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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 6 events

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Social Media Today144,626*Does Social Business Make Sense?* _Not just for people but for the organizations as well?_ *Social Business is the focus of every business owner and CEO.* As we transition to a world of people, connections and relationships where advertising and traditional marketing do not work like they used to, the trend is to reposition a business to work harder for its employees, better with its customers and for its community. When the traditional model of a business gives us some very strong, clearly defined guidelines, driven by the irrefutable logic of the balance sheet, *does it make much sense to really talk about social business?* Is it a distraction? *And if not, can there be a workable path that can transition a legacy business to a modern, social one?* Discussing some of the key questions will be TEDx speaker and author @105103058358743760661. *A former Microsoft executive and a thought leader in the field of technology, people and organizations,* Gideon will be sharing some of his insights with us. Hosting the discussion will be @115620878851836664537  with @102000982871890720967  and at the controller's helm, making sure that everything runs smoothly will be @100470926227322431614 with @115000108263064481690. *Don't forget to join the conversation!* We want your questions, highlights, and feedback prior to, during, and after the event so make sure to tweet @socialmedia2day using the hashtag #SMTPowerTalk  or leave us comments on the Google+ or YouTube event pages! Let's get this conversation started!Does Social Business Make Sense?2015-01-22 18:00:00208 
Reinventors Network804,416Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join @116416314233992548280 , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now. We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: @108234610138016658041 , Non-fiction author and historian of technology @107791637874069639914 , CEO of Cycorp @109232706375076896189 , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator @104810569466427874748 , CEO of Bottlenose @104401121686781166984 , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon @116425013055966487482 , Founder of Serial Metrics See more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00222 
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host @103911563591974976562  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities. *We are taking your questions* Submit your questions in the comments for a chance to have @111480413428119678209 relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout!  The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.           For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.    THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.             Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.   With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience. ------------ #physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefutureofthemind   #business  SOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0064 
Yifat Cohen72,717*Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism?* What does it even mean?!? _This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends._ Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. *Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.* *SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?* Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. *It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others.*  *WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TO* Capitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China. Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers. Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size. Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning. Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind. Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws. *WHO IS STEVEN?* Developing B2B startups at @109499489972846579596  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book @116385844146363178305 and Forbes column.  --------------------- #hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   #economy   #goodbusiness   #amazon   #fortune500   #gplusgotogal  How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046 
Yifat Cohen72,717*Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.* _This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and invite_ Have you noticed the date? *Today the world is ending.* And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing. *Everything you know*, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - *is no longer true*. *IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS* @116901017556394771817 is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online.  He'll show you why the *money is no longer in the list* How the conversation have moved from one-to-many to *many-to-many* How you can *broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sites* And most of all - *how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.* *BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?* His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk.  Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.   Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006. These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years. He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, @112439370122733503773  @105578574150809713602 and @113217646903708244617 (4-Hr Work Wk) Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few. *As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home*, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0059 
Yifat Cohen72,717*How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.* We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it? When @105103058358743760661 spoke at DreamForce he saw *a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.* *ENGAGE OR DIE.* In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with @105103058358743760661   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done.  Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0064 

Gideon Rosenblatt has been shared in 567 public circles

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Ruta a la Patagonia19,767┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v12 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v12 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:   +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-02-20 21:19:43501227
Noah Wesley19,929Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359333
martin shervington940,136Circle of appreciation.Thank you all for being a part of my life over the past year. It's been an incredible ride, living across three continents and pushing the projects forward with your support. Back in California once more I realise how far we have come together. Keep enjoying the waves, and have a great weekend, one and all.2015-02-14 17:47:3319316124
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5652015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3D printing#ArtificialIntelligence#Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal#Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon#OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar#Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources2015-02-09 01:42:39492001
George Clark15,296Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:*1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-02-05 06:07:22430011
New Online Dramas14,877Most View and Commenting Circle Ever  #circleshare #circleoftheday  2015-02-01 12:06:14167123
John Sean12,158This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-31 07:30:48368161631
Noah Wesley18,427This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-28 07:55:31468355
Mariana Lopez de Waard23,530Via +John Wood Thank you :) This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-01-22 08:29:014627611
John Wood26,953This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Funny #Software #Solar #Startup #SystemsThinking #Teaching #bigdata #Technology #tsunami #Transformation #Transplendence #Trust #Water #WaterResources #pharmacognosy #love #WavePower #Web #tsu #WebAnalytics #clinical #Wind #Addcircle #addcircles #tsunation #addfriends #Addpeople #cvd #awesomecircle #awesomepeople #circle #circleoftheday #food 2015-01-22 06:44:15462485185
GuruOmBha1,393This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2015-01-09 18:57:24419011
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233011
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500005
Becky Collins20,667Mobile Marketing Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-26 05:30:104645516
Ardi Santoso273share my circle again2014-12-24 06:14:04412104
Neil Bailey5,146If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-22 07:02:43494342469
Doris Scott284#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:56:51501103
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:4347814420
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397686382
Brian Mcquillan13,393New Public CircleThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.1. Follow/Add our page(this is needed in order for us to add you to the circle).2. Share the circle publicly.3. (Optional) if you would like to be include in a more specialized circle click on this link #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #awesomecircle  #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople2014-11-11 08:27:25464131433
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Herb Firestone68,143Google Plus Engagers On TSUFollow Friday | Halloween, 2014!To Be Included In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:1. Plus and Re-share this post2. Add your TSU url in the comments below3. Follow me on both G+ and TSU if you haven't already. https://www.tsu.co/HerbFirestoneTo Remain In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:*Please do the same.If you wish to be removed please let me know by direct message.If you are not yet a member of the following awesome TSU G+ Communities, check them out and join one or more.TSU Strategy, Tips and Networkinghttps://plus.google.com/communities/108690489746900386612TSU Guruhttps://plus.google.com/communities/102413179503907741224TSU Open Networkershttps://plus.google.com/communities/117313545208700875407 #tsu   #googleplusengagers   #engagers   #tsuengagers   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #halloweencircle   #engagerscircles  2014-10-31 19:56:01130000
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500493656
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:164914712
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463107
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187618
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433065
martin shervington601,579'Plus Your Business Academy' Founding Members Circle! Thank you to everyone who is involved as either a participant, mentor or partner. We have almost completed the first round of Trailblazers and are getting ready for the Pathfinder program to launch in September.So much going on and it would have come together without you all :DOnwards my friends!p.s. I've added myself and the PYB page into this circle too as I wanted to be part of this one.2014-08-22 11:40:0515844976
Amanda Franzen9,091Super Friends CircleIf you received this in your notifications, you are in the circle.  Just share it and add it if you like!My friends in this circle are active users with great personalities!2014-08-19 19:44:55496103
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500306
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Maria Morisot37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008193128
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Chris Cota27,975The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-07-02 19:58:0750011521
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499302

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2015-01-27 15:32:21 (59 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Though a joy to write, this one is hard for me to share because it may stir some unintended controversy. Within the frame of the evolution of our relationship with technology, I broach the question of soul.

This is not the typical perspective with which artificial intelligence is explored, except perhaps in works of fiction. I have no interest in pushing some particular religious or other view of the soul; my goal is simply to ask the question: "what if the soul were real after all, and we simply ignored it in our quest for artificial intelligence?"

#artificialintelligence   #ai   #soul  

Most reshares: 30

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2015-02-14 02:06:43 (10 comments, 30 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Love. Love. Love. 
Love. Love. Love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

#valentines  

Most plusones: 105

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2015-02-02 16:34:16 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Google Now is going to be getting way more useful and interesting now that the company had opened it up to third-party apps.

Search is morphing into a knowledge platform.

