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▶ How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology - YouTube

▶ How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology - YouTube | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills. More res...




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Youth engage with tech and get super inspired to create!

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Confessions of a LinkedIn Slacker - ME Marketing Services, LLC

Confessions of a LinkedIn Slacker - ME Marketing Services, LLC | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
True confessions of why a person would not use LinkedIn as much as the should.
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Millennials could benefit from using LinkedIn, but do they use it? Read this testimonial based on one young persons experience. 

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5 Terrific Examples of Company Social Media Policies

5 Terrific Examples of Company Social Media Policies | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
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Do your employees have user profiles in the same place at your business? It's important to know what they are saying, especially if and when it concerns your business. Take a look at these examples of top businesses' policies.

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Easier than ever to have private conversations | Twitter Blogs

Easier than ever to have private conversations  | Twitter Blogs | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Changes to Direct Messages make it easier to connect with those who matter.
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Want more interaction on your Twitter account's personal or business profile? This new fuction on Twitter allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone!

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People Are Flocking to a Social Network That Redistributes 90% of Ad Revenue to Users

People Are Flocking to a Social Network That Redistributes 90% of Ad Revenue to Users | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
On Tsu, users share any original content from artwork or Soundcloud tracks to selfies or videos of their dogs. The company then redistributes 90 percent of its advertising revenue to users in the f...
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Tsu gives you eveything you want in one space, pics, videos, music, you name it. Invite-only, so it's still for the popular kids :/

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Art to See Right Now in Chicago

Art to See Right Now in Chicago | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a look at works by Alexander Calder, with examples of the artist’s mobiles, stabiles, and paper works created from the 1920s through the 1970s. This exhibit will be on view through August 9, 2015.

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If you're in Chicago, go see this exhibit by a wonderful artist.

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Visit Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art to see Alexander Calder's paper works.

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The Vegas Global Executive Summit

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The Vegas Global Executive Summit


CESSON 3.0 CEO Philippe Cesson got back from the SIA Service Industry Global Executive Summit that was held in Las Vegas with a sweet tan and a new pair of sunglasses. He served as a keynote speaker on the afternoon of Tuesday the 17th, the theme of which was generating business growth through the use of social media. SIA CEO Claudia Betzner was in attendance and offered positively energetic input on her experience with Phil’s presentation.   


“The content was fantastic. He did a great job. We already started using Trello for the SIA Board of Directors to share all the content [more than one pair of eyes needs to see], instead of using just a dropbox, it gives another dimension [to our action items].”


In lieu of presenting how social media can function as a helpful tool in building revenue and clientele for business, Phil distinguished between how different generations approach social media, and how this variation can be used to a CEOs advantage.


“[Phil] presented very cool information. When he was talking about [generational differences] I thought to myself, he’s right on target. My grandchildren don’t even use Facebook… but they use Instagram and Snapchat. The information he provided really validated for me [what he meant when he explained how different generations use technology differently, and have different approaches to them].”


Phil was also careful to explain the result of fast-paced technological environment; it’s always changing.  


“We have round tables four times a year in the U.S., one in Europe, and one in Asia. During the one we have coming up in September in the Midwest, we will present what we learned at this session with Phil and discuss what our members are using [as suggested by Phil], applications they are using and how they are using them. We need to stay up to date on what’s out there.


“Technology changes so fast now, this is probably something we need to revisit every year at our conferences to continue to open up dialogues about how to use these tools.


A lot of our members are really looking into those things as a result of Phil’s presentation. It was so good!”



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Our CEO Phil spoke at the SIA Summit in Vegas, and got good feedback from a VIP attendant! Read this testimonial on her experience.

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Disruptive CEOs Shake it Up in Orange County

Disruptive CEOs Shake it Up in Orange County | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

Disruptive CEOs Meet in Orange County


CESSON 3.0 CEO Philippe Cesson attended a Vistage Chair meeting headed by Vistage Training and Coaching Professional Michelle Jewett in Orange County on sunny day, ready to inspire creativity and active change in the workplace. CEOs who attended this meeting sought to learn more about the inevitability of change in the way business is done with the fast track technological advances that are constantly being introduced in the U.S.


Phil presented the characteristics and actionable steps of a “disruptive CEO,” one who uses these advances and changes to their benefit to further their business. We caught up with Michelle to gauge her reaction and that of the group to Phil’s presentation.


“Phil is known in the Vistage community as someone you can get a lot of raw information from. He’s very relatable and you find great value in his guidance. I’m very selective about the speakers I bring in; they spend 3-4 hours with my members [so] I’m very careful in finding out who is going to bring actionable, engaging content.”


What caught your ear during Phil’s presentation?


“...He made a point that everything is moving so quickly in business that if you’re not proactive in being a disrupter you will be disrupted. this made a good case for plugging into trends, technology, etc. This connected with the members very powerfully [as well].”


What did you find remarkable about how Phil presented this guidance?


“Phil went around the table and talked to each member about his or her issues. He addressed what it was each member was there for, so each member had something that was specifically tailored to them.


“Philippe is very approachable and down to earth, and at the same time is an expert in his field. So to bring those two traits at the same time is rare and very good. The talk was well received and I got very good feedback about it. Philippe continued to stay in touch with me afterwards to offer resources and direction to anyone who needed it.”


Was there information that stuck out to you to personally?


“His paradigm about baby boomers and millennials working together was very interesting. I work with Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who employ millennials; his was a fresh perspective on the generational issue. That was helpful to reframe things and break down barriers.”


How will you implement what you’ve learned from Phil’s presentation?


I’ll be hiring someone to come in and open a Scoop.it (http://www.scoop.it/) account for me, and [manage business pages on] social media. I would also like to challenge my members to really consider what technological trends to pay attention to, how to be “disruptive”.


