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The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship

The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

....“Credit, climate, and consumption crises cannot be solved through specialized expertise alone. These problems, like most issues businesses confront in the global marketplace, feature complex interdependencies that require an understanding of how political, financial, environmental, ethical, and social interests influence each other. A philosophical approach connects the dots among competing interests in an effort to create synergy."

 

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Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
Changing your work environment will make you healthier, and more creative.
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2013 RESOLUTION: STOP EXCESSIVE SITTING !!!

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Miliband speaks on integration - ITV News - ITV News

Miliband speaks on integration - ITV News - ITV News | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
ITV NewsMiliband speaks on integration - ITV NewsITV NewsMiliband speaks on integration. Britain needs a "comprehensive strategy for integration" to help cope with the pressures of a multi-ethnic society, Labour leader Ed Miliband will say today.
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Any offensive behavior offers an authentic choice to face our own vunerabilities…. instead of, masking them.

Any defeat caused by rival activity provides us with a sterile buffer of time, per say a chance to evolve through engaging in a uniquely personal battle.

Ergo threats in general serve as validection from a society imposed implicit self to momentarily restructured  explicit self – the Validity of omnipotent Human existence.

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Mez Munshi's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:22 PM

Are there more benefits or issues living in a multi-ethnic society?  Is there a limit?

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5-Step RUN UP To GLORY | DUCATI | Speedtv.com

5-Step RUN UP To GLORY | DUCATI | Speedtv.com | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
Ducati's once-proud MotoGP program has seen its results plummet and reputation tarnished. But even with the loss of Valentino Rossi, all hope is not lost.


Here are five steps to returning the program to glory....


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Business Radars: It’s Time For Market Revolutions

Business Radars: It’s Time For Market Revolutions | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

'Business Radars: It’s Time For Market Revolutions' blog post by John Elkington, CSRWire Talkback

November 24, 2012

Nestlé and other companies are changing the rules of the market game to promote sustainability.

Business people talk of issues being on or off the corporate radar screen, but it’s amazing how often CEOs and other leaders miss important signals in the midst of all the background noise... http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/609-business-radars-its-time-for-market-revolutions

 


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ON LEAN-DESIGN OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA DIALOGUE 5 Rules For API Management | TechCrunch

ON LEAN-DESIGN OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA DIALOGUE 5 Rules For API Management | TechCrunch | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
APIs are the glue that connect apps. It's as true for consumer apps as it is for the enterprise. API management platforms have come into vogue as apps proliferate across the enterprise.
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Conversıon Focused Landing Pages: A Selection of 25 Best Practices

Conversıon Focused Landing Pages: A Selection of 25 Best Practices | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it


Robin Good: To create an effective landing page you need to pay attention to a lot of critical factors. From the layout and positioning of the graphic and text elements on it, to the language and communication style to use.

 

Frequent mistakes include wanting to include too much stuff, providing too many links going off into different directions and not paying enough attention to small details which can make or break your credibility and reputation on the web.

 

Excerpted from the original article:

 

"If you are searching for conversion-focused landing page best practices, then look no further than our latest infographic.

 

We’ve highlighted twenty-five tips you can incorporate into your landing page optimization strategy immediately.

 

From creating targeted, cohesive campaigns to testing strategies that get results - this infographic covers it all."

 

Click here to view the full version: http://bit.ly/PKdPkv

 

Thanks to Agostino Caniato for uncovering it. 

 


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efforts to turn data to KNOWLEDGE, STILL TOP MOST PRIORITY IBM and Oxford Survey: Getting Closer to Customers

efforts to turn data to KNOWLEDGE, STILL TOP MOST PRIORITY IBM and Oxford Survey: Getting Closer to Customers | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
A new global report released today by IBM and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford reveals that most Big Data initiatives currently being deployed by organizations are aimed at improving the customer experience.
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Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster -- from scratch

NON-CONFORMITY...ADHOCRACY AND OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE ....takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scrat...

