Blogs as a management tool: what’s important is content

If you've read my post about blogs as a management tool, your reaction may (and should) have been "this will generate so much content that it will quickly besome unable". This clear-headed reaction is...

Enterprise and management 2.0 : is this the beginning or the end

A few weeks ago I published on my french blog a note about the latest book by Gary Hamel : "The future of management". A few days later I received a comment from his...

The need for agility

I think agility is (and will increasingly be) one of the main cause of success for enterprises. And it's obvious social computing is one of the levers that will help enterprises going this way. Agility...

Société Générale : lack of control or systemic failure ?

I'm sure you heard about what happend to French Bank Societe Generale who lost 5 billions euros because of one of its traders. Many question came about the efficiency of the controls which...

Story of a professional disconnection

This little story I'm going to tell you is purely imaginary. It's neither mine nor anybody's in particular. But it may become ours, one day. January 2009 :Back to the office after a few days...

Do french companies really understand nothing to web 2.0 ?

A recent Jemm Research survey made upon IBM request shows that french companies can't identify web 2.0 tools and their benefits. Do we have to worry about that ? According to me the way...

Web 2.0 is knocking on French companies’ doors

A few words about a recentTNS Sofres survey about the use of web 2.0 in France and user's expectations. Just one thing to take into consideration : the following numbers are about web 2.0 users...

So you are a marketing professional, passionate about social software and looking for a...

If you recognized yourself in the title of this post, maybe I've got something for you.  A leading european player in the enterprise social software field I know very well, considered as a visionary...

Fired because of her blog: a french “premiere”

Just when the big question was "is it good for companies to blog?", "are employees' blogs a good or a bad thing?" the french blogosphere woke up with a big headhache when we learned...

Quotations between provocation and good sense

Sometimes I find sentences which are really worth by themselves, that have a lot of meaning, whether in or out of their original context. I often bookmark them but this time I think they're...

Do managers have to spend all their time managing interactions ?

Indeed another way to ask this question would be : "must people be given tools to organize themselves their interactions or is it the manager's job to control everything". In fact you can see both...

What Steve Jobs can teach us

I found a best of Steve Jobs'quotations. Some of them should be taught at school and studied by many companies' boards. • "Always have a beginner mind". It's true that I have the impression that I...

Collective intelligence and mass collaboration have to be learned at school

I often say that our teatchers and parents didn't help us to be fully efficient in our professionnal carreer.  Just have a look at all those principles we grew up with : You musn't copy...

Draw me web 2.0…

Dessine moi le Web 2.0 Originally uploaded by bertrand_blog. A few word abouts a very interesting project driven by Groupe Reflect, the leading french web 2.0 agency . "Dessine Moi le Web 2.0" (Draw...

The (netvibes) universe for Enterprise 2.0 and knowledge economy is open

I gave up using netvibes to follow RSS feeds a long time ago because if I found it nice to build a home page it was not the right tool for following hundreds of...

Hello world!

I'm half proud, half stressed now I'm going to publish my first post on this blog. I'm a french management consultant and I've been writing about management, collective intelligence and collaborative practices for more than...

What emails can’t do, and how much they cost

How many emails a day do you receive? And how long does it takes to read it all? 2 hours? How many of them are useful ? 50% ? Considering every people in your...

Do You Know Social Business ?

There was a lot of people at the "Theatre Marigny", in Paris a few weeks ago. So many people that not everybody who wanted to attend managed to get a seat. It wasn't the...

Einstein thought about Enterprise 2.0 ROI

...in fact he could have ! Didn't he say "What counts cannot alway be counted and what can be counted doesn't always count".
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