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Collabosphere 2015 in late September (Austin, TX)

Michael Sampson - Currents

My talk is on user adoption: Make-or-break user adoption strategies for every business. The majority of social business initiatives fail. Sad but true.

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Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis. The Context: Adolescent Health in Austin. Adapt. Achieve.

Welcome Sam Eder to the Austin Anthill!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Do you know what Ants do when it reaches 100 degrees? Connect with Sam directly: [link]. link]. AEV Blog sam eder social business strategy

Road Trip to Austin Music Scene

Portals and KM

This time we enjoyed the music in Austin although it is a more limited palate than NOLA. Stevie Ray would not like it.

Collabosphere – a Month Away

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of having five days in Austin, it was good to read the blog post on the best things to do in Austin in addition to attending the conference.

What does it take to be a consultant at Ant’s Eye View?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Consultant in Seattle or Austin (Location determined by local talent pool). Listening Analyst in Austin.

ATX: the world's social business hub

Social Abacus

Truth is, all that NYC offered didn't stack up so well for me, compared to Austin's riches. Austin is a great place to work and live.

Let’s Meet at South by Southwest Interactive 2012

Managing Communities

For the fifth consecutive year, I am fortunate enough to be speaking at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. What’s different this year is that I will be on a panel for the first time, following two book readings, one Core Conversation (an audience focused presentation by 1 or 2 people) and one solo [.]. Press

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See Me at SXSW Interactive 2011: “27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community”

Managing Communities

South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2011 is just around the corner: March 11 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Not only will I be in town for the entire event, but I’m happy to say that I’ll be presenting “27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community&# on March 13 at 5 PM in Salon K [.]. Press

Welcome Kat Mandelstein to the Anthill

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Prior to joining  Ant’s Eye View Austin, Kat spent more than 14 years in a number of leadership positions at IBM. pomeranian, Luna. 

Adoption Strategies at Firms Using Central Desktop

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a month I’ll be attending and speaking at Collabosphere 2015 , the PGi / Central Desktop user conference in Austin TX. In advance of my two sessions I spoke with some Central Desktop customers about their adoption framework, and it was heartening to hear the strategies employed. – Making it fit to purpose.

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

Our office neighbors, Paloma , recently went through the Groupon experience to promote their spa business. Would you do it again? If so, what?

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux


owork ). What do you think? Remember the good old mantra of “ Knowledge is power ”? Well, it may well have its days numbered… . Not anymore. By far. 

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Here we grow again

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Consultant in Seattle or Austin (location will be determined by available, local talent pool). Listening Consultant in Austin. Tags: AEV Blog Austin consultant Jobs Seattle Silicon Valley Our business is growing and we need more talent to continue our growth. AEV is hiring four new positions: Senior Consultant in Silicon Valley.

Community Manager Appreciation Day: 1/24/11 – #CMAD

Online Community Strategy

Austin is going to host a physical event. Jordan is hosting a physical event. I’ll be celebrating at the Austin event. Monday, January 24th is the second annual Community Manager Appreciation Day. How can you participate? Nothing elaborate – a note saying “thanks&# will most certainly be appreciated.

What’s New on the Anthill: Reflections from our Third Annual All Ants Meeting

Ant's Eyeview Blog

So, imagine my enthusiasm when I walked into the room at our All Ants meeting in Austin, Texas earlier this month. We’re looking for Sr.

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

Our office neighbors, Paloma , recently went through the Groupon experience to promote their spa business. Would you do it again? If so, what?

Facebook Addiction? | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

by Michael Austin. Austin in Ethics for Everyone. Austin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. Convince kids that all their friends eat carrots, and carrots become more attractive. Brent McFerran, Ph.D. Less agreeable individuals earn more than their agreeable counterparts. Goal Auzeen Saedi.

Cape Town South Africa Area: Constantia Wine Region

Portals and KM

The Klien Constantia winery is famous for its sweet wine favored by Napoleon, Jane Austin and others of their day.

Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

Bloomfire. This need has been made more acute with the advent of easy-to-use knowledge tools on the consumer Web. No one has ever raised their hand.

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict. These are all descriptions of business ecosystems.

