A minor case of Corporate Amnesia. US forgets how to make Trident missiles…

Chris Collison

Still, I guess all that investment in re-learning and re-inventing will provide the global economy with a much needed boost… US FORGETS HOW TO MAKE TRIDENT MISSILES. The story was released to Slashdot by Hugh Pickens on March 9 2009 and within a day was relayed across over 500 web pages globally presumably via RSS feeds and blog following.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Read More » Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty Michael Walsh in Influence 18 May 2010 In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Read More » Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty Michael Walsh in Influence 18 May 2010 In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility.

2010 40

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Read More » Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty Michael Walsh in Influence 18 May 2010 In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility.

2010 40

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Read More » Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty Michael Walsh in Influence 18 May 2010 In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility.

2007 40

From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work

Making CommunitySense

A major theme in my lecture was the paradigm-shifting approach of the Obama administration to involve the general public, not only in getting elected, but also in providing ideas for and feedback on the policies proposed. It is incredibly exciting to witness community informatics history in the making, right in the heart of our global democratic system!

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Can Enterprise 2.0 fix Social Security?

Green Chameleon

The economic gains, according to a report published this month by the McKinsey Global Institute, a research group, would include increased household savings, higher tax collections and a reduction of the fiscal strain on Social Security and Medicare; together, that would add an estimated $13 trillion to the economy by 2025, or about a year's total output of goods and services today.&#. The corporation is evolving into a confederation on entrepreneurs. Of course Enterprise 2.0

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Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Most large corporations have dozens if not hundreds of informal networks, which go by the name of peer groups, communities of practice, or functional councils—or have no title at all.

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Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Most of the higher institutions in Africa are yet to apply technology in their education administration and delivery. This is in support of accelerated and sustainable realization of the goals of the global socio-economic development programs such as MDG, and EFA.

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David Goodman on food, water, energy, health & wellness, governance & public policy

Endless Knots

Here is my take on some of the problems we face, broken down into 5 interconnected global categories: Food is something we all need - but US citizens are amongst the most obese in the world. Globally, humans are either depleting or polluting their water resources at a rapid rate; we have basically run out of potable water in much of the world. The global result of this massive consumption of fossil fuel is an unprecedented concentration of atmospheric CO2.

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More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

How to Save the World

End corporate subsidies: Eliminate all agricultural, energy, military and other corporate subsidies, and instead provide incentives for new small business creation and employment. Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag.

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Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this vision they should be free of corporate heavy-handedness or even immediate business requirements, thereby allowed to grow organically and naturally to fruition without the chill of censorship or excessive expectation. While in my experience there’s been a challenge in even determining where the community management function should reside (IT help desk, customer service, corporate communications, HR, learning, etc.)

Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes

Community Guy

Before you engage with the community at large, always track down that community’s leadership, be it a webmaster, an elder member, or administrator. Community members want to work with a person from a company, not the cold corporate entity in the sky. And for crying out loud, share a link to somewhere on the Web that isn’t your corporate site. Everything is global. Understand what kind of global breakdown the community actually has.

News Updates (October 23, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Eg, " The new Outlook plug-in enables users to sync their Outlook calendar with their global Qtask calendar and vice versa. Its strength is the ability to set up a SharePoint site very quickly, but this can quickly result in many sites spread across the organization, making it difficult for administrators to understand where all this content resides. Some thoughts on corporate adoption of Windows 7. Telepresence in Law.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Is teaching a subversive activity?

Ken Carroll

Can of worms: the people who drew anti-corporate political messages about Blackboard need to consider this: If “edupunk” is anti-establishment and anti-corporation, does that mean a true Edupunk does not use any tools provided by large-scale companies? Alas - these are all tools provided by corporations. As for the tools, I’m against Blackboard not because of corporate involvement per se, but because it’s proprietary software.

2008 142

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications.&# If you’re running a social media program at a corporation, I recommend you listen to this sophisticated program.

2008 55

Rescuing the Economy: Austerity vs Stimulus vs Plan C

How to Save the World

The excessive government debts levels that are causing the current crisis were not run up by overspending or undertaxing in recessions, but (almost exclusively by right-wing governments) by overspending (on wars, corporate subsidies, bailouts to reckless banks and corporations etc.)

2012 69

What If Everything Ran Like the Internet?

How to Save the World

Why are we constantly merging municipalities and countries and corporations together into larger and ever-more-efficient megaliths? consequently bright minds are often enticed to work for private corporations instead of in the public service because it seems less frustrating and pays more.

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Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Our applications range from corporate in-house collaboration to global user created networks. &# Central Desktop “Central Desktop provides simple project collaboration tools for business teams.

2008 58

CoPs: Tools and Resources - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Arup Group Limited Capgemini DaimlerChrysler AG Ernst & Young Federal Highway Administration Fluor Corporation Ford Motor Company Schlumberger The World Bank Xerox Leave a comment Name Email Address URL Remember personal info? Answers from the MAKE Award Winners APQC Named Global MAKE Award Winner Introducing the Worlds Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises Powered by Movable Type Links Home

Robert Muller (1923-2010): A truly happy man

Endless Knots

From Chapter 8, The Networking Book : Global networking, global mind. Humanity is evolving toward a coherent global form best described by the metaphor of a human brain; each person, young or old, able-bodied or handicapped, is an important neuron in the emerging planetary brain that is constituted by the myriad “networkings” among people. Muller does not see the individual as the unfortunate lowest rung on the ladder of global organization.

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Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Relationships B2B companies, for instance, use key account managers and global account directors to focus on meeting customers’ evolving needs, rather than selling specific products. Copyright © 2009 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.

