BuddyPress, an open source competitor to FaceBook

Collaborative Thinking

At Today’s WordPress Camp in San Francisco - covered in detail by ZD’s Andrew Mager here - Founder Matt Mullenweg discussed impressive growth for WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Page views grew from 1.5 billion to 6.5 billion/month with 120-160 million unique visitors, including a third from heavyweight media sites. Worldwide two million new blogs have been created

Why Spamming Competitors’ Online Communities to Get Members (Nearly) Always Backfires

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Promoting Your Community

Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Miami-based Batanga is actually powered by Me.com, which recently launched its Ning competitor as a way for other companies to create their own [.]

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

2008 39

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

is aninformationprofessional with Omni Consultants, a big global consultancy that isnow focused (as are its competitors) on personal productivityimprovement, facilitation, cultural anthropology, and design andcommunication skills development services for their clients. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

2008 35

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dissing competitors is du jour. Getting your customers to go to war with the competitor customers is an art form. Activate your customers to “break up with their bank” NAB dropped this one on their competitors on Valentines Day. But competitors?

2014 282

Use Binoculars, Not a Magnifying Glass

Michael Sampson - Currents

Where could the next unexpected competitor come from? What the leaders in your organisation are saying about strategy, intent, competitor forces and market changes.

2018 127

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Thus why do I keep insisting that our, and your, competitors, should be part of the mix? But if there is anything that competitors would be good for you, and your social business ecosystem, it would be how they have become essential to help your products grow further and become better.

2012 242

High Performing Teams Video Course launched by Ken Thompson

The Bumble Bee

From "Collaboration and Competition" we will explode some myths such as competition between team members is unhealthy and never collaborate with your competitors (inside the organization)!

2017 116

3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Customers click through then see hundreds of competitors. Customers click through then see hundreds of competitors & restaurants and then have to choose. Or your competitors ^^. Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO?

2014 268

Opportunities for Brands in the Collaborative Economy

Online Community Strategy

Further reading: Amazon opens store on Alibaba (example of one retailer opening to competitor). Partnering with, and engaging independent communities, existing partners, and increasingly, competitors will be key. Plan from Frau Gerolds in Zurich, CH [link].

2015 77

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies that create modern communities with their customers will be more innovative, realize more value and have more resilient businesses than their competitors who don’t. Image © Leigh Prather.

2017 59

The Managerial Class Sucks At Content And This Is Your Opportunity

Ken Carroll

and your competitors do not. This is the reality for most of you: Your competitors are almost certainly clueless in content. As your competitors are left out of the game.) In the meantime, you can be pretty sure that your competitors are still obsessing the tools.

2015 127

Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?

Partnering Resources

Companies knew their competitors: Coke had to crush Pepsi. Image: scalar.usc.edu. Ah, the good old days. The world was a more stable, predictable place. Adidas sought to outdo Puma. Avis vied against Hertz. McDonald’s obsessed about its feud with Burger King.

2017 153

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Lots of companies claim they take out patents to stop competitors from doing so. IBM annoying their competitors for gits and shiggles. Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video?

2018 203

iWatch but do iLearn?

Chris Collison

Somewhere along the way, they screwed up and lost the deal to a competitor. Like hundreds of millions of others, I enthusiastically tuned in to watch the Apple Launch event yesterday.

2014 55

Power of Purpose: How Solid Purpose Generates Strategic Strength

Partnering Resources

Competitors Barnes & Noble and Amazon focused on providing access–online, by mail, in various formats–to the books people wanted to read. Purpose is one of the most powerful tools organizations have to support strategy.

2017 170

Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

Michael Sampson - Currents

An employee leaves a firm and takes details on customers to a competitor or to their own new firm in the same market space. In the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations around the world, data breaches are a topic of concern. In all cases, the regulators do not want data breaches to happen (because it goes against the data protection mandate), and generally speaking, there is a requirement to notify a given authority when a data breach is detected.

2018 98

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

That’s because companies today are so deeply interconnected to their suppliers, partners, customers, and even competitors that actions taken by one ripple across an entire conglomeration of entities. Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation.

2012 252

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Companies that create modern communities with their customers will be more innovative, realize more value and have more resilient businesses than their competitors who don’t. Image © Leigh Prather.

2017 46

What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

Competitors driving your agenda : ‘ My competitors are all going through this Digital Transformation programme already. Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Volker on the New Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

Volker Weber posted his review comments on my new book: I have been reading Michael Sampson’s new book “Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365” for a day now, and I will make this easy for you: if you are dealing with Office 365 in any capacity, whether as a competitor, as a future or current Microsoft customer, as a business user or IT professional, then buy this book immediately … I like his style.

