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Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 181
#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 140
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Tue, Sep 10th 2013 269
Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux
Fri, May 23rd 2014 268
IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 241
Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 227
How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making
Wed, May 21st 2014 226
From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez
Tue, May 20th 2014 212
Why I Fired Myself from IBM
Wed, May 7th 2014 204
Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account
Tue, May 6th 2014 200
Wear Sunscreen When Looking Up
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Luis Suarez
 
Blog Title E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez
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The Call to Adventure – On Doing What You Love
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 1:45p   Luis Suarez
Over the course of the last six months it’s been quite an interesting experience, to say the least, being asked, on a rather frequent basis, why did I leave big corporate life at IBM, specially, with the last round of dream jobs, to instead build my own business into the unknown with that inherent flair of uncertainty, specially, given the current times we are living in, and still have no regrets about moving on into that next adventure, whatever that may well be like. Well, after all of that [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email enterprise google integration linkedin networking twitter
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Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 3:25p   Luis Suarez
A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a blog post over here on an upcoming business trip I was about to embark on heading to Prague, by mid-June, to speak a couple of times at the Social Connections VI event (#soccnx). A few of you have asked me over the course of time whether there were some recordings made available of the different presentations and all along I mentioned that they would become accessible online, eventually, since they were all recorded live, while we w [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere community email enterprise google network networking twitter
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Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 2:05p   Luis Suarez
There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that. But if there is anything that I have learned just recently that certainly has stroked a chord with me in terms of what would be rather critical and paramount for enterprises (whatever the size) to, finally, understand and embrace in equal terms, is to stop being both rather patronising or paternalistic and, instead, just shut up and listen. After all,  “[…] In economic develop [read] Keywords: collaboration community development email google networking twitter wiki
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#LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 9:45a   Luis Suarez
I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. I guess it’s been far too long, so when my good friend Cecil Dijoux launched a meme invitation to a group of us around #LeadWithRespect : a Challenge for 21st Century Management, based on a recent blog post he published upon embarking himself on reading the book “Lead With Respect” by Freddy and Michael Ballé (Already got my Kindle copy, by the way, although I haven’t gotten st [read] Keywords: collaboration email google linkedin network networking twitter
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The Magic of That First Client Engagement
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:46a   Luis Suarez
A little while ago I mentioned over here how I would be starting to work out loud more often, through making extensive use of Google Plus, to share additional thoughts and insights on what it is like being an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation, specially, with the induced massive learning curve, now that the so-called transition period was almost over and I was about to get down to business, i.e. doing client work. Well, I guess G+ is not going to be the [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email enterprise exchange exchange google networking skype twitter
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The Soothing Effect of Blogging
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 3:05p   Luis Suarez
It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts. Not even embarrassing anymore. I know, I am still trying to find an answer for that one, too. Go figure. I guess that’s what happens when a frenzy of activities both personal life and work related take over the daily blogging routines to [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging email facebook google integration linkedin networking twitter




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Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 5:25a   Luis Suarez
A couple of weeks ago the smart and talented folks from Bloomfire approached me through Twitter to ask me whether I would be willing to participate on an interview around Social Business and be featured on the series of bloggers and influencers they have got going on for a little while now. Of course, I couldn’t deny it such a generous offer, but even more so when the whole entire conversation and the follow-up interview happened through social tools (Twitter and Google Plus) and not a single [read] Keywords: collaboration email enterprise google networking twitter
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Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:05p   Luis Suarez
My goodness! Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? Yes, I know, me neither! It’s just gone so fast it’s been a bit of a challenge keeping up with the pace into this whole new life of being an independent freelancer. Pretty much like when I posted the last blog entry over here in this blog a couple of weeks ago, before I disappeared into a business trip to Barce [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm blogging community email enterprise google network networking profile twitter wiki
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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux
Fri, May 23rd 2014 12:05p   Luis Suarez
One of the themes around both Social and Open Business I have grown rather fond of over the course of the last 2 to 3 years is that one of Working Out Loud (Other related topics would be as well narrating your work or observable work, a.k.a. #owork). From the moment that fellow Change Agent Bryce Williams coined the term, nearly 4 years ago, to today, a lot has happened, but, surprisingly enough, the interest around this very same subject continues to raise the stakes that perhaps the realisa [read] Keywords: agent collaboration ibm email enterprise google network networking profile twitter
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This Is *Your* Ninth Day – Humanise Work #CAWW
Thu, May 22nd 2014 7:45a   Luis Suarez
I can hardly believe it’s been almost 3 months now since I became independent and, yet, it feels like it’s been like that for ages. Somehow I’m starting to feel like the transition period is coming to an end or, perhaps, even, it never started in the first place. Things have been moving along so fast that there hasn’t been a dull moment whatsoever. The learning experience has been par to none. The massive, and rather drastic, change from having worked for the last 17 years in one of the [read] Keywords: agent collaboration ibm email google network networking twitter
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How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making
Wed, May 21st 2014 6:25a   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would notice how there is a certain topic that keeps coming back time and time again, as one of my main key focus areas I have always felt would help advance our overall efforts of pushing the boundaries of our various different social business transformation journeys: the overall client experience. And I am not talking about the traditional concept behind a customer. To me, everyone is a client in some form or shape: your very own c [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email enterprise google networking sap twitter
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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez
Tue, May 20th 2014 5:05a   Luis Suarez
Language matters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself about how important it is to build a narrative you would feel rather comfortable with when interacting with other people, whether your peers, your customers, your business partners, even your competitors. It’s something that has been in my mind over the course of time in terms of how we get work done more effectively through these digital technologies. You see? I cringe a little bit every time that someone mentions the word “dri [read] Keywords: collaboration email enterprise google networking twitter
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Relentless Networking and the Power of Now
