Category Archives: Social Business

Creating places we care about

You’ll notice certain signs when people at your company stop caring. They might be physical things. Torn seats in the cafeteria that never seem to get fixed. The receptionist desk that’s still there, empty, long after they laid off the … Continue reading

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A different kind of corporate networking event

There we were, over 100 of us, gathered at a networking event. And it struck me that people have been holding these kinds of events, in the same format, for perhaps 50 or even 100 years.  Groups of 10 sat … Continue reading

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Working Out Loud in Berlin

I’m sitting on a plane heading back to NY, reading notes from 70+ people about working out loud. I met those people at the Social Business Collaboration Summit in Berlin. There, with attendees from companies as diverse as IKEA, KPMG, … Continue reading

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The doctor at the fast food convention

Can you imagine being a doctor at a fast food convention, trying to change the way people eat? Even if the attendees know the food is bad for them, they’ll be surrounded by it and by other people who eagerly … Continue reading

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Why I wear a pink shirt on Thursdays

My friend’s father has been a hostage for over 6 years. In a few months, he’ll be the longest-held international hostage in American history. And you probably don’t know his name. He is Bob Levinson. I work with his daughter, Sarah. And this is a story … Continue reading

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The Value of Collaboration #5: Using purposeful communities to optimize spend

In some cases, collective efficiency is about specific kinds of cost reductions – printing, mobile bills, service costs. But sometimes it can be about a general technique you can apply to a wide array of costs. This post describes how … Continue reading

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The Value of Collaboration #4: Reducing the cost of internal communications

How much does your intranet cost? In addition to the core infrastructure, add all the different applications – content management systems, Sharepoint, blogs, wikis, etc. Then add the engineers that customize the tools to make them look like modern websites. … Continue reading

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5 lessons for driving change from “The Blue Sweater”

Every once in a while you read a book that changes you. That transcends the author and the original story and holds lessons that you can apply to your own work and life, well beyond the context of the book. … Continue reading

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7 questions you’ll face as you modernize your company

“Yes”, I was thinking to myself, “I’ve been there.” I was talking with two more large firms this week about modernizing work and they were sharing the challenges they’re facing. One firm is considering buying a social business platform and … Continue reading

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Please steal this idea! (How a bill at work can save money & save lives)

What if you could do the right thing while also doing good? If you had a way for people at work to save money for their firm while contributing a portion of those savings to a good cause? We’re working … Continue reading

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