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Invention v. Reinvention In The Age of Disruption

Invention v. Reinvention In The Age of Disruption | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
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This post was written by Andy Capaloff for Curatti about a very important topic, navigating change through the age of disruption.


Here are a few highlights:


The infusion of new ideas and the understanding of whether necessary change can be accomplished in a timely and effective manner from within and when to seek that freshness externally, are vital to the continued success of any company.


The importance of the ability to accept that something you do, whether a large or small aspect of your processes, has become a hindrance to your future growth and must be replaced, cannot be minimised.


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Making Volunteering More Popular By Making It More Relevant

Making Volunteering More Popular By Making It More Relevant | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
Service is a fundamental pillar of American society, and its roots go back to the origins of the nation.


Giving back to the community has been core to America ever since this nation was founded. But the way we serve hasn’t shifted with the way we work.


**While most service opportunities involve things like building houses, painting schools, or picking up trash, these activities don’t play to the strengths of the majority of Americans.


**When people don’t have the option to volunteer in a way that draws on their strengths or their skills 


**when people don’t have the option to volunteer in a way that make sense to them  


**when volunteering doesn’t result in an impactful outcome, people volunteer halfheartedly or they don’t volunteer at all.


This is a pretty serious consequence.


**In fact, the volunteer rate in America over the past 10 years has dropped nearly 3%.


How do we change this? We’ve created the first scalable online pro bono service provider called Catchafire.


In one year we’ve registered nearly 2,000 organizations and 10,000 professionals, but we’re nowhere near our goal, which is to make it commonplace for everyone to give what they are good at.


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Why the Future of Your Brand Will Be Crowdsourced

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This piece is written by Simon Mainwaring on his blog, I selected it because I loved reading his book We First and he is truly an inspiration to me and many others. Today is his birthday and the world is definitely a better place because he's in it! Happy Birthday Simon!!


Intro:


In this article, Simon talks about the power of crowdsourcing through social media. and uses the example of how it has been demonstrated through the power of citizen activism during the economic collapse and bankruptcy in Iceland when 950 people were randomly selected to spend a day discussing a new constitution.


Their meetings were open to the public streamed live on its Facebook page. They also had a Twitter and Youtube account where they interacted with the public and created a constitution written by the people for the people.


Here's what caught my attention:


**What’s important to keep in mind when we think about the future is that social media enables all parties to have a platform. 


**We can use it as a tool to unify our voices as thoughtful, compassionate beings seeking to build a better world for all humankind.


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Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration

Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
If you work in marketing, you may have spent a good portion of your life in meetings and status phone calls for the projects you are working on.
janlgordon's insight:

This insightful article is from Stuzo and written by Mark Spangler - he talks about the old way of working and how even though we have built extremely rewarding and successful engagements this is not productive in this day and age.


Here's the problem:


Many brands, and marketing campaigns, are organized as silos within many companies with a rotation of partners and resources that may engage on a given project.


At the same time, we are moving towards a real-time, collaborative, data-driven marketing environment.


Which means things have to move faster, be more agile, work smarter and across a plethora of devices.


Being an early adopter of this change while others are working in silos can feel a bit like being the main character, waking up each day, trying to apply your isolated learnings against the rest of the world on auto pilot 


With that, it’s time for all of us to move from a network of silos to a network of data-driven collaboration.


Here is is just one insight that caught my attention:


Consistent and repeatable learning loops do not exist at the organization, nor do they exist within the agency ecosystem. What went right? What went wrong? What would you do differently?


Owning this feedback and relevant data across the project teams is critical to delivering efficiencies, future success, and to building out the right agency/vendor network for a company.


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Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:18 AM
Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:49 AM

This illustration seems well-paired. better together, with a recent business intelligence post on this curation stream.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:29 AM

The curation comments and full article are very insightful moving toward data-driven collaboration, making this one of the first articles on my curated curation "Best of the Best" news, drawing from:  
 

  • Agile Learning,
  • Careers,
  • Change Leadership Watch,
  • Innovation & Institutions,
  • People Data,
  • Motivation,
  • Talent and Performance Development,
  • and the Social Media Learning Lab.


I'll be using the new ScoopIt & MailChimp service to deliver a list of 6-8 Best of the Best items monthly via email to those who let me know their interests via DebNystrom@Reveln email and/or signing up on Reveln Tools..


Your email will NEVER be shared with or sold to others, you can unsubscribe at any time.  MailChimp is a respected purveyor of high integrity email list practices.


~  Deb

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The top 12 tech trends of the next five years

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This piece was written by Patrick Stafford for Smartcompany. I selected it because it has great news for entrepreneurs, who will be further enabled by upcoming technological advances which free them from many of their current time constraints.


Intro:


"Technology has completely changed the way entrepreneurs live and work over the course of SmartCompany’s five years – and the revolution won’t stop soon.


**So where is technology going next? SmartCompany has assembled a team of experts to gaze into the crystal ball and find out what technology will look like in 2017.


****Happily, according to Google Australia engineering director Alan Noble, the technology future is a bright one for entrepreneurs".


This is what caught my attention:


****“There has never been a better time to start a company because you can outsource everything that’s non-core: your ad marketing, your design, your eCommerce,” Noble says.


**What you’re left to do is focus on that core value proposition.


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The State of Influencers Theory #Infographic

The State of Influencers Theory #Infographic | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

By Leslie Bradshaw

 

From Moses’ clay tablets, to the Old Spice Guy, to Fred Wilson’s blog, influencers have been influencin’ since the dawn of time.

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Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just wake up one day and decide to create an Internet meme. Something doesn’t go viral until it has been thoroughly embraced and shared by the masses. And how does it get to that point? People who have unique insight and respect from their peers influence other people. And, therefore, play an important role in helping the content, meme, or idea along. The word that we use to describe these kinds of people is “influencer” (I also have friends and strategists who prefer “tastemaker” — but only the hip ones. Influencer is pretty industry standard).

 

Malcolm Gladwell wrote in The Tipping Point that, “A very small number of people are connected to everyone else in a few steps — the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few.” One of my favorite thinkers in the space and another DC powerhouse Geoff Livingston discusses Gladwell’s theory and several others in his book Welcome to the Fifth Estate — including an entire section on the “History of Influencer Theory” on the social web.

 

As with the Big Bang and the extinction of dinosaurs, there’s not just one theory about influencers, there are several. Livingston breaks it down like this:

 

To visualize how these theories all come together in the social web, Livingston partnered with JESS3 to create The State of Influencer Theory Infographic.

Here’s the result of our first brainstorming session:


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