Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. For organizations to fuel their own growth and innovation (and survival), leadership must be willing to offer a new model of interaction – a new leadership model of collaboration – if they want to exist in the future. Wikis, blogs, microblogging, video-sharing are all very important aspects of an organization’s culture.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. The clip itself describes, pretty nicely, the background of the emerging social networking world as part of a larger ecosystem where complexity, globalisation, people movements, the financial crisis, urbanisations, outsourcing, women in the workplace / society, collaborative software, disruptive innovations, etc.

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Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond personal blogs like mine, there are now many different kinds of blogs including group blogs where posts are written by more than one author; microblogs, including the many posted in Twitter and Facebook; institutional blogs from a company, government agency or other organization; and topical blogs on all kinds of genres - politics, health, travel, gardening, parenting, and so on.

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

Luis Suarez

But it looks like, apparently, there are some potential risks along the way: mainly, knowledge workers not wanting to participate (through blogging or microblogging, as primary examples) due to lack of time , since their day to day workflow seems to be interrupted abruptly due to that lack of integration of social technologies into where the real work happens. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Luis Suarez

The use case for microblogging that he gets to share as part of that story is fantastic! Eventually, with the end result of promoting such rampant innovation inspired by a engaged, transparent and nimble set of interactions and conversations for which most knowledge workers would probably wonder why they didn’t start much sooner! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Social Computing

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

Luis Suarez

After all, Twitter is all about microblogging, right? Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and GadgetsOver three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. I wasn’t enjoying it much back in those days.

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

And then people keep telling me that they don’t see the business value of using Status Updates, Activity Streams, Microblogging , Microsharing or whatever other fancy term to go along with one of my favourite quotes as of late: “ narrate your work; it will make you smarter. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

Microblogging is new. Dave Pollard’s notion of critical thinking overlaps Harold’s PKM model: Convergence Improving the process of Innovation Web 2.0Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc. Harold asked himself, “What is it I actually do?&#. “Sorting&# means filtering one’s sources.

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What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Now, innovation often goes the other way. Twitter hosts more than 10 million microblogs and is growing at 1200+% a year. Tags: innovation I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers. The space program put men on the moon and gave us Tang for breakfast. Things start with consumers and are later adopted by corporations. Take blogs, for example.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Last Wednesday, Paul did a wonderful job covering one of my favourite topics as of late: Twitter for Business and over the course of nearly one hour he covered all of the fundamental aspects of how to explore and take advantage of the huge potential behind microblogging / microsharing by using Twitter to reach out to your customers, fellow business partners or other knowledge workers / thought leaders from the industry and engage in meaningful conversations.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine your business having an Enterprise microblogging platform, whether internal or external, behaving in such way for days, if not months already? Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingOver the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around.

Gotta Share! – The Ultimate Conference Event Experience

Luis Suarez

Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Social Computing

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Slowly, but steadily, move away from it, specially, for internal collaboration amongst employees and, instead, rely on both social networking and real-time collaborative tools, like blogs, wikis, microblogs, instant messaging, emeetings, etc. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise #lawwe A-World-Without-Email

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Microblogging or microsharing , the lowest common denominator to dive into the social software world; the one key component from the Enterprise social software landscape that will require very little effort as far as the buy-in is concerned, but that would provide a tremendous amount of added value, as I have mentioned already on a good number of different blog posts , on this very same topic.

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

Luis Suarez

Another reason why I treasure Tweetbot a great deal is that it doesn’t have all of the new distracting capabilities from Twitter that don’t add up much overall into the value add of the whole microblogging concept, which is pretty neat, because it just helps me focus on the conversations themselves and ignore everything else. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

What are Emergent Cities? - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS Ive been following quite closely the musings of a number of people who are sharing inspired thinking about the intersection of social capital, entrepreneurship, knowledge, innovation, money, and finance. Most of these people are now aware of one another and adeptly making use of microblogging — talking AND listening — to become acquainted with one another and building mutual trust and knowledge. innovation. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo.

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

owork; perhaps one of my favourite interest areas as of late, specially when thinking about how microblogging and activity streams could help out tremendously in moving forward that clarity, openness, transparency within any business. . IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingWhat an exciting 10 days it’s been so far! Absolutely wonderful!

Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

We may execute individually, but the innovations, the changes, the needed learning happens by dialog. Microblogging (e.g. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more?

The 7 c’s of natural learning

Clark Quinn

By using tools like blogs for recording and sharing personal learning and information updates, wikis to collaborate, discussion forums to converse, and blogs and microblogs to track what others think are important, we provide ways to naturally learn together. However, real learning involves research, design, problem-solving, creativity, innovation, experimentation, etc. Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network.

A Company's Four Seasons

Martijn Linssen

They dont have an R&D budget, but talk a lot about innovation. Innovation is at its peak: new ideas, inventions and / or implementations flow freely. Innovation has become less of a primary objective, as there are now multitudes of customers and employees to take care of: it is them who made the company big Stage 3: Outside-in Comparable to Autumn, the fruits are gone, the growth is over: the company shrinks. Even mentioning the word innovation equals the death penalty.

