Enterprise Tribes

A close and respected mid-Atlantic region colleague, concerned about political machinations, mass shootings and government shutdown, said, in so many words, they were concerned and fed up with ‘tribalism.’ Quite to the contrary, it is important to fundamentally reject the pejorative use of tribalism. It’s offensive. Tribalism is healthy foundation that creates human prosperity, growth, sustainability,…

Startup Myth Busting

  Today there is a wide range of funding options for startups. More are on the way. There is rapid innovation in entrepreneurial finance. Many funding innovations are offered as online services. They are fundamentally altering the landscape of startup capital formation. These innovations are welcome. These reforms are also introducing big changes. They are…

Enterprise Leadership

There are major enterprise advancements underway. New approaches to enterprise leadership are propelling fundamental advances in productivity and innovation.  Among the most important enterprise leadership is taking a whole systems view of enterprise ecologies. The exact problem is that current methods only offer a fraction of the enterprise picture. The picture is incomplete because the…

The Eyes Have It

Man Ray  With 120 million monochrome and 5 million color receptors, the eye and brain are able to do what even our most advanced cameras are still unable. With a resolution of about 30 megapixels, the human eye is able to gather information at about 72 frames per second. The eyes have it. The maximum…

seedchange

seedchange is live! You are invited to sign up at www.seedchange.com. The initial portfolio of startup companies is a diverse. They range from mobile e-commerce to digital marketing to health and fitness analytics. More companies are coming soon. We welcome applications from any serious accredited investor. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues who…

NSA or SNA?

Is it NSA or SNA? The New York Times reports today, “…the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews…

SNA Courses

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the methodical, mathematical and rigorous study of social networks.   Below is a list of institutions that offer social network and SNA courses. Contact the particular institution for specific details. This list was originally created and curated by Cristopher (Rusty) Tunnard, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. To…

Enterprise Code Words

In the popular, five-season, 1960s television comedy Get Smart, the notoriously unreliable ‘Cone of Silence’ appeared often. The ‘Cone’ was a sound-proof polycarbonate device to protect the most secret of conversations among the functionaries of CONTROL. The joke was that the ‘Cone’ rarely worked properly. It strained conversation and prevented communication. It interfered with effective…

GraphConnect

Graph databases store data using nodes, edges and properties. They are an elegant and efficient way to create, read, update and delete information. Colabria Action Research forecasts graph database will have a major impact on The Social Enterprise.  To learn more please join the leading vendor un-conference in San Francisco, New York or London. Register for…

Primum Non Nocere

When does knowledge management (KM) happy talk become crazy talk? Knowledge management too often approaches the wrong organizational issues. Yet, the practitioners fail to acknowledge their grave problems. Frequently, offenders are those that advocate ‘knowledge sharing’ or worse, much worse, a ‘knowledge sharing culture.’ Among these common KM offenders, the most harmful, by far, are…

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Call for Interactive Posters, Demos, Panels Computer Supported Cooperative Work Baltimore, Maryland, USA February 15-19, 2014 http://cscw.acm.org The 17th Annual CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how technology intersects with social practices. IMPORTANT DATES October 07, 5:00pm PDT, 2013: Submission due November 07: Final notifications CSCW brings together top researchers and practitioners…

smarter-companies

Colabria Action Research is above all a Leadership Network. We seek edges with other global agencies advancing 21st Century leadership practices. Smarter-Companies is one. It is described below by Mary Adams. If you know people fighting the good fight to retire management practices of the last century please let Colabria know. We’ll get them in-network. Smarter-Companies…

Social Knowledge Management

Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management Colabria Action Research recommends a collection of important Social Knowledge Management papers ISBN: 978-1-908272-38-6 Published by Academic Publishing International. Edited by: David Gurteen Published by Academic Publishing International Perhaps one of the most surprising if not actually unsettling things about the Internet and the Web is that there is…

Social Enterprise Redesign

Business place redesign is essential to The Social Enterprise. For decades, office design was driven by two factors: cost and solitary information transaction work. Social Enterprise Redesign is a foundation of all future organizations. In the early 2000s, your Colabria Action Research Networks worked closely with the Information Worker Productivity Council (IWPC) to examine the…