Stand Out Social Marketing: A Review

Portals and KM

I was pleased to receive a review copy of Stand Out Social Marketing by Mike Lewis. The full title is: Stand Out Social Marketing: How to Rise Above the Noise, Differentiate Your Brand, and Build an Outstanding Online Presence.

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12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0

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Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

Introvert v. Extrovert. Image by Jeff Wysaski. I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events.

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Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In a recent great discussion in CPsquare about the changing role of the learning facilitator , Brenda Kaulback posted this video of Yrjo Engestrom being interviewed about his work by Chris Jones.

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams: We're There!

Endless Knots

How great to discover while looking for something else we'd written that "Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger?", the HBR article that we wrote with Ann Majchrzak and Arvind Molhatra, has been chosen as one of HBR's 10 Must. Books Collaboration Teams Virtual Teams

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Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch

It's been a bit quiet on this blog because I had a nice long summer holiday - with a trip to Cambodja with my family which was wonderful. We visited friends, rode tuktuks, bicycles and elephants and visited the famous temples around Siem Reap. Here you see us on the boat in Bangkok.

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Can I have some more work like this please?

Viv Mcwaters

A couple of years ago, inspired by Patti Digh , I thought long and hard about the sort of work I wanted to do. I came up with this criteria. I’ve been trying to live by it ever since.

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LinkedIn Maps: art or science?

Making CommunitySense

LinkedIn is a great resource for exploring professional profiles. However, when your personal social network starts to grow into the hundreds of contacts, it becomes very hard to – quite literally – still see the bigger picture.

Charlotte Dawson, Cyberbullies and Social Media Pot and Kettle

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I don’t support bullies online. I’ve had enough death threats as an online community manager to have experienced all the different emotions – fear, anger, frustration, impotence and boredom.

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders


In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions.

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Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation. If you live in a regulated monopoly, feel free to skip this post and go play golf. For the rest of you, here’s something important that you probably need to hear again: Today’s successes are not individual successes.

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The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week. The keynote presentations were streamed online and I attended this presentation virtually – well worth the hour spent. The slides of this talk are available here.

Painting of Cornbread from Dick and Jenny's in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 20" x 24' acrylic painting of the wonderful cornbread in a basket that I was served at  Dick and Jenny's resturant  in New Orleans sitting at the bar. To go with it I had a duck confit pie and frogs legs in a Crystal Hot Sauce butter. Everything was great.

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IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late August I posted about the imminent release of Version 4 of IBM Connections, a suite of applications that supports team collaboration, enterprise community formation, and social sharing in a business context.

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Behavioural game design: A Review of popular Gamification Techniques

The Bumble Bee

Gamification, the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications , is a very topical area with many enterprises exploring how they might use it to generate new levels of engagement with their staff or customers (current and prospective).

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For the Newtown Network: The measure of a single death

Endless Knots

I went to high school in a different Newtown (Pennsylvania). During my junior year, five sudden deaths cracked our confidence that tomorrow wouldn't be more horrific than today. The explosion of extinction was impossible to comprehend in our bucolic, privileged.

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Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this.

Where is “the us” in the nework?

Learning Alliances

I’m always on the lookout for how technology changes “being together” — especially how it can change the sense of a group and of our “place” in a group. For that, NodeXL and Twitter have real possibilities.

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A Civil Society Transformation Challenge

Networking Action

Civil society has failed miserably to influence critical trends such as climate change and the social-economic development agenda. That was the message from Kumi Naidoo at the annual Civicus World Assembly in Montreal. Kumi, since 2009 the Greenpeace International Executive … Blog Net Dev civicus

How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. Replaces gplus.to with Google’s official version of a Facebook USERNAME. If you aren’t on Google Plus already you are mad.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


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Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

Partnering Resources

It’s not about the virtual, it’s about the team. Let’s get one thing out of the way: there’s no such thing as a virtual team. They’re only called virtual teams because members are distributed across organization boundaries, time zones, and countries.

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site are beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs. We have set up an Arrivals Lounge where people can introduce themselves.

What is Google Plus? (really.)

Alchemy of Change

Some slides organizing my thoughts on why I believe Google+ is important: These are posted on Google+, but you’ll have no problem viewing them even if you don’t have an account there (yet). Connection Technologies Google

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Doing What You're Passionate About

Collaborative Thinking

If you’re lucky, there is some aspect of your professional life that your passionate about – something that sparks your intellectual curiosity, something that compels you to advocate for something or someone – something that actually inspires you.

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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

The Bumble Bee

Fabio Padilla from Brazil has written a very interesting review of Bioteams for his MBA thesis at the Universidade Católica de Brasilia - Universa. Fabio has very kindly allowed me to republish a summary of his conclusions which he has translated from the original Portuguese.

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Preparing for a whole lot of Kaizen

Evolving Web

The last few weeks have been busy. We’ve launched Kaizen Camp which is bustling with activity. We have three Kaizen Camps scheduled for New York, Los Angeles, and Boulder – with more on the way in Tel Aviv, Sydney, Melbourne, and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible.

JackBe Expands Real-Time Operational Intelligence with its New Offering

Portals and KM

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A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

Michelle Laurie

I recently experienced 2.5 days doing of joint training with The Art of Hosting and Waterlution called the Water Dialogues. The training was a combination of learning and experiencing. What do I mean?

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This article covers: What is a troll, History of Trollling and How Social Media can Fix Trolling (how can society fix trolling, actually). For individual responses to a troll/bullying situation, try 8 Ways to Deal with Negative Criticism Online. It takes a Village to raise a Monster.

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Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning


it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning.

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What are Business Ecosystems?

Partnering Resources

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

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