How Google Converted Joy Into Long Term Customers

“Great companies (think Apple app store) follow their customers to the value with periodic fits of leadership. The meaning of the software is what the users do.” – John Sumser

Five Links: How It Works

In this edition of Five Links, we’re looking at the mechanics of advertising, VC Backed Startups, Disruption, Tech Culture and Silicon Valley hiring.

Making Smarter Things

The Solid conference is a deeper exploration of what’s being called the Internet of Things (IoT) or, more recently, the Internet of Things and Humans (IoTH).

Five Links: Science and Human Behavior

This week’s links feature new ways to think about the future, a manual of cognitive science, the FTC on the ever changing data brokerage business, an inventory of today’s internet and an ode to wearable computing.

Five Links: Ch Ch Ch Changes

This week’s links cobble together insight from a variety of facets.

Google Glass Field Note 2: First Impressions

Google Glass: “The adjustment period is very rich. I think the transition is one of those mind opening things like getting immersed in a new culture.” – John Sumser

On Riding a Trojan Horse

Innovation has to happen whether or not big companies can afford it. As a result, smaller and smaller increments of value are worth more and more.

091116 Social Recruiting Summit

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Here’s my Social Recruiting Summit piece (hopefully) (or see )

091104 Five Must Reads

091104 Five Must Reads Using Technology To Improve Workforce Collaboration As the workforce changes, there are real questions about how you specify roles and performance when results come from teams. There are wide variations in the productivity of knowledge workers. Here are some points of departure for thinking about the coming world of work. What’s […]

Cheesejob II

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CheeseJob II Every 21st Century organization is a publishing company. It’s not just marketing, recruiting, sales or the investor relations department. Web technology, like termites, is eating out the foundations of traditional management structures. The issue gets sidestepped when you try to think of it as a generational issue in the workplace. Transparent interactions happening […]