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Informal decision networks – both within teams and throughout organizations – can systematically bias the way decisions are framed and carried out. Here”s how to build your networks right.
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Looking for business lessons from the presidential election? Here's a key one: Effective use of Web 2.0 technologies can give an organization an important competitive advantage.
Depressed about the state of the real-world economy? Maybe you should attend tomorrow's Virtual Goods Summit 2008, an event in San Francisco looking at the growing business of buying and selling "virtual goods" in online games and on social-networking sites — for real-world money.
Who has time to keep up with more social networking sites? There's an interesting dialogue going on about that question at the New York Times' Bits blog. Reporter Claire Cain Miller raised the question of whether new Web 2.0
No sooner have businesses started to really grasp the potential benefits of Web 2.0 technologies such as social networking sites...then someone identifies a new, potentially negative application for them.
It can be hard for fledgling technology entrepreneurs to get a chance to connect with potential investors — and fellow entepreneurs. To address that, a new network called the OpenCoffee Club encourages locals to organize drop-in meetings for those involved in the start-up scene in their city.
Do we finally have the right technologies for knowledge work? Wikis, blogs, group-messaging software and the like can make a corporate intranet into a constantly changing structure built by distributed, autonomous peers — a collaborative platform that reflects the way work really gets done.
By sharing insights and perspectives with a group of noncompeting peers from other regions, managers can stay abreast of industry trends and combat complacency.
I had probably greeted Tom in passing more than 50 times before we actually met. A new student at the MIT Media Lab, he worked just a few doors down the hall from my office, but I was a busy doctoral student and didn’t have much time to cultivate relationships.
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