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:05a   Luis Suarez
Even though I am now an independent freelancer working as a trusted advisor to clients around Social Business and Digital Transformation, after 17 years of corporate life at IBM, there are still some things that I guess don’t change much, or, at least, not as fast as I would have hoped for. One of those areas is business travelling, that, although not happening as often as it used to be, it’s one of those activities where I still see plenty of room for improvement, specially, when trying to [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm roaming blogging email google integration mobile network networking office twitter wiki
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Wear Sunscreen When Looking Up
Thu, May 8th 2014 1:25p   Luis Suarez
Wear Sunscreen is perhaps one of those extremely rare video clips with a rather strong, inspiring and incredibly humanising message one could bump into and that, throughout the course of the years, it gets better and better. Just like wine, it gets better as we age. I can’t hardly believe how that speech was put together in 1997 and how, 17 years later, it is still ringing much truer than ever before. To the point where, if you get to spend about seven minutes to watch through it, it will tr [read] Keywords: collaboration email google integration mobile networking twitter wiki
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Why I Fired Myself from IBM
Wed, May 7th 2014 5:50a   Luis Suarez
A couple of days back, my good friend and fellow CAWW, Ayelet Baron put together a rather interesting, inspiring and very thought-provoking article over at The Huffington Post under the suggestive title “Sometimes, You Need to Fire Yourself? Don’t Wait to Be Picked”, where she comes to reflect on, perhaps, one of the main expectations from knowledge workers in today’s workplace: being validated and waiting to be picked up. And from there onwards she goes on to muse about the reality of [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email google integration networking twitter
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Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account
Tue, May 6th 2014 4:05a   Luis Suarez
Back in the day, when I was just getting started with my early days around social computing evangelism, I must confess that I used to think that people who didn’t have a social profile in all of the major social networking tools out there just didn’t get it. You know, you had to have a profile out there all over the place. Silly me. I guess it was my inner self trying to rebel against that good old notion of people saying one thing and doing something completely different. As in never walki [read] Keywords: collaboration email google linkedin networking profile twitter
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The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery
Fri, May 2nd 2014 10:25a   Luis Suarez
It has been about a month and a half since the last blog post that I put over here to let folks know how things have been moving along in my new life as an independent freelancer, after having worked at IBM for the last 17 years. So I guess I am well overdue an update, don’t you think? Even more so when things have been a bit quiet over here in the last few weeks and for a pretty good reason, I suppose… That one of entering the path of self-discovery.  It’s unbelievable how time flies, s [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm consulting email enterprise facebook google integration linkedin network networking office profile twitter
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The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 10:09a   Luis Suarez
A little while ago Courtney Hunt, from the talented Denovati Group, reached out to me through Twitter, and then LinkedIn, to ask me whether I would like to contribute to a book project they are working on to go and celebrate the World Wide Web’s Coming of Age, since this year, 2014, we all, collectively, celebrate its 25th anniversary. Yes, I know, I couldn’t just reject such kind, generous and overall wonderful opportunity, as I am sure you would all agree with me on how much we owe Sir T [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community email google linkedin network networking profile twitter web 2.0 wiki
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The Therapy of Blogging While Showing Off Your Ideas Out in the Open
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 12:28p   Luis Suarez
You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days I haven’t had much of a chance to blog over here. And it is not because things may well be so incredibly hectic that I wouldn’t have enough time for it. Quite the opposite, actually. I am continually looking at the prospect of writing away, as, you know, there is always time for blogging, right? In my 11 years of blogging itself I don’t think I have ever experienced the good well known writer’s block when putting together t [read] Keywords: admin collaboration blogger blogging email google linkedin networking profile twitter wiki
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Gran Canaria – Celebrating the Mini-Continent
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 2:43p   Luis Suarez
Today is a special day for yours truly. A very special day, actually. And I am not saying that because I know how perhaps half of the world (if not the whole world already!) may well be enjoying the various different celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day. So, if you are celebrating it, Happy St. Patrick’s Day nonetheless! Hope you are all having a good time with your loved ones, family and friends. The reason why I am very joyous and rather happy today though is because it’s exactly 10 years a [read] Keywords: ibm networking profile twitter
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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 12:43p   Luis Suarez
A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. Indeed, Human Resources is right in the eye of the hurricane in terms of trying to figure out whether it stands, that is, whether it would want to continue sustaining a rather sick, corrupted and [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise network networking twitter
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The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 7:02p   Luis Suarez
It’s been a month since I last posted a blog entry over here and I am sure plenty of you folks out there may be wondering what I have been up to and everything, right? After all, leaving IBM after 17 years of dedicated work on topics I am very passionate about can definitely have a certain emotional toll that perhaps would need for some time to go by before moving into greener pastures. Well, that’s exactly what I have been doing in the last few weeks: learn, unlearn, relearn, and continue [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging email enterprise facebook google javascript linkedin network networking profile twitter widgets
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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 2:05p   Luis Suarez
And, finally, the last blog post of the series of entries where I’ve been detailing what I would be doing from here onwards, as I begin my next adventure as an independent chief emergineer. Earlier on in the week I blogged about the why, then the what and now I guess it’s a good time to talk about the with whom, as part of that mantra of “use systems too boost your odds, passion to get energy and luck to change the game“. In short, the system of we! That’s why it& [read] Keywords: collaboration consulting enterprise javascript network networking twitter widgets
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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:02a   Luis Suarez
After yesterday’s blog post, I guess today’s the one everyone has been waiting for. Myself included. For a good number of weeks, I have been having lots of conversations on the side with plenty of people, where I have been hinting what I will be doing next and while, all along, I have been trying to disguise my excitement about the next adventure(s), and what the future may hold from here onwards, it’s now the time for me to unleash what I will be working on from here onwards. [read] Keywords: agent collaboration connections ibm community email network networking twitter
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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 11:22a   Luis Suarez
Life works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? It comes and goes, never leaving you indifferent. It has got its own way of telling you when to stop, do plenty of thinking about why you were brought here in the first place and hop back into the train we all call the world to move on. I guess this time around though it also had something else in stock for me. Something that has made the writing of this blog post kind of tough and a bit too edgy at the same time, not necessarily for putting it [read] Keywords: ibm notes blogging integration twitter widgets
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Take a Seat – Make a Friend?
