Hi and welcome to my 6th mid-week reading blog. Again so many great articles to share. Hope you find something worth a read. Cheers Vic

Culture and Innovation: here are a couple of articles on creating a culture of innovation, first on adjusting your playbook to embrace innovation in the workplace; then cultivating a content centric culture focusing on collective ownership of content;

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/01/16/why-innovation-is-so-hard/

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34064/How-to-Cultivate-a-Content-Culture-at-Your-Company.aspx

Business: I want this nirvana now! Social CRM, so let me know if you have a working set of apps that achieve true integration as described here; if you work for a global this advice might not be applicable but for those of us in small business good points on why not to respond to RFP’s:

http://www.slideshare.net/simplify360/social-crm-2013

http://www.inc.com/john-warrillow/death-by-rfp-seven-reasons-not-to-respond.html

People and Capability: Interesting revelation in this article that employers tend to evaluate candidates on whether they’d be likely to hang out with them; this LinkedIN post on the conundrum of negative performance feedback provides a good assessment;

http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2013/02/15/more-proof-that-hiring-and-dating-arent-so-different/?mod=WSJ_article_outbrain&obref=obinsite

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130311154522-128811924-the-conundrum-of-negative-performance-feedback

I tweeted this one on Yahoo – it’s funny, smart, sad and makes some good points;

http://mrsniffen.tumblr.com/post/44600485954/an-open-letter-to-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer

Leadership: I love this wee slideshare on happiness in business, brief and to the point; functional list on good leadership drawing an analogy with the film Moneyball; some insight into running an effective – and not boring – board meeting; while looking for something to inspire me I found this article on how busy people find time to think deeply, personally hanging the washing or doing the dishes in the office at night work for me too:

http://www.slideshare.net/spookstudio/hss-17007379

http://fistfuloftalent.com/2013/03/10-lessons-from-moneyball-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-data.html

http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/27/you-shouldnt-be-bored-at-a-board-meeting-pt-1-board-meeting-dos-and-donts/

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130312012437-659753-how-busy-people-find-time-to-think-deeply

Data, Big Data and BI: It’s probably not cool to have a link to a link but as a resource list this provides you Data Scientists out there with an awesome list of resources from analyticbridge.com; I liked this blog from Forrester on Mobile BI and Cloud BI evaluation criteria – and therefore characteristics we should care about; different article on Big Data this time drawing our attention to some of the potential problems instead of the usual hype; and SAP HANA as a Service, interesting concept too:

http://www.analyticbridge.com/page/links

http://blogs.forrester.com/boris_evelson/13-03-05-mobile_bi_and_cloud_bi_evaluation_criteria_0

http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2013/10243/the-five-big-problems-of-big-data

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/12/hp_hana_as_a_service/