Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

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SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

They will bring intellectual property and energy to the event, to see how the exceptional network present can catalyse new cross-domain ideas and innovations. There are already 150 participants and limited remaining places, but individual tickets are available until 23 August for a 50% discount using the code SWITCHVIP. The post SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Latest data: Retailers shift to social media and online

Trends in the Living Networks

This includes a survey of the use of social media by retailers, showing: - 34% monitor conversations on social media. - 29% use social media to promote their store. - 17% use social media to publicize special offers or discounts. - 16% provide services to customers on social media. The social media data above does show that an increasing proportion of retailers are engaged in entirely new approaches to promotion and engaging with their customers.

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Come experience Crowd Business Models Summit in San Francisco on October 22

Trends in the Living Networks

If you’ve got this far, you deserve the discount code FRIENDS25 for a 25% discount, though the Summit in any case is just $125 full registration. Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurship Future of business Social networks UncategorizedMy book Getting Results From Crowds was designed as a highly practical overview of how to create value using crowdsourcing.

Dave Snowden - Untitled Article

Dave Snowden

Earlier in the month I wrote two posts on networks, and in the second gave the first public airing to one of the most important developments of the last few years namely entangled trios. We will cover the nature and limitations of social network analysis. DRAFT IN PROGRESS. .

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses

Dave Snowden

Book now – Early Bird discount has been extended to 22nd June, with savings of up to £379. Book with Early Bird discount and save up to SGD590. Book with Early Bird discount and save up to $499. Day 3 covers: working with and disrupting cognitive bias, mapping knowledge flows in contrast with process, and stimulating social network creation and density. Discounts. Contact Lisa at training@cognitive-edge.com for more details and discount codes.

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Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. The allure of social business is captivating. and learning networks.

On Research and Academic Diversity

George Siemens

Before networks in education were cool enough to attract MacArthur Foundation, there were open online course and people writing about connectivism and networked knowledge. One approach is to emphasize loosely coupled networks organized by ideals through social media. This isn’t to discount social networked organization or alt-ac. In my previous post, I mentioned the release of our report Preparing for the Digital University.

Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Day 3 covers: working with and disrupting cognitive bias, mapping knowledge flows in contrast with process, and stimulating social network creation and density. Early bird and bulk discounts are available - so bring your colleagues and book early. Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. As 2014 closes with a full-to-capacity series of CSM courses in London, we’re delighted to announce the first Cynefin and Sense-Making courses of 2015.

Only people can let knowledge flow

Harold Jarche

I felt that my network, my trusted network which I worked hard to maintain, cultivate, nurture, trust and grow was going to be exploited by other individuals within the organisation who saw me as their ‘free ride’ to some quick answers. If there is a genuine, authentic opportunity to share and learn and be respectful of each other’s networks then I have no problem with it at all.

Quinnovation ‘Down Under’

Clark Quinn

Finally, I’ll be running a General Session on Social Networks for Talent Management. If you’re thinking about attending, they’ve let me offer a 10% discount if you use the code ‘CQ11′ Also, I’ve some calendar space before and after. games mobile social strategy

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ll discuss this too. -- Let''s let Dron introduce connectivism: The Connectivist account of individual learning, in which the nervous system is understood as a neural network with emergent properties and behaviours resulting from its connections that we describe as ''learning'', is certainly compelling. There is one trivial sense in which every theorist agrees that learning is based on a neural network as described - they agree because they have to.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

This includes a revamped approach to decision mapping within organisations along with building and creating social networks. There are discounts if you have been before and want an update as well as for bulk bookings. A core part of Cognitive Edge's mission/business is education and our courses have developed over the years in a messily coherent way. In the early days it was a two day moveable feast and I ran them all with a co-facilitator at most of them.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Trends in the Living Networks

Today I launch my 12 Themes for 2012, in conjunction with Future Exploration Network. Our privacy has been gradually eroding for years, as social networks mine and use our personal information, and marketers piece together the profusion of data they have gathered on who we are and how we buy. From the early seeds of Occupy Wall Street far broader movements question institutions and structures, fragmenting social opinion, and flowing through to significant change.

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The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Next month I’m lucky enough to be doing the keynote at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco to share some ideas from my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” winner of the 2013 Terry McAdam Nonprofit book award. Darian offers up this social media insight called the Burrito Principle. This is the time you should should be posting and engaging on social channels. Flickr Photo: Mr. T in DC.

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Luis Suarez

But today I just want to highlight his, once again, brilliant insights around the area of Social Business and the Social Enterprise, because a couple of his recent blog posts have pretty much nailed it for yours truly on why social networking for business makes sense, business sense, that is. “[…] They [Corporations] bet on short memories and the healing power of marketing dollars, commercials and discounts.

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Trends in the Living Networks

Networked or Not? Many dive headlong into a world of always-on connection, open social networks, and oversharing. Determined debt avoidance will push discount hunting and postponement of desire. Social News Curation. Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of humanity Social media Social trends Technology trends 2011 future trends zeitgeist

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Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Trends in the Living Networks

What we knew as media has exploded far beyond its traditional boundaries to encompass most social activity, how organizations function, and indeed the creation of almost all economic value. 2.Every business and social activity is a form of media. Our social lives are manifestations of media. As organizations shift to networks, transcending workplaces, success will be driven by how well they can attract the most talented, those who can choose where, how, and why they work.

