What is Web 2.0?

July 12, 2008

Tim O’Reilly:

…. the internet as Web 2.0 is displacing Microsoft Windows as the dominant software development platform,

…. the competitive edge comes from aggregating the collective intelligence of everyone who uses the platform….. ‘

‘Web 2.0 is a transformative force that’s propelling companies across all industries
towards a new way of doing business characterized by harnessing collective intelligence, ….

from: http://radar.oreilly.com/web2/

Wikipedia’s definition of Web 2.0

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Your favorite books on Social Media (Web 2.0) are?

July 12, 2008

Your favorite books on Social Media (Web 2.0) are?

What are your favorite books on Social Media (Web 2.0)? My favorites are:
– Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide – by Amy Shuen – ‘Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations.’
– The Tipping Point by Malcolm Bradwell – ‘… that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviours cross a threshold, tip and spead like wildfire…’
More of my ideas on Web 2.0 at: https://jeroendemiranda.wordpress.com

Q/A on LinkedIn

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Answers:

Katherine Coombs

Senior Innovation Manager at Lloyds TSB

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This was selected as Best Answer

I am reading Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff. It’s interesting, but to be honest I dare say that it would be impossible to write a futureproof book about Web 2.0 in the Web 2.0 world! Content and views change so often, and behaviours change, and new websites are launched that I suspect that the best sources of information aren’t going to be books but are going to be digital blogs.

Links:
Ralph Bernstein

Web Manager at Productivity Press

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Best Answers in: Business Development (1)… see more, Supply Chain Management (1) see less

Naked Conversations, by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble. It’s a book about corporate blogging.

Messages from Ralph Bernstein (1):

Kelly Rusk

Digital marketing and social media enthusiast

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Best Answers in: Internet Marketing (2)… see more, Direct Marketing (1) see less

I’m also reading Groundswell and loving it. Though I will disagree that they are focusing on theories and strategies to adapt to changing technology so it will be relevant for years to come (though the examples may get out dated)
What’s interesting is right before I read the Cluetrain Manifesto, which just hit the 10 year mark. The funny thing is there are so many similarities between the two.

Daniel B. Honigman

Social Media Coordinator/Strategy, Chicago Tribune

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I liked “Wikinomics” by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. It talks about the sheer social and economic force of collaborative media.

Baseer Mohammed

Owner, Future Consulting Inc

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Interesting question. I am traditionalist (is it a real word) Dale Carnegi’s good old book still holds true “How to win friends and keeping them”
Baseer.

Most interesting book on Social Media (Web 2.0) seems to be: Groundswell, by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff.


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Favorite books on Management Consultancy – LinkedIn Question

April 10, 2008

‘Favorite books on Management Consultancy?’

is is a question that I have posted on LinkedIn Q&A at:

http://www.linkedin.com/answers/management/organizational-development/MGM_ODV/204742-3071780?browseIdx=0&sik=1207851413423&goback=%2Eamq

(LinkedIn login is required to access this question)

‘What are your favorite books on Management Consultancy?
I am curious to learn from others at LinkedIn what you like and would recommend!
Some of my favorites are:

Here are some answers that can help you find the best books on Management Consultancy!

Some real new insights for me are – I will look into these books in the coming weeks and months:

Thanks to all contributors !!

Any additional ideas are welcome on this blog!

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Karthik Rao

Project Management at Ernst & Young

Jack Walser, CGC

Experienced Project Management and Process Improvement Executive / Strategist

I’m a big fan of these:

The first book takes a look at systems thinking and can help you with roadblocks within an organization. The second provides a tool that will help you channel organizational resources to achieve a strategic goal.
Good luck!

George Dinwiddie

Owner, iDIA Computing, LLC and Computer Software Consultant and Coach

George Dinwiddie also suggests this expert on this topic: Jerry Weinberg

Leif Andersson

Owner, Proicio and Management Consulting Consultant

My favourites:

Jonathan Arnold

Energy Enterprise Solutions

  • I read David Maister’s “Managing the Professional Service Firm” , “The Trusted Advisor”, and “True Professionalism…” and would recommend these books to anyone at any level. I re-read the first book regularly.
  • Soneone gave me Goldsmith’s book. I think it was a hint, and it was very helpful.

