—Seth Godin, author, Poke the Box
“Social Business by Design has a clear, simple, straightforward message that puts people in the center of a new way of thinking and working.”
—Tony Hsieh, author, Delivering Happiness; CEO, Zappos.com, Inc.
“If you are serious about developing a social business, then keep this book close at hand. Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim bring years of wisdom and experience, paid in blood and sweat, to the pages of Social Business by Design—so that you don't have to.”
—Charlene Li, author, Open Leadership; founder, Altimeter Group
“Social Business by Design goes beyond the surface level of social media to help executives across departments think like social anthropologists who can deeply integrate the latest insights, trends, and data to help their businesses thrive in the 21st century. Kim and Hinchcliffe have helped companies from the inside and know their subject matter well.”
—Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company
“The debate about whether social business is worthwhile is over, thankfully. Now we can move on to the much more important work of successfully putting in place new technology-enabled ways of working, marketing, and innovating. With this invaluable book, Hinchcliffe and Kim offer guidance springing from their deep experience on how to do just this.”
—Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, MIT; author, Enterprise 2.0
“New technology is driving a fundamental power shift in business globally, representing a significant challenge for business. But that same technology also provides unparalleled opportunity if we learn how to harness it. This compelling book outlines the basic principles we will all need to transform challenges into opportunities.”
—John Hagel, coauthor, The Power of Pull; cochairman, The Center for the Edge
“Social Business by Design easily earns a ‘like,’ a tweet, a follow, a share, a 5-star rating, and plenty of fans. It shows leaders how to transform their businesses and brands using internal and external social media at scale. What could be more urgent or timely?”
—Pete Blackshaw, global head, digital marketing and social media, Nestle; author, Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000
“Business is changing right before our very eyes. We are in a world of empowered individuals with reliable, always-on, cross-media connectivity with a vivacious appetite for continuous improvement to win amongst global competition. The frameworks in this book dimensionalize the socially enabled cross-functional business critical opportunities and will help you quickly chart a clear course for success to win in our evolving social business landscape.”
—Michael Donnelly, group director, worldwide interactive marketing, Coca-Cola
“Every business must find its way forward in today's rapidly changing world. This book details the very notion of what being social means in a new way that avoids the hype. Instead, a fascinating case is made for transforming what organizations can do with social media.”
—Kirk Kness, vice president of emerging solutions group, T. Rowe Price
“The business world as we know it is changing, and Peter Kim and Dion Hinchcliffe, along with the rest of the Dachis team, are leading the way! The key is understanding how the world is changing and how your business can lead the way. Social Business by Design will help guide you.”
—Frank Eliason, senior vice president of social media at Citi; author, At Your Service
“Launching new social practices in a big organization like L'Oréal requires a strong mind change in which Peter has been our coach: Social Business by Design sets the stage of a global marketing change, which is above all, a change of marketing mindset.”
—Georges-Edouard Dias, senior vice president, digital business, strategic marketing division, L'Oréal SA
“Social Business by Design gets right to the heart of the social business trend. Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim reveal not just what you need to do, inside and outside your company, to make social technologies pay off—they also show how to put it all together into a cohesive framework and measure the results. A must-read.”
—Josh Bernoff, senior vice president, idea development, Forrester Research; coauthor, Groundswell and Empowered
From the Inside Flap
Social Business by Design is the definitive management book on how to rethink the modern organization in the social media era. Based on their research and work through the Dachis Group, thought leaders Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim deftly explore how the social, cultural, and technological trends provoked by the social media explosion are transforming every business environment. Offering both a strategic overview and a hands-on resource, Social Business by Design clearly shows how to choose and implement a social business strategy as well as maximize its impact.
Designed to be a highly accessible resource, Social Business by Design offers the shortest route to creating a dynamic social business organization. Hinchcliffe and Kim clearly explain the mechanisms, applications, and advantages of a strategic array of social media areas, including social media marketing, social product development, crowdsourcing, social supply chains, social customer relationship management, and more.
With original research from the Dachis Group, as well as case studies from SAP, Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors, Bloomberg, HBO, Ford, and IBM, Hinchcliffe and Kim show how they help Fortune 500 clients plan, build, and activate effective social business solutions. From the early successes and missteps of social media pioneers to the latest groundbreaking experiments, they show clearly the evolution of social business and the future it holds for organizations of all sizes.
With actionable, high-impact techniques that have proven to save time and invigorate the bottom line, Social Business by Design can transform your organization's strategy to ensure success and avoid disruption in a fast-moving world.