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Statista - The Statistics Portal

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Find statistics, consumer survey results and industry studies
from over 18,000 sources on over 60,000 topics on the internet's
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Another tool to help refine your target audience. -Chris Agro (@agrotising)

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The Essence of Leadership

The Essence of Leadership | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
“The Essence of Leadership” I recently completed a series of short presentations on the 10 key aspects of Management. They are deliberately short, condensed and to the point, so much so that I have
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SUCCESS!!! Can everyone succeed?

SUCCESS!!! Can everyone succeed? | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever gone along to one of those meetings where only as you arrive do you realise the objective is to recruit you into Multi-Level Marketing?At first analysis the system is fool proof. Follow
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Great Teams Win!

Great Teams Win! | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Great Teams Win! We Aussies know all about teams. We have the AFL the NRL, the Premier League, not to mention cricket, hockey, swimming, tennis, netball, bowls and of course the local drinking team...
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The Power of Marginal Gains

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The Power of Marginal Gains I first heard of the power marginal gain as a student. Back then “the power” of ideas such as marginal gain, marginal pricing,  marginal costing, marginal probability an...
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The “Essence of Leadership”

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"The Essence of Leadership”   I recently completed a series of short presentations on the 10 key aspects of SME Management. They are deliberately short, condensed and to the point, so much so ...
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Facebook Has Suddenly Become A Massive Hub For Video

Facebook Has Suddenly Become A Massive Hub For Video | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Users of the social network watched a total of 118 million hours of video in January, according to comScore— a huge, sudden leap.

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How Marketing Will Change In 2014: The Creative Forecast

How Marketing Will Change In 2014: The Creative Forecast | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

According to the many advertising leaders we surveyed, connected devices and wearable technology--or, more broadly, the Internet of things--are top of mind for 2014.


But where the last decade of digital experimentation has generally made technology front and center of an experience, the feeling is that the general relationship with technology has now matured to a point where it doesn’t need to be the star of the show. Instead, people are predicting a more seamless integration of technology into brand’s efforts. Or, as Scott Prindle, partner/chief digital officer, Made Movement puts it: “I think we'll see interesting opportunities to use technology to save us from technology.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 20, 7:45 PM

Creative professionals  share their own plans for a more creative 2014.

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Marketing through technology and the internet is the new trend for 2014. Even though technology was used in the past, 2014 brings new ways to market a product or company. Adding pictures, links, and other eye catching attachments are being used to attract more viewers. 3-D printing is on the top of the charts for 2014. This trend will used for wearable technology and connect other devices to help market a brand.
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Google Analytics Now Showing Up On Google+ Page Dashboard

Google Analytics Now Showing Up On Google+ Page Dashboard | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

According to a Google+ post from Daniel Waisberg, Google+ Page dashboards now include Google Analytics monthly metrics.

 


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When “Data” Can be Nonsense

When “Data” Can be Nonsense | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Many years ago — sometime in the nineties — when the field of competitive intelligence was exploding, I was asked how many Fortune companies created competitive-intelligence functions. Since this has been my area of expertise, I was supposed to know, right? Well, I had no idea since I revile networking. So I said: 97%. I figured the interviewer would hear me laughing and realize I am making fun of the question.

That number stuck. It kept showing up in columns and interviews about CI. The empirical source was never revealed, let alone questioned

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Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp

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Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp WhatsApp Co-Founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton Earlier today, Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion. It’s a spectacular...


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Einstein's conversion from a belief in a static to an expanding universe

Einstein's conversion from a belief in a static to an expanding universe | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein accepted the modern cosmological view that the universe is expanding long after many of his contemporaries. Until 1931, physicist Albert Einstein believed that the universe was static. An urban legend attributes this change of perspective to when American astronomer Edwin Hubble showed Einstein his observations of redshift in the light emitted by far away nebulae -- today known as galaxies. But the reality is more complex. The change in Einstein’s viewpoint, in fact, resulted from a tortuous thought process. Now researchers explain how Einstein changed his mind following many encounters with some of the most influential astrophysicists of his generation.

