Archive for January, 2008

The Wall Street Journal today slammed into Aberdeen Group. In their article- Vendors Still Paying For IT Research That Flatters Them, the journalist exposes some practices that would make the most hardened analyst advocate blush with embarrassment about the state of the industry. (Edit: I recommend you read the comment by Stephen Gold, President – […]


Sometimes I feel I live in a bubble where social media has a disproportionate impact on decision making. The part of me that has not immersed myself in the kool-aid understands that the technology industry in which I work is more likely to be receptive to this media but I should be careful about taking […]


As requested, I have republished the white paper into separate blog posts so that each section can be commented on. This post focuses on the final section – the conclusion. You can still download the full paper by clicking the link: Distributed influence: quantifying the impact of social media (PDF). Links to all sections: introduction […]


As requested, I have republished the white paper into separate blog posts so that each section can be commented on. This post focuses on the eleventh and twelfth sections – a formula to understand influence and what makes this actionable. You can still download the full paper by clicking the link: Distributed influence: quantifying the […]


As requested, I have republished the white paper into separate blog posts so that each section can be commented on. This post focuses on the ninth and tenth sections – the move to micro communications and be cautious. You can still download the full paper by clicking the link: Distributed influence: quantifying the impact of […]


As requested, I have republished the white paper into separate blog posts so that each section can be commented on. This post focuses on the eighth section – what are the origins of influence? You can still download the full paper by clicking the link: Distributed influence: quantifying the impact of social media (PDF). Links […]


As requested, I have republished the white paper into separate blog posts so that each section can be commented on. This post focuses on the seventh section – what can we be selling that is better to buy than impressions? You can still download the full paper by clicking the link: Distributed influence: quantifying the […]