Business Models for Global Transformation Networks

Networking Action

What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev

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The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

However, there was one very interesting, topical and pertinent question, which was, What was the business model for the FSLT12 MOOC? It seems that many institutions think about business models in terms of how much money they can make from MOOCs and certainly Oxford Brookes is thinking of accrediting the MOOC and charging for assessment next year. Perhaps Universities who wish to run MOOCs need to take a fresh look at what they mean by ‘business model’.

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Trending Sources

Jazz and the New Models of the Enterprise


Some of them have been incredibly helpful in describing how we are moving away from that traditional taylorism method of managing businesses top down driven by hierarchies into something a whole lot more liquid, permeable, flowing, flexible and network driven (A la Wirearchy ). Open Busines

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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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Cool beta signup model

Community Guy

Business StrategyFrom : I haven’t seen this method of handling beta signups for new community tools. It’s a great way to both control and drive initial usage.

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Quiznos and the Old Business Model

Alchemy of Change

The reason I’m sharing this is that one of the contributing factors behind their fall was their business model, and the exploitive relationship that the company had with its franchise owners. Here’s an interesting NPR story on Quiznos being taken over by private equity firm to avoid bankruptcy.

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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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A Model of Identity and Community

How to Save the World

A aron Williamson, a consultant in Toronto, recently published a fascinating model of the community aspects of identity as the first step towards developing a theory of community formation. I think this change makes the model more complete and coherent.

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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?

2012 56

Blog>> Why We Treat KM Maturity Models With Caution

Green Chameleon

We have used KM maturity models in the past, but I (along with others) am quite sceptical about their utility as KM assessment and planning tools at the start of a KM journey. On the other side, we have seen organisations where senior buy-in was not present at the outset, but where solid KM progress was made in portions of the business, leading to the scaling up of support (and more progress) later on.

2016 30

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?


A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!, So, dear social business, where do you stand?

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Reinventing Relationships with Social Business


It’s been nearly two weeks already since the last time I put together a blog post over here, on purpose, and, yet again, another round of business trips is now done and dealt with. Still think we are living on a Social Business Era? .

The Community Roundtable's Community Maturity Model

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Our first effort to define the discipline is our Community Maturity Model: This model does two things. and also, suggesting that a measurement of a network has to be attached to business metrics? I’ve been training and working on the Community Management model myself.

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


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).

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The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?


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?

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Open Business and The Power of Habit


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 51

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 61

How the Harvard MBA model fails the world

Chris Corrigan

Henry Mintzberg revisits some of his research and conclusions about the methods used to teach MBAs at Harvard, and his conclusions point to the near complete saturation of analysis and control that now drowns the business, government and non-profit world: When I studied management across the river in the 1960s, at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Harvard Business School was just as renowned as it is today.

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Cool beta signup model

Community Guy

Business StrategyFrom : I haven’t seen this method of handling beta signups for new community tools. It’s a great way to both control and drive initial usage.

Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business


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.

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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. The collective experience is not one-dimensional and Rawn provides a very useful set of models.

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The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. IABC continued to model for ethical practice during a three-hour World Cafe session devoted to exploring the professional code of behavior.

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

2013 66

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

about 3 weeks ago - 4 comments Third-order engagement is the cutting edge of business strategy.

Is your collaboration SAFE: a simple model for collaborative viability

The Bumble Bee

The SAFE model of collaborative viability - a summary. Checkout some of my other collaboration models: The Sustainable Network model. The Fair Collaboration model. Many Thanks to Kathryn Burns of Birmingham City University who collaborated with me to develop this model. Most collaborative ventures don't turn out quite the way we envisage.

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How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making


If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would notice how there is a certain topic that keeps coming back time and time again, as one of my main key focus areas I have always felt would help advance our overall efforts of pushing the boundaries of our various different social business transformation journeys: the overall client experience. How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business. It’s good for the business.

2014 51

How Mobility Empowers Work as a State of Mind in the Era of Social Business


And it’s just too funny that I am mentioning that today, as I’m just about to get started with a new round of business travelling where I am beginning to get the feeling that I will be taking the whole concept of work mobility into a new extreme.

2012 57

Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants


Let’s see… How about Social Business is not something entirely new, we already knew about it from before. Awakening of Business! Really worth while having a look, if only to check out how those other businesses are becoming, and living, social.

2011 59

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


You may as well start looking around right away, as they may already be disrupting your business, without you not knowing it …. Open Business

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Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement


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.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

IBM provided a session for bloggers featuring IBM business partners who are helping their customers become social businesses and served sushi and sashimi whish was much appreciated. I interviewed Ed on the phone in 2004 for book on business blogging so it was nice to meet him in person.

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Develop Your Networked Business Pilot in Less Than an Hour: Worksheet

Online Community Strategy

Think through and list the disruptive threats to your business. This could be a new line of business enabled by digital technologies, replacing your current distribution channel with one that is based on customers or online. .

2016 28

Can Starting with the Technology Be Business Aligned?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the ideal (or perhaps idealistic) view of the world, the use of new collaboration tools and approaches is solely “driven by the business.” One of the concepts I have been talking about for a while now is starting the collaboration journey with “Really Understand the Technology” (the R in the ROADMAP model I outline in my book Collaboration Roadmap ). What could this mean for our business? Which business strategies could this support?

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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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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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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. - 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.

Monetization: Facebook Revenue and Business Model

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s speculation by The Business Insider on Facebook’s revenue streams: Earlier this week (July 2nd 2009) we spoke to several sources who each have some insight into Facebook’s financials (none of them know precisely).

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. Harvard Business Review. This is why many innovation initiatives fail – managers simply try to bolt an innovation initiative onto an existing business model that is ill-suited to innovating.

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IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

Portals and KM

Over the last decade IBM has driven a significant transformation of its business model as they shifted to higher value areas, improved efficiencies, and invested in a number of firms to fill out their portfolio of software offerings. More recently, they are focusing a significant portion of their efforts on social business as I wrote about in my coverage of Lotusphere 2011.   We also discussed the convergence of social business and analytics. brought to business.