Alco van Neck

Ing. at Getronics PinkRoccade

Jakub Nosek

Management consultant – Experienced problem solver

My favorites are:

Links: http://www.atwave.cz

Patrick Ahern

Branding and Employee Performance Expert, Professional Speaker – Partner, Brand Integrity, Inc.

  • Achieve Brand Integrity: Ten Truths You Must Know to Enhance Employee Performance and Increase Company Profits by Gregg Lederman. The book recently won the 2008 Axiom gold medal for Best Business Books in association with Inc.Magazine.

Jim Parnitzke

Independent Executive – Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, BPM, CDI/MDM

  • Plenty of terrific ideas and books already mentioned, all are worthwhile. A little off-beat, but no less valuable to me was Barbara Minto’s book labeled “The Pyramid Principle – Logic in Writing and Thinking” first published in 1987. Since we (management consultants) live in the world full of abstractions, creating a powerful, compelling, and concise message to communicate our thinking is pretty much fundamental blocking and tackling. This is especially true if the subject matter is complex or not well known to our clients or management peers. Heavily recommended for anyone who makes a living in the world of thought and communication (this is our business right?), and certainly more approachable than the Rhetoric (yes that one – Aristotle <g>)
Gail Bubenick, Psy.D.,Ph.D.

Owner, Sierra Communications, Inc.

Darryl Dioso ddioso@rmgmtsolutions.com

Principal Consultant, Resource Management Solutions Group – Sales Recruitment | Sales Training | Sales Assessments

  • Management Consulting” by Biswas and Twitchell – Let me know what I was getting into.
  • “Dr. Deming” by Aguayo – Not really “on Management Consultancy” but he’s one of my (and I’m sure a few of you) MC ‘idols’.
  • “The Goal” by Goldratt and Cox – A book about Process Improvement that I couldn’t put down…How crazy is that?

Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Owner, Human Resource Solutions and Management Consulting Consultant

Roberta

Links: http://www.yourhrexperts.com

Dorina Grossu

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Program Management, Quality Management, Business Process Re-Engineering

Links: http://www.corpusoptima.com


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What is LinkedIn?

January 2, 2008
  1. You can easily link up to colleagues, former colleagues, business partners etc.

    2007’s Top 5 LinkedIn Blog posts

  2. This is a nice presentation on the benefits of LinkedIn by Zale Tabakman. He explains the benefits of the overall size of your LinkedIn network, and how you can quickly achieve this.

  3. Presentation
  4. This is the same presentation, but with additional voice comments

  5. On LinkedIn and Blogging: good overview by Olga Kellen.

  6. Blog by Scott Allen on LinkedIn

  7. Some good podcasts on LinkedIn and building and maintaining your network

  8. On Toplinked people: ‘Sending an invitation and connecting with these people on LinkedIn is a great way to broaden your network.’

    Site Review/LinkedIn: A Vastly Underutilized Resource for Executives and Professionals

  9. The IDK tip (‘I don’t Know you’ tip)!
  10. Interview with founder Reid Hoffman
  11. Online Business Networking: 2 Horse Globalization Race: comparison of Linkedin with Xing
  12. Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn
  13. Wikipedia on LinkedIn
  14. 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn
  15. Are bi-directional friend links of Facebook and LinkedIn passé? FriendFeed and Twitter use uni-directional “fan” links.

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Enterprise 2.0 and Web 2.0

January 2, 2008

I think this is a very simple and convincing presentation of the impact of Web 2.0 on the corporate world. It is called ‘What is Enterprise 2.0?’:

Presentation


Facebook presentation by Mark Zuckerberg (CEO)

December 29, 2007

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Facebook.com is the largest Social Networking site; with some 58+ million active users.

This is a very interesting interview video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) at the web 2.0 Summit 2007; with good explanations of the ‘Social Graph‘ concept that is central to Facebook (and to LinkedIn, MySpace, etc).

It is one of the most important new platforms, which may well be able to compete to large platforms such as Amazon and Google.

http://developers.facebook.com/videos.php

Great video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) explaining the newest developments at Facebook.com.

He talks about further opening up the platform to third party developers and how to make money on his platform. He is speaking for some 800 developers at the f8 Keynote in San Francisco. Currently there are more than 10000 Facebook applications.

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