Tag Archives: Fred Mcclimans

The Age of Twitter’s Platform

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As usual, Fred McClimans got me to thinking with this blog post in a tweet: Are we witnessing the beginning of the profitability of Twitter AND the end of its present value? @berkson0 @nigelcameron — FRED MCCLIMANS (@fredmcclimans) June 30, 2012 It’s my basic operating premise that most businesses don’t know what business they’re in. Continue Reading →

Mentoring, Networking and Innovation

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This post, co-authored by Alan Berkson with Fred McClimans, originally appeared on October 2, 2011 in  PR Conversations. It has been reprinted and updated here.   History is filled with examples of linkages between networking, mentoring and innovation, but over the centuries the knowledge acquisition ecosystem has changed considerably. There was a time when this process was slow Continue Reading →

Mentoring, Networking and Innovation

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I co-authored a post this week for PR Conversations with Fred McClimans on the impact and role of mentoring. Here is an excerpt. You can find the full article here.  Excerpt: The “hyper-connected” generation Technology, pervasive communication and the global availability of “any information everywhere” have had a negative impact on the state of mentorships. Twenty years Continue Reading →

Turn On, Check In, Hang Out

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What do social check-in’s have to do with “influence”? This was the basis for a recent conversation  I had with Fred McClimans of the McClimans Group. Check out Fred’s most recent post “Are We Ready to Add Cause to Social Check-Ins?” to get a sense of the evolution of social check-in. Have you checked in lately? Foursquare, Gowalla?  Facebook, Continue Reading →

Beware Of Scope Creep

All entities have a purpose—a reason to exist. To better understand and manage “things” we define them and classify them. It could be a job description, a contract or even a country. I remember as a kid working with my father on a home improvement project. As I was about to attempt to hit a Continue Reading →

Giving Too Much Away?

A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out Continue Reading →