Interview with Ana Neves about Social Now

I’ve interviewed Ana Neves about her upcoming Social Now event, taking place on the 7th & 8th of April in Amsterdam: 1) Another edition of Social Now is fast approaching. What can participants expect from the event? Ana, imagine a fictitious company facing challenges related to knowledge sharing, collaboration, communication and innovation. It wants to … Continue reading

New year, new challenges!

A new year arrived and with it some cool challenges came knocking to my door. January was still making its appearance and I was already back to teaching, this time on the topics of Social Media Marketing and Social CRM, something I love doing and always seem to find the energy to do no matter … Continue reading

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

This a.m. as I was getting ready to head to the office a story came to my mind: back in the early 90s our neighbours came to woke us up one Saturday morning. We rushed down the stairs to see what the fuss was all about and realized that a young foreign woman, travelling with her … Continue reading

Dan Ariely, our brains and dark patterns

The other week I attended a private corporate event featuring author and researcher on behavioural economics Dan Ariely as the keynote speaker. His talk revolved around our intuition, brain illusions and decision making when facing complicated situations [as a side note, the word complexity was used by the author many times to illustrate what I … Continue reading

Cidadania 2.0: the next chapter

The adventure started back in 2010 when I happened to finally meet Ana Neves and she shared with me her idea of raising awareness, in Portugal and beyond, about the potential of social tools to support citizenship projects, drive collective action and stimulate conversations between governments and citizens. From that initial exchange of ideas and … Continue reading

The future of work: on to a freelance model?

I’m blessed with many things in life. One of them is being part of a smart group of people, both male and female from their early 20s to their late 30s, with diverse backgrounds, occupations and interests, that gather every month or so for dinner & debate over a variety of topics. On one of … Continue reading

Book review: Linked

A delightful book on the science, power and complexity of networks: that’s how I could sum up Albert-László Barabási‘s book Linked – How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life. I believe that in the uncertain, complex and postnormal times we live in it is increasingly important … Continue reading