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2015-02-26 18:19:36 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Starting in about 40 minutes!  +martin shervington and I will be talking about the intersection between business as a force for good and the impact of technology - particularly automation and artificial intelligence. Should be a fun, interesting jam. 

This Thursday!
On this week's show I am delighted to be joined by someone I have great respect for when it comes to business,+Gideon Rosenblatt.
We will discuss the 'intersection of technology and business as a force for good' - 'Social Business'.

What else?
Will it be funny too, you are asking? Well, maybe! We will discuss Amazon's drone delivery system, and whether we need to leave the house by 2035!

And there will be PYB Academy tips and some special shout outs to community members too. Hope to see you there. It is going to be a great ride...___Starting in about 40 minutes!  +martin shervington and I will be talking about the intersection between business as a force for good and the impact of technology - particularly automation and artificial intelligence. Should be a fun, interesting jam. 

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2015-02-26 01:13:39 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Embedded Knowledge

Through most of our history, we’ve embedded our knowledge in our minds and bodies through various types of human memory. The invention of symbols and writing eventually gave us a way to embed that knowledge into something else. In a way, our history is a history of that ‘something else.’

Knowledge management experts like to divide knowledge into two categories: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is experience-based knowledge – things we know, but don’t really know how we know – like riding a bike, speaking a language or playing the guitar. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is articulated. We embed explicit knowledge in written rules, procedures – and increasingly, in software. We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicitknowledge in ... more »

Embedded Knowledge

Through most of our history, we’ve embedded our knowledge in our minds and bodies through various types of human memory. The invention of symbols and writing eventually gave us a way to embed that knowledge into something else. In a way, our history is a history of that ‘something else.’

Knowledge management experts like to divide knowledge into two categories: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is experience-based knowledge – things we know, but don’t really know how we know – like riding a bike, speaking a language or playing the guitar. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is articulated. We embed explicit knowledge in written rules, procedures – and increasingly, in software. We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

We embed tacit knowledge in memory and explicit knowledge in information systems.

Though the relationship between these two forms of knowledge is complex, the story of human civilization is an accelerating conversion of implicit knowledge into explicit knowledge.

And we’re just getting started.

Working on a new piece that should be pretty interesting and it brought me back to this earlier thinking on humanity's efforts to transform tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. 

More: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/knowledge-and-artificial-intelligence/

#knowledge   #ai  ___

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2015-02-25 05:37:26 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Conflicting claims over the health implications of Augmented Reality displays from Magic Leap and Microsoft. It is possible we will know more about the substance of these claims within the next several months, once details are released. For now, it seems more posturing without real substance.

The good news is that this is likely to raise flags earlier than might have otherwise happened without this - and that is likely to generate a harder look at potential health effects.

Conflicting claims over the health implications of Augmented Reality displays from Magic Leap and Microsoft. It is possible we will know more about the substance of these claims within the next several months, once details are released. For now, it seems more posturing without real substance.

The good news is that this is likely to raise flags earlier than might have otherwise happened without this - and that is likely to generate a harder look at potential health effects.___

2015-02-25 00:15:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Mashup: Technology & Business as Force for Good

This Thursday, +martin shervington and I will be hashing out some of the connections between technology and business as a force for good in the world.

Having trouble seeing that connection? Well, come join us for this +Plus Your Business! event as we dig into an interesting topic while trying to have some fun along the way. 

This Thursday!
On this week's show I am delighted to be joined by someone I have great respect for when it comes to business,+Gideon Rosenblatt.
We will discuss the 'intersection of technology and business as a force for good' - 'Social Business'.

What else?
Will it be funny too, you are asking? Well, maybe! We will discuss Amazon's drone delivery system, and whether we need to leave the house by 2035!

And there will be PYB Academy tips and some special shout outs to community members too. Hope to see you there. It is going to be a great ride...___Mashup: Technology & Business as Force for Good

This Thursday, +martin shervington and I will be hashing out some of the connections between technology and business as a force for good in the world.

Having trouble seeing that connection? Well, come join us for this +Plus Your Business! event as we dig into an interesting topic while trying to have some fun along the way. 

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2015-02-23 22:33:39 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

If you have a little bit of time and want to take a very interesting romp through a slightly different way of thinking about human impact on the planet, I recommend you read this post on Ello by +Edward Morbius. 

For me, I found myself transported a bit beyond my normal, human perspective on the nature of our problems, helping me to see ourselves as just one in a series of lifeforms on Earth that have been able to shape things on a planetary scale - and sometimes with a very self-destructive impact.

This post got me thinking quite deeply about one of its central premises: 

Life evolves through random variation and a selection pressure to maximize power throughput.

I'm still digesting this, actually, and attempting to connect it to some additional thoughts I've been having of late about money as abstraction of physical energy and power. But enough of thatf... more »

If you have a little bit of time and want to take a very interesting romp through a slightly different way of thinking about human impact on the planet, I recommend you read this post on Ello by +Edward Morbius. 

For me, I found myself transported a bit beyond my normal, human perspective on the nature of our problems, helping me to see ourselves as just one in a series of lifeforms on Earth that have been able to shape things on a planetary scale - and sometimes with a very self-destructive impact.

This post got me thinking quite deeply about one of its central premises: 

Life evolves through random variation and a selection pressure to maximize power throughput.

I'm still digesting this, actually, and attempting to connect it to some additional thoughts I've been having of late about money as abstraction of physical energy and power. But enough of that for now; there is more than enough in this post to keep your mind fully occupied. ___

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2015-02-21 15:00:33 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Newest issue of YES!: Together with Earth

So-called modern progress has depended on exploiting the Earth’s resources as if they had no end. We’ve lost touch with the ancient wisdom that we are partners with Earth and all life on it. Now is the time to reclaim our sacred connection with Earth, and to think deeply, radically, and personally about the best ways to keep this planet—and its millions of species—alive.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/peek-inside

Newest issue of YES!: Together with Earth

So-called modern progress has depended on exploiting the Earth’s resources as if they had no end. We’ve lost touch with the ancient wisdom that we are partners with Earth and all life on it. Now is the time to reclaim our sacred connection with Earth, and to think deeply, radically, and personally about the best ways to keep this planet—and its millions of species—alive.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/peek-inside___

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2015-02-21 05:28:39 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

reddit donates 10% of ad revenues to social causes

reddit just seems to keep changing the rules of what to expect. Now this: 

For 2014 we decided to “decimate” our ad revenues to support the goals and causes of the entire community. That means for every $10 in ad revenue we received, we would be splitting $1 equally between 10 charities selected by our community.

We closed the books on 2014 and our total ad revenue was $8,276,594.93. Meaning we are donating $827,659.49! 10 charities chosen by our community will each receive $82,765.95.

http://www.redditblog.com/2015/02/reddit-donate-10-of-our-2014.html


#reddit   #goodbusiness  

reddit donates 10% of ad revenues to social causes

reddit just seems to keep changing the rules of what to expect. Now this: 

For 2014 we decided to “decimate” our ad revenues to support the goals and causes of the entire community. That means for every $10 in ad revenue we received, we would be splitting $1 equally between 10 charities selected by our community.

We closed the books on 2014 and our total ad revenue was $8,276,594.93. Meaning we are donating $827,659.49! 10 charities chosen by our community will each receive $82,765.95.

http://www.redditblog.com/2015/02/reddit-donate-10-of-our-2014.html


#reddit   #goodbusiness  ___

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2015-02-20 19:32:16 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

How to Meet an Alien (Intelligence)

This is retired NASA astronaut, Dr. Daniel T. Barry talking about how we might create intelligence in order to understand our own. Building an alien intelligence so that we can talk to it. This is one of the best takes I've seen on some of the core questions I have about many of our current approaches to building human-level intelligence in machines. 

