Archive for April, 2014


First, breaking news. So pumped to be going to the #EIF2014 Meeting in Dublin, Ireland in two weeks. Can’t wait to learn about the European Insurance scene! I’m also trying to organize a Tweetup in London the day before. #LondonInsTweetup14 (Btw, thankful for understanding how to leverage the concept I teach called Rivers of Information. I’ll tell ya! UBER useful when you have to learn about something fast.)

Also, I greatly appreciated the previous comments last time on the question about a future shift away from internal email and onto Internal Collaborative (i.e. Social) Networks. Great takes. Thank SO much.

WebWisedom-Social-Tech-Boot-Camp "Before" Shot

Empty Meeting Room
Where are all the people? Online.

Virtualization and Social Business. Is there a connection? You bet there is. I’m no expert on virtual meeting tools, but certainly Social Tech tools like Jive Software and Google Hangouts, to name a couple, are making virtual meeting spaces possible. Private and public, ubiquitous Wi-Fi networks, paperless environments, Smartphones, uber effective and reliable laptops, and so many more technologies are known to actually facilitate INCREASES in productivity and job satisfaction when people work virtually. We see it all the time in crisis situations – natural disasters, power-failures, terrorist attacks, deaths in the family, illnesses, sick children, the list goes on and on when we have an epiphery, as Michael Scott said. “Wow, I got a lot done today working from home! Awesome! I gotta do this more often!”  Read the rest of this entry »


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 »

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