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 1:06p   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a while now you would remember how every year that goes by I always try to incorporate a new theme or topic that I would want to explore further along during the course of the year and see where it would take me, specially, if it aligns with the core subjects I get to cover over here from all along like Social Business, Social Computing, Enterprise 2.0, Online Communities, Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing (a.k.a. KM), Learning and, since last year, Open Bus [read] Keywords: collaboration connections enterprise networking
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Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 10:26a   Luis Suarez
I guess it’s now a good time to resume my regular blogging activities, once again, don’t you think? After all, it’s been over three months since I last created a blog entry over here and I suppose I am very much overdue on it. Perhaps even more so to share across an explanation of where have I been in the last three months and venture into sharing some additional details on why I have gone through the longest blogging hiatus that I can remember over the last 10 years that I ha [read] Keywords: blogging networking
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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 4:42p   Luis Suarez
Earlier on in the week, my good friend, Eric Zigus, put together a rather thought provoking blog post that surely has got me thinking big time about the whole topic of adoption of Social / Open Business and about the different techniques that fellow practitioners get to employ to help other knowledge workers embrace new technologies, whatever those may well be. In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Eric comes forward to suggest that driving adoption through peer pressure, if done properly, could surel [read] Keywords: collaboration applications community email enterprise google network networking twitter
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Changing the World One Idea at a Time
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 4:43a   Luis Suarez
You know that summer is almost gone when September comes along in full force, work peaks up again a notch or two, and conference month kicks in. Pretty much like March, after the rather long winter months. I am not sure why, but it’s really interesting to see how both March and September themselves seem to be the busiest times of the year, at least, this year, in terms of public speaking and attending various different conference events over the course of a short couple of weeks.  So as [read] Keywords: notes twitter
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The Dangers of Mediocrity and The Power of the Dip
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 5:42a   Luis Suarez
One of the things that I have always enjoyed, and quite a bit, from the Social Web, and the different social networking tools out there, and the main reason why I keep coming back for more, is that no matter how much time may have just gone by, the good content, the golden gems, those pieces of reflection and insight that you know you are going to bump into over time they keep resurfacing time and time again, making the mere presence on social networking tools just worth it on its own. Earlier o [read] Keywords: collaboration blogging networking twitter
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Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 3:02p   Luis Suarez
It’s rather interesting to ponder how, over the course of years, us, consumers, have been asking traditional industries to move on with the times and enter the 21st century (of the Digital Era), so that they could embrace and apply different business models, than those they have been operating under over the course of last few decades, to make themselves profitable again, in order to meet, at the same time, their potential new reality: a smarter, interconnected, mobile, always-on consumer [read] Keywords: facebook mobile twitter
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Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 4:02a   Luis Suarez
One of the things that I got to appreciate quite a bit during the course of the summer vacation I took earlier on this month was having the opportunity for doing plenty of reflective thinking and one of the recurring themes that came up over and over again was that one of Leadership and how the role leadership itself is being transformed, in a now more complex than ever (business) world, thanks to the significant impact of digital technologies. Those of you who have been reading this blog for [read] Keywords: blogging twitter wiki
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The Innovation of Loneliness
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 4:02a   Luis Suarez
One of the really interesting things in the world of social networking is how every now and then you bump into a specific resource, an online video clip, a blog post, a mainstream news article, a dissertation or whatever else, that is just so thought-provoking and rather mind-boggling in challenging your own notion, experiences, know-how, skills and expertise on the topic of social networks that surely makes you think about your own experiences twice, to the point where it makes you pause and th [read] Keywords: networking twitter
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Should CEOs Blog?
