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Why Should We Care About Rising Inequality?

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I’ve been asked this question by a few people recently, none of them hardhearted let-them-eat-cakers.

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The Pathetic Pundit Playbook

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Based on this impressive track record the New York Times hosted his fivethirtyeight blog this year. ” As this graph from the Simply Statistics blog shows, Silver’s 2012 predictions were amazingly accurate.

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Free and Cheaper: The World’s Best News

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This applies not only to code, by also to many kinds of information, from Wikipedia articles to Twitter updates to blog posts like this one. The speed with which our economies and societies are digitizing continues to astonish.

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Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

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Narrating your work via blogs or microblogs so that others can find you and access your expertise is a great standalone use case, as is narrating your ignorance — asking questions to the enterprise as a whole without guessing in advance who will know the answer. Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done.

Google Plus and The Social Media Moonshot

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I maintain two different personal blogs because I imagine that the people who are interested in my work-related thoughts and my nonwork ones are at least somewhat different groups, and I don’t want to burden people who are interested in technology with my insights(?) Like a lot of other people, when I first started using Google Plus I was most intrigued by its notion of circles — groups of people you establish based on whatever criteria you like.

Real Insights about Artificial Intelligence

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Because we didn’t discuss blogging groundrules I’ll not disclose the attendees here, except to note that my Race Against the Machine coauthor Erik Brynjolfsson was there.

When Regulators Attack: Cambridge and Uber

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As Uber summarized on its blog: these regulations would: Set a $50 minimum price for any non-taxi car ride, regardless of time or distance. ” according to Uber’s blog.

Why Is Customer Service Still So Lousy? Monopolist (i.e. Comcast) Edition

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The only way to get through these experiences was to treat them as tests of my patience, tell myself that they were great blog fodder, and try to see the humor in them (as if I were the King of Swamp Castle instructing his guards ; this honestly helped).

Will Capitalism and Democracy Soon Be Passé?

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Volunteerism and altruism are powerful forces, and people produce plenty of Wikipedia articles, blog posts, and restaurant reviews without a profit motive, but I’m cautious about reading too much into these phenomena.

The Race, the Cloud, the Blog

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I’ve not been blogging here as heavily lately. But self-publishing the book and then talking about it have taken up a lot of time recently, which has reduced blogging bandwidth. All of which has taken me away from contributing to this blog as frequently.

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‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

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which has been conveyed in articles, my book, and this blog. When I was a first year doctoral student at Harvard Business School in 1994-5, we took a fascinating yearlong course called “Basic Readings in Administrative Theory&# (OK, it was probably only fascinating if you were a geek). It involved reading close to a book a day, and touched on most of the major areas of business scholarship, including strategy, innovation, and org structure.

HubSpot and RentJuice: When New Technologies Meet Old Ways of Working

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’ This world is marked by blogs and microblogs, video and audio, professional and personal social networks, lead generation and tracking, and non-sleazy SEO. One of the themes I keep harping on here, over at HBR.org , and elsewhere is that digitization is pervasive — it’s affecting every part of the business world. More and more, I struggle to find any industry, company, process, task, or function that’s not being affected these days by technology.

Race Against the Machine: The Book and the Blurbs

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We’ve started up a website for the book, which has its own blog. Erik Brynjolfsson and I have just published our new book Race Against the Machine : How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. It’s an ebook available for sale at Amazon (other ebook formats coming soon).

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I Know It When I See It

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc.

Here’s the Difference Between Repeating Slogans and Understanding a Concept

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for it), just check out this March 17 post by Richard Posner over at the Becker-Posner blog. If you want to see the difference between sophisticated and unsophisticated thinking and writing about technology’s effects on the workforce, look no further than two recent posts, both from the conservative side of the house.

Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0? Luc Gendron February 24, 2009 at 7:07 am Refering to your blog's title, what if the best result would come up from a combined approach? i.e. What books I read, what blogs I write, what movies I see … needs to have history before I can collect all that information and make some judgments based on that.

I Co-Wrote a Book. You’ll be Hearing About It…

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This post is to let people know that 2MA is coming, and that both before and after its publication I’ll be talking about it a fair bit in many venues: the mainstream media; Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn ; my HBR blog and this one; and just about anyplace else that will have me.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken June 29 2009 Comments to this post The Enterprise 2.0 Many attendees were tweeting diligently throughout the event using the above hashtags, and have also used them to point to their blog posts and other related writings. It’s a little bit highfalutin for a blog post about software adoption, but I don’t care.

It’s Like This… : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS It’s Like This… January 8 2009 Comments to this post A little while back interviewer extraordinaire Charlie Rose invited me and SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker to talk with him about IT, particularly enterprise software, and its impact on business and competition. This blog post seems to support your argument (to me nayway)!:

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 In an Apr 9, 2009 blog post ( [link] ) Andrew Gent did a great job responding to the question: ".

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc. Excellent blog post Prof.

