TED Talks The days are past (if they ever existed) when a person, company or brand could tightly control their reputation -- online chatter and spin mean that if you're relevant, there's a constant, free-form conversation happening about you that...
Recently, everywhere I go, people ask me how to tell a more effective story. Advocates, colleagues, and clients observe that the organizations that achieve policy goals, get transformative grants, or seize the market’s interest are the ones that 1) have the resources to disseminate their story, and 2) just tell the better story. I would argue that the real winners are the organizations that actually manage to tell a story at all.
What a great article by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman for Stanford Social Innovation Review.
I like that he immediately identifies that many organizations, when they think they are telling a story, actually are not. So so true.
I also like that he mentions that organizations who do manage to tell a story well, also spend the resources needed to disseminate it. Too many businesses forget this essential piece.
The 8 tips he shares that create a powerful story that moves people to action are solid. What is unique is his tip The Power of the People -- where he advocates "Amplifying the voices of the people most affected by an issue increases the story’s authenticity and relevance. Including quotes, testimonials, eyewitness accounts, and personal narrative makes the story more interesting." This point is often unrecognized in org story circles.
All in all, I like how Eric languages these tips -- many will be familiar to you, but hearing them in a new way always opens our minds to new insights or ideas.
In the end, the author asks how to put these tips to good use. He offers 4 questions to get us started that again, are different than what you typically read.
The universe is fundamentally indifferent to us. We are all seperate entities, seperate from each other and seperate from the universe. Charles Einstein explains that this is no longer true, that there is now a new story of self.
Le crowdsourcing est un des domaines émergents du management de la connaissance : c'est le fait d'utiliser la créativité, l'intelligence et le savoir-faire d'un grand nombre de personnes (des internautes en général), en sous-traitance, pour...
I'm currently working on a paper to analyse business models in the sharing economy and I came across this read one Sunday afternoon during one of my serindipidous web searches.
The book "business model new generation" has made Osterwalder and Pigneur gurus in the domaine and I recently came accross a Paris based business that put this framework at the heart of their work and offer.
Interestingly, the consultancy firm produces white paper business model analyses on existing company business models.
I found this one on crowdsurfing to be particularly interesting, but you'll find a stack of similar papers on a whole range of businesses.
Design activism is ‘design thinking, imagination and practice applied knowingly or unknowingly to create a counter-narrative aimed at generating and balancing positive social, institutional, environmental and/or economic change’.
Really very interested in design activism and codesign at the heart of value creation : it joins the ideas voiced by Porter and Kramer's Shared Value proposition as well as Haque's Thick Value.
This is the second post in a series looking into how you can use the four leading social media tools – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube – to advance your innovation agenda.
The use of social media to promote and market the outcomes of innovation (products and services) is widespread. This is not the focus of these descriptions and instead focuses on how corporate innovation units can use social media in their efforts to create these products and services.
While almost 90 percent of U.S. companies will use social media for marketing purposes in 2012, both brands and creatives are still struggling to measure success in any accountable way beyond “soft” engagement metrics such as followers, Likes, comments and shares, reports eMarketer.
A recent study from Econsultancy and Adobe discovered that almost six out of ten marketing agencies (60 percent) and almost as many global brands (57 percent) reported that engagement was the deepest level at which they could track return on investment (ROI) from their social campaigns.
This study explores the concept of ownership as a design approach for the contemporary city. Digital media technologies are becoming increasingly influential in daily urban life. How can we implement these technologies in such a way that they make and maintain the city as a liveable and vibrant environment? How can we best design urban areas where citizens feel at home, feel empowered to engage with shared issues and interests, and feel a sense of ‘ownership’ in these issues? In what ways can the e-culture sector contribute to bolstering a sense of ownership in urban society?
"Welcome to Internet 3.0 era: a collaborative life, an age where access trumps over ownership, an age where openness becomes the new standard..."
An interesting round up of collaborative economy initiatives.
After a study undertaken by R. Willer, F. J. Flynn, S. Zak. on Structure, Identity, and Solidarity it seems that collaborative consumption initiatives should look to favor community interaction based initiative using gift economy style mechanism to foster interaction, trust and loyalty.