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, 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




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Business 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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