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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment?

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Groups are important because they enable social ties to thicken, which means they’re especially useful now to mitigate the Brownian motion of sociality on the Internet.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading. Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations. If you are working with data in any way, you need this book.

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Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social.

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5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. I’ve written about the act of curation before and yes, it’s so important it’s in the Flat Army book as well. There are many benefits to adding it as part of your company culture including the 5 I list above.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? How does your foundation translates mistakes or social media strategy that didn’t work into learning and improve what it is doing? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

As it happened, almost by accident, I saw the movie, The Social Network, last night. It’s a backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture. As I suggested in yesterday’s post, the movie reflects the fact that the startup culture is an all-male workplace.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

2020 Workplace

Harold Jarche

In The 2020 Workplace , Jeanne Meister & Karie Willyerd make 20 predictions at the end of the book. Social media literacy will be required for all employees. Connecting to online social networks for working and learning will be a fact of life much sooner than later.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase. The OpEd featured Airbnb , an online community marketplace where individuals list, find, and book accommodations around the world. This is a major cultural, as well as business step.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

The new cultural trinity that I somewhat incessantly write and speak about combines a new leadership framework for all levels of people, Enterprise 2.0 It’s our network. My Network is indeed my Net Worth. social learning social networking jon husband marshall mcluhan

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fewer still not only survive but are able to transform their culture and re-invent themselves to the degree IBM did. But beyond that, he also dealt with IBM’s culture. . These social networking capabilities remind us that humans are inherently social.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The coming world war is an all-out global war for good jobs,” argues Gallup’s Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton in a provocative new book, The Coming Jobs War. In this recent Forbes interview he said: “Gallup has discovered that having a good job is now the great global dream; it’s the number one social value for everyone. On October 31, I participated in a symposium sponsored by MIT’s Center for Digital Business on The Race Against the Machine: The Future of Technology and Employment.

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Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

” I facilitated an interactive featured session on why and how leaders should be engaged on social as well as other insiders (employees, board, and volunteers). They are passionate about your organization and social change, and will talk about it to anyone who will listen.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The OpEd is focused on Airbnb , the online platform where people list and book accommodations all over the world, which now has over 600,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And, adds Brooks, “the big thing I underestimated was the transformation of social trust.

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications. Much of the information needed to make complex decisions and learn is created for humans by humans in the form of articles, books, talks, presentations, and so on. On October 21 I participate in a Colloquium on the Frontiers of IT at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center.

Are social media killing real conversation? An antidote from John.

Steve Denning

» January 11, 2011 Are social media killing real conversation? Then I saw that Sherry Turkle has come out with a new book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011).

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth Kanter

For those of us who work on social media and networks, “content fried” is an occupational hazard. I also use a timer when I’m doing scanning my networks and time box those activities into 15-20 minute bursts. Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter

What was most exciting for me was to finally meet three people in person after following their writing, blogs, and books for almost a decade. Dave Gray : Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change. He asked to reflect on our network map.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first met Maney several years ago when he was at USA Today , and have always enjoyed his columns and books. . The Internet, software, 3D printing, social networks, cloud computing and other technologies are making this economically feasible - in fact, desirable.”.

How is the Real America Doing?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, the amplifying effects of social networks and 24/7 information channels make it even harder to find common ground and get anything done. Almost no place did this come up as an economic, cultural, or political emergency, or even as the most pressing local issue.

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Anything that resembled a physical page could now be digitized and made available over the Web, including documents, brochures, catalogs and books. This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture.

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Webster believes that 2012 will be viewed in the payments history books as a very good year. Mobile phones, cloud-based services and broadband wireless networks are the platforms now enabling such new-market , low cost disruptive innovations.

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning as well help individuals take responsibility for (and ownership of) their own personal and professional learning. Help a manager understand social engagement. Social learning

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Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success

Harold Jarche

Globalization is changing Value Creation … from tangible to intangible, as culture gets digitized. Social Media are changing Relationships … to a ubiquitously connected and pervasively proximate world. You cannot take a recipe book and create a chef.

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But we were also wondering if a library building would be needed at all in the future, given the growing digitization of books, music, videos and just about all content. . Furthermore, the Web has evolved toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. And, these social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social.

Outliers, success and chance

Harold Jarche

Like his other books, it’s an easy read with lots of anecdotes. The culture of our community strongly influences our health. This culture is more than what we see and can be affected by norms that are hundreds of years old and no longer visible. Culture can also help or hinder a society as it changes. I’ve developed skill with social media, especially blogging, amounting to close to 10,000 hours by now. Books Work

The Community Library in Our Emerging Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, we also thought a lot about the growing digitization of books, music, videos and other content. The answers to this question began to take shape as the Web continued to evolve toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. These new social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social. For example, none of us expect physical books to disappear anytime soon.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

Attendees also mentioned a need of awareness in designing ‘ backwards ‘ Finally, a culture of learning was expressly discussed. There was also a mention of looking to social networks and peer recommendations to lower the demand and facilitate self-learning.

Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

A computational world, as computer networks connect – Internet of Everything. A globally connected world, with a multitude of local cultures and competition from all directions- Geek Nation. Sense-making: Longevity | Social Intelligence: Longevity; Global.

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Will books survive? A scorecard…

David Weinberger

So what about books? After we have networked digital books, we’ll still have and produce physical books. But will physical books be as ubiquitous and culturally important as radio? In my interview with Cory Doctorow , I wondered, in the midst of an overly-elaborate three-part question, whether ebooks will provide enough of what we value about physical books (pbooks) that pbooks will lose the historic significance Cory had pointed to.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We’ve been going through a kind of digital perfect storm , where a number of major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, Internet of Things, social networks and big data and analytics. .

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AIL was founded in 2010 as part of USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism to study the transformational impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industry. They are active participants in social networks.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

The New Social Economy. In fact, Lucy has been terrific in finding new ways, like Branch , to use the social tools to facilitate a global brain around these ideas. The new social economy includes all the ways we use our private resources to create social good.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We did not look at Linux as just another operating system any more than we looked at the Internet as just another network. He explained what he meant by cognitive surplus , the theme of his 2010 book - Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. The key challenge is how to tap into this cognitive surplus resource for creative, collaborative activities, - leveraging our online tools and social networking platforms.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Media and Communications Political Issues Society and Culture

Sleepovers, Collective Intelligence and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

She recently wrote a book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother about her efforts to give her two daughters a traditional, strict Chinese upbringing. Professor Chua’s book and WSJ article attracted a lot of attention, with people arguing the pros and cons of the demanding Eastern parenting model with its emphasis on achievement , versus the permissive Western model that many would say emphasizes self-esteem instead of actual accomplishments.