John Hagel on Social Technology Adoption

John Hagel III co-author of the book “The Power of Pull” was invited on stage for a discussion with Dr. Pehong Chen, CEO of BroadVision about how companies are (or are not) adopting of social technologies at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara yesterday. I am a big fan of him and his latest book, so I took notes on how he sees companies resolving these difficulties. Continue reading

Failure is Essential to Knowledge Work

Max Pucher made an excellent post on “The Value of Failure” touching on a theme I have seen echoed around a bit lately.  Knowledge work is not predictable.  A professional will learn to do the right thing in the right situation, but along the way there are going to be some mistakes they learn from.  The key to surviving in the coming decade will be a culture that accepts failure as a path to success. Continue reading

Bring Your Own ACM to Work

Yesterday’s post was about workers will use personal clouds to organize their information, their personal devices, for both home and work life.   This is a general trend I am seeing toward personal services in the Internet that represent a given person.   Let me propose an even more radical idea, one of managing your projects out of such a personal cloud.  Continue reading

Self-Organizing Business Networks

As the Social Business meme becomes more mainstream, people are starting to ask “What is the real connection with ‘Social’ after all?”  and “Isn’t the connection to ‘Social’ a bit overblown?”  After all, we really are not talking about literally placing Facebook (as the canonical example) inside a business.  Why, then, call it social? Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 4

Web site security is a very important issue to me. I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with people who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 4 is about some strange behavior I have seen in security groups and other insanity. Continue reading