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Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to round out the coverage of this crucial area with an excellent guest article by business networking guru Tony Altham which offers ten practical tips for creating, building and sustaining profitable business relationships. or 'may I join you?

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

Net worth in real terms for all but the super-rich has been and continues to be in free-fall, and for most is now less than zero. The answer is to add slack to your routine, as hard and counterintuitive as that may be.

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Trending Sources

The official and unofficial connectors that may make localism work

Social Reporter

It is mainly on the street, rather than committee rooms, and in Noticing the unusual suspects Mark makes a distinction between those well-versed in the official world, and the unofficial connectors, a term he attributes to Cormac Russell.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Yes, it’s “powered by people&# but note that they’re not using the term “social network&# and they’ve become increasingly deliberate about this choice of terms just recently. have reciprocal relationship between them.

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes. You can think of this important idea in terms of self determination. Trust makes networks work.

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Links of the Month: May 6, 2012

How to Save the World

Y ou may have noticed that my ‘links of the month’ posts have become less frequent (often every second month) and less focused on the ‘politics and economics as usual’ material. We’ve got unsatisfying relationships, loneliness, divorce and broken homes.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management. Today I am holding an official position in Knowledge Management, still many people do not grasp the term and have a clear understanding of it. Here I use the term Enterprise DNA which is consist of two compulsory structures.

PBworks Provides Customer Relationship Collaborative: CRC

Portals and KM

PBworks has now launched its PBworks Customer Relationship Edition, which extends CRM solutions such as Salesforce.com by offering shared online workspaces for collaborating with customers and prospects throughout the entire customer lifecycle.

Facebook And Power.com: It's About Honoring Mutual Relationship Rights

Collaborative Thinking

In a recent post I outlined some perspectives on social graphs - namely, that a change in context and situation alters how relationship connections are manifested. There is the obvious aspect of Power.com violating Facebook's terms of service.

‘Superficial’ relationships: near-strangers, weak ties, and older men

Neighbourhoods

As an aside, it may be worth noting that the sincerity of the exchange could be important. It starts by quoting Francesca Cancian who suggested that, in relationship research in later life, ‘men’s behavior is measured with a feminine ruler’.

Using ’social navigation’ and ‘participatory surveillance’ terms for co-creation and joint action

Taming the spaces

I started to wonder about the terminology, it seems some of these terms have an overlap and we need to think which is the right concept we are talking about. Traditional surveillance often implied a non-cooperative relationship and a clear distinction between the object of surveillance and the person carrying it out. Participatory surveillance term is explained by Albrechtslund (2008) in Online social Networking as a participatory surveillance.

Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Application , Productivity , Web 2.0 , Product Marketing , Customer Relationship Management (CRM) The elimination of decades of inadequate communication channels will suddenly unleash a tide of many opportunities, as well as challenges, for most organizations. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use.

Netflix’s Tricky Dance with Facebook

Alchemy of Change

While the Internet Movie Database may have a more extensive movie database, the Netflix movie database is good enough to act as a kernel for aggregating an even more valuable set of data on the preferences and viewership behavior of millions of Netflix movie watchers. For Your Personal Viewing Pleasure… One of the first thing to look at in the Netflix/Facebook relationship is the issue of identity. As for Facebook, the relationship is even trickier.

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

When we think of relationships, and study it from a social perspective, we look at: how people construct facets of their identity based on social structures in a particular context and activity. When we study relationships from a purely identity management focus, we look at the people, process, and technology arenas such as: how the organization ensures that authenticated and authorized employees are securely accessing information and applications.

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

When we think of relationships, and study it from a social perspective, we look at: how people construct facets of their identity based on social structures in a particular context and activity. When we study relationships from a purely identity management focus, we look at the people, process, and technology arenas such as: how the organization ensures that authenticated and authorized employees are securely accessing information and applications.

News Updates (May 27, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

But just saying yes because you can't bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work. Yet the one-to-one relationships that these contemporary versions of old-fashioned concepts rely on are looking increasingly dated. Smart companies are looking at ways to enable many-to-many relationships between employees. Those people may be employees within the organisation but also employees of suppliers and even clients. Training Approaches.

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age.

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Part 2 - Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

In some ways, she has reached the end of her current career path in terms of pay and promotional opportunities. Social Roles & Social Identities: Clearly, the “structured task worker” use case scenario is contrived to suit our purpose but it is not entirely unimaginable and contains several interesting social dynamics that illustrate points raised in Part 1 of Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin. Part 1 is here.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

and Social Business are the main reasons why we may no longer get the economy to recover as we could, or would, or should, have expected? When they find out making profits at all costs for the benefit of just a few is trumping those personal business relationships to rather alarming levels?

