Where are we headed with Social? With Tech? With Productivity? Virtualization? Cloud? SaaS? MobileTech? Globalization? Privacy & Security? Culture? Transparency? Generational Trends and Preferences? Government Influence? Economics and Currencies? Shipping & Transportation? Environmental Pressures?

What will it take to be a survivor? A winner? What do YOU think? I want to know. WE ALL want to know. Read the rest of this entry »


I had some first hand experience helping with an extremely viral Facebook page recently. Many remarkable observations came out of it. The first one I’d like to share is all about Facebook fake Likes. In the future I’ll come back to some very effective engagement strategies that have broad application (hint: Crowdsourcing). I’m most interested in YOUR experiences and observations. Have you experienced something along these lines? What are your comments about this story? Read the rest of this entry »


“Mike, one of things I’m hoping will happen during this process is that Social Tech will help my organization become more sharing, less political, more collaborative, less dog-eat-dog. Is that possible? That’s a dream I’ve had for years…” – a CEO Read the rest of this entry »


Kudo’s to The Hartford
The only Ad with links
to Social Properties.

It was funny that a few people came up to me and said something like, “Mike, good to see you back here! Boy how long has it been? A couple years?!?!” Actually, I only missed one meeting last summer in Bermuda!! But I signed up so late that I wasn’t event on the late-registration list! Truthfully, I almost didn’t go – purely out of frustration. However, as it turned out, I was pleasantly surprised to find many of the companies within the association going hard after Social Tech. IMHO, that bodes well for the industry. So I humbly say thanks to several people that encouraged me to go, especially Ed, Steve, James, John, Fred, Mike and a few others. Read the rest of this entry »


The following are critically important, baseline activities which I’ve observed to be crucial to a well-conceived, comprehensive Social Tech implementation map. Read the rest of this entry »