SAPPHIRE 2010: SAP embraces People, By Design

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That’s a quote from Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP on the keynote stage. A message from SAP’s leadership to over 50,000 customers, employees and partners worldwide. As I travelled back to Palo Alto last night from SAPPHIRE 2010, the central theme came clear to me: SAPs re-focus centers on leveraging people and relationships to redesign […]

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Open Opportunities for the People Powered Enterprise

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I read, with great interest, an interview with Jeff Clavier of SoftTechVC in Network World. Jeff’s had notable successes in the consumer world (Mint, MyBlogLog, and Userplane). I’ve never interacted with Jeff (other than recommending a Dim Sum Restaurant on Twitter) but I’ve always had respect for him – unlike many others, he’s adequately self […]

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Why Customer Acquisition Stinks

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It’s fascinating how we consider New Product Development /Research to be investments (by implication, a return can be had on these) on one hand, but we allocate marketing and customer acquisition as an expense. In plain English that translates to: We’re ok with considering what we design, build and sell, an asset that will yield […]

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Process Embracing Social: SuccessFactors buys CubeTree

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SuccessFactors, a very well known provider of business software, particularly with an HR and Workplace performance focus has acquired enterprise social business software provider, CubeTree. The terms of the deal from the press release are as follows: SAN MATEO, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – May 3, 2010 – Today SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced […]

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If a link drops on Twitter but there was nothing there to read, will it make a sound?

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Here’s a screen shot of a Twitter search result for a blog post labeled “Four Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 Communities Fail”   Over 60 Re-Tweets on Twitter as of April 19th resulting in god knows how many tens of thousands of impressions on Twitter. Yay for social media syndication.   There’s only one problem. That […]

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Professor CK Prahalad Passes Away

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I was very disturbed to learn about the passing of Professor C.K Prahalad this morning (hat tip to Shiv Singh). There were a few books in the 90’s that had significant influence on shaping my personal thinking about how to accelerate performance in business. Three notable ones were The Ultimate Resource (Version One made the […]

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Performance Acceleration and Enterprise 2.0

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If you’ve read this blog before, you know that the central theme here as well as in my work is centered around performance acceleration and so I love seeing quality stuff on this topic. Dion Hinchcliffe has a super post up on ZDNet addressing the topic of performance in the context of Enterprise 2.0. Dion […]

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