Links for July 22 2012

  • The Cloud is shifting our Center of Gravity – OCDQ Blog – Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality by Jim Harris

    Quote: The cloud is shifting our center of gravity because of the data gravitational field emitted by the massive amount of data being stored in the cloud.  The information technology universe, business world, and our personal (often egocentric) solar systems are just beginning to feel the effects of this massive gravitational shif

  • Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur – Lara Galinsky – Harvard Business Review

    Quote: But social entrepreneurs alone cannot change the world.They need artists, volunteers, development directors, communications specialists, donors, and advocates across all sectors to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality. They need fundraisers, supporters who can change policies, someone to create a brochure describing their work. If everyone wants to start a new organization, who is going to do all the work?

  • It Takes Empathy – Brian Solis

    Quote: In a world where we’re taught the importance of monitoring and measuring sentiment with the new tools before us, we miss the essential ingredient to meaningful relationships…empathy. Once you listen, not monitor, but truly listen to customer activity and observe online behavior, you cannot help but feel both empathy and harmony. And naturally, the response it begets is only human.

  • Three Star Leadership Blog: Spitfire Innovation

    Quote: In the great innovation legends a flash of insight yields a brilliant idea that immediately converts into a breakthrough that quickly wins the day. In real life, most effective innovations take a lot of time and effort to develop, overcoming design flaws and organizational obstacles along the way.

  • Most Organizations Still Fear Social Media – Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald – Harvard Business Review

    Quote: The trouble with a fearful attitude is that an organization often doesn’t take a specific stance: it discourages and even prohibits the use of social media. While this approach reduces the potential for undesirable behavior — that’s the reason for restriction — it also stifles any business value that might be derived from grassroots use of social media.

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