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Re-Imagining Grocery Shopping – the Video on Amazon Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

More from Amazon on its new Amazon Go grocery concept store. And Larry at ZDNet contemplates the implications of Go for various sectors. Re-Imagining Effective Work

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Google, Amazon - Whisple?

The Bumble Bee

Read my article about Whisple Google, Amazon - Whisple?

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Intuit on Amazon

Community Guy

Intuit noticed that users were having dynamic discussions about their products in the reviews and review comments on Amazon. We knew we had to do something, as our QuickBooks customers were getting outdated information on the Amazon site.

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Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

By adding an Amazon Bookshop to WordPress I can earn a little money, recommend some cool books and look rather groovy. How to Add an Amazon aStore to your WordPress blog by LiveWithRichard – add your page to the same folder as post.php. And the actual Store widget itself is from Amazon. Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

The Amazon community team is hiring

Community Guy

As a long time Amazon fan (I remember when the site was a solid tan background and only sold books), I’ve been so very impressed with the way their site and their community efforts have developed over the years. If you’re looking to be part of an impressive team and an impressive product, check out this job listing : Amazon’s Community team is looking for a seasoned Community Moderation Manager to help shape our vibrant online community of reviews and discussions.

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Political Patterns on Amazon

TNT - The Network Thinker

This week, I am blogging on one of the Amazon blogs -- Omnivoracious. Each of us has a different approach for how to mine Amazon data for interesting insights. Multiple people are posting about various approaches on how book purchases relate to the upcoming 2008 US presidential election. I am grateful to be included with such experts as John Zogby, Bill Bishop, and Andrew Gelman. Here are my two current posts. intro & book maps. Enjoy

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How Amazon’s Vine Program Boosts Community Content and Revenue

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Generating Revenue

Amazon Uses Purchase History to Seed Customer Questions and Answers

Managing Communities

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The Gift and Curse of Social Reading and What It Could Do to Books

Alchemy of Change

Media Amazon books influence Kindle Fire media Pew publishing reading Shirky social books social reading"Social reading" centers not so much on the joy of reading or pursuit of knowledge, but a desire to build social capital on social networks. And now, it's coming to books.

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

Alchemy of Change

Amazon affiliates aren’t employees; they’re somewhere between a partner and a customer. There are lots of different types of Amazon affiliates, often specializing in various product or market niches. We can learn a lot about organizations from biology.

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

Why would companies like Salesforce , Amazon and Zappos want to “circle” people on Google+? Sure that’s interesting, but Amazon already has more than 16,000 people who have circled its Google+ page.

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Gigwalk – Mechanical Turk Meets Yelp

Alchemy of Change

The Next Web has an good article on the startup Gigwalk – a kind of Amazon Mechanical Turk meets Yelp or foursquare. Engagement, Relationships & Connection Local Social Networks Amazon foursquare Gigwalk Local Tail YelpIt’s an interesting idea, especially in times like these when so many people are looking for incremental, low-barrier income streams. It’s no secret that the rise of mobile devices is creating an explosion of local apps and services.

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Amazon API. Amazon and eBay dominate shopping widgets – Amazon lets you embed book widgets on your blog, and you get between 4-10% affiliate revenue. But clicking through to Amazon site is not ideal – so much nicer if you can complete the sale on site.

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Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Amazon’s Affiliate program is a prime example. CRM Engagement, Relationships & Connection Networks & Systems Amazon engagement Facebook Flickr Microsoft Salesforce Social CRM TwitterSocial technologies change the way we collaborate. Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology.

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Weekend Video 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Amazon gives some ideas of how Alexa could be used at the office, including scheduling meetings, ordering photocopying paper, start meetings, finding an available meeting room, finding a colleague’s desk, and more.

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Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

he analyzes amazon s3 team's after action review (aar) process following a disruption in their service. michael krigsman has a good story today on zdnet about transparency and learning. this reminds me of the importance of learning from

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Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

He analyzes Amazon S3 team's After Action Review (AAR) process following a Michael Krigsman has a good story today on ZDNet about transparency and learning.

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Re-Imagining Grocery Shopping

Michael Sampson - Currents

Amazon is experimenting with a grocery store with no checkout lines or counters: E-commerce giant Amazon has opened a bricks-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the online shopping giant’s new 167-square-metre store, uses sensors to detect what shoppers have picked off the shelf and bills it to their Amazon account if they do not put it back.

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Happy Holidays: Free download of Digital Habitats!

Digital Habitats

7 years later the book is still selling on Amazon (amazing! Electronic versions are available in Zipped files here: For Amazon’s Kindle reader (.mobi). It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009.

