Stowe Boyd will be the featured industry thought leader in the September Inside Knowledge Magazine. As I've followed Stowe's thinking and memes as they've unfolded since meeting him at the incomparable Multiples of One Conference 2003, I have the privilege, (thanks IKM editor Jerry Ash) of producing the profile.
As Stowe has promoted awareness and adoption of "social tools" since introducing the term in his last 1999 newsletter, it seemed inappropriate to do otherwise than put the tools to work in preparing his Inside Knowledge profile. Hence, this blog post and reaching out to the crowd for stories about Stowe, his thinking and influence on you and your work. Specifically:
How have you experienced Stowe Boyd's influence since he started blogging and writing about social tools in 1999?
What's important for Inside Knowledge Magazine readers to know about Stowe?
Please post your insights as comments here or in streams using whatever tool is most convenient but tagged #IKStowe so I can find them.
This is an experiment so your suggestions about refining the method are welcome. I'm wondering for example if creating a FriendFeed room might be an efficient way to aggregate #IKStowe nuggets?
Please also note the participation terms:
i. By tagging an item "#IKStowe" you give permission to be cited and or quoted in Inside Knowledge Magazine
ii. Practically please be aware Stowe's Inside Knowledge profile limit is 1400 words. Hence I expect the flow of rich insights will exceed the available space and links to sources used to inform Stowe's profile will have to suffice.
Regardless I hope you will participate so Stowe's Inside Knowledge profile is as rich as can be. My colleague Victoria Axelrod served as videographer when I interviewed Stowe live at Enterprise 2.0 Boston. What does it say about barriers to implementation in organizations that Stowe and his early adopting peers whom I hope will contribute here, have been writing about "social tools" for approaching a decade?
Thanks Stowe for making time to connect in Boston and your willingness to join in open writing your Inside Knowledge profile, and in advance to everyone who contributes. Please may your stories flow.
~ Jenny Ambrozek