Monthly Archives: October 2008

For my keynote at the Vision 2020 Financial Services conference last month in Mumbai I prepared some ‘quick and dirty’ scenarios for the global financial services industry landscape in 2020 from a technology perspective. Below is an overview of the content I used in my presentation. The complete slide deck from my keynote is also

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The current issue of MIS magazine Australia has an excellent feature on Corporate Web 2.0 titled Meetings of 2.0 Minds, introduced with the words: The social communication tools of the web are making their irrevocably into today’s enterprise. The piece begins with the example of how Bond University conducted an audit of use of Web

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Future Files by Richard Watson hits global markets

A little while ago I announced that Future Exploration Network’s extraordinary Chief Futurist, Richard Watson, had released his book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years, including a few excerpts. Since then it has sold at a giddying pace, selling out in Australia, and has now been launched in 10 editions worldwide, including

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The steady shift to an RSS-based universe

The Guardian is now providing full-text RSS feeds. Let’s dig into why this is important, and an indicator of one of the broadest shifts happening in the information landscape. Over the last few years RSS has shifted from a geek-thing that required explanation, to the point where most people have an RSS reader of some

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Expertise location: linking social networks and text mining

A very interesting article in the Guardian today, US military targets social nets, describes new expertise location technologies. Expertise location has always been a central ‘killer app’ first sought by knowledge management and now part of the promised of Web 2.0. It is a fundamental driver in any large organization being able to tap its

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Business models for micro-blogging in the enterprise

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article titled Start-Ups Test Dot-Com Business Models, which compares the business models of Twitter and Yammer (a recent start-up focusing on business micro-blogging that I wrote about in a recent review of the space). It says that Yammer, while a tiny fraction of the size of Twitter, is

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Detailed case study of Twitter in the enterprise: Janssen-Cilag

Earlier in the month I wrote a post on Micro-blogging in the enterprise: an idea whose time has come? I mentioned a number of the current corporate initiatives in the space, including those of Janssen-Cilag, which in February implemented an internal version of Twitter it called Jitter. After my post I learned (on Twitter) that

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A great article in Smart Company on Australia’s best business blogs by Brad Howarth discussing the ins and outs of business blogging, and names the top 15 business blogs in Australia. Trends in the Living Networks makes the list, which seems reasonable considering Wikio ranks us in the top 40 business blogs globally. The article

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Seth Godin says write so it couldn’t be any shorter

Hugh MacLeod has published a delightful interview with Seth Godin on the launch of his new book Tribes. A couple of excerpts that particularly struck me: Your books and blog posts seem to have one thing in common, they seem to be getting shorter and shorter with every passing year. I have no problem with

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Micro-blogging in the enterprise: an idea whose time has come?

Over the last few months there has been increasing discussion of how micro-blogging tools such as Twitter could be used in organizations. Twitter is now frequently used in external communication, with organizations as diverse as @SouthwestAir, @Comcastcares, @BigPondTeam, @SEC_Investor_Ed, and @mosmancouncil using Twitter to communicate to stakeholders and for customer service. Given the rapid rise

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ASTD Consulting News: Building Better Client Relationships

The September issue of the Consulting News magazine of the ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) includes an article I wrote on Building Better Client Relationships. The article is below: Building Better Client Relationships by Ross Dawson In an increasingly money conscious and global economy, where consultants often spend large sums and substantial energy

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A little earlier in the year CIO Magazine published an excellent feature article titled Enterprise 2.0 – What is it good for? In the print and online articles they included a sidebar: The Organization As Media Entity: Enterprise 2.0 is about making mass participation valuable, which reported on my views (that I’ve written and spoken

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

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