10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital….And Have A Strong Digital Presence

"Why should I bother being on social networks?" asked the CEO of a major organization. "It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking." As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it's only right that top executives question the validity of any of the social media platforms.…

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Is Progress Inevitable? The More Digital One Is, The Less Digital One Wants To Be?

I've been known to start off conversations by saying: Most Gen Y don't agree with me; Gen Z typically frown at the thought; and Baby Boomers tend to split down the middle. The underlying concept behind this question is: Is digital bound to deliver progress? In the best-selling book, Sapiens, author Yuval Noah Harari definitely puts a rather…

Internet Underbelly – How to Get Under the Hood of the Internet? A List Of 8 Films To Check Out.

Do you find yourself stumped by what's happening in the underworld of the Internet? Does terminology like the dark net or dark web, VPN, Tor, worms and Anonymous seem foreign to you? I call it the Internet Underbelly. If you want to get a feeling for the wave of disruptive forces that have ravaged a number of…

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Do You Trust Mass Media? Why Digital Is Taking Over…Differently

I love it when I hear certain executives say "we're beginning to get it." The good news is that there is a lot of movement in big business and many brands are beginning to "transform." However, as was highlighted in the newly released Altimeter report, 2016 State of Digital Transformation, if everyone is getting focused on the…

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Communication Meltdown – Overcoming One Of The Biggest Ills of Business

How often do you get frustrated with the way people communicate with you? It seems it's an issue that comes up time and again, whether it is communicating with a colleague, a member of your family or with some corporate or governmental agency. I observe that communication meltdowns are happening everywhere, all the time. And, it doesn't…

The war for digital talent – a critical battleground 

I am regularly asked by people in large organizations whether I know of "great" digital talent for hire. The wish list usually includes a series of competencies as well as proven accomplishments. I need someone really good to help drive the digital transformation..." Aside from the fact that such breeds are supremely rare and increasingly expensive,…

Social media personality is vital for politics — the same reason why it’s important for business leaders

In order to get their ideas through parliament and, more broadly, to survive, politicians need to "market" their ideas. In democracies, they are voted in by their constituents and then need to keep a regular pulse on their stakeholders -- those who helped vote them in -- all the while managing the rumblings, crises and internal politics on the…