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What People Are Saying About Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

My fellow Ants would tell you that the much of my professional time is spent telling the Ant’s Eye View story.

Lance Armstrong and a tweeted Social Media Press Release

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

AUSTIN, Texas – August 23rd, 2012 – There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.”

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Community + Social Media Meetup 5/19 6pm at Cedar Door

Online Community Strategy

Austin + #Dell peeps – anyone up for an informal Community + Social Media meetup in Austin next weds night? via

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: The Value of Value

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Integrity. Honesty. Purpose. Let’s take a look at some companies who are doing it right. Careful, this one has profanity. Neff , and  Sam Eder.

Talking About Social Business with IBM at SXSW

Portals and KM

It was my first time there. Here is a link to a summary of my posts on the event.  And I've presented at the Enterprise 2.0    

The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


His work has been recognized by the Mayor of Austin and featured in the NYTimes, CNN, Forbes, and NPR. By Rob Wu, Founder, CauseVox. Your supporters love your nonprofit and the work that you do. Many of them want to raise funds for your nonprofit or cause, but don't know how to approach it. Personalize your fundraising. Be appreciative.

Happy Birthday Ant’s Eye View!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

They were joining our young team. A few weeks later, the four of us were at SXSW in Austin.  Last  summer, at our all hands meeting in Austin, I spent time talking with the team about moments I refer to as “stopping to smell the roses moment.” Well, tomorrow we celebrate 3 years in operation. Neff !), Thanks, Rod! AEV Blo

SXSW Notes: Design for Social Innovation and Public Good

Portals and KM

This is the session on Design for Social Innovation and Public Good led by Barbara Brown Wilson Dir UT Austin Center for Sustainable Development, Jess Zimbabwe Exec Dir ULI Daniel Rose Center For Public Leadership in Land Use, John Peterson Founder & Pres, Public Architecture, John Bielenberg Dir Project M, and Suzi Sosa Exec Dir Dell Challenge.

SXSW Accelerator Finalists Announced

Community Guy

And here’s some more info about the program: The newest addition to the mix of activities in Austin is Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW.

Louisiana Vs. Texas BBQ

Portals and KM

We recently drove to a family event in Dallas and then stopped at Austin for two nights of the music scene on the way back.    

Ant’s Eye View is hiring again

Community Guy

Consultant in Seattle or Austin (location will be determined by available, local talent pool). Listening Consultant in Austin. Ant’s Eye View is growing like mad, and once again we need more we are hiring! AEV is hiring four new positions: Senior Consultant in Silicon Valley. Consultant in Silicon Valley. Interested?

It’s Not Filter Failure, But Thought For Food


Ever since Clay Shirky first used the quote “ It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure ” at the Web 2.0 You name it.

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SXSW Notes: The Music Scene Part One: March 13

Portals and KM

Hailed as one of Austin’s best Goth/Industrial bands and DJ bands by the Austin Chronicle Music Poll.” I think this is accurate form what I saw.

When improvisation meets Open Space

Viv Mcwaters

She was writing about a workshop she’s planning for newcomers at the annual Applied Improvisation Conference , coming up soon in Austin, Texas.

Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Austin Finch, Sr., Details Magazine Buy Reprint Idea in Brief > January–February 2010 Rethinking Marketing by Roland T.

Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

This is the fourth in a series of posts about my ISS/Chisholm Fellowship in Victoria State, Australia. Joy fills the room. Interesting, eh?

20x2 at SXSW 2012

Portals and KM

Louis to Dallas to Austin. It was my first time back to Austin since I spent my first four years here long, long ago. Several sang.

Treat Your Employees like Neighbors - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Art Markman , PhD, is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Harvard Business Publishing. |. For Educators. |. For Corporate Buyers. |. Visit Harvard Business School. HBR ON: iPhone. |. iPad. |. Kindle. -->. Follow HBR: Twitter. FaceBook. NewsLetter. LinkedIn. Blogs.

Stay in the Groove

Hildy Gottlieb

mentioned in this post on books I’m reading ,that I’ve been spending mornings with the very wise counselor, Austin Kleon. Thanks!