Migration

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Migration by Andrew McAfee on January 20, 2009 I’m moving this blog over to andrewmcafee.org/blog. The look and feel of the new blog will be different, and I’ll try to take advantage of some of the capabilities offered by the WordPress platform, but the content will be the same. John February 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm I'll make sure to check out the new blog.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. For an example of this in action, see this blog post.

Ideabox for #andyasks

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Ideabox for #andyasks by Andrew McAfee on February 12, 2009 Late in 2008 I started asking a question every day on Twitter. In a November 2008 blog post I talked about what kinds of questions I was planning to ask: “I have no clear idea what I’ll ask about over time.

I'm Over Here Now…

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I’m Over Here Now… by Andrew McAfee on January 20, 2009 This is my first post in my new blog home, and the first using the WordPress platform. My blogging career to date has consisted almost entirely of typing posts into a text box then hitting ‘Publish,’ and I’m eager to become more proficient. This should work with hosted blogs like yours too.

Have Things Really Been THAT Bad?

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Have Things Really Been THAT Bad? by Andrew McAfee on January 21, 2009 A recent tweet by @rossdawson alerted me to a new post by Oliver Young at his Strategic Heading blog titled “Web 2.0 I am no academic about this matter, but nevertheless I’ve written a blog post about it on my name link provided.

Taking to the Airwaves

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Taking to the Airwaves by Andrew McAfee on November 18, 2008 I’ll be on Federal News Radio 1500 shortly after 4 pm this afternoon (East Coast Time) to talk with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris about president-elect Obama’s proposed US CTO post, which I blogged about here.

Chapter 1 of Enterprise 2

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Chapter 1 of Enterprise 2 by Andrew McAfee on June 16, 2009 Harvard Business Press has made the first chapter of my book Enterprise 2.0: by Andrew McAfee | Compliance Building blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0

The Fellowship of the Net

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Fellowship of the Net by Andrew McAfee on May 26, 2009 Even though I’m heading down the river to a sweet gig at MIT , my affiliation with Harvard will continue. I am confident that my association with the Center will give me plenty to think (and blog) about. { Leave a Comment blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: What’s Coming Out of the Wall?

The Diminishment of Don Draper

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Diminishment of Don Draper by Andrew McAfee on May 29, 2009 I am a huge fan of the TV series “ Mad Men ,&# which has aired for two seasons on AMC. As you know, I blogged a bit about that: [link].). Here’s a suggestion about ideas in your blog that would take you in a different direction. lemon detox diet July 11, 2009 at 1:40 am Superb blog!

What's Coming Out of the Wall?

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet What’s Coming Out of the Wall? I’ll blog more about this event later; I’m still wrapping my mind around what I learned. eriklue May 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm Mr. McAfee, I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. I started typing a comment a few days ago and figured it was getting a bit too long, so I made it into a full blog entry over on our site.

Hello world!

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT There’s nothing here. If there were posts in the database, you’d be seeing them. Try creating a post , and see if that solves your problem. Follow me on twitter Featured About Andrew McAfee Enterprise 2.0:

Judging by the Cover…

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Judging by the Cover… by Andrew McAfee on May 1, 2009 In the interests of naked self-promotion I wanted to show off the cover to my book Enterprise 2.0 : New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges , which will be published this fall by Harvard Business School Press. The book covers and expands on many topics discussed in this blog.

On Walking out of the Classroom

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet On Walking out of the Classroom by Andrew McAfee on April 24, 2009 My MBA class finished today, and the end of the semester is, as always, marked by a sense of relief. Looking forward to your insights from MIT via the blog and Twitter. Luckily we all get to be virtual students thanks to Twitter and the blog.

Three Mantras

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Three Mantras by Andrew McAfee on April 29, 2009 Imagine an employee, consultant, or management guru making a presentation five years ago to Verizon’s senior executives on how that company should improve its customer service. BTW – It was your tweet about this blog that brought me here sooner rather than later (if at all).

The Art of Community Building: Two Views

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Art of Community Building: Two Views by Andrew McAfee on April 10, 2009 Intellipedia mavens Sean Dennehy and Don Burke were guests in my MBA course yesterday, and once again wowed my students. 9 comments… read them below or add one } immunity April 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm Thank you for your blogs and inspiration.

“17 Things we Used to Do”

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. Great blog post! It's blogging for the texters.

“17 Things we Used to Do”

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. Great blog post! It's blogging for the texters.

Time to Settle Up: 100 Tweets Tomorrow

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Time to Settle Up: 100 Tweets Tomorrow by Andrew McAfee on March 7, 2009 As I wrote earlier , because Amy Senger was able to stay off Twitter for a week, I lost a bet and now have to be a highly active contributor for a day.

The Good and Bad Kinds of Crowds

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Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Good and Bad Kinds of Crowds by Andrew McAfee on March 21, 2009 This past week I rolled out a couple Enterprise 2.0 -ish Could you advertise the time, date, hashtag & lecture topic on the blog a few days beforehand and so involve those not in the room. I will now read you blog more often.