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Author: Harold Jarche
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Posted: March 12, 2014 975 views

There is general consensus in this part of the world that the modern enterprise is a broken structure. Dissatisfaction with employment runs high, even at a time when it is difficult for many to find a full-time job. Just one, of many, examples is a 2013 Gallup Report that shows that 70 percent of workers are disengaged from their work.

The network era scares or confuses many people in positions of influence in large organizations. Having conversations about transparent processes and networked people actually working together to produce business value is like speaking a foreign language in most cases. Grant McCracken says that from the perspective of most corporations, the future looks like the enemy.

Most of all, we want a corporation that is porous in ways it was not before. We want it to cantilever out into the future. We want to make pieces of the future to happen inside the corporation. We want pieces of the corporation to happen out there in the future. In sum, we want the corporation and the future, once so completely separated from one another, to have a new reciprocity and transparency.

The industrial corporation is the wrong structure for...

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Author: Mark Fidelman Posted: March 11, 2014 816 views

 

“Crazy, crazy, these people are crazy. South By Southwest is crazy. A crazy, crazy conference made crazy, by crazy people.” That line still sticks because of the eight crazies. It was yelled across the room by an important sports agent, an uptight, uptight, uptight woman. A tight-lipped, tiger-tongued diva with black, square rimmed glasses.

She was reacting to the carnival of attractions courtesy of all the clever advertising agencies with their clever ideas and clever means of displaying them. Nothing was left unbranded, nothing untouched, nothing sacred.

For her, South By SouthWest (SXSW) is the physical manifestation of everything we dislike online. Intrusive banner ads, unwanted content spam and too often finding the wrong information from the wrong people in the wrong venue.

While I disagreed with her SXSW musings (it’s part of the charm), we did find common ground on how marketers are marketing online. It needs to change.

This was the first year for the Sports Marketing track at SXSW (called SXsports) and so I managed to quickly deduce that it was her first year at the event. Home base for the track was laid out in a small, thirty by twenty foot room in a shadowy corner of the Driskill Hotel. The room was small, but the ideas were big. She was there to learn about the new changes afoot in her industry, so I told her what I knew.

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Author: Jacob Morgan
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Posted: March 10, 2014 823 views
millennialsYou’ve heard of millennials right? Those weird looking new people that are starting to enter our organizations? Countless articles have already been written about them but the tone seems to be one of “freaking out.” Millennials are being painted as these type of far-off aliens who are going to be inhabiting our world and changing everything. So, let me assure you that there is no need to panic. Yes, it’s true, millennials will be the majority of the workforce in the next few years and yes, this does mean introducing new attitudes and ways of working and thinking about work. But there are three reasons why you shouldn’t freak out…  Read the article
Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: April 04, 2015 131 views

The year was 1996. I had just signed up for Hotmail – a free email service. I had recently been introduced to email – something I rarely used, but was increasingly relying on it, especially to communicate with friends who were far away. But Hotmail was amazing. It was free (we take this for granted… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: March 28, 2015 82 views

The cloud. It’s remarkable. The widely available and rapidly growing source of the greatest computing power and storage capability ever known to man continues to unleash the rapid spread of new innovations. It allows unthinkable productivity miracles to happen anywhere at anytime with a nonchalant finger swipe across a 5 inch pane of gorilla glass.… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: February 07, 2015 151 views

Last month I spent some time with more than 150,000 people from 140 countries at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. There were over 3,600 exhibitors spread out across several venues. I had the privilege to see and speak with many of them. As I drove back home through the California desert, and in the weeks… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: January 22, 2015 209 views

Do you want to retain/increase your value? Do that which cannot be codified. Do you want to grow? Leverage technology to automate everything that can be codified.

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: January 17, 2015 175 views

One of the most recognizable stories on the planet, and certainly in Italian history, is the story of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is one of the most re-used, re-purposed, revised, and re-distributed stories in modern history. The 1940 Disney version has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Transformation At the heart of the story… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: December 23, 2014 187 views

As we draw towards the close of 2014 and look ahead to a new year, it’s a time of reflection, evaluation, and goal setting for many people. Performance reviews (if you’re still doing it the old way), finalizing budgets, and making plans for the next 357 days (until the holiday season rolls around again) are… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: December 05, 2014 241 views

This week, I a appeared as a guest on the Intel Transform IT show. The host, Charles Araujo is the CEO of the IT Transformation Institute, and author of “The Quantum Age of IT”. Charles invited me to speak for a few minutes about my views of the Future of IT. In the 20 minute… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: October 25, 2014 374 views

Over 150,000 registrants, 5,000,000 online streaming views, and well over 1,000,000 meals to help feed the hungry. The stage(s) featured execs from some of the most recognized organizations in the world, a former US Vice President (Al Gore) and Secretary of State (Hillary Rodham Clinton), the poster persona for Self Help (Tony Robbins), the Beach… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: October 15, 2014 519 views

Last week, I had the privilege to spend some time discussing some of the most important topics facing organizations today with Vala Afshar, Michael Krigsman, and Mitch Lieberman. During the course of the conversation, we riffed on what digital even means, the intersection between the digital and the physical, the requirement of the CMO and… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: October 09, 2014 447 views

In my last post, I highlighted the imminent penetration of wearables into society, considering some of the broader implications. In this post, I’d like to narrow in a bit on the topic of wearables in the enterprise, and the implications this will have on the CIO. Currently, CIOs are faced with managing a growing tension… Read More»

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