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Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens | Autopia | Wired.com

Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens | Autopia | Wired.com | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
This supersonic private jet ditches windows with the aeronautic equivalent of a television fireplace.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 20, 4:50 AM
I guess you had to do without windows!
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Make Customers Fall in Love with Your Business

Make Customers Fall in Love with Your Business | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Fusebill's curator insight, February 13, 10:22 AM

"It's time for a reality check. Businesses aren't half as cool as their owners like to think they are."

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 13, 11:52 AM

Especially in small businesses it is very possible to become 'loved' by your customers. Everything is more personalized, you have to work better than your competitor and 'over-deliver'.

Do better than what the expectations are, and create your own image by really catering to what your client is looking for. Go the extra mile. Word-of-mouth will do the rest.

A great example of a business that is love very much is SBI/Sitesell, a company that teaches you how to find your niche, combine that with the right keywords, and set up your website around that. They host, teach, provide forums (very active and friendly), customer service (second to none) and show ways on how to 'monetize' your site. Here is a link: http://www.sitesell.com/welcome23.html


Anthony MARTINS de NOBREGA's curator insight, March 4, 3:37 AM

emotions means in motion...

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The Essence of Business Writing

The Essence of Business Writing | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Essence of Business Writing“The Essence of Business Writing” is number two in a series of ten “Essence of Management Articles”You may have rattled off brilliant essays throughout school or
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The Business Planning Paradox

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The Business Planning Paradox Some years ago I sat on the Australian board of a major US consumer goods company when the news came through that our regional boss in the US had retired and was been
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What Do Women Know About Business……?

What Do Women Know About Business……? | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
What Do Women Know About Business……? Quite a lot actually! My offensively sexist headline was used as a “hook” to encourage you to think about gender equality in business. In my years in business v...
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The Power of Positive Pricing! And how to double your profits!!!

The Power of Positive Pricing! And how to double your profits!!! | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Power of Positive Pricing! And how to use positive pricing to double your profits!!!   When discussing management theory some subjects are greeted with much more enthusiasm than others and...
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The 4 Core Building Blocks of Community

The 4 Core Building Blocks of Community | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Last week someone asked me:
How do you build a community?
I paused. I hadn’t thought about it before. For the past three months, much of my time and focus has been on growing the Product Hunt community. I never considered myself...

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Nice To Finally Meet You: 3 Ways To Reach Your Target Audience On Social

Nice To Finally Meet You: 3 Ways To Reach Your Target Audience On Social | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

If you’re publishing content that nobody consumes, does it help your brand? Unlike the riddle of the tree in the forest, this question has a conclusive answer. Without an audience, your content can’t have an impact.


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How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer

How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
I’m going to show you exactly how you can in fact mention a Person or Business any time you post to your Google+ business Page using Buffer.

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Mike Allton's curator insight, February 19, 3:30 PM

How to Mention Google+ People Within Buffer

As promised, here's the parallel piece written specifically for Buffer. +Jaana Nyström was kind enough to point out that there is in fact a way you can mention someone within a Buffer crafted post if you use their full Google+ User or Page ID number.

So while Buffer doesn't support name look-ups, it's still a useful trick!

Learn more: http://owl.li/tNrC4 

#GooglePlus  #Buffer #BufferTips 

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Can an app help improve your vision? Science says yes.

Can an app help improve your vision? Science says yes. | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Yes, you can improve your vision through an app although what you’re really training is your brain. A team of baseball players used UltimEyes and can on average see clearly 31 percent farther than before.

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Mike Frizzell's curator insight, February 21, 9:05 AM

For only $5.99 (a lot cheaper than eye surgery) you can sharpen up your eyesight.

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Seafloor carpet taps power of waves to generate energy (w/video 2min)

Seafloor carpet taps power of waves to generate energy (w/video 2min) | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

UC Berkeley engineers are developing a seafloor carpet system to capture ocean wave energy and convert it into usable electricity. The system could eventually help lower the cost of converting seawater into fresh water, easing the pressure during periods of drought.


For assistant professor Reza Alam, an expert in wave mechanics, the seafloor “carpet” he is proposing will convert ocean waves into usable energy.


