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#chifounders  Pat Ryan hosts @justyn howard of @sproutsocial. Here's the Storify > https://storify.com/csrollyson/founder-s-stories-justyn-howard-of-sproutsocial
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One of the best shots of #chicago  at #night I've seen from a plane cc/ +David Ormesher +Jim Worth +Suzy Tonini +Steve Green  #kudos 
 
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Grid line streets - The Windy City
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How the app-centric #smartphone  model could be disrupted. +Howard Tullman , I think these guys, whether they succeed or not, would have a lot of lessons for +1871 members. Do you have a way to invite them?
 
It's about content, not the apps that deliver content...
Canonical wants to move us away from the app-centric mobile experience.
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Excellent post explains "privacy" in plain language, gives examples of how your smartphone outs you + some remedies. Thanks +Walter H Groth 
 
The biggest myth about phone privacy
by Molly Crain - BBC
#privacy

Establishing privacy for yourself is first and foremost your own responsibility! Of course, some critical thinking is required. It's up to you.

Here's an excerpt of the article:

Thankfully, I’m not a celebrity, who cares about me?

Taxicab documents can be used to determine your whereabouts – whether you’ve been dropped off at a strip club or your apartment, for instance. Elsewhere, metadata can also be used to illustrate more opaque information about us. The status of peoples’ mental health could be determined from phone call frequency and overall smartphone usage, according to a report by MIT Technology Review. A new app developed at Dartmouth College can match patterns in user data with stress, depression and loneliness. Authenticated by survey research on student moods, user activity also correlated with student grades.

http://goo.gl/ebYMwM
We should feel safe uploading selfies and other personal information to social networks and apps if our identities are hidden, shouldn’t we? Far from it, as Molly Crain explains.
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AMAZing, thank you +Susan Beebe !
 
A deep sea love story… Solved

Last year, Japanese underwater filmmaker Yoji Ookata came across something strange on a dive: an intricate underwater rosette design that had been painstakingly carved in the sea floor, likely to attract a mate.

The likely artist was quickly identified as a pufferfish, but no one was able to capture it in action. Now, a team has captured footage of the pufferfish sculptor at work making his Zen garden of love. The male swims across the edges, flapping out sand from the grooves, and even at one point placing a shell in the center, likely to provide nutrients for the young hatchlings he hopes will take up residence.

The ocean floor still remains so mysterious. Think of the awesome biology that still remains to be found down there! We know more about the moon than most areas of the ocean floor.

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http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/59397925472/a-deep-sea-love-story-solved-last-year
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Reflection and analysis of legacy journalism + WaPo comparison with video blogger on reportage on the Antares rocket fail #kudos +Thomas Baekdal - I kept wanting you to say that the problem with journos is their interface - it's like a hardwood pew in the age of aeron chairs. You may like this post on the failure of #nokia #motorola #RIM due to their engineering cultures and lack of design culture. Design is interface, closer to the user. http://bit.ly/nokmotrim
Let me ask you a simple and yet very complicated question. Why does nobody buy Blackberry phones anymore?
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Hi All, Just ran across your meetup and was delighted to see this community! I'm a former chef, and I adapt French and Italian dishes to paleo recipes for fun and health, have been living primal for four years and love it. I learned about paleo on a client engagement; my firm does experiential social media, and I've served a couple large fitness clients. I analyze 1000s of passionate fitness conversations. I look forward to sharing here!
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Marketers plz stop this>MT @csrollyson#Shame less commercialization of love #advertising #fail @VictoriasSecret
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One of the key vectors of the #disruption  of formal #education  - institutions are becoming less relevant every month because the market is accelerating, and their relevance is fading in the rearview mirror. +Jerry Michalski you will LOVE this! Thx +John Hagel 
 
The rise of the techie home schooler - bringing the "do it yourself" ethic to education
The Cook family are not just homeschoolers but unschoolers. They don’t prefer homeschooling simply because they find most schools too test-obsessed or underfunded or otherwise ineffective. They believe that the very philosophical underpinnings of modern education are flawed.
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Plug-n-play #enterprise #network #management thanks to #cisco #meraki - ended on a delicious note, actually several #kudos - my imperfect tasting notes on #chicago  #craft #beer Thanks @virginia thomas of #cicerone  
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My fav photo of the week, shot while commuting/walking back from the office; i've been getting lucky with photobombs lately! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152357599705870&set=a.10151612520965870.1073741829.622710869&type=1&theater
Gorgeous mysterious light and color create the scene for the photobomb #artoftheday
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This is going to reshape markets: think about yourself as a customer, and how you feel.
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Education
  • Client work
    Adoption of Disruptive Technology & Behaviors, 1986 - present
  • University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
    Corporate Strategy, 2000 - 2000
  • University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
    Economics, 1989 - 1990
  • Université de Clermont-Ferrand France
    French, 1984 - 1984
  • Volkshochschule Tiergarten Berlin
    German, 1985 - 1985
  • Kalamazoo College
    History (French), 1978 - 1982
  • Liceo Americano d'Aviano/Aviano American High School
    College Preparatory, 1974 - 1977
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Experiential Social Media & Social Business Strategy & Execution for Commercial, NFP & Government Enterprises
Introduction
I am passionate about helping people lead in high-stakes situations. For 30 years, I have advised organizations on their adoption of technologies, processes and behaviors that change the rules. I've worked on both sides of the desk, advising clients on using disruption as a consultant and leading transformation as a line executive (marketing). Some firms I've worked with: IBM, Sun Microsystems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Motorola, UBS, GM, Thomson... 

