2014, The Year That Was


Do them in March to get people out of their homes right as spring kicks in or by November before everyone hides for the remaining of the year as winter approaches fast and furious. elsua General Interest In the News Learning Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

2014 206

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

CIDES focuses on (1) collecting and analyzing practical social innovation lessons learnt by public libraries across the country, (2) refining and extending the most promising of those lessons through a range of incubators and accelerators – and (3) disseminating these lessons nation-wide.

2019 207

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

My keynote focused on the need for a modern approach to community building in response to the accelerating change and disruption driven by exponential technologies. A New Approach to Community Building.

2017 64

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

My keynote focused on the need for a modern approach to community building in response to the accelerating change and disruption driven by exponential technologies. A New Approach to Community Building.

2017 46

BAN FORMS! IT just can't keep up with business networks

Governance in a Networked World

If paper forms were banned then organisations would have to get their act together, integrate their information sources and for once be client friendly!

Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

social business - organizations and business processes (accelerate business velocity, "last mile" of process improvement, improved decision making, and building cultures of innovation. -. driven by process integration - process efficiecy, process accelation, accelerated engagement, business culture of innovation. -. adoption approach - for rich profiles. -. there are a large number of technologies and services that need to be integrated. -.

2012 122

Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

And there are the "translational science" awards from NIH that are attempting to accelerate the time between "bench and bedside," typically an astonishing 17 years, this according to a Principal Investigator working on one of these grants.

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It brings back in the essential tools like copy-and-paste that retains the formatting, compared to the default approach of stripping it all out. It''s a tool that accelerates user adoption. moving activities from one community to another (or standalone), integrating blogs / wikis / forums, and merging communities. TimeToAct Group is demonstrating its Connections Administration Toolkit, which is an integrated system to enhance the administrative tasks in IBM Connections.

2013 134

Forrester's Five Stages of Social Media Maturity

Portals and KM

Forrester has released a new report,  Accelerating Your Social Maturity: How To Move From Social Experimentation To Business Transformation. They “begin to put the resources and governance in place to create consistency across the organization, from “distributed chaos” to a more centralized approach.” You can also find it as a new chapter in the updated paperback version of the  Groundswell book.

2011 155

When are we going to get serious?

Viv Mcwaters

We could have discussed it, a more traditional approach that might have been safer and kept the issue abstract. It means using a light touch, being playful and avoiding creating a fearful and stressful approach that shuts down the integrated functioning of the brain.

2011 158

Saba Social Left Out Of IBM Deal

Collaborative Thinking

It allows IBM to sell Saba's learning solution directly (augmenting the value proposition of WebSphere Portal via a learning accelerator). One technical/tactical workaround would be for Saba to deliver modules that integrated within Lotus Connections (via a plug-in/widget of some sort, or through Connections' REST and other programmable interfaces). Overall, it still strikes me that this deal makes it harder for Saba to sell its own social networking approach into IBM shops.

IBM 100

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)


Somehow the latter approach sounds so much more of an effective use of our time than the selfish, egotistical use of email just to fit our own individual purpose(s).

2013 197

The Seven Habits (??) of Highly Effective Collaborators - Think Organizations, Not People

Michael Sampson - Currents

build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach). - Only 20% of the Industry Average indicated that collaboration provided accelerated product development compared to 84% of Best-in-Class companies. " Hyoun from Aberdeen proposes a list of seven habits that highly effective collaborative organizations enact: ". we focused on the plight of the Laggards: the bottom 30% of our respondents.

2011 124

Notes on KEY101 Industries Get Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

partners are interacting to accelerate business value. -. the four "I's" - How we Interact, how we become Informed, how we Integrate the supply chain. Have been working on a new approach to health care plans since 2006. Social business approaches impact governments. a smarter travel approach - eg., The second day of IBM Connect 2013 is just beginning. First up for most people is the keynote on the main stage.

2013 118

Share2010 Session: Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz on "Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Sinclair Knight Merz Strategy for Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

How did you decide training approach? Lots of different training approaches and needs. No, not using SharePoint for engineering document control - it doesn't offer what we need (transmittals, CAD integration). We purchased a third-party add-on that integrates with SharePoint. Performance - purchased network accelerators (Riverbed). Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz talked about their experience with success around knowledge management and collaboration.

