Some stuff I'm reading this week...
"Learn about the importance of trust providers in building the new People Positive marketplace" Nice. People positive marketplace.
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A Successful Woman » Blog Archive » How to Increase your Whuffie and Why It’s Important to Keep a Good Name
A Successful Woman gives some amazing tips for women in business on how to raise social capital.
Question 2: Which metrics should I be measuring? (Measuring value in traditional and non-traditional ways) The short answer? It depends on your community goals. It should be a mix of quantitative and qualitative. This is a great article, pointing to a couple of awesome 'metrics' to measuring community success.
This is just one of the attitude shifts businesses need to learn in the face of the social network phenomenon. It is a subtle one – but the key to success is subtlety. If we look at the companies that are already benefiting, they are the ones that think laterally. If we look at the ones that have made (or are making) fools of themselves, they are ones that are either charging on in an uncomprehending way, or are trying to be clever, but not really getting it. To gain the benefits and sidestep the quagmires of social networks, you really have to understand what’s going on.
The social implications of this research are staggering. If boring environments, stressful noises, and the primate’s particular slot in the dominance hierarchy all shape the architecture of the brain—and Gould’s team has shown that they do—then the playing field isn’t level. Poverty and stress aren’t just an idea: they are an anatomy. Some brains never even have a chance.