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 5:02a   Luis Suarez
Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive. It’s just like the whole world is watching you for that first article and you just want to do things right. You certainly don’t want to look like a fool, never mind that feeling of being ridiculed by your peers if things don’t work out. You just can’t [read] Keywords: blogger blogging community google linkedin networking twitter
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Finding Time to Reflect while on Vacation
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 1:02p   Luis Suarez
Once again, it’s been nearly a couple of weeks since my last blog post over here on The Perks of Being an Early Riser  and I am sure at this point in time folks out there may be thinking that, once more, I have failed to keep up with restoring my social presence as I mentioned on that last article. Far from the truth, I am afraid. Over the last few days I have been doing something that I have been looking forward to for quite some time and that it’s always something that I can neve [read] Keywords: ibm laptop linkedin mobile network
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The Perks of Being an Early Riser
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 4:02a   Luis Suarez
I have been a remote knowledge (Web) worker for almost 10 years now (Back in November 2003, when I was still living in The Netherlands) and over the course of time, while I shifted from European based projects into worldwide ones I have been doing plenty of adjusting of work schedules to meet the demands of work and therefore become a night owl of sorts, but at the same time ensuring that work life integration is there, right from the start. It’s been an interesting journey all along and e [read] Keywords: connections ibm archive email integration networking office
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Digital Transformation – It’s Just The Beginning
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 4:09a   Luis Suarez
One of the interesting things that I have been exposed to over the course of time, specially, as more and more knowledge workers embark on their own journey of using social networking tools in a business context is how there seems to be this notion that we are almost done with that digital transformation. Meaning that those who have been using these social technologies for a while now feel like their work is done and dealt with in terms of that very same digital transformation. To them, it feels [read] Keywords: enterprise linkedin mobile network networking twitter
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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 1:42p   Luis Suarez
It has been nearly two weeks since the last post that I put over here in this blog, so I am sure that plenty of you folks out there may have been thinking I have been on holidays, or taking the typical summer break, and that at some point in time I may well be coming back to blogging on a regular basis, along with picking up my external social networking activities. Well, not really. I have just concluded, and be dealt with for good, I hope, what I think is the first time ever in my 13 years of [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging community email enterprise google integration networking social software twitter
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The Passion of The Explorer or The End of Your Great Career
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 3:22p   Luis Suarez
If a couple of days ago I was talking about job satisfaction, about happiness at work, that is, Arbejdsglæde, I think I am now ready to take things into the next level and declare, out loud and clear, how we may be running through that particular point in time where it may well be a good thing now to come to terms with the fact that you, too, will fail to have a great career. Get over it. Move on. Shocking, don’t you think? Well, what would you do about it? Keep trying? Really hard? Or g [read] Keywords: networking twitter
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Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 3:42p   Luis Suarez
I can’t remember when was the last time that I updated my Curriculum Vitae. Actually, that’s not accurate. Of course, I do. It was around beginning of 2009 and it surely sounds like ages ago! Either way, I can’t help going through a giggle or two every time folks ask me why don’t I update my resume more often, at least, for the sake of keeping it up to date. I keep responding back that I actually do update it on a regular basis. It’s just that for me the concept of [read] Keywords: connections blogging google network networking twitter
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Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 1:02p   Luis Suarez
For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. Yes, I know I may have well been one of the very few, but all along I have always felt that in terms of features, capabilities, blending of online and offline interactions and, above all, the deeper level of engagement in conversations is what made G+ special. Very special. Till a couple of days ago, where I discovere [read] Keywords: email enterprise facebook google networking profile twitter
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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 4:22p   Luis Suarez
After having just returned from another business trip to the US (Westford, MA, this time around, to participate on a client workshop on Social Business and Knowledge Management to figure out whether they could blend and become one and the same, but more on that one later on…), I guess it’s probably a good time now to share another blog post over here on that progress report around Life Without eMail, specially, after my last article on the topic, where I was mentioning what it was like g [read] Keywords: connections community email facebook google networking twitter
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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 1:02p   Luis Suarez
One of the things that I am continuing to find rather fascinating and intriguing altogether is how, time and time again, even now in 2013, I still keep bumping, every so often, into various different people who keep questioning the validity and (business) value of checking vanity pages, as they usually call them, when referring to social networking profiles from knowledge workers / practitioners. To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. A passing fad. A wonderful opportunity [read] Keywords: connections blogging email network networking twitter
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Blogging and Corporate Hippies by Luis Suarez
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 3:02p   Luis Suarez
You gotta love Twitter and those wonderfully inspiring serendipitous knowledge discoveries that it helps you bump into, time and time again, because most of the times they surely help you make up for whatever the tough situation(s) you may be going through. And bring you back on track, of course, to what your focus area(s) may well have been all along. Well, I have just had one of those the last couple of weeks (Which I am hoping to be able to blog out it at some point, since it’s still bu [read] Keywords: agent ibm application blogging email enterprise firefox javascript networking podcast twitter
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The Art of Adaptation Does Require Time
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 12:22p   Luis Suarez
I am not too sure what happened yesterday, but it looks like the previous blog post I wrote over here on Mastering the Art of Creativity in the Workplace dragged some massive traffic all around and for that I am very grateful. So thanks much to all of those folks who visited the blog and checked out that article. Well, today, I guess I am back for more! If on that article I talked about creativity and how it is being affected by both constraints and boundaries, I thought today it’s probab [read] Keywords: social software
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Mastering the Art of Creativity in the Workplace
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 5:42p   Luis Suarez
If you would ask me what’s that single component I keep missing within the corporate world more and more by the day to help enhance both the innovation and open knowledge sharing processes, amongst several others, I would venture to state that single one missing component would be creativity. I am sure you would all agree with me that creativity on its own is perhaps one of the most precious things we have, as human beings, and which makes us all, each and everyone of us, for that matter, [read] Keywords: collaboration linkedin twitter
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What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? – #SocBizChat
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 11:02a   Luis Suarez
Tweet Jams. Perhaps some of the most exhilarating, intriguing, mind-blowing, inspiring, and fast pacing online events out there on the Social Web that typically happen in a rather short time span, with hundreds of tweets, from a handful of top-notch really good quality experts on a given topic sharing generously with everyone their insights, experiences, know-how, practical hints and tips and whatever else. End-result? An adrenaline rush of new ideas, trends of thought, connections and a massive [read] Keywords: connections desktop enterprise interface mobile twitter
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Why Blogging Still Matters
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 5:42a   Luis Suarez