2016 89

Volker on the New Book #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Volker Weber posted his review comments on my new book: I have been reading Michael Sampson’s new book “Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365” for a day now, and I will make this easy for you: if you are dealing with Office 365 in any capacity, whether as a competitor, as a future or current Microsoft customer, as a business user or IT professional, then buy this book immediately … I like his style.

2016 89

Thoughts on Managing Your Social Vendor Relationships

Online Community Strategy

If not, this should be a huge red flag (and see previous point re: Competitors). Let’s face it – the vendors you rely on for social media & community platforms, services and advice have you outnumbered and surrounded.

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014 (part 2)

Chris Collison

Continuing from my top ten KM consulting highlights (in no particular order!) from 2014… 6. Sharing Knowledge in the Offshore Wind community.

2015 48

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

This is more of a tactic than an implementation strategy per se – but it’s often successful to point to examples of successful KM from other organisations (competitors and customers are particular impactful) to create some “me too” or “me better” demand.

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an organisational context, disclosing financial planning documents or explanations of the forthcoming business strategy moves to a competitor can result in a weakened market position, reduced market valuation, and in the worst case, outright business failure.

2018 116

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

Consider their competitors that are not. 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. Maybe it won’t make a difference today, but look forward 2, 5, or 10 years.

2011 109

Opportunities for Brands in the Collaborative Economy

Online Community Strategy

Further reading: Amazon opens store on Alibaba (example of one retailer opening to competitor). Partnering with, and engaging independent communities, existing partners, and increasingly, competitors will be key. Plan from Frau Gerolds in Zurich, CH [link].

2015 46

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

This wasn’t some marketing ploy by Apple to eliminate a device from a competitor that was setting the market on fire, but more ominously a device that was setting itself and its owners on fire.

2017 116

In the Mo

Michael Sampson - Currents

If a disgruntled employee is sending confidential documents by email to a competitor, warning them that they will violate a policy is the wrong course of action. You will want to intercept that transmission however, to prevent it from getting to the said competitor, and then use such evidence to take appropriate action against the employee.

2015 117

Becoming a Strategic HR Professional

Partnering Resources

What would make our customers fire our competitors and give 100% of their business to us? ~~ One in an intermittent series about strategic HR. If you have a fantastic story of strategic HR you’d like to see featured here, let me know ! ~~.

2013 252

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

” Delving deeper leads you to more meaningful motivations, such as the upgrade will create customer service improvements that run circles around the competitors’ customer service efforts. This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership.

2014 243

An Alternative Approach for Social Media Analytics

Portals and KM

As he noted companies have started using the huge unstructured text data with social media for customer service improvements, for understanding what customers are talking about themselves or competitors, and general market awareness.             - Competitor analysis. Sandeep Raut recently provided some useful guidelines for Implementing and Using Social Media Analytics.

May 2011: Social Media Course

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We setup a social media dashboard for monitoring your keywords, brand, products and services, competitors, vendors, clients, employees in Social Media.

2011 205

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

With Excel being the main competitor to SharePoint for list-based information, simplifying the transition from one to the other – and giving a faster pathway to gaining access to all the benefits of lists versus Excel – is a long overdue improvement.

2018 116

A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

Watching the competitors in the Women’s Slopestyle and the Women’s Super G , it was great to see how they support and encourage each other and even send information back to the start line to help their competitors.

2014 252

The Forest and the Trees: Managing in Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

You just have to outsmart the competitor to gain more customers. The Forest and the Trees: Managing Business Ecosystems. When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to hike with my parents.

2013 235

New Case Studies published on Bioteams Business Games

The Bumble Bee

Over 1-2 days they run their business for 3 years and as well as making all the key operational and strategic decisions also have to deal with real issues such as competitor price changes, supplier problems and misleading media stories!

2012 136

The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 2: New Features

Portals and KM

An effective digital workplace facilitates fast reaction and proactive initiatives when an organization is faced with unexpected events such as environmental emergencies, challenges from competitors or global market shifts.”.

2014 205

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A Competitor Comes to Town (case study). The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. and trust me I’ve heard them all – are: We know our customers, we don’t need to listen to them online. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face.

2016 198

Rabbitsoft Released Clinked - a Wiki-Oriented Online Collaboration Tool

Michael Sampson - Currents

By incorporating this social aspect, Clinked is able to fill a gap left by its older competitors, which were based purely around the idea of file sharing, as opposed to true interaction.

“How New Tools and Processes Can Help People and Their Organizations Succeed”

Michael Sampson - Currents

What they need to care about is closing sales deals, providing better customer support, making better products, innovating and staying ahead of their competitors. Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, shares his wish list for 2014 : I would like to see less discussion/marketing about the technology itself and more focus on how new tools and processes can help people and their organizations succeed.

2013 117