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Hacking for Massachusetts Clean Energy

I got involved on a personal level with Code for Boston because it struck me as way to bring a new dimension of innovation to Massachusetts’ clean energy sector.

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Posted in Collaboration, Efficiency, Energy, Innovation, Solar

“Destination Collaboration” – Stillborn?

Organizations don’t collaborate because it’s just too hard. Is it because “destination collaboration” is a failure?

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Posted in Blogroll, Collaboration, Email, Marketing, Tales From the Road, Uncategorized

Give the new Secretary of Energy a chance

“A Nobel scientist is more likely to figure out Washington than a career politician is to figure out how to deal with carbon sequestration,” noted Dan Leistikow, the Energy Department’s director of public affairs, in a recent NY Times article.

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Posted in Blogroll, Energy, Tales From the Road, Uncategorized

Changing habits for renewables success

One of the most active cleantech investors, Vinod Khosla, made an interesting statement last Fall quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle: “Anything that requires people to change their habits has a low probability of success.” A pretty cynical, discouraging view when you think about our energy needs, priorities and what has to change. But, when gasoline hit $4.00 a gallon, we saw demand for gas guzzling SUVs drop off precipitously in favor of smaller, more fuel efficient cars. There was a visceral reaction – sticker shock – at fill-up time. How will we as a nation help achieve Obama’s goal to embrace renewable energy alternatives if we don’t experience energy price movements big enough to affect our habits in ways that produce strong reactions that counter Khosla’s view? If we want renewable energy initiatives to take hold broadly, marketing needs to become a key weapon in the fight – right now.

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Posted in Blogroll, Email, Energy, Marketing, Tales From the Road, Uncategorized

Intel Inside your car?

Andy Grove, former chairman of Intel, is reported to be pushing his old firm to become a manufacturer of electric car batteries. The December 12 WSJ report cites Grove’s advice as a potential solution to the microprocessor company’s “[struggle] to

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Posted in Blogroll, Energy, Marketing, Tales From the Road, Uncategorized

Is there a Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for Collaboration?

At a recent collaboration conference in Boston, I listened to various users, vendors and consultants talk about implementing enterprise collaboration systems. A lot of the focus was on how technology tools can improve the flow of business processes; simple HR

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Posted in Blogroll, Collaboration, Email, Marketing, Workflow

Collaboration Before Email: Has anything changed?

A long time ago (though not in a galaxy far, far away), I worked as a research analyst for a venerable global management consultancy (the original “The Firm”). It was my first job out of college and public electronic mail

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