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FEBRUARY 11, 2013 Defend your mess
Most of the early adopters, myself included, were happy with the really simple structure and organic growth that had helped it find its place in the organisation. Half way through the life of our bulletin board at the BBC we came under pressure to make it more structured. We came under pressure to make the forum more structured.
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APRIL 8, 2013 Organisational anarchist or corporate jester?
Please go and read the whole thing but hopefully Phillipe will excuse this extensive snip: Immanuel Kant describes anarchy as "Law and Freedom without Force" - this idea combined with one school of thought of anarchism - where the focus is on non-hierarchical organizations - was to me a kind of ultimate long term result.
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DECEMBER 4, 2011 Protecting their bollocks
Organizations fabricate these shiny images of themselves and then fight fiercely to protect them. It fascinates me the amount of effort that goes into maintaining brands. They spend loads of money polishing their shiny façades and even turn the myths inwards on their staff. But it's bollocks and we all know it. What are brands so scared of
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EUEN SEMPLE Accountability
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
This is true not just of individuals but of groups, organizations
and society itself. There is something testing about putting your thoughts in writing, especially in public. The discipline of being forced to consider “Is this really what I think? What will people’s response be when they see what I think? Will I be OK with that?” MORE >>
EUEN SEMPLE Organizations Don't Tweet now out in hardback
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
Looks like Amazon now have my book Organizations
Don't Tweet, People Do on their "shelves" ! Something I hadn't realised previously was that my publisher John Wiley & Sons is able to do special runs of the book with individualised company inserts such as a frontispiece or introduction. MORE >>
EUEN SEMPLE A healthy outlaw approach
| MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
'"To live with courage in any work or in any organization
, we must know intimately the part of us that does not give a damn about the organization
or the work. That knows how to live outside the law as well as within it. In a conversation of equals, there is all to play for. We see with the eyes of those who do not quite belong. MORE >>
EUEN SEMPLE Most social media marketing advice is rubbish
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
guess the truth is that while what Robert recommends is simple, it is also hard work - and it relies on remembering that Organizations
Don't Tweet - People Do It's a simple as that. Anything else is smoke and mirrors. Sadly all three are often combined. MORE >>
EUEN SEMPLE Vander Wal on Sharepoint
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
If your IT department has not yet deployed Sharepoint get them to read this post from Thomas Vanderwal which includes the following telling quote: “We went from 5 silos in our organization
to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. MORE >>
- Google Author Rank EUEN SEMPLE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
- When the BBC lost the plot EUEN SEMPLE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
- Note to self: EUEN SEMPLE | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
- Facebook Graph Search and your company's "digital plumage" EUEN SEMPLE | SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013
- I can feel another book coming on. EUEN SEMPLE | SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
- Learn the ropes | ZDNet.com EUEN SEMPLE | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
- Run toward the explosion EUEN SEMPLE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008
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