Know your Nucleus

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Every organization has a nucleus. The single core competency around which the ecosystem revolves. Often tied to an organizations mission statement, this is the one area of the organization that everyone rallies around, that is the first line item in the ops review, and where the beefiest budgets exist. The spotlight shines here. Some examples…. […]

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2011 Enterprise 2.0 Virtual Conference (Feb 16th)

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This week brings yet another virtual conference on the latest and greatest in enterprise 2.0 and social business concepts and technology. And I’m thrilled to be speaking. The team at TechWeb (United Business Media) have put together s solid agenda that centers on making the business objective at one end and lessons learned at the […]

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Beam me up to THIS planet, Scotty

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Thanks to Ross Mayfield I stumbled on this HBR article on “How Social Networking Has Changed Business”. The central point is how work has changed thanks to social networking. Fascinating view points. And, incomprehensible parallels between consumer social networks and enterprise social networks, no matter how you look at it. I suggest you read it […]

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Teeing it up: What’s in store for enterprise social in 2011

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I’ve largely taken the last few weeks off from the consumption and production treadmill to frame what I see as pivotal data points that brought us to where we are and what’s on the horizon for the next 12-18 months. This was largely a rationalization based on what were seeing with customers  as well as […]

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GigaOM Net:Work 2010 – Analyzing the State of Collaboration

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I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the awesome Net:Work Conference by the GigaOM Network in San Francisco last week. Net:Work offered a wide spectrum of important topics that together projects what the future of work will look like: collaboration in context, remote work, mobility and cloud. And its impact both on the […]

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Free Chatter, Death of Enterprise 2.0 startups, and all that bunk

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At its’ annual Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com announced a version of Chatter, its collaboration application as a free utility. There’s lots of opining on Twitter and the blogs about how enterprise 2.0 start ups are going to be in serious trouble as Chatter steam rolls into their markets. There’s no question that Chatter is going to […]

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Keynote: Defragging Innovation

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A few months ago I opined on the difference between Innovation and Innovation Cultures here, on this blog. It was a riff inspired by a post by Pat Lencioni on Bloomberg/Businessweek that largely dismissed Innovation programs, saying": As heretical as that may seem to those who want to believe that “innovation is everyone’s business,” consider […]

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