2010 114

Microsoft's Unified Communications Predictions

Collaborative Thinking

I would add an open integration and interoperability framework - a UC platform should not equate to "single vendor". Although the realities of the current economic environment will slow the pace of consolidation, the rapid move away from hardware-based systems toward software-based platforms will accelerate in the new year. The idea of migrate at your own pace actually makes IBM's approach with its Sametime Unified Telephony approach suddenly look pretty good.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Things are moving, shifting, adapting, at an accelerating rate. The “worldview” that is creating this present systemic approach. ( Acceleration Studies Foundation. Acceleration Watch (John M Smart). Acceleration Studies Foundation. Skip to content.

2012 75

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This is software you can brand and integrate tightly into your existing domain. Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0 approach !

2008 55

Dell’s Social Engagement Journey

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The Social Engagement Journey , put together by our team at Ant’s Eye View , is a 5-stage process that a medium-to-large brand or company goes through while integrating social media into their business. Alternately, events can also accelerate a company’s journey, too.

Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most organizations are not comfortable with this approach. For CISCO, communities were business plan design and decision making accelerators. program, they only seem to be changing their approach to communities).

2011 61

News Updates (June 24, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today, we officially launched and released a fully integrated micro-blogging tool into the Central Desktop platform. The Status Update feature accommodates our customers desire to integrate Twitter-like functions into their day-to-day activities, but for business, and more secure, and within Central Desktop. Central Desktop Status Updates. Central Desktop added a Status Updates feature to its collaboration service.

2009 89

The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This small visual design alteration instantly made the integrity of Google’s search results visible and apparent by separating free results from those for which advertisers had paid. Pull is a very different approach, one that works at three primary levels, each of which builds on the others.

2010 77

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Are podcasts inferior to text?

Ken Carroll

With SpanishPod, for example, you have the Intro Dialog Translation Commentary Dialog repetition Cultural Observations Ending A standardized approach to the audio design means that users know the times where they find each of these elements after 2 or 3 listens. I actually believe that audio and visuals are the great new frontier that, when integrated with text, will open all sorts of new learning possibilities. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

2008 132

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Second challenge – Integrating diverse skill sets. We all know the story about customers gaining more power and how the Internet is enhancing and accelerating this. Blurring of boundaries These metrics will become more tightly integrated for virtual communities.

2007 77

Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control? | Blog | design mind

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In essence, businesses can use “shaping strategies” to amplify and accelerate the inevitable loss of control in order to avoid employees and customers abandon them. ” Because we’re increasingly dealing with "X-Problems," as my colleague Adam Richardson reckons in his book Innovation X , we need approaches that allow us to come up with creative solutions to problems we may not even know yet.

Productivity in a Networked Era – Assessing ROII (Return on Investment in Interaction)

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating. Further, it began to receive significant tangible market intelligence as engaged users began to share product integration and compatibility experiences, tips and tricks. . Network returns are asymmetric, so simplistic count-’em-up approaches are no longer viable. Jay Cross and I recently co-authored this piece for CLO Magazine.

Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

And no, I’m not going to take sides in the debate about Anderson’s journalistic integrity.). The New Age phenomenon is very much a materialistic approach; in fact it is a thinly disguised system of conquest applied to what we perceive as the spiritual.

2013 85

33 things to know about those who make your online social spaces live | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

He can be externalized but, in this case, time will be needed to integrate him in order he can “live&# the organization, understands its codes and values.

2010 50

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Subscription Services » Reprints » ); Practice Made Perfect How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work Procter & Gamble drove adoption of social networking tools by integrating them with existing with work processes. Why It Was Unique: P&G is deploying the tools with groups that demand them and integrating them with the ways people work.

CIO 51

Who ‘We’ Are, Part Two: Ego: Our Debilitating Self-Deception

How to Save the World

As our culture accelerates over the edge of a cliff, these ‘purposes’ are increasingly divergent. The knowledge (instinctive, emotional, sensory and intellectual) we have and can draw on can then be integrated and appropriate actions taken, in the moment.

2011 63

What does it take to make real social innovation?

