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Social Media Strategy - 50 Articles to Quickly Get You Started!

Social Media Strategy - 50 Articles to Quickly Get You Started! | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
A GREAT list of essential articles from Brainzooming on social media strategy. No “How Do I Set up a Facebook Page” for my business to be found here.
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Networking or Marketing: Tips for Escaping the Advertising Trap and Getting Real

Networking or Marketing: Tips for Escaping the Advertising Trap and Getting Real | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

When is it wrong to collect business cards? This post on networking tips tells you. How to go beyond the superficial to form strong networks.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Networks require real connections. What does that mean? A real connection is active, reciprocal, and personal.


Blasting out self-indulgent tweets, newsletters, or articles is mere advertising. And there's a huge difference! 

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4 Ways To End Destructive Pride

4 Ways To End Destructive Pride | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Learn from Richie Norton about the 4 steps we should take to overcome destructive pride in order to ensure a successful outcome from our efforts.

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Excerpt from article:

A handful of ways pride keeps people stuck where they are. But successful people know that doing the crazy thing—even if that means being humble enough to drop everything and begin again—is a winning formula for success.

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What is the Future of Knowledge Management?

What is the Future of Knowledge Management? | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The next era of Knowledge Management practice will see the field complete its migration from a traditional tools-led approach to a competence/capability-led approach.


Knowledge Managers will have to absorb insights from approaches to adult learning, business psychology, decision science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and natural science disciplines.

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Useful insights into the future of KM

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Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.

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How Big Data Conceals The Next Big Thing

How Big Data Conceals The Next Big Thing | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Is Big Data too . . . big? Learn how to avoid decision whiplash and sort through the numbers in the most efficient way--the next big breakthrough might depend on it. 

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:38 AM

What's the Big Deal with Big Data?! Is it too big?... What next?

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Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

No longer can you plan on internal promotions for career progress. You must manage your own path and that’s best done through connections. Virtual ties can be as influential as in person relationships.

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My Name is America and I’m a Dataholic

My Name is America and I’m a Dataholic | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Let us not pass over America’s surveillance addiction in silence. It is real; it has consequences; and the world would do itself a service by sending America to a Big Data rehab.


Photo credit: André Leit/iBureauet

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Digital Leadership: Casestudy Hailo

Digital Leadership: Casestudy Hailo | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

A fine interview with Ron Zeghibe, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Hailo. A disruptive force in the taxi business. 

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What Are You Doing To Hire Idea People? Probably Nothing!

What Are You Doing To Hire Idea People? Probably Nothing! | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

As a result of the dramatic business successes of firms like Google, Apple, and Facebook, almost everyone has become aware of the tremendous economic value that comes from continuous corporate innovation. But unfortunately executives at most firms have failed to realize that they can dramatically increase their corporate innovation rate by simply focusing on hiring and retaining more “idea people.”

 

Increasing corporate innovation starts with fully understanding that there are three steps or phases in the innovation process.


These three steps include:

Step 1 Idea generation; innovation starts with an idea from an employee.


Step 2 Collaboration; the raw idea is shared, vetted, and improved and a shared ownership is developed through collaboration with other employees.


Step 3 Execution; the improved idea is then turned into an actual product, service, or process using the tools of the corporate execution process

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Thank you for bringing this one to my attention, Denis. :-)
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The Perils of Being a Social Media Holdout

The Perils of Being a Social Media Holdout | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

There are conversations taking place about your company or brand 24 hours a day, seven days a week in social media. Are you a part of these conversations? Or are you hoping that if you don't hear them, they don't exist?

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The Black Swans Circling P&G

The Black Swans Circling P&G | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Five megatrends that threaten the megacorporation.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Interesting blog post by Grant McCracken


He's listing five megatrends - four of them highly relevant for other large cooperations.


The 5 megatrends are;

 

1. The new branding

2. The new marketing

3. The new consumer

4. The new home

5. The new beauty

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Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap? | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The skills gap is real. To this statement there is little debate. What should generate great debate is how we close the skills gap, because the strategies currently employed ignore a pool of talent.


Via Bobby Dillard
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The 7 Project Manager Personalities: Which One Are You?

