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another great interview by Bob Barker with Simon Porter at IBM
Last week I caught up with Simon Porter from IBM, running their Mid Market business in Europe, who has very successfully been building his social media skills and following over the last 18 months.
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pleased to see this by Bob Barker
I recently interviewed (on video) Lewis Richards of the Leading Edge Forum, one of the most tech savvy people you are ever likely to meet, about his tips for being on social media. He came up with
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a week in the life of +Bob Barker and Penny Power 
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Yes, +Thomas Power. They have become a vital part of storytelling.

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I'm a very big fan of +Toby Beresford and his gamification approach to community building
 
This is a must-read for CMOs
Brand loyalty is waning in the modern marketplace. Some customers are clamping down on their spending, opting for cheaper products and retailers they deem to be of acceptable quality. Others are growing tired of something they’ve always had, instead opting for change. In the case of the millennial market, they just don’t feel engaged with …
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listen to how the master +Robert Scoble does it
When we teach we keep finding that people are either not aware they can use social media for listening (to markets, clients, news/trends, competitors etc) and they don't make their feed relevant to
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Hold on to your butts! Here comes are live blab of Apple's WWDC keynote!

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Is Klout the new SAT score? 
Great question Mark Schaefer!

In +Mark Schaefer 's  interview with +Sandy Carter, head of social for IBM, they explain the shift in hiring practices, HR policies, and corporate strategies based on social credibility.

Does your company have a plan for social influence marketing?  

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And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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It's a touching story from a very smart and gracious man but I think not "the whole story".

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Summary: Google just lost one of its most visible and outspoken executives: Vic Gundotra, the VP of Engineering who has been heading Google+ since its inception and also became the face of the company’s developer relations though his appearances at the annual Google I/O conference, is leaving […]
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