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CardBox:: Designing successful alumni networks [...]

*A placeholder for some questions* [[What are the goals of an alumni network?]] [[How are alumni networks similar to other professional networks?]] [[How do alumni networks differ from other networks?]] [[What are the ways to measure network success?]] [[How do you influence network success]]...

 

Data Is a Toxic Asset [...]

"Toxic Asset" was a term popularized during the great real estate crash of 2007/8 to describe assets such as high-risk mortgages for which there was no longer a functioning market. These assets add risk to a company's bottom line with no potential benefit (and in the case of some high-risk mortgages, no exit). Recently, security expert Bruce Schneier has argued that d...

 

Serendipitous Exchange [...]

> Innovations never happen without good ideas. But what prompts people to come up with their best ideas? It’s hard to beat old-fashioned, face-to-face networking. Even Steve Jobs, renowned for his digital evangelism, recognized the importance of social interaction in achieving innovation. In his role as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios (a role he held in addition to b...

 

What is a Personal Learning Network? [...]

A good summary of a PLN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4nTH9KzY2w - Good learning networks are not necessarily big, but are broad and well chosen....

 

Why Learning Networks Must Be Open Networks [...]

> The bottom line? According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success. > In the chart, the further to the right you go toward a closed network, the more you repeatedly hear the same ideas, which reaffirm what you already believe. The further left you go toward an open network, t...

 

Bowling Pin Strategy [...]

Term from Moore on how to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of some products. The idea is that people won't use your product until other people are using it. Even for something like Microsoft Word, utility is tied to how many *other8 people have Word. The solution is to find small, niche market segments where people are interconnected enough in a group small enoug...

 

Losing the Forest in the Digital Trees [...]

New study suggests that we are losing the forest for the trees when we read digitally. > There are several explanations for why mobile digital technologies may prime or trigger a lower-level, concrete mindset in individuals. As noted earlier, prior work has shown that even brief experiences with digital technology for newcomers can have significant effects on neur...

 

Imagined Audience on Social Network Sites [...]

> The findings reveal that even though users often interacted with large diverse audiences as they posted, they coped by envisioning either very broad abstract imagined audiences or more targeted specific imagined audiences composed of personal ties, professional ties, communal ties, and/or phantasmal ties. When people had target imagined audiences in mind, they were...