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"Social Business" Content - Slides, Posts & Videos #socbiz 2011/2012

Social Business is the emerging hot topic of 2012. Are you ready?

Businesses need to take their cue from consumers, they are now dictating at a rapid pace, their expectations, wants and needs.

CoAction is the new Action

The Five Stages of Social Business Transformation | Social Media Blog for Business | Michael Brito

The above image was taken from a deck that Chris Carfi from Ant's Eye View put together. The Social Engagement Journey illustrates how organizations are slowly evolving from a traditional, command & control type of entity to a fully engaged, open and yes ..

The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution

Hugh MacLeod Celebrates The End of Business as Usual in a Cartoon Hugh MacLeod is an artist, cartoonist, and Web 2.0 pundit whose blog,, has two million unique monthly visitors. His first book, Ignore Everybody, was an Amazon Top Ten Business Book of the Year and a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Social Business Predictions for 2012 « Dachis Group Collaboratory

It's that time of year again. Enterprise social media has had an impressive ramp-up in 2011 as well as being well-poised for a banner year in 2012.

Logic+Emotion: Demystifying Social Business

Originally published on Edelman Digital If you Google the phrase “social business” you’ll get a variety of results returned. One of the first and perhaps oldest is a Wikipedia entry, which describes “social business” as “a non-loss, non-dividend company designed...

Why and how to become a Social Business - IBM

Just ten years ago, there was another significant shift in the way people interacted with each other: the Web came to the workplace. From e-commerce and peer-to peer file sharing to the emergence of web-based solutions for financial, accounting, and supply chain systems, the web has become a serious business tool for organizations and industries of every kind.

Social Business: It's NOT About the Next BIG Thing! | The Marketing Nut

A new network, tool or feature launches on a social network and we all flock to it. Business leaders attend social media class after social media class searching for the social media "guru" who will once and for all be able to show them the magic answer to social media ROI.

Monday’s Musings: 10 Mega Business Trends To Watch For In 2012 « A Software Insider's Point of View

Published on December 26, 2011 by R "Ray" Wang The Shift From Transaction To Engagement Ushers A New Era For Businesses. As organizations enter the evolution from transactional systems to engagement systems, a shift is happening in business (see Figure 1). Engagement requires a different design point and business model for success. Engagement must account for sense and response, massive social scale, conversation, new user experiences, real-time, multichannel networks, and other factors.

Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World

“Humanize offers practical content and insightful thinking that will help businesses make the deep changes needed to thrive in today’s social world. “ —Mike Smith, author of Matchpoint and President of   “Companies need to be social, and worry less about doing social media.

2012: The Year Of Social Business Strategy - 10,000 Words

By Ben LaMothe on December 19, 2011 6:38 PM For a lot of business, 2011 was the year of "finding itself" in its attempt to bring itself online in the social media era. Almost over night, thousands of social media-centric job openings began appearing on job boards.

4 Megatrends in Social Media and Social Business - Forbes

2012 is primed to be the year of social. In particular we can anticipate a blitz of publicity around social business. But social media too still has room to surprise. Talking with a group of people recently including Lloyd Armbrust at OwnLocal and Tom Smith of Global Web Index (and [...]

Beware the Social Business Siren Song

The problem with assumptions is that they always come with blind spots. The friendlier and human a company is, the more potential for success it will have. This goes back to the theory that the co...

Six Social Media Trends for 2012

Each year at this time, I look forward and predict trends in social media for the coming year. But first, I look back at my predictions from last year. How'd I do? Not bad. Social media continues to move forward toward business integration, a trend that I identified last year.

Social Business has it's how #Hashtag = #socbiz

Worth tracking for the lastet content on Social Business

How to Use Social Partnerships to Amplify Your Marketing

Would you like to combine forces with another company in a collaborative promotion? Want to know why this is wise and how to do it? Keep reading… Many marketers have a relentless focus on a single dimension of social interaction: the brand-consumer relationship.

Michael Fauscette: Social Business Maturity

Companies are adopting social technologies across a broad range of enterprise activities from new ways for employees and partners to collaborate to more effective methods to engage customers and prospects. In a recent IDC social business survey we found that 41% of the respondent companies had some type of social project underway.

10 Bold Tech Predictions For 2012 | Fast Company

This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that expert's views alone. "I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years…Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions."

5 Steps To A Social Business That Delivers Real Economic Business Value

Originally posted on Social Business News. Research from consulting firm, Bain & Company revealed that organizations that have adopted social media early on (Dell, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, JetBlue and American Express) have captured real economic business value from their budget investments.

5 Signs You are NOT a Social Business

5 Signs You are NOT a Social Business

Social Business is Not Enough

December 23, 2011 by Steve Woodruff Many of us who use social networking platforms in the professional world know that it can be difficult to get "old school" leaders to understand the power of these approaches for business. Say "social media," and they think of Facebook and Twitter and YouTube (and all the baggage that goes with them).

Infographic | Smart Business, Social Business

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Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This book will help organizations evolve into a fully collaborative social business. It serves as a step by step playbook to achieve organizational change, process efficiencies and technology acumen: Many organizations today have already evolved into social brands.

The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees

"Bradley and McDonald practically present the process of becoming a social organization where employees, customers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders are direct participants in the creation of value." – T+D magazine, The American Society Society for Training & Development (ASTD)Featured on the CIO Insight 2011 Fall Reading List.

Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business

"For crying out loud, IBM 'gets' social media. Don't you think it's about time that you do? This is the book to get you started."--Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions   “Sandy Carter has not just written a book, she has set a standard.

From Social Business To Superlinear Corporation - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

How do we make corporations more like cities, which get more productive as they grow bigger? Help me with my ongoing research project. Burn this term into your head: superlinear corporation. Burn the graph below into your head too. You will likely see graphs like this one, based on real data from individual companies, in the next two to three years.

10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011 - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

David F. Carr | December 29, 2011 They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs. Before I try to rank social business stories, let me explain what I'm talking about.