What I do that is unusual: create rapid innovation cycles and adoption tools, so clients can move ahead of the market; I know the technology, marketing and the diffusion of innovation. My clients constantly tell me that I can explain complicated or unknown technologies in ways they can understand and act on, as well as commercial applications of these technologies.

Today I lead CSRA Inc., a consultancy that advises on social business strategy and execution. We get into the trenches with our clients and show them how to increase trust with people they care about, faster and cheaper than ever before. Some unusual facets of my experience:
  • I often create & leverage proprietary IP (intellectual property) to facilitate adoption
  • I've managed multi-party engagements as a consultant as well as complex marketing programs as an executive, a rare combination
  • I have analytical & creative design experience, so I can create products, programs and new ventures that solve business problems
  • I've lived and worked in 6 countries... speak several languages
  • For SPEAKING/CONFERENCE qualifications (+ pdf/video/podcast links), see http://tinyurl.com/csrspeak
Bragging rights
Work transformation from both sides of the desk: advise organizations as a consultant & transform firms as line executive
Work
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Management Consultant
Skills
social business, strategy, mentoring, management, consulting, analysis, adoption, model, methodology, framework, agile,
Employment
  • CSRA Inc.
    Managing Director, 2006 - present
  • nVISIA LLC
    Vice President Marketing & Alliances, 2002 - 2006
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services
    Principal, Strategic Change, 1998 - 2001
  • KPMG
    Marketing Director, Midwest High Technology Practice, 1997 - 1998
  • MBSI/STR
    Head of Marketing, 1995 - 1997
  • Rollyson and Associates
    Principal, 1991 - 1995
  • Free-lance
    English/French/Italian Interpreter, 1984 - 1985
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iBeacons – Fad Or Trend? The Use-Cases For Retail And Omni-Channel So…
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iBeacons – Fad Or Trend? 23 slides on the use-cases of Apple's BLE – Bluetooth Low Energy – beacon technology that allows for the first time

Talking Toasters: The Need for Narratives from the Internet of Things | ...
narrativescience.com

In its recent report, McKinsey pointed to the expanded adoption of the Internet of Things (which they now coin as “The Internet of All Thing

Bias Makes Us Stupid | Narrative Science
narrativescience.com

I believe in stories based on data. What that really means is that there is a level of analysis that can be performed on any given data set

6 Guidelines For Becoming A Social Business.
damiencummings.blogspot.com

My latest presentation: 6 Guidelines For Becoming A Social Business. 6 guidelines for_becoming_a_social_business_dec2013 from Damien Cumming

Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent
www.theguardian.com

A mobile phone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are just two of the imagin

Wyndham CFO Pursues Pricing Advantage in Big Data
blogs.wsj.com

Wyndham Worldwide Corp. is rolling out a pilot program that uses Big Data to dynamically set pricing across its European vacation-property r

The Steve Jobs story you should see isn't told in 'Jobs'
www.infoworld.com

'Jobs' the movie is worth seeing, but falls short with omission of Steve Jobs's real transformation or later, greater achievements

Inventables Raises $3 Million To Continue Expansion of Digital Manufactu...
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June 17, 2013, Chicago IL - Inventables, Inc., the leading source for 3d printers for digital manufacturing, today announced a $3 million ro

QR Codes Good Examples: Traditional Media Uses Mobile Marketing by @scha...
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QR codes good examples can be found. They are successful because there is a thought & a marketing strategy behind. An example from printed m

Turn Your Blog Posts into an E-Book with Blog Into Book
tech.co

How many of you keep a blog? Whether your content is full of well-researched thought pieces on a particular subject, or stream of consciousn

Twitter Underground Economy Still Going Strong
barracudalabs.com

-- New trends of fake Twitter profiles and why fake che…

Why you should care about your local hackerspace
www.infoworld.com

Open centers of grassroots innovation, hackerspaces offer opportunities to source talent, create goodwill, and push technology forward

Scientists map the wiring of the biological clock | KurzweilAI
www.kurzweilai.net

(Credit: iStockphoto) The connections make the clock precise but also let it adjust to changes in day/night cycles. The World Health Organiz

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Inte...
www.theatlantic.com

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.

The Big-Data Interview: Making Sense of the New World Order | Wired Ente...
www.wired.com

Welcome to the Big Data era. A lot of people -- most notably computer companies -- talk about Big Data these days, but very few people seem

Airbnb Stay Illegal In New York, Rules Judge
www.fastcompany.com

The Internet firm professed itself disappointed with the verdict.

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Yo...
www.forbes.com

A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal. More impressively, you c

Teach Learn - Something to teach, Something to learn | KPMG | GLOBAL
www.kpmg.com

This report aims to provide a snapshot of the thinking and learning that emerged from KPMG’s Global Healthcare summit held in Rome.

I've been to this Starbucks several times over the past year to work between meetings for a few hours each time. PLUS: It has a very nice veranda on a side street with nice trees and dappled sun afternoons, a real summer plus. MINUS: the HVAC is overcaffeinated.. it's always FREEZing. Obviously I've tried various tables, etc., but during fall I've even been driven outside in the 50s to "warm up." Bundle up if you're going to stay a while ;^(
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Here for the first time at a #socialmedia #club; great food and beer on tap; beautiful patio on Cleveland, too; artsy interior. Really cool 2-person "booths" with curtains, imagine opera box for two.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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