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The Dark Valley and The Reinvention of the World
September 15, 2014 – 12:56 am | 2 Comments
The Dark Valley and The Reinvention of the World

We are all headed towards our own Dark Valley. Getting through it has little to do with future-gazing. It has everything to do with the will to change, the structural agility to adapt and a form of leadership willing to hear and speak hard truths.

Humans Vs. Robots: The Need for a Robust Search Strategy
February 16, 2014 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Humans Vs. Robots: The Need for a Robust Search Strategy

A robust search strategy is one where the content you produce and the social profile you cultivate represent the authentic ambition and point-of-view that your company has.

The Problem with Exceptionalism – and Seeking Common Cause in Organizations
April 8, 2012 – 6:35 am | 5 Comments
The Problem with Exceptionalism – and Seeking Common Cause in Organizations

In my field it is clear that you need specialists (i.e. “exceptional” talent) for many initiatives you might undertake; for example search, mobile, ecommerce, privacy issues, social media and so on. No argument there. The problem is that exceptionalism tends to be the default setting within organizations; we begin by thinking we know more than others, that our problem is unique, that we have special needs.

Journalism Needs Subsidy
February 13, 2012 – 4:15 am | 3 Comments

A fascinating NY Times article about how the Washington Post is struggling to redefine itself in the digital age.   One thing that caught my eye was this quote:
“The Post has expanded its Web presence …

Google Plus, The Great Game and why Social is the One Ring to Bind the Internet OS
July 3, 2011 – 4:23 am | 6 Comments
Google Plus, The Great Game and why Social is the One Ring to Bind the Internet OS

The great game on the Internet is to own as many of the disparate pieces that make up The Internet Operating System.   The pieces of this puzzle are many (and well covered in Tim O’Reilly’s …

When Copies are Free, Make Something That Can’t Be Copied
July 18, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

The title of this post is a quote from Kevin Kelly.  I was reminded of it when I read this brief entry in Boing Boing, titled, “Winds howl over the deserted moonscape behind Rupert Murdoch’s …