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Ross Dawson on opportunities for business and society in a hyper-connected world

Ross Dawson on opportunities for business and society in a hyper-connected world
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7 Values of a Next-Gen Agency As some of you know, I’m in the midst of helping build a chaordic living systems enterprise. Our core group is currently having fascinating conversations about mission, values and the kind of culture we want to cultivate amongst ourselves, which in turn will inform what we model and inspire in the world. As the days go by, we’re becoming more comfortable opening up to each other and really unpacking our core beliefs. This is helping us find alignment and coherence, which must happen before we construct our shared vision and lay our foundation. I’ve been thinking a lot about open-source philosophy, creative work, and a passion-driven lifestyle. How do these 7 values strike you? Like this: Like Loading...

Social Media Strategies | Advanced Human Technologies Social media such as blogs, Twitter, social networks, content sharing and far more give customers a voice and organizations a powerful tool for value creation and competitive differentiation. Advanced Human Technologies has extensive experience helping organizations to understand social media, build effective strategies, and implement these to create value. Social Media Strategy Framework Download our Social Media Strategy Framework to gain insights into the key steps in building an effective social media strategy. Click on the image to download pdf We use our Social Media Strategy Framework primarily to help our clients who are early in the process of engaging with social media to understand what is required to create a social media strategy. Social media strategy is unique to every organization, so in consulting engagements we always use the approach that is most relevant to the client’s issues and situation. Services We help our clients with social media through:

Business value In management, business value is an informal term that includes all forms of value that determine the health and well-being of the firm in the long run. Business value expands concept of value of the firm beyond economic value (also known as economic profit, economic value added, and shareholder value) to include other forms of value such as employee value, customer value, supplier value, channel partner value, alliance partner value, managerial value, and societal value. Many of these forms of value are not directly measured in monetary terms. Philosophy[edit] The concept of business value aligned with the theory that a firm is best viewed as a network of relationships both internal and external. If the firm is viewed as a network of value creating entities, then the question becomes how does each node in the network contribute to overall firm performance and how does it behave and respond to its own interests. History[edit] Michael Porter popularized the concept of the value chain.

How Will We Collaborate if We Can’t Trust Each Other A few years ago, I had a big snowcrash moment about the power of networks and the web, envisioning the amazing potential that could be unleashed if we could just build our networks and weave them all together. Fast forward 18 months or so, and I find myself embedded within overlapping networks of networks…. and yet I still don’t see the magic happening that had appeared so clearly in my mind. What’s the deal? I chuckle now looking back at my own starry-eyed naivete, as if it were enough to just be connected. I’m reminded of something Stowe Boyd said when I interviewed him for the Future of Facebook Project: There’s no natural reason that we’re all gonna come together and sing kumbaya just because we’re using the same social tools. So, yeah. We’ve been through the binding phase over the past few years, which was all about getting linked. But now we’re moving into the collaboration phase, and there are some different requirements. And yet there is still fear. Are you gonna steal my idea?

VoiceThread : commenter à plusieurs voix, cours en ligne, échange, conférence | Que faire avec VoiceThread ? Le site Web : VoiceThread est un outil de cloud computing qui vous permet de mettre en ligne plusieurs types de média (images, vidéos, documents powerpoint, word, etc.) sur une interface centrale qui prend la forme d’un diaporama avec de part et d'autres des commentaires audios/vidéos… Commenter à plusieurs voix avec Voicethread au format pdf – Académie Rouen - Ressources – Informations et ressources TICE – Boîte à outil TICE – Idéal pour faire un tutoriel d'utilisation de logiciels, un cours, un échange scolaire, commentaire audio/vidéo sur document ou une conférence en ligne ! Vous pouvez inviter des participants à consulter et à participer à votre enseignement et chaque apprenant peut laisser un commentaire texte, audio ou vidéo à n’importe quel moment ou même être à plusieurs enseignants, formateurs pour un groupe d'apprenants. Découvrez maintenant VoiceThread en images :

Shareholder value Shareholder value is a business term, sometimes phrased as shareholder value maximization or as the shareholder value model, which implies that the ultimate measure of a company's success is the extent to which it enriches shareholders. It became popular during the 1980s, and is particularly associated with former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch. The term used in several ways: To refer to the market capitalization of a company (rarely used)To refer to the concept that the primary goal for a company is to increase the wealth of its shareholders (owners) by paying dividends and/or causing the stock price to increaseTo refer to the more specific concept that planned actions by management and the returns to shareholders should outperform certain bench-marks such as the cost of capital concept. Definition[edit] For a publicly traded company, Shareholder Value (SV) is the part of its capitalization that is equity as opposed to long-term debt. History[edit] Maximizing shareholder value[edit]

What the Contact Conference Was Really About photo: grant potter I am very grateful to have been able to take part in organizing the Contact Conference, an event that pitched itself as a working festival of innovation, a social technologies exhibitor space, and a celebration of the potential of a network culture. And it was definitely all those things, so mission accomplished there. The energy in the room was great, the recipients of the three $1oK Innovation Awards worthy, and the four projects conceived and launched at the event exciting. But that’s really only a part of the story. And, as the Hopi elders put it: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. There is no magic pill, no savior, and no wishing a better world into existence. Contact was about making contact. If we’re serious about the things we say we care about, then it’s time to recognize each other and learn how to navigate an interconnected future where the strength of our character, our commitments, our integrity, and our ability to cooperate are critical for success. - v

The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013 There’s a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse. But because there are SO many tools out there, selecting the best ones can turn into a full time job. Downloading a ton of apps, researching, and testing different web tools can take hours – hours that you probably don’t have if you’re busy teaching and having a life. Thankfully, the folks over at Edublogs have put together this great that is filled to the brim with the best education tools, and the best part is that they’re all free! So you can feel free to try any or all of them out without a huge financial commitment. Check them out in the list below.

Ratio Analysis Financial Ratio Analysis is the calculation and comparison of main indicators - ratios which are derived from the information given in a company's financial statements(which must be from similar points in time and preferably audited financial statements and developed in the same manner). It involves methods of calculating and interpreting financial ratios in order to assess a firm's performance and status. This Analysis is primarily designed to meet informational needs of investors, creditors and management. The objective of ratio analysis is the comparative measurement of financial data to facilitate wise investment, credit and managerial decisions. Some examples of analysis, according to the needs to be satisfied, are: The informational needs and appropriate analytical techniques needed for specific investment and credit decisions are a function of the decision maker’s time horizon(short versus long term investors and creditors). Profitability Activity or Management Efficiency ratios

Program or Be Programmed: 10 Commands for a Digital Age Thanks to digital technologies and networked activity, we’re living through a global transition that is redefining how culture and commerce operate. We’re presented with the opportunity to be active participants in this process, steering ourselves into new modes of civilization, verse being just passive spectators. But if we don’t understand the biases of the tools and mediums we’re using, we’ll risk being slaves instead of masters. This is not the first time this has happened, but it may be the most significant one so far. When we developed alphabets and literacy, we were able to create laws and accountability, and a new kind of authority. With the invention of the printing press, a society of readers developed. Now with the digital revolution, we can finally be the writers, sharing our thoughts and opinions with each other through blogs, photos, and social networks. Below are the Ten Commands, and my interpretation of what each means: 1. We’re all familiar with this one. 2. 3. 4. 5.