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State of the Collaborative- Peer- Sharing Economy #sharenyc

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For me the Collaborative Peer and Sharing Economy Summit (CPSE) convened at NYU Stern May 30, 2014 saved the best for last with a closing statement from renowned venture capitalist Fred Wilson that turned our attention to the enabling technologies.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

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Luis Suarez @elsua 's November 3 Tweet: "One of the things I *really* like(d) from the #e20s is that we still keep making sustained use of the hashtag after the event. W00t!". captured the abundant spirit of Enterpise 2.0 Summit Fankfurt, (convened by Kongress Media in Frankfurt October 27-28).

21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

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How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

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Surrounded by really smart, disciplined business thinkers, Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris February 7-8 2012 was the place to be. . The important conversations were not about the abundant technology platforms vying for "Enterprise 2.0"

2012 169

Davos to Edge - 2014

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January 2014 kicks off with The World Economic Forum at Davos and a host of trend predictions from esteemed sources. Notable is WEF''s Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. Highlights of the agenda are the Top 10 Trends, Regional Challenges, Future Agenda and a stand out for us, Network Thinking.

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State of the Collaborative- Peer- Sharing Economy #sharenyc

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For me the Collaborative Peer and Sharing Economy Summit (CPSE) convened at NYU Stern May 30, 2014 saved the best for last with a closing statement from renowned venture capitalist Fred Wilson that turned our attention to the enabling technologies.

2014 116

"Socially Challenged" - Putting the WHO in Enterprise 2.0 at Frankfurt Workshop

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Thanks to Bjoern Negelmann and his exceptional team organizing Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2010 I'll be in Frankfurt, October 26, leading a workshop on " Social Networking Culture- Made Simple ". .

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Game Change: A Better World, WoW

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We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. The challenge I see for organizations is to direct our inherent ability to change and/or speed it up. Virtual game environments have that potential.

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Starting Network Thinking Young

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As this "21st Century Organization" blog takes the view that operating organizations as networks is key to 21st century business success, we are constantly scanning for related resources. This recent find intrigues because of its promise that the next generation emerges as systems thinkers.

2012 136

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

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As Marc Smith's Node XLS map reveals, recognized and aspiring Enterprise 2.0 thought leaders and software vendors gathered in Boston starting June 14 for the conference that grew from Andrew McAfee's 2006 MIT Sloan Review article The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration and became the book. .

2010 164

The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

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June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. .

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

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I'm in a room laden with media technology, including an umbilical cord of cables descending from the ceiling watching as grad students from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch, NYU set up to present their four future scenarios.

2011 148

The Power of Pull + Social Business Edge + 140 Character Conference= ?

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Change is in the Air and in Business It's spring in New York. The world is visibly changing with damaging winter storms given way to the joy and promise of blossoms and green.

2010 159

Starting Network Thinking Young

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As this "21st Century Organization" blog takes the view that operating organizations as networks is key to 21st century business success, we are constantly scanning for related resources. This recent find intrigues because of its promise that the next generation emerges as systems thinkers.

2012 116

Values in Action: Web 2.0

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How is web 2.0 values driven? asked one of the participants in a workshop given by Jenny Ambrozek and myself, sponsored by ODNNY. The question of values strikes at the core of our human and organizational behavior, whether it is face-to-face or online, through any of a host of social media platforms.

Have Prediction Markets arrived as an Enterprise Knowledge Sharing & Innovation Platform?

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A small and really smart group of people convened by John Maloney (at the Gleacher Executive Center in Chicago), on November 6 to explore the latest developments in collective intelligence and use of prediction market s.

From Crowdsourcing to Collective Intelligence at Work: Organizations are the Key

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The Knowledge Innvovation Network (of the University of Warwick Business School) recently convened a diversely thought provoking workshop addressing "Knowledge and Prediction Markets". Jed Christiansen did his always stellar job explaining the operation and value of prediction markets. I had the opportunity to broaden the discussion, talking about "Collective Intelligence at Work: Promises, Perils and Practice".

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21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

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How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

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Over the years I have wrestled with a graphic to depict what we do when we support an organization catalyze their good ideas into market worthy innovations and depict when value is created.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

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Surrounded by really smart, disciplined business thinkers, Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris February 7-8 2012 was the place to be. . The important conversations were not about the abundant technology platforms vying for "Enterprise 2.0"

2012 116

Peer Financing for Developers & Diaspora: A Glimpse to the Future of Work and Business

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May 14 I attended the Peer Financing for Developers event organized by Embarkons Inc CEO Trevor Cornwell and hosted by law firm Cooley LLP in New York.

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Sustainability = Innovation + Collaboration: Report from WNSF Summit

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Speakers at the Womens Network for a Sustainable Future (October 6 in New York City) confirmed the thrust of Victoria Axelrod's recent post that Sustainability = Innovation.

Davos to Edge - 2014

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January 2014 kicks off with The World Economic Forum at Davos and a host of trend predictions from esteemed sources. Notable is WEF's Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. Highlights of the agenda are the Top 10 Trends, Regional Challenges, Future Agenda and a stand out for us, Network Thinking. The entire report is recommended reading, however we urge you to spend some time with the interactive network of 80 councils.

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Hazel Henderson & Hopenhagen: The Challenge of Change

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The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) at Fairleigh Dickinson University strives to "bring people together to learn how to live and manage sustainably". Hazel Henderson: "Beyond GDP". October 16 ISE provided the opportunity to hear from Hazel Henderson.