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Green Chameleon » Book Binge

Green Chameleon

Here's a list of recently delivered goodies from Amazon that I can't wait to get into… I acknowledge the people who have pointed me to them, and whether I anticipate them to be a joy to read or virtuous hard work

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Green Chameleon » What Makes Social Tagging Work

Green Chameleon

Tim over at LibraryThing has writen an excellent analysis of what makes social tagging work, by comparing the strategies used by Amazon and LibraryThing. His primary observations are that social tagging works when

Download our book for free

Learning Alliances

Seven years later the book is still selling on Amazon. Electronic versions are available in Zipped files here: For Amazon’s Kindle reader (.mobi). It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009 (after working on it off and on for 5 years). And we hear that people still actually use it, even though the whole technology ecology has changed so much. .

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Learning Alliances - Untitled Article

Learning Alliances

Seven years later the book is still selling on Amazon. Electronic versions are available in Zipped files here: For Amazon’s Kindle reader (.mobi). It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009 (after working on it off and on for 5 years). And we hear that people still actually use it, even though the whole technology ecology has changed so much. .

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Blog>> The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook - now available for pre-ordering

Green Chameleon

My next book, co-authored with Nick Milton is now available for pre-ordering on Amazon! “ The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Embedding Effective Knowledge Management in Your Organization ” will be published by Kogan Page in April 2016.

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Cisco Cius Tablet

Michael Sampson - Currents

With all the noise about tablets recently - especially why the Amazon Fire is so important. - I don't recall seeing anything about the Cisco Cius. While the above video is fun - the cut-through is lacking

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Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the partnership between Microsoft and Amazon for Alexa and Cortana to work together. Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. CNET cut the multi-hour keynote into a 12-minute highlights reel.

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Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?

Partnering Resources

All three of these tools—and many more—were conceived before the internet, before the rise of globalization, and before the rise of mega businesses like Amazon and Tencent. They reflect a world more familiar to automobile manufacturer Henry Ford than to Amazon titan Jeff Bezos.

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Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

It has been a while since I checked up on progress, but the insoles edition from Ducere – called Lechal – are now available to order from Amazon.

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Happy Holidays: Free Digital Versions of Digital Habitats!

Full Circle Associates

7 years later the book is still selling on Amazon (amazing! Electronic versions are available in Zipped files here: For Amazon’s Kindle reader (.mobi) It is hard to believe we finished “ Digital Habitat: Stewarding technology for communities ” back in 2009.

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I purchased books online. and didn't use Amazon.com (gasp!)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, for the first time in over a decade, I purchased books online, and didn't go through Amazon. For an order of 9 books, Amazon was at least 20% more expensive, once Amazon added the shipping costs. And in a total shock to my system, rather than waiting for a few weeks for the books to come from Amazon to New Zealand, my new books started showing up yesterday. I have been an Amazon.com customer for a long time.

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Weekend Reading 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple with Siri, Google with Assistant, and Microsoft with Cortana — none are quite as dominant as Amazon has been with Alexa. At the AWS reinvent conference, Amazon announced Alexa for Business (as CNBC first reported).

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Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A FEW days ago, I bought a DVD on Amazon. At the end of the online checkout, Amazon thanked me for my purchase and then asked me to tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google Plus the Amazon link with an image of the DVD, the price and a description. As for my DVD purchase on Amazon?

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Seamless Teamwork on Kindle

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Press and O'Reilly have published many Microsoft Press titles to the Amazon Kindle story, including my book on using SharePoint 2007 in a business team for a project: Seamless Teamwork.

Strategy & Resilience Take Center Stage at Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources

A quick look at headlines over the past year makes it clear that market-roiling upsets are the new normal: “ The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means Every Other Retailer’s Three-Year Plan Is Obsolete ” ( Harvard Business Review , June 2017). Image: Nicole on flickr.

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Free Tool: Project Execution Assessment

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Just Released: Why Plans Fail: Cognitive Bias, Decision Making, and Your Business.

Evolving Web

It’s $2.99, or free if you have Amazon Prime. Here’s the writeup for it from Amazon: Business runs on decisions. A few months ago, I wrote a series of posts in this blog about cognitive bias. Those became the pre-writing for this short ebook: Why Plans Fail.

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Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Competitors Barnes & Noble and Amazon focused on providing access–online, by mail, in various formats–to the books people wanted to read. Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy.

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The problem with the Kindle

Community Guy

I love Amazon. But I’ve been waiting for this particular shoe to drop: This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. But no, apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. And I love my Kindle.

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Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

The book is now available on Amazon and Powell’s. . We know that networks exist. But what we haven’t known until recently is how to work with them. A new article helps leaders understand just how to do so. The new NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change features thirty-four chapters designed to help leaders and practitioners bring about meaningful change in organizations.

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User Adoption Strategies (2010) - Now Out-of-Print

Michael Sampson - Currents

You can still purchase the book in ebook format from: - Amazon for Kindle. Effective immediately, User Adoption Strategies (2010) is now out-of-print. I do not have any more physical copies of the book available for sale. Apple for iBooks. My thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of the paperback since it was released in mid-2010. You depleted my print run faster than I expected! Michael's Books User Adoption Strategies

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