Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us

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In 1982, Time magazine declared the personal computer its “Machine of the Year.” Up until then, humans usually had won a “Person of the Year” distinction. Time publisher John A. Meyers wrote: “Several human candidates might have represented 1982, but none symbolized the past year more richly, or will be viewed by history as more […]

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is A Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session. We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. No one is using it. I knew what was about to come next, but I politely […]

When Power Overthrows Common Sense

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I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again. Someone is promoted to a senior leadership role. Deserved or not, everyone knew it was coming. She surrounds herself with familiar, friendly faces. Some call it nepotism. Words. They can be so funny, so revealing. Nepotism comes from the French word népotisme and from the […]