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Open beats Closed: What’s Your Off-Domain Strategy?
January 30, 2009 – 11:12 pm | 3 Comments
Open beats Closed: What’s Your Off-Domain Strategy?

Imagine resellers, bloggers and trade press being able to host your videos, screencasts and demos on their own sites while you are  measuring response (engagement and demand).    Your company (especially those of you with reseller …

Whitehouse.Gov is Launched – Barack Obama Becomes Our First Internet President
January 21, 2009 – 3:09 pm | 6 Comments
Whitehouse.Gov is Launched – Barack Obama Becomes Our First Internet President

FDR was our radio president, JFK was our TV president and Barack Obama will be our Internet President.
Quietly at noon yesterday, as the world was fixated on the televised inauguration of Barack Obama, some obscure …

Video Interview with Tim O’Reilly – “Work on Stuff That Matters”
January 18, 2009 – 11:43 am | One Comment
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Last week I took a walk with Tim O’Reilly (my boss) and cameraman Kirk Walter (who has perfected the art of walking backwards with a 15 pound camera on his shoulder!). We spoke about a wide range of topics that will be released over the coming weeks. This is the first in that series, “Work on Stuff that Matters,” a subject that Tim spoke about throughout 2008. It seems even more relevant in 2009.

Wells Fargo / Wachovia Blog: Lessons On How Blogs Are Still A Powerful Tool
January 13, 2009 – 10:31 pm | 33 Comments
Wells Fargo / Wachovia Blog: Lessons On How Blogs Are Still A Powerful Tool

Blogging may seem old hat – but it can still be a powerful tool for a company.  Consider the recent Wells Fargo / Wachovia merger blog… A merger blog?  Yes, a blog all about the …

Open beats Closed: Tapping the Informal Organization
January 13, 2009 – 8:47 pm | 3 Comments
Open beats Closed:  Tapping the Informal Organization

I have made a few changes to my Open beats Closed diagram (thanks to Hastings who commented on the original post ).   Making these changes led me to realize I needed to speak about the …

Seeing New Possibilities in Old Technologies: An Interview with April Allderdice of MicroEnergy Credits
January 11, 2009 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
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This interview is with April Allderdice, CEO and cofounder of MicroEnergy Credits. MicroEnergy Credits has developed a mechanism using microfinance institutions and GPS cell phones to allow carbon credits to reach small households in the developing world. Until now the relatively high transaction costs involved in set up and verification of a carbon trade has made the market available only to large companies.

The Social Media Leadership Paradox
January 6, 2009 – 9:48 pm | No Comment
The Social Media Leadership Paradox

The average age of the C-Suite in the U.S. is 53.  These leaders first encountered the Internet in their 40s, well along their career path. 85% are male. Their medium was television – childhood diversion …

Open Beats Closed : Four Principles for Doing Business in the Network Economy
January 2, 2009 – 2:49 pm | 14 Comments
Open Beats Closed : Four Principles for Doing Business in the Network Economy

Here are four key principles for creating a stronger business in the network economy:

Listening beats Talking
Open beats Closed
Relationships Beat Transactions
Questions beat Answers

Over the course of the next few posts I will be going into details …