Entries by Robert Bogue

Fundamentals of User Adoption: Five Factors

The fundamentals of user adoption were discovered in a corn field in Iowa before 1962. For decades, these fundamentals have been used to explain the growth of technology. You’ve probably seen the adoption bell curve with the labels of innovators, early adopters, majority, and laggards. But you may not have known where it came from […]

Book Review-Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Behavior change is hard. In Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be, Marshal Goldsmith and Mark Reiter explain that it may be the hardest thing that any adult does. Goldsmith is no stranger to motivating readers and audiences to change. His previous work was What Got You Here Won’t […]

Writing Like an Egyptian

You’ve heard of walking like an Egyptian, now we want you to write like one. Well, in a way. This video discusses what’s called “inverted pyramid” writing and why you should use it in your corporate communications. If you want to share this video, you can get it ad-free. Just click here to sign up, […]

Book Review-The Four Loves

I’ve for some time recognized the three words in Greek used to describe love – eros, philos, and agape. C.S. Lewis’ count of The Four Loves, therefore, was interesting and confusing. Effectively to the three above, Lewis adds storge, which is somewhere between liking and the kind of love and concern you have for someone […]

Book Review-Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Leadership isn’t easy. It’s difficult, because leadership requires a great deal of strength. I don’t mean lift-a-car-off-a-child sort of strength. I mean the kind of strength to both understand who you are and be who you are. Brené Brown’s latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., brings her work on shame […]

This is a Story

Humans are born storytellers. Whether you believe you’re creatively inclined or not, we’re all masters of storytelling. In this video, we discuss how to use stories in a professional setting – yes, it’s okay to do that – and why they’re so good at engaging and educating. If you want to share this video, you […]

Book Review-How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built

I’m not an architect, but as an information architect, I’m curious about how classical architects approach the problems of buildings that people love. This journey led me to Stewart Brand’s book, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built. I was first introduced to the book back in 2011 while reading Pervasive Information Architecture. It […]

Trust => Vulnerability => Intimacy, Revisited

It was October of 2013 when I wrote the post Trust => Vulnerability => Intimacy. While the post is an anchor post, there are a few things that deserve some clarification. (If you’ve not read it yet, now would be a good time, since the rest of this post builds on what is there.) First, […]

16 Microsoft MVP Awards, what it Means

It was 2004 when I first got an email asking me to answer some questions because I was being considered for an MVP award. I asked a friend, Jason Dunn, about it, because I knew he was an MVP. His response was enthusiastic. I was honored later that year to get my first award for […]

Book Review-Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

When Brené Brown speaks of the wilderness in Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, she’s not speaking of a place on a map. The wilderness isn’t “out there.” The wilderness is “in here.” It’s learning how to be who we are meant to be. It’s through understanding […]