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3 reasons Google Glass is inevitable

Even when Google Glass was  only a rumor, there were questions about whether it was a glimpse of the future or just a gimmick. It was enough of a question that it made the Weekend Update on Saturday Night LIve as the cast ridiculed the device (it was very, very funny). It was clear that […]

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Titstare – TechCrunch, are you kidding me?

I waited a few days to write this because it upset me so much. This week’s TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 in San Francisco brought us another example of boorish behavior by techies who still haven’t gotten the memo that we’re in 2013 and the workplace is diverse. What’s the deal? Why do technology workers feel they […]

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Connection is the new currency

A coworker shared a LinkedIn function a while back that creates a graphical map of your contacts.  I created my own and marveled at the pretty colors and curving lines.  Other than looking like a new and highly personal art form, what did it mean? Truth be told, I’m still not entirely sure.  Yet I keep […]

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Quarks and Cats – but is this really progress?

Recent events have me asking if we’re really all that better off with both our science and our technology. Before you jump on that statement, read on. My son. Max who is now 11, is into his science in a big way. Yes – he is a geek and he is proud of it. His […]

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In Benchmarking, It’s Time to Get Started

The ability to benchmark your organization’s performance is expanding quickly. Services for metric benchmarking, as well as qualitative (or best practice) benchmarking are growing and expanding. The market has solved barriers around security and confidentiality. If you don’t have a benchmarking source that can guarantee you that level of trust, you need to find another […]

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I want (and you should, too) my kids to have tech jobs

I have teenage step children and a four month old daughter. In the short 15 years between the birth of the teens and the infant, the world changed incredibly. The Internet arrived and software began eating the world at an even faster rate. This has me concerned about their employment prospects by the time both […]

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Global process standards eminent

It has been a long time coming, but it appears there will be process standards developed and implemented globally in the very near future. The World Economic Process Academy for Simplification and Standardization (WE_PASS) announced the upcoming release of globally-accepted and implementable process standards for all enterprise processes. Change is finally here In a statement […]

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If you’re a loser online…you’re just a loser

While writing a recommendation for a friend on LinkedIn earlier this week, I realized I was doing something that I couldn’t have imagined doing few years ago. You’re probably thinking, ‘Sure, it’s not like LinkedIn has been around forever’. But it wasn’t about LinkedIn. It was more about the recommendation itself. It was for someone […]

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Young people hate LinkedIn

There are just no young people on LinkedIn. Young people complain that there are no jobs when they get out of college, but the fact that they aren’t on LinkedIn makes me think they aren’t trying very hard to look. They certainly aren’t doing what they can. Who failed to give young people the memo […]

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Data and connectedness create a reputation Wild West

Welcome to 24 x 7 x 365 connectedness and the challenges that come with an always-on world. That world is generating data, loads of data. And the more we’re ‘on’, the more data, and the more reason to be ‘on’. It’s a never ending cycle of chasing our data tail. Evolving technology and people That […]

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Are you ready for the Quantified Enterprise ?

In September I wrote an article about The Social Business Equation. In it I explained how trust and transparency will likely be the new currency in this connected age as consumers and corporates engage with each other on deeper levels than before. Living in a cynical world you’ll begin to question just why businesses are being […]

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Compensation for work is much more than salary

There are two metrics of success that most people acknowledge readily: money and power.  The further you are up on the food chain, the more responsibility you naturally have, but also the more a company must trust you with this responsibility. Compensation is supposed to be proportional to your output of work and responsibility. However, […]

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Why you don’t need silos to scale a startup

My esteemed colleague here at SuccessfulWorkplace wrote a piece about using frameworks to help build business processes for startups when they begin to scale up operations. In the post Tom states that; To make the successful transition to the next stage of growth, companies need to formalize management, communications and processes. To a certain extent […]

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The war being waged on technology

With the recent announcements that Yahoo and now Best Buy are not allowing employees to telecommute, it seems some people simply refuse to keep up with technology of work. It looks like top executives are resisting, and not in the noble motion picture kind of way where humans have to fight off evil robots. Humans, […]

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Hug your kids more because you’re excellent at what you do

The Yahoo story broke over the media beach like a Tsunami last week. You’d think the most important company in the world set the future direction for work. They aren’t and they didn’t. Silicon Valley and the rest of the world will go on as before and the shift to more flexible work will continue. […]

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Marissa Mayer needs to shock the Yahoo! system

In a recent post, Jeanne Roué-Taylor expressed her skepticism for the Yahoo! decision to no longer allow employees to work from home. That was the first day of a breaking story and from the outset, it looked like a poor decision and significant step backward for a Silicon valley stalwart (though a bit of a […]

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