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How to Spot a Narcissist Online

How to Spot a Narcissist Online | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Studies have shown narcissists post more self-promoting content on social media, but it's not always so easy to tell if someone's doing it for the attention.
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Asil's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:07 PM

Though social media is an obvious and much-discussed bastion of narcissism, online role-playing games, the most famous being World of Warcraft, have been shown to hold some attraction as well. A study of 1,471 Korean online gamers showed narcissists to be more likely to be addicted to the games than non-narcissists.

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Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo

Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. There are more variables as a result of more connections. In complex adaptive systems, the relationship between cause and effect can only be known after the fact. This makes traditional planning and control obsolete. Connected organizations must learn how to deal with ambiguity and complexity.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 16, 2014 2:12 PM

Great one

Guido Bosbach's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:01 AM

Leadership ist halt etwas anders als "comman & control" ;-)

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How Information Flows During Emergencies | MIT Technology Review

How Information Flows During Emergencies | MIT Technology Review | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes that occur in the flow of information when disaster strikes, say network scientistsscientists.

 

...More interesting, however, is what happens next. It’s easy to imagine that the first thing the group of friends and relatives do next is contact other people to spread the news that a disaster has struck.

 

But instead, the next call they make tends to be straight back to the person involved in the emergency situation. This is completely different to the normal behaviour where the likelihood of returning a call is significantly lower. Indeed, a call made during a concert is less likely than usual to get a call back.

 

Liang and co conclude that the need for correspondence with eyewitnesses is more critical than the dissemination of situational awareness during emergencies.” In other words, the desire to want to find out more trumps the need to pass on what they already know. At least in emergency situations....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:10 AM

Fascinating research worth studying by crisis managers.

Luis V. Morales-Escobar's curator insight, January 19, 2014 1:54 PM

Este es buenejemplo de analisis de puntos criticos

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20 Leadership Tips for Small Business Owners

20 Leadership Tips for Small Business Owners | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:11 AM

Wise words on how to become an effective leader.

 

Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Leadership, management, inspiring and motivating - probably most used concepts in managing a small business.  In fact, any business.

 

Great tips via @ceoreserve

Ann Dixon's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:34 PM

Leadership skills can be natural and they can be learned. Being an effective leader will pay dividends both in your business and your personal life. Invest in YOURSELF daily. It'll be the best investment you will ever make.

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Importance of Local Businesses Being Found on Mobile Devices

Importance of Local Businesses Being Found on Mobile Devices | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Mobile traffic is growing at an alarming rate, but even more alarming might be what a Google Mobile Movement Study mentioned, stating that “88% of consumers who search for a type of local business on a mobile device call or go to that business within 24 hours.” This statement alone should highlight the importance of being found via mobile devices.

 


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Global Blogging Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Global Blogging Cheat Sheet (Infographic) | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

This infographic by Demian Farnworth is the perfect blogging cheat sheet. It talks about the 11 must have features of a good blog post.


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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:53 AM

Muy importante este decálogo ante la gestión de un blog. Os lo recomiendo.

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:30 AM

ideal para los blogeros"recién nacidos"

Jane Gardner's curator insight, January 23, 2014 5:53 PM

As usual, Demian Farnworth has great content with this infographic on blogging. Take notes and use a writers guideline!

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Five Key Elements in Writing High Quality, Engaging Content

Five Key Elements in Writing High Quality, Engaging Content | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Creating high quality content will be a major focus for brands in 2014. Strengthening your online presence will rely on it, and for many businesses this poses a new challenge, a new element to factor into their strategic planning.


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aanve's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:16 PM

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Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:33 AM

Knowing who you want to reach and why is key to Content Marketing. You can't just churn it out. It needs to fit with your brand, interest your customers/prospects, AND deliver some kind of result -- whether that's leads, sales, or brand awareness. This article gives you 5 things to consider.

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The Data Behind What Makes an Effective Sales Process

The Data Behind What Makes an Effective Sales Process | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
We all know how important a sales team is to any organization. And we also know that fine tuning a sales team for optimal performance does wonders for

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Income elasticity of poverty in developing countries: updated estimates from new data

Income elasticity of poverty in developing countries: updated estimates from new data | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
(2013). Income elasticity of poverty in developing countries: updated estimates from new data. Applied Economics Letters: Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 554-558.

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Five Key Questions to Ask to Achieve a Customer-Centric Culture - Business 2 Community

Five Key Questions to Ask to Achieve a Customer-Centric Culture - Business 2 Community | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

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The meaningful life is a road worth travelling

The meaningful life is a road worth travelling | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
A Stanford research project explored the key differences between lives of happiness and meaningfulness. While the two are similar, dramatic differences exist – and one should not underestimate the power of meaningfulness.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 6, 2014 2:37 PM

Happiness and meaningfulness distinguished and distilled!

John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:04 AM

If happiness is about getting what you want, then meaningfulness is about expressing and defining yourself. A life of meaning is more deeply tied to a valued sense of self and one's purpose in the larger context of life and community.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:52 PM

la ciencia confirma hoy lo que los sabios antiguos, en el Yi-Ging chino,  proclamaban como principio basico de una vida humana: Ying y Yan, luz y sombras, vida con sentido y sinsentidos que nos va poniendo en el camino la misma realidad vital. Ambos son esenciales para vivir en realidad, no en ensueños falsos.

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3 Ways Your Business Can Use Twitter For Competitive Intelligence

3 Ways Your Business Can Use Twitter For Competitive Intelligence | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

Once you have your competitors on your Twitter radar, here's three ways you can gain competitive intelligence that can ultimately help your brand as well. leveraging publicly available information from your competitors on social media. For example, if a competing business chooses to crowdsource ideas for its new marketing campaign on social media, you have every right to capitalize on this opportunity and gain insights on what it’s up to


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Rachel Curtis's curator insight, September 15, 2014 11:13 PM

This describes three ways in which using Twitter can create a competitive advantage over the competition ,this in turn will help leverage your brand by learning more about your competition.  by learning more about your competition by firstly analysing your competitors tweets, new product pictures of cats etc, and findo out which of those tweets are being re tweeted and commented on . The next step step is to find out who is following your competitor from this information you can find new organisation s and people to format relationships with in order to create a stronger brand by leveraging your brand on what has been done successfully by others, 

The last step is study your competitors bios and learn more about who they are and our successful they are in the industry. 

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4 Words to avoid in 2014

4 Words to avoid in 2014 | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
4 Words to avoid in 2014   I have never really believed in New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps because as a child I constantly resolved to behave better the next year only to be involved in furthe...
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Location #Marketing - The Impact of #iBeacon

Location #Marketing - The Impact of #iBeacon | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Apple’s announcement of the iBeacon functionality as part of its iOS7 operating system is a game-changer for how businesses will conduct location-based marketing in the future.

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:04 PM

Location Marketing provides a whole new platform to utilize your #Data, #SocialMedia channels, and improve your #CustExp.


Dave shares a few insight into what iBