Seizing Opportunity in a Hyper-Dynamic Environment

This post is on behalf of the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya Did you know that in the past 3 years, we've seen: Encyclopedia Brittanica go out of print after 244 years Newspaper Ad Revenue surpassed by Internet Advertising after 305 years Number of Landlines surpassed by Mobile … Read More»

A Heroic Story – and a Powerful Social Business Metaphor

In the early morning of September 11, 2001, I was driving through downtown Los Angeles, shocked at what I was hearing on the radio, and awestruck by the police and military helicopters circling and protectively watching over the City of Angels skyline. Like many of you, as that day progressed, I … Read More»

Your organization 8 years from now

Wayne Gretzky is by most accounts the greatest hockey player ever. His father gave him a piece of advice that has been almost immortalized in business circles over the past several years. "Go to where the puck is going, not where it has been." So, where will the puck be 8 years from now? … Read More»

In an era of crisis & revolution, is your company the next target?

We are living in interesting times indeed. Geo-political revolutions, financial crises, economic uncertainty. Try as we might to ignore them, the fact is that the very fabric of capitalism is being re-evaluated, and perhaps even rewoven. What we have assumed and known for at least 150 years is at … Read More»

Empowering Human Movements: 7 Observations about the State of Social Business

This week, I've had the privilege to participate in the Sales 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 conferences in Boston, MA. It's been good to see old friends, meet new ones, and/or insert a handshake or hug into a previously only virtual relationship. The conference(s) also provided a great chance to check … Read More»

Exploring the future of computing: The Hybrid Model

The migration to the cloud is well under way. Like little water drops evaporating, data and applications are heading from the vast ocean of On Premise Servers and databases to the great cumulonimbus in the sky. With guys like Marc Benioff as the flamboyant ringleader, there's no wonder why there is … Read More»

Circles: The Real Driver behind Social Business

We were all born into a circle. At one time in human history, our circle never extended beyond our family. The circles then extended to our tribe, and then our village. Circles then extended outward. They were drawn around common languages, common religious beliefs, and then nation states. Advances … Read More»