Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Year

Of all the blog posts I read this year, these had the most impact on me. Reviewing these, it occurs to me that blogging is really maturing into a vibrant, diverse art form. Let me know if you agree.

10. "Top 8 Reasons Consulting Doesn't Work," Achieve Market Leadership (Crimson Consulting). Author: Rick Sklarin.

9. "Why do people refer?" Duct Tape Marketing. Author: John Jantsch.

8. "Connectivity Trumps Productivity," Networks, Complexity, and Relatedness. Author: Patti Anklam. It really does! So we can all stop stressing out and just meet more people. Let's go!

7. "Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us." YouTube post. Creator: Michael Wesch. Words can't summarize it. Just watch.

6. "How to make rows more creative," Cognitive Edge guest blog. Author: Max Boisot. "Rows" meaning fights. Not fistfights, that is, but disagreements among colleagues. Great reading for those who want to encourage dissent in their workplace.

5. "The Electron Economy Part 1," Green Thoughts. Author: Michael Hoexter. A series of posts, now up to part 9 (!) advocating a move to electric power for most devices as the best way to save the planet.

4. "Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace," apophenia. Author: danah boyd. A thoughtful and courageous post.

3. "Mana for the Masses," Hobby Princess. Author: Ulla-Maaria Mutanen. About the spirit that inhabits things others have used.

2. "Can limitations and restrictions be liberating?" Presentation Zen. Author: Garr Reynolds. The title says it all. The answer, by the way, is yes.

1. "How to hit the Enterprise 2.0 bullseye," The Impact of IT on Businesses and their Leaders. Author: Andrew McAfee. Connecting enterprise 2.0 to business value via examining the relationships between colleagues and others in the enterprise.



Anonymous said...

John, I'm flattered and inspired to see my post among your list of top to, thank you, I enjoy your blog tremendously too, let's link up.
Rick Sklarin
Achieve Market Leadership