Oliver Marks

With extensive senior management practical experience in international enterprise collaboration, Oliver previously managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration extranet, and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.

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Disruptive digital cliques

Disruptive digital cliques

We are only beginning to understand the power digital networks can bring to opportunists: individuals and groups can overpower the best of business intentions with corrosive behavior and exclusive digital silos

published March 27, 2013 by

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Yahoo: Back to the future office

Yahoo: Back to the future office

Yahoo's command and control move of all employees back onsite may be a pyrrhic victory: Bricks and mortar economics don't add up now that the epicenter of modern firms is the screen you're reading this on.

published February 25, 2013 by

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Reaction overload...

Reaction overload...

The cross currents of different digital use models have often tended to cancel out the effectiveness of company wide initiatives so far, and superficiality is increasing the challenges

published February 18, 2013 by

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Clash of the titans

Clash of the titans

The future direction of technology needs rests more and more with clients and their ad agencies of record. A showdown is looming between the giant hi tech and and advertising industries...

published January 28, 2013 by

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The value of automation question

The value of automation question

Is there too much reliance on software to lead businesses into the future? Strategic thinking should arguably come from within firms, not as purchased generic techniques & enabling tools.

published January 14, 2013 by

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The overconfidence problem

The overconfidence problem

The cult of me continues...data from a survey of US freshmen shows increasing perceptions of being 'above average': Are they deluded or the greatest generation?

published January 4, 2013 by

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Solar storms to peak in 2013

Solar storms to peak in 2013

The biggest solar storm on record in 1859 brought down US and European telegraph systems and lit up the world sky with Aurorae; a similar storm today would wreak havoc with power grids and fry delicate electronics. Your cloud infrastructure platforms are particularly vulnerable...

published December 26, 2012 by

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