I’m a lecturer in information systems at the University of Queensland, and, quite frankly, avoiding the notion of social media is really hard these days.
I teach the IS for Management course to post-graduate students and the IT for Business Value courses for our MBA courses. Karthik Reddy at LearnMedia forwarded it to me. I’ve found a pretty good infographic on social networks and particularly how they relate to electronic commerce – it is done by the good folks at http://www.16best.net/. And indeed it’s a lot of work.
16Best’s brief seems to be all about internet marketing and becoming a ‘go-to source for reading buyer’s guides and product reviews’ (see here: https://www.16best.net/about-us/).
Actually, I’ve described it as an infographic but it’s really one big infographic that is made up of a series of infographics – e.g. top e-retailers, social shoppers, percentage of social commerce revenue, history of social commerce. What I particularly like given my academic bent is that it lists all the sources that support the infographic at the end – not something that you get too often with an infographic. I immediately forwarded it to colleagues – and their feedback was quite positive.
So with all that said – here’s the link to the infographic https://www.16best.net/blog/social-networks-and-their-importance-in-ecommerce-gateways/ and below is the actual infographic (be warned: it’s quite long!):
Today I was a member of a panel (with Scott Wilkie, Louis Abdilla and Lani Rafiti – and Kristen Devitt facilitating) at Stamford Plaza. We were all speaking to the topic of Cyber Security for American Chamber of Commerce. An interesting panel and a fun opportunity to speak to a captive audience (I’m sure they locked the doors).
Today is the Annual Rostrum Convention in Queensland. I have arrived a bit late, so I am sitting outside in the coffee area blogging. In my defence, I was up until midnight reviewing a student’s literature review submission for UQ prior to having to mark it.
Rostrum is all about public speaking, so today’s discussions should be pretty good – given that I like that kind of thing. Since I arrived late, I haven’t gone into the venue yet. I am running a hypothetical later in the day – hmm, apparently for 45 minutes. Given the last one went for two hours, I suppose this one will be a bit less taxing. How does that sound?
All at the Brisbane International Hotel – at Windsor. A cosy little venue.
Well, my last blog post was about this book I was editing – and here is a sneak preview of the flyer for it. Ken, Aastha and I have enjoyed working with the authors a great deal.
From the blurb on the book, which is in the Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations series:
This book addresses the leadership challenges and strategies required when Not for Profits embrace new models of working such as Social Enterprises . It covers both concepts, and case studies of successful Not for Profits, and is very suitable for professional development programs .
And this is the table of contents:
Part I: The Leadership Journey
1. Leadership Concepts and Approaches; Kenneth Wiltshire
2. Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications for Leadership; Aastha Malhotra
3. The Journey of a Social Leader: Leading and Transforming Organisations For Social Impact; Anna Krzeminska, Andreas Heinecke, and Christian Koch
Part II: Shaping the Journey
4. Stakeholder Partnerships and the Delivery of Services; Stephen Jones
5. Corporate Social Responsibility, Government, and the Balancing Act; Kenneth Wiltshire
6. Financial Sustainability Through Leadership; David Knowles and Chris Wilson
7. Your People, Your Volunteers; Amanda Roan
8. Non-Profit Marketing Strategy; Jay Weerawardena
9. Leadership and Governance Issues in Faith Based Organizations; Susan Dann
10. Leading Through the Jungle of Legislation, Regulation and Reporting; Paul Paxton-Hall Part III: New Journeys, New Horizons
Part III – New Journeys, New Horizons
11. Innovation Leadership; Mark Dodgson
12. Strategy, Leadership and Team Building; Karina Collins
13. Successful Nonprofit Leadership in an IT World; Micheal Axelsen