Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What
When you look at the kindle edition of books on Amazon.com, you can now see what other people have highlighted in their editions of the ebook. This means you have a fabulous way to share what you’re learning and a socially-generated way to learn from others. It’s sort of like Cliff-notes for the digital era. While I’ve struggled with becoming an online book reader, this feature shows me possibilities that truly advance publishing into a more collaborative age. Rather than just look through ratings from other readers, I’m going to scan through the points that leaped out and resonated with previous readers.
I’m contacted often by people who share stories of how learning style insights impact how they approach life or has lead them to more meaningful relationships with people they love.The most memorable of these experiences was a man who came up to say he wanted to thank the person who had saved his marriage. From my book he realized that his wife wasn’t being ornery when she said she preferred the symphony or concert to his beloved movies. She wasn’t being mean by talking to him non-stop, or reading to him entire passages of books while he was watching TV. She wasn’t being thoughtless when she asked him to describe his day at work, or his conversation with an old friend, or analysis of his doctor’s visit. Seeing him and holding him weren’t enough. She wanted to hear from him. In the same way, he wanted to see more of her and share what he saw with her.
Periodically I see something on a social network site that’s so compelling I want to share it with everyone — and hope everyone I share it with actually reads it. That seems unlikely but still worth every bit of effort.
Social messaging offers much more than collaboration when individuals include their multidimensional perspectives in the Enterprise stream. I began using Twitter out of spite. Fast Company had a mass website upgrade and some links weren’t working. Our editor was suddenly
As the enterprise microsharing market (aka “Twitter inside Business”) grows, I hear from skeptical leaders befuddled by this trend, wanting to be reassured their people aren’t simply wasting time. Here are specific questions I’ve received and how I respond to
The mere mention of a test makes hearts race and palms sweat. Err, umm, I have someplace else to be… More than any other, the word test draws gut-level memories of difficult times in school-like settings when we felt unprepared