Brian Solis on Social Commerce // Speed Summary

Thought leader and author Brian Solis has turned his razor sharp attention and digital media expertise to social commerce, updating his ubiquitous ‘conversation prism‘ infographic to include social commerce platforms (below) and penning a number of incisive posts on the subject.  Here’s the distilled version of what he has to say… Social media has given rise …

1.0 Is the Loneliest Number

Your premise doesn’t hold up. And your “fanboy” bigotry is TIRED. Even though Apple makes incremental improvements every year, these are 2-year-lifespan devices. most people buy every other model. They get a huge number of functional improvements when they upgrade, and it costs very little. There was no GSM 3G network in the US in …

How Companies Can Develop Critical Thinkers and Creative Leaders

This post is part of an HBR Spotlight examining leadership lessons from the military. Today’s leaders are continually cajoled to act as “outside-the-box” thinkers. Such pronouncements give the impression the only sound solutions are ones never previously conceived. However, what industry and the military really strive to produce are leaders possessing strong critical and creative …

How to get ahead at work with just one step.

One of the billion great things about the web is the amount of REALLY smart people who simply give away their insight.  I have recently taken to reading the Harvard Business Review blog on a regular basis.  The other day I read this article on shaping perceptions of your work and it got me thinking about …

Three Big Ideas You Needed to know about Yesterday!

The web moves fast.  News flows in torrents. Trying to keep up is impossible and will cause you to have a blinking twitch in one eye (which I have already) If you aren’t a news feed hound, twitter junkie, I have gracefully boiled down the next three things you need to know thematically about the …