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In my readings I’ve collected some resources about “Social Media” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

Social Media Sucks for Businesses and Here’s Why

How to be a formidable content curator: a 17-step guide

Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement

Il QR Code…che funziona solo a Guinness.

“‘The Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over, and We’re Dancing on its Grave‘ via @prismatic”
– Piergiorgio Grossi

Microsoft silently launches, its attempt at a social networking site via @prismatic”
– Piergiorgio Grossi


I’ve already pointed out the MIT’s OpenCourse Ware: a free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world (under a Creative Commons License 2.5). I love it: there is also a set of RSS feeds with news, new courses …

I’ve just read about this course: Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers. You can find all the lectures notes and slides in the site.

In particular Reframing for resolving Intractable Controversies deals about what we “use” when we face a problem:

  • assumptions (common beliefs, in our thinking)
  • values  (criteria that we use for deciding if a situation is desirable or undesirable and then the mind state we have facing that problem)

We use to frame (new) situations using assumptions and values that might be wrong.

The discovery of assumptions is easier when we are “out of the box”, but the box is invisible for us.
People who disagree with our frames are more acute for identifying our assumptions.
The discovering of assumptions is a kind of reverse engineering that disturb our beliefs.

A possibility for discovering assumptions is to go through the components and the causal relations of the frame asking “why”they are stated in that particular way.

Questions for Exploring Assumptions
Why the scenario, or one component of it, is generated by the problem or a component of it?
Why the factor A contributes to the problem?
Which conditions are required for the work of causal relations?

Questions for Exploring Values:
•Why do you think it is a problem?
•Which values are threatened by the problem or by the scenario?
•Which motivations are behind the way the situation were framed?

I really recommend to have a look around: very interesting concepts!


I?ve just read that the Mager Tools podcast (, my favorite podcast, won the Podcast Awards in the Business Category.

Mark and Mike ROCK!


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If you like this topic you HAVE to listen to 'Executive Briefing: The Power of Persuasion' – Dr. Robert Cialdini. It's an audio track that you can buy for few dollars at

The quality is not good at all but it's 'easy' to listen (even for an Italian like I am) and full of ideas.

The wrong thing about all this is that I want to lear more about this topic NOW! Very Happy


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