IBM Lotus Connections, in plain English " Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Let’s say you’ve just joined corporate marketing’s Web team, responsible for all online marketing efforts for your organization’s website. I spoke to a global retailing company who needed to find all the Chinese speakers in their gigantic organization.

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Green Enterpise Unconference: Timely Gathering, Dec 3rd, Mountain View CA

Influence

Timely – according to The Wall Street Journal’s “CEO Council”, recommending today that the new Administration pursue a variety of alterative energy technologies, and “mandate” improvements in energy efficiency – strong calls by corporate CEOs. He makes pointedly clear that we must dramatically transform global energy technology, and that there is a need for the US to lead this (who else will?),

2008 40

News Updates (November 2-6, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft claimed it is making the move as a result of rapid customer adoption, global scale and improved efficiencies from new software (such as Exchange Server 2010), but it's more likely the company is simply making sure it remains competitive with Google and IBM's offerings. Corporate developers can bring other enterprise data and applications from SAP, Oracle and other providers into Outlook through the Xobni client.

2009 122

Links of the Month: October 24, 2011

How to Save the World

And it’s likely to get worse: The US administration is considering border fencing and large-scale regular drone flights along the border. The entire investigation is fatally tainted, and the rush of the US administration to close the case has a very bad smell.

2011 71

Federal CIO Council Seeks to Advance Trustworthy Social Media

Influence

While many government leaders and corporate executives recognize the ability for social media to enable organizations to ?tap and around the world, many organizations (especially ones with Enterprise IT Departments) harbor serious reservations with respect to workplace use of external social networking sites by employees: Deloitte : 6th Annual Global Security Survey found that 53% of its respondent businesses (i.e.

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Flywheel

How to Save the World

There go the high school and elementary school students, along with the parents, administrators and frustrated teachers who have turned the majority of schools into costly, stagnant and violent babysitting services.

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NetAge Report #4: Organizing at the edge of chaos

Endless Knots

For people at all levels to lead effectively and make choices that are informed and wise, both locally and globally, we have to be able to see the whole of what we’re doing in all its swirling, knotted, twisted, gummed up complexity.

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How Do Communities Work in Leading Organizations? - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Over the past decade, APCI has translated this type of adhoc networking into more formal, sustainable behavior by providing a CoP structurethat aligns with the organizational culture and facilitates the accomplishmentof personal and corporate goals. Other strategicdrivers relate market challenges: Arup is facing global competition and has realizedthat, in order to respond to market changes and be agile, it has to optimizeknowledge transfer and leverage knowledge to drive its business.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Edupunks need to grow up

Ken Carroll

I have never been a corporate guy - never could work for them - but I do not see the free market (especially, now in the golden age of web 2.0 This isn’t a corporate conspiracy–it is the byproduct of academic freedom. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

2008 127

Communities of Practice: Overview - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In the modern, knowledge-based, global organization, communities create a channel for knowledge to flow across such boundaries. This report is based on a consortium benchmarking study that examined best practices from leading organizations, including Air Products and Chemicals, Arup, Ernst & Young, the Federal Highway Administration, and Fluor Corporation. Over 80 percent of communities at the best-practice organizations are global in composition.

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Civilization Systems: Compensation & The Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Whether through taxes, limits on salaries and bonuses, a negative income tax, changes in corporate governance or any other method) Is there some point at which disparities can actually debilitate incentive, damage innovation. As to globalization and wage deflation.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

SelectMinds , a software company specializing in corporate social networking, also suggests a buddy system, where an assigned network buddy can reach out through the social network to help the new hire learn what to expect, creating a more comfortable, less intimidating experience.

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Civilization Systems: How would hunter-gatherers run the world? (pssst. They Do!)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Im optimistic about the capabilities of reason and technology to handle just about any problem we face… whether global warming, ocean pollution or the disaster of our food monoculture and the loss of biological diversity. Writing and associated administrative systems.

2010 37

Gilbane Group Blog: More on "engage and collaborate" vs. "command and control"

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

technologies can be usefully applied, and what corporate culture changes will result. gilbaneboston08 gilbanesf08 globalization Google Microsoft publishing research search social computing social media social software WCM Web 2.0

2007 36

The Hardest Battle

How to Save the World

But our modern global imprisonment is subtler: It is our culture that has imprisoned us, a culture evolved in the belief that this is what’s best for the survival and continued expansion of the species.

2012 64

Twelve best practices for online customer communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One good example is Dell’s online community which it famously used for a corporate image turnaround last year and remains one of the most highly regarded and highly trafficked customer community properties. On CBSSports.com: Hottie Hall Of Fame ?

Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Falling communications costs, globalization, and the increasing specialization of knowledge-based work have made collaboration within and among organizations more important than ever.

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. They are typically a companys most highly paid workers and make huge contributions to its competitive prospects in a fast-changing global business landscape.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

by Gegen Den Strich Insane Profit Expectations: The Anglo Disease: Our economys unsustainability is due to an expectation that inflation and interest rates will remain forever low and hence corporate profits forever high. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

2008 46

A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization

How to Save the World

What's Wrong with Corporate Websites, Intranets and Groupware? Most corporate websites simply ported the sales and marketing material that used to be distributed manually to a flat website with a bewildering array of 'pages', accessed through either 'frames' or 'menus'.

SelectMinds Provides Secure Social Networking Platform for Enterprise Use | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Groups can be created by members or by administrators. The administrators can maintain activity logs on members beyond what members see and run reports on usage stats. Grant Thornton is one of the Global 6 accounting organizations with operations in 100 countries.