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Collaborating Across Borders: Five Keys to Creating Powerful Partnerships

Partnering Resources

Why take time for some fuzzy concept that may or not be achieved? If we don’t develop close relationships with the department, we’ll never know enough to please our customers.” Build Individual Relationships to Build Group Relationships. Collaborating across borders.

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly.

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Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

It may well be much easier saying it out loud than writing it down, but what is a habit though? Is that something that you aim to acquire by osmosis mimicking what other people may be doing already? Well, may be not. Well, may not.

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The Future of Work by 2020

Elsua

Well, one thing for sure is that it won’t be anything like we have today or what we may have had over the course of the last 50 years. Like I said, lots of great, relevant insights and plenty of key pointers that surely highlight where we may be heading to over the course of time.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

A recent HBR article asserts that the collective value of Customer relationships is outstripping the value of “brand. Image © Leigh Prather.

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The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Elsua

Or put together in simpler terms: people no longer owning or caring for their work. Relationships. And how do we get to Arbejdsglaede, you may be wondering, right?,

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

Or, better said, the metamorphosis of Human Resources into Human Relationships. In practical terms, something much more mundane that I suspect is going to become the main, key focus for most businesses over the next few months, if not already: Employee Engagement.

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How to Network at a Social Event When You Don’t Know Anyone

Partnering Resources

You may have found another very introverted person who’s now kicking themselves for not responding well. Think about it: if you’re stressed out and over-stimulated, the chances of forming a meaningful relationship are lower than if you’re feeling refreshed and energized.

2013 85

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have been playing around with this idea of triangulation (possibly not the right term) for a couple of months. The connection with an external practitioner then allows a sharing of ideas, and the beginning of a peer coaching or support relationship.

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Should you care that someone’s not reciprocating your friendship?

Leading Virtually

A Harvard study that spanned more than 75 years concluded that the single most important determinant of our well-being, including financial, is the quality of our relationships, which certainly include our friendships.

The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

All these discussions are very relevant to my current situation in which I am working with George Roberts and Marion Waite of Oxford Brookes University to plan a new MOOC for May/June – First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. A MOOC design, in the terms that I am describing it, also takes a specific stance on the relationship between teacher and learner – a stance in which the word ‘teacher’ might be considered redundant.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » What’s happening at the Economist?

Ken Carroll

I love the Economist, but it ran an incredibly weak article today - False Eastern promise whose sub-heading tells us that the ‘craze for teaching Chinese may be a misguided fad’ The craze for teaching Chinese may just be a fad? May be a fad ? There’s a lot of things that may or may not happen out there, that may or may not be fads, no end of things we could speculate wildly upon without providing data.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Elsua

Why do we have to keep up with that constant urge towards busyness (and bursting online activity) vs. pause, reflection and adding relevant value where it may apply into the overall conversation? Something tells me that, in the long term, we will all be much better off ….

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The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

All these discussions are very relevant to my current situation in which I am working with George Roberts and Marion Waite of Oxford Brookes University to plan a new MOOC for May/June – First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. A MOOC design, in the terms that I am describing it, also takes a specific stance on the relationship between teacher and learner – a stance in which the word ‘teacher’ might be considered redundant.

2012 57

The Mindset of Work

Elsua

From a very very early age, while I was born and raised in a tiny village in mainland Spain, I have always been fascinated by the future and what roll humanity may well play in making it happen. you may be wondering… Well, based on what is our new oil: knowledge, our collective knowledge.

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16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Explore Hashtags as a Search Term. Putting a # in front of a word, turns it into a search term. These permanent communities find each other, may subscribe/follow each other (or may just follow the hashtag) and know exactly the topic of discussion when they search that key word.

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Musings on “community management” Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Instead of inviting in or kicking out members, we are mapping the network of relationships, looking for where to respond, and where to catalyze action. Some that came to mind: Relationship/Partner management, brand management, marketing. These all Relationship Management in the 2.0

The Divided Brain and the Power of ‘No’

Jenny Connected

Systems theory thrives on obliqueness and may provide a language with which to explore otherness (See references to Peter Checkland and Donella Meadows). We can also see the relationship between negation and creativity in Genesis in the Bible. Monday 23rd March am.

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Restoring the Human in Humanity by Simon Sinek

Elsua

Probably, due to the fact that corporations are finally coming to terms with the realisation that it is no longer possible to put a stop to it, nor neglect it, nor ignore it. However,] Technology is terrible for creating human relationships ” [Emphasis mine].

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Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Elsua

more than anything else, because it confirms you certainly can live without work email either as an employee of a firm (no matter how small or large it may well be!), Those of you who may be interested in going through the full interview can start playing the recording shared below: .

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Collaborative Thinking: Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

are discussed solely in terms of technology. Transforming social structures within an organization to leverage community relationships across a network of customers, partners, suppliers, and employees has become a key competency demonstrated by high performing enterprises.