Cognitive Dissonance & IT

Cognitive Dissonance has been defined on Wikipedia as an “uncomfortable tension caused by holding contradictory thoughts simultaneously“. A similar definition is found on ChangingMinds.org, among many other websites. Ever found yourself  ‘afflicted’ with cognitive dissonance?  Sure you have. Do you speed during your commute to work?  Intellecutally, you know its wrong but you do it any way. Do you […]

Mining for Knowledge

Mining for Knowledge

In my doctoral research, I’ve been researching ways to improve knowledge capture and sharing methods, specifically within project teams but the ideas can be dissemenated around the organization. One of the biggest issues I’ve found while working as a consultant is the amount of knowledge that I walk away with after a project is complete. […]

Defining “Right” – The New CIO Series

Defining Right - The challenge facing The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. We’ve all heard the ‘get the right people on the bus‘ analogy from Jim Collin’s, but have you ever stopped to think about whether the bus is  heading in the […]

The New CIO: Social Media and the Enterprise

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Ahhh…Social Media.  THE hot topic these days (and for some time to come I think). There’s no arguing that the use of social media is a valid and necessary way […]

Links for April 19 2009

The Case for Customer Communities by Valeria Maltoni on Conversation Agent Tap Employee Passion by Harry Hoover on THINKing Accountability Begins at the Top by John Baldoni on HarvardBusiness.org The Era Of Volunteerism? by Mike Gotta on Collaborative Thinking Measuring Market Concentration (Competition) by Scott Sehlhorst on Tyner Blain Project Management and Twitter: A quiet […]

Ramblings on Social Media

I’ve been lurking around the social web for quite some time experimenting with different systems and learning a tremendous amount from all of the ‘experts’ out there. I’ve been on LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Technorati and many many other systems.  I liked some and didn’t like some. I recently started using Twitter (@ericdbrown) and Friendfeed (find […]

Links for Jan 4 2009

Ran across some great stories over the last week…enjoy! Stakeholders in a Barrel on Tyner Bain Global CIO: The Top 10 CIO Issues For 2009 by Bob Evan’s on Information Week New Year’s Resolution: Do Experiments, Not Projects by Susan Cramm on HarvardBusiness.org Six Employee Engagement Questions for 2009 by David Zinger on Employee Engagement […]

Twitter & Friendfeed

hey everyone – I’ve been lax in letting you know that I’m on Twitter and Friendfeed…feel free to follow/subscribe. Twitter: http://twitter.com/ericdbrown Friendfeed – http://friendfeed.com/ericbrown

Groundswell

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This book,  with the full title of “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies” is a must read for anyone trying to figure out how to benefit from the social networking phenomenon. This book is perfect for anyone who doesn’t understand ‘social media‘…and for those that think they do! It  provides case-based examples […]

My Bookshelf

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I’ve been tagged by Jim Stroup at Managing Leadership to provide a listing of the books that I’m currently reading and/or are on my bookshelf. Well…since my bookshelf is actually 3 bookshelves full of all types of books (I have very eclectic tastes in books), I’ll give a quick rundown of the books/articles I’m reading […]