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

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 [.]

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

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

Forbidden to learn (socially)

Joitske Hulsebosch

She told me that she could not talk with that company at all because it is a competitor of her company. In the case where employees are not allowed to talk to the competitor, they are afraid companyideas (secret?) On the train I overheard a conversation between two youngsters.

2015 130

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

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

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

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 116

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

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

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 164

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 59

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

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 46

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

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 46

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

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

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

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 189

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 100

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.

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 ’.

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 194

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 89

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.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

It's understandable - people want to have a richer understanding of their fellow employees and vendors want to differentiate their products from competitors - profiles help meet those needs.

2009 130

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 183

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 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 205

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 181

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.

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 181

Getting The Content Advantage 1: Show Up

Ken Carroll

This understanding will show you that you can play the game strategically when almost all of your competitors are playing tactically. Effective content allows you to create and compete with new forms of value - and unique value that your competitors won't be able to copy. .

2015 116

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 158

Our Panel for Social Media Week: Closing the Gap Between Theory and Practice in Relationship Management San Francisco

Online Community Strategy

Going beyond (while still embracing) customer relations, it is increasingly necessary that enterprises of every scale do more to improve social relationships with employees, suppliers, contractors, utilities, financial markets, stockholders, competitors, government, educators, and non-governmental organizatons. Discussion Panel: “Closing the Gap Between Practice and Theory in Relationship Management&# . Panelists: Bill Johnston, Head of Global Community at Dell.

First Blog Post on Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Arne in Norway

Michael Sampson - Currents

He then quickly followed that up with a second post about the competitor who tried to stop it from being published. Arne in Norway was the very first person to order a copy of my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - so it is fitting that he was also the first to write a blog post about receiving it. In a comment to his blog post I wrote this: " Thanks for reviewing my book, and I appreciate what you wrote.

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