It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter. I still feel it is one of the very few pleasures out there on the Social Web, and still rather relevant, apparently. If I could, I would spend the whole day blogging away like crazy the several hundreds of i [read] Keywords: connections ibm blogging google networking twitter
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The Future of Open Business At Stake
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 8:23a   Luis Suarez
About a year ago, I put together an article where I was reflecting on the fact of how plenty of the early thinkers of Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. So I wondered where were they? Well, a year later, I think I may well know now where some of them are. Doing perhaps the very same thing that most of us would not have expected and find somewhat rather strange: getting their wor [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise integration networking sap social software twitter
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Open Business and The Power of Habit
Wed, Jun 19th 2013 2:09p   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a while you would remember how all along I have been insisting on the fact that for businesses to facilitate and adapt to that Social / Open Transformation technology is nothing more than just an enabler, it’s the icing on the cake, and how the key to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise there is nothing more than just acquiring a new set of behaviours, a new mindset, in short, a new core of good healthy habits to get things going on [read] Keywords: collaboration applications community email enterprise networking twitter
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The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 2:46p   Luis Suarez
Over the course of the last few years, and with the emergence (AND convergence) of social networking tools for business, cloud computing, big data and social analytics (amongst several other buzzwords and hyped concepts), we are starting to see that growing trend of shaping up one other key concept from today’s business world: our own economy. It seems to be it’s starting to take control of our collective mindset, of our conversations, of our interests and attention, to the point wh [read] Keywords: collaboration connections blogging development enterprise exchange exchange networking
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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 1 to 20 – (Back to Basics)
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 5:05a   Luis Suarez
You know that moment when you realise that everything you have done in the last 5 and a half years has not been really worth while at all and forces you to go through a massive hard reset, challenging your main core beliefs, in terms of what has motivated you quite a lot in this whole Social / Open [r]evolution space over the course of all of that time? Well, that is the “moment” I have just been experiencing in the last 20 weeks of Year 6 of “Life Without eMail” culminat [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging community email google networking profile twitter
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Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 2:09p   Luis Suarez
Last week at work was, perhaps, one of the most excruciating, rather annoying and frustrating weeks that I can remember in my 16 years of work with my current employer and it was not because of the sheer madness, rather hectic and busy work schedules, you know, those are business as usual and quite good fun still (Already having crossed through the second month on the new job!), but more because for the first time in a long while I got to experience what I think is the Achilles Heel for Knowled [read] Keywords: connections ibm blogging email network networking office wiki
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Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 3:23p   Luis Suarez
Social Analytics. Don’t you just love it? Oh, metrics, what would we do without you in the business world, right? They are the main reason, apparently, of our mere existence in a corporate environment. And, lately, attempting to measure the Return On Investment of Social / Open Business has been grabbing most of attention in the last 3 to 5 years, but perhaps for all of the wrong reasons altogether, since time and time again we just seem to keep focusing on “measuring what’s e [read] Keywords: enterprise linkedin networking twitter
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Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 3:25p   Luis Suarez
It looks like this is the year of Transformation, of Change, of Thinking Forward -out of the box- in terms of what may well be awaiting us in the next 5 to 10 years, within the corporate world, trying to figure out what next. Or, better said, where to next. You would remember how at the beginning of the year I decided, for myself, to start making the move away from Social Business into Open Business, and how, just recently, I also decided to move further along from driving adoption of Social Bu [read] Keywords: collaboration enterprise linkedin twitter
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Social Media and The Purpose to Serve
Mon, May 27th 2013 6:09a   Luis Suarez
If I were to highlight one of my favourite and preferred traits from the world of Social / Open Business and the single one that perhaps makes it all worth while the effort and energy spent on already, it would be that one from a concept that’s been out there for a while, since 1970, to be more precise, and which has been truly inspirational to me in terms of how I have lived Social Networking all along, ever since I first bumped into it a few years back. I have blogged about it several t [read] Keywords: google networking twitter wiki
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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation
Sun, May 26th 2013 2:05p   Luis Suarez
As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies. So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement [read] Keywords: connections ibm networking social software twitter wiki xml
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The Social Revolution – Remember Us
Thu, May 23rd 2013 5:25p   Luis Suarez
We live in rather interesting, intriguing, complex, uncertain and wonderful times. We surely do. We live in times of extreme negatives juxtaposing themselves with extreme positives. We live in times where the Social Web has become that amplifier of (global / local) events, of our passions, of our emotions, of an unnerving polarisation of opinions and beliefs, where tolerance, compassion, empathy and caring, some times, all shine for their absence. Just like in the real world. Where did we leave [read] Keywords: google
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The Future of Work by 2020
Wed, May 22nd 2013 6:06a   Luis Suarez
Fascinating topic, don’t you think? And here we are, still in 2013, and already thinking about what the workplace of the future would be like by 2020. Well, one thing for sure is that it won’t be anything like we have today or what we may have had over the course of the last 50 years. Even more, I am suspecting that over the course of time, if not happening already today, we are going to make a very healthy split between work and jobs. Because, you know, they are not the same, no mat [read] Keywords: enterprise integration linkedin mobile office twitter
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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings
Sat, May 18th 2013 2:07p   Luis Suarez
I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post, but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control, once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time. Attentio [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging email google linkedin networking office social software twitter
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Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration
Mon, May 13th 2013 5:09p   Luis Suarez
Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Something completely different to what we may have experienced so far in the last three to four years on living social for the sake of social, which is perhaps what we pretty much keep seeing today all over the place. Instead, I keep pondering about how we can transform and redefine the way we do business through our day to day workflow(s) and if there is an idea that keeps coming back stronger b [read] Keywords: collaboration email google instant messaging mac networking social software twitter wiki
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Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise
Sun, May 12th 2013 5:46p   Luis Suarez
Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. That worrying topic has been in my mind for quite a while, and, lately, even more so, specially, seeing how plenty of people continue to automate, even further along, their online digital footprints with the argument, amongst several others, that they have got to do it, because they just can’t find the time anymore to make it happen in a natural, authentic, self-driven manner. Yes, it happens. Yes, it’s a to [read] Keywords: connections ibm blogging email enterprise exchange exchange google networking social software twitter
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Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid
Thu, May 9th 2013 4:43p   Luis Suarez
Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. I know that this may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually rather accurate. While most folks keep enjoying their summer vacation, or a relatively quieter time anyway, my busyness increases a notch or two! And it’s actually quite fine. I have been enjoying it for a good few years already, more than anything else, because of a particular activity that helps me advan [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email google networking twitter
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Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement
Mon, May 6th 2013 3:24p   Luis Suarez
There have been a lot of people who, over the course of the last few months, have been asking me whatever happened to that initiative I started a while ago around ditching corporate email (Under the moniker “A World Without eMail“), since things seem to have been a bit quiet over here in this blog for a little while on that very same subject. Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? Did I get tired of it and moved back to email? Was the experiment a total failure? Did I get tir [read] Keywords: calendaring connections ibm archive community email google leak networking twitter wiki
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Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business
Fri, May 3rd 2013 1:45p   Luis Suarez
In a work context, I have always been fascinated by transparency. And, lately, even more about radical transparency. I have always believed that if we would have been, all along, a whole lot more transparent in what we do in the corporate business world, the vast majority of the problems that we are currently suffering from, including what I still think is at the #1 spot, Employee Engagement, all of these troubles would be a thing of the past. Yet, they keep lingering around, because, after al [read] Keywords: collaboration community google network networking twitter
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One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler
Thu, May 2nd 2013 6:05p   Luis Suarez
I cannot believe that, in just a few minutes from now, I will be celebrating the first month anniversary in my new job as the Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM and I hardly did notice how fast and furious it’s gone by. Goodness! One full month already?!? Where did April go? Even more important, what have I been up to during that time? Well, time for an update that I will try to summarise briefly with these few key words to then perhaps expand further along a single key point that has be [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm email linkedin network networking office twitter
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Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 4:49a   Luis Suarez
A couple of years back, Giovanni Rodriguez put together a guest blog post over a ReadWriteWeb on the topic of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption: Does It Have To Be So Hard? and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. Well, it should well be. If not, what is the point? What’s the challenge? Where is your vision? Where is the business value? What are your goals? Think of it, [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise twitter
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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 4:44a   Luis Suarez
Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities. As a starting point, the novelty effect has been huge altogether, because in these first two weeks I have been in the IBM CIO Organisation there has been a growing trend that I am finding it quite fascinati [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm community email enterprise networking social software
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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 9:28a   Luis Suarez
This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over. The long hiatus of silence is now a thing of the past. The soul-searching period is finished and dealt with. It is, at long last, official and I am now ready to announce it to the world! As you may remember from a previous blog post, I mentioned how late last year someone decided to move my cheese and how that turned around into becoming a very good opportunity for me to make the move into the next big thing. It’s been a rather interesting [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm blogging email enterprise network networking office social software twitter
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The Future Is Ours
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 5:25p   Luis Suarez
Now that I am, once again, back home, after another round of business trips, I just couldn’t help reflecting on the fact that, lately, over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, we seem to be going from extreme negatives to extreme positives and back. Somehow it’s starting to feel like being on a non-stop roller-coaster, and although I quite enjoy those rides, I am not too sure it’s something I would want to do on a permanent basis. Specially, getting expo [read] Keywords: blogging twitter
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The Sharing Experiment and The Kid Inside You
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 4:08p   Luis Suarez
If you would remember, a few months back, I put together this blog post on “Why Do I Share My Knowledge?“, where I reflected on the main reasons as to why I’m so keen myself on sharing my knowledge across out there openly and in a more or less transparent manner. I guess that’s what Open Business is all about. Whether for Learning, Helping Others, or Leaving a Legacy Behind. The interesting thing though is that perhaps the main reason why I have been sharing more of my [read] Keywords: blogging email google twitter
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IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History
Sun, Mar 17th 2013 5:09p   Luis Suarez
You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason. Last week, IBM hosted the Client Experience Jam from March 12th to March 15th, to commemorate not only the 10th year anniversary of the first IBM Vales Jam, but also to help redefine those very same values that were established back then in 2003. It’s really unimaginable that 10 years ago the company that has always been flagged as archaic, hierarch [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm email enterprise google networking twitter
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On the Road Again, on Another Special Day
Sun, Mar 17th 2013 4:06p   Luis Suarez
Today, March 17th 2013, is St. Patrick’s Day. So while the rest of the world has already embarked on a massive celebration (Happy St. Patrick’s Day, by the way!!), I am also celebrating something rather special, so I thought I would let folks out there know about it, since I keep getting asked time and time again. No, it’s *not* my birthday, as the Social Web keeps proclaiming to the world and beyond. Actually, I have lied on the Social InterWebs, because my birthday already to [read] Keywords: enterprise google networking twitter
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The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 2:03p   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit. Specially, when it’s abused left and right by HR departments and corporations alike, in general, as that magic bullet that will help address and fix the number #1 business problem of today’s corporate world: employee disengagement. Or put together in simpler terms: people no longer owning or caring for their work. Don’t take [read] Keywords: bug network networking twitter
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Solutions for An Ageing Population in the Era of Open Business
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 4:22p   Luis Suarez
If you look into the corporate world of today, I am sure you would be able to identify a whole bunch of rather cringing and devastating business problems that somehow we keep trying to solve, but fail miserably in the attempt. Issues like fraud, corruption, bribery, lack of morals and ethics, and what not, keep adding further up into providing perhaps one of the most dodgy business environments, with a rather profound econoclypse flavour, we ever had in recent history. Yet, somehow, I do feel t [read] Keywords: ibm facebook linkedin networking
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Johny and The Simple Truth of Service
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 11:05a   Luis Suarez
A few months back I put together a blog post over here where I highlighted the fact that Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service by pointing out one of my favourite experiences I went through when I went back, where I grew up, for the summer holidays, and enjoyed some of the most amazing morcilla. And for several days! Well, today I thought I would go ahead and venture to state that excelling customer experiences don’t need much of customer service either. And perhaps not much o [read] Keywords: ibm networking twitter wiki
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Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 9:45a   Luis Suarez
Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. That is, self-promoting your own content in your own blog that you may find scattered around all over the place (other blog posts, podcasts, vodcasts, webinars, seminars, online workshops, mainstream articles and so on and so forth). Somehow it just sounds a bit too meta. Perhaps it’s just me, but it’s [read] Keywords: ibm blogging enterprise google networking reservation twitter
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Pep Talk – Who Moved My Cheese?
