#Facebook the Biz Model #socent #privacy #advertising

The brilliance of Facebook in idea and execution needs to be reiterated as, finally, its emergence as a huge public company is leading to serious critical assessments of its business proposition. Whatever privacy concerns we may have (and the evidence is that a majority of its users have doubts as to its trustworthiness in the … Continue reading

#Facebook being dumped, says Reuters: What’s the real issue? Well, there are 3.

US STOCKS-Wall St rebounds, but investors dump Facebook | Reuters.   Whether Facebook is “worth” $100bn or (as one serious voice suggests) $30bn is neither here nor there – unless, of course, you bought your stake on Friday. The P/E ratio is way out of whack with comparable companies like Google – though, as can … Continue reading

The #CSR Business: Alignment and Transparency in C21

In the old (pre-Murdoch) days, The Times of London, which then had a fair claim to be the world’s premier newspaper, promoted itself for years with the tagline, “When The Times speaks, the world listens.” But in the 1960s when I first began reading it the entire front page was still filled with classified ads. … Continue reading

Of #Work and Its #Future: #workplace #design humans and exponential #change

UNWIRED :: WORKTECH 12 New York. I’m unpacking my thinking after one of the most stimulating days in some time – Unwired’s NYC version of their WorkTech conference that is offered around the planet. The future of work and the workplace brings together people from real estate, architecture, interior design, human resources, and assorted other … Continue reading

#Klout me out

A neat post from @samfiorella sets out a damning case against Klout and the gamification of influence. Can You Be Influential While Under the Influence? – Sensei Blogs. I’ve two things to add. First, my take on influence assessment mechanisms like Klout has been to see them as a form of eugenics; digital eugenics. For … Continue reading

#California and Destiny: #Valley #DC #China #Innovation #Singularity #TED et al.

As news keeps coming in of California’s decline – budget, public schooling, even the UC system –  some strategic stock-taking is in order. I have written before of the disastrous divide between the culture of Silicon Valley and that of Washington, DC. Here’s a sample: https://nigelcameron.wordpress.com/risk/the-valleydc-divide/ Part of what I note is that one thing these two … Continue reading

California’s Golden Opportunity – #innovation #China

  Dire budgetary news from California has become as tedious and predictable as the latest on its educational failings, tumbling from the top ranks of American higher education to way down the rankings. We know part of the reason, which is tax initiatives that ave crimped the state’s ability to undergird what were once world-leading … Continue reading

#SocialEntrepreneurship, #CSR, and the #Imagination

I was delighted to join the Ideation conference in Chicago earlier this week, and can do no better than link with @tonyshen’s 22 learnings which sum up the impact of a series of terrific presentations from some of the most brilliant people in the social enterprise scene and its environs (link below). Charles Lee and … Continue reading

We are now Post-IT: the Problematics of the #CIO – #CFO #CMO too. Chief Knowledge Broker.

Some weeks back we discussed the fact that Fortune 250 CIOs have remarkably limited engagement in social media. Indeed, it is so remarkably limited that there should be a slew of vacancies – once their bosses work out what is (not) going on. Now comes a report that both underlines the seriousness of this situation … Continue reading

#Hashtags and the #Twitter Power of Simplicity

Someone famous once said (was it Einstein) that we must seek not the simplicity that lies on the nearside of complexity, but on the far side. This isn’t a comment on our political malaise (though it could be) but on the best example the digital world has yet produced of the astonishing power that lies … Continue reading