erised

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

“Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is.” — Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter

I am beginning a new journey in a new role as a marketing leader. As such, and fresh from a delightful coffee with @mpedson, I think we need to talk about marketing.

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The Culture versus Technology Argument Isn’t Helping

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Social Business, Culture may not be the problem. Or the solution.In the pursuit of “Social” business, the relationship between technology and what is often called “culture” (a word I distrust for both its imprecision and overuse) is not what the industry would have you believe.

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