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Story telling- an investment bank's perspective:UBS - Yo-Yo Ma/Stott - Global home

Story telling- an investment bank's perspective:UBS - Yo-Yo Ma/Stott - Global home | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
At UBS, we aim to achieve the same harmony with our clients as Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott have achieved. Visit UBS.com to find out more about our brand advertising.
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Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: Paul Zak at the Future of StoryTelling 2012

"The emotionally charged story recounted at the beginning Dr. Paul Zak's film—of a terminally ill two-year-old named Ben and his father—offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human brain responds to effective storytelling."

 

Want to know how a dramatic story structure affects our brain chemistry and leads us to make donations? Then watch this very engaging and informative 5 minute video!

 

The video explains several neuroscience research projects that were conducted (don't worry - the video is NOT boring) about the effects a short dramatic story had on people's brains and behavior.

 

And it explains how to structure a story to make the biggest impact. I wish all scientist could do such a great job in explaining their work and its meaning. Enjoy!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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How to use music for branding - 7 Music Essentials to Convey Your Brand’s Story - Marketing with Music - Using Music to strike emotion

How to use music for branding - 7 Music Essentials to Convey Your Brand’s Story - Marketing with Music - Using Music to strike emotion | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
The entertainment terrain is changing and evolving.

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 25, 2013 6:15 PM
Fabulous point Ariana! It's a great idea. I love adding music into my trainings.
ValerieMalaval's comment, January 27, 2013 3:19 PM
Can share experience. We did an event where we put our team in a middle of an orchestra, doing a rehearsal. Was a magic moment in terms od emotion, but also key to understand each musician play without hearing all the other. Everytime, is the conductor who provides vision, direction and create the trust within this global body. That was very powerful to understand how conductor creates and rejevunate constantly trust within the orchestra, to go to something extraordinary that touched our hearts.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 30, 2013 10:56 AM
How cool Valerie! I love hearing about the creative ways professionals are using sound and music with clients.
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CIO White Papers | Essential Resources for Information Professionals

CIO White Papers | Essential Resources for Information Professionals | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
White Paper - Creating Value From Lean Marketing Operations: The Importance of Change Management http://t.co/46cisBgP
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CREATING VALUE FROM MARKETING OPERATIONS

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ABOUT | Good LifeProject: Build Your Own Good Life

ABOUT | Good LifeProject: Build Your Own Good Life | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
In-depth interviews with mission-driven entrepreneurs, artists, world-shakers and experts about what it takes to live a good life.
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Using Just 10% of Your Brain? TAKE the QUIZ AND Think Again-ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS

Using Just 10% of Your Brain? TAKE the QUIZ  AND Think Again-ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

Popular neuromyths about how we learn are creating confusion in the classroom... "No, you do not, in fact, use just 10% of your brain, and "learning styles" make no difference in the classroom. Psychology professor Christopher Chabris discusses these and other "neuromyths" with WSJ's Gary Rosen."

 

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STRENGTHENING THE CORE REINVIGORATES :JAL Roars Back With Eye on U.S. Market

STRENGTHENING THE CORE REINVIGORATES :JAL Roars Back With Eye on U.S. Market | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
A yen-pinching culture shift at JAL, Japan's proud, once profligate national airline, is part of one of the more dramatic turnarounds in global aviation history.
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BLISS !!! China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive

BLISS !!! China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

Outside Chengdu, in central China, a 78 million square foot site has been determined for an unconventional sort of construction project. It will be a city built from scratch, for 80,000 people, none of whom will need a car to get around.

 

The "Great City" is a plan for an ambitious urban center designed to limit its residents environmental impact by producing clean energy, reducing waste, and promoting public transportation over individual car use.


The project is the work of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, who note that "Chinese planning officials [are] beginning to see the effects of automobile-dependent design and are open to better alternatives to urban sprawl."

 

It has been called the "Car-Free City," a moniker that is not entirely accurate. The architecture firm notes that the vision is for a city where "cars will be essentially unnecessary," but allowed.

