Digitizing vs Digitally Transforming. #CeBIT14

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CeBIT 2014 was an incredible event last week. My second time speaking, my keynote this year was in the social business arena hosted by Kongress Media and covered a topic that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as we move past transactions business and well past social business, both from a customer and a product / […]

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On Satya Nadella and being Indian….

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The ethnic conclusions implied in the title of this Bloomberg article “Why Microsoft and Everyone Else loves Indian CEOs” makes me really uncomfortable. To be clear, I am very proud that someone from my  ”-’hood” made it to the top of the heap. But what I celebrate here the most is not necessarily that Satya is […]

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Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?

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As someone who leads products and even before I did, I’ve never understood the obsession with feeds and activity streams in the context of enterprise social software applications or for that matter, enterprise software applications. The bedrock of the fabled “Facebook for the Enterprise” meme was the feed and enterprise software applications rushed to re-produce […]

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Social Media: Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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Nora Aufreiter, Julien Boudet and Vivian Weng at McKinsey and Co. have published some excellent research on the current state of consumer email that came my way via my old pal and newly minted colleague, Maggie Fox. Just as Altimeter Research founder Charlene Li’s work on internal social technology usage showed less than what you might […]

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pretzel logic: l’acte deux

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Five years ago I started this blog because I felt really strongly about an ill conceived contention in a blog post about the promise of RSS. Hours before I read that post, I had no intention or desire to blog but I felt really strongly about my PoV and decided to put up a blog […]

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Process, Data, Content….and your People

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2013 SAPPHIRE NOW / ASUG , SAPs flagship user conference was a big one for me and our Enterprise Social Software team at SAP. Exactly a year ago at this very event we unveiled SAPs strategy for social and collaborative software. In Madrid at the European version of this event later in the Fall, we showed real […]

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Much ado about Competitive nothings

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Nmachi Jidenma writes about the undue focus we put on the competition. This is written with individuals in mind but I think it matters to emerging software categories as well. My favorite lines: “It only makes sense that competing with others distracts from the distinctiveness that makes our art special. By comparing ourselves with others, we […]

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