A front row seat for the social media revolution.

The social media revolution has had one constant: the breathtaking shift in power from institutions to people. I have spent the last decade chronicling the ways that individuals can matter more now than at any time in human history. However, we need organizations to work with us not at us to fully realize our potential. I call this intersection Matterness. I look forward to chronicling here on my blog, and in my books and speeches, the ways that we are living and working together to create a more prosperous, equitable and just society here on my blog, in books and speeches.
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Postal Service Lacks Matterness
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Jumping the NYPD Hashtag
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“It has been a long time since we have hosted such an amazing speaker as you – mind-changing, open, enthusiastic, so knowledgeable!” Felicity Aziz Cultural Affairs Specialist The American State Department Jerusalem
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“Allison Fine is one of the few people who can communicate profound ideas to audiences of all types–from CEOs to career transitioners to those new to the field. I recently watched Allison mesmerize a group of executives with her knowledge and wit. Allison is a master storyteller–and her stories resonate with us all.”
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Reality vs. Realists
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The Churn
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So Many Words, So Little Meaning
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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context

Postal Service Lacks Matterness

This is a picture of my mailbox:           As you can see, is resting on the ground next to the post. Two weeks ago I heard a crash in the middle of the afternoon and came outside to find the mailbox like this. For a few days, our mailman delivered the[...]

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“It has been a long time since we have hosted such an amazing speaker as you – mind-changing, open, enthusiastic, so knowledgeable!” Felicity Aziz Cultural Affairs Specialist The American State Department Jerusalem

“It has been a long time since we have hosted such an amazing speaker as you – mind-changing, open, enthusiastic, so knowledgeable!” Felicity Aziz Cultural Affairs Specialist The American State Department Jerusalem

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“Allison Fine is one of the few people who can communicate profound ideas to audiences of all types–from CEOs to career transitioners to those new to the field. I recently watched Allison mesmerize a group of executives with her knowledge and wit. Allison is a master storyteller–and her stories resonate with us all.”

“Allison Fine is one of the few people who can communicate profound ideas to audiences of all types–from CEOs to career transitioners to those new to the field. I recently watched Allison mesmerize a group of executives with her knowledge and wit. Allison is a master storyteller–and her stories resonate with us all.” Kathy P.[...]

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Reality vs. Realists

When I wrote about “the churn” I was expecting folks to nod and say, “Yup, that’s what it feels like to be trying to tick off the to-do list day after day.” And I certainly got a lot of that, especially on Twitter (which is filled with people like me trying to avoid their to-do[...]

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The Churn

I’ve been thinking a lot about the churn lately. Here’s how I define the churn: All organizations need to get stuff done. They need to manufacture things and sell it, serve someone, advocate for legislation and change the world. And as they set out to accomplish these things, the puzzle to be solved becomes: what[...]

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So Many Words, So Little Meaning

I am constantly surprised, and often bemused, by the way organizations use so many words to say so little. Here is a sign I saw in a business yesterday: This is a lot of words to say absolutely nothing! And unless the writer was paid by the word, it doesn’t seem to have accomplished anything.[...]

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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context

Michael Sam, an All American football player from the University of Missouri and a prospective NFL draftee, announced this week that he is gay. This, of course, is a tipping point moment for the macho league where sissy’s have never been openly tolerated. Much of the reaction to his announcement was supportive (and certainly more[...]

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