Collabosphere 2015 in late September (Austin, TX)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September, Central Desktop, a PGi company will be hosting its annual conference in Austin TX – Collabosphere 2015. I’ll be there, and am delighted to say that I’ll be speaking too. My talk is on user adoption: Make-or-break user adoption strategies for every business.

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Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

I’m delighted to announce that Nonprofit Quarterly has published an article on the work done last year with the Austin Healthy Adolescent Initiative. Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis. The Context: Adolescent Health in Austin.

Trending Sources

Welcome Sam Eder to the Austin Anthill!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I am pleased to announce that Sam Eder joins the Austin Anthill today as a Senior Social Business Consultant where his marketing and community management experience will bring immediate value to Ant’s Eye View clients seeking to improve community health.

Road Trip to Austin Music Scene

Portals and KM

We recently stopped in  Austin  for two days on the way back from a family event in Dallas. I got introdcued the Austin music scene last year during SXSW (see -  SXSW Notes: The Music Scene Part One: March 13 ).

Collabosphere – a Month Away

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a month I’ll be in Austin TX for the Collabosphere conference hosted by Central Desktop / PGi. I’ve got a couple of sessions to deliver at the conference (Monday and Tuesday at 2.15pm), and will be on the ground in Austin for five days.

Make or Break User Adoption Strategies – my talk at Collabosphere 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Collabosphere 2015 conference in Austin TX, hosted by Central Desktop. My trip was shorter than originally planned due to family circumstances, but I was still able to present the two sessions I had agreed to present. It was great to be there. The video from the first – on strategies for user adoption – has just been published. It’s #5 in the above playlist, if it doesn’t display directly.

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ATX: the world's social business hub

Social Abacus

Truth is, all that NYC offered didn't stack up so well for me, compared to Austin's riches. I came for the intellectual curiosity UT Austin uniquely offers-- academic freedom most schools don't manage to breed. Austin is a great place to work and live.

Let’s Meet at South by Southwest Interactive 2012

Managing Communities

For the fifth consecutive year, I am fortunate enough to be speaking at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. What’s different this year is that I will be on a panel for the first time, following two book readings, one Core Conversation (an audience focused presentation by 1 or 2 people) and one solo [.]. Press

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See Me at SXSW Interactive 2011: “27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community”

Managing Communities

South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2011 is just around the corner: March 11 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Not only will I be in town for the entire event, but I’m happy to say that I’ll be presenting “27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community&# on March 13 at 5 PM in Salon K [.]. Press

Welcome Kat Mandelstein to the Anthill

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Prior to joining Ant’s Eye View Austin, Kat spent more than 14 years in a number of leadership positions at IBM. Working with talented and experienced practitioners has always been a draw for Ant’s Eye View.

Adoption Strategies at Firms Using Central Desktop

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a month I’ll be attending and speaking at Collabosphere 2015 , the PGi / Central Desktop user conference in Austin TX. In advance of my two sessions I spoke with some Central Desktop customers about their adoption framework, and it was heartening to hear the strategies employed. Common approaches across the customers were: – Executive support.

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

We also had tons of folks reference that they’d “seen the Groupon&# even though they didn’t purchase it or book for a full-price service afterwards so I think it’s safe to say Groupon broadened our presence and range of exposure in Austin.

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux


One of the themes around both Social and Open Business I have grown rather fond of over the course of the last 2 to 3 years is that one of Working Out Loud (Other related topics would be as well narrating your work or observable work , a.k.a. owork ).

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Here we grow again

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Consultant in Seattle or Austin (location will be determined by available, local talent pool). Listening Consultant in Austin. Tags: AEV Blog Austin consultant Jobs Seattle Silicon Valley Our business is growing and we need more talent to continue our growth. AEV is hiring four new positions: Senior Consultant in Silicon Valley. Consultant in Silicon Valley. Are you the type of person that thrives in a high growth company with multiple responsibilities?

Community Manager Appreciation Day: 1/24/11 – #CMAD

Online Community Strategy

Austin is going to host a physical event. I’ll be celebrating at the Austin event. Monday, January 24th is the second annual Community Manager Appreciation Day.

What’s New on the Anthill: Reflections from our Third Annual All Ants Meeting

Ant's Eyeview Blog

So, imagine my enthusiasm when I walked into the room at our All Ants meeting in Austin, Texas earlier this month. With offices in Seattle, Mountain View and Austin, we’ve more than doubled our size since our last All Ants Meeting.

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

We also had tons of folks reference that they’d “seen the Groupon” even though they didn’t purchase it or book for a full-price service afterwards so I think it’s safe to say Groupon broadened our presence and range of exposure in Austin.

Facebook Addiction? | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

by Michael Austin. Austin in Ethics for Everyone. Austin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. Convince kids that all their friends eat carrots, and carrots become more attractive. Brent McFerran, Ph.D. Less agreeable individuals earn more than their agreeable counterparts. Goal Auzeen Saedi. If you want to control your need for caffeine, dial down your expectations of its benefits. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. What makes a yogi mad?

Cape Town South Africa Area: Constantia Wine Region

Portals and KM

The Klien Constantia winery is famous for its sweet wine favored by Napoleon, Jane Austin and others of their day. This is the tenth in a series of posts covering Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape region.

Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

Bloomfire has successfully acquired more than 220 active customers to-date and raised $18 million in funding from Redpoint Ventures and Austin Ventures. Bloomfire.