"...what we call intelligence and think of as intellect has all these underlays of emotion, and perception and movement. Most people think of intellect as the place to start, and I would suggest that intellect is the place you end up."

Why would a sea squirt eat its own brain once it reached a developmental stage where it no longer moves, in other words, where it shifts behaviorally from an animal to a plant? Creatures that don't move don't have brains. more »

How to Meet an Alien (Intelligence)

This is retired NASA astronaut, Dr. Daniel T. Barry talking about how we might create intelligence in order to understand our own. Building an alien intelligence so that we can talk to it. This is one of the best takes I've seen on some of the core questions I have about many of our current approaches to building human-level intelligence in machines. 

"...what we call intelligence and think of as intellect has all these underlays of emotion, and perception and movement. Most people think of intellect as the place to start, and I would suggest that intellect is the place you end up."

Why would a sea squirt eat its own brain once it reached a developmental stage where it no longer moves, in other words, where it shifts behaviorally from an animal to a plant? Creatures that don't move don't have brains. 

Movement comes first, then perception that allows for purposeful movement. Emotion is the integration of these perceptions in order to modulate our movements. 

In other words, in our search for more advanced, or perhaps I should say, conscious, artificial intelligence, we cannot afford to ignore the body or our emotions.

More thoughts on why artificial emotional intelligence matters:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/artificial-emotional-intelligence/

#emotionalintelligence   #ai   #artificialintelligence  ___

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2015-02-20 00:34:06 (36 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Ello Update

As it stands, Ello is the nice small town of the internet: It's friendly and welcoming when you know everyone, but a bewildering place to walk into as an outsider. The trick going forward will be for Budnitz and company to scale up and get rid of the bugs and hiccups while maintaining everything the current user base likes about the site.

That core of fans is what matters right now, and they're a huge part of the site's direction. "We release features to small groups first to make sure they don't fuck up how Ello works, then to everyone once we know they're right," said Budnitz. This spring, according to Budnitz, will see the launch of Ello's app, and the site will cease being invite-only "whenever we're sure it's time."

In the meantime, Ello continues to grow, slowly and away from the public spotlight,... more »

Ello Update

As it stands, Ello is the nice small town of the internet: It's friendly and welcoming when you know everyone, but a bewildering place to walk into as an outsider. The trick going forward will be for Budnitz and company to scale up and get rid of the bugs and hiccups while maintaining everything the current user base likes about the site.

That core of fans is what matters right now, and they're a huge part of the site's direction. "We release features to small groups first to make sure they don't fuck up how Ello works, then to everyone once we know they're right," said Budnitz. This spring, according to Budnitz, will see the launch of Ello's app, and the site will cease being invite-only "whenever we're sure it's time."

In the meantime, Ello continues to grow, slowly and away from the public spotlight, and odd little sanctuary for anyone who gets really fed up with larger sites. For now, the site seems like it wants to be an extension of Budnitz's Ello bio: "I create beautiful things that change the world."

HT +Edward Morbius ___

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2015-02-19 22:26:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Excellent talk by Jeremy Howard, showing quite vividly how quickly Deep Learning algorithms can take over specific tasks without the assistance of human experts in the particular domain in question. If you're time-constrained, jump to minute 17 for his thoughts on technological unemployment. 

Thanks to +MicheleElys Mer for flagging this for me. 

#technologicalunemployment   #deeplearning  

Excellent talk by Jeremy Howard, showing quite vividly how quickly Deep Learning algorithms can take over specific tasks without the assistance of human experts in the particular domain in question. If you're time-constrained, jump to minute 17 for his thoughts on technological unemployment. 

Thanks to +MicheleElys Mer for flagging this for me. 

#technologicalunemployment   #deeplearning  ___

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2015-02-19 18:50:09 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ran into this talk by Demis Hassabis, thanks to a pointer from +martin shervington just now. Here, Hassabis shows how machine learning learns various classic Atari games, mastering them and absolutely devastating any competitor. As Hassabis puts it: 

"It sort of ruthlessly exploits the weakness in the system that it's found. This is all automatic."

That's not why I'm sharing this though. The key place to concentrate is actually at minute 2:54 (click that number to jump straight to it), where he outlines three levels of information processing in the brain, which he notes are also tiers of work that is, and still needs to be, done in the field of artificial intelligence: 
* Perceptual
* Conceptual
* Symbolic

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #gaming  

Ran into this talk by Demis Hassabis, thanks to a pointer from +martin shervington just now. Here, Hassabis shows how machine learning learns various classic Atari games, mastering them and absolutely devastating any competitor. As Hassabis puts it: 

"It sort of ruthlessly exploits the weakness in the system that it's found. This is all automatic."

That's not why I'm sharing this though. The key place to concentrate is actually at minute 2:54 (click that number to jump straight to it), where he outlines three levels of information processing in the brain, which he notes are also tiers of work that is, and still needs to be, done in the field of artificial intelligence: 
* Perceptual
* Conceptual
* Symbolic

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #gaming  ___

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2015-02-19 15:58:49 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Using a kind of artificial 'muscle' to power this robot. It's open source too, so that for €200,000, it can be yours, in theory.

ROBOY - a muscle driven robot___Using a kind of artificial 'muscle' to power this robot. It's open source too, so that for €200,000, it can be yours, in theory.

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2015-02-18 21:16:51 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Filing this under "Skepticism - What Could a Robot Never Do?" even though I will never say never when it comes to artificial intelligence. That said, what this article is about is volition/initiative and human connection as a few of our best hopes for remaining valuable in a future human-technology partnership. 

Filing this under "Skepticism - What Could a Robot Never Do?" even though I will never say never when it comes to artificial intelligence. That said, what this article is about is volition/initiative and human connection as a few of our best hopes for remaining valuable in a future human-technology partnership. ___

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2015-02-18 15:57:54 (36 comments, 12 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Our Antidotes to Technological Unemployment

As we automate the functions of business, we sow questions about the future of human work.

Dystopian visions of technological unemployment are easy, since they basically just extrapolate much of the bad stuff technology does today into an unknown tomorrow. Though these darker futures oddly captivate me, I find myself also working hard to paint a more optimistic, perhaps even utopian, possibility in my head:

Might technology strip us of the more scripted and robot-like work so that what remains for us is that which makes us most human?

This five-minute-read, takes a look at human initiative and human connection as potential sources of longer-term differentiation from artificial intelligence. 

Also a special shout-out to +David Amerland, +John Ellis, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +SteveB... more »

Our Antidotes to Technological Unemployment

As we automate the functions of business, we sow questions about the future of human work.

Dystopian visions of technological unemployment are easy, since they basically just extrapolate much of the bad stuff technology does today into an unknown tomorrow. Though these darker futures oddly captivate me, I find myself also working hard to paint a more optimistic, perhaps even utopian, possibility in my head:

Might technology strip us of the more scripted and robot-like work so that what remains for us is that which makes us most human?

This five-minute-read, takes a look at human initiative and human connection as potential sources of longer-term differentiation from artificial intelligence. 

Also a special shout-out to +David Amerland, +John Ellis, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +Steve Bonin for their contributions to the short video clip attached in this piece. 

#technologicalunemployment   #ai   #jobs   #artificialintelligence  ___

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2015-02-16 17:38:25 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a good guide from +Dustin W. Stout​ on meshing your search, Google+ and Twitter efforts.

He pulls together some good tips and the latest +Stone Temple Consulting​ research on Twitter engagement. One of their interesting findings is that the number of followers on Twitter really does matter for gaining search exposure.
It's almost as if Google is treating Twitter like a blogging/publishing platform (and that was the original "micro-blogging" vision for it), so that those with large followings are simply individual publishers with the kind of reach, and therefore quality content, worthy of indexing. Not always the case, of course, but probably not a bad proxy.