Is there anything else you’d like to comment on concerning Phil’s presentation?


“I think we all have information overload. There is no lack of places to find information or ideas, it’s everywhere from Ted Talks (https://www.ted.com) to Youtube [videos] that are constantly pushed. but to find someone who can bring meaning and context and curate that content like Phil does is very valuable. For me it was the whole package, how he delivered it and made in approachable.”


Thanks for your time Michelle!


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Welcome to Inc.com

Welcome to Inc.com | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
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30 inspirational quotes for your Monday morning.

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Lighten Up

Lighten Up | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
A cartoonist reflects on the subtle racism of shifting skin tones in a Marvel comic
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This artist's cartoon really makes you think. 

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9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time

9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
If you’re in a constant struggle with the clock, these solutions will help you master your schedule
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Maximizing your day and squeezing every minute out is key to success. 

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New Renderings Emerge for West Loop Hotel & Office Highrise

New Renderings Emerge for West Loop Hotel & Office Highrise | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
When news broke late last year that a Goettsch-designed hotel and office tower was coming along to replace the parking lot at 590 West Madison, the story came with...

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Chicago just gets more beautiful.

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The West Loop is getting another beautiful building. 

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The State of Digital Marketing in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The State of Digital Marketing in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Did you know that 40 percent of the world’s population - about 3 billion people - use the internet?

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Smartphones and tablets are soon to take over, looks like as early as this year...

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21 Instagram Tips for Small Business

21 Instagram Tips for Small Business | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
By Lolly Spindler Social media is important in today’s digital marketing world. Not only does well-written content help customers find you on social media sites, so do images, and luckily, many mak...
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Instagram is easy for personal use, but do you know how to instill you professional brand with this app? This article will help.

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Tiny Eight-Week-Old Heeler Puppy Isn't Sure How to React When He Gets His First Case of the Hiccups

Tiny Eight-Week-Old Heeler Puppy Isn't Sure How to React When He Gets His First Case of the Hiccups | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
"What are these things inside me!? I will scare them away!" A tiny eight-week-old heeler puppy named Buck barks, growls, and bites at the air after experiencing a hiccup for the first time in his l...
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Happy Friday! Celebrate by watching this adorable puppy experience its first hiccups.

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21 Best Apps for Business Travelers

21 Best Apps for Business Travelers | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Equipping you for flight check-ins to electronic signatures to ATM search
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For the constant traveler, download these apps that will keep you level headed while abroad, from currency conversion apps to langauge conversion, to eboarding passes, all in the palm of your hand.

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Everything Microsoft Announced at Build 2015: Day 1

Everything Microsoft Announced at Build 2015: Day 1 | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
As day one of Microsoft Build Developer Conference comes to a close, here’s a roundup of the most exciting news the company announced today. .NET Core preview opens to Mac and…
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Day 1! Lots of new developments!

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YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral - CNET

YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral - CNET | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
YouTube is the Web's de facto home for video. But 10 years ago, online video was anybody's game. As it celebrates a decade offering us everything from new celebrities to cat videos, YouTube has become a premier destination for content. Here's how it got there.
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Do you remember what youtube looked like 10 years ago? 

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Top 9 Features Mobile Consumers Want On Your Mobile Website (Infographic)

Top 9 Features Mobile Consumers Want On Your Mobile Website (Infographic) | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
When creating a mobile website you think of typography and decide not to experiment with font colors and types. You carefully select content that would engage and entertain. You even predict your vis…

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Mobile Friendly versions of your website are almost as important as the website itself. 

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9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published…
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"To-Don't" work habits?? These are great suggestions!

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Execu-Session with Philippe Cesson

Execu-Session with Philippe Cesson | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

Charles Andrews, Vistage CEO Advisory Board Chair, commented on after having experienced one of Phil's presentations, " I was [personally] inspired by the range of new tools he brought to the table to the degree where I came back to the office the next and rebuilt my website! So the tools really helped…" 

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Thanks for the compliment Charles! We seek to inspire and educate CEOs on the fast moving technological world that can enhance your business when used effectively.  

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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal' | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
For those too busy (or lazy) to do anything more than send a text.
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Try it, it works. Fabulous for busy people on the go!

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The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.
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Media is slowly opening up about the truth of marketing. 

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How Can Startups Use The Power Of Social Media [Infographic]

How Can Startups Use The Power Of Social Media [Infographic] | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Startups face tremendous pressure while competing with their bigger counterparts. They neither have large manpower nor big infrastructure. Social media can become an effective solution in helping them grow. This infographic shows how startups should utilize the power of social media.

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Startups can absolutely benefit from social media!

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Meaning and Significance: Jeff Meyer's Blog

Meaning and Significance: Jeff Meyer's Blog | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
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Our client @Baillie Lumber's blog by Jeff Meyer contemplates how to encourage and empower employees. 

http://www.baillie.com/blog/meaning-significance/

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AnyMeeting: Hold Free Online Meetings, Webinars And Share PowerPoint Presentations With 200 Participants | PowerPoint Presentation

AnyMeeting: Hold Free Online Meetings, Webinars And Share PowerPoint Presentations With 200 Participants | PowerPoint Presentation | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

As crowdsourcing and online collaboration have become quite common, it has become necessary for small, medium size and large organizations to organize online meetings and webinars to keep company employees at pace with the proceedings of various projects. Unfortunately, it can be quite expensive to use common online meeting platforms. AnyMeeting is a free online meeting and webinar solution which allows adding up to 200 participants in each meeting session.


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CESSON 3.0 highly recommends this website! We use it for all of our client and internal meetings. 

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