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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The Intention Economy

The Intention Economy

Finally a thoughtful, hype free book worth reading about digital marketing, the relationships we have with vendors and a vision for a better future where we have greater control of our personal data

published April 29, 2012 by

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Wisdom of the loud

Wisdom of the loud

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens: the trend of the loudest voices parading knowledge online and dominating conversations is slowly maturing as people realize that too much online publishing means those voices aren't doing much else...

published April 9, 2012 by

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Won't get fooled again?

Won't get fooled again?

Is Wall Street's current enthusiasm for profit from enterprise social technologies good for the end user, and will the old guard vendors outflank the challengers with feature offerings?

published April 1, 2012 by

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Morning on cloud planet

Morning on cloud planet

Cloud thinking is everywhere this spring with diminishing fear factor and business advantages being seriously considered. As this new era of enterprise technology gains momentum, fluffy conceptualizing needs to be replaced with more pragmatic thinking if challenger momentum is to gain weight and heft

published March 21, 2012 by

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Small, medium or large collaboration headache?

Small, medium or large collaboration headache?

Who's going to be the primary technology 'parents' and who will be the 'children' in order to solve the fragmentation and information filtering issues that are plaguing efficiency in many larger firms? More importantly, who is going to be responsible for this important task?

published March 11, 2012 by

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The idea peloton

The idea peloton

Recognizing who has created ideas and concepts, and who has done the relatively unglamorous work of achieving success with detail work is instrumental to the success of enduring confidence in collaborative work

published March 7, 2012 by

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It's the people, stupid

It's the people, stupid

There's plenty of great online and mobile technology available across a wide range of price points for small & medium businesses right up to global enterprises, but none of them will be of much use without successfully motivating your prospective participants to start interacting through these channels

published March 2, 2012 by

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Tomorrow's world vs today's problems

Tomorrow's world vs today's problems

Designing quality business strategy that realizes the power of modern technologies requires alignment with traditional business values; the siren song of projected futurism can look embarrassingly naive in hindsight

published February 26, 2012 by

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The corporate learning shuffle

The corporate learning shuffle

Collective business collaboration is very different to our individual digital interaction choices: how do we leverage past generations of training technologies to align with new opportunities to define and formalize the best ways to work together, and which CxO group should be responsible for this, or should this be a cross enterprise initiative?

published February 20, 2012 by

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Roll up, roll up! Oracle digests Taleo

Roll up, roll up! Oracle digests Taleo

We're in for more cloud/SaaS merger and acquisitions this year. Will continued innovation triumph over old guard purchase integrations? And do the customers and prospects care as much as the financial markets think they do?

published February 9, 2012 by

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