Xing & SocialMedian – BSN a 2HR?

Note:  these are just my quick thoughts on the acquisition. First and foremost, congrats to the team at Social|Median for getting acquired by Xing.  I’ve been watching them grow (its been less than a year!) and am impressed on how regularly and rapidly they iterated new features to drive community growth and how they parlayed … Continue reading

On Leadership – social media or otherwise…

I keep finding myself drawn to the emerging buzz about brand, social and a third element that isn’t yet at the forefront of the conversation, but will be soon – LEADERSHIP. I’ve been talking to @kwlow @snowcialmedia and various others about change management, social [fill-in the blank] and strategy. The startups I work with hear … Continue reading

Seeing the future – of Social (PART 2)

Well, the Mobile Social space continues to evolve. I’m a big fan of this category and am excited to see healthy growth and M&A activity. There is a post over at RW/W that covers the Future of Mobile Social Networking – check it out. One very exciting development is Vodofone’s acquisition of Zyb for $48.7m … Continue reading

Seeing the future – of Social

Just read a great post on TechCrunch about Social Mobile. I’m very enthusuastic about the future of social being driven by mobile. At the end of the day most of ‘Social’ actually happens in the ‘real’ world. You know, when you are at an event, a party, an airport or the coffee house. And most … Continue reading