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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s move aims to make up for years of missing out on the growth of social networks and mobile devices.


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The deal would be the largest acquisition of a social networking company in years, surpassing Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram last year.


Tumblr has over 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.

For Yahoo and its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, buying Tumblr would be a bold move as she tries to breathe new life into the company. The deal, the seventh since Ms. Mayer defected from Google last summer to take over the company, would be her biggest yet.


It is meant to give her company more appeal to young people, and to make up for years of missing out on the revolutions in social networking and mobile devices.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:05 AM

The 7th and biggest deal - Yahoo acquisitions.  The stock market is not liking it --today that is. 


Now the biggest challenge yet, for Marissa Mayer,culture change at Yahoo AND smart connection with the hip, youthful Tumblr and their 108 million blogs, with many highly active users.  Wordpress watching at the gate.

I do like my venerable, old fashioned Flickr.com photo account. Yet if well handled, the coolness of Tumblr could make a good things happen at Flickr.  Challenge:  the account owners are quite a bit different.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:08 PM

More change bound to show soon if this biggest, hip buy of Tumblr has any effect on the venerable Yahoo. ~ Deb

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IT, Agile & Change Management: Four Cs for Success

IT, Agile & Change Management: Four Cs for Success | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

"IT offers a seasoned perspective on both agility & change due to the volatile, fast moving nature of their field, including this CIO view on successful change Cs."
 

The author offers that IT is the lynchpin for crucial business change.  IT has also been labeled the accelerator of successful change.  


Consider the role of IT in facilitating growth in emerging markets (social media, analysis), adapting more agile business models [from IT we have agile as a business structure for projects), or helping with our increased dependence on collaborative, globally dispersed teams (Skype, WebEx, Google+ hangout meetings, anyone?)  ~ Deb

  

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People won’t commit to “a good idea.”  ...People who have a “why” will accomplish almost any “how.”

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Excerpted:  Four Secrets to Success - Commitment, Community, Clarity & Communication

   

1. Commitment. ...the single most important reason why CIOs cannot sustain change.

   

  • being bound emotionally and intellectually to a course of action 
  • [NOT] mere “compliance” -- people going along with a mandatory recommendation or new process without really believing in it
  • people ...believe in what they’re doing and are intent on completing the journey.
  • people have to make that jump themselves, even while their natural instincts scream at them to resist. 
  • invite discussion and dissent, air these misgivings and steer the negative emotions into positive ones.
   

2. Community   ...requires different people collaborating in diverse roles to purposefully drive change forward, leaving nothing to chance.   Key roles include: a change leader, change agents & advocates.

  

3. Clarity. People won’t commit to “a good idea” -- they need to understand why the change is necessary and why the current state is no longer viable. People who have a “why” will accomplish almost any “how.”   (For a good change model on this, see the DVF>R here.)

  

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...invite discussion and dissent, air these misgivings and steer the negative emotions into positive ones.

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4. Communication...the glue that holds the entire change initiative together. [This is more than] sending an e-mail, holding a town hall meeting or conducting a presentation. [Some also include] two-way methods, such as small-group meetings and facilitated Q&As.

   

Inspiring change requires more ...creating opportunities for groups to voice their concerns, bringing obstacles to light...and training, coaching and providing feedback, as well as opportunities for practice and learning.


...some IT teams now anticipate stakeholder needs rather than just respond to them; help reshape business strategy rather than just support it; and consult on business process improvements rather than just provide system upgrades.


The full article is here.  Author, Dan Roberts is the CEO and President of Ouellette & Associates and contributing author of the book "Unleashing the Power of IT," which profiles the successful change initiatives of three CIOs and their staffs.  


For more about Deb & her work with change, visit Deb's homepage REVELN here.


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Living in An Interconnected Society - The Good, the Bad & the Potential, Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, through video illustrates today's interconnected society at The Economist's 2012 event in San Francisco.

  

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As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time.

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What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?

 

Her film "Connected"  illustrates:

  

Technology is changing the way we connect with people around us.   ...We have accumulated so much knowledge, yet we have trouble seeing the bigger picture. Perhaps it is time to declare our interdependence.

 

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It's the beginning of a participatory revolution.

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Close to 2 billion people on-line with 5 billion cell phones. It's the beginning of a participatory revolution. Ideas are free to interact, cross pollinate, creating hybrid perspectives all over the world.

 

As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time. ...Once we understand the supply chains and see their results, we'll be more thoughtful about our behavior.

 

Tiffany Shlain favorite quote:  "Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even further."

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"


Video here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTnUKpDGWs]


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 9:38 AM
Thanks for sharing this. I took an online course from Howard Rheingold, who is in this film a few times.
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, August 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Thank you for the rescoops. I really like this quote:
"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

Best of luck on your scoop.it site. I like what I see here.
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, September 2, 2012 7:53 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really hope that this video project is successful for her organization.
Ken