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Fifteen Puzzle and the Art of Choice
January 26, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment
Fifteen Puzzle and the Art of Choice

Recently I put to paper what I mean when I use the word strategy.  In a sentence:
Strategy is the art of choice that involves defining a clear intention, conducting a sober assessment of means and …

A Note on Strategy
January 11, 2014 – 6:03 am | No Comment
A Note on Strategy

Strategy is the art of choice that involves defining a clear objective, conducting a sober assessment of means and context, sequencing actions in priority and developing a clear and communicable theory of victory.

On the Power of Clarity, Specificity and Persistence
April 21, 2012 – 5:26 am | 8 Comments
On the Power of Clarity, Specificity and Persistence

I just read read a fantastic Esquire article about Robert Caro, author of the magisterial, multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson.  Caro, despite being a self-admitted “fast writer” doesn’t begin his writing until he is perfectly clear on …

Social Media Architecture Series: Visualizing your Social Media Footprint
October 12, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment
Social Media Architecture Series: Visualizing your Social Media Footprint

This post is part of an ongoing series taken from my eBook on Social Media Architecture; a Field Guide to Unifying your Social Media Presence.   You can download the entire book here.
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Social Media Architecture Series – #3
October 10, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Social Media Architecture Series – #3

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

The Widow – Coming to terms with the Social Media Mystery House
October 8, 2011 – 1:35 am | 3 Comments
The Widow – Coming to terms with the Social Media Mystery House

However, as we move from social media as a novel new means of building relationships, to a mission critical part of the business infrastructure the terms of success will move from isolated pages and campaigns to connectedness and coordination .

Why Do we Need a Social Media Architecture?
October 2, 2011 – 10:50 pm | One Comment

I have recently published an eBook on  “social media architecture.”  I will be posting much of the content serially on this blog over the coming weeks.  However the best way to read it is to …

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 …

Interview with John Hagel on The Real Time Web
October 28, 2009 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to sit down with John Hagel at last week’s Web 2.0 Summit and discuss a few big-ticket emerging trends: (1) the rise of the “real time” web, (2) the move from the information web (the web of documents) to the social web (the web of people) and (3) the continued promise of mobile devices.

Open Beats Closed: Netflix Announces $1M Dollar Prizewinner
September 21, 2009 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
Open Beats Closed: Netflix Announces $1M Dollar Prizewinner

Open beats Closed states a rather obvious law of doing business on the Internetwork:  There is more talent outside your company than within it.  Companies that harness the power of relationships using networks to tap …