Author Archives: Gideon Rosenblatt

Gideon Rosenblatt writes about the impact of technology on people, organizations and society at Alchemy of Change. He is a technologist with a background in business and social change. For nine years, Gideon ran Groundwire, a mission-driven technology consulting group, dedicated to building a more sustainable world. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Microsoft in various marketing, product development and management positions, where he developed CarPoint, one of the world's first large-scale e-commerce websites. Gideon was raised in Utah, lived and worked in Japan and China for several years, and now lives in Seattle with his wife and two boys. More details on Gideon here.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Larry Page: Google should be like a family – Fortune Tech I don’t think it’s any of those individual things. It’s important that the company be a family, that people feel that they’re part of the company, and that the company is like a family to them. When you treat people that way, you get better productivity. Rather than really ...

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Quiznos and the Old Business Model

The Quiznos near-bankruptcy highlights the dangers of the old model for running business networks: one that uses outsourcing of value creation in an exploitive fashion.

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When Personal Brands and Corporate Brands Collide

Whose Tweet is It Anyway

Individual people are the connective tissue that connects organizations to their surroundings. So what happens when those people leave an organization, along with the social network connections they built while at the company?

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Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

(1) Rethinking Information Diversity in Networks People are more likely to share information from their strong ties, but because of their abundance, weak ties are primarily responsible for the majority of information spread on Facebook. The figure above illustrates how a majority of influence (orange) can be generated by weak ties, even if strong ties are individually more influential. tags: ...

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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search.

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Testing G+ WordPress integration

#gwp Google+: View post on Google+

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Why is Twitter So Mad at Google?

Twitter is mad at Google for connecting Google+ with search - and for commoditizing their service in the process. How this might not be such a bad thing.

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Social Context Original Text

This was the original test from the now revised “Why Our Software Needs Social Context” An Idea for Filtering and Signaling Social Context Imagine your phone had a simple slider bar that allowed you to filter your incoming stream of information in real time. Slide the control up to the top to maximum “relationship-mode,” and you get the full spectrum ...

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Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Tracking 18th-century “social network” through letters – YouTube Researchers map thousands of letters exchanged in the 18th century’s “Republic of Letters” and learn at a glance what it once took a lifetime of study to comprehend. tags: networks Articles AOC Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Watch the TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company" -- a new generation of firms that won't just tap the soul, but feed it too.

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