HT +George Station​

Twitter & Google+
Your New Content Marketing Strategy

By now you probably know that Twitter and +Google are seeing each other again... or rather, Twitter is allowing Google to see it... and by it I mean their real-time API. 

This is huge for those of us trying to get our content discovered.

In this post I share a brief history of the history between Social Media and Google Search. Then I give a simple, actionable, tactical strategy to take advantage of Twitter and Google+ to give your online discovery a significant boost! 

Read it here: http://dustn.ws/1CA0bEV

Be careful though... this is a beast. 2,000+ words. A 10min+ read. This is not for the faint at heart. 

But I gave you plenty of pretty visuals to look at, including an easily-embedable infographic! Enjoy! 

#socialmedia   #contentmarketing   #twitter   #googleplus  ___This is a good guide from +Dustin W. Stout​ on meshing your search, Google+ and Twitter efforts.

He pulls together some good tips and the latest +Stone Temple Consulting​ research on Twitter engagement. One of their interesting findings is that the number of followers on Twitter really does matter for gaining search exposure.
It's almost as if Google is treating Twitter like a blogging/publishing platform (and that was the original "micro-blogging" vision for it), so that those with large followings are simply individual publishers with the kind of reach, and therefore quality content, worthy of indexing. Not always the case, of course, but probably not a bad proxy.


HT +George Station​

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2015-02-14 02:06:43 (10 comments, 30 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Love. Love. Love. 
Love. Love. Love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

#valentines  

Love. Love. Love. 
Love. Love. Love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

#valentines  ___

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2015-02-13 00:19:45 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This article articulates some of the differences between Bostrom, Brooks and Searle on the relative risks posed by AI. 

This article articulates some of the differences between Bostrom, Brooks and Searle on the relative risks posed by AI. ___

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2015-02-11 22:05:02 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Beautiful time-lapse photography will alter your perception of time and scale.  

"10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo" is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot. This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328x7760 pixels.

And since sometimes Vimeo videos don't like to play very well in Google+, here's the link:
http://vimeo.com/119343870

Beautiful time-lapse photography will alter your perception of time and scale.  

"10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo" is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot. This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328x7760 pixels.

And since sometimes Vimeo videos don't like to play very well in Google+, here's the link:
http://vimeo.com/119343870___

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2015-02-10 01:26:24 (22 comments, 17 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Wired published this piece on artificial intelligence by +Kevin Kelly back in October and I finally got around to reading it today. It's quite good. There are two parts I would like to highlight for you. 

The first is what Kevin sees as the three critical factors that have led to the latest explosion of interest and real progress on the AI front in recent years: 

1) Inexpensive parallel processing for neural nets (thank you GPUs)
2) Big Data 
3) Better (deeper) algorithms (thank you Deep Learning)

The second thing to call out are Kevin's insights into what Google really is: an AI company. His early conversation with Larry Page is quite illuminating: 

Around 2002 I attended a small party for Google—before its IPO, when it only focused on search. I struck up a conversation with Larry Page, Google's brilliant cofounder, who became thecompan... more »

Wired published this piece on artificial intelligence by +Kevin Kelly back in October and I finally got around to reading it today. It's quite good. There are two parts I would like to highlight for you. 

The first is what Kevin sees as the three critical factors that have led to the latest explosion of interest and real progress on the AI front in recent years: 

1) Inexpensive parallel processing for neural nets (thank you GPUs)
2) Big Data 
3) Better (deeper) algorithms (thank you Deep Learning)

The second thing to call out are Kevin's insights into what Google really is: an AI company. His early conversation with Larry Page is quite illuminating: 

Around 2002 I attended a small party for Google—before its IPO, when it only focused on search. I struck up a conversation with Larry Page, Google's brilliant cofounder, who became the company's CEO in 2011. “Larry, I still don't get it. There are so many search companies. Web search, for free? Where does that get you?” My unimaginative blindness is solid evidence that predicting is hard, especially about the future, but in my defense this was before Google had ramped up its ad-auction scheme to generate real income, long before YouTube or any other major acquisitions. I was not the only avid user of its search site who thought it would not last long. But Page's reply has always stuck with me: “Oh, we're really making an AI.”

I've thought a lot about that conversation over the past few years as Google has bought 14 AI and robotics companies. At first glance, you might think that Google is beefing up its AI portfolio to improve its search capabilities, since search contributes 80 percent of its revenue. But I think that's backward. Rather than use AI to make its search better, Google is using search to make its AI better. Every time you type a query, click on a search-generated link, or create a link on the web, you are training the Google AI. When you type “Easter Bunny” into the image search bar and then click on the most Easter Bunny-looking image, you are teaching the AI what an Easter bunny looks like. Each of the 12.1 billion queries that Google's 1.2 billion searchers conduct each day tutor the deep-learning AI over and over again. With another 10 years of steady improvements to its AI algorithms, plus a thousand-fold more data and 100 times more computing resources, Google will have an unrivaled AI. My prediction: By 2024, Google's main product will not be search but AI.

And if that's not enough for you, and you still want to dig deeper, here's a piece I did back in September that I consider one of my better pieces; it's on Google's work with the Knowledge Graph, and it largely echoes what Kevin is saying, but just with a more specific look at how Google is automating the extraction of knowledge from the human race: 

When Machines Know: The Evolution of Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/knowledge-and-artificial-intelligence/


#ai   #knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  ___

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2015-02-09 19:01:00 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Another piece of +Synereo gets announced: The "DEndron":

The DEndron is Synereo’s local consensus-keeping mechanism, decentralized ledger, and distributed content model. Every user on Synereo has their own fraction of it, their Dendrite, maintaining a view of the part of the network relevant to them. A user’s Dendrite is constantly updated with information received from peers: social information from friends, changing the user’s affinity to them based on the attention model; meta-data and keys to encrypted data hosted on the SpecialK distributed cloud; and information saved on their Dendrite itself, used in the consensus-keeping process. 

The Synereo White Paper will be rolling out soon too, where you will be able to find out more details on how the distributed network will work. 

Another piece of +Synereo gets announced: The "DEndron":

The DEndron is Synereo’s local consensus-keeping mechanism, decentralized ledger, and distributed content model. Every user on Synereo has their own fraction of it, their Dendrite, maintaining a view of the part of the network relevant to them. A user’s Dendrite is constantly updated with information received from peers: social information from friends, changing the user’s affinity to them based on the attention model; meta-data and keys to encrypted data hosted on the SpecialK distributed cloud; and information saved on their Dendrite itself, used in the consensus-keeping process. 

The Synereo White Paper will be rolling out soon too, where you will be able to find out more details on how the distributed network will work. ___

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2015-02-09 17:38:19 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Awareness is starting to spread about the stupidity of the shareholder primacy frame.

If you want a deep dive into why, I suggest you read The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly.

Thanks for catching this +Gregory Esau. 

#shareholderprimacy   

Driving a Silver Stake
Into The Heart of The World's Dumbest Idea
#shareholdervalue  

We're getting closer and closer to the day when only the dumbest CEOs in the world, continue to practice the world's dumbest idea. 
Well, we're already there, and the market will continue to sort this out. 

I'll tell you what these CEOs are good at: Bamboozling the shareholder. 
Granted, if we scratch this a bit deeper still, we would see that the CEO, and an inner circle of stock holders make off like bandits, while the shareholder gets screwed. Caveat emptor, and all that. ___Awareness is starting to spread about the stupidity of the shareholder primacy frame.

If you want a deep dive into why, I suggest you read The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly.

Thanks for catching this +Gregory Esau. 

#shareholderprimacy   

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2015-02-08 16:56:10 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

The origins of symbolic processing stretch back still further in our evolutionary history.