Chris Corrigan

Successful social entrepreneurs create business models where measurement is integral to the normal course of solving a challenge. Increasingly, CEOs of charities are being hired from traditional business schools and they don’t even have the range of experience or innovative approach that social enterprise CEOs have. Alongside the management approach to services and the constraints on funding comes a slavish amount of accountability to targets.

2012 58

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In our practice we are seeing the current economy accelerate profound changes in the fundamental structure and operating principles of organizations. This requires leaders to approach the goal setting and performance management processes in a very different way. requires that we simultaneously take a global and local approach and mindset to work and talent. Early 21st century: Social integration of global forces = flat world ?

Verifying Virtual Value - Chief Learning Officer magazine

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Yet, when it comes to measuring its value, a structured approach should still apply. And not without good reason: It often creates more powerful and enduring learning experiences; it helps people establish and leverage social connections to accelerate the distribution and sharing of experiences, content and guidance; and it allows learners to be more productive, learn faster and work smarter.

On Collaboration – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

As a result, barriers to entry have fallen away sharply, competition has intensified, the pace of change has accelerated. ” I think there is something new in this, and the newness comes from finding a way to integrate the learning from the work of people like Howard Rheingold and W Brian Arthur (and more recently, Clay Shirky ) on virtual and electronic communities, on learning, on increasing-returns models. Skip to content. confused of calcutta. a blog about information.

2012 56

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

The trends are: Accelerating change Increasing complexity of information Growth of social technology I explained what each of those means in the post, and added some nice graphics too. Enter accelerating change. It’s accelerating at an accelerating rate. As you say the accelerating is accelerating. I find the question of whether the development of offline trust networks can accelerate as quickly very interesting.

2010 44

Connected - SharePoint My Sites: It ain’t just about profiles, people.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

It uses the Business Data Catalog to accomplish this, similar to how Lotus Connections uses Directory Integrator to bring data into the Profiles database and synchronize it with its sources, which is included with the Connections license. This top-down-only approach doesn’t cut it.

2008 36

SharePoint My Sites: It ain’t just about profiles, people. « Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

It uses the Business Data Catalog to accomplish this, similar to how Lotus Connections uses Directory Integrator to bring data into the Profiles database and synchronize it with its sources, which is included with the Connections license. This top-down-only approach doesn’t cut it.

2008 36

The social process | Web 2.0 and business process management

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

That provides an alternative to the traditional approach where “so-called process experts push out changes to the process,” says Gilbert. “That’s why I expect to see tighter integration of Web 2.0 offering integration with tools such as Facebook and Twitter. IT directors looking for a technology approach that can facilitate substantive business process change – on a recession-era budget – need look no further.

Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum


The rhizomatic view of learning reflects an organic, practical approach to thinking about learning and knowledge. The term [rhizomatic learning] encapsulates a sort of fluid, transitory concept; the dense, multi-dimensional development and integration of several different sets of tools and approaches, appearing in diverse forms under separate settings, using all the multidimensional networking information technology tools, the social web, etc.”

IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Enterprise Adaptability integrates several recognized IBM competencies: Enterprise-class Web 3.0ish social software via SmallBlue/IBM Atlas —this software analyzes IM (instant messaging), email and other digital knowledge artifacts to create synthetic profiles and social web models among people.

2008 36

Innovation and Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Strategic communities of practice (SCoP) are initiated by the organization’s leadership team, to power up selected strategic initiatives, which can include, e.g.: • • • Accelerating the rate of introducing successful disruptive innovation Facilitating culture change Entering a new market A SCoP is led, typically, by an internal ”guru” of its domain of practice, who serves also as magnet to attract members. Log in Other login options: Facebook Connect New to Scribd?

IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

A series of unique open conversations among employees resulted in a new approach to collaborative innovation. It led to subsequent Jams focusing on a range of topics, such as management, the integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (following its acquisition by IBM), the on demand transformation of IBM itself, and the IBM core values. is users add value , which is consistent with our approach to collaborative innovation.

2007 28

Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Framework IntroductionExecutive OverviewContentsForeword A Guide to Accelerating Business Value with. had approached this process without a vision. you with guidance about how to approach. it will help you accelerate and attain greater. management approach will fail to gain. a tactical, fragmented approach to a truly. strategic approach to collaboration that can be. to integrate packages of tools into a single.