2013 Enterprise Collaboration Survey

collaborationCollaboration. Do it well, and it can improve the quality and velocity of results. Many of us collaborate on a routine basis, and have done so for years.

When I first began working, collaboration largely involved face-to-face interaction. Asking a colleague a question; getting feedback; informing decisions. Today, networks have transformed collaboration, enabling us to share our expertise and make virtual connections across the world.

I am researching how enterprises are collaborating in 2013, both inside and outside the firewall, and I need your help.

If you work for a company, organization or institution and routinely collaborate either internally or externally, take 5-10 minutes to answer this short, eleven question survey.

I will aggregating, anonymizing and share the results.

Take the 2013 Enterprise Collaboration Survey now, and share with your network. 


30 Days of Creativity: Done

Back in May, a friend posted a note about the 30 Days of Creativity challenge. It’s an annual event designed to encourage and inspire personal creativity every day for each of the thirty days of June–with the added benefit of actually building a habit of creating.

I love a challenge. So I signed up and committed to creating something every day.

Most of my creations have a photographic root. I enjoy photography, and with my iPhone in my pocket, I always have a camera with me.  For this challenge, I  flexed my creative muscles, creating one haiku, two infographics, two sketches, one hand-lettered note, two videos, and of course, many, many photos.

One outgrowth of this is that I started up a Muir Monday meme that fits nicely with my hiking web site. Each Monday, I’m taking a photo that I took and combining it with words of wisdom from John Muir.

Here’s a collage of all thirty creations in chronological order, or you can view the entire set in all its interactive glory.

30 Days of Creativity - 2013


I encourage you to take on your own challenge. Flex your creative muscle. Go outside of your comfort zone. You might find it habit-forming.

Knowledge Management on Twitter: Who to Follow

KM_influencerTwitter is increasingly a popular way to connect with experts across a variety of fields. Finding the people you know is easy enough, but how do you discover people who are actively tweeting about the topics you’re interested in? For me, I’m interested in a number of subjects, but of particular interest is the field of knowledge management — helping connect people to share and leverage knowledge and expertise.

On the subject of knowledge management, MindTouch has attempted to do just that — creating an annual list of the Top 100 Influencers in KM. While I’m honored to be included on the list (at #53), I should point out that it’s far from perfect. The list evaluates Twitter users, based on their use of the #KM and #KMers hash tags. If you’re a key influencer who does not use Twitter, you’re not on the list. If you’re a key influencer who doesn’t use the key hash tags, you’re also not on the list (sorry @elsua).

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Celebrating Life Together, Year by Year

One year ago today, Joan and I stood on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and exchanged vows. What has our journey looked like so far?


We are fortunate to have found each other, and fortunate to have good friends to share our journey. For those of you who have been a part of that journey, thank you. We are blessed to have you in our lives, and look forward to discovering what lies ahead.