We saw with the pandemic that some organizations that struggled with change, and others that changed quickly

Keywords: business , Charlene Li , Bob Buday , lead , leading , leader , leaders , leadership , technology , people , research , brand , brands , branding , media

[The others, that changed quickly:] They were able to change their minds. These are capabilities that you develop and anticipate you’re going to have to use, versus “Everything always has to be the same.” It’s very fragile, then versus being anti-fragile, where you’re getting stronger with every single time.

http://podcasts.video.blog/2022/01/06/charlene-lis-focus-in-the-last-few-years-has-been-on-how-leaders-must-deal-with-social-media-and-other-digital-technologies-that-force-them-to-be-more-transparent-externally-and-internally [49:30 – 50:20]

I described such newfangled (distributed) networks more than a decade ago when I was writing at omidyar.net — back then, I referred to it as “The Web is PHLAT (pretty hyper, local and topical)” — and you may be reminded that at the time there were analogous popular memes (though the term “meme” at the time was still quite restricted to only fans of Vannevar Bush).

In this vein, you may find it intersting how I am covering a wide variety of aspects of this new interview with Charlene Li … at other sites, e.g. :

Note that the most distributed (i.e., networked) information technology is — hands down & beyond the shadow of a doubt — natural language. All the investors in FAANG companies are going to wake up some day soon to find out that their investments have all gone up in smoke through their own short-sighted stupidity of investing inordinate sums into nothing more than a small bunch of pipe dreams … all leading to nowhere, man!

I have to be able to market my own self and take the fear out of it

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I am very grateful of this activity because for once I actually understood the importance of knowing my own worth, and not downplaying any of my achievements no matter how small it is in the eyes of the society. What actually matters is what I think about it and the lessons I have learned from it.

https://coniecii.wordpress.com/2021/09/21/sell-yourself

I believe that everyone is good and has potential within them

Keywords: advice , career , covid , entrpreneur , featured , internship , leadership , nashville , newo consulting , sales , team

I think it’s healthy always to be adapting to new changes and challenges. Every day is a chance to make the right connection and to give someone a chance to make a living by doing what they’re good at.

https://newoconsulting.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/meet-our-director-of-human-resources-elizabeth-harrington

People are strengthening their connections to their close ties, but losing the social capital of their weak acquaintances

Keywords: Gender , Marissa King , Networks , Pandemic , Yale

People are more likely to find a job through an acquaintance because their acquaintances have new sources of information. If we just let our social circles go without reflecting upon them, we tend to end up talking to people who look like us and think like us. The more that we have those same conversations over and over, we all increasingly start to influence one another and think alike. So without these weaker ties, we’re essentially all sitting in echo chambers. That’s why that weak tie is so important — it’s providing new sources of information that we otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to.

https://www.resetwork.co/mens-networks-have-shrunk-dramatically-because-of-the-pandemic

Open Business Communications in Writing — Posts vs. Comments

Keywords: blogging , keepitalive , blogging tips , bloggingetiquette , blogginginsights , saltedcaramel

There’s an interesting discussion thread started by Sadje & Tanya, perhaps a good place to jump in might be here:

A couple of weeks ago, for Blogging Insights # 49, I asked my readers for any topics that they would like to see discussed on this forum. Sadje whom you all know from her tremendously popular blog KeepItAlive, was the first to respond. She presented a very discussion worthy topic, set out four questions and elaborated very clearly what she wanted us to tell her.

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/blogging-insights-51-blogging-etiquette-questions-from-sadje

I have a related question: What is the correct blogging etiquette when a comment you make on someone else’s post is not approved? I myself actually started a blog dedicated specifically to such cases (see jax.news.blog — although this was intended as a group blog, very few people have signed up & nobody besides myself seems to understand the intent, let alone posting posts … presumably the more or less draconian rules are a clear sign for visitors to close the window with only very minimal interaction).

In my opinion, all comments should be out in the open. Approval could be a matter of validating (e.g. granting “dofollow” status [vs. a default “nofollow” status] ). I believe comments have in large part been wiped out from blogs primarily due to the censorship (or perhaps the lack of understanding) of bloggers — basically: many people who write posts simply do not understand that they are supposed to approve comments.

I feel this is an important question, because open, transparent and lively communication is the lifeblood of all blogging.