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November 27 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The 3+ Reasons Why Dan Pink’s Compensation & Motivation Advice is Bullsh*t

(cross posted at SeekingAlpha and CloudAve) When I worked for Autodesk from the mid to late 1990’s the company was routinely recognized as having one of the best corporate cultures.  Dogs allowed at work, unlimited free soft drinks, 6 week paid sabbaticals, flexible work hours, plenty of autonomy, mastery and purpose.  But then something happened.  Thousands of DotCom companies started hiring the best people from the best ...
November 25 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

A Special Thank You to the Following Enterprise 2.0 Evangelists for your Inspiration (infographic)

I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and recognize those in the Enterprise 2.0 space that have inspired me to be better.  All of you in your own way have forced me to think differently about the next generation enterprise and its enormous potential. To those in the USA, have a Happy Thanksgiving.  To all of my friends outside of the U.S. thanks for letting me be a part of your community. ...
November 22 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The UPDATED Decision Maker’s Guide to Jive Software vs. ThinkPassenger vs. Spigit Vs. BrightIdea

Innovation Edition You and I are trapped in a two dimensional corporation.  The corporate version of Carl Sagan’s Flat Land.  Where we only see a cross section of the truth.  But if we were able elevate the corporation into the third dimension we’d  have much better visibility and access to information.  And that’s where the innovation solution providers fly in.  They provide that platform to innovate in three ...
November 12 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Parent, The Crock and The Heretic

Image via Wikipedia The truth is, in every industry, across every culture there exists the cynic. The cynic tends to operate with a sense of longing, an emptiness.  Something isn’t being filled in their lives.  Perhaps in business they’ve suffered terrible wounds. Wounds that rarely heal and can only be treated.  Unfortunately the cure tends to be the desire to scoff, to detract, to doubt others.  But even these measures ...
November 9 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

San Francisco: Confessions of a Bystander (part 1)

As I make my way up to the Bay Area this week for the Enterprise 2.0 conference I am reflecting on my days living in its crown jewel – the City of San Francisco.  Those that haven’t lived there (but may want to) usually come around to ask about my experience and attitude about the city.   This article and its follow up are for them.   I had lived in the City for about a month before I realized that I was indeed just a ...
November 8 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Sales 2.0: The Swiss Army Knife Needs to be Expanded

Normally I leave the sales punditry to those trying to sell telemarketing services or the next greatest sales methodology.  At times these sales to Sales pitches feel like the latest management fads I so often witnessed while working at A.T. Kearney.   But occasionally a “sales" strategy” article motivates me to act. As he often does, Mark Suster wrote a very intriguing article on what early stage companies need to scale their sales ...
November 5 2010Posted by: Mark Fidelman

What if Peter Drucker Taught Enterprise 2.0? (Presentation)

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara is fast approaching.  There are a number of people and presentations that I am excited to see.  Alas, while I was fortunate enough to be selected to present at E2.0 Boston last spring, I missed the opportunity this fall.  So, in the spirit of the conference next week, I decided to post the presentation I would have given if I were fortunate enough to have been selected ...