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Author: Harold Jarche
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Posted: March 12, 2014 839 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 682 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 705 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: December 05, 2014 69 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 208 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 279 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 299 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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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: September 27, 2014 285 views

Since the early days of computing, ever shrinking computers have been on a collision course towards human integration. The distinction between what is physical and digital continues to dissolve. Early stage prototypes are already allowing neurological signals to manipulate the physical world directly via the integration of molecular and atomic level components. Think it and… Read ... Read the article

Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 31, 2014 571 views

The other day I received a letter in the mail. What was in the letter left me feeling depressed. It left me feeling inadequate, unprepared, incapable of mustering the mental and emotional energy to complete it’s request. You see it wasn’t asking me to do something that I’d never done before. It asked me to… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 26, 2014 334 views

This year, the Sacramento Kings crowdsourced intelligence about who they should take in the 2014 NBA draft. Grantland created two well done videos (embedded below) that chronicle the process of leveraging relatively obscure talent to make what turned out to be a $4.7 million decision – the drafting and signing of Nik Stauskas as their… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 24, 2014 343 views

“If these walls could speak…” The phrase invokes wonder and horror, depending on who you are, and what may have happened within the walls in question. Surprisingly, we’re now at a place in history where we can envision a time where the walls might actually be able to speak. And the imagination of this scenario… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 17, 2014 441 views

The kids were sleeping in the backseats as our loaded down Sequoia traversed the winding road over the sheer cliffs that drop down into the vast and rugged Pacific coastline. I asked my wife in a whisper to do a little bit of research for our pending arrival in San Francisco. After punching on her… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 01, 2014 630 views

This morning I read a dozen or so articles. Like an ever growing selection of our collective voices, many of them dealt with disruption and digital. It’s becoming more difficult to sift the meaningful signal from the noise. I’m becoming desensitized and I’m often guilty of contributing to every growing flood of research and opinion… Read More»

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