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Nilofer Merchant, Author, Speaking at TED2013, Long Beach, CA February 25, 2013

TED2013 Talk Coverage

Getting asked to speak at TED2013 was delightful, but especially because I got the chance to redeem myself from my less-than-stellar talk at TEDGlobal. I write about the secrets of getting ready for the “talk of one’s life”, at Linked In… which was a slightly therapeutic moment … a way to work through the nervousness.  More

Having a Point of View

“Your writing is better than my writing, but your headlines … they suck.” That nugget of rather direct insight was delivered over a lunch conversation by a best-selling (and incredibly talented) author. At first, I thought what he was talking about was the media-related, buzz-generating kind of thing where the goal was to get someone  More

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Connections Creating Value

As I sit on a plane on my way to another event, I am reflecting on what it means to be with one another, in person. What do we get by being together in the same place rather than virtual places, through webinars and such? What does it give us to be in one another’s  More

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Is Sharing a Good Idea?

A good friend of mine, Terri Griffith, lives in these two divergent worlds: First, she’s an expert and enthusiast in the enterprise 2.0 / collaboration workspace. Second, she’s a professor (she has a Ph.D.), yet no one has ever called educational institutions the hotbed of collaboration… She’s got a new book coming out this week:  More

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Flesh And Blood

Let me just say the truth that no one else wants to tell you: We are sick to death of that grey faceless icon you let be your image on Linked In or Facebook. Said more positively, we want to see you. Not a grey faceless icon, but you. And, not some weird, Second Life-style  More

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Curating Greatness

The engineers who become CEO do so because they’re artists of technology. The marketers because they’re sculptors of identity. The finance guys because they’re maestros of money, conductors of cash. Recruiting and HR roles lead when they are Curators of greatness, enabling people to come together to co-create outstanding business performances. Sure, HR is charged  More

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