Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

These are all descriptions of business ecosystems. In this post, we’ll look at a few different ways organizations depict and understand their business ecosystems. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem map shows the elements of the start-up ecosystem.

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What are Business Ecosystems?

Partnering Resources

Business Ecosystem Model developed by Dr. James F. I recently wrote about business ecosystems, adaptability, and change leadership. This post takes us back to the basics: what are business ecosystems? Why are Business Ecosystems Important? What are Business Ecosystems?

2012 233

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. And, yes, businesses eventually do. And that’s where Social Business kicks in. A business problem.

2013 249

Curing Business Ecosystems Blindness

Partnering Resources

Evolution into business ecosystems. Business ecosystems are complex and ever-changing. Ecosystem entities are organizations that your company depends on in order to do its business. Business Ecosystems StrategyImage by Dion Hinchcliffe, Dachis Group.

2012 202

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

Elsua

As part of the series of “ Social Business Is People to People Business “, here’s the next take of what living social is all about. Yes, just that, 2 or 3 exchanges in Twitter and we are back in business! That, folks, is what a Social Business is all about!

2012 240

Risky Business

How to Save the World

It would be unfortunate if the population were to discover, from a Davos report to the global business/political corpocracy, that one of the greatest risks to our planet is… the global business/political corpocracy.

2018 69

Business Continuity Management: The Ideal topic for Business Simulation

The Bumble Bee

I have invited leading Business Continuity Management (BCM) expert Pierre Wettergren to write a short guest blog on Bioteams.com to introduce this increasingly critical topic. Business Simulation

2013 180

Busy is the new smoking

Joitske Hulsebosch

Unfortunately I got too busy myself during the first three months of this year. Want to be less busy? My daughter in the third year of secondary school went on a three-days internship and returned with the observation: "They talk all day, I have a painfull ass from all those meetings!"

2016 200

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation. Today’s businesses are not single entities. The methods you learned in business school are probably not helping you (unless you had some really hip professors). You’re in a business ecosystem.

2012 252

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. Digital Business: The Transactional Era.

2012 242

Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business

Alchemy of Change

Engagement & Collaboration Permeability & Networks business engagement influence Klout marketing networks permeabilityKlout helps companies better understand the influence of employees and customers, and this opens the firm more fully to the outside world.

2012 268

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you need a Business page on Facebook managed? We have grown Facebook Business Pages from a few thousand fans to 1 million and we look after brands such as reality TV shows (Junior Masterchef), and to journalists as well as small business and government pages.

The Joy of Business Travelling

Elsua

However, adapting to that new mentality towards business travelling, where a while ago I decided to just take it as it is, hasn’t been easy. Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest IBM Learning Life Open Business Travelling

2012 204

Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

Back then, we relied on legal contracts to ensure each party upheld its responsibilities in a collaborative value creation process because we lacked the tools to coordinate lots of small, loosely joined pieces of work (or “business processes”) between firms.

2011 275

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Elsua

More than anything else, because over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, I have seen very little of it, as I have blogged about a couple of times in articles like Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver or Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

2013 234

Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors

Elsua

After all, I committed this year to get rid of the Social Business moniker for myself, remember?, So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open: Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open.

2013 237

Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about these issues for the past five years, noticing that many communities have unconscious business models that situate them in their world. Because I was passing through on the way to Effat University , they organized a session about business models.

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Facebook Help: Social Media Online Consult for Small Business Saturday

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I might be able to help you there … with a Small Business Saturday and Social Media Online Consult. But I’m going to trial social media consults online for small business. What do you get with your Social Media Consult for Small Business Saturday? (I

2017 147

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Elsua

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

2013 227

Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.

2013 210

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Elsua

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. “ I suppose I know now where a good number of those social business evangelists are hanging out nowadays.

2013 209

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace

Elsua

A couple of weeks ago the smart and talented folks from Bloomfire approached me through Twitter to ask me whether I would be willing to participate on an interview around Social Business and be featured on the series of bloggers and influencers they have got going on for a little while now. Why aren’t more Enterprise 2.0 / Social Business vendors doing the same thing? . The challenge AND the opportunity while embarking on the so-called Social Business Transformation journey.

