As summer grows near, projects prepare for hibernation, and reading and writing time reappears, here’s a few noteworthy links from around the web. Starting with neglected friends and colleages, following with acquaintances and going on to casual web finds:
Mario López de Avila sigue escribiendo sobre necesidades de mejora… pero hace unos días escribía la tercera parte de su análisis de oportunidades de negocio, que tiene bastante gracia. Especialmente a los que no miramos exactamente desde la barrera.
From Nancy White, as usual, a fun and thought-provoking piece about how peer behaviour shapes ours… aka social pressure. Among other nuances.
El blog de Jordi Graells está lleno de cosas que no debí perderme estos meses. La última de interés es la presentación de la red XIP (red de innovación pública) y el libro INprenedors (para innovadores dentro de la administración pública), con capítulo de regalo, el pasado día 14 de Junio en Barcelona.
From Joitske Hulsebosch, a (missed) video from MIT’s Andrew McAfee from McKinseyquarterly, which I’m supposed to follow… Anyhow, the migrant professor deals with the flow of knowledge in organizations and the use of social media, and says some practical things.
From Luis Suárez, some management thoughts: a book reccomendation by Stephen Denning and an inspirational video by the CEO of Japan Airways. I can think of some IESE teachers who would love to use it… And Luis also brings us a series of posts on Google+. The latest is about how he’s loving the conferencing features.
Andy Roberts comments on one likely impact of Google+ (he thinks it will take online social relationships more toward “circles” and further from “groups”). It looks like he’s right. He also links to Ross Mayfield of Socialtext, from whom we receive a graphic guide to Google+ groups and their new (and he really means new) sharing model. It’s not like the competition. Plus, Andy also has “+1″ed a very nice piece by Jae Baer that (among other things) explains extremely clearly that the real reason Google had to implement a dominant social network was that they sorely needed “social signals” to rank content, beyond page link building, and Facebook wasn’t letting them read these. This makes immediate sense, better even that the deeper, “digital identity” theory I defended last week.
From Paul Ritchie, a NY Times blog post on managing chronically disgruntled people before one rotten apple spoils the atmosphere (or rather, on firing them without compuction). Can’t find the original, but the story and the feeling are near to my experience too.
Mark Sigal at O’Reilly Radar is pessimistic on where we’re going as a civilization. JP Rangaswami is pessimistic too, from another angle. He also brings good sense and some hope re the spectacular manipulation of data and legislation about intellectual property rights, through a work by Kalika Doloswada and Ann Dadich.
From David Hall’s blog, a link to the US Air Force “web posting response”, aka social media presence management. The diagram is nice, the full PDF is really practical for any large organization – or any where the social-savvy are most of the personnel.
From Adam Britten’s blog, two practical histories of twitter used for PR. I like the greengrocers’ one better than the fast-food chain’s, but both have uses.
From Bill Ives’ blog we learn about the latest social media report by Forrester (added as an extra chapter to the revised edition of Groundswell). This chapter deal with Accelerating Your Social Maturity: How To Move From Social Experimentation To Business Transformation.