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July 25 2013Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Finally, A Twitter Tool That Can Compete With GotoWebinar And WebEx

Many of us that have either hosted or participated in a Tweet Chat (some call it a Tweet Jam) and are left with a feeling of disappointment. That's because the whole experience feels like the internet did back in 1996 - mostly text based and mostly difficult to manage information. Many of us have also hosted or participated in an online webinar - in which the best ones leave the audience with a deep understanding of the subject matter. That's because ...
October 4 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

My Top 5 Forbes Posts

It’s been awhile since I posted here. I have been focused on my Forbes column and writing a new book so I’ve had little time to write.  But I did want to post 5 of my most popular articles over the last 6 months. Let me know if you like them:   1. Microsoft's View of the Future Workplace is Brilliant, Here's Why I’ve spent the last two months traveling around the U.S. and Europe visiting Fortune 500 executives and Microsoft Technology ...
February 11 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The 5 Best Social Business Articles From Last Week

I want to highlight a few of last week’s articles that I find particularly engaging and thought provoking. An often overlooked aspect of social business is the immense amount of data that can be derived from social interactions. This data will not only improve our own productivity, but increase the effectiveness of tomorrow’s corporations.  Related to that are how future organizations will embed social interactions into their processes in ...
January 23 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Master These 5 Remarkable Strategies of Motivation and Go Straight to the Top

According to a recent Gallup Poll, about a third of all U.S. workers are dissatisfied with either the recognition they receive, their chances for promotion, or the amount of money they earn. Worse, seventy-one percent of American workers are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" in their work.  Since most of us cannot change the economy, I’d like to focus on what we can do at work instead. I'm going to share a few ...
January 9 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How Yammer Should Have Responded to the TechCrunch Ad Hominem

I can’t help but laugh at the TechCrunch gang’s corporate ad hominem last week. It seemed more of a personal attack than any real attempt to provide a product review.  TechCrunch didn’t merely reproach their building mate, they reprimanded them. Stranger, most of the article really didn’t say anything at all, because they were not talking to us. They seem to be too entranced by TechCrunch. I have to agree with Alexia Tsotsis’s dating ...
January 4 2012Posted by: Mark Fidelman

Why Every Company Needs to be More Like IBM and Less Like Apple

I was thirteen years old when I first saw it on TV. An army of blue-gray drones march in lockstep through a long tunnel into an auditorium filled with more drones dressed in futuristic, grey drab. All eyes are transfixed on a big-blue image of a man speaking from a theatre-sized screen, extolling the virtues of its ‘Information Purification Directives.’ Suddenly, a woman in orange shorts and a tank top runs into view carrying a large sledgehammer. ...
December 28 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

5 Reasons Why CapGemini Just Re-Positioned their Management Consulting Practice to Focus on Social Business

Don’t believe the world’s businesses are going social?  Take this recent declaration from CapGemini’s Managing Director, Global Head of Practices, Didier Bonnet when discussing Social Business with me: “We've actually repositioned the entire practice around digital transformation. So for us it's not just changing one service offering; it's our entire focus globally for our teams to deliver and to sell.” He came to that crucial decision ...
December 16 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Fastest Way to Lose Your $3 Million a Year Job? Have a Zero email Policy

Every time I see an anti-email blog post or even more amusingly a company that issues a zero email policy, I’m always reminded of one of my favorite Einstein lines,  “"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." You have to admire CEO Thierry Breton of Atos for taking a very public stance on the issue, telling ABC, “We are producing data on a massive scale that is fast ...
December 14 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

If Your Company is Still Blocking the Move to Social, Then Join Electronic Arts in Battle

The world’s largest gaming company is going through a remarkable transformation into a Social Business. Electronic Arts understands that today’s technologies, unlike those of the past decade, are no longer limited to the individual. They impact everyone. Impact that’s revolutionizing the way customers communicate. Impact that is forcing companies to listen, to learn, to adapt, to change its infrastructure and culture in order to stay competitive. ...
December 8 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

REVEALED: eBay’s Playbook for Social Business Adoption

eBay’s going social. Its protagonists are building the next generation social platform called the HUB, to increase employee engagement, collaboration and effectiveness. It is instructive to follow the evolution of their strategy in response to the growing chorus of eBay employees who were demanding social tools, or had already snuck them in. On first impression, Ramin Mobasseri eBay’s Enterprise Portals Solutions Manager and Maarten Sundman a ...