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What Can Companies Expect From Crowd Funding And Crowd Sourcing?

What Can Companies Expect From Crowd Funding And Crowd Sourcing?

Whenever new Internet-based business models are invented, some quickly create new kinds of companies – like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter.  Others mature more slowly such as in the…
Common Wealth Contributions: What Should “Running Better” Really Mean in Business? (Part 2)

Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 2)

This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new…
Common Wealth Contributions - What Should “Better” Really Mean In Business? (Pt 1)

Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1)

Common Wealth Contributions By Business Much to the annoyance of some past bosses, I have a habit of asking in meetings, “Why are we doing this, and what are we hoping to achieve?” The economic turbulence of the last dozen years has led…
Five Innovative Social, Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data Apps From the US 2012 Election Campaigns

Five Innovative Social, Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data Apps From the US 2012 Election Campaigns

With the US 2012 election campaign finally, thankfully, winding down, I wanted to share some interesting stories about the technology being used by the campaigns and super PACs to more effectively direct their field staff and target voters.  From…
What IT and Business Managers Want In Cloud Computing

What IT and Business Managers Want In Cloud Computing

Up until last night I had this comfortable little narrative that went like this: IT executives like cloud computing because it allows them to reduce operating costs in IT. On the other hand business executives like cloud computing because it…
Turning Cloudy Chaos into an IT Strategy - Part I

Turning Cloudy Chaos into an IT Strategy – Part I

Yep, cloud computing is here. In fact, the cloud is probably all over the place if your company is like many. Now, your CEO sends you an email saying, “I need you to give a presentation to the board about…