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Should we ban email?

Posted by on December 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Every now and then, a CEO makes some waves by planning to ban email from his company. And it’s not only in young tech start-ups. This time it’s Mr Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, a global IT consulting outfit of over 80.000 employees. In 18 months, email will be phased out in the company, or [...]

Boost Human Capital With Social Media

Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The second SSE Riga HR Morning seminar was today, and we discussed ways to recruit and boost human capital in your company by using social media. As last time, a summary of the slides used is published here as well.

Many things to learn from two holy men

Posted by on October 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

For us technophiles and social media aficionados, the new features of Facebook, introduced or announced at the recent f8 conference, are like shiny new toys: we want to get our hands on them, play with them, and understand them. Our news sources (blogs, websites, live streams, more often than not read in readers like Google [...]

Stay away from social media experts

Posted by on March 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

Whether it is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Draugiem or cv’s and brochures, you will encounter people who will call themselves a Social Media Expert. Or worse: Guru. If there is one thing you should know, it is that you should stay away from them if you want to do something with social media. Almost invariably, [...]

Social media curation with Keepstream: skip or join?

Posted by on November 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

This post was originally intended to be about the relatively new phenomenon of social media curation and a comparison between two of the more prolific players in the field Keepstream and And even though some of the functionality of the latter is really nice, they’ve disqualified themselves from being in this post by changing [...]

Have you tried LinkedIn lately?

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

Talking about social media often stays limited to talking about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; all social networking sites best used for communicating in the very open with a huge public. Almost like advertising in mass media. A bit more focused on business networking is LinkedIn. Best known for it’s profile functionality, and as a hunting [...]

Evaluating Open Innovation Community OpenIDEO

Posted by on August 30, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Open innovation basically means using the smart people that do not work in your organisation to contribute to creating value that can be used in your organisation, or as a spin off if the resulting solution does not fit in the organisation’s strategy. So far a simplistic view of the theory. But this post is [...]