Troubles at Virgin America

Michael Sampson - Currents

Interesting dynamics at play with Virgin America - which is failing to perform in the North American market: " Reporting in August, the Chronicle noted that, despite all its rewards and glowing reviews, since 2007, Virgin America has posted a net loss of $671 million and an operating loss of $447 million. I don’t really see a place in the market for Virgin America.”. Standing in sharp contrast to Virgin America’s struggles is the rise of Spirit Airlines.

America

Engineers without Fears

americaSo it's all booked. I'm in the Qantas Lounge @ Sydney about to board my flight. Check out the Dopplr widget to the right. Or post a comment here if you want to meet up. Washington from May 9th to 11th. Chicago from May 12th to 14th. Boston from May 15th to 17th. Toronto from May 18th to 20th. Detroit from May 21st to 22nd. New York from May 23rd to 27th. Seattle from May 26th to 29th. San Francisco from May 29th to 31st. Los Angeles from June 1st to 2nd.

america

Engineers without Fears

I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. americaI plan to be in Washington for this and this and then it's fair game. So far, I plan to see Nancy in Seattle, Vincent & Bruce in San Fran, Jenny & Rashid in NYC, Stan in Michigan, Jack in either Chicago or Boston. Do you want to meet? Is there someone else you think I should meet? Or attend? Or just gawk at? Detours into Mexico & Canada cannot be ruled out at this stage.

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ? And: Does that makes some of them more successful than others in finding a job?

"Tiles for America"

Endless Knots

One reads, "Tiles for America," all of them together a fitting 9/11 Memorial.

A new low for Bank of America

Endless Knots

Warning: if you have a banking problem and if, like me, you are a Bank of America business customer by virtue of a corporate round-up (my original perfectly fine BayBank was bought by BankBoston -- nee Bank of Boston --. Business

Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies?

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and Justina Andonian at the Center for Marketing Research, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently released a report on The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? Of these companies, the top 10 corporations (Wal-Mart, Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Fannie Mae, General Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, Bank of America Corp.

RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species from Joel Sartore

Portals and KM

  I received a review copy of Joel Sartore's new book, RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Specie s, and greatly appreciated it. It is published by National Geographic.

Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America via Flowing Data

Portals and KM

Here is a great visualization effort by the Flowing Data people. You can see how Walmart, like kudzu on the left , spread across the US South. It started in 1964 and first invaded the South. Then it passed the kudzu limits during the 1980s to spread across the rest of the country. It is a bit scary. I wonder what the Starbucks story would look like. I found this through the PSFK people. Kudzu image is from the Wikipedia

Practical examples: 5 examples from Latin America

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Intrac Praxis Note 16 (available in English and Spanish), Brenda Bucheli and Gabriela Romo describe some of the outcomes of a workshop on communities of practice held in Mexico at the beginning of this year. The participants were from SNV , PACT and IMAC. The workshop defined a community of practice as a group with a 'common learning interest, aimed at establishing long-term learning processes, innovation, the improvement of practice and the strengthening of relationships between members.

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Vote for DataMasher in Apps for America 2

Influence

Over the past month, I had the privilege of being the Forum One Project Manager for a fun, open-source web application development contest: the Apps for America 2: Data.gov Challenge. In celebration of the release of Data.gov, the Sunlight Foundation sponsored this coding showdown that asked entrants to make a useful web or iPhone application using at least one data feed from the new Data.gov site.

What America has lost because Van Jones quit

Chris Corrigan

I had hoped that he would represent the best chance for real change in America, but now it’s clear to me that change will never come from Washington. Eco-Equity with Van Jones : I’ve seen Van Jones speak, I’ve worked with people who have worked with him, and I take a lot of inspiration from him.

Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

Green Chameleon » Concession

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Concession A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems.

2008 100

Change Management, Etienne Wenger, Matt Moore Visits America, Auditing Lessons, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

John Tropea - Delicious Community

KM Blog of the Week America by Matt Moore I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. Publishers Site America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management.

A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net DevTens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

However, having listened to the five podcasts ( [link] ), it is clear that whilst Trump might be the current and most spectacular symptom of post-truth America, he is not the sole cause (Kurt Anderson, Episode 2).

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. In this post ,I listed the top 10 uses of oil (many are surprised to learn that thecost and energy content of oil used in agriculture exceeds thewholesale price and energy content of the food it produces, thanks to $150B in annual subsidies to Big Agriculture in North America alone ). Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Systemic strategy planning with Youth Employment Systems

Networking Action

Youth Employment Systems (YES) and the Institute for Strategic Clarity undertook a strategic planning process for Latin America using the Managing from Clarity framework. The framework works with multiple stakeholders to build an integrated understanding of the… Events

Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Proud to be Participating: SXSW Cause Lab | WeCanEndThis

Online Community Strategy

On March 15, the CauseLab kicks-off a 30-day virtual brainstorm through a new digital co-creation platform called Goodzuma — all in an effort to develop the most powerful, effective, and impactful ideas to end hunger in America.

