Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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Why Thought Leaders Need Provocateurs

Why Thought Leaders Need Provocateurs | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
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This piece was written by Andy Capaloff for Curatti
Collaboration across multiple skillsets is essential in any advancement, whether in the social sphere or in business.  Just as a good curator adds context related to their readership and an observation on the running of a small business can help take it to the next level, so input from people outside of the current thought leadership sphere can catapult conversations to new heights.
There are different types of smarts, and just because you may not feel that your writing matches up those involved in innovations that you are drawn to, does not mean that your input, providing a new angle, will not provide an ingredient that nobody even realized was missing.
Here are some highlights:
Technology and Social Media are branching out into many new forms at a rate few if any can keep up with.  Inevitably, natural selection comes into play, ensuring that even some of the best ideas barely see the light of day.
There is huge value in “multiple skillsets being employed in any process, with questions being asked by the non-experts or those with complementary skills”
There comes a point when a different viewpoint borne of different experiences and knowledge become essential to lift any great idea towards a new, far greater plateau
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Robin Good's Keen Observations on Curation, Timely and Relevant

I originally posted Howard Rhinegold's wonderful interview with Robin Good several months ago. However, as we approach 2012, I must share it again, as it seems more timely now than ever.

If you have just listened to this for the second (or in my case probably 4th) time, you will find so many things you may not have digested several months ago.

Here is just one gem that caught my attention this time:

**A group of curators create an alternative to Google "A Google for the people by the people". Instead of relying on secret algorithms, they create their own ecosystem of curated rankings where THEY decide what is relevant for them.

**Curators collaborating together - Trusted People who are gateways to relevant information for each other as they tap into each others discovery, perspectives, opinions, expertise, different points of view so they can find meaning and make sense of it and pass it on to their audiences.

**My input - this can lead to a collective intelligence that we've never experienced before.

Lots to ponder, so much to look forward to........

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

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