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Boiled to death!

The Boiling Frog Syndrome: If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he'll jump out. But if you place a frog into a pot of lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat, it will boil to death. Seth writes about "The Mediocre Emergency, For years, you've been designing, making and marketing stuff in a mediocre way. No one dropped what they were doing to fix the problem.
It's not an emergency.

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Missed Opportunities?

If you missed Supernova 2005, you can still catch podcasts (search technorati with supernova2005 tag) and several great follow up blog posts. Follow me here on Supernova 2005: Attention, Linda Stone, former Microsoft employee, addressed what we pay attention to and what drives human use of software. She coined the term " continuous partial attention" to describe what looks to me like a person with attention deficit disorder.

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Employee plots to Corporate Scenarios

To be clear in a complex world, the rational linear communicator is forced to either ridiculously oversimplify a situation or disappear into mumbo-jumbo bizspeak.

The reason org charts change so quickly is that linear representations of reality are at best temporary-and at worst, pure nonsense. Reality in the information age is nonlinear. Actually, reality has always been nonlinear but things used to move slowly enough that we could pretend like we lived in a linear and predictable world.

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Taking action with their dollars.

I get really excited about all the new ideas I come across in the blogosphere but most of the people I know don't even know what a blog is. I usually give my 30 sec pitch and that's that. But if you take a look at what's happening with mainstream media (Donata Communications) and here (buzz machine) you get a clear picture of why self-publishing, blogging is taking off. What's more, social software will have a greater impact on society than TV.

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PR - External & ER - Internal

Blogs are the New Press Releases by Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion offers his thoughts on press releases and wants to know yours. Judging by the comments on his post, I think Steve effectively demonstrates his third point on feedback.

1) RSS Will be Everywhere - By 2007 RSS will be considered an official disclosure point because you will instantaneously reach everyone at once. Today we all have a free wire distribution service on our desktops, thanks to RSS

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What's so productive about blogging?

You can find/discover ideas from the web/blogosphere and shape them into whatever or wherever they fit or makes sense. In this case, I am talking about a simple idea for businesses to interact with customers that has far-ranging implications on work and play.

Wikis, Weblogs and RSS: What Does the New Internet Mean for Business? from Knowledge@Wharton

The Internet may be entering a new phase:

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Because markets are changing faster than businesses

Today, your brand is being watched, augmented, and de-located. People are writing their own stories, thoughts, ideas, and developing new products and services using social media technologies. These simple social networking and web 2.0 technologies and services: Blogs, Wikis, Forums, Tagging, Podcasts, and RSS are connecting people and information in new ways, conversations, faster than you can say oh shit.

What, how, and where people are discovering new ideas.

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What's keeping you up at night?

As with many of my posts, this one will bounce around, but the general idea is that ideas are everywhere and that communications should flow up and down and in and out  and out and in as oppsed to them flowing down from the top and spewed out by marketing and pr.

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May I Have Your Attention?

A year or so ago, I wrote about momentary advantages in business. There's a new frame of reference for value creation that demands creativity, flexibility, and execution. Ideascape makes it easier for your employees to cut through the clutter of information and prevent the frittering away of valuable resources; ie, their time and attention -- mindspace, and re-focus them on making ideas more robust, and useful across the business.

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Employee Attitudes & Financial Performance With Blogs & Tags

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