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Linked Innovation: 5 Keys to Success in Open Innovation Challenge Management

Linked Innovation: 5 Keys to Success in Open Innovation Challenge Management | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Open innovation crowd sourcing methods, when applied to the right problem, can effectively extend the solution provider search beyond the boundaries of an industry.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

The 5 keys to turning Open innovation challenges into success are:


  1. Clearly defined problem definition, ownership & objectives.Perhaps the most important factor is to have a problem or task that is suited to being crowd sourced. Start with the problem and challenge owner. Determine the objective of your open innovation venture before hiring an intermediary. Intermediaries differ, and not all are equally suited for the same kind of task.
  2. Create a good open innovation environmentA dedicated team is critical to make open innovation a success. This starts by installing a central project competence for your open innovation initiative. Successful companies have nominated an internal OI champion who is passionate outwardly focused and capable to coordinate different crowd sourcing projects. Equally important, is to educate other team members and employees about the objectives and principles of the open innovation project so that they understand what is expected from them and what they should expect of open innovation..
  3. Decide about the span of control. Open innovation is about opening up to the periphery of your firm. But you can decide about the control you want to keep during the knowledge transfer process and the exploitation of the results by selecting an appropriate method and intermediary. For example: Shall potential solution providers learn who you are and see your name and company logo on the RFP? We know that RFPs that reveal the challenge owner’s identity can receive significantly more and sometimes better proposals. But revealing who you are also may inform your competitors. Knowing about these trade-offs is crucial for open innovation success.
  4. Create realistic time-lines and budgets. First of all, be fast. RFPs and also solution proposals will get to competitors sooner or later. So before you start, get the buy-in for the implementation of returned solutions that match your requirements. Reserve a budget for this. Be sure about the human capacities and resources required for the review process of the solution proposals and for making a technology sourcing decision.
  5. Decide about your resource allocation. Consider what’s next in the short term: Are you seeking for an intermediary that also provides support before and after the RFP broadcasting, e.g. with evaluating the solutions or negotiating the licensing terms? Or do you want to perform these activities in-house. Both options are available, and have their distinctive pros and cons. Also consider what’s next in the long term: Think of, e.g., community management. Shall the intermediary help you to manage a community of potential solvers? Or are you prepared to take these tasks by yourself?
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Global Innovation Report 2013

Global Innovation Report 2013 | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

The Global Innovation Index 2013 co-published by Cornell UniversityINSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The report has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool to facilitate public-private dialogue, whereby policymakers, business leaders and other stakeholders can evaluate progress on a continual basis.

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Getting started on LinkedIn: A beginner's guide for HR

Getting started on LinkedIn: A beginner's guide for HR | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

If you’re in HR and not yet on LinkedIn, then what is LinkedIn all about? And what can LinkedIn do for you?

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Getting started on Twitter: A beginner's guide for HR

Getting started on Twitter: A beginner's guide for HR | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

If you’re in HR and haven’t yet set yourself up on Twitter it is an ideal time to give it a go!

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Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments

Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

I used to let fear of a failed side project keep me from trying new things outside of my normal workload. Or worse, I constantly had ideas for side projects but never actually started any.

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Diagnosing (And Curing) Your Communication Issues

Diagnosing (And Curing) Your Communication Issues | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
By definition, the creative process involves generating something out of nothing. This means that clear communication about thoughts, ideas, and expectations serve as a linchpin of the entire process.
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Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success

Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
We know that personal connections are the currency of the working world. Like or not, who we know, who we owe, and who owes us determines our future as much as talent.
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Emerging Market Multinationals: New Giants on the Block

Emerging Market Multinationals: New Giants on the Block | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

A new book, Emerging Markets Rule: Growth Strategies of the New Global Giants, deal with a fundamental shift: away from established companies in the developed world and toward ambitious upstarts in the developing world.

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How to do Tribal Marketing in Social Media

How to do Tribal Marketing in Social Media | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

Many sociologists and anthropologists recognize that we now live in a new world of tribalism, but rather than belonging to one tribe we belong to many. We are no longer bound to our tribes by blood, but by passion.

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The Management Theory That Explains Why 70% of Workers Are 'Disengaged'

The Management Theory That Explains Why 70% of Workers Are 'Disengaged' | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it
Employee disengagement may not be such a big mystery after all.
Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Check out Erika Andersen’s newest book, Leading So People Will Followand discover how to be a followable leader. Booklist called it “a book to read more than once and to consult many times.”

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Productive Mornings Start at Night With The 2-Column To Do List

Productive Mornings Start at Night With The 2-Column To Do List | Excellent Business Blogs | Scoop.it

In order to get a good head start on the day, you need to lay the groundwork the night before. Extreme Productivity author and Harvard Business School lecturer Robert Pozen says in the New York Post.

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Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist

Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.