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HR Where Art Thou?
February 22, 2009 – 6:01 pm | 5 Comments
HR Where Art Thou?

Roughly one year ago I was in conversation with the CEO of one of the largest online portals for Human Resources.  My pitch:  Human Resources should be leading the charge in helping businesses understand the …

Clay Shirky on the Falling Barriers to Group Action: Video Interview
February 17, 2009 – 10:03 pm | 2 Comments

I spent much of last week on assignment in Las Vegas at the FastForward ’09 conference. FastForward is devoted to Search (more on that in the next post – along with a mindbending, Minority Report style video on the future of search). One of the highlights of the conference was this interview with Clay Shirky. He is one of the most incisive and articulate thinkers regarding the impacts that technology is having on society and business.

Five Network Laws for New Business Leaders…
February 15, 2009 – 10:15 pm | One Comment

As a rule the traditional organization has very few people dedicated to listening (Customer research) and a whole lot of people dedicated to talking (Marketing, Advertisting, PR, the communications dept., Events etc.).  What’s worse, the …

We Design For Possibility and Retrofit for Risk: Web 2.0 and Security – Part Two
February 6, 2009 – 8:12 pm | One Comment

Generally speaking human beings consider possibility first and risk second… As a consequence we design for possibility and then retrofit for risk (if we are lucky). Drew Bartkiewicz of The Hartford has been considering data security and privacy in the age of social networks; an age marked by the explosion of personally identifiable information (PII) uploaded by users on blogs, video sites, social networks etc.

Managing the Tension between Web 2.0 and Security Risk – Part One
February 4, 2009 – 11:20 pm | One Comment
Managing the Tension between Web 2.0 and Security Risk – Part One

Web 2.0 hinges upon the notion that online users add value through (1) explicit co-creation;  think of Dell’s Ideastorm or Threadless, (2)  their behavior; think Amazon’s recommendations “people like you also bought…” or (3) the …