2014 184

High performance leadership/decisions: business game findings

The Bumble Bee

Over the part few years I have been running in-house business games with a number of major enterprises who form executive teams for a global enterprise for a three year period over a single (intensive) day. Business Simulation

2013 203

Start a Content Business

Ken Carroll

How To Start a Content Business. W hat do you need to start a content business? You see, building a business around content is kind of like a three act play: A ct One : You show people how to solve a problem. Content Business. Content Business. Business Models .

2014 138

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

Remember, long gone are the days where you were alone in your own little cubicle, your own little silo, minding your own business, fighting everyone out there, so you could just get ahead of everyone that could get in between you and your quarterly / yearly bonus.

2013 270

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Elsua

And since they are all incredibly busy and hectic processing 4 to 5 hours of email they just can’t seem to go beyond their own eyes. The task today is to understand what both social business and complexity mean. Open Business

2013 260

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Elsua

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Chances are that, right there, without you not knowing, you may have just gotten started with your own Social / Open Business Transformation. Open Business

2013 256

The Forest and the Trees: Managing in Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

The Forest and the Trees: Managing Business Ecosystems. It’s time for us to pay attention to our business ecosystems. What is a business ecosystem? In the olden days, businesses competed against one or maybe a few specific rivals. Business Ecosystems Strategy

2013 235

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

The second factor in successful change leadership is creating a clear, compelling business case for change. Workers are more likely to change when the business case is obvious, specific and urgent. Business cases like this one get attention.

2014 243

Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement

Elsua

Oh, metrics, what would we do without you in the business world, right? That’s probably the main reason as to why very few people are continuing to question the value of social networking for business. Every single business out there needs one. Social Analytics.

2013 242

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Elsua

And what a better resume than talking a little bit about one of the main conversations I have been having in the last few weeks: Has Social Business matured enough compared to, say, two to three years ago? What’s the state of Social Business today?

2012 254

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!

Elsua

So why have I said remote working does not exist in today’s business world then? At least, in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation, which, if you ask me, I find it a bit too ironic altogether, if you know what I mean.

2016 151

Play is serious business!

Viv Mcwaters

Play is serious business! The post Play is serious business! Too right! “Play is absolutely fundamental for children’s physical, social, mental, and emotional development.” ” Professor Roger Hart.

2014 130

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics

Elsua

and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. Where is the business value? That you have got issues with Social then switch over to Open (Business).

2013 245

Silos Kill Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a recent blog post, he talks about how silos kill business , and recommends tighter communication / coordination / collaboration instead: “ If there’s been one overarching theme I’ve heard in dozens of discussions with people the past few months at various conferences, it’s this: so many businesses have put various marketing components in silos that never communicate. Incongruous communications that confuse the customer and deter the prospect from doing business with you.

2014 139

Business Reimagined by Dave Coplin, Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past few days I have been reading Dave Coplin’s book, Business Reimagined: Why work isn’t working and what you can do about it (2013). If you have any interest in re-imagining how to work or do business, please check out Dave’s book.

2014 235

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

Our office neighbors, Paloma , recently went through the Groupon experience to promote their spa business. We are very pleased with the amount of business Groupon brought in because it seems so far to have significantly bolstered our regular/pre-booked client base. Business Strategy

Our Egos and Business

Alchemy of Change

The Ego in Business – the latest article in Alchemy of Change’s successor site, The Vital Edge. What happens when egos get too wrapped up in work? When we confuse our title, position and even our organization with our sense of self?

2013 142

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story

Elsua

And that company that has finally understood what a social business is all about is one that I never expected that it would be coming around, as seen on this blog a few times already. That social business with a success story on providing excellent customer service and support is Movistar.

2012 207

Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

If you look into the world today, not just the business world, by the way, but the world in general, you would see how there is a massive crisis in terms of both Management and Leadership. That one that would thrive in an Open Business world.

2013 219

A real-life Groupon business story

Community Guy

Our office neighbors, Paloma , recently went through the Groupon experience to promote their spa business. We are very pleased with the amount of business Groupon brought in because it seems so far to have significantly bolstered our regular/pre-booked client base. Business Strategy

Social Business Is People to People Business – The #Movistar Story – Part Deux

Elsua

Over three years ago I wrote an article over here around the ‘ Joy of Business Travelling ’. And that’s exactly what I am starting to recover from nowadays, as I just finished my last round of business travelling for the year. Open Business

2015 130

Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

The reported noted that, “only 9% of businesses report that collaboration technology has impacted their time-to-market for new products, with improved innovation and partner relationships also ranking low on the list.”

2011 198