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The Silver Lining in Layoffs and Job Losses

If there is a silver lining, the large-scale downsizing from major companies will release a lot of new entrepreneurial talent and ideas — scientists, engineers, business folks will be looking to do other things. There will be a lot of forced entrepreneurship that will lead to innovations and new markets.

What's your idea? We're interested in partnering with individuals or groups on projects that require internet applications. 

A crisis, like losing your job,  changes the dynamics of things. It’s an opportunity to do things you could not do before.

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Corporate social networks

With business social networking software - managers and employees now have a system for connecting informal interactions and discovering new information flows.

So, stop reading about social applications and collaboration tools. Unleash your imagination and start experimenting. The real power of social software can only be appreciated with hands-on experience. Consider a pilot project.

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The Changing Nature of Brands

Assigning order to a chaotic process with enterprise social software. People in businesses should be using it to relate ideas, stories and information to each other as well as customers, suppliers, partners, et al. over the net. Enterprise social software will help them spot new business opportunities before the competition does, create a meeting place, be open to radical opportunities, break down silos, support experimentation, and enable managers to represent customers vis-à-vis their own organizations.

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Social Network Software

Advancing Insights provides - social network software - digital publishing tools and services to businesses. Business managers and project teams use them as tools to improve innovation, productivity, and customer service. These tools are a class of social network software.

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Employee plots to Corporate Scenarios

To be clear in a complex world, the rational linear communicator is forced to either ridiculously oversimplify a situation or disappear into mumbo-jumbo bizspeak.

The reason org charts change so quickly is that linear representations of reality are at best temporary-and at worst, pure nonsense. Reality in the information age is nonlinear. Actually, reality has always been nonlinear but things used to move slowly enough that we could pretend like we lived in a linear and predictable world.

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Creative Consumers are Everywhere

The guys over at Influx have a good piece on open innovation and getting the customer involved. It is a two-part series packed with great ideas.

"The rise of  the creative consumer (part one)  and (part two)  -  Consumers now have the opportunity to be more creative and participatory in the marketing, media and entertainment worlds, Influx thought it would make sense to catalog some of the stories, a short history, that highlights this trend and identifies a few examples of the opportunities that exist for consumers to participate.

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