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Thursday, December 31, 2009

e20 software map


e20 software map
Originally uploaded by scroisier
Are your client service applications integrated for MAXIMUM results?

Designing in a service economy

For new design in the New Year, check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How To Run A Business Online In 2010

How we'll all grow together in 2010!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Interconnected Web Strategy


Interconnected Web Strategy
Originally uploaded by 48Web
The web we weave...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Buyers vs. Sellers: Who Serves Who? | The Relationship Economy......

Buyers vs. Sellers: Who Serves Who? The Relationship Economy......: "Unless the marketplace thinks “systemically” about how to better serve the buyer then the old marketplace will loose to a new marketplace. The new marketplace will be collaboratively built by merchants who see more value in collectively building a “digital system” of convenience which buyers can interact more conveniently with the marketplace.
Markets need to aim at serving buyers. Buyers serve markets via consumption. Consumption is relevant to need, convenience, price and experience. Given the technological revolution it seems obvious that a new marketplace will indeed emerge soon than later. The new marketplace will not be designed by the “silo mentality of old markets” rather it will be created by those who understand the value of an “open marketplace"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Social Business Design: Web 2.0 NYC

Take a very good look.
It is time! Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

PE firms invade the lower middle market (Dealscape - Private capital)

PE firms invade the lower middle market (Dealscape - Private capital): "With the days of highly leveraged deals valued in the billions of dollars having disappeared, private equity firms are looking lower and lower in the middle market to put their capital to work."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Build Your Self Confidence Like a Leader - Marshall Goldsmith - HarvardBusiness.org

Build Your Self Confidence Like a Leader - Marshall Goldsmith - HarvardBusiness.org: "Bertrand Russell said, 'The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.'"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Op-Ed Columnist - The New Untouchables - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist - The New Untouchables - NYTimes.com: "“Our education failure is the largest contributing factor to the decline of the American worker’s global competitiveness, particularly at the middle and bottom ranges,” argued Martin, a former global executive with PepsiCo and Kraft Europe and now an international investor. “This loss of competitiveness has weakened the American worker’s production of wealth, precisely when technology brought global competition much closer to home. So over a decade, American workers have maintained their standard of living by borrowing and overconsuming vis-à-vis their real income. When the Great Recession wiped out all the credit and asset bubbles that made that overconsumption possible, it left too many American workers not only deeper in debt than ever, but out of a job and lacking the skills to compete globally.”"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Coming Creativity Boom - Forbes.com

The Coming Creativity Boom - Forbes.com: "The crucial conflict in every economy, however, goes on. It is not between rich and poor, Main Street and Wall Street, or even government and the private sector. It is between the established system and the new forms of wealth rising up to displace it--all the entrenched knowledge of the past and the insurrections of futuristic enterprise and invention."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The new New

"Normal," in other words, isn't quite like anything we've seen in our lifetime. But too often companies become so caught up in trying to survive that they neglect long-term strategy altogether. They forget that stabilizing your balance sheet is necessary not in order to stand still, but in order to gain ground.

in reference to:

""Normal," in other words, isn't quite like anything we've seen in our lifetime. But too often companies become so caught up in trying to survive that they neglect long-term strategy altogether. They forget that stabilizing your balance sheet is necessary not in order to stand still, but in order to gain ground."
- Top CEOs aim to adapt to a down economy - Aug. 13, 2009 (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

eFolio in the UK: Thinking Differently in a Digital World

eFolio in the UK: Thinking Differently in a Digital World: "The school as we know it is a construct and consequence of the industrial revolution. As we move forward in the digital world and knowledge economy"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mid-market beats mega-buyout shops for returns | Deals | Private Capital | Reuters

Mid-market beats mega-buyout shops for returns Deals Private Capital Reuters: "In its 2008 performance measurement survey published on Friday, the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) said funds that focus on mid-sized deals registered annualised returns of 24.8 percent over the last five years, compared with mega-buyout funds' returns of 20.3 percent"

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wealth firms say key to job is seasoning - Investment News

Wealth firms say key to job is seasoning - Investment News:
In an effort to bolster sagging client confidence, wealth management firms are placing a premium on experience when they hire financial advisers, seeking those with advanced degrees and broader skill sets."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Guess What? It's Not The Economy - PitchEngine

Guess What? It's Not The Economy - PitchEngine: "Today's economic results will be improved by perpetual innovation that comes from the crowds communicating in a productive and prosperous cloud. Get it?"

StrategyDriven » Blog Archive » The Advisor’s Corner - If I Don’t Measure, Can I Manage?

