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Why I Love REI

My friend, Professor Terri Griffith sent this Yelp Review of Acme Bakery tonight because the review takes a side trip through REI… Check it out: This is a delightful tiny, but busy bakery.  Everyone in town either knows first-hand how good the bread is or has been tipped off by Yelp. I was visiting from  More

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‘We need a new language for the collaborative age’

Just realized that I never shared with you an article that was commissioned for, and published in the March 2013 issue of Wired (physical) magazine. Language encodes our thinking. To write a new future, we need to use a new language. Let’s stop focusing on the overly narrow term “social media”. Let’s simply be social.  More

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How do you measure fulfillment at work?

Just earlier this week, I met a fascinating entrepreneur building a desk that you can love — because it helps you to stand more, and optimizes for your health and thriving (while you do work). He’s one of the designers of the iPod and iPad so he wants that kind of design thinking into your  More

Nilofer Merchant, Management Thinker, Feature Story of HBR Magazine, April 2013

Lessons from when TED Lost Control of Its Crowd:

Today, Harvard Business Review’s (the premier management magazine in the world) magazine for April was released. (Check out the upper corner, because this is fun news to share!) One of the featured 3,000-word articles is on Leading in the Social Era. It’s entitled, When TED Lost Control of it’s Crowd. In this article, I discuss  More

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The Economics of Generosity

One of the most powerful talks this last week at TED centers on adapting to a new era, the Social Era. Amanda Palmer has been a disruption in the music industry for some time. (By sheer coincidence, I was sitting at the conference next to some senior executives in the music industry and got to  More

Social Media vs Social Business

What is “social”? (An Etymology of Sorts)

Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social Business, Social Innovation, Social Era – are they all the same, or are they quite different? Do you know? If you don’t know, you might be using the wrong term in the wrong context. Which doesn’t sound so bad, but the cost of this is to risk misunderstanding, or quite  More