Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

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I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 without actually using the term? I’ll simply lay blame to Andrew McAfee for originally coining the term and move on. After partaking in the June, 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference in […]

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

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To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. To me, LinkedIn is a professional network / contact management arena and if you are using it to supply graphics of “what word do you see first” or “enter your email in […]

Dear Mister Dylan Benson, you are the Definition of Class

Dylan Benson, whose wife Robyn is now on life-support, said he intends to name their son Iver Cohen Benson. (Dylan Benson/YouCaring.com)

Dear Dylan (aka Mister Benson), You are the definition of class. To experience what you have — finding your wife prone, unconscious in the bathroom due to an irreparable cerebral hemorrhage — is heartbreaking. It is, perhaps, without words. But you are the definition of class. Recently married is one thing, but to know your […]

Can Humanism Replace Capitalism?

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Can humanism replace capitalism? Can capitalism be fought back by a new sense of purpose? No. Not in my lifetime. It’s sad. Really, it is. Can humanism — the concept of value, meaning and purpose — be interwoven in parallel with capitalism? That *may* have a fighting chance. We first need to revisit the terms […]

Which Type of Stonemason Are You?

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Here’s an old story about three different stonemasons from a bygone era. We’ll call them Mario, Paladino and Antonio. They each are working on the construction of a new building. Technically they’re on the same team, but it’s their attitudes that I’m interested in. When we ask Mario what he’s working on, he frowns and […]