 


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WHY EQUALITY MATTERS...A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

WHY EQUALITY MATTERS...A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

NP: Four years ago, Channel One News, the weekday news program for middle and high school kids featured a dynamic area cartogram as a way of making the point that some states have much more electoral weight than others. In that broadcast, the map of the United States, featuring the familiar red and blue states indicating presidential election results, became animated. States with smaller populations squeezed into tiny shapes, while states with large populations expanded. At the time, we didn't know this kind of map was called an area cartogram; we called it a "squishy map." It does a nice job of making this case: some states matter more than others when it comes to US presidential elections.

 

Seeing the map on Channel One also launched me into work that continues with my dissertation. What kind of sense do kids make from complex representations like an area cartogram? In the Channel One broadcast in 2008, the map was presented as part of a sensible lesson about "electoral weight." With Vanderbilt professors Rogers Hall and Kevin Leander, we wondered if the map made sense to kids and if the argument was strengthened by the map.

 

Four years later, I'm still working on those questions and others like them. In the mean time, here's another awesome area cartogram. In this case, NPR's "It's All Politics" blogger Adam Cole makes an argument about the advertisement spending of superPACs and other outside groups. Which states matter to these groups? And how much do they spend per voter on these ads? The squishy maps tell the story. Cole has a great video here as well--it's whimsical and informative. Finally, another move by Cole in these maps is the scaling of elections at the level of the state by popular vote. This means that states that are more contested turn purple (half blue and half red) rather than the color of the winning candidate from the last election.

 


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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 5, 2012 11:28 AM
All the states blown up in size are the deciding factors in this years election as usual, this map is an interesting way to look at things. It's still crazy to me that this is how our voting system works and that some states dominate the others.
Lindsey Robinson's comment, November 5, 2012 11:32 AM
This map is perfect for young voters. It uses visuals to show how important states like Ohio and Florida are during the election. It shows people why the candidates are always spending campaign money on these swing states and not states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc. In states like these, Republican voters almost don't even matter because the two states are so democratic. The electoral votes automatically make the state blue. The same goes with strictly Republican states like Texas or Oklahoma.
Lisa Fonseca's comment, November 6, 2012 9:56 PM
I found this article to be very informative, it represented information to those who aren't familiar with the facts of an election. It demonstrated that it isnt the size of a state that matter it is the electoral vote that counts, therefore regardless a state is so large it may not count as much in electoral votes as a smaller state. It also explained how bigger states need to spend more money because they are the states needing to get their point across and making a larger difference.
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Influence, Service and the 100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes

Influence, Service and the 100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

"A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others. The contributor shares his top 100 leadership quotes of all time."

 

Excerpted (some of my own favorites taken from Kevin's list):

 

You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions    A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell    My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery    Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead    The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis    To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux     He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle

 

Deb:  It seems to be true, per another Scoop, that leadership, in a sense, doesn't really exist, from Peter Drucker's perspective.  It is about trust, respect, leader development opportunity, influence and community (relationship / networks / feedback.)   That's my perspective on the leadership-train-talk.

 

(Have a favorite quote that didn't make the list? Share it in the comments section below.)


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Rethinking Affirmative Action

Rethinking Affirmative Action | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it

FAIRNESS- rethinking on affirmative action....Supporters of affirmative action still have a legal path open to them: giving preference based on socioeconomic status.

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Acclaimed designer Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software

Acclaimed designer Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
Designer Yves Behar, who has worked on products such as the most recent OLPC laptop, the Jawbone line, and Ouya game console, has criticized Apple for its software design. Talking at the 100% Design...
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Angry Birds Theme Parks Coming to Europe

Angry Birds Theme Parks Coming to Europe | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
Rovio Mobile, makers of the worldwide mobile game phenomenon Angry Birds, are in talks to open a theme park in the U.K.

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030 | ALIGNMENT | Scoop.it
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