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...

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...

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...

A corporate blog to communicate with investors

A post that goes against common ideas. I've often heard a manager or a CEO should not blog, as possible interpretations of his words could get him into troubles according to financial communication rules. A...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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".

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New position

A few words to say I'm going to join BlueKiwi's team in a few days. It's not just a new job but a real joy to work on a project that matches nearly everything...

When Mac Manus glances at french 2.0

A post I enjoyed by Richard Mac Manus, one of the web 2.0 references. On his virtual tour of the state of web 2.0 projects in France, he mentionned two companies I'm very close...

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...
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