Now comes news that an even older, more primitive human ancestor—Homo erectus from Asia—showed signs of symbolic thought, too. Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.

The origins of symbolic processing stretch back still further in our evolutionary history.

Now comes news that an even older, more primitive human ancestor—Homo erectus from Asia—showed signs of symbolic thought, too. Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.___

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2015-02-07 18:05:34 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

This is a nice article, recommended to me by +Teodora Petkova, on some of the very nuanced background design considerations around the movie, Her. The basic notion is human-centric technology, and it really does seem to permeate the movie with this nice, subtle quality. 

For those of you who have not yet seen, Her, I highly recommend that you do. And if you are interested in the topic of human relationships with technology, you may like this piece, which I published a few days ago on some of the implications humans falling in love with machines: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/unrequited-love/


#love   #UI   #AI  

This is a nice article, recommended to me by +Teodora Petkova, on some of the very nuanced background design considerations around the movie, Her. The basic notion is human-centric technology, and it really does seem to permeate the movie with this nice, subtle quality. 

For those of you who have not yet seen, Her, I highly recommend that you do. And if you are interested in the topic of human relationships with technology, you may like this piece, which I published a few days ago on some of the implications humans falling in love with machines: 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/unrequited-love/


#love   #UI   #AI  ___

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2015-02-05 22:44:19 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Question: what are the consequences of creating machines that evoke love from humans?

We are already seeing signs of software that can perform a kind of simulated affection, and we may well see a day when software can actually love us back. But assuming that does happen, between now and then there are likely to be a large number of humans falling in love machines that are, for now at least, incapable of loving them back. 

That's what this piece is about, and I'm very curious about people's thoughts here. 

Question: what are the consequences of creating machines that evoke love from humans?

We are already seeing signs of software that can perform a kind of simulated affection, and we may well see a day when software can actually love us back. But assuming that does happen, between now and then there are likely to be a large number of humans falling in love machines that are, for now at least, incapable of loving them back. 

That's what this piece is about, and I'm very curious about people's thoughts here. ___

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2015-02-05 22:18:18 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

SALT LAKE CITY--Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion's effects without destroying normal tissues nearby. The results were published in the latest edition of the journal eLife.

The lab behind this work is my sister's. As a brother, I couldn't be more proud. 

#pancreaticcancer  

cc: +Pancreatic Cancer Action, +Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

SALT LAKE CITY--Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion's effects without destroying normal tissues nearby. The results were published in the latest edition of the journal eLife.

The lab behind this work is my sister's. As a brother, I couldn't be more proud. 

#pancreaticcancer  

cc: +Pancreatic Cancer Action, +Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ___

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2015-02-05 22:14:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am just joining this community temporarily, in order to post this link to new research from out of the University of Utah. Hopefully, this will be of help. 

I am just joining this community temporarily, in order to post this link to new research from out of the University of Utah. Hopefully, this will be of help. ___

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2015-02-05 15:23:19 (41 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Technologically Unrequited Love

Is it possible to outsource love and relationships to machines? What happens to us, really happens to us when we do?

This is an in-depth look at love and technology, an admittedly weird combination, that cuts to some of the most basic questions about what makes us most human. In it, I look at a weird app for automating texts to girlfriends, as well as Furbies, My Real Baby, and, yep, Japanese anime porn and virtual girlfriends. 

All in the interest of exploring a strange new, emerging phenomenon: "technologically unrequited love."

Oh, and happy early Valentines. ;)


#love   #ai  

Technologically Unrequited Love

Is it possible to outsource love and relationships to machines? What happens to us, really happens to us when we do?

This is an in-depth look at love and technology, an admittedly weird combination, that cuts to some of the most basic questions about what makes us most human. In it, I look at a weird app for automating texts to girlfriends, as well as Furbies, My Real Baby, and, yep, Japanese anime porn and virtual girlfriends. 

All in the interest of exploring a strange new, emerging phenomenon: "technologically unrequited love."

Oh, and happy early Valentines. ;)


#love   #ai  ___

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2015-02-03 15:59:48 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Looks like Twitter just got a new group function for direct messaging... oh, and enhanced video tools.

#twitter #collaboration

Looks like Twitter just got a new group function for direct messaging... oh, and enhanced video tools.

#twitter #collaboration___

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2015-02-03 00:48:04 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

After his coming battle with Ultron, rumors are that Thor will be heading off to Iceland to recoup a bit by working on the family shrine. ;)

Fascinating to see this resurrection of old Norse traditions. 

+Laura Gibbs - fyi, in case you hadn't seen this. 

Great catch, +Alex Grossman.

___After his coming battle with Ultron, rumors are that Thor will be heading off to Iceland to recoup a bit by working on the family shrine. ;)

Fascinating to see this resurrection of old Norse traditions. 

+Laura Gibbs - fyi, in case you hadn't seen this. 

Great catch, +Alex Grossman.

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2015-02-02 16:34:16 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Google Now is going to be getting way more useful and interesting now that the company had opened it up to third-party apps.

Search is morphing into a knowledge platform.

Google Now is going to be getting way more useful and interesting now that the company had opened it up to third-party apps.

Search is morphing into a knowledge platform.___

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2015-02-01 01:18:12 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

What's Life Got to Do with It?

A provocative inquiry into where to draw the line on life. 

"In the end the scientific definition of life is more of a qualitative fluid spectrum than it is a quantitative set of solid categories, with varying opinions on how objects like viruses, crystals, and computers fall along the line. If organization and self regulation are the metric for this spectrum, gemstones probably lay somewhere between a pile of sand and a virus, and in a very limited sense can be referred to as alive, whatever that may mean."

HT +Hans Youngmann. Oh, and sorry, Tina Turner.

#life   #artificiallife   

Can an inanimate object such as a crystal actually be alive?
Oceanside Jewelers gives us something to consider in another of his excellent blog postings. ___What's Life Got to Do with It?

A provocative inquiry into where to draw the line on life. 

"In the end the scientific definition of life is more of a qualitative fluid spectrum than it is a quantitative set of solid categories, with varying opinions on how objects like viruses, crystals, and computers fall along the line. If organization and self regulation are the metric for this spectrum, gemstones probably lay somewhere between a pile of sand and a virus, and in a very limited sense can be referred to as alive, whatever that may mean."

HT +Hans Youngmann. Oh, and sorry, Tina Turner.

#life   #artificiallife   

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2015-01-30 23:08:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Here's +David Amerland's writeup of the #SMTPowertalk  conversation he and I had recently about "social business." David did a great job in asking interesting, sometimes challenging questions, and I think that led to an interesting show. If you are at all interested in mission-driven business, or business that invests back in its stakeholders, you might enjoy watching this show. 

Some of the key points: 

* "Social business" has two meanings: one, having to do with social media and networks and the other, focused on social good. 

* In my view, social business is really two factors: being mission driven and being stakeholder-focused. 

* One of the easiest ways to make progress in becoming a social business is to start with the mission. First, focus on satisfying the customer mission, then, if that works, broaden it to take on more and more of asoci... more »

Does Social Business Still Make sense?

The conversation we had in the first #SMTPowerTalk  of the year for +Social Media Today with +Gideon Rosenblatt helped bring some critical issues to the surface. When it comes to getting from the "A" point of our dream to the "Z" point of final implementation concepts such as 'nice', 'right', 'just' and 'awesome' play little role unless they can be translated through the filter of business discipline into structure that can deliver action and measurable results. 

Catch the conversation, add your own thoughts here or on the page and if you Tweet about this please use the #SMTPowerTalk    hashtag. ___Here's +David Amerland's writeup of the #SMTPowertalk  conversation he and I had recently about "social business." David did a great job in asking interesting, sometimes challenging questions, and I think that led to an interesting show. If you are at all interested in mission-driven business, or business that invests back in its stakeholders, you might enjoy watching this show. 

