“At its best, innovation is more than a team sport – it is a networked, collaborative adventure.” (ideo.com)
Are you interested in the practical application of social networking? What happens when we move the ideas from theory into practice?
The Daily Question
May 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm #72768
I will borrow from TED and ask a provocative question each day. Have fun answering them. Some are very challenging.
I’m not keeping all the questions up, it got confusing. So, answer what appeals to you and cite the date so we know what question you are referring to. Thanks!
You have to scroll down to see the newest answers.
06.30.09 “How Do You Stay Close to Your Favorite People?”
07.16.09 “What Are The Words You Cannot Say?
May 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm #72806
I wish I had thought of GovLoop! Of course, I am happy to support Steve with every ounce of effort I can muster now that it’s up and burgeoning!
May 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm #72804
Ahhh. That’s a good one. I’m happy to support him too.
May 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm #72802
On the totally fun side, I wish I had thought of the ChuckIt Ball Thrower for Dogs. Saves your arm, is simple and inexpensive. That’s my answer for today.
May 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm #72800
Joan R. ResnickParticipant
Thanks to your question, I’ll remind myself to be more present –authentically listening. Thanks, Andrea.
June 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm #72798
Not an easy question! In the career context, though, I have a good one.
Shortly after I was married, I had the opportunity to travel with my wife to Japan to visit her family. Being young and not terribly cultured, I wanted to go so badly that, because I had no accrued leave at my new job, I went in to the top boss and gave notice. I then went to a floor supervisor to convey that information, and he gently worked out me taking unpaid leave instead. I worked for the company for two more years, and went from there to a successful four-year run at the SF Examiner. I often think about and appreciate his kindness in helping correct my rash 20-yr-old thinking.
June 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm #72796
It’s so great when we find cool people and mentors who take us under their wing. Sounds like the perfect person helped you learn another way to handle something and widen your world.
I think mentors are so important at all stages of life!
Thanks for your great response to today’s question.
June 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm #72794
Today’s question made me think about the time my sister came to visit me at UCSF hospital. She came every day, from Palo Alto to San Francisco, for over a month. She did this in spite of having her own business and a teenage daughter.
She was amazing and gave up so much to help me.
I hope I can be so wonderful, kind and generous in my life.
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June 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm #72792
I’m going to answer the question on 05.30.09:
I have boundless energy, belief and expectation’s that organizations want creativity, innovation and talent on board. I continually believe, if we just stay clear, make our case, and stay ahead to the curve, we can make positive change happen.
My organizational experiences do not always match up to my vision and expectations. It always surprises me. Then I get sad and disappointed, then even more determined. I keep bouncing back because my vision is always stronger than the push back.
June 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm #72790
Ok, I hope this doesn’t sound too crazy, but my picture of the future (in terms of digital communications) is that everyone’s multiple online presences will be aggregated into avatars of our virtual selves. These avatars (or incarnations of us) will essentially being doing business as ourselves in cyberspace. All the information and communications channels associated with our real selves in cyperspace will be transferred to our virtual selves. Instead of emails, list serv digests, bills, social networks etc., our virtual selves will check in with us and convey the information we need to act on. Imagine… while we’re asleep, our avatar checks in with our electronic health record, realizes we’re overdue for a colonoscopy, schedules it, puts it on our calendar, downloads directions to the imaging clinic to our GPS, sends a copy of the preparation procedure to our cell phone, and at the same time arranges for transportation home after the procedure.
June 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm #72788
Thanks for putting your answer to today’s question out to us.
I always like to hear the idea that people think no one wants to hear. It’s usually the most interesting and risky.
I have to admit I don’t understand how avatar’s work or why we would use them instead of our real selves. I ask this because I’m out of my range of experience on avatars. Can you tell me more about them?
June 4, 2009 at 4:47 pm #72786
I could teach the core principles of building an effective social network for their community of interest, agency and/or organization. I’d toss in some good lessons learned too.
What about you guys?
June 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm #72784
06.04.09 What could you teach someone this afternoon?
How to procrastinate!
June 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm #72782
like that one! or how not to file my papers and put them away.
June 15, 2009 at 12:44 am #72780
I thought about this question recently and I always come up with 27. I liked being 27, with a long-view of time, lots of energy and was full of ideas, with a sprinkle of experience and wisdom.
So many key staffers are in their 20’s, it’s amazing to see how much responsibility and access they have in each branch of government. I’m thinking tag teaming with partners of different ages and experience would be a terrific idea to pursue.
Tons of benefit all the way around.
I have to say that I also like where I am now. I love the confidence and convergence of new ideas, practices with hard won wisdom.
June 15, 2009 at 2:05 am #72778
Christa M. MillerParticipant
I like where the group is going, I have been involved with moving so a bit distracted! 🙂
To answer 6/15’s question, I think I would be in my late 20’s, not too far off the age I am now (34) but I can be awfully naive and I have a lot more book sense than common or street sense! That’s a long way of saying I’m immature. LOL 😉
June 15, 2009 at 3:24 am #72776
Ahhh, we would be around the same age if we could. I’m so happy you like were we are headed. Chime in anytime to make it even better.
Hope your move went well.
June 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm #72774
My magazine would be full of whimsical and fun design, cool places to go and local finds everywhere.
I would have an idea page, reviews, favorite things and off the beaten track places to go and explore.
June 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm #72772
I like this question.
If I can’t inspire others, I can’t do my job. I have to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ the vision to inspire others, I can’t do it, if I don’t have it.
I create a vision that’s bigger than life, but imaginable, demonstrate and spin a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and fill the vision up with concrete steps for success. I believe in the possibilities and exude the confidence I have the skills and know how to do whatever it is, or I don’t do it.
I am passionate about ideas, am authentic in sharing the vision , continually communicate and inspire by sharing leadership, credit and opportunity.
It is a constant process for me, never ending. Right now, if I’m not bold, compelling and confident I will fail.
June 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm #72770
I’ll go with “what I’ll do differently today (06.26-28.09)”. I will focus on how to make a living applying my ideas. I love working and writing on ideas and actual practice, I haven’t figured out how to get paid for what I’m doing for free now.
I’ll focus on bankable ideas and business meetings which are likely to generate an income. I had a very frustrating day yesterday and realize that I have an abiding faith “that things always work out’, but will they, even if you are very talented?
My learning curve is high, I’m convinced there aren’t too many people who have my professional background and the actual practice of daily running a social network for over a year. Now I have to marry those talents and abilities into a paying job or contracts. So today, and this weekend, is very practical for me.
In the meantime, I’m firing on many levels with insight, learning and challenges that are so fantastic, I will only become a better social networking manager. I have the great fortune to have the experience and time to drill down into what it takes to create and maintain a social networking community over time.
Not just theory, but on the ground practice. Have a good weekend everyone.
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