August 22, 2003
A Blogger In Their Midst

Blog goddess Halley Suitt has contributed a Case Study to the Harvard Business Review which focuses on how a CEO should deal with a blogger on staff whose writings become so influential they directly impact the company’s business — a dilemma that B-School grads are going to face more and more in the future. The Case Study format lays out the problem, and then invites four experts to provide their solutions; in this case, the experts are David Weinberger (co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto), Ray Ozzie (CEO of Groove Networks, creator of Lotus Notes, and himself a blogger), Pamela Samuelson (professor of law and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at UC-Berkeley), and Erin Motameni (VP of Human Resources at EMC).

Halley’s a great writer (her Alpha Male stories are required reading), so this should be a good one. Unfortunately you have to be an HBR subscriber to read the thing online, and the closest I ever got to Harvard was a rejection letter in my senior year of high school! Anyone out there who’s got a subscription and wants to give us the deep skinny on the article — well, that’s what the comments section down there is for, knock yourself out.

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at August 22, 2003
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