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What People Are Saying About Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I was excited to learn that the Austin Anthill managed to capture some folks talking about Ant’s Eye View during this years SXSW. My fellow Ants would tell you that the much of my professional time is spent telling the Ant’s Eye View story.

Lance Armstrong and a tweeted Social Media Press Release

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

AUSTIN, Texas – August 23rd, 2012 – There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” Lance Armstrong has decided not to go on fighting the anti-doping charges.

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New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

We also have cases on: Mapping Austin’s Health adolescent health network. Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. But what can they actually accomplish for an organization?

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Modeled after the systems that make Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, and New York work, this map shows the basics: Ways to engage ( at the bottom of the map) – Venues for new participants, entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and others to come together and innovate. Incredible complexity.

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Community + Social Media Meetup 5/19 6pm at Cedar Door

Online Community Strategy

Austin + #Dell peeps – anyone up for an informal Community + Social Media meetup in Austin next weds night? via Posted via web from Social Architect

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: The Value of Value

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The Seattle office spend the day glassblowing, Austin visited Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Silicon Valley headed to the park walking through individual journey-lines. Integrity. Honesty. Purpose.

Talking About Social Business with IBM at SXSW

Portals and KM

Here is an interview that I did with IBM at the recent SXSW Interactive in Austin , IBM @ SXSW 2012: Interview with Bill Ives, a partner with the Merced Group.

The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


His work has been recognized by the Mayor of Austin and featured in the NYTimes, CNN, Forbes, and NPR. By Rob Wu, Founder, CauseVox. Your supporters love your nonprofit and the work that you do. Many of them want to raise funds for your nonprofit or cause, but don't know how to approach it. We know it's a real struggle to fundraise effectively when you're not a professional fundraiser. We're with you and want to help your supporters become the best fundraisers possible.

Happy Birthday Ant’s Eye View!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A few weeks later, the four of us were at SXSW in Austin. Last summer, at our all hands meeting in Austin, I spent time talking with the team about moments I refer to as “stopping to smell the roses moment.” At Ant’s Eye View, we spend a lot of time talking to our clients about the Social Engagement Journey , but today seems a good day to pause and reflect a bit on our journey as a organization. Well, tomorrow we celebrate 3 years in operation.

SXSW Notes: Design for Social Innovation and Public Good

Portals and KM

This is the session on Design for Social Innovation and Public Good led by Barbara Brown Wilson Dir UT Austin Center for Sustainable Development, Jess Zimbabwe Exec Dir ULI Daniel Rose Center For Public Leadership in Land Use, John Peterson Founder & Pres, Public Architecture, John Bielenberg Dir Project M, and Suzi Sosa Exec Dir Dell Challenge. Here is another in my series on SXSW event s. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time.

SXSW Accelerator Finalists Announced

Community Guy

And here’s some more info about the program: The newest addition to the mix of activities in Austin is Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW. Be at the Downtown Austin Hilton on Monday, March 16 to watch these two help uncover the best of the best!

Louisiana Vs. Texas BBQ

Portals and KM

We recently drove to a family event in Dallas and then stopped at Austin for two nights of the music scene on the way back. Going there we stopped at Eddie's BBQ at a truck stop near Alexandria LA.

Ant’s Eye View is hiring again

Community Guy

Consultant in Seattle or Austin (location will be determined by available, local talent pool). Listening Consultant in Austin. Ant’s Eye View is growing like mad, and once again we need more we are hiring! AEV is hiring four new positions: Senior Consultant in Silicon Valley. Consultant in Silicon Valley. Are you the type of person that thrives in a high growth company with multiple responsibilities?

It’s Not Filter Failure, But Thought For Food


Ever since Clay Shirky first used the quote “ It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure ” at the Web 2.0

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SXSW Notes: The Music Scene Part One: March 13

Portals and KM

Described as an “electro/dance/rock band from Austin, Texas, whose recordings and intense live performances have made them one of Austin’s premiere entertainment commodities. Hailed as one of Austin’s best Goth/Industrial bands and DJ bands by the Austin Chronicle Music Poll.”

When improvisation meets Open Space

Viv Mcwaters

She was writing about a workshop she’s planning for newcomers at the annual Applied Improvisation Conference , coming up soon in Austin, Texas. There are few things that have influenced my way of working – and way of living – as much as Open Space and Improvisation.

Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Austin Finch, Sr.,

20x2 at SXSW 2012

Portals and KM

Louis to Dallas to Austin. It was my first time back to Austin since I spent my first four years here long, long ago. This is my first time at SXSW and it takes a while to figure it out. I went to an interesting session my first night here. It was 20x2 “a SXSW Interactive tradition!”

Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

I reference heavily the work of people like Dave Gray , Austin Kleon and others who have generously shared exercises, videos and how-to’s online. This is the fourth in a series of posts about my ISS/Chisholm Fellowship in Victoria State, Australia.

Treat Your Employees like Neighbors - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Art Markman , PhD, is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Harvard Business Publishing. |. For Educators. |. For Corporate Buyers. |. Visit Harvard Business School. HBR ON: iPhone. |. iPad. |. Kindle. -->. Follow HBR: Twitter. FaceBook. NewsLetter. LinkedIn. DIGITAL & MOBILE. Harvard Business Review. Sponsored by. Blogs. The Magazine. Books. Multimedia. Courses. Store. Most Popular. Topics. Topics.