Archive for the ‘Social Technologies’ Category

30th
Adapt or Die!

Billy Beane, Moneyball

A thoughtful response to Augie Ray’s Pulse Article about Linkedin Spam:

(Btw, I had to use my own blog for the response because Linkedin Pulse has a character limit for Pulse Comments. WHY???)

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12th

Background

Joanna, so glad I saw your post. Very timely.

Sunset or Sunrise #Corporate #Future #SMAC

A Sunset or A Sunrise?

Just yesterday I had two separate, unrelated conversations with FinServ friends in CLE, one a rising star Millennial with a top-tier bank, and the other, a Web-savvy Boomer with a top-tier regional brokerage, both frustrated with their organization’s policy prohibiting the use of Social Media. The Millennial isn’t sure that his company, as much as he likes it, is the right place for him longer term. His concern is around his own professional growth in the context of a company whose actions, in spite of corporate words, clearly indicate that it doesn’t value staying current with technology and the culture it serves. The boomer spoke about the recent surge in turnover at the firm, good people in the middle of the org chart that are leaving because of inflexible policies around working from home and other cultural issues that cause them to not only see, but jump at other opportunities, and thus forcing the boomer to have to go to clients and introduce yet another client relationship manager, etc., etc., etc.

Your spot-on writing, and thanks for sharing, raises the issues. I’m going to write a bunch of stuff and then share this post with a bunch of people. I hope others do as well. It’s an urgent discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

25th

I was wrong.

A few months back I commented on the concept of Social Tech as essentially “Digitizing the Soul of the Enterprise”. The point was that the enterprise can now use storytelling through blogs, videos, memes, infographics, podcasts, and various forms of social media, to tell the world what they are all about.  Read the rest of this entry »

8th

June was an action-packed month for me, criss-crossing the country multiple times, speaking at four different events, tLondon Tubealking with a lot of people about Social Tech and insurance, meeting with clients, and working with a non-profit in Thailand via Skype. As the local psychologist said about Dr. Mavin at the end of What About Bob after Dr. Marvin leaps and tackles Bob at is own surprise birthday party, “It’s a lot to bite off all at once…”

But the intersection of travel, speaking with people, presenting, and meeting with clients caused me to discuss with others the following critically important question: Read the rest of this entry »

22nd

#EIF2014 Reflections

Amazing! So glad I went!

Background: I found out about the European Insurance Forum via my Social Tech River of Information and a video put out by WRIN.TV – World Risk and Insurance News. (Sidebar – I had the chance to sit next to John Greene, founder of WRIN.TV. Grateful. More on that later.)

WRIN.TV Interview of Jacob Rosengarten

WRIN.TV Interview of Jacob Rosengarten
Supply chain risks and Social Media

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