I find myself on both sides of this idea when I'm listening to clients about their business/products/services/processes requirements and then trying to explain to them the business advantages of social network software. What happens on both sides is we assume too much and expect others to at least have an understanding of the basics. Hell, most people are overwhelmed. Anyway, here's an interesting article form The NY Times about innovation and "the curse of knowledge".open innovation Open Source CMS Business Development Ideas open innovation connecting collaborating deep smarts orchestrating resources creativity the global brain the curse of knowledge tapper game
Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it.
The Internet and related technologies give companies radical new ways to harvest the talents of innovators working outside corporate boundaries.drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS Business Development Ideas trends xml connecting innovation talent business processes social information management trends 2008 api's
Not so fast. I often times get caught up in what I know about social networking and information management - the curse of knowledge. I assume that most people are familiar with the ideas of social information management. They aren't.drupal website application development community software applications web design website development Open Source CMS Business Development Ideas sharing collaboration connecting social information management personal information management udell shared spaces
Younger generations [future customers and employees] rarely notice the technology in the devices they use. Baby boomers raised in the 1960s only saw the programming and didn't think much, if at all, about the technology and infrastructure that brought them Bonanza, The Ed Sullivan Show and Laugh-In.
Not only do younger generations perceive technology differently from their elders, including the CIOs and other executives who manage IT organizations and corporations, but they use it differently, too.
This idea has been around for some time. I first read about it in, "small pieces loosely joined", by Dave Weinberger (one of the authors of the cluetrain). Anyway, Micheal Schrage has a good post, "Round-off Error? Hardly!" MIT Technology Review that applies the math. to the idea.drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS sharing open source open innovation enterprise mashups connecting strategies markets knowledge participation creativity corporate social networks creative volunteerism culture of contribution economics marketplace behavioral economics
"Target has over 7,000 members and mostly positive comments in a vibrant set of discussions. The Wal-Mart group on the other hand has a little over 1,200 members, no discussions are allowed, and the wall postings are mostly negative."Social Media Tools web design website development Open Source CMS mashups xml connecting marketing openess walled garden open api's communities retailers facebook hooks enteprise mashups users closed wal-mart widgets applications