• #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management
    [November 13, 2014] I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. I guess it’s been far too long, so when my good friend Cecil Dijoux launched a meme invitation to a group of us around#LeadWithRespect : a Challenge for 21st Century Management, based on a recent […]
  • The Magic of That First Client Engagement
    [October 2, 2014] A little while ago I mentioned over here how I would be starting to work out loud more often, through making extensive use of Google Plus, to share additional thoughts and insights on what it is like being an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation, specially, with the induced massive learning curve, […]
  • The Soothing Effect of Blogging
    [September 4, 2014] It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.
  • Long Term Employment? You Must Be Joking!
    [June 19, 2014] A few decades ago there was an implicit contract between employees and the organizations they worked for. As an employee, you would be loyal and committed to the organization you worked for – giving it your labor and your attention. In exchange that organization would take care of you for life. In fact, working at […]
  • The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery
    [May 15, 2014] It has been about a month and a half since the last blog post that I put over here to let folks know how things have been moving along in my new life as an independent freelancer, after having worked at IBM for the last 17 years. So I guess I am well overdue an […]
  • The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands
    [March 13, 2014] A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. Indeed, Human Resources is right […]
  • Take a Seat – Make a Friend?
    [February 13, 2014] The topic? Humanise. The what? Everything!
  • 2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners
    [January 9, 2014] Here is more tech for this first week of the year. Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners. I have covered this award in the past. This award always brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. […]
  • Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?
    [November 14, 2013] Paul Haskell, Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company.
  • Social Software is Enabling the Old “to-do” List to Make a Comeback
    [October 10, 2013] I have long used to-do lists, although mine have always been on paper. I recently read an IDG article, 'To-do' software makes comeback, welcomed by enterprise IT, that covers how social task management applications are on the rise. They cater both to project leaders and team members are on the rise.  This makes sense. I […]
  • Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business
    [September 19, 2013] One of the things that I got to appreciate quite a bit during the course of the summer vacation I took earlier on this month was having the opportunity for doing plenty of reflective thinking and one of the recurring themes that came up over and over again was that one of Leadership and how […]
  • The Innovation of Loneliness
    [August 29, 2013] One of the really interesting things in the world of social networking is how every now and then you bump into a specific resource, an online video clip, a blog post, a mainstream news article, a dissertation or whatever else, that is just so thought-provoking and rather mind-boggling in challenging your own notion, experiences, know-how, […]
  • Digital Transformation — It’s Just The Beginning
    [August 8, 2013] One of the interesting things that I have been exposed to over the course of time, specially, as more and more knowledge workers embark on their own journey of using social networking tools in a business context is how there seems to be this notion that we are almost done with that digital transformation. Meaning […]
  • Open Business and The Power of Habit
    [July 18, 2013] If you have been reading this blog for a while you would remember how all along I have been insisting on the fact that for businesses to facilitate and adapt to that Social / Open Transformation technology is nothing more than just an enabler, it’s the icing on the cake, and how the key to […]
  • Connectivity — The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work
    [June 27, 2013] Last week at work was, perhaps, one of the most excruciating, rather annoying and frustrating weeks that I can remember in my 16 years of work with my current employer and it was not because of the sheer madness, rather hectic and busy work schedules, you know, those are business as usual and quite good […]
  • Three Questions About Knowledge Management
    [June 6, 2013] I was recently interviewed for the Simplicity 2.0 blog by Sharon Fischer and Kylie Sobel of The Economist Group.  The topic was knowledge management and I liked their questions. The results were posted on May 15 on the blog – see 3 Questions With Bill Ives About Knowledge Management. I will not repeat the post […]
  • Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business
    [May 16, 2013] In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency. I have always believed that if we would have been, all along, a whole lot more transparent in what we do in the corporate business world, the vast majority of the problems that we are currently suffering […]
  • Top 100 2013 Knowledge Management Influencers on the Twitter Hashtag #KM
    [April 25, 2013] MindTouch has a history of researching and producing lists of influencers. They recently shared their internal annual report of Techcomm influencers that they produced using LittleBird. This year, MindTouch also analyzed Knowledge Management influencers. It appears that they used the Twitter hashatg #KM as the basis for their research. While this captures some knowledge management people […]
  • The Sharing Experiment and The Kid Inside You
    [April 4, 2013] If you would remember, a few months back, I put together this blog post on “Why Do I Share My Knowledge?“, where I reflected on the main reasons as to why I’m so keen myself on sharing my knowledge across out there openly and in a more or less transparent manner. I guess that’s what […]
  • The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement
    [March 14, 2013] If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit. Specially, when it’s abused left and right by HR departments and corporations alike, in general, as that magic bullet that will help address and fix the number #1 […]
  • Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors
    [February 18, 2013] A couple of weeks back Laura Dinneen put together a rather interesting and insightful blog post on the topic of “Five Essential Qualities of a Social Business Champion” where she described, quite accurately, some of the various different traits Social Business Champions need to master and excel at if they would want to keep pushing […]
  • Blog Cases from 2005: Jack Vinson on Knowledge Management
    [January 30, 2013] This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. I will only include cases from people who are still blogging now. These cases have not […]
  • 2012 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise MAKE Winners
    [December 18, 2012] Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2012 Global MAKE Winners. Inaugurated by Teleos in 1998, the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) research program seeks to identify those organizations (for-profit, non-profit and public sector) which are using knowledge-driven strategies to out-perform their peers by above average growth in intellectual capital and wealth […]
  • Results from 2012 SharePoint Study: Value is a Work in Progress
    [November 29, 2012] Vizit, maker of SharePoint collaboration and search tools, recently conducted a study: SharePoint Study: Insights into Content Use and Collaboration. There were 1100 participants who were responsible for SharePoint in their organizations. I thank my friend Marc Anderson for pointing it out. The key findings include the following.
  • Insights from a Customer Care (SOCAP) and Knowledge Management (KMWorld) Conference
    [October 25, 2012] I spent this week traveling to San Diego where I spoke at the SOCAP conference and D.C where I spoke at KMWorld (the week before that I was at CMMA for media professionals in Florida). SOCAP is primarily focused on customer care, customer insight, and customer service professionals (including call centers) whereas KMWorld is primarily focused on knowledge managers and collaboration practitioners. I learned a few interesting things from the dozens of conversations I had at both of these events.