“There is a vast amount of untapped energy in the oceans, and with increasing worldwide demand for power, the need to find cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is critical,” said Alam. “We are also seeing greater population growth along coastal cities, so the ocean-based system we are developing would produce electricity in a carbon-neutral way right where it is needed.”


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 19, 11:46 AM

Apparently waves are pretty energy dense and could be used to generate power in a simple way...

"Alam estimated that one square meter of a seafloor carpet system could generate enough electricity to power two U.S. households.


He added that wave energy from just 10 meters of California coastline, or about 100 square meters of a seafloor carpet, could generate the same amount of power as an array of solar panels the size of a soccer field, which covers about 6,400 square meters."

 

Stephanie Martinez's curator insight, February 20, 3:40 PM

its interesting to see what the great minds of this generation have proposed as alternatives to cleaner energy methods. seemingly plausible with little disturbance to any human activity. but what was unsettling to me was the fact that oceanic wildlife was not taken into account and what repercussions this potential project could bring to the organisms currently seeking refuge in the ocean.  

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How The Knowledge Economy Is Redefining Work

How The Knowledge Economy Is Redefining Work | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Our conceptions of work have shifted, and work is more about finding meaning and independence. Companies that refuse to offer flexible, autonomous, and creative work environments, won't be able to attract the best people. 


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Christian Bartosik's curator insight, February 20, 1:46 AM

"... the only part of work we seem not rank above the flu is socializing at work."

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 20, 2:52 AM

“We’ve got to the stage where people you don’t know endorse you for skills you don’t have (on LinkedIn).” McMurray cofounded Somewhere in 2012 to “put people back at the heart of and in control of telling the stories of their work,” as he told me. He believes that “work should not deny our humanity, it should welcome it. Work, more than ever before, is personal.”

Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 4:23 PM

I like that the individual who wrote this article is not an "HR" person but a "Marketing" one.  Further examples of how the employee experience is intertwined with the brand experience.

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The Critical Few: Components of a Truly Effective Culture

The Critical Few: Components of a Truly Effective Culture | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Sometimes corporate culture manifests itself in a make-your-own-taco party in the office kitchenette. Sometimes you can see it when an outdated phone bank is converted into an on-site ice cream shop. And sometimes it’s on display when senior leaders pick up paintbrushes to turn formerly bland office walls into electric blue work spaces. These are examples of the “Culture Blitz” at work at Southwest Airlines Company, where a 40-year culture is still going strong and is further invigorated by traveling teams who volunteer every year to visit hundreds of employees to show their appreciation. And it’s infectious


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Lee Werrell's curator insight, February 19, 7:36 AM

The culture of a firm can make productivity leap ahead and people enjoy working their. Get it wrong and work is a dreadful place where there is confrontation and pain. Many British firms could benefit from looking innovatively in ways to change their culture for the better.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 19, 10:44 AM

"A keystone habit, Duhigg has noted, is “a pattern that has the power to start a chain reaction, changing other habits as it moves through an organization.” Companies that recognize and encourage such habits stand to build cultures with influence that goes beyond employee engagement and directly boosts performance."

Debra Walker's curator insight, February 28, 8:56 PM

A long article but full of delicious meat and potatoes.  I recently was disturbed to see an article describing culture in the tech industry as being superficially attributed to having lunch provided, kegs of beer with meetings & a ping pong table in the common area.  

 

Culture - particularly one steeped in providing depth of employee engagement initiatives and alignment with brand strategies - is so much more multi-faceted than non-cash pieces in a compensation program.  I like pizza as much as the next person but I don't get up in the morning going "yayy"  can't wait to get to work to get my free lunch.  I learned a long time ago that man cannot live on pizza alone.

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Don’t Miss the Customer Journey by Just Focusing on Individual Touchpoints. (But Focus on Your Touchpoints, Too). | CustomerThink

Don’t Miss the Customer Journey by Just Focusing on Individual Touchpoints. (But Focus on Your Touchpoints, Too). | CustomerThink | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Experience customer journey by focusing on individuals #touchpoints http://t.co/jim8KjHxv2 #servicedesign #CX #custserv

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