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Blog>> Concession

Green Chameleon

A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems. Hope indeed

2008 100

Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent analysis at Bank of America demonstrated this dynamic for call centre agents, reinforcing the productivity-driving benefits of strong ties: Humanyze’s smart work badges contain microphones and and precision positioning technology. ” Bank of America used Humanyze’s technology within its call centers to find out what made employees most productive in terms of numbers of completed calls.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

One thing is clear, however: this movement represents a critique of modern life in the United States of America, of our systems of economic and political power. America’s “professional” social change community is not driving the Occupy Movement.

2011 272

#openedMOOC: CC licenses

Jenny Connected

This was the request I received by email: Hello Jenny, I am currently acquisitioning photos for a new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street (museumonmainstreet.org) exhibit titled “Crossroads” about the last 100 year change of rural America.

2017 130

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 173

Behavior vs. Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I started working with David Ferris in the late 1990s, since many of our clients were in America, I gave up my New Zealand English for American spelling.

2015 136

"Make bureaucracy sexy"

Endless Knots

Jen founded and is executive director of Code for America. Give yourself the gift of 12 minutes listening to Jennifer Pahlka's TED talk, "Coding a Better Government." She knows. Simple description: "Helps governments work better for everyone with the people. 90% people, 10% technology Collaboration Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 2007 Friends Governance Government Innovation Inspiration Internet/web Networks and Networking Politics TED Web 2.0 Web/Tech

2012 134

Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash.

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Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests that the real number may well be higher.” There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week.

2017 127

Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

This article by Tim Berners-Lee on The Semantic Web in Scientific America from 2001 is a classic if you want a good overview (purchased required). A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going.

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Pontchartrain and Choctaw: Mardi Gras 2013

Portals and KM

The theme this year was “avenues of America.”. This is another in a series on  Mardi Gras 2013  in  New Orleans. Pontchartrain and Choctaw followed the same route, one after the other and both went up Napoleon Avenue to St. Charles and on to Canal Street.

2013 141

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 130

Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Kristen Christian was sick of Bank of America. Several big credit unions and the vendors who supply their technology told Credit Union Times last week they have seen a surge of new memberships that began when Bank of America declared its $5 a month debit fee in late September. “

2012 217

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

The Secret to Virgin America’s Social Business Success (an Infographic Comparison). Social Business is about using the data — social media monitoring data — to make mission critical decisions. What Virgin is doing is listening and integrating that feedback back into their company. Consider a company that does listen and respond. Consider their competitors that are not. Maybe it won’t make a difference today, but look forward 2, 5, or 10 years.

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Predictable Success, Truth Telling, Dealmakers, and Ecosystems: Highlights from the Inc 5000 Conference

Partnering Resources

The power in the room was palpable: these entrepreneurs, builders of the fastest growing companies in America, have created the truly wonderful out of nothing. Inc 5000 was the highest energy conference I’ve ever attended.

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Online Community Summit 2009

Online Community Strategy

Cisco, CNN, GlobalGiving, Moshi Monsters, Edutopia, LinkedIn, American Legacy Foundation, SEGA of America, Time Inc. Session Lead: Miles Orkin, America Cancer Society. Leadership Corps, Moshi Monsters, Edutopia, LinkedIn, American Legacy Foundation, SEGA of America, Time Inc.

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What’s your relationship to your circumstances?

Viv Mcwaters

He’s an amazing person and you should take a few minutes to watch this story of how he lost his life savings in America’s biggest fraudulent investment scheme. Hat tip to Johnnie Moore. I too have met Matt Weinstein at Improv conferences. Apart from the iconic ‘Impro’ by Keith Johnstone, Matt’s book, ‘Playfair’ was my first improv book.

Online Communities: Surviving & Thriving Webcast

Online Community Strategy

Prior to Rubyred, Thor was a first generation Web entrepreneur, creating Web success stories for companies such as Yahoo, Dell, Bank of America, Intel, Virgin Records, Fujitsu, Discovery Channel, and Sony.

SXSW Notes: Coding the Next Chapter of American History

Portals and KM

This is the keynote session "Coding the Next Chapter of American History" by Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America. Code for America works with talented web professionals and cities around the country to promote public service and reboot government. Code for America was started two years ago. A friend started Teach for America. So she started Code for America in the same manner to get people to help fix broken government IT.

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Social Media and Ad:Tech Tokyo

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Japanese people on the panel talked about online community and social media marketing at home, and I focussed on how it was working for Japanese companies in America, Europe, Australia etc. I spoke on how Japanese companies were doing in social media overseas.