In this podcast I discuss what we’ve learned about building the Skills-Based Organization, what’s happening with skills-tech, and I also give you some thoughts on the management issues behind the “Twitter vs. Threads” war going on in social media. The podcast is based on the article below, and also discusses many best practices to consider ... Read more»
Time to talk about layoffs, a topic nobody likes. And while you may consider layoffs a “case of bad management,” let me convince you otherwise. In some sense they’re just a fact of life, and often we simply need them. Here is my argument.
The Growth Cycle Of A Business
Companies, like people, go through ... Read more»
What Is A Metaverse?
Simply put, a Metaverse is a digital space represented by digital representations of people, places, and things. In other words, it’s a “digital world” with real people represented by digital objects.
In many ways, Microsoft Teams or Zoom is already a form of a Metaverse. You are “there” in the room, ... Read more»
Facebook’s rebrand to Meta is even bigger than you think. Here are my perspectives on this deal, along with some discussion about Nextdoor, DAOs, STRIVR, Mursion, and why I think Facebook is missing a big opportunity. This is a risky move for the company, and it may take them away from ... Read more»
Wow. We could see this coming. Salesforce announces it’s acquiring Slack, and the two CEOs call it “a match made in heaven.” The stock shoots up by 25% and investors are thrilled.
Well to me this isn’t as exciting as it looks. Over the last two years Microsoft Teams has exploded to more than ... Read more»
The Big Tech (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google) now make up 30% of the S&P 100 and 23% of the S&P 500. The Congressional Report on High Tech is comprehensive and important to read. In this podcast I discuss the report and highlight four things:
- What is the role of business in society?
- Why have these
The Congressional report on Big Tech is an important document. While I know many will see it as partisan, I found the research thorough and filled with important information. And my conclusion is yes, we do need to take some action.
How Important Tech Has Become
I’ve been a part of the tech industry since ... Read more»
I’ve never been a big Facebook user – it always seemed like a poorly designed platform and I don’t like sharing my personal information all the time.
Whenever a new website enters the market I try to figure it out. It took me a while to figure out Twitter, and I still don’t like Facebook (I dont like sharing so much), but Pinterest has really grabbed me.
Why is this? Because I am a visual ... Read more»
This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»
Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown, a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this ... Read more»
The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes. Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs. This is being driven by many factors: the slowing economy, the “always-connected” nature of the workforce, and the ... Read more»