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How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

That’s right, I’m saying that  the ‘membrane’ that surrounds the organization and connects it with its environment -  is people.

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Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

Alchemy of Change

Part 1:    Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart. Meaningful People Power

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Look no further. It’s that good!

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


Welcome to the new elsua! And plenty of times we keep going through the extra mile to try to achieve it. And most of the times, we don’t. Really?

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. So soon?!?! Really? think so. FB, Twitter & G+. I’ll be scrutinizing for effecitveness.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

The Occupy Movement means different things to different people. And that is a very useful starting place. Bigger Frame for Social Change.

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If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

Alchemy of Change

Supreme Court has already answered this question; in its view, corporations are legal persons with the same constitutional rights as actual people.

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Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change?

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again


Yet, some times it’s utterly disappointing to see how far we are from what we all know we could have at this age in 2011. The telcos. The

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Andy McAfee

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. They like certified people

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!


Once again, it’s been a little while since I put together a blog post over here, but this time around for a very good reason. That’s right!

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Work Trends 2021 Panel

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. It included: Michael Karasick, Ph.D

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Our OutStart Blog Posts – August 2011

Portals and KM

As I mentioned on this blog I am now helping OutStart with their social media efforts as part of the OutStart team. I am one of several people contributing to our OutStart Knowledge Solutions Blog (see: My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts ). Thoughts from 2011 mLearn Mobile Learning Part One: The Conference.  

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Create “virtual marches”: Use some kind of social/meeting software tool that can track and log the number of people signed in.

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My Favorite Tweets for April 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

RT @ drszucker : People who study.Cezanne's paintings.apply new ways of thinking HBR [link] @ digiwonk. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.  spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. hope this is also useful for you. 

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Why Smart People are Reluctant to Share

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late 2009, Rajesh pondered why some smart people are reluctant to share , with the key insight being that "knowledge" becomes obvious to them, and (a) they think other people already have it, and (b) it becomes part of them (internalized) rather than something they can put into words. It becomes part of them. My Comments. 1.

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Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

On 13th of September, 2011 I am  teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. develop a social media monitoring station to understand how and where people are talking about your business online. Details below and also the brochure and a discount coupon for 15% off! Why Attend. Been There? Done that?

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How Come I Can’t Tune Klout?

Alchemy of Change

By moving the sliders, the lists of people I’m connected to dynamically adjust, re-ranked based on the particular weightings I’ve assigned.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


Or, even worse, in people’s heads (Not even shared, nor documented just yet!). Are we there yet? What has been the experience like so far?

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. What happened to me during 2011 then?

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BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. BIG Lottery Fund is refreshing its England wide portfolio of programmes around the concept of People Powered Change. Credit due for transparency).

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

People who trust each other more easily forgive each other for the bumps that inevitably arise from working together. Trust makes networks work.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Rest of the Story

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. Chris spoke about business analytics.

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My KM World 2011 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Here is the listing with links of my notes from the 2011 KM World conference. It was a very useful event and a chance to see many friends and meet new people. I am looking forward to next year’s event. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part One. World.  

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8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community,  on Facebook? Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? Fight with them?

Blog>> Knowledge Sharing Activities in People’s Daily Work

Green Chameleon

In my previous entries and at many other locations we discussed that it would be significantly beneficial if knowledge sharing activities of people are not an additional task but an integral part of their daily work. Many platforms - digital or not - require that people access another tool or step out of their daily routine.

My OutStart Blog Posts – October 2011

Portals and KM

As I mentioned on this blog I am now helping  OutStart  with their social media efforts as part of the OutStart team. I am one of several people contributing to our  OutStart Knowledge Solutions Blog  (see:  My New Role within OutStart’s Social Media Efforts ). welcome your comments. Defining Mobile Learning.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!


What an amazing couple of months so far!! Buzzing around all over the place non-stop! However, I am back again! Do Business! That’s right!

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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people. God Forbid.

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce


People want jobs but no business regards itself as having an obligation or objective to create jobs. Gen-Yers, Gen-Xers, Baby Boomers, etc.

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The Future of Work Is Learning


Some fascinating stuff in there, for sure! And one of the various reasons why I keep digging quite a bit G+ over other social networking sites.

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Cooperation is Never Perfect

Alchemy of Change

Sometimes I’m trying to collaborate with people who are not collaborating back. The world is not always about cooperation. Martin Nowak.

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My Favorite Tweets for August 15 - 31 2011

Portals and KM

Darwin Awareness Engine™ - KM World Trend Setting Software for 2011 [link]. Hurricane Irene: FEMA Urges People to Tweet, Facebook [link]. RT @jonhusband : 1st FF blog post in 1 1/2 yr (feels good) "Leading = Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve" [link]. spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work.

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How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

It is this ongoing, non-stop exchange of information, ideas, people, goods and services that animates the organization; it’s what gives it life.

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

In other words,  as a company, brand, or product, I can only circle people on Google+  with their permission,  which they give by circling me first. .

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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And sometimes the Pseudonym takes over: I was at Kate Kendall’s The Fetch drinks the other night and people asked me “who are you?”

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


And, more specifically, I would like to welcome you all to The Era of Intrapreneurship! But, as a self-employed individual, I am also on my own.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. In addition, the people who are leading in the social space support transparency.

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7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Stage 7: People Powered Social Media. There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies.

Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

These new technologies are essential to an organization’s ability to coordinate work with people outside its org charts.

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