Why Facebook entering the world of work is an advertising goldmine. #facebookatwork

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So, Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch announced that Facebook has finally entered the world of work. As far as the consumer market goes, think about it: Facebook is worth 212 billion dollars by having a strong hold on our actions, interests, and preferences from 5pm to 9am and some fraction of your work day. If only it could […]

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Why true disruption requires putting the last mile, first.

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I have a deep aversion to the word disruption. Mostly because in the context of innovation in technology, it’s carelessly used to invoke sensationalism that just ends up blurring the lines between baby and bath water. We saw this movie before with Facebook-esq Social Business where the use of the term ‘disruptive’ by some in […]

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Dream a little Dream: SAP Jam named leader in IDC Marketscape.

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This one is personal. For me and everyone on our team. IDC has just named SAP a leader in Enterprise Social Software and it represents another big milestone. In the Spring of 2012 soon after I joined SAP, my product and sales teams gathered at a little motel off a Atlanta highway to white board how […]

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The Dollar Shave Club of Everything

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Summary: Whilst technology has significantly brought costs of production and distribution down, for consumers or businesses the cost of goods we procure has remained as high as ever. But that’s about to change. The systematic dismantling of unit cost economics of existing markets across many industries is now underway. Jonathan Rothberg has raised $100 million to […]

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The Emerging Networks of Record

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The distinction between Geoffrey Moore’s Systems of Record and Systems of Engagement concepts is a hot topic amongst organizational leaders today. A quick primer, courtesy Wikipedia: Whilst a system of record (SOR) is the authoritative data source for a given data element (e.g. CRM, ERP and Supply Chain Management), systems of engagement (SOE) “focus on people, not processes”. Texting, Twitter, […]

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Looking for digital signals at #HRTechConf

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Heading to the 17th annual HR Tech Conference in Vegas this coming week for a day. The Human Resources domain is becoming increasingly more important because for every line of business… …the world of recording transactions and expertise and performance and other metadata about work, and where work gets done will need to be increasingly […]

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This (Digital) Transformation will be Productized

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The wires seemed to be clogged with article over article about whether the CMO is more powerful than the CIO in the age of digital transformation when really, there is a far more foundational issue for CEOs to deal with and that’s the role of product, and subsequently, what being a product manager entails, and the CEOs competency […]

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