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

Andy McAfee

’ This world is marked by blogs and microblogs, video and audio, professional and personal social networks, lead generation and tracking, and non-sleazy SEO. The Web, the Cloud , device innovation, entrepreneurship, and customers who are willing to try something new are quickly bringing us into a new, much more digital era in business.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Microsoft and Cloud - they.

Martijn Linssen

No, not at all Cloud is the greatest threat to the innovation-free monopoly with which Microsoft luckily achieved world domination in the last 2 decades. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

We also have rich new ways to interact from microblogs to wikis (collaborative documents). There is also recognition that the model of individual innovation is broken, and that working together is far superior to working alone. The critical component for organizations to thrive is to couple optimal execution (the result of training and performance support) with continual innovation (which does not come from training).

The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam

Martijn Linssen

From Leonardo da Vinci to Benjamin Franklin, we have relied on Polymaths to innovate and find creative solutions to the problems of the day. A former Gartner analyst and PwC consultant, he is now a prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation on his "New Florence, New Renaissance" blog and about waste in technology on his "Deal Architect" blog. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is.

Friday’s Finds #26

Harold Jarche

A burning platform for an innovation economy and transforming education. Video : Discussions about using Twitter and microblogging in education. What I learned on Twitter this past week: Work. The Taylorist Stranglehold on buildings, management & IT via @drmcewan. “Hierarchies aren’t evil, networks aren’t chaotic. Both are incarnations of the same structures in the semi-ordered domain that is human life&# @tonzylstra. via @skap5 – 17.5% unemployed or underemployed.

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

So, my conclusion: at best these companies treat innovation and training as hidden costs - and certainly not as an opportunity Next post will be the non-classical system integrators: Indian players In the final post, Ill compare them all and have a little chat about cost, margins and the very near future for all players. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

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How Chatter made Marc humble

Martijn Linssen

No comment Lets take a look at monetising this state-of-the-art app: According to Benioff, the customer can save “millions of dollars&# by using the service cloud and its “next-generation&# innovations. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice?

Want another Apple? No thanks?!

Martijn Linssen

Oh wait, they are very innovative, right? On average, Apple spends 3% of revenue on R&D - thats even less than SAP, IBM, Oracle or even HP - making Apple the least innovative company on paper There. Apple sells hardware and is the least innovative company around. Im not saying it should end - heck Apple is to the world what the world was to Microsoft Windows: an endless innovator filling the gaps. Business or Pleasure? -

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?

Martijn Linssen

This is how innovation happens and keeps this space moving forward. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 25 November 2010 Klout. Coffin. Who cares?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: a simple.

Martijn Linssen

Vinnies main message: its an age of AND, not OR - abundantly proving so by giving tailor-made examples of companies combining all sorts of tech and non-tech innovations in order to ameliorate a companys general (dis)position It never is about black or white, it always is about the sheer endless surface of greyscale in between: where do we take position? Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

On value and valuation

Doc Searls

At this point in history, Twitter soaks up nearly all the oxygen the microblogging room. Thus there is no widely adopted open infrastructure for microblogging. This earliest era of the Net’s history is one in which even the innovative companies follow industrial models of command and control.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Sending one-way emails to their subordinates, creating Innovation Programmes in perfect isolation, populating those with their next-of-kin, preaching New Ways but practicing Old Ways, adding and adding to the already abundant overhead, suffocating any margin there is. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

Though triggered by tech usage patterns, these will be reliant more on the mental model innovation rather than tech innovations that the various vendors claim to be doing. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Reframing the news

Doc Searls

In the early days Twitter was called a “microblogging” platform. This last semester I worked for awhile with a small group of students in one of Clay’s classes, consulting The Guardian — one of the world’s most innovative news organizations. …all experience is an arch wherethrough. Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades. For ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end… — Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ulysses.

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Filtering is about trust

Harold Jarche

JaneBozarth [ Jane was looking for some case studies on Twitter in the workplace]: microblogging at Qualcomm & Qualitative Study on Micro-blogging at Work. It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There's a lot of serious thinking happening about things like federated social networks (including ActivityPub, decentralized IDs, Mastodon, WebMentions, microblogs, and much more) as well as cloud-based learning networks, data-driven learning resources, and more. If you're relying on journal articles to understand ed tech, then you're years behind, you're missing most of the story, and you're crediting the wrong people for innovation.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

Not exactly innovation - on the last I honestly would love to see governments recover royalties from these sw companies - they define new laws, payroll algorithms etc that vendors then code. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, to be valued What does the Social Customer give? Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use In retrospect 2000-2010: omphaloskepsis ruled The evident relationship between solar and ice? Business or Pleasure? -

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. As social learning began to create a buzz, LMS vendors have responded by tacking blogs and microblogs (tweet streams) onto their registration and delivery systems. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance.

Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)

Clark Quinn

You can blog your thoughts, microblog what you’re looking at, make your interim representations available as collaborative documents, there are many ways to make your work transparent. And that’s the key to the continual innovation that will be the only sustainable differentiator. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Others might steal your ideas.