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The Untold Costs of Social Networking

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Even in school you should be aware of the information you make public #privacy pic.twitter.com/6z1FaPbFKR.

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

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It’s when we switch from good old information into conversation. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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What’s Your Purpose?

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There are plenty of them that will always tell you that they are doing much much better than the competition, so they will flood you with all sorts of information, brochures and marketing speak on features and capabilities on a certain product, etc.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

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and Social Business, never mind Digital Transformation, there is very very little information available about what’s happening on the inside. Yet, there is hardly any information about newcomers, about their own internal digital transformation through a combination of both Enterprise 2.0

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

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It’s just like we are finally breaking free from that “information is power” yoke to fully comprehend we cannot longer neglect, nor ignore, what we were born to live by in the first place: share our knowledge openly. A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

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Quite the opposite, in most cases, the center of gravity has been, finally, lowered down tremendously, to the point where it’s through those informal social networks and communities they themselves co-facilite the ones who will be defining what work needs to get done and with whom.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

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Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

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Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

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And if there is a topic dear to my heart around learning and education in general, specifically, in a corporate environment, that would have to be Informal / Social Learning. 8 Reasons to Focus on Informal & Social Learning.

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

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Lots of questions looking for an answer, I suppose, but, for now, what I do know is that deleting my LinkedIn identity was an educated and informed personal choice. I wouldn’t want to treat my customers like LinkedIn’s treating theirs, that’s why it’s my informed personal choice to have deleted my profile in there and figure out how I can move on without it.

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

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And as a teaser, here’s a golden quote that he reproduced from the thought provoking keynote session from another good friend, the always inspiring, mind-blowing, John Hagel , which highlights pretty much where we are today: “Information is power.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

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Information Mavens. Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking.

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

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So when things break loose and information gathering becomes of paramount importance, more specifically, in a rather short period of time, Twitter is probably as good as it gets. Information Density: This is also perhaps one of my favourite use cases for Twitter as well.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

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How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

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Go and have a look into John’s latest take on how wild ducks, trust agents and intrapreneurs are continuing to take the corporate world by storm gathering informally in groups, whether teams, networks or communities, amongst several others (John mentions a few of them as well!)

The Essence of Connected Learning

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In that video we get to see how a few folks get to describe Connected Learning itself as a “ model of learning that holds out the possibility of reimagining the experience of education in the information age.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

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Specially, how he describes in a very inspirational manner one of the activities that we seem to be very good at in the world of the Internet: build an Information Mosaic around us through critical thinking , i.e. checking various different news sources, our social networks, our tippers, etc.

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…

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Clearly we do have leading examples like Finland or Denmark, so what’s stopping us from truly empowering us to fully live the Social Web the way it was meant to be all along for all of us : universal, pervasive, free access to information, knowledge, AND connections, i.e. the people?

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

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Imagine if all of a sudden you stop attending meetings you are not supposed to, or reject those other ones where they are asking for your information and contribution when all of that data is readily available out there.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

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I can’t remember when was the last time that I updated my Curriculum Vitae. Actually, that’s not accurate. Of course, I do. It was around beginning of 2009 and it surely sounds like ages ago!

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

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People were informed ahead of time of what I was about to start and became aware what was going on, without having to get asked multiple times what was going on … .

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

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In a rather insightful blog post (“ Fear of Freedom “) my good friend Euan Semple quotes: “ Our old worlds of corporate stability are crumbling – the job for life, status and authority from a fixed place in the hierarchy, individual certainty at the price of loss of soul.

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

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He also mentions how Mergers & Acquisitions have got the perfect use case for social business in helping teams, organisations and whatever other groupings get to know each other much easier by having information and knowledge flow naturally from knowledge worker to knowledge worker.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

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“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. Stewart, (Journalist & Author) is probably one of my all time favourite quotes that my good friend David Gurteen keeps sharing every so often in a couple of places.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

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When was the last time that you, as a knowledge worker, received some kind of formal, (or informal) training, or education, for that matter around how to collaborate effectively, or share your knowledge in a much more open, transparent and public manner? Trying to find key information. Ok, back to Social Business.

Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness

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It looks like this is the year of Transformation, of Change, of Thinking Forward -out of the box- in terms of what may well be awaiting us in the next 5 to 10 years, within the corporate world, trying to figure out what next. Or, better said, where to next.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

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Even more so, every single presentation that I do nowadays starts with the same mantra: inform, inspire, motivate.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

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Digital Information Goes Online.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

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Management needs to understand that this is no longer about command and control, managing your employee workforce to make the decisions for them, but it’s about how you lead them, as a servant leader, to make proper business decisions with the information freely available through networks by providing proper counselling and support vs. becoming the main obstacle.

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

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And there I was, from feeling a bit uncomfortable, tense, perhaps a tad too nervous about what was happening, waiting for more news to come through, I got all I needed : the right information to reassure me (us all, in the end) we were being taken good care of. .

Whatever Happened to Critical Thinking?

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‘ Although we have the infinite opportunity to learn and consider opposing views, the level of critical thinking may be no better today than the people who had access to no information in the 1800s.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

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Understanding there would eventually need to be bridges being built up to allow for knowledge and information to flow freely, amongst the various different working styles, and with as little friction as possible.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

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That’s the full impression you will get as well from this keynote and it’s all probably down to his perception of how we are all Irrational creatures , pattern based intelligences , and not information processing devices.

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace

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feels very much threatened by this new way of interacting and participating called social networks where information is on longer power, and where we are transitioning from knowledge stocks into knowledge flows (cf.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

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Information Sharing: Along the lines of sharing links to interesting Web sites, blog posts, etc. In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

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Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

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One of my all time favourite social networking tools for informal learning , as well as information discovery, on a good range of interesting and relevant topics, and specially Enterprise 2.0 / Social Computing and Social Business as of late is Slideshare.

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

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In short, our brains seem to process information and knowledge much better in small fragments than with the whole picture.

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

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Indeed, the amount of informal gatherings, parties, cocktails, receptions, dinners, drinks at the bars, etc. Yesterday was my last vacation day and today, once again, to kick off another exciting year ahead of living social , and a few other things, I am sure!,