Weekend quiz: the % of annual change was at it highest during?

White Stripes by Ian Bramham on Flickr

Found via Andrew Mcafee. Apologies for the intervals.  My answer: the early ffities……

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Recommended: The risk of an internal social bubble

chopper chic swiped from the Guardian

Recommended: The risk of an internal social bubble – Summary: Is there a risk of an internal bubble caused by the 2…. http://ow.ly/1earDz

 

 

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Not agreeing (in a certain extent with) We’re all marketers now – McKinsey Quarterly

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” />Yes, it is true that marketing, sales, pr, <a class=customer services and corporate communications are converging. But still, to claim that we are all marketers. Better use would be customer servants or something like that. What word (future profession will u suggest)?

Found at We’re all marketers now – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing & Sales – Strategy.

For the past decade, marketers have been adjusting to a new era of deep customer engagement. They’ve tacked on new functions, such as social-media management; altered processes to better integrate advertising campaigns online, on television, and in print; and added staff with Web expertise to manage the explosion of digital customer data.

Read all at We’re all marketers now – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing & Sales – Strategy

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McKinsey Classics Newsletter Articles of enduring interest

 

 

 

Perfection.</p>
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<p>Summer Edition Bicycle<br />
A collaboration between Almond Surfboards and Linus Bikes<br />
” />Business <a class=technology for competitive advantage

Although many new business technologies boost productivity, they usually diffuse rapidly through sectors, so the benefits accrue to the consumer, not to individual companies. Yet technology can help them create or extend a competitive advantage by generating hard-to-imitate products and services. That happens, for example, when IT innovations complement sustainable strengths such as new business processes or managerial breakthroughs. Read “Getting IT spending right this time.”

May 2003
Getting IT spending right this time

Related reading

January 2010
Using knowledge brokering to improve business processes [includes audio]

December 2007
Eight business technology trends to watch [includes audio]

September 2006
How IT can drive business process reorganization: An interview with the CIO of Volkswagen

May 2006
Competitive advantage from better interactions

November 2005
Improving productivity, part 2

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Are your customers becoming digital junkies? – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing & Sales – Digital Marketing

Found at Are your customers becoming digital junkies? – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing & Sales – Digital Marketing.

 

New McKinsey research highlights a dramatic increase in the intensity with which people use digital devices and platforms. Nearly 50 percent of US online consumers are now advanced users of smartphones, social networks, and other emerging tools—up from 32 percent in 2008.

We have been tracking consumers’ digital habits through a series of surveys covering more than 100,000 respondents across North America, Europe, and Asia.1

Read all at Are your customers becoming digital junkies? – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing & Sales – Digital Marketing.

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Freeing up the sales force for selling – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing – Sales & Distribution

Il pericolo è il mio mestiere

Let say it is coincidence. Working on a paper about strategic selling and structuring of activities and finding this post. Some guys do have all the luck. Hope u can use it ot

Found at Freeing up the sales force for selling – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing – Sales & Distribution.

 

Most sales reps spend less than half of their time actually selling. Here’s how companies can reshape sales operations to allow them to focus on their real job

 

Read all at 

Freeing up the sales force for selling – McKinsey Quarterly – Marketing – Sales & Distribution.

 

 

 

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The Impact of Web 2.0 on Enterprise Strategy – Enterprise 2.0

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<p>Found at <a href=The Impact of Web 2.0 on Enterprise Strategy – Enterprise 2.0.

 

“Through a natural technological and business evolution of the dot-com era, the Web today is clearly different to the Web five years ago. Whatever we call it, there are new opportunities in the marketplace for startups and enterprises alike. Rather than a hollow moniker, “Web 2.0″ encapsulates a number of trends that illustrate a significant shift in the behaviors of developers, consumers, and businesses. This, coupled with the fact that Web 2.0 is being discussed so broadly, creates an opportunity to step back, review some of the bigger questions, and explore how Web 2.0 may impact strategy.”

To read more see: http://alturl.com/mzzsk

 

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The Impact of Web 2.0 on Enterprise Strategy – Enterprise 2.0

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<p>Found at <a href=The Impact of Web 2.0 on Enterprise Strategy – Enterprise 2.0.

 

“Through a natural technological and business evolution of the dot-com era, the Web today is clearly different to the Web five years ago. Whatever we call it, there are new opportunities in the marketplace for startups and enterprises alike. Rather than a hollow moniker, “Web 2.0″ encapsulates a number of trends that illustrate a significant shift in the behaviors of developers, consumers, and businesses. This, coupled with the fact that Web 2.0 is being discussed so broadly, creates an opportunity to step back, review some of the bigger questions, and explore how Web 2.0 may impact strategy.”

To read more see: http://alturl.com/mzzsk

 

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Terrible Combo: “Old-Fashioned Bosses, Newfangled Computers” – Improvisations – MIT Sloan Management Review

Bikes (via dandikadam)Found at Terrible Combo: “Old-Fashioned Bosses, Newfangled Computers” – Improvisations – MIT Sloan Management Review.

Enterprise 2.0, “the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email” (definition from here), faces two big threats, says MIT Sloan’s Andrew McAfee: “old-fashioned bosses and newfangled computers”:

“I spend a fair amount of time talking to managers inside enterprises, and I get the impression that a decent percentage of them hear [how Enterprise 2.0 works and how powerful it is], and whether or not they state it, they don’t quite like what they hear.

Read all at  Terrible Combo: “Old-Fashioned Bosses, Newfangled Computers” – Improvisations – MIT Sloan Management Review.

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