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 2:05p   Luis Suarez
Once again, it’s been a little while now since my last blog post over here, and I am sure most of you folks may be wondering what have I been up to in the last couple of weeks, right?, specially, after returning from my last business trip to New York City on the week of February 11th. Well, if I were to tell you that loads of things have happened, that I have been embarking on a massive non-stop frenetic roller-coaster ride, some of which have had a significant direct impact on yours trul [read] Keywords: ibm blogging google networking twitter wiki
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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 9:45a   Luis Suarez
A couple of weeks back Laura Dinneen put together a rather interesting and insightful blog post on the topic of “Five Essential Qualities of a Social Business Champion” where she described, quite accurately, some of the various different traits Social Business Champions need to master and excel at if they would want to keep pushing the limits and change the way we do work nowadays and make it more social. That article got me thinking, of course, about my own role as a social busines [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm community email enterprise network networking twitter
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IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 4:25p   Luis Suarez
A couple of months ago, when my good friend and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson, came to talk to both my twin brother Luis Benitez and myself to participate at the IBM Connect 2013 conference event in Orlando, Florida, following the well known format of “Pardon The Interruption” we knew, back then, it was going to be a risky bet, one where we thought it was going to be rather a huge massive smash hit or just simply a notorious everlasting failure. Since all three of us do enjoy ch [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere email twitter wiki
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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 2:05p   Luis Suarez
As you may have noticed by now, the little experiment that I had in mind to go and play with while I was attending last week’s IBM Connect 2013 conference event in Orlando, Florida, didn’t work too well, not because of lacking the intention, the motivation or the energy for it, but mainly because I killed my voice on the first day of the event. On Sunday. Yikes! How unfortunate and what a bad timing, because I was really looking forward to exploring that new experiment I have bee [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere enterprise social software twitter
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Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 3:45p   Luis Suarez
And here we are! Nearly a couple of weeks since I started working again, after an extended holiday break, I’m on the road once more. First business trip of the year, and perhaps one of the most exciting ones that I can think of so far. As usual, it’s the yearly pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida, to attend IBM’s event of events in the space of Social Business and Social Collaboration, formerly known as Lotusphere, now morphed into IBM Connect 2013 (Check out the stunning agenda [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere networking twitter
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Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 4:25p   Luis Suarez
A few days back my good friend, the always inspiring and thought provoking, Dan Pontefract, put together a rather interesting blog post which is just a beautiful story of a conversation he recently had that I could see myself behave and react pretty much in the same way that he did. In “Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!, are blocking the use of social networking tools for their employees, so that t [read] Keywords: collaboration notes community desktop enterprise facebook mobile networking security twitter
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IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 6:45a   Luis Suarez
On January 20th 1997, while I was holidaying in The Netherlands, I started my adventure into the corporate world with a new job at IBM, as a Customer Support Representative for the Mainframe. 16 years later that adventure continues, and big time!, still having just as much fun as I did in Day One. So much so that later on this week I will begin tasting the Joy of Business Travelling, once again, and that this year is going to take me to a good number of countries and continents I haven’t v [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm notes network networking twitter
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Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 1:45p   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a while now you would know how, all along, I haven’t been very much in favour about supporting the argument of the digital / generations divide or the distinction of various different generations at work, whether baby boomers, Gen-Xers, Gen-Yers or whatever else. However, and with that said, I do realise how each and everyone of those generations do really bring up a tremendous amount of diversity into the workplace with their own habits and unique mi [read] Keywords: google twitter
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Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 3:05p   Luis Suarez
Not long ago I mentioned over here in this blog how one of the many reasons why I went through that extended blogging hiatus towards the end of 2012 was due to a rather intense business travelling schedule that took me on a tour of several different European countries to participate, as a speaker, on various conference events, customer meetings, enablement workshops and so forth. Intense is probably the right word to describe what it was like, but another one that I can think about would be memo [read] Keywords: notes blogging email exchange exchange networking social software twitter
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Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 5:25p   Luis Suarez
Over the course of the last few years, there have been a good number of occasions where, when working with fellow colleagues, customers or business partners, plenty of knowledge workers kept asking me what would be the best way for them to get started with their own adoption efforts of social software, both inside and outside of the firewall, so that it wouldn’t be too painful, but at the same time they wouldn’t lag behind too much in the attempt. They just wanted to have a jumpstart [read] Keywords: enterprise facebook google linkedin network networking social software
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The Cultural Impact of The Future of You
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 1:45p   Luis Suarez