Some of the key points: 

* "Social business" has two meanings: one, having to do with social media and networks and the other, focused on social good. 

* In my view, social business is really two factors: being mission driven and being stakeholder-focused. 

* One of the easiest ways to make progress in becoming a social business is to start with the mission. First, focus on satisfying the customer mission, then, if that works, broaden it to take on more and more of a social mission. 

* While large corporations have a resource edge in implementing social business strategies, the public ones are constrained by the demands of the market to maximize returns to shareholders. Local businesses are also much more embedded in their local communities, and have a more natural connection to the principles of stakeholder management. 

* Much of this comes down to confusion over ends and means. Is money the ends or the means? 

There's a lot more, but I'll just leave it at those to give you a sense of what we actually covered.

Shoutout one final time to +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +John Ellis for their great work in pulling this off. 

#soulfulcompany   #goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   

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2015-01-29 20:53:32 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

If an absurdist sense of humor is part of the equation, well, then, yes, can have a soul. ;)

This is hilarious. 

HT +Richard Harlos 

Stop me if you've heard this one: two AIs walk into a bar...___If an absurdist sense of humor is part of the equation, well, then, yes, can have a soul. ;)

This is hilarious. 

HT +Richard Harlos 

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2015-01-29 17:24:39 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Very interesting. Having experience with Ben & Jerry's, Unilever is now considering B Corp certification. This would be a big test for the firm - and for the B Corp certification itself. 

Speaking of Natura, Brazil’s top cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries maker, B Corp's Jay Coen Gilbert notes: 

“The investors found it a non-issue as it was not a material change from how Natura was already operating,” he said. “With some of that spade work being done by a pioneer, it now makes it easier for the next publicly traded companies ... we are in conversation with a number of larger multinationals to go through the assessment tool, and they are pretty interested in becoming officially certified.

#goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   #bcorp  

At Davos, more and more multinationals explore #BCorp  certification in the wake of Natura's certification. #BtheChange  ___Very interesting. Having experience with Ben & Jerry's, Unilever is now considering B Corp certification. This would be a big test for the firm - and for the B Corp certification itself. 

Speaking of Natura, Brazil’s top cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries maker, B Corp's Jay Coen Gilbert notes: 

“The investors found it a non-issue as it was not a material change from how Natura was already operating,” he said. “With some of that spade work being done by a pioneer, it now makes it easier for the next publicly traded companies ... we are in conversation with a number of larger multinationals to go through the assessment tool, and they are pretty interested in becoming officially certified.

#goodbusiness   #socialbusiness   #bcorp  

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2015-01-28 19:27:58 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Every once in a while, something you say or write acts as a catalyst for others. As a writer, there is no greater joy, and that is particularly true when you find yourself moved to then build upon the creative response of that other person.

In this case, +Peter Strempel posted a very thoughtful comment to a piece I shared yesterday on "soulful machines." Apparently the small canvas of that comment was insufficient to capture what really needed to be said. Hence this article, which I share from his website.

It is longish, so be forewarned, but I found it well worth the investment of time. What Peter digs for here is an understanding of soul that doesn't have to fall back on traditional religious frames and doctrine. This is something that I am now wrestling with as well and so I found myself really enjoying this piece. 

I will share my favorite excerpt:more »

Every once in a while, something you say or write acts as a catalyst for others. As a writer, there is no greater joy, and that is particularly true when you find yourself moved to then build upon the creative response of that other person.

In this case, +Peter Strempel posted a very thoughtful comment to a piece I shared yesterday on "soulful machines." Apparently the small canvas of that comment was insufficient to capture what really needed to be said. Hence this article, which I share from his website.

It is longish, so be forewarned, but I found it well worth the investment of time. What Peter digs for here is an understanding of soul that doesn't have to fall back on traditional religious frames and doctrine. This is something that I am now wrestling with as well and so I found myself really enjoying this piece. 

I will share my favorite excerpt:
"Leaving aside the probability of other sentient life interested in observing the universe, this means that we are in fact the consciousness and biological intelligence of the universe considering itself. I know this seems far-fetched, but imagine looking in on the universe from somewhere outside it, and discovering our little planet. Would you not conclude that it is part of the universe, as are its living creatures? Would you not assume that it is the sentient part of the universe in the absence of other explanations?"

#soul   #ai  ___

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2015-01-28 14:56:05 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

An outtake from the +Social Media Today Power Talk last week with +David Amerland and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales on social business. 

In this segment, we're talking about a couple of the core aspects: being mission-driven and stakeholder-centric. 

A special thanks to +John Ellis for all his work in pulling together the production. Thanks John. 

Implementing the soulful company

Such a great question from +David Amerland​ in this #SMTPowertalk segment (about 10 minutes). When looking at huge, multimillion dollar businesses it has to be asked how companies of that size could implement the idea of #socialbusiness to make them soulful companies.

+Gideon Rosenblatt​'s answer does not disappoint (around minute 5 if you're in a hurry!).

SMTPowerTalk 2015 Ep1. PART 2: http://youtu.be/uNlydLzmcWs___An outtake from the +Social Media Today Power Talk last week with +David Amerland and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales on social business. 

In this segment, we're talking about a couple of the core aspects: being mission-driven and stakeholder-centric. 

A special thanks to +John Ellis for all his work in pulling together the production. Thanks John. 

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2015-01-28 04:16:37 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Guide to Snow Flakes
For those of you stuck indoors on the East Coast with a little time on your hands, here's an interesting resource with some nice info on snow flakes: 

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm

Turns out smaller flakes can look alike, but bigger ones are unique. 

#snow   #blizzardof2015  

Guide to Snow Flakes
For those of you stuck indoors on the East Coast with a little time on your hands, here's an interesting resource with some nice info on snow flakes: 

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm

Turns out smaller flakes can look alike, but bigger ones are unique. 

#snow   #blizzardof2015  ___

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2015-01-27 15:32:21 (59 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Though a joy to write, this one is hard for me to share because it may stir some unintended controversy. Within the frame of the evolution of our relationship with technology, I broach the question of soul.

This is not the typical perspective with which artificial intelligence is explored, except perhaps in works of fiction. I have no interest in pushing some particular religious or other view of the soul; my goal is simply to ask the question: "what if the soul were real after all, and we simply ignored it in our quest for artificial intelligence?"

#artificialintelligence   #ai   #soul  

Though a joy to write, this one is hard for me to share because it may stir some unintended controversy. Within the frame of the evolution of our relationship with technology, I broach the question of soul.

This is not the typical perspective with which artificial intelligence is explored, except perhaps in works of fiction. I have no interest in pushing some particular religious or other view of the soul; my goal is simply to ask the question: "what if the soul were real after all, and we simply ignored it in our quest for artificial intelligence?"

#artificialintelligence   #ai   #soul  ___

2015-01-27 04:37:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is an interesting conversation between +Yifat Cohen and +Tom Chi, with lots of great stories and insights on social enterprise. 

The 10% hack at the end is a simple, great idea.

When I asked +Tom Chi (The former head of product experience and a founding team of Google X, creator of Glass and the driveless car) to join me on a hangout and talk about the future of things.. how will technology affect our lives..robots and the likes, he asked: what for?
Why don't we talk about practical solutions to today's most urgent problems?

And you know my respect for the guy that was already way up there, just increased 100 times more.

So join us as we talk with one of the smartest in the world, about moving from the world we have to discovering and creating the world we want together.

So what will we talk about...

✓   Anything from Google X...

✓   Building companies, creating a product and selling it in 48 hours        
      (yes, he does that!)...

