Last week imagine my surprise when a holiday card arrived from my friend Bill Owen, who passed away in early October. A bristly 80 year old, William Henry Owen IV engineered the world around him to infinity and beyond. As we
Social Business by the Numbers
Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk? In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business, many people have asked for pointers to interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement.
Data on Big Data
As I wrote “Time to Build Your Big Data Muscles” for Fast Company, I discovered more fascinating bits of data about big data than I could include in the article. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all
Kindle Highlights Social Learning
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.
All Creation is Co-Creation
Many have this idea of the true innovator toiling alone. But this is not true. The best creative is not made in a vacuum. Creation of anything is always a collaborative process, regardless of how it seems from afar. Everything is derivative, no matter how original you think your thought is. So, when looking for true innovation remember that whatever you may have developed working alone, it could be made much richer by working with others. via Co-Creation :: Cube Grenades from gapingvoid art.
One of my favorite quotes, capturing why it’s important for us to live mindfully. Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for
What’s the world need?
On the end of my first day with the Altimeter Group team I heard what feels like the perfect quotation to express how I feel: alive. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go