Why Projects Fail: Realities from the PMINJ Symposium

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Monday, May 3, I was a privileged speaker at the Project Manager Institute New Jersey's (PMINJ) Annual Symposium. Suffice to say this was the best managed conference I've ever attended and congratulations to the all-volunteer team that made it possible.

GE's Ecoimagination Challenge: The Power of Ideas, Ecosystems and Scale

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November 16 I was fortunate to attend GE's event announcing the first winners of their Ecoimagination Challenge that strives to speed solutions to smarter power grids and energy technology. GE CEO Jeff Immelt, Marketing CMO Beth Comstock, VC funding partners and challenge winners were in the room GE contributed $100m that was matched by 4 venture capital companies to invest in new smart power solutions and companies.

SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

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It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. One thinks the race winner is to be a sustainability leader, but businesses, investors, Wall Street, and legal counsel see risk as well as opportunity. It’s a complex race in 2012 for public companies.

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Missing the Power of a Point

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It is ironic that a network visual "portraying the complexity of American military strategy" in Afghanistan, appearing on the front page of the NY Times on-line today is used to bemoan the use of PowerPoint. We have met the enemy, and he is PowerPoint.

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Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

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I'm in a room laden with media technology, including an umbilical cord of cables descending from the ceiling watching as grad students from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch, NYU set up to present their four future scenarios.

2011 116

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

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Luis Suarez @elsua 's November 3 Tweet: "One of the things I *really* like(d) from the #e20s is that we still keep making sustained use of the hashtag after the event. W00t!". captured the abundant spirit of Enterpise 2.0 Summit Fankfurt, (convened by Kongress Media in Frankfurt October 27-28).

Sustainability = Innovation, Reinventing the Infrastructure & WSE™

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Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation will rank up there with Core Competence of the Corporation as a must read article IMHO. Nidumolu, C.K. Prahalad and M.R.

Enterprise 2.0: The Human Challenge

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Having visited the Paris Enterprise 2.0 Summit in February, I made a Boston trip to compare developments at the June Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Others have captured this event including: . Bill Ives Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2012: Summary List of My Notes . Jim Worth’s PBWiki E20 Conf and Mobile Connect Boston June 2012 Summary. Ron Miller Enterprise 2.0 Conference Wrap-Up. Still lots of questions about where we go from here. Mary Abraham at her Above and Beyond KM blog.

The Chaos Theory of Leadership at Gore-Tex

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Over at TheAppGap I recently wrote about Transforming Organizations: Participative Media & the Power to Convene and made the case that in many organizations leadership resists adoption of low cost collaboration tools because it challenges traditional notions of control. December 2's Financial Times brings a story, sourced from Gary Hamel's " Future of Management" about Gore-Tex that adopted a flat, decentralized structure, nearly 5 decades ago.

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SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

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It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. One thinks the race winner is to be a sustainability leader, but businesses, investors, Wall Street, and legal counsel see risk as well as opportunity. It’s a complex race in 2012 for public companies.

2012 89

Wikisourcing Sustainable Enterprises: An Invitation to Participate

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Recurring themes in this 21st Century Organization blog are open innovation , the power of engaging stakeholders and connecting intelligence to innovate and solve business challenges, topics we've written about for Inside Knowledge. Today we're announcing our " Wikisourcing Sustainable Enterprises " (WSE) initiative to put the theory to the test. We are embarking on an ambitious initiative to " crowdsource ", using a wiki, examples of enterprises with attention getting sustainability initiatives.

Open net?WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises- ODNNY Pecha Kucha

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January 19 I was privileged to join fellow presenters Daniel Doucette , Robyn Stratton-Berkessel , Suzanne Mueller and Victoria Zelin at the OD Network, New York's Pecha Kucha event addressing Sustainability in Organizational Development. Thanks to Headshift's Lee Bryant for counsel (via Twitter) on how to prepare for the Pecha Kucha challenge of 20 slides at 20 seconds each: "Relax. 15-20 secs is longer than you think. It's fun!" My topic was Open net ?

2010 105

Business Community Leaders: Francois Gossieaux Needs You

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Francois Gossieaux is a valued colleague, especially as he had the courage to contribute his Marketing 2.0 Facebook Group to our 2007 Facebook Groups in Business Investigation (FGIBI). .

2009 116

Heads up Pepsi – Make Everyone a Winner!

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Sustainability is a serious and systemic issue with our Great Recession testing its progress everyday as evidenced by a recent NY Times headline New York Vulnerable to Poaching in Recession.

2009 116

Change = PARTICIPATION

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What do Tropicana and Facebook. have in common? One product is physical and has been around for 60+ years. The other is digital and 5 years old. Both tried changes – brand image and privacy policy without involving customers in the decision making process.

Looking Forward - Emerging and Declining Networks for 2009

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I am writing this post in three parts to provide a structure to break down a swirl of emerging interconnected concepts. The path forward to the future is always a fog, but a pattern is forming from the words of very talented individuals which I hope to capture.

2009 116

Future of Web Apps (FOWA) Miami February 23-24: The Place to Be

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The FOWA Miama Conference web site promises: . "We’ve We’ve got some awesome speakers lined up for you this year and a ton more to come! It’s gonna be bigger and better than ever. So don’t miss out.". Scanning the speaker list suggests this is an understatement.

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Colliding Web Sciences - MIT Research Initiative

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The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Book Reviews Invited, Please

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The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook , published in October by Greenleaf in the UK and AMACOM in the U.S. is now available. I know because I'm a contributor to chapter 8, 'Transorganizational Collaboration and Sustainability Networks" along with blogging partner Victoria Axelrod.

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