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#1 Question About Entrepreneurship

December 21, 2014

number 1 question about entrepreneurship

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3 Core Social Business Learnings and Aha moments!

December 17, 2014

Last night I was at a holiday party, and my colleague asked me “what are you going to blog on tomorrow?”  So I told him I didn’t know but as the night went on, and he asked me questions, he received a lot of value from a few simple learnings so I thought I’d share with you and hope I deliver value to you as well!

1.   #IWillRideWithYou    The tragedy that occurred in Sydney Australia broke my heart.  But one thing that came out was a powerful and positive use of social media.   After the tragedy, there were some women from certain faiths that were fearful about the repercussions to them.  So a group started the hashtag that assured that “I will ride with you!” to support them.  This use of social was a reinforcement that social is a positive force!

2.  Social Selling.   I was struck this week by 2 phrases that I heard from major Fortune 100 companies and start-ups.   The first was that ABC is now not Always Be Selling but now it is Always be connecting.   The second was your Networth is your Network.  Powerful Tidbits!

3.  Images are currency.  Images have surpassed text as the currency of choice in social conversations.   This week alone in numerous conversations I heard about how companies are using emojis, emoticons, and stickers as integral parts of their social media conversations.  Have you heard of the Unicode Consortium ?   I just learned about them and found over 200 new symbols.  And from my techy meetings, I learned that  emojis are “code”, not images, so metrics can be driven through textual tools.

What were your AHAs this week?  Please share!

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Vblog: If there was only one (well 3!) thing to know about LinkedIn ….

December 15, 2014

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As a social tool, LinkedIn is growing in Influence

December 5, 2014

I love the research from the Global Web Index and today’s aha moment was around LinkedIn.   As outlined in our GWI Social report, LinkedIn’s active user figure has increased by 50% in the las6 months.

Did you know that 30% of online 16-64s have an account on LinkedIn?  And 1 in 8 have said they have actively used LinkedIn within the last month.

In fact, 1 in 10 online 45-64s are active on LinkedIn – making it the second oldest network in terms of its age profile and giving it a user base which is similar to Facebook’s.

What’s more, a quarter of LinkedIn’s active users are in the top income quartile, while almost half say they tend to buy brands they see advertised. In both cases, this puts LinkedIn ahead of Facebook – giving some indication as to why the social networking giant is after a bigger slice of this premium audience.

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Infographic: Podcasts are rocking learning!

November 27, 2014

PODCASTS The-rise-of-podcasts-as-Business-Education

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Video: Be thankful!!! Pay it forward with Social Business!

November 25, 2014
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Social Business Is Growing and Morphing !

November 18, 2014

I was re reading the recent ibm.biz/SocStudy on social business impact!  If you haven’t read it, please take the time to comb through it!

Some things that struck me! 

First, enterprises are rapidly adopting, investing in and achieving business outcomes from social.  In fact, Pacesetters, those who are exceeding in the market, are 4x more likely to embed social into both their internal and external processes!   43% of the best embed social into their processes but we need more to think this way!  Social is not a channel, but a more effective and efficient ways to transform business processes!

But how do they approach social?   Organizations tend to deploy clusters of capabilities together, each aimed at achieving a specific goal.  Most are driving both internal and external collaboration but the #1 social entry point for most organizations deploying is on a client engagement mobile app.

To ensure success, these organizations are building, educating and protecting the workforce.  82% of these companies also recruit their employees via social networks.

However, most of these organizations are using social analytics to support their decisions, not for making decisions.   For instance, 70% of those who are deploying social analytics still DO NOT USE THEM to influence marketing decisions – still rely on gut feel!!!!

Employees are critical in the battle for mindshare and relationships online!  43% of those deploying rely on employee evangelists to spread the word

Visit ibm.biz/SocStudy to read the full study and start driving your social business impact!

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