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Bypassing corporate communications, marketing, and customer care to obtain information?

We saw this ten years ago with social media – people were bypassing corporate communications, marketing, and customer care to obtain information from each other. http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2014/10/06/what-it-means-to-business-when-the-crowd-becomes-a-company-2/ I don’t think people were actually bypassing corporate communications — they were simply corporate communications of a different kind. Most so-called social media websites are nothing other than corporate […] Continue reading

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“There is no pattern” (+ Friends don’t matter)

One point where I have a different opinion than Matt with respect to his “WhatsApp Takeaway” ( http://ma.tt/2014/02/whatsapp-takeaway ) is that I feel friends don’t matter: have you made something people want, and are they finding out about it [from their friends] This is completely spot on, though: As an entrepreneur making decisions for your […] Continue reading

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Are you spinning your wheels?

Kirsten Osolind offers a great metaphor for how poor implementation and/or sloppy execution leads to failure in companies. A car is a very complex system, a collection of technologies that are supposed to perform in concert as an transportation application. However, if some parts of this system are not performing adequately, then the entire system […] Continue reading

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Good news: 1. We’re getting rich 2. You’re not 3. We’re deleting your wedding photos

David Weinberger, quoting Anil Dash: Now being introduced as a blogger “is a little bit like being introduced as an emailer.” The idea that there was a culture with shared values has been dismantled. He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” He refers to the IoS [iphone […] Continue reading

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Tipping Points: Where Why What When Something Becomes Too Big to Exist

I enjoyed a recent article by Francisco Dao: Factions: I’ve seen factions develop in groups as few as four people, but typically I’d guess factions become a genuine problem somewhere around 30. Think about trying to get a classroom full of people all on the same page. If you’ve been part of the very early […] Continue reading

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