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I have been wondering for some time now why businesses that look great on paper, businesses that are well positioned to continue to thrive for the foreseeable future, fail.Before I go on, understand that I don't have any data to present. There's no white paper coming. I haven't spent the last twenty ...
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Filed under: Opinion."Disruption" isn't always what you think it is.It's known under a number of names: The Sharing Economy. The Collaborative Economy. The Gig Economy. Because of its "fresh" and "disruptive" model, undeniable financial incentives in the middle of a global economic recession, ...
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A Field Guide for Digital Program Managers

A few years ago, Que (a division of Pearson Publishing) reached out to me about writing a book on Social Media ROI (Return On Investment). Early on in the project, it became clear to me that the book needed to be about more than ROI. Before we could even talk about measuring anything, the con ...
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What just happened in Indiana?If you haven't heard what happened in Indiana this past week, here is a brief recap: a "religious freedom" bill that allows businesses to refuse service to customers for "religious" reasons was signed into law by Indiana governor Mike Pence. The s ...
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Curse Of The Business Cyclist

The accidental outcastIt isn't always easy being a cyclist in a business universe of golfers.Save perhaps for my first job as a military officer, every company I have worked with and for during my career has been exclusively geared towards favoring adepts of the club, of the nine iron, of ...
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There's so much stuff going on and so much information about a million different news items being shared all day long that sometimes, big changes in the world don't necessarily make headline news. As you know, I've been spending a little more time recently digging into the world of innovation, par ...
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I wrestled with the idea of starting a new series in parallel to The CMO and the Cloud called The Entrepreneur and the Cloud, but in the interest of keeping our conversation about the cloud's impact on business (and our lives and... well... everything) nice and streamlined, I opted instead to just i ...
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Change With Purpose – Part 2: the opportunity engine

I just got back from Dassault Systemes'#3DXforum in Las Vegas, where I spent the better part of a week getting acquainted with some of the world's most advanced innovation acceleration tools and many of the brilliant minds behind them, and since my mind is still abuzz with a thousand ...
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Change with purpose – Part 1: inevitable innovation

At 8am on a beautiful November morning, I was sitting in the Cosmopolitan's Chelsea auditorium in Las Vegas, wondering how in the world I was going to write about some of the bold moves that Dassault Systemes has been making these past few years, at least in a way that would make sense to an ...
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You might not know it from the posts I generally write here, but if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you know that I am a pretty avid cyclist. My love for the bike has gone through many phases over the years, from riding old dusty beaters on country roads in France when I was ...
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