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Why Spamming Competitors’ Online Communities to Get Members (Nearly) Always Backfires

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Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Miami-based Batanga is actually powered by Me.com, which recently launched its Ning competitor as a way for other companies to create their own [.]

BuddyPress, an open source competitor to FaceBook

Collaborative Thinking

At Today’s WordPress Camp in San Francisco - covered in detail by ZD’s Andrew Mager here - Founder Matt Mullenweg discussed impressive growth for WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Page views grew from 1.5 billion to 6.5 billion/month with 120-160 million unique visitors, including a third from heavyweight media sites.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dissing competitors is du jour. Getting your customers to go to war with the competitor customers is an art form. But competitors?

2014 139

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Thus why do I keep insisting that our, and your, competitors, should be part of the mix? Yes, that powerful. Main key thought? Think of it.

2012 90

Volker on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s almost scientific in that he backs up his assertions with findings from research and case studies. You can take a look if you are still not convinced. Thanks Volker. Read the full review: Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365

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Volker on the New Book #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s almost scientific in that he backs up his assertions with findings from research and case studies. You can take a look if you are still not convinced. Thanks Volker. Read the full review: Michael Sampson: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365. Michael's Books Microsoft Office 365

2016 32

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A Competitor Comes to Town (case study). The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. Customers just complain online.

2016 124

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Strategy Canvas – Use to compare the features of your company’s offerings to competitors’ offerings and find new ways to differentiate. Moore.

2012 120

An Alternative Approach for Social Media Analytics

Portals and KM

As he noted companies have started using the huge unstructured text data with social media for customer service improvements, for understanding what customers are talking about themselves or competitors, and general market awareness.             - Competitor analysis.

A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

John is the current darling of the social entrepreneur set. With good reason. He speaks to the dilemmas that free agents and changemakers face. Let Go.

2014 73

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Managing staff who participate in social networks. No-one got reinstated until we had “the talk&#. Opera [link]. Enemy Media? ^.^. AUSTRALIAN.

iWatch but do iLearn?

Chris Collison

Somewhere along the way, they screwed up and lost the deal to a competitor. Very un-Apple-like. Very embarrassing. I don’t believe so.

2014 42

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

on the outside when interacting with their customers and business partners, or even their competitors. Remember Web 2.0 as well? .

2015 95

Forbidden to learn (socially)

Joitske Hulsebosch

She told me that she could not talk with that company at all because it is a competitor of her company. One said he was an intern at a school.

Microsoft OneNote for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

Evernote is the clear competitor here. OneNote for Mac. Your notes can be styled however you like. API for the Cloud Service. Comments.

Mac 57

Reinventing Relationships with Social Business

Elsua

What a rush! Yet, as a surprising fact, why am I mentioning that I didn’t blog on purpose this time around, you may be wondering, right?

In the Mo

Michael Sampson - Currents

If a disgruntled employee is sending confidential documents by email to a competitor, warning them that they will violate a policy is the wrong course of action. You will want to intercept that transmission however, to prevent it from getting to the said competitor, and then use such evidence to take appropriate action against the employee.

2015 19

(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points: - Two years ago, the new CEO introduced a new strategy: out-innovate and out-execute competitors. They use Jive Software. Intranet

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Enterprise 2.0 Finds Its Pay Day - McKinsey

Portals and KM

Even more interesting was the finding that “higher operating margins (again, self-reported) than competitors correlated with a different set of factors: the ability to make decisions lower in the corporate hierarchy and a willingness to allow the formation of working teams comprising both in-house employees and individuals outside the organization.”

2010 50

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

owork ). What do you think? Are you ready to start working out loud as well? . Remember the good old mantra of “ Knowledge is power ”? Not anymore.

2014 121

Five good principles for organizational transformation

Chris Corrigan

As soon as a company executes the idea it’s pursuing, it shows its hand to competitors— who will quickly respond with their own strategies. Today corporate transformations must be designed and executed quickly and routinely—not as once-a-decade events. That’s where minimum viable transformation comes into play. Learn how to learn.

Social Media at Work

Elsua

And it looks like today things are back to normal somewhat, which means, I am back to normal , too! This time around Social Media @ Work.

Digital Transformation at Air New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my favourite examples of digital transformation is Air New Zealand. Those innovations include: – check-in machines in the check-in area.

Four Ways to Improve Our Online Emotional Intelligence

Alchemy of Change

Facebook is head and shoulders better than any of its competitors when it comes to promoting online emotional intelligence. Absolutely.

2011 91

"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Generally, Social Media is aimed externally, outside the walls of your business, (customers, vendors, competitors) and Collaboration is aimed internally, inside the walls of your business, (employees). Steven shares his analysis of the difference between collaboration and social media : " Here’s the difference. My Comments.

Why Don’t You Show Your Work?

Elsua

competitors as well. Where did we go wrong? What really happened? . Because, you know, those folks are supposed to be doing work, right?

2016 58

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Future of Social Business – Andy McAfee

Portals and KM

However, he said if he was in business he would want his competitors run by business academics as they are too timid.   

2011 59

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Elsua

But then again work, per se, is a whole lot more than just in a business context. The traditional concept of the workplace is now a thing of the past.

2012 97

May 2011: Social Media Course

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We setup a social media dashboard for monitoring your keywords, brand, products and services, competitors, vendors, clients, employees in Social Media.

2011 28

My Favorite Tweets for April 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

Leading app maker said to be planning Twitter competitor [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. RT @ outstart : Enterprise 2.0:

2011 55

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. May 2, 2008 Knowledge Management in 2020 I ts 2020. Madison S. Andrew R.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. May 2, 2008 Knowledge Management in 2020 I ts 2020. Madison S. Andrew R.

Becoming a Strategic HR Professional

Partnering Resources

What would make our customers fire our competitors and give 100% of their business to us? ~~ One in an intermittent series about strategic HR.

2013 67

Can Sentiment Analysis Be Effectively Automated?

Portals and KM

They could be sad your competitor is having trouble. Listening to the voice of the customer is a major initiative for many companies. Sentiment analysis is a growing component of the tools to assist in this effort. It is getting a lot of hype and there are conferences and events springing up to cover this buzz.    

2011 38

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014 (part 2)

Chris Collison

Continuing from my top ten KM consulting highlights (in no particular order!) from 2014… 6. Sharing Knowledge in the Offshore Wind community.

2015 24

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. The previous post covered active, committed leadership. What motivates you to change?

2014 61

Hierarchies were a solution to a communications problem

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

So here’s the situation: markets, competitors, customers, suppliers, are already highly connected. Change Agents Worldwide. Facebook. Twitter.

2013 43

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

Back in that blog entry I mentioned how having the right purpose is the main trigger to get things going. Really? Bless them … . Quite the opposite.

2015 71

“How New Tools and Processes Can Help People and Their Organizations Succeed”

Michael Sampson - Currents

What they need to care about is closing sales deals, providing better customer support, making better products, innovating and staying ahead of their competitors. Companies should not be focusing on social, mobile, cloud and big data. There is a huge opportunity to improve the way most people work. Collaboration - Social

2014 14