Posts Tagged: Connect

How to Win Over Opposition and Gain Traction

Overcome opposition and achieve success. Try these 5 tested and tried tips when pitching your idea.

Take the Unexpected Detour … and Connect

Connect. That was the word author and storyteller Greg Neri started off with this morning during the second day of the 2015 NextGen Conference here in Washington, D.C. Neri has traveled around the country and has written several books inspired by true life. He has worked with inner city middle and high school students and… Read more »

“Goodnight Sweet Possum.” Participatory Urbanism the Boston Way

As we become an increasingly urban species the challenges related to growing numbers of people occupying finite spaces becomes an acute concern. The friction generated as we rub elbows can make us all uncomfortable. I found out at an event last week that when it comes to moderating these challenges while running the sixth most… Read more »

Google Drive vs. Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

When I wrote in my blog last week that Google Drive’s announcement arrived with a whimper; that was after my initial impression. After working with it for a week, I would like to upgrade my appraisal from cool reception to something just shy of ‘game-changer’… let’s just call it ‘significant’. Why the change? Looking at… Read more »

Three Easy Steps to Connection

As I ponder topics for my blog, I often look to issues that are coming up with my clients, family, friends, or those with whom I have recently interacted. I enjoy looking at shared stories and themes, and just like Twitter, my experience has taught me that there are trending topics in life. The one… Read more »

Interviews on open source with HHS contractors Brian Behlendorf and Arien Malec

From Apache to Health and Human Services: Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf discusses the CONNECT health data project Brian Behlendorf, one of the founders of the Apache Web server project and the CollabNet cooperative software development company, is contracting now with the Department of Health and Human Services on a software project they opened up a… Read more »

Why the Foreign Office is dabbling with Facebook Connect

As the post-election smoke clears, we’re launching a small experiment on the Foreign Office Global Conversations blogs. On a number of blogs (for now, mostly the US ones, such as this one), we’re adding the comment functionality of Facebook Connect. So for now, we have different mechanics on different blogs, but this is by way… Read more »

Knowledge Management – a few more tools in the bag

Today – I checked in on Defense Connect Online, to join an online meeting. Afterwards, I learned how to set up my microphone, so that next time, I will actually be able to comment, vice just using the chat feature! I also found out that Intellilink has SharePoint access (umm, for *free*), which is another… Read more »