GitHub + LinkedIn + Microsoft = #FutureOfWork Grand Central Station

A lot has been written about Microsoft buying GitHub. I like Redmonk’s Stephen O’Grady’s So Pigs Do Fly: Microsoft Acquires GitHub post. He shares some interesting insights, like Microsoft competitors may likely switch to a different platform, or host their own. What would be the most powerful AI? One that is able to create the best programming solution the fastest. Having access …

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SAP Inside Tracks stretch SAP’s Marketing Event Budget by $1.9 Million

It usually is really tough to quantify in actual dollar amounts the impact of a thriving community on a company. Regarding events, you can calculate how much they would cost if not organized by the community. In this post, I am going to demonstrate that the 39 SAP Inside Tracks that were held in 2017 stretched SAP’s marketing event budget …

Playful Leadership Overview

In the past I highlighted the advantages of developing your Playful Enterprise Tribe: Purpose -> Passion -> Engagement Connection ; 5 Keys to making your E-Tribe tribal, Let’s Bring the Community Band Together! — 9 Tips For Success, Learn How To Play From Your Kids! Riffing on that theme of play with my lovely wife, Jean, of Thrivability fame, we …

My Influence Marketing Podcast Interview: Building Your Enterprise Tribe

Originally written and posted by Influence Marketing Council Co-Founder John Mark Troyer on Medium. Passion, purpose, and playfulness are three top qualities of encouraging members of any advocacy program, to guarantee success and positive connection with community. Mark Finnern shares his expertise in bringing out these qualities in both online and face-to-face events. On today’s episode of The Influence Marketing Podcast, we …

Create a Thrivable Future with Holochain!

From the beginning of the Thrivable Future Salon one of our goals was to look at larger trends and do what we can to nudge these trends towards a positive future that works for all. If you are in the Bay Area this week, join me for the Dive Into Holochain Meetup this Wednesday 31st of January 2018 6pm at the Mozilla headquarters …

Future of Money Conference Notes

Was fortunate to participate in the Future of Money Conference on the 4th of December 2017. It was happening at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco. Weather was nice and I took the bus to San Francisco and scooted down Fillmore street to Japan Town, where I took the above picture. Great start into an interesting day. Here are my …

Take Back Democracy via Participatory Budgeting

The other week my 84-year-old mother in Germany got asked by one of her friends to talk to me about what is going on with the US government pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. My mom’s friend is genuinely concerned about the direction we are going.  It is another reminder that our political process needs to be improved. More transparency, accountability, …

Panel: Enterprise Software – On the Brink?

Going to be on a Future of Enterprise Software panel today organized by the German American Business Association a bit sensationally named: Enterprise Software at the Brink SaaS, Big Data/IoT, the big paradigms of recent years seem to have run their course. Time to take stock and look at where we are today, and even more interesting, where we are …

AI Enhanced Community Management?

Kevin Kelly recently closed his The Next 30 Digital Years Long Now talk saying, “It is easy to predict the next 10.000 Startups! Take topic X and add AI.”. Salesforce put a stake into the ground by boldly claiming that you can now create your first AI-powered community using their platform. So far details are scarce what exactly Einstein is …

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Level Up Neptune Software Community

Happy to announce that I am helping Neptune Software with their community strategy. In this fast moving world a deeply engaged community may be the only lasting competitive advantage. Tell us what you think of the Neptune Software and our community by filling out this short survey. You may win a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Neptune Software has developed a …