According to Brian Solis, the real (often untold) stories about digital transformation are the human struggles "change agents" face as they try to modernize their organizations. There are always colleagues, managers and others who don't get it.Solis - futurist, best-selling business-book author and principal analyst at Prophet's Altimeter Group - has written a 29-page report that examines how the people behind digital transformation lead change from within their organizations.From the … [Read more...] about New Report on Change Agents: the Unsung Heroes in Digital Transformation
The results of a survey published last month suggest that journalists believe fake news is creating new trust in traditional media around the world.According to the 2017 Ogilvy Media Influence survey, traditional media was found to be the most trusted news source globally by 52 percent of journalists surveyed across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The reporters and producers reflected on the role of social media, company websites and other factors in the importance of … [Read more...] about Should you place your trust in the mainstream media?
One of the great things about social media and social networks is the ability they offer to anyone to share a thought, an idea, or an expression, with anyone else who has a connection to the global internet.Take the photo above, for instance. It's of the Trevi Fountain in Rome on a beautiful sunny late autumn day and I took the photo on a visit there in 2016. I've not widely shared it before now although it's been in my Flickr stream since then, and now it's embedded in this post.What if … [Read more...] about A closer look at Creative Commons licenses
Today, this blog gets a design refresh with a new theme that presents a minimalist look to the world.This is version 10.0 of a website running on WordPress that I first started in early 2006 following four years variously on Blogger, Movable Type and TypePad. All these services were stalwarts in the early days of blogs and blogging.I don't want to make a huge deal out of what essentially is the installation of a new WordPress theme. It's a bit like a new wardrobe when you buy a new … [Read more...] about A minimalist look to blogging
Shel and I recorded the November edition of the monthly Hobson & Holtz Report podcast. We had a great chinwag on these topics:A follow-up to our KFC story (about 11 herbs and spices); the social media team struck again. Twitter has made its new expanded 280 character count available to almost everyone. Not everyone is happy about it. Uber’s new CEO took an investigator’s advice and scrapped the company’s old values statements. Instead of simply crafting a new one, he crowdsourced … [Read more...] about For Immediate Release 113: Not a 280-Character Episode