Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account


Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? Lots of questions looking for an answer, I suppose, but, for now, what I do know is that deleting my LinkedIn identity was an educated and informed personal choice. That’s not how an Open Business operates, I am afraid. .

How to Do a LinkedIn Profile Audit

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Audit/Benchmark your LinkedIn Profile. This is a video on how to do a preliminary AUDIT for your personal LinkedIn Profile AUDIT (fill in). Who’s Viewed Your LinkedIn Profile in last 3 days = 7. Your Rank for LinkedIn Profile Views in 30 days = 3 views down 3%.

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Instant guide to LinkedIn

The Bumble Bee

Previously Nadia Thompson had put together a short guide to LinkedIn for small businesses and independent consultants which has been very popular and we thought it would be useful to re-publish it here.

18 Articles Help You Master LinkedIn Strategy and Technique

Online Social Networking

The successful LinkedIn IPO last week seems to indicate that investors expect business networking and content curation giant LinkedIn to grow within its niche despite increasing Facebook domination of the social web. LinkedIn Strategy and Technique. LinkedIn Beginner Tips.

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

Online Social Networking

I share in this article my basic LinkedIn how-tos that may shorten your learning curve and save you time and frustration. Here are ten tips for maximizing your LinkedIn social networking success: Your LinkedIn profile is your resume. I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn !

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge


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.

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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?

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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. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Maya on Twitter , LinkedIn or Google+.

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LinkedIn Signal New Twitter Business Search Engine

Online Social Networking

Twitter and LinkedIn partnered last fall enabling you to automatically tweet your LinkedIn status and to post your Twitter tweets on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Signal Beta. Uses for LinkedIn Signal.

22 Business Networking Tips

Online Social Networking

I recently revealed my top 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking and 16 Tips for Ning Social Networking. I’ve also written Top 16 Reasons I Like Facebook More Than Twitter and 10 Simple Ideas for Setting Up a New Twitter Business Account. Business Networking Strategies.

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Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals


This doesn’t require much hard work like putting together an influx of blog posts, or scheduling dozens of tweets per day, or looking after LinkedIn groups, or Facebook Pages or even several Google Plus Communities. Open Business

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. The 2006 one drew 150,000 business partners. LinkedIn), closed workgroup (e.g., Rawn currently writes the Connected Business blog at Forbes.

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Transforming your business with creative facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

to the business people are engaged in. I now think creative facilitation can help transform any business – whether it be internally, with meetings and learning, or externally with customers and engagement. What is, or could be, the contribution of facilitation to your business?

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How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People)

Partnering Resources

It can also be tricky for those who are busy or those who hate networking. Endorse someone’s skills on LinkedIn. The post How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People) appeared first on Partnering Resources. Image by Vincent Fournier for Henkel Advertising.

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10 Tips for Making Facebook Business Friends

Online Social Networking

You are using your Facebook personal profile for business despite 7 Issues to Consider About Doing Business on Facebook and despite advice dispensed in ONE Facebook Business Page, No More, No Fewer.

LinkedIn Edges Out Apple in Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Portals and KM

According to the Forbes list of Fast Tech 25 : their annual list of growth kings, the current champion is LinkedIn. I was always a reluctant participant in LinkedIn. Here is just another example of the power of putting social capabilities into business tools.  Its revenue rose 115% over the last 12 months and is accelerating. Its shares are up 144% since its IPO a year ago. Apple came in second, which they noted was a significant feat for a company of its size.

IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.  In 2009, there were over 800 million business email users worldwide, and that number is expected to jump to almost 970 million by 2014, according to IDC.

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Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning are ranked 4th, 11th, 25th, 89th and 154th among all websites in the world, respectively. Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. From a business point of view, MySpace has become primarily a niche site for the music industry. Choose the sites you will use according to your business objectives and personal style.

Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Customer and industry specialists in IBM’s insurance practice work with lead customers to build fast and flexible processes in areas like claims, new business processing, and underwriting. Copyright © 2009 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.

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

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An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Recruiting on Social Media is more than LinkedIn

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A comprehensive InformationWeek article points out that you can reach these passive job hunters with very targeted LinkedIn and Facebook ads. LinkedIn is the end all and be all for recruiting, right? Not quite, according to a survey by Bullhorn Reach that found 21% of recruiters use a combination of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. While other networks are used to some extent, LinkedIn is the number one network for companies to recruit new employees.

