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New Marketing via Social Software

As any business person knows, connecting your offerings with buyers/customers - marketing - is how you stay in business. Seth Godin writes in a post, Bureaucracy = Death...

Seth...I don't care if you're in radio, packaged goods, organized religion or an online merchant. If you're not saying yes to change, you're slowly losing whatever race you happen to be in.

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Trends in Business?

Dave Pollard - How to save the world has posted, The Ten Most Important Trends in Business based on a survey conduted by Strategy+Business. I was not able to find the original survey on S+B. Most of Daves ideas are pretty well echoed throughout the blogosphere. Too bad the people that need to know about these trends, ideas, and technologies are too caught in the quarterly numbers.

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Failure to grok what's going on?

Doc Searl's, one of the author's of the cluetrain manifesto, has a number of quotes and links in his post, "Power from the people" about the tragic failures on the part of government agencies in the aftermath of Katrina. Last month I wrote about, Open Source Leadership as an Organizational Management Style. Here's part of what I wrote...

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Customer Defection - Disengaged Workforce, Employees - Clueless Management

I've strung together three posts that sum the dysfunctions of many organizations. They cover unhappy customers, employees and managers. What I don't get is the fact that many of these problems can be fixed. Dave Pollard offers several great ideas, so be sure to read his post.

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Most Entrenched Business People Don't Get It.

Yesterday in the NY Times there was an article, Steal This Book. Or at Least Download It Free about the changing nature of publishing. Author, Warren Adler, "The War of the Roses" says "The big publishing houses just don't get it".

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Open Source Leadership as an Organizational Management Style

Open source, like the blogosphere, is a grassroots (bottom up) movement. Try not to let the grassroots lull you into believing that it is about one or two people with an idea or cause. Today's grassroots ideas on the net become viral in days, scaling in volunteers (Seth, will you help us) to what would make any organization or marketeer cry for mercy or celebrate in the streets. But, that's not happening in most business organizations. Too bad.

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