Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Found at Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.

  1. Allow events to change you.
    You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.

Read altt at Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.

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– The Obvious? – Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology by Euan Semple

Ecology and economy, I would say. It takes discipline to achieve, said my master.

Found at – The Obvious? – Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology.

A tweet yesterday prompted me to remember sage advice from Dave Snowden which I took to heart in my work with social tools at the BBC. “You can’t manage knowledge but you can create a knowledge ecology”. I thought it might be useful to others to list the ten most important things I learned about doing this

Read all at – The Obvious? – Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology.

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Enterprise 2.0 Is Growing Up – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ

I Heart my Bike

Found at Enterprise 2.0 Is Growing Up – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ.

Social networking tools keep flowing into large companies, but the road map for implementation is still on the drawing board.

Read all at Enterprise 2.0 Is Growing Up – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ.

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Apply Knowledge Management 3.0: This time it’s personal

Found at  KM 3.0: This time it’s personal.

KM 3.0: This time it’s personal

Most people have just started to understand KM 2.0, but it was already a hot topic back in the old days (2007). It has not been very successful so far, and I believe the main reason is that it doesn’t solve the real problem with knowledge management.

Here is a simple overview of the differences between KM 1.0 and KM 2.0 by Mixotrichabased on a presentation by David Gurteen. I have added KM 3.0.

KM 1.0 KM 2.0 KM 3.0
KM 1.0 KM 2.0 KM 3.0
techno-centric people-centric productivity-centric
command and control social practical
centralised monolithic systems decentralised ecosystems personal and decentralised systems
email, newsletters, databases social tools (blogs, wikis, IM’s) personal, social, practical
KM is extra work KM is part of my work KM is helping me do my work
IT select the tools I select my tools We select our tools
(IT + I together)

It’s time to move on to KM 3.0, and finally solve the real problem.

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Mary Abraham I agree: Enterprise 2.0 Requires Overalls

I do not mind how one names it. But any change, any step forward, any improvement requires deep thinking, intellectual efforts, hard work. And as a a biker I am aware of that.

Found at

Enterprise 2.0 Requires Overalls

If you’re looking for overnight success, forget about social media. Snake oil salesman who tell you it’s easy (or it’s like magic) are NOT telling you the truth. Social media success, like pretty much everything else in life, requires hard work — thoughtfully and consistently done.  A recent Mashable piece, 3 Things You Need to Know About Social Media Strategy, makes this clear with the following advice:

  • Everyone Must Work Together – This definitely is easier said than done.  If your corporate culture is based on competition and bureaucratic infighting rather than cooperation and collaboration, you’ll have an uphill battle.

A company that hasn’t learned to listen to its own employees, and encourage them to collaborate internally, is not likely to succeed in integrating social media tools into its marketing mix, no matter what agency or consultant they hire.

  • Top Management Must Be On Board – Although you hear about social media as a grassroots phenomenon on the internet, it is a different animal when it is grafted onto a corporate culture.  Very little happens within an organization without top level support.  They control the staffing, the communications channels and, above all, the budget.

If the direction doesn’t come from the very top, managers, who have myriad reasons to fear change, will hang on to the status quo.

  • Don’t Expect Overnight Success – There is no such thing as “turnkey social media.”  You can’t just buy a tool and expect a social media revolution within your organization.  The first thing to realize that it’s not about the tools.  In fact, identifying the tool is the last stage of the process.  The first step is to understand what modes of communication and collaboration would best further your corporate strategy. Then, find a social media tool that will facilitate that.  If all you are doing is implementing the latest fad tool, your social media efforts will flounder.  And, even if you deploy the right tool for your needs, you should expect that it will take from 18 months to 3 years to gain significant traction.  That’s not my definition of overnight success. Is it yours?

If you’ve been under the illusion that implementing Enterprise 2.0 tools behind the firewall or launching an external social media campaign is easy, think again.  If you’ve been fortunate enough to accomplish one or the other with little or no pain, please let us know how.  In fact,  if you’re for real, you could probably charge a pretty penny as a social media consultant.  For the rest of us mortals, pull on your overalls and get to work because Thomas Edison could have been talking about social media when he said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

[h/t to David Gurteen for pointing out the Mashable piece]

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