StrategyDriven » Blog Archive » The Advisor’s Corner - If I Don’t Measure, Can I Manage?: "If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it."

and moreover...."If you can't manage it... you can't MAXIMIZE it!"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Social Networks as Information Filters

Brand new ways of sharing for the most value...
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, 4th Edition - Market Research Reports - Research and Markets

Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, 4th Edition - Market Research Reports - Research and Markets: "The private equity and venture capital industry has become a leading pillar of modern investment, growing from $5 billion in 1980 to more than $530 billion in 2006"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Eight Competencies to Socializing Your Organization

If you really believe the market is changing...
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A VC

Very Interesting perspective:


"I don't believe that the secondary market will replace the public markets and M&A as the primary liquidity options for venture backed startups. I think it's a third choice that we need. And I think it represents a tier in the market that is missing between venture capital and the public equity markets."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Creativity


Creativity
Originally uploaded by Robbiecat
What Changes have come your way this 1st decade of the 21st century?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Business Model Knowledge Fair & Book Launch

Are you ready for a whole new model this spring?
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Semantic Web For Distributed Social Networks

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It is all coming together NOW!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

ProjectSteps

ProjectSteps: "Monday, March 09, 2009
Important Words
Important Words for the Workplace

The six most important words: 'I admit I made a mistake'

The five most important words: 'You did a great job.'

The four most important words: 'What is your opinion?

The three most important words: 'If you please'

The two most important words: 'Thank You'

The one most important word: 'We'

The least important word: 'I'"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Try making yourself more interesting

Try making yourself more interesting: "Here are some tips on how to be more awesome:
Apprentice yourself to great work. Draw inspiration and learn from what others are doing.
Give side projects some front & center time. This will become your future, after all.
Focus on delicious details. Growth is about doing small things right. There are huge payoffs from tweaking small things.
Go long. We have no attention spans. But things take time. This is one to one … get into a long time horizon.
Share. Generate more value than you capture.
Ironically, it takes courage to do the things you love."

Friday, March 13, 2009

What matters most?

Look at this overview of the information you need most:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Web Politics 2.0

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Are you aware of the P2P movement?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Making a Strong Case for Going Global: A Framework for Analysis - Publications and Resources - ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership

Making a Strong Case for Going Global: A Framework for Analysis - Publications and Resources - ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership

It is critical to my job that I engage in regular professional networking.
I am constantly and actively improving my skills and experience to advance in my current company.
I am constantly and actively improving my skills and experience to advance my career.
It is critical to my job that I understand the benefit of the latest products.
It is critical to my job that I can find, understand, and implement compliance information,
It is critical to my job that I be able to find competent assistance with regulatory compliance.
It is critical to my department that I help them build their competencies.
It is critical to my job that I track global trends.
It is critical to my job that I track regional and domestic trends.
It is critical to my job that I communicate or network regularly with colleagues from around the world who do not work for my company.
It is critical to my job that I communicate or network regularly with colleagues from my region or country who do not work for my company.
It is critical that I maintain a professional competence in technology.
It is critical that I maintain a professional competence in management.
It is critical that I maintain my position as a leader in my organization.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

CommunityIntelligence Ltd.

CommunityIntelligence Ltd.: "Life's incessant aspiration
“You must give birth to your images.
They are the future waiting to be born.
Fear not the strangeness you feel.
The future must enter you
Long before it happens.
Just wait for the birth,
for the hour of new clarity.
.'



Erich Maria Rilke"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Its Time For Collective Action - Web 3.0 Is Transforming Our Planet

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Clay Shirky - Here Comes Everybody


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Group Network Theory


If you want to begin to understand the direction that the internet is moving and if you want to harness the power of groups in your own business then spending 42 minutes watching Clay Shirky is time well spent


Clay Shirky explains group network theory in a simple and easy to understand way  and I have begun applying his models to various situations and circumstances which I will explore in later blog posts. His basic premise is that groups go through 4 stages of development


1.  Sharing


2.  Conversation


3. Collaboration


4. Collective action


Tools To Change The World


Social Media has given us the tools to move rapidly through each of these stages and its now up to us as global internet citizens  to decide what type of future  we would like to create. The groups and networks you create today will be shaping the course of future history.  We have never had such an opportunity or such freedom for collective creative expression as we do today.


We Have A Dream


So I would like to invite you to share your own vision for our collective future. How would you like to  start this conversation , to be open to the possibility that no one person can dream it all on their own, that  it has to be a collaborative effort.  Can we look for ways to bring our collective force to bear fruit and manifest into this world, for each individual to be empowered to take actions that are coordinated towards our joint vision.


Out On The Edge


This is what I am passionate about and this is the main reason  why I got involved in Social Media in the first place. Its an exciting time to be alive to witness this moment in history and I feel we are much  further out on the edge than any of us really imagine. Those of you who I have spoken to personally will understand where I am coming from when I say this.


Circle Of Trust


Another friend Simon U Ford has been asking us to start recognizing the groups that we belong to and to begin to deepen those relationships. To think about building our circles of trust with those who we most resonate with.  Without the need for any rulebook,  allowing these natural structures to coalesce and begin forming on their own. Freely  giving our energy and attention to these people and these groups.


Sharing


Sharing with a friend is free.  Sharing with a friend adds value, Sharing with a friend shows that you care.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Management Consulting 2.0 for 2009 and beyond:

Check out this SlideShare Presentation for more about our whole new way:
Management Consulting 2.0
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Types of Knowledge


Types of Knowledge
Originally uploaded by acousticdad
I was inspired by this try to represent knowledge concepts visually.