Social Media Tools

Why Do Good Managers Set Bad Strategies?

Here's an interesting article from Wharton with Michale Porter, the strategy guru. (reg req)

Mr. Porter makes an excellent point with, " is important for everyone in the organization to understand the strategy and align everything they do with that strategy every day." Too bad most employees don't have a clue to what strategy is or how it relates to their daily work activities.

Social networking software gives business the blues.

Social Networking Software - Community Drivien Sites - Collaborative Tools

Creating communities, connecting people, sharing knowledge, capturing ideas, and spurring mashups scares the hell out of most organizations, businesses, and associations.

Marketers Finding Diamonds In Social Network Sites

Trends in social networking. 

From the NY Times, 

"Joining the Party, Eager to Make Friends"

"To big-name marketers, the teeming mosh pits of social networking sites look like dangerous places for their precious brands. MySpace: Isn’t that full of dirty old men picking up teenage girls? Facebook: That’s where college students post pictures of bawdy frat parties. And YouTube: Pirated videos — and people making fun of our commercials."

Web 2.0 Reshaping Business

Robin Good has an excellent video interview with Alan Moore about web2.0, social network software systems, communities, media, branding and much more. 

"Web 2.0 - How Networked Media Are Reshaping Business: Alan Moore - Video Interview

Web 2.0 is reshaping the media and business landscape to an extent unimaginable even a year ago.

Corporations As Complex Adaptive Systems?

Grant McCracken, This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics, has an interesting post, "Remodelling the corporation" that fits with the cluetrain, 1999 "markets are conversations", and the hughtrain, 2004 "THE MARKET FOR SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN IS INFINITE", ideas.

Creative Collaboration - "We-think"

There's a new online book from Charles Leadbeater about creative collaboration.  I snagged a couple of paragraphs from his site/blog because it jibes with what we've been yaking about, less eloquently, here, here, and here for the last three plus years. "People want to be players not just spectators, part of the action, not on the sidelines. "