Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Best Buy CEO Interview on Use of Social Media

Is Best Buy a technology company? Obviously they are a retailer, but their innovative approach to the social web is developing a new set of information age competencies.

Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson in conversation with Peter Hirshberg at Google Zeitgeist from peter hirshberg on Vimeo and Minnov8: Minnesota Innovation in Internet and Web Technology

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power -

The Media Equation - How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power -
"Special-interest groups and lobbyists will now contend with an environment of transparency and a president who owes them nothing. The news media will now contend with an administration that can take its case directly to its base without even booking time on the networks."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Online Communities: The Tribalization of Business

O'Reilly Radar, which is a great Web 2.0 resource, recent did a post on online communities. Online communities are groups of people wth shared interests, beliefs or values. And in terms of sustainability, you could say that these online communities represent different shades of green. Your actions and contributions authentically relate to these online communities. Its important not to have ulterior motive, this is where autheticity and transparcy provide the context for engagement. Corporate contribution to online communities need to provide real value to their members.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Eco-Products Environmental Transparency

There are many shades of green so how does a company called "Eco-Products" prove its dark green? Well, by showing in real-time energy production of the solar panels on their Boulder CO office.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Video of Jason Fried 37Signals

Jason Fried of 37Signals has an innovative and provocative presentation on work and project management.

While is his focused on the software industry, I think there are many relevant concepts to all companies competing in today's information economy. Here are few take away items:
# Less is more.
# Meetings are useless.
# Working remotely and collaborating is better then being in an office and interrupting each other.
# Break large projects into smaller bits which can be completed quickly.
# Progress feeds morale
# Don’t do specification, wireframing or usability studies.
# Invest in what doesn’t change like speed and customer service.
# Roadmaps and planning are useless.
# Focus on speed rather then perfection.
# Avoid large problems and focus on small problems and simple solutions

The_Social_Web_Analytics_eBook_2008.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Below is a link to a great Web 2.0 reference report in PDF format

The_Social_Web_Analytics_eBook_2008.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

WorldChanging: Solutions Twin Cities

Featured on WorldChanging, Solutions Twin Cities showcases solutions in media rich 20 slide presentations. Previous presenter include Peter Rich with the Micro Finance Alliance. Its great to see my friends getting recognized for making Minnesota a better place.