Archive for June, 2012

Command and control is dead! Mix Mashup 2012

June 29, 2012  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Command and control is dead! Mix Mashup 2012

“Hierarchies are a shrine to precedence”… wow, what a comment… Gary Hamel clearly intended to leave no prisoners. For those of you who haven’t heard, “command and control” is dead… or at least dying rapidly. Successive waves of technology are smashing down the traditional business hierarchies while digital natives chip-away the mortar from within… like it or not, change is afoot & its time to adapt or die. Oh… so let me explain… last week I had the good fortune to travel to San Francisco for the MixMashup conference and it was amazing! (I also attended the GSummit that was equality earth ...

Innovation and Social media

June 06, 2012  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Innovation and Social media

Video: Innovation and social media I recently did a talk up in Armidale as part of the NBN rollout on how and why social media can be powerfully used drive innovation. The talk was the result of a research program I undertook to understand the nature of social media when working at Deloitte. I had been using Deloitte's Yammer community and could see the magic it provided but couldn't put my finger on why it was so effective. After researching it for numerous hours and running a number of experiments on my ever suffering teams, it started to make sense ...