Why I’m Optimistic about 2012

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TechCrunch quotes a warning of sorts by Venture Capitalist Josh Kopelman who basically says 2012 will be more like a correcting 2008, as opposed to a euphoric 2011. Lots of good for and against arguments on the VC investing front by the likes of Dave McClure and others in the comments on TC. Regardless of […]

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Marketing your Marketing

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Chalk this up to another example of why Marketing STILL doesn’t get social. Social Times reports that the way to get more “Likes” on Facebook is to offer coupons to satiate the what’s-in-it-for-me hunger of an increasingly discriminating social networker. This might well be that moment in social media marketing history when we look back and say – “what […]

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TideMark: Bringing Collaborative Performance to an EPM Problem near you.

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Lets cut to the chase: The business intelligence we rely on as enterprises to perform better can suck at times. I remember a famous dot com era business systems accomplishment that was touted up and down silicon valley. I paraphrase but it went something like this: “Cisco has the ability to do a virtual close on […]

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PwC: Enterprise Success with Emerging Social Technology #socbiz

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As a follow up to this post commenting on PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC) extensive report on Social and Collaborative Business, PwC just published the conversation we had a few months ago. We talked about the following: Recent challenges companies have been facing on the collaboration front The current generation of tools and how they’re moving toward that goal […]

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Assessing the Real Value of ‘Me’

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Last year, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Monterey, California with CHROs and HR executives from some of the largest organizations in the world. My charter was to suggest a practical pathway for how HR can become a critical weapon in the arsenal of ‘compete to win in the 21st century’ planning and how the connected […]

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Talking Collaboration on BlogTalk Radio

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I did an interview on BlogTalkRadio today with the terrific Chris Coleman and Aparna Sharma who were nice enough to invite me on to their Radio Show. Chris and I talked about how social and collaborative concepts can power real business challenges and opportunities, examples of strategic alignment, the value of social analytics towards employee […]

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