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Archives for January, 2009


Summer Camp in January: Lotusphere 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 23, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

I just got back from the gathering of the IBM Lotus faithful in Orlando, Lotusphere. I find these conferences useful, energizing and bewildering in just about equal measures. Of course, I can find out what IBM has been up to, and what they intend to do in the coming year with the Lotus product line. […]

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Kickoffs, but not as we know them

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 19, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

The annual kickoff meeting has fallen victim to the worldwide recession in many organizations this year. The yearly offsite conference where far-flung staff come together, or colleagues from the same location get away from the daily routine, has become a ritual of long meetings and late nights in many organizations. Rather than traveling to a […]

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In Advance of Ada Lovelace Day

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

I signed the pledge to blog about an unsung woman in tech on March 24. Thanks to Thomas Otter for pointing it out. News about Yahoo naming Carol Bartz as CEO yesterday is worth commenting on in advance of that, however. It is not really noteworthy that Yahoo selected a capable woman as CEO to […]

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Why I Tweet

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 12, 2009  |  8 Comments

I’ve been using Twitter for the last ten months or so, and many people have asked me why. How can sending 140 character missives into the ether be a good thing? The simplest answer is that it’s fun. I enjoy coming up with quick little updates on what I am thinking about or doing, and […]

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Ideas Sought for What Symposium Could Look Like

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 6, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

I am just beginning to produce materials for the Spring conference season, but planning for Fall Symposium is beginning to get underway. I am always looking for ways to make the Symposium conference experience more effective. Last year in Cannes, we tried these innovations (at least for us) Using an online chat system to collect […]

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Collaboration and Social Software Anti-Resolutions for 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2009  |  5 Comments

Many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions on the first day of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about 10 anti-resolutions for 2009. They are anti in a couple different ways. The main one is that these are not things that I intend to do, but stuff that I hope […]

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