The To-and-Fro over 2.0: It's Rematch Time!

Well, Andy’s been sizing up his opponent for tomorrow’s rematch. I’ll do my best to keep it a clean match. That’s 11am Eastern Standard Time.

Tom Davenport and I debated Enterprise 2.0 last June as part of the 2007 Enterprise 2.0 conference. And we re going to do it again this Friday at 11 am in a Webinar sponsored by the enterprise search company FAST (FAST maintains a great collection of E2.0 blogs, and I ll be speaking at the company s conference in Orlando in February). The debate will be moderated by Jim McGee, who s been thinking about the topics under discussion for a long time.

In debates and his other writing on the subject Tom s been making three broad points: that Enterprise 2.0 is really not anything new, that it s not going to be successfully taken up by most companies, and that even when it is in place it s not going to make much of a difference in things that pragmatic business leaders care about. To which I reply well, tune in and see for yourself.

The webinar is free to attend, but advance registration is required.

I ve been obsessively watching the video of our previous encounter, and have noticed that Tom drops his left when he s getting ready to throw a hook, and that he doesn t move as well to his left. Come watch as I exploit these weaknesses.

The To-and-Fro over 2.0: It’s Rematch Time!
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:30:00 GMT

One thought on “The To-and-Fro over 2.0: It's Rematch Time!”

  1. Hi Jim:
    I think Tom’s wrong, but that his case has merite because we don’t yet know the effective practices or tools that will create E2.0

    I’m looking into this via a dissertation research project, and I’ve been hunting for your email address to ask you to participate. I did a social network analysis on terms relevant to new, shared, organizational knowledge and yours is one of the 24 most trusted Blogs on the topic.

    Thus, I’m hoping you’ll answer a survey on what you know.
    Here’s link to look at on the SNA and what’s being asked of participants:

    Could you email me and let me know if you’d be willing to participate?
    (I didn’t intend to make such a public request, but you’re hard to contact. And I didn’t want to pay 19.95 / month to write you via LinkedIn 😉

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