Discontinuing my blog!

At one point in time, when I was new at this ‘social stuff’, a blog made sense.  I would argue that I was even having fun with it!  Now, with twitter + Facebook + LinkedIn + IBM internal social apps, this site has fallen out of date.  My audience can be reached in so many other ways and this vehicle is now redundant.  So, with that said, thanks for clicking through to this site.  I’m not going to delete this just yet (I need to work up to that!), but do know that I won’t actively manage this content until that time.  Thanks for landing on this Blog.  Thanks for reading my entry.  All the best to you.



After #Southwest Fuselage Rip, Airline Moved Fast

I’m really enjoying this story with Southwest Airlines.  They’re doing an incredible job of leading the company through this challenge.  Grounding their own planes, leading their own ’emergency’ inspection schedule, and tightly controlling clear communication on it’s findings is putting in-flight employees at ease and addressing customer fears.  Incredible stuff.  Not cheap, for sure, but a really great example of solid corporate leadership.  Air Canada, take note.  –RBGM

After Southwest Fuselage Rip, Airline Moved Fast on Groundings – WSJ.com.

#GenY vs. #GenX: Who Causes More IT Headaches?

GenY is always getting bad press, but they’re some of the most creative and productive employees in the workforce today.  Apparently, they’re also supportive of most IT strategies and appreciate IT support … more than their 0lder peers.   –RBGM

Gen Y vs. Gen X: Who Causes More IT Headaches? CIO.com.

#IBM celebrates it’s Centennial year due to strong and consistent leadership


I firmly believe that any organization, in order to survive and achieve success, must have a sound set of beliefs on which it premises all its policies and actions. Next, I believe that the most important single factor in corporate success is faithful adherence to those beliefs. And finally, I believe that if an organization is to meet the challenges of a changing world, it must be prepared to change everything about itself… except those beliefs… as it moves through corporate life.

Thomas Watson Jr
IBM President and CEO

LVMH Aims to Acquire Bulgari After Agreeing to Buy Family Stake – Bloomberg

Business followers, another corporate buy-out in the works.  They’re companies we know but don’t often get to support (but would love to, eh?!:)   #LVMH is planning to buy out #Bulgari, brining it under their umbrella alongside #Hermes.  Good opportunity for Consulting Services perhaps?  IT consolidation?  –RBGM

LVMH Aims to Acquire Bulgari After Agreeing to Buy Family Stake – Bloomberg.

IBM’s Sam Palmisano: A super second act

IBM’s Sam Palmisano: A super second act – Fortune Tech.

This is a GREAT read for all my IBM peers.  It  highlights our incredible leader, #Palmisano, and his vision for our company.  Thanks to Forbes and @ForbesDaily for sharing this great piece.  –RGMB

Great Online Resource: the New Sales Coach


I came across this site via a reTweet. Lots of great material here for sales leaders.  I enjoy Mike Weinberg’s perspective, and I would say to all my IBM sales followers to check him out.  Remember, the best sellers aren’t just the ones who close the most deals, but the ones who are mentors along the way!   –RBGM

Greplin makes social search impossibly easy

Tools like this one will continue to be developed.  It forces us to constantly be aware of our “Googlability” and how our online lives could have … or WILL have … a serious impact on our reputations and personal brands!   –RBGM

Greplin makes social search impossibly easy – The Globe and Mail.

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years – Dan Schawbel – Personal Branding – Forbes

What is your “google-ability factor”?  Does it represent the brand you’re trying to build for yourself?  Your online personae tells way more about you than your resume does … and that’s where we’re heading!   –RBGM

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years – Dan Schawbel – Personal Branding – Forbes.

IBM Watson: The Face of Watson