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Companies and Movements

John Hagel

Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. public companies since 1965). 

networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

This is a necessity in an economy where the average company lifespan continues to decrease. That tosses Ronald Coase’s work out the window.

The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping?

Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Companies therefore need to push work beyond daily practice and out to communities and networks. In such a work environment, trust emerges.

Apple is a clothing company

Doc Searls

Or that Angela Ahrendts , who runs those stores, came to the company from Burberry? That’s what our phones and laptops have become.

Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Late last year I was at a dinner with a Board I won’t mention by name. There were roughly 50 people at the event. ” I cheekily asked.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

Dan Pontefract

The title of the talk was “ How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing ” and you can watch it in its entirety below.

It’s not a company. It’s an idea.

Adaptive Path

What emerged was an intoxicating notion: Adaptive Path wasn’t just a company; it was an idea. What is it? It’s much more than site.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? . that would be the one on Employee Engagement. How wrong!! Money.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The class consisted of up-and-coming executives, roughly in their late 20s and early 30s with 5 - 10 years in the company. Quite a few people think that entrepreneurship in large companies is an oxymoron. This makes some sense.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could you view cities and companies as large-scale organisms, each with its own internal infrastructure connecting all its various components?

While most companies weren't looking, social business remade the economy

Dion Hinchcliffe

Although many companies today are struggling to apply social media to the way they operate, a successful new crop of ''collaborative economy'' startups seems to show that traditional business will be fundamentally transformed instead. CXO Consumerization E-Commerce Emerging Tech IT Priorities Start-Ups Leadership Social Enterprise

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? ” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!,

Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social networks like Facebook seemingly have a vast, ready-made audience for businesses to do just about whatever they need. Or are they just honey traps that make it easy for businesses to set up shop and lose control over their relationships and data? I explore the issues and strategies for making the most of external social networks

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


. Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

The first was a survey we developed (and conducted by phone) of the organizational and IT management practices at major American companies.

In a wired world, companies have to re-wire

Harold Jarche

All levels are necessary and knowledge has to flow between them, or companies will get disconnected from their markets and their people.

What is a connected company?

Dave Gray

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How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

In fact, the company celebrated its 2 billionth Uber ride this past July. These are not truly “sharing economy” companies.

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

Always remember that YOU are in charge of your career Never get sucked into the “company knows best” approach to your career.” And watch your company take off.” The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016, When it comes to career. Here’s a longer quote from that article.

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. Five domains of innovation.

2014 survey shows again that company training/e-learning is the least valued way to learn at work

Jane Hart

Results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey ©C4LPT Not important Quite important Very important Essential VIP + Essential Company training/e-learning 24% 39% 21% […]. Social learning

Can Normal Companies Provide Good Jobs? Yes.

Andy McAfee

In other words, they don’t seem to have a lot of faith that many companies by themselves will start providing their workers with better jobs — ones with higher pay, more predictable hours, better benefits, and greater opportunities for advancement. And let’s be clear: many of the facts are grim. 39.1% emphasis added).

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

Internal company documents. Company training. Click on the image for a larger version. So who said it was essential? Ranking. Internal.

People will do more with Big Data than big companies can

Doc Searls

Consider the possibility that all the big companies talking about what they can do with Big Data is just the sound of the old mainframe business saying it can do it all — again — when individuals will end up doing more. Meanwhile, nearly all the “big data” jive out there, so far, is about what only big companies can do.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. Really? Almost.

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

What can people do with data that companies alone can’t?

Doc Searls

After six years on the VRM case, it seems obvious to me that individuals need to be the points of integration for their own data — and of data about them, held by companies. You could present that data to your insurance company or health care provider to get better rates and services from both. Retail. Media usage. Count on it.

Good company

Dave Snowden

So its the second day of the new year and I am on my first flight of 2012 to Zurich. More on that then. Musings

67% find company training/e-learning of little or no value – according to the Learning in the Workplace 2013 survey results.

Jane Hart

The Learning in the Workplace Survey has now been taken by over 600 people, and although it is still open if you want to cast your vote, I am going to release some interim findings here today as the pattern of results has been pretty stable for some time now.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Strategy

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Will tablets take over enterprise work? More than half of large companies say yes

Ross Dawson

The rise of tablet computing, still less than a year now from when the iPad first become available, may significantly change that scenario.

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? In today’s article I look at the results of my 5-year Learning in the Workplace survey and consider what this means for L&D departments. I … Social learning

The No Asshole Rule in One Company: A Simple Decision-Tree

Bob Sutton

I recently posted an updated version  of People and Places that Use The No Asshole Rule. 

Too Big to Fail, Economies of Scale, Cities, and Companies

Bob Sutton

This debate reminds me of some fascinating research on the differences between cities and companies.   Fourth, he shows that companies do scale -- in fact he talks about Wal-Mart, shows their economies of scale,  and describes his dataset of 23,000 companies. And then, if the company gets lucky, the idea takes off.

Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?

George Siemens

What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based Innovation in education is getting attention globally. Entrepreneurship may well be the force that finally brings structural change to higher education after 800 years. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. But what’s happening globally?

Why Steve Jobs’ resignation is a (relative) non-event as Apple becomes a living company

Ross Dawson

However things are very different today, when a far more mature Jobs, who has also now had experience guiding NEXT and Pixar, has been able to build a company that is far, far more than an execution arm for his vision. Is Apple now a ‘living company’ that truly transcends its founder and any individual in it?

FUBAR, SNAFU, Fast Company, and Good Bosses

Bob Sutton

  I was reminded of two of my favorite sayings today by this excerpt from the  new chapter in the Good Boss, Bad Boss paperback posted today at Fast Company : "When There Is No Simple Solution at Work, Learn to Embrace the Mess." My late father, Lewis Sutton, was a World II veteran. 

Your Company is Time Travelling.

Mark Oehlert

It''s no secret that I love time travel. Doc Brown and Marty. This got me thinking though. So what right? Can we be time travellers then? Sine curves?

The headache (and opportunity) of managing your company’s online reputation

Ross Dawson

In a world of instantaneous information flows, managing company reputation is ever more fraught. An interesting article in Techworld titled How to manage your online reputation goes into the issue, describing how pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline had one of its trademarks hijacked by a dodgy company. Yet there are possible responses.