Time to play catch up for all of you returning home from the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. Check out what you've missed this past week.
1. The always insightful Deb Lavoy dares to suggest that we all have a little Steve Jobs inside of us, if we are willing to define clear goals and think hard, in her piece Steve Jobs Did NOT Predict the Future. He Invented It
You can’t predict the future, but you can make it happen — if you have two tools at your disposal. The first is a willingness to take small steps and learn aggressively from them. The second — and this is the very most superlatively important thing — you must know what you are trying to achieve. You must have that durable internal guide that enables you to make good decisions and to understand their consequences." Read more
2. Sure to touch a nerve with the over-40 crowd, or with anyone who is ever thinking of looking for a job again, Stephen Fishman tackles a recent controversial article on hiring practices and points to what the true criteria should be in Earth to Inge: Your Employees Don't Need You!
"High performing, high quality talent is the rare gem. If high performing, high quality talent was the plentiful commodity, then by definition it would not be high performing, it would be average. Screening first on superfluous factors like age before rare factors like talent is a sure fire way to miss the valuable gems. Read more
3. Co-authors William Band and Kate Leggett use their backgrounds in Forrester Research to offer clear reasons why now is the time to adopt a strategic approach towards your social customer relationship management and offer some tips to get started in Social CRM is Not a Strategy - But You Do Need A Strategy To Succeed
In fact, Forrester’s Social Technographics studies indicate that 68 percent of B2C consumers and 80 percent of B2B customers fall into the “spectator” category, which consists of people who read comments, ratings and reviews posted on social media sites. Your brand is now under constant scrutiny 24 hours a day." Read more.
- Customer Experience Meets Classical Systems Development from Barry Schaeffer
- The Four Types of Collaboration Deployments from Jacob Morgan (@jacobm)
- How Data Analysis Helped Obama Win from Gerry McGovern (@gerrymcgovern)
- The Metadata Lifecycle for Digital Content from David Diamond (@damsurvival)
- Interview: Mark Fidelman on How Creativity, Innovation and Golf Relate to Social Business from Blake Landau (@blakelandau)
- Emerging Trends for Enterprise Technology from Kimberly Samuelson (@ecmchick)
- Facebook Launches Social Job Search: A Good Idea? from Virginia Backaitis
- Rebuttal: Open Source DAM Solutions - Like Buying a Cake or Buying a Car? from Ralph Windsor (@daydreamuk)
- Thoughts on the Future of Collaboration From Yammer Co-founder Adam Pisoni from David Coleman (@dcoleman100)
- Chasing Social Reach: Want to Play Follow the Leader? from Scott K. Wilder (@skwilder)
- Four Advanced Personalization Techniques to Improve Customer Web Experience from Dan Darnell
Bonus! All SharePoint, All the Time
- A Few of My Favorite Things in SharePoint 2013 #spc12 from Jennifer Mason (@jennifermason)
- Building a Social Platform with SharePoint and Yammer at Nationwide Insurance #spc12 from Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet)
- Overview of e-Discovery Across the Microsoft Office Platform #spc12 from Mike Ferrara (@mikecferrara)
- SharePoint 2013 - Planning a Search Strategy from Mike Doane (@intranetfocus)
- Summary of: Planning for the Lifecycle of Your SharePoint 2013 Website #spc12 from Frederik Leksell (@letstalkgov)
- Project 2013 - A Few Surprises Under the Covers #spc12 from Jennifer Mason (@jennifermason)
- Summary of: Reducing Organizational Risk Through Effective Information Management #spc12 from Frederik Leksell (@letstalkgov)
- Summary of: Achieving Organizational Buy-In to Transform Your Enterprise #spc12 from Frederik Leksell (@letstalkgov)
- Finally - It's All About Us! Thoughts from the SharePoint Conference Keynote #spc12 from Jennifer Mason (@jennifermason)
- Summary of: Creating Your Brand in SharePoint 2013 On-Premises or In the Cloud #spc12 from Frederik Leksell (@letstalkgov)
- What's New in Enterprise Content Management for SharePoint 2013 #spc12 from Mike Ferrara (@mikecferrara)
- SharePoint 2013: A Small Piece of a Greater Puzzle #spc12 from Jennifer Mason (@jennifermason)
- Endangered Species: The Corporate Intranet
- Think Digital Marketing Technology: Think ... Microsoft?
- Multitasking? You're Killing Yourself for Nothing
- Forget Intranets, Give Me an ESN
- Microsoft's New BI Tool Plays Nice, Even With 3rd Party Vendors
- Are These Vendors the Best at Social Media Monitoring?
- Will Office 365 Destroy Consulting?