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Australia Enterprise: list of business online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A “top list&# of social networks and online communities for business and corporate. Australian Business Forum - have a forum, tumbleweed territory - John Rashleigh, Chairman. Australian Women Online - supporting women in business. Australia’s community for solo & micro business. OzSmallBiz.net - by Stephen Spry Small Business Support Network (perhaps more of a blog than an online community?). The SB Hub by ANZ Bank - running your business PHP forums.

Social Media Training for February March 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you are in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane I am teaching some one day hands on courses on social media campaigns, Facebook and Twitter, also 1/2 day courses on LinkedIn or Google Plus. Google Plus For Business (Morning Course). LinkedIn for Business (Afternoon Course).

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Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work - Tim Kastelle - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Harvard Business Publishing: For Educators. |. Visit Harvard Business School. LinkedIn. Harvard Business Review. Tim Kastelle researches, teaches, blogs and consults on innovation at The University of Queensland Business School. Measuring Business Performance.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?


Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Of course, in your personal business / corporate blog!

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What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

Let me append Facebook and LinkedIn to that list, which already includes Twitter, since Facebook-page and LinkedIn updates are much like Twitter tweets in that you can explain your links, and your bookmarks are indexed by and available through search engines.

Eight Dangers of Collaboration - Nilofer Merchant - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Harvard Business Publishing. |. Visit Harvard Business School. LinkedIn. Harvard Business Review. Measuring Business Performance. Knowing how to debate the tradeoffs between many viable options means knowing how to argue with each other about the business in more open and visible ways. Participants are already plenty busy with their "day job" and the new project may be especially stressful because of this. LinkedIn. Harvard Business Mobile.

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Collaboration Is Misunderstood and Overused - Andrew Campbell - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Harvard Business Publishing. |. Visit Harvard Business School. LinkedIn. Harvard Business Review. Measuring Business Performance. But managers in different functions or different business units seem surprisingly reluctant to work together. For example, you might want to rely on collaboration if you need to get geographic business units to work with a central product development team or where business units share a sales force or a brand.

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Lessons from the Octopus: Business Ecosystems, Adaptability, and Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

A camouflaged octopus has much to teach organizations about thriving in business ecosystems. It turns out that there’s plenty to learn from these creatures about adaptability, change leadership, and business ecosystems. Business Ecosystems Change Leadership Leadership Team Performance

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Harvard Business Publishing. |. Visit Harvard Business School. LinkedIn. Harvard Business Review. Measuring Business Performance. All postings become the property of Harvard Business School Publishing. LinkedIn. Measuring Business Performance. Harvard Business Mobile. Harvard Business School. Harvard Business School. Harvard Business Publishing. Harvard Business Publishing. Harvard Business Review.

LinkedIn (and Facebook and Twitter): What’s the Dif?

Hildy Gottlieb

These days it seems everyone is talking about Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. Being a teacher at heart, though, I can’t help but want to explain the differences between all these places - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. Today, let’s start with LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn is all business. When I first started to dive into all three of these social networks, I posed the question on LinkedIn: What’s the difference between them all?

Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Rawn wrote about the Social Business Jam that I. and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. Leveraging Community thinking.

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List of 12 Top Social Media Podcasts in 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media Business by Laurel Papworth. Social Media Business 13: Panel with Shel Israel from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. Go to Social Media Business page on Apple iTunes website then click View in iTunes to launch the iTunes app. Tips on LinkedIn.

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Hierarchy and Network: Two Structures, One Organization - John Kotter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

John Kotter Blogs John Kotter On: Leadership , Managing People , Change Management Hierarchy and Network: Two Structures, One Organization 1:01 PM Monday May 23, 2011 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print Almost all companies organize people in a hierarchy, and then run well known managerial processes (planning, budgeting, staffing, measuring, etc) with it. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Buy it now » Guide to Better Business Writing One-third of professionals write poorly. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.


Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (11).

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


Pretty much like I did with #noemail , or when deleting my Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, or when I decided to return back to blogging at the risk of spending a lot less time in media tools and see what would happen , while everyone else is heavily involved with becoming the new media , .

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Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You can follow my podcasts on iTunes [link] (video) or [link] (audio) and YouTube Social Media Business. Try this with your standard business updates – shift them to a question. That may or may not mean LinkedIn or Google Plus.

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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?


The thing is that I have always been a bit concerned about the specific role we seem to have placed upon AI to come to our rescue and solve all of our societal / business problems, even to the point of replacing our very own decision making processes, therefore becoming the new managers.

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