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Learn to Listen: Global Listening

As many of you may already know, there are three levels of listening. They are: Internal Listening – when we listen to our thoughts and opinions Focused Listening – when we focus on “what” is being said, summarizing and analyzing Global Listening – when we don’t just focus on what is being said, but also

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Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Life of Steven Paul Jobs (popularly called Steve Jobs), the co-founder, former Chairman and CEO of Apple Computers, who died recently has been described in glorious terms. In the past few days, much has been written about his life and legacy, and I don’t think I can add anything new to what has already been said.

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Should Companies restrict Employees’ Social Media use?

It is not uncommon to see companies restricting (or even worse, banning) use of Social Networking sites by their employees. I don’t think that this is a step in the right direction. If companies can trust their employees to run business, can’t they be trusted when it comes to using Social Media in an acceptable

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Social Media: Platform or Provocation for Innovation?

Wanted to share two great panel discussion videos on “Social Media: Platform or Provocation for Innovation?” organized by USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Both are “long” videos, first one is 1 hour and 25 minutes and second one is 1 hour and 40 minutes. So without wasting any additional time on intro, I

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Social Media and Employee Engagement: Case Studies

Social Media can be effectively used “internally” within an organization to engage employees, the way it is used externally to engage customers. I want to share with you a good Slideshare presentation by Polly Pearson of EMC on Social Media: Strategy & Execution that has several good case studies on internal Social Networks. Notice the

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What DARPA’s Red balloon contest can teach Social Media Pros

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced a Network Challenge to mark the 40th anniversary of the Internet. This challenge required participants to discover exact position of 10 large, red weather balloons that DARPA placed at undisclosed locations across continental United States. The first person or team that identified all the locations correctly

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Demo: SixthSense

Great demo of SixthSense by Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry of MIT Media Lab. Can’t wait to get one, take a look: Related posts: Thrilling potential of SixthSense technology Excellent talk by Pranav Mistry, MIT grad student, on the thrilling potential of SixthSense technology. Must watch video:… Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of

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Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web

Excellent TED talk by Kevin Kelly on the World Wide Web. WWW, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Kelly asks how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days? View the video for more: Related posts: Demo: SixthSense Great demo of SixthSense by Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry of MIT

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Howard Rheingold on collaboration

Excellent TED talk by Howard Rheingold on coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action. Very relevant in the context of Social Media Related posts: Howard Rheingold: Internet as Playground and Factory Good video on Internet as Playground and Factory by Howard Rheingold. Interesting to note his view on “Principle of Informed Consent” –

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Charles Leadbeater on Collaborative Creativity

Excellent Video: TED talk by Charles Leadbeater on Collaborative Creativity. Must watch given Social Media Collaboration context. Related posts: Collaborative Consumption: How it will disrupt “traditional” Business Models Time Magazine recently rated Collaborative Consumption, which is defined as technology enabled sharing, trading, renting and bartering of goods and services, as one of the top… Howard Rheingold

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