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Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

This transformation keeps gathering speed, as we transition from the connected economy of PCs, browsers and web servers to our increasingly hyperconnected economy of smart mobile devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks. In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. July, 2012.

Refuting Every Point

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The things advocated by technologists - everything from serious games to social networking to online writing to immersive simulations - have been tried and tested. But don't discount the value and honor in learning a craft or a research-based profession and doing it very, very well. It's not often that you get a serties of points like this just begging to be refuted : > I don't think most of us want our dentists to be "out of the box" thinkers. I do.

You are the last piece in the puzzle

Mind Hacks

The Economist has an excellent article that discusses the increasingly diverse ways in which information from your social network – drawn from services like Facebook, or from telephone calls or payment patterns – are being used to obtain personal information about you. The trick, then, is to identify such trendsetting subscribers and keep them on board with special discounts and promotions. Link to ‘Untangling the social web’ Tags: Theory Togethernes

[newmedia] Richard Edelman

David Weinberger

Companies need to cultivate social value as well as stakeholder value. “Digital is inherently social and rewards those who are in a community role.&# Users want companies to be socially responsible. Also, “social search,&# e.g., searches at Twitter. Engage “embassies&# inside social networks, to egage in the conversation. Upon completion, they get a fuel discount. Tags: newmedia pr marketing news broadcast social_media

The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

It is free for PANPA members and very inexpensive for others, including discounts for members of industry partners, so if you’re in Sydney I hope to see you there. Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media. Mobile ad networks such as iAd and AdMob will not generate as much revenue as in-house sales. Social media and social news.

Won and done

Doc Searls

Being the mayor of some food joint might win you a discount or a freebie if the establishment is so inclined. Ante last week in The Wall Street Journal , begins with this: Foursquare doesn’t want to be another popular—but unprofitable—social network. Berkman Business Friends Fun Future Geography history Ideas Live Web Personal Photography Places problems Research Social Technology Travel VRMOkay, my foursquare experiment is over.

Book week

Doc Searls

Generations of marketers have been brought up on an adversarial view of the customer, the target, the win… In all the discussions we’ve had here in Forbes about social business we have yet to stray into the use and purpose of social data, as if we too largely accept that the adversarial view is the only one. To get off the discounting drug, it helps to know that businesses can survive–and thrive–without Groupons, or coupons, or any gimmick at all.

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A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. This, however, is not a social effect. This may be “social,&# but only in a very loose sense. For what it’s worth, I use Google’s services for many different things (docs, self-organized groups, mail de-spamming), but “social&# stuff is not among them. The seond is “social.&# Art Business Personal Social

CPsquare’s Connected Futures Workshop

Nancy White

We are using Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom as our home base this round (we vary each time to add to our own learning!) Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of practice is a five-week workshop for community managers, designers and conveners to explore social strategies and tools to support them (referred to by some as Web2.0). Articulate strategies to introduce new social technologies to a community (Domain and Practice).

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation. Phase 2: A community of practice, a network of learning.

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter

This guest post is a summary of a longer piece posted on The Whitman Institute ’s website titled From The Kids’ Table To The Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks. Co-authored by the Institute’s Executive Director John Esterle, Malka Kopell and Palma Strand, the article discusses a new project named “The Civity Networks Project,” a collaborative effort between the institute and the Silicon Valley Community. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard.

Three Tips To Improve Social Media Results

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In this post, Craig offers a few tips on using social media for nonprofits. I’m happy to see the first recommendation to encourage social media in the board room a topic I first wrote about almost two years ago and devoted a whole chapter to it in my book, “ The Networked Nonprofit “ On Friday, Craig Newmark is one of the speakers at The San Francisco Social Media for Nonprofits takes place on November 4 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre.

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Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Instructor: Nancy White , Full Circle Associates Tuition: $750 (10% discount for groups of 5 or more or members of 501(C)3 non profit or international NGO organizations.) World Explore a variety of tools, such as blogs, wikis, social network tools and others and consider how facilitation might be done. Nancy is a skilled online host and facilitator who actively hones her craft on both social conversational sites and focused, work-related online communities.

Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Instructor: Nancy White , Full Circle Associates Tuition: $750 (10% discount for groups of 5 or more or members of 501(C)3 non profit or international NGO organizations.) World Explore a variety of tools, such as blogs, wikis, social network tools and others and consider how facilitation might be done. Nancy is a skilled online host and facilitator who actively hones her craft on both social conversational sites and focused, work-related online communities.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Kindle: Tom Crawford Executes a Perfect Double Rebuttal with a Twist

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox and Opera.You Are Both Pissing Me Off!! Tom argues that there are two operant biz models, sell the device at a loss and make money off the books or discount the books and pop people for the cost+profit on the device. Main | Generational Change in the U.S.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Ghost Map

Steven Berlin Johnson

April 04, 2006 in Cities | Permalink Comments Steven, If you would like to spend a few days in San Francisco early in May with a lot of people who are thinking deeply about Networks, visualizations, and other related topics, I'd like to invite you to MeshForum 2006 which I am organizing May 7-9 in San Francisco. Our themes this year are understanding social networks (especially very large scale ones) and visualization and visual thinking.

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Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). If so, then the mathematics describing the difficusion of technology will be the same as the mathematics underlying social network theory.