Leadership

New Book: The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy

I’m very proud to announce the publication of an eBook that I co-authored with Brian Solis, entitled “The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy.” Based on research as well as real-world experience with our clients, Brian and I found that there are common characteristics of successful social business strategies, the most important one being a …

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How To Create A Successful Social Business

Are you a social business? By this, I mean are you aligning your social strategy to business goals? In a new Altimeter Group Report, “The Evolution of Social Business,” my co-author Brian Solis and I found that this was not the case. Only 34% of businesses we surveyed felt that their social strategy was connected …

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Obama vs Romney in Social Media: Who’s Using It Best?

[crosslinked from LinkedIn] As someone steeped in social media, I’ve been watching each of the presidential campaigns closely to see how they are using social media well — or not. [Disclosure: I worked on Obama’s campaign in 2008 and have donated to it this election season. I also went to the same high school and business …

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Beyond the IPO: Ten Implications of a Public Facebook

By Susan Etlinger, Charlene Li and Rebecca Lieb The run-up to Facebook’s IPO reminds me a bit of a wedding: everyone’s attention is on the big day (expected to be Friday May 18), without much regard for the weeks, months and years afterward. Charlene Li, Rebecca Lieb and I sat down to discuss some of …

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Jerry Yang’s departure signals a New Day for Yahoo!, the passing of an era for Tech

My first reaction to the news that Jerry Yang is leaving Yahoo! was that this was the passing of an era. I first met Jerry in 1994 when he was still a PhD student at Stanford, before he and David Filo left to run Yahoo! full time. Through bubbles and two economic downturns, Jerry has …

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Predictions Social Business in 2012, Part III: Transforming Your Organization

This is the last of three posts I’m writing on predictions and priorities for Social Business in 2012. You can read the first and second prediction posts for more context. Prediction #3: Connected leaders and employees will create sustained competitive advantages through a culture of sharing. This year will see some companies pull ahead of …

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Last chance to enter the Open Leadership Awards (plus a bonus)

A final reminder that the Open Leadership Awards submission process is drawing to a close. There were some problems with the Web site and submission details, so we are extending the deadline to Monday, September 13th at 6pm Pacific Time for submissions. And I’m offering a special bonus to the first three organizations to submit …

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Win a Free Meeting with Charlene Li

Update: This contest is closed and winners have been contacted. Thanks so much to those who participated! I’m thrilled that my new book, “Open Leadership”, was recently named #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.To celebrate, I’m giving away five one-hour meetings (in person* or on the phone). You can use this meeting to …

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Join me at Clearvale SecondFloor speaking event, August 18th

Please join me for an evening discussion at the Clearvale SecondFloor speaker series on Wednesday, August 18th at 5pm in Redwood City, CA. I’ll be doing a general Q&A and also discussing the “Open Leadership” book. (The date for the event was originally set for July 14th but I had to move it because of …

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