Euro 2012, Sharing economy, Agile, mobile & hyper-social
Week 25 : Curated Shorts
This is the week that we find out if England get through to the last 8 in Euro 2012. I for one will be taking my regular seat at the Brasserie at the Bull (who have a new, but not quite complete, web-site) to watch the game tonight. Kick-off is 7:45pm sharp. Back to this weeks reading, the world is becoming ever more social. So much so a new phrase hypersocial has appeared. It’s also the week we booked our slots for WordCamp Edinburgh in July. Exciting times.
The Sharing Economy. Thanks to the social web, you can now share anything with anyone anywhere in the world. Is this the end of hyperconsumption? The evolution of the social web, explains Botsman, first enabled programmers to share code (Linux), then allowed people to share their lives (Facebook), and most recently encouraged creators to share their content (YouTube). “Now we’re going into the fourth phase,” says Botsman, “where people are saying, ‘I can apply the same technology to share all kinds of assets offline, from the real world.’ [read more]
Developing UX Agility: Letting Go of Perfection. Over the last decade, the UX discipline has matured and demand for our skills has increased. Many companies have created User Experience Design departments because they have come to recognize that product development efforts are vastly more successful when they include user [read more]
8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses. The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of “troops” to order about, demonize competitors as “enemies,” and treat customers as “territory” to be conquered. [read more]
Mobile Search to Overtake PC for Local Search by 2015. Analyst firm BIA/Kelsey has projected that by 2015 there will be more local searches coming from smartphones than PCs in the US. It’s a bold prediction and one that has logical merit: smartphone search volumes are growing faster than search on the PC. While local search is at least 20 percent of total queries on the PC (per Google) it’s at least 40 percent of smartphone queries, also according to Google. [read more]
Your Business Tech Buyers Are More Social Than Ever. Forrester has surveyed business technology buyers over the past 4 years to gather data on their on line behaviors. This data is commonly known as Forrester’s Social Technographics™ ladder. This intelligence is priceless to our Forrester clients, who more often than not are skeptical with regards to B2B buyers’ use of social media. There is a general perception that social media primarily applies to consumers, not B2B buyers. Well, if you still don’t believe that B2B tech buyers use social for work purposes, think again! [See infographic --> or read more]
How Do You Explain Radical Management (Or Agile) To A CFO? As the guardian of order and the bottom line in an organization, the CFO is likely to view anything with an unfamiliar name of “radical management” or “Agile” or “Scrum” with some suspicion and is likely to be thinking: “What the ^%&* is that?”.
Cost-accounting is built on the philosophy of scalable efficiency and squeezing out costs, particularly labour costs. As a result of this conceptual framework oriented towards reducing labour costs, we find organizations focused on cutting costs, often through downsizing and outsourcing, and suffering from crippled innovation, frustrated customers and dispirited employees. However even a hide-bound cost accountant is likely to see the risks in spending more and more with no interim return. [read more]
How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation. The cohort I like to call the “Re-Generation” began to take shape around 2008. Individuals at the formative ages of 11 to 13, those born after about 1995, were part of a substantively different world than the one that had shaped 11 to 13 year olds over the preceding fifteen or so years. In an earlier post, I discussed the impact the Global Financial Crisis had on the formation of this new generation.
Technology, of course, has also been a powerful influence on the Re-Generation, so much so that Bill Gates proposed that we call this next wave Generation I, for Internet. Gates has used the term to refer to children born after 1994, describing them as the first generation to grow up with the Internet.
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