California’s Golden Opportunity – #innovation #China

  Dire budgetary news from California has become as tedious and predictable as the latest on its educational failings, tumbling from the top ranks of American higher education to way down the rankings. We know part of the reason, which is tax initiatives that ave crimped the state’s ability to undergird what were once world-leading … Continue reading

#SocialEntrepreneurship, #CSR, and the #Imagination

I was delighted to join the Ideation conference in Chicago earlier this week, and can do no better than link with @tonyshen’s 22 learnings which sum up the impact of a series of terrific presentations from some of the most brilliant people in the social enterprise scene and its environs (link below). Charles Lee and … Continue reading

We are now Post-IT: the Problematics of the #CIO – #CFO #CMO too. Chief Knowledge Broker.

Some weeks back we discussed the fact that Fortune 250 CIOs have remarkably limited engagement in social media. Indeed, it is so remarkably limited that there should be a slew of vacancies – once their bosses work out what is (not) going on. Now comes a report that both underlines the seriousness of this situation … Continue reading

#Hashtags and the #Twitter Power of Simplicity

Someone famous once said (was it Einstein) that we must seek not the simplicity that lies on the nearside of complexity, but on the far side. This isn’t a comment on our political malaise (though it could be) but on the best example the digital world has yet produced of the astonishing power that lies … Continue reading

Placing a price on research; #HBR blog on #innovation and the long term . . . .

Anne Marie Knott from Wash U biz school raises briefly a profound question: how to maintain a major R and D budget when returns are graded quarterly and markets fluctuate by the second. Which always makes me realize how much better, in fact, is our corporate decision-making than it really should be. Out there is … Continue reading

Rupert #Murdoch ‘s Unfolding Disaster #CSR

How to Hit an Iceberg: Rupert Murdoch’s Unfolding Disaster Reposted from 7/28 2011 As events have unfolded in the News of the World scandal I have kept being reminded of a phrase that explains much of the appeal of that (now defunct) newspaper: the fascination of the horrible. Really grim things can grip. That’s 50% … Continue reading

We Need to Talk – about #Twitter: Reciprocal Knowledge Engine PLUS

Some time back I wrote and then revised a piece on both my Twitter use and the power of Twitter as a machine for building knowledge through mutual or reciprocal curation – what perhaps we can designate a “reciprocal knowledge engine. ” Google just told me that it could not find the phrase, so it … Continue reading

Social in the C Suite #sm #CEO

TechCrunch has a handy list of pros and cons of CEOs engaging in the dark arts of blogging. They’re a little pedestrian and sometimes off-message (where did don’t micromanage your staff come from?) and I’m not sure whether they get to the real point. Because the real point is not whether the CEO is a … Continue reading

Rolling down to Rio

Rolling down to Rio: The Twin Challenges of Global Process: Sustaining Credibility and Engaging Dissent Nigel M. de S. Cameron Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington, DC I spent this past week at Planet under Pressure (PuP), a global conference on sustainability and climate convened in London under the eminent auspices of the Royal … Continue reading

It’s coming. Privacy as biz model. Finally.

I’ve been arguing for a long time that biz model will surface in which privacy drives value. Now we have one. Here’s a search engine that explicitly refuses to implicate your ID date in your search effort. And it does not charge. My view has been that small fees, ad hoc or monthly, by social … Continue reading