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The Amazing Case of the Disappearing Technology

The Amazing Case of the Disappearing Technology

Nov 14, 2014

Technology is stuff that doesn’t work yet. — Bran Ferren Bran Ferren’s words echo across the wifi to us like a premonition. The former President of R&D at Walt Disney Imagineering’s deep understanding of the way people use and engage with technology is only starting to play out in the devices that we so readily take for granted. The fact that we can...

Take the Australian Social Business Survey 2014

Take the Australian Social Business Survey 2014

Apr 1, 2014

To call out the term “social business” seems almost anachronistic in 2014. After all, aren’t we all now working in “social businesses”? Haven’t we all been part of the digital transformation sweeping every business? Well, yes and no. When I ran my first social business survey back in 2011, I was interested to gather some data on Australian-based businesses....

Kickstart Your Campaign with Video

Kickstart Your Campaign with Video

Aug 10, 2013

The crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, is a fascinating microcosm – it brings together all the elements and challenges of a business often before that business exists. So in many ways, a Kickstarter project is a pre-startup startup – and accordingly it faces many of the same immediate challenges. But where startups sprint towards product, Kickstarter forces a...

SuccessConnect – Where Talent and Social Collide at the SuccessFactors Conference

SuccessConnect – Where Talent and Social Collide at the SuccessFactors Conference

May 25, 2013

Reading Mean Tweets – Social Media Beyond the Magic Mirror

Reading Mean Tweets – Social Media Beyond the Magic Mirror

May 14, 2013

Are you an executive stepping into the world of social media? Are you a leader learning to tweet? Or are you in charge of a social media account or community site for a brand? If so, you may have experienced a flurry of mean tweets. And by “mean” I nasty. Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose brand is fairest of them all? You see, for decades, we have all been...

It’s Not Charity: It’s Social Enterprise-investing in the future

It’s Not Charity: It’s Social Enterprise-investing in the future

Mar 28, 2013

When I give money to charity, I look closely at the aims of the organisation. I listen to the story and look for the downstream impact. And I look at the finances. I am keen to know how much of the money that is donated goes to programs and how much goes to administration. Over the years my giving has changed. I noticed that I became more focused on this...