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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.

 

8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture

1. Hire the right people

2. Communicate

3. Tend to the weeds

4. Work hard, play hard

5. Be ambitious

6. Celebrate differences 

7. Create the space 

8. Take the long view 

mattmcinerney:

This is a fun infographic I made the other day in response to a post on GOOD. It charts the trustworthiness of a person based solely on beard style. Click here to view full size.
Note: based on no scientific evidence. 
Edit: Thank you for all the reblogs. I had no idea this would be the most popular post I’ve ever made.

mattmcinerney:

This is a fun infographic I made the other day in response to a post on GOOD. It charts the trustworthiness of a person based solely on beard style. Click here to view full size.

Note: based on no scientific evidence. 

Edit: Thank you for all the reblogs. I had no idea this would be the most popular post I’ve ever made.

Social media has developed its own economy. And every economy runs on a currency that is constantly being earned, spent, invested, and lost.

Eric Fulwiler explains It’s not trust. It’s social capital.

(via jessicanow)

People matter!

On the Web, you cannot rely on user identity. If someone with a username thom112 tags a piece of content, the extent to which you can trust it depends on how much you trust thom112. In an enterprise, however, you can trust user identity. You can also make positive assumptions about the motivations and professional standards of a person. The enterprise community is especially well suited for a library of collective Web intelligence. Reliable user identity is the basis for expertise and community-of-interest discovery.

Capture the collective Web intelligence of an enterprise

Word of mouth marketing is one of the most desirable activities to brands, why? Because research on trust shows that consumers (folks like you and me) trust the opinions of people we know more than anyone else.

Web 2.0 Expo Europe: Luis Suarez (IBM), Thinking Outside the Inbox (via OreillyMedia)

Luis talks about how he gave up on corporate email and the closed “inbox games” of CC / BCC in favor of social software and open communities (like Twitter) where productivity and collaboration are increased through transparency and trust.

Network Centered Activism

Five aspects of success:

  1. Strong social ties. Trust. Swarming.
  2. Dense Communication Grid. Sense Network. Many Opportunies to Connect / Communicate.
  3. Common Story. Narrative and Issues that bind.
  4. Shared Resources. Platform, Physical Space, Time, $$$
  5. Correct Community Message. Context. Clear.
As shared by Ruby during the Social Networking session at Converge South 2007.