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Collaboration Rules (For Forbes)
June 15, 2011 – 2:04 am | One Comment

Applied to business, Collaboration is the promotion of more efficient means of sharing knowledge and a more effective means of making decisions. Technology plays a big role in the former, but it isn’t the complete package. Technology alone doesn’t give an organization collaboration – it gives it information flow by connecting people. How an organization can effective decision-making is all about culture

The Quantified Self – Health and Well-Being Become Personal
June 12, 2011 – 9:42 pm | 8 Comments
The Quantified Self – Health and Well-Being Become Personal

The past 150 years have seen an enormous consolidation of power in the hands of professionalized medicine.   What if we are at the turn of the tide – where increasingly our health (typically the domain …

Intelligent Devices / Collective Intelligence
June 8, 2011 – 7:09 am | 2 Comments
Intelligent Devices / Collective Intelligence

Recently I had to jot down a few talking points  on some ways that the network economy is impacting business strategy.   I dealt with about three trends.  Below is the first set:

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Everything that can be …

Social Media Architecture – At Web 2.0 Expo in New York
June 2, 2011 – 3:45 am | One Comment
Social Media Architecture – At Web 2.0 Expo in New York

A Social Media Architecture is defined as “A structure that brings harmony, utility and durability to the diverse elements of an organization’s social media presence”

What’s Your Social Media Architecture?
May 12, 2011 – 12:31 am | No Comment

I had the good fortune to present on a subject I am calling “social media architecture” yesterday at the iStrategy conference in Amsterdam.    I have been thinking on this subject (and being informed by work …

The Royal Wedding – and Participating Beyond The Broadcast
April 29, 2011 – 3:51 am | No Comment
The Royal Wedding – and Participating Beyond The Broadcast

Fundamental to the Internet as a many-to-many communications network  is the notion of disintermediation.   Everyone has their own broadcast tower and doesn’t need a middle-man to  put their voice into a public forum.  What’s …

The Speed Manifesto (O’Reilly Radar)
April 27, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
The Speed Manifesto (O’Reilly Radar)

This was originally posted on O’Reilly Radar.
In business “Faster is Better” is better for more reasons than you might think
For the past several years I have been thinking about the role of speed in customer …

Measure with a Purpose (for Forbes)
April 15, 2011 – 10:52 pm | 6 Comments
Measure with a Purpose (for Forbes)

As science begins its march into every discipline I see companies falling into the trap of driving their business from research (customer insight) while still lacking any sense of purpose.

The Japanese Tsunami and the Connected Eye
March 13, 2011 – 4:00 am | No Comment
The Japanese Tsunami and the Connected Eye

It was just before 9AM  GMT +2 on Friday and I was working in a client’s conference room.   I happened to look at my Twitter feed and saw this – “Japanese Tsunami is live on …

Towards a New Metaphor: Business is Social
March 6, 2011 – 8:22 pm | 2 Comments
Towards a New Metaphor:  Business is Social

Business is Social creates a human-scale organization – one with more points of contact with the outside world, one where information flows more freely in all directions, one that is responsive to community, one that inherently cares about those it engages in business with; one that deals honestly and constructively with the world around it because it is part of (and depends upon) the same social group.