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Onlyness_Marie Cameron

Onlyness (The Topic and the Talk at TEDxHouston)

The first step to unlocking talent in the #SocialEra is celebrating something I’ve termed onlyness. Onlyness is that thing that only that one individual can bring to a situation. It includes the journey and passions of each human. Onlyness is fundamentally about honoring each person: first as we view ourselves and second as we are  More

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The Run Like Hell From List

Such a private thing it is to share this, but I have. The idea of this post started when several months ago, a person who runs a professional networking organization here in the Valley stood me up just shortly before we were to meet. And when I saw her again, she wasn’t even embarrassed by  More

Odesk Nilofer Merchant

Work 3.0: It’s Not About Being in the Building

Talent is the single biggest lever of our organizations. We now have the ability to access talent regardless of where they are, and fundamentally independent of whether they work FOR YOU (vs. WITH YOU).  Odesk — a firm uniquely focused on decentralized work — interviewed me before the holidays, and one of their questions got  More

Odesk Nilofer Merchant

Work 3.0: It's Not About Being in the Building

Talent is the single biggest lever of our organizations. We now have the ability to access talent regardless of where they are, and fundamentally independent of whether they work FOR YOU (vs. WITH YOU).  Odesk — a firm uniquely focused on decentralized work — interviewed me before the holidays, and one of their questions got  More

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Thriving in the SocialEra & What it means for Social Business

When you realize social can affect everything, you can create value entire differently. And that has huge implications for us as leaders, for our organizations and for our economy. But it will mean we need to stop thinking “Social Media” and start thinking about what Social really means — to be connected, purposefully and in  More