Synchronicity

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Tom Friedman had a good article up in the Sunday Review Section of the Times in late December on the implications of “the merger of globalization and the Information Technology revolution”. The crux of his reasoning and conclusions lies in this quote: The days of leading countries or companies via a one-way conversation are over,” […]

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[Video] What Social Business Really Entails.

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Information Week contributing editor Lenny Liebmann and I had a chat at IBM’s Lotusphere 2012 / IBMConnect event in Orlando last week. Lenny wanted to dig deeper into Social Business and get into the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’. We talked about a decisive approach to connecting customers, employees and partners and covered a number of topics including: […]

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Work, Richly.

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I’ve always been a bit of a closet branding nut with specific interest in tag lines. Something about meaningful one-liners that express the essence of an institution. How well they live up to it is another matter but there’s something about winnowing it all down to a single sentence that expresses your raison d’être. “Live […]

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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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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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Oracle OpenWorld: Fifteen Minutes with Mark Hurd.

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I spent fifteen minutes with Oracle’s President, Mark Hurd, along with Sudhir Chowdhary from the Financial Express yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.  These were the big take aways from our conversation: 1. Collaboration Moving Front and Center Oracle seems to have rationalized its’ investments in the areas of content and collaboration technology and has come […]

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