Over at Harvard Business Review Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has put together, just recently, a rather interesting and relevant article on The Future of You that clearly highlights three rather intriguing career suggestions for knowledge workers out there for the new year to carry out, if they would want to raise their visibility, demonstrate their subject matter expertise and build their social eminence effectively in a social world infested with perhaps far too much noise. The article itse [read] Keywords: ibm development enterprise network networking twitter
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Jazz and the New Models of the Enterprise
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 10:05a   Luis Suarez
Over the course of the last few years there have been plenty of metaphors that people out there have been making use of to describe the transformation the traditional world of the enterprise is going through with the emergence of social networking tools to help improve the effectiveness of how we collaborate and share our knowledge across. Some of them have been incredibly helpful in describing how we are moving away from that traditional taylorism method of managing businesses top down driven b [read] Keywords: enterprise network networking twitter
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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 11:05a   Luis Suarez
Continuing further with that new influx of shorter blog posts over here on this blog and since, lately, I seem to spend plenty of time, effort and energy on becoming a better public speaker doing plenty of reading, rehearsing and learning from those who do it best, I keep bumping into rather interesting resources on doing presentations right: engaging, inspiring, interactive, passionate, involving and rather energising, so I do love learning along the way not just with practice, which we all kn [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm blogging twitter
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2013 – The Year of Social HR
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:45a   Luis Suarez
Earlier on in the year, while doing some casual reading out there on the Web around HR related topics and how it’s been impacted by the world of Social, now that it’s become my new focus area around Open Business, I bumped into an article at Forbes that clearly reminded me how we may not have learned much in the last 18 years around knowledge sharing, collaboration, connecting and building personal business relationships through digital tools and the overall concept of social network [read] Keywords: agent collaboration blogging development enterprise google networking social software twitter
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2013 – The Year of Social HR
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:45a   Luis Suarez
Earlier on in the year, while doing some casual reading out there on the Web around HR related topics and how it’s been impacted by the world of Social, now that it’s become my new focus area around Open Business, I bumped into an article at Forbes that clearly reminded me how we may not have learned much in the last 18 years around knowledge sharing, collaboration, connecting and building personal business relationships through digital tools and the overall concept of social network [read] Keywords: agent collaboration blogging development enterprise google networking social software twitter
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Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 1:05p   Luis Suarez
And, finally, after “Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge” and “[…] – A Commitment“, here’s the last article of the series, where I will be focusing on “An Opportunity” for Social Business in 2013 (and beyond), more than anything else by touching base on a deeper level on what I covered at both of those blog entries and what I have been experiencing and reflecting upon myself over the course of the last year or two. This piece would also [read] Keywords: collaboration blogging enterprise linkedin networking twitter wiki
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Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 2:25p   Luis Suarez
Before we move further on in trying to address the final conclusions I shared on a recent blog post under the heading Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge, I thought I would go ahead commenting further first on that third piece from that recent CMSWire article that I published earlier on, where I talked about perhaps one of the most important, key concepts for Social Business to thrive in 2013 and beyond: A Commitment. More than anything else, because over the course of the last few mon [read] Keywords: enterprise networking social software
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Create Slides People Will Remember by Nancy Duarte
Sun, Jan 6th 2013 6:46a   Luis Suarez
If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would know how one of the various different things that I keep trying to do, but fail miserably, struggling all along, is to embark myself into writing over here relatively shorter blog posts versus the rather lengthy essays that seem to have been more of the norm all along. Don’t take me wrong. Somehow the vast majority of you folks seem to enjoy those lengthy articles quite a bit, since blog traffic tripled throughout 2012 fr [read] Keywords: twitter
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Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 1:05p   Luis Suarez
While I was pondering further along preparing my coming back to blogging I just couldn’t help reflecting on a good number of the various different articles that I have posted over here in the last few months, some of them exposing, quite frankly, perhaps too bluntly, at times, some of the various different challenges that Social Business, still today in 2013, keeps facing in order to provoke that massive business transformation we have all been anticipating for quite a bit. And it looks [read] Keywords: ibm blogging email enterprise facebook google instant messaging linkedin networking social software twitter
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Sacred Economics in a Gift Economy
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 1:02p   Luis Suarez
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Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 10:22a   Luis Suarez
#leftcontainerBox { float:left; position: fixed; top:40%; left:60px; z-index:1; background-color:#FFFFFFF} #leftcontainerBox .buttons { float:left; clear:both; margin:4px 4px 4px 4px; width:55px; height:60px; padding-bottom:2px; } #bottomcontainerBox { float:left; height:30px; width:100%; background-color:#FFFFFFF} #bottomcontainerBox .buttons { float:left; height:30px; width:85px; margin:4px 4px 4px 4px; } One of my favourite topics du jour is that one of the Future of Work and, more sp [read] Keywords: collaboration css enterprise google networking office social software twitter
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Restoring the Human in Humanity by Simon Sinek
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 5:42p   Luis Suarez
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Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 11:02a   Luis Suarez
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