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hello world. my name is Ryan Alexander Boyles. often, it's pronounced the RAB. i'm into declarative living. i am a connector. this is my life-stream / tumblr / blog. call it what you will. find my sxsw posts. any questions, ask me anything! btw, here is a standard disclaimer.

 

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Our special TV event is teed up.What’s being made in the world today? For the last month, we’ve been traveling the world to answer that question. The result: an original series, Dispatches from a Smarter Planet set to air throughout the TV broadcast of golf’s most famous tournament. It’s more than 40 installments filing nearly 40 total minutes of commercial time. With zero repeats. It’s like the Super Bowl for smart kids. So tune in for the golf and hang around to see how the world’s being made with IBM innovations. Or vice-versa.

Let’s do this. Let’s make stuff together.

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Our special TV event is teed up.
What’s being made in the world today? For the last month, we’ve been traveling the world to answer that question. The result: an original series, Dispatches from a Smarter Planet set to air throughout the TV broadcast of golf’s most famous tournament. It’s more than 40 installments filing nearly 40 total minutes of commercial time. With zero repeats. It’s like the Super Bowl for smart kids. So tune in for the golf and hang around to see how the world’s being made with IBM innovations. Or vice-versa.

Let’s do this. Let’s make stuff together.

All my big blue swag on today. Great to talk with all the developers in full force to close out the SxSW trade show.

All my big blue swag on today. Great to talk with all the developers in full force to close out the SxSW trade show.

simplysocialcolleen:

What do you get when you put 10 Type A social folks in a room?  Exhausted! 
(Actually, the first answer was a headache!) Thanks Donna Bieg for the photo!

I have the privilege to be in New York City this week with some incredibly creative, passionate, and socially active folks.  Apparently I’m not alone in my frustration of helping people “become social”, but what better place to brainstorm ways to change this behavior? 

Ideas have been thrown on the table, slept on and will continue to be discussed today.  Gamification? Does that help change behavior?  Thoughts?
(@TheRab, @jadintx, @elusa and @colleeni)

simplysocialcolleen:

What do you get when you put 10 Type A social folks in a room?  Exhausted!

(Actually, the first answer was a headache!) Thanks Donna Bieg for the photo!

I have the privilege to be in New York City this week with some incredibly creative, passionate, and socially active folks.  Apparently I’m not alone in my frustration of helping people “become social”, but what better place to brainstorm ways to change this behavior?

Ideas have been thrown on the table, slept on and will continue to be discussed today.  Gamification? Does that help change behavior?  Thoughts?

(@TheRab, @jadintx, @elusa and @colleeni)

Fare thee well #AndyPiper

Andy,

I am very sad to see you go! Being your friend and colleague over the last few years has been fantastic. I’m happy to have known you here in Big Blue and I’ve learned much from you over the years of blogging, social and presentations. I credit you with making IBM truly a more social business before we had the phrase, before it was cool to say so. I most of all appreciate your passion for doing and saying what you believe is right and best for the community at large, both inside and outside the company.

 

@therab and @andypiper  at #IBMImpact

Good luck in your next adventure. I’m sure our paths will cross again.

Andy Piper

Note: This is a repost of the comment I made this afternoon on Andy’s intranet blog Notes from the Front line, where I originally met him years ago.

For Suarez, it’s not just more efficient. It’s a nicer way to communicate. There’s a “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” kind of passive-aggressiveness to the way many people use corporate e-mail, with the strategic bcc and the cover-your-ass e-mail message. “If you have been using e-mail in a corporate environment, you know that plenty of people use e-mail as a weapon against their own colleagues,” he says. “This was also creating a new way of working where you wouldn’t need to justify the work you did. You earned trust from your colleagues by being a lot more public, a lot more open and a lot more transparent in what you do.”

Pejman Yousefzadeh: I Used to Think This Kind of Story Was Crazy. Not Anymore.

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Robert McMillan:

When Luis Suarez decided to live in a world without e-mail, some of his colleagues thought he was making a mistake. After all, he works for IBM, one of the world’s top vendors of e-mail software.

But Suarez was ready to cut the cord. Like any other 21st century…

I know Luis and while he visited Durham NC 2 years ago we discussed this movement towards a more social workplace with less email. Many of us IBMers are moving this direction.