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Technology will not save the world. People with vision will.
October 28, 2008 – 11:52 pm | No Comment
Technology will not save the world. People with vision will.

Implicit in any proclamation that technology will solve big problems (in the world or in our businesses) is that first a human being, or group of us, will conceive, organize, develop and then use technology …

Moment of Truth: We are all Marketers Now
October 22, 2008 – 10:19 pm | No Comment

Attending the recent Forrestor Roundtable on the future of the Social Web I made an offhand comment that we are all in the business of marketing now – whether we like it or not.   Here …

Networked Democracy: Video Interview with Jascha Franklin-Hodge
October 21, 2008 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
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Blue State Digital was born out of Jascha’s experience helping Howard Dean’s seminal run for the White House in ’04. and is the technology and strategic services company powering Barack Obama (and many other Democratic leaders and social justice causes like Save Darfur and We Can Solve It).

Pirates and Poohbahs Unite!
October 15, 2008 – 9:14 pm | 4 Comments
Pirates and Poohbahs Unite!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a Forrester round table on the future of the Social Web put together by Jeremiah Owyang and hosted by SAP (thanks to both for an incredible job).  It …

Evangelist’s Toolkit: Facilitating the Conversation
October 9, 2008 – 7:18 am | One Comment
Evangelist’s Toolkit: Facilitating the Conversation

Here is one of the  tools that I use to help mobilize energy and stay on a productive path during an engagement:

Divergent thinking describes a mindset where anything is possible, new ideas are welcome from …

Twitter from Wachovia; save our ship
October 8, 2008 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Twitter from Wachovia;  save our ship

I stumbled on the Wachovia Twitter page.   It is strange to read these little tweets from a sinking ship in real time.
On Sept. 18 we hear that all is well at Wachovia:
CEO Bob Steel posts …

The Harder Stuff – Leadership, Culture and Change
October 8, 2008 – 9:23 am | 4 Comments

I often refer to the “harder stuff” as shorthand for leadership, change, culture and implementation so I thought I would reproduce a post I made in Radar last week titled, “ Getting Web 2.0 right: …

Interview: Customer Service is the New Marketing
October 2, 2008 – 9:38 am | 3 Comments
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During the Web 2.0 Expo in New York I filmed a series of interviews. The focus was always the same: how can traditional business look to get the benefit of social technologies? …