✓   Going deep on global challenges and/or technology shifts

✓   Understanding whether you are working from your highest point of              leverage

✓    Learning to see sales as service

✓    Having your identity be a verb instead of a noun


Who's Tom Chi...
Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He's play's a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).

Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefited over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.

His current focus is delving into human development issues with social entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and teaching a limited number of workshops to select organizations.
http://about.me/thegoodtomchi

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Join us to speak with one of the smartest people around about the world we want and can create.

And bring 2-3 friends.

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#hangoutsonair   #googlex   #tomchi   #googleglass   #drivelesscar   #googlecar   #technology   #innovation   #humandevelopment  ___This is an interesting conversation between +Yifat Cohen and +Tom Chi, with lots of great stories and insights on social enterprise. 

The 10% hack at the end is a simple, great idea.

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2015-01-27 01:25:24 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Interesting, but this article may have missed the biggest reason that blockchain technology could help build friendly AI.

One of the big concerns with AI is that, even if we do set rules to constrict its behavior (e.g. something like Asimov's 3 Laws), a super intelligent AI would easily rewrite its own rules. If those rules are locked down very early in the blockchain, that would conceivably be much harder to change. 

#blockchain   #AI  

Interesting, but this article may have missed the biggest reason that blockchain technology could help build friendly AI.

One of the big concerns with AI is that, even if we do set rules to constrict its behavior (e.g. something like Asimov's 3 Laws), a super intelligent AI would easily rewrite its own rules. If those rules are locked down very early in the blockchain, that would conceivably be much harder to change. 

#blockchain   #AI  ___

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2015-01-26 18:09:20 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Today's companies wield math as yesterday's wielded energy.   

Good find +Gregory Esau. 

Augmented Intelligence
Smarter Swarms, Better Execution
#Glia   #smartswarms  
Via +Dan O'Shea 

Yes. It's a brave new world out there. 

To some degree, every company will have to become a math house. This will require more than hiring new kinds of expertise and grafting new skills onto the existing organization. Many companies will need to substantially change the way they are organized, managed, and led. Every organization will have to make use of algorithms in its decision-making. The use of algorithms will have to become as much a part of tomorrow’s management vocabulary as, say, profit margins and the supply chain are today. And every member of the executive team will need to understand his or her role in growing the business.___Today's companies wield math as yesterday's wielded energy.   

Good find +Gregory Esau. 

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2015-01-24 23:03:02 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Facebook is the the Media Company That Dare Not Call Itself a Media Company. By outsourcing hoax-hunting to users, it gets to effectively make editorial choices without having editorial values.

The really interesting, difficult part is going to be dealing with the "weaponization" potential here, as the article touches on just briefly. You can bet there will be massive campaigns on both the right and left to discredit certain types of information. I wonder how FB is planning on dealing with this...

Thanks for flagging this, +Daniel Estrada. 

This is the coolest feature Facebook has ever added.

"On Tuesday, Facebook announced a new feature for its News Feed. Stories that Facebook believes to be untrue will be marked with a warning: Many people on Facebook have reported that this story contains false information.

True to its text, all the information that will trigger this warning comes from users.If you see a story you think is false on your friend’s wall, you can flag it as a bad post and then tell Facebook it’s a hoax. (After the menu below, Facebook will ask you if you want to privately message the poster telling them about the untrue information.)"___Facebook is the the Media Company That Dare Not Call Itself a Media Company. By outsourcing hoax-hunting to users, it gets to effectively make editorial choices without having editorial values.

The really interesting, difficult part is going to be dealing with the "weaponization" potential here, as the article touches on just briefly. You can bet there will be massive campaigns on both the right and left to discredit certain types of information. I wonder how FB is planning on dealing with this...

Thanks for flagging this, +Daniel Estrada. 

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2015-01-24 15:49:26 (26 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

One of the more clear assessments of Microsoft's new HoloLens; what's exciting about it, its constraints, etc.

I liked thus part about visualizing the Martian landscape, based on actual data:

The HoloLens system, on the other hand, is superb. It felt almost like being there. Everywhere you looked was 3D Martian landscape, and behind you stood Curiosity itself. Bending down you could peer under overhanging rocks, by tapping on certain areas of the map you could focus in on specific areas, and you could walk around within the limits of the room.

One of the more clear assessments of Microsoft's new HoloLens; what's exciting about it, its constraints, etc.

I liked thus part about visualizing the Martian landscape, based on actual data:

The HoloLens system, on the other hand, is superb. It felt almost like being there. Everywhere you looked was 3D Martian landscape, and behind you stood Curiosity itself. Bending down you could peer under overhanging rocks, by tapping on certain areas of the map you could focus in on specific areas, and you could walk around within the limits of the room.___

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2015-01-24 02:32:43 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

OK. Now this is really cool. Check out the images that +Mark Traphagen gets when he searches for "my photos of mountains" while logged in on Google+. 

I did the same thing, with a search for "my photos of animals" and got this: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+GideonRosenblatt/albums/6107725248513259057

It even picked up a couple of pictures of spider webs. This says a couple interesting things: 
1) Google's image recognition is getting really good
2 ) Google is connecting that image recognition to its Knowledge Graph

Yes, Google image recognition is now this good...

Just did this search in Google while logged in to Google+. No, most of these photos are not tagged "mountains" nor do they have any text with them identifying them as mountains.

Also worked for me with:

my photos of ocean
my photos of buildings
my photos of rivers
my photos of drinks
my photos of stores (a few misses in this one)
my photos of bicycles
and many more.

What about...
my photos of children... yes, every photo had a child in it.

Now take it to the next level:

my photos of beach .... yes
my photos of beach with people .... YES! (only photos of beaches with people in them)___OK. Now this is really cool. Check out the images that +Mark Traphagen gets when he searches for "my photos of mountains" while logged in on Google+. 

I did the same thing, with a search for "my photos of animals" and got this: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+GideonRosenblatt/albums/6107725248513259057

It even picked up a couple of pictures of spider webs. This says a couple interesting things: 
1) Google's image recognition is getting really good
2 ) Google is connecting that image recognition to its Knowledge Graph

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2015-01-23 23:02:15 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

What would it take to switch some of the basic assumptions that currently underpin our economy? 

This is one of the core questions being asked by Tania Singer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. The institute has been experimenting with a large-scale mental training study, called the ReSource project, aimed at exploring the development of compassion and pro-social mindsets. It's fascinating. 

+David Amerland shares this piece in follow up to the conversation that the two of us had yesterday with +Social Media Today's Power Talk session on Social Business, where we talked about how business plays a role in changing our economy. 
(See: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cao4vgl2a15bpivm2pln2bk73t8)

This is a worthwhile read. 

#compassion  

Fresh Ideas Whose Time is Coming

Talking about #socialbusiness  is always difficult. Not everyone knows what you're talking about, the ideas sound weird, the pressures and obstacles too high and the reasons for it all are unclear. We covered some of that territory with +Gideon Rosenblatt on the #SMTPowerTalk  yesterday with +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and +John Ellis - the HOA has started a conversation that's still going strong and you can find it here: http://goo.gl/2l15yA.

Adding even more context and pressure to it all is Davos where the discussions focus on how the current capitalist system we have can mutate sufficiently to survive in the 21st century. Full story on that here: http://goo.gl/BqkPfh___What would it take to switch some of the basic assumptions that currently underpin our economy? 

This is one of the core questions being asked by Tania Singer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. The institute has been experimenting with a large-scale mental training study, called the ReSource project, aimed at exploring the development of compassion and pro-social mindsets. It's fascinating. 

+David Amerland shares this piece in follow up to the conversation that the two of us had yesterday with +Social Media Today's Power Talk session on Social Business, where we talked about how business plays a role in changing our economy. 
(See: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cao4vgl2a15bpivm2pln2bk73t8)

This is a worthwhile read. 

#compassion  

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2015-01-22 00:22:49 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Mass incarceration.

I share this video on prison reform for two reasons. First, if you're not up on what's happening with our prison system, this is nice, relatively short look at what's happening. Second, this video was produced by the son of a friend of mine. He's something like fourteen years old. Very impressive to see someone that young doing such a great job with video as a medium, and doing such a great job at tackling this thorny issue. 

#prisons  

Mass incarceration.

I share this video on prison reform for two reasons. First, if you're not up on what's happening with our prison system, this is nice, relatively short look at what's happening. Second, this video was produced by the son of a friend of mine. He's something like fourteen years old. Very impressive to see someone that young doing such a great job with video as a medium, and doing such a great job at tackling this thorny issue. 

#prisons  ___

2015-01-21 16:28:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

OK Good Businessers -- in just over twenty four hours, +David Amerland, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and I will be having what I'm guessing will be a very interesting conversation - and you're invited to drop in. The topic will be "social business." 

There's already been some confusion about which type of social business we're going to be talking about. Is it "social" as in "social media"? Or will we be talking about "social" as in "social enterprise" or "social good"? The answer is that it will be a bit of both, and we'll talk about how these terms have important areas of interconnection. But since there are plenty of other really good social media experts out there, most of what I'll be focused on is business that is mission-driven and business that is stakeholder-centric

Some of you may knowth... more »

Does Social Business Make Sense?
Not just for people but for the organizations as well?

Social Business is the focus of every business owner and CEO. As we transition to a world of people, connections and relationships where advertising and traditional marketing do not work like they used to, the trend is to reposition a business to work harder for its employees, better with its customers and for its community.

When the traditional model of a business gives us some very strong, clearly defined guidelines, driven by the irrefutable logic of the balance sheet, does it make much sense to really talk about social business? Is it a distraction? And if not, can there be a workable path that can transition a legacy business to a modern, social one?

Discussing some of the key questions will be TEDx speaker and author +Gideon Rosenblatt. A former Microsoft executive and a thought leader in the field of technology, people and organizations, Gideon will be sharing some of his insights with us. Hosting the discussion will be +David Amerland  with +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales  and at the controller's helm, making sure that everything runs smoothly will be +John Ellis with +SEOWiSE.

Don't forget to join the conversation!

We want your questions, highlights, and feedback prior to, during, and after the event so make sure to tweet @socialmedia2day using the hashtag #SMTPowerTalk  or leave us comments on the Google+ or YouTube event pages! Let's get this conversation started!___OK Good Businessers -- in just over twenty four hours, +David Amerland, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and I will be having what I'm guessing will be a very interesting conversation - and you're invited to drop in. The topic will be "social business." 

There's already been some confusion about which type of social business we're going to be talking about. Is it "social" as in "social media"? Or will we be talking about "social" as in "social enterprise" or "social good"? The answer is that it will be a bit of both, and we'll talk about how these terms have important areas of interconnection. But since there are plenty of other really good social media experts out there, most of what I'll be focused on is business that is mission-driven and business that is stakeholder-centric

Some of you may know this, but for ten years, I actually ran a mission-driven technology consulting shop, and time allowing, we'll get into some of what that was actually like - warts and all. Some of you may also know that David played a critical role developing organization-wide communications for the stakeholder-centric, giant UK retailer, John Lewis Partnership, and I'm hoping he'll draw on some of his experiences there.  

I'm hoping this will end up being an interesting session - something different. 

I hope you'll join us tomorrow. This one is perfect for those of you here in the Good Business community. 

   

2015-01-21 16:25:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

In just over twenty four hours, +David Amerland, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and I will be having what I'm guessing will be a very interesting conversation - and you're invited to drop in. The topic will be "social business." 

There's already been some confusion about which type of social business we're going to be talking about. Is it "social" as in "social media"? Or will we be talking about "social" as in "social enterprise" or "social good"? The answer is that it will be a bit of both, and we'll talk about how these terms have important areas of interconnection. But since there are plenty of other really good social media experts out there, most of what I'll be focused on is business that is mission-driven and business that is stakeholder-centric

Some of you may know this, but for tenye... more »

Does Social Business Make Sense?
Not just for people but for the organizations as well?

Social Business is the focus of every business owner and CEO. As we transition to a world of people, connections and relationships where advertising and traditional marketing do not work like they used to, the trend is to reposition a business to work harder for its employees, better with its customers and for its community.

When the traditional model of a business gives us some very strong, clearly defined guidelines, driven by the irrefutable logic of the balance sheet, does it make much sense to really talk about social business? Is it a distraction? And if not, can there be a workable path that can transition a legacy business to a modern, social one?

Discussing some of the key questions will be TEDx speaker and author +Gideon Rosenblatt. A former Microsoft executive and a thought leader in the field of technology, people and organizations, Gideon will be sharing some of his insights with us. Hosting the discussion will be +David Amerland  with +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales  and at the controller's helm, making sure that everything runs smoothly will be +John Ellis with +SEOWiSE.

Don't forget to join the conversation!

We want your questions, highlights, and feedback prior to, during, and after the event so make sure to tweet @socialmedia2day using the hashtag #SMTPowerTalk  or leave us comments on the Google+ or YouTube event pages! Let's get this conversation started!___In just over twenty four hours, +David Amerland, +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales and I will be having what I'm guessing will be a very interesting conversation - and you're invited to drop in. The topic will be "social business." 

There's already been some confusion about which type of social business we're going to be talking about. Is it "social" as in "social media"? Or will we be talking about "social" as in "social enterprise" or "social good"? The answer is that it will be a bit of both, and we'll talk about how these terms have important areas of interconnection. But since there are plenty of other really good social media experts out there, most of what I'll be focused on is business that is mission-driven and business that is stakeholder-centric

Some of you may know this, but for ten years, I actually ran a mission-driven technology consulting shop, and time allowing, we'll get into some of what that was actually like - warts and all. Some of you may also know that David played a critical role developing organization-wide communications for the stakeholder-centric, giant UK retailer, John Lewis Partnership, and I'm hoping he'll draw on some of his experiences there.  

I'm hoping this will end up being an interesting session - something different. +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales is a great facilitator and will keep us both on our toes. +John Ellis will producing and keeping things on track and organized. 

I hope you'll join us tomorrow. 

#socialbusiness   #goodbusiness   #socialenterprise  

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2015-01-21 02:32:27 (14 comments, 17 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

And now, just a little light-hearted branding humor... 

And now, just a little light-hearted branding humor... ___

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2015-01-19 22:43:32 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Somewhat shortened, and now on Medium, for those of you who missed this piece when it first came out. 

I believe we are on our way to an economy that teems with this kind of possibility, an economy of meaning, purpose and service, and I believe that the Internet of Things will play a critical role in getting us there.

But in the meantime, clear out your closets as the inevitable resting place for the coming raft of smart kitchen scales, baby bottle holders and other clunkers. For on our way to a truly beneficial Internet of Things, we seem destined to first make a stop at the Internet of Frivolous Things.

#iot   #internetofthings   #service   #value  

Somewhat shortened, and now on Medium, for those of you who missed this piece when it first came out. 

I believe we are on our way to an economy that teems with this kind of possibility, an economy of meaning, purpose and service, and I believe that the Internet of Things will play a critical role in getting us there.

But in the meantime, clear out your closets as the inevitable resting place for the coming raft of smart kitchen scales, baby bottle holders and other clunkers. For on our way to a truly beneficial Internet of Things, we seem destined to first make a stop at the Internet of Frivolous Things.

#iot   #internetofthings   #service   #value  ___

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