Cloudforce 2010 - San Jose

You know I'm a big fan of the cloud and it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Now the next generation of cloud computing is upon us. It’s mobile, collaborative, and social and available today with Cloud 2. It’s changing everything! A big event in San Jose on June 22, 2010 will address the Cloud 2 trend. Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and industry luminaries from CA, VMware, and BMC, and thousands of others will see how the next generation of cloud computing will transform entire businesses. Watch !

The Surprising Secret To A Better Organization - Watch

The secret isn't really secret: building a great organization is about getting talented people to work together toward a common goal. Actually doing it is the challenge and that is where many folks get it wrong.

I continue to see organizations and leaders approaching this challenge with old school methods that just don't work. For example, incentives and false motivational tactics; these are PROVEN to be ineffective, yet so many still attempt to operate their organizations in this manner.

Are you "old school" and have trouble believing that something like incentives don't work ? Read on.....

In Dan Pink's new book Drive he makes the distinction between extrinsic motivators like strict schedules and large bonuses and intrinsic motivators like autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Dan makes the case that employees performing jobs that require more than just basic cognition, are less productive when motivated by an extrinsic source than an intrinsic source. Watch the RSA presentation by Dan below and perhaps you'll get a grasp on the secret: helping people in an organization obtain more autonomy, purpose and mastery of their skills is the real secret to more productivity.


D8 - Watch Candid Interviews About the Future of Technology

With technology's rapid advancements, keeping up with the digital world's leadership and vision of the future is always interesting and educational. Since debuting in 2003, The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference has delivered straight-up conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology, you'll see the list below and it includes the unbiquitous Steve Jobs and others. I always find the content interesting and worthwhile.
The 2010 D8, the eighth annual All Things Digital Conference, ran from June 1-3. Creators and executive producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put the industry’s top players to the test.

Visit’s D8 pages for blog coverage, video and photos. The speakers for D8 are outlined with links below. Read and watch !


Tim Armstrong | Chairman and CEO of AOL

Steve Ballmer | CEO of Microsoft

Lloyd Braun | Co-owner of BermanBraun

Steve Burke | COO of Comcast

James Cameron | Director, Producer, Writer

Steve Case | Chairman and CEO of Revolution

Peter Chou | CEO of HTC

John Donahoe | President and CEO of eBay

Julius Genachowski | Chairman of the FCC

Paul Jacobs | CEO of Qualcomm

Steve Jobs | CEO of Apple

Jeffrey Katzenberg | CEO of Dreamworks Animation SKG

Steven Levitan | Co-Creator and Executive Producer of “Modern Family”

Alan Mulally | CEO of Ford

Ray Ozzie | Chief Software Architect of Microsoft

Richard Rosenblatt | Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Demand Media

Vivian Schiller | President and CEO of NPR

Paul Steiger | Editor-in-Chief, President and Chief Executive of ProPublica

Mark Zuckerberg | Founder and CEO of Facebook