Link to Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn (video)

Reid Hoffman talks about LinkedIn: past, present & future.

Last night we had the final review of the book The World is Flat. This book by Thomas Friedman outlines how globalization is allowing for new and flexible business models. This book can be a blueprint of sorts for online businesses and the overriding message is to operate with as much expertise as you can …

Link to Keiichi Matsuda, Augmented City (video)

This video was recently presented at  London’s 3D Film Festival at the Barbican. The creator, Keiichi Matsuda is an architect/film maker and understands that the concept of city extends beyond the physical space. Enjoy!

Link to oneforty improves search and browsing (video)

For those of you that don’t know what oneforty is; it’s a search engine focused on the Twitter application landscape. They’ve recently improved their search/browsing and here’s a video outlining the improvements. oneforty a great resource.

When I talk with businesses and students about the latest mobile marketing methods, they tend to feel like the potential is all over the map (no pun intended) and I thought it would be good to categorize these offerings for the sake of clarity, as we move into the new hyper-local world. Opportunities – These …

Last Monday we had students present the following readings; Wikinomics, The Cluetrain Manifesto and Getting Real. It’s amazing to me how well Cluetrain has held up after being in print for 10+ years. Wikinomics was written in 2006 and Getting Real was written a while ago. One of the students commented on how long ago …

Back in May, I emailed a friend of mine from Brazil, about the graph below and asked him: what is up with Brazilians?!?!? His response is as follows: Brazil had an early start adopting the internet and in fact, over the years developed a strong internet culture and environment. It has local internet companies and …

Link to Ethan Zuckerman on cultural globalization (TED Talk)

Bridge Figures & Xenophiles (like Dahni Jones!) burst the filter bubble!

I finally finished Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh which is a book about Zappos. I read most of it and then stopped short of finishing by about 60 pages and then let it sit there for one month. Not smart. From what I remember of the beginning of …

Tonight we had Tim Glennie, Managing Partner at BridgeView IT, come in and talk about all things regarding human capital management. Tim has been in the IT recruiting field for many moons and is excellent at what he does. What he does exactly is find the right people (skill set/culture) for the job and when …