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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.

Let’s Have More Meetings!
July 16, 2010 – 8:46 am | 2 Comments
Let’s Have More Meetings!

I’ve come to the conclusion that meetings are good.   And we need more of them – not less.
Most executives have a knee-jerk reaction against meetings; they are a waste of time.   Employees couldn’t agree …

When Social Technologies Become AntiSocial
November 25, 2009 – 1:13 pm | 8 Comments
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Just because “the audience now has a voice” doesn’t mean it should be exercised without interruption.

The Other Side of Social Media – Part Two
May 22, 2009 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

This post is part two of the series, “The Question Concerning Social Technology”. That appeared on Radar. Part one is here. These posts will be opened to live discussion in an upcoming …

Kindle 2 and the Future of Publishing
March 8, 2009 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

I just appeared on an NBC affiliate in San Jose along with Guy Kawasaki and Dave McClure.   The Green Room and studio experience with those two was worth the price of admission.   The cameras …

Interview with Charlene Li – The State of Social Technologies in 2009
March 7, 2009 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
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The last time I saw Charlene Li was in the speaker’s lounge of the Web 2.0 conference. It was March 2008 and her defining book on social technologies, Groundswell, (co-authored with Josh Bernoff) was just being released. There have been tectonic shifts in our economy (and Charlene has moved from Forrester to found the Altimeter group) since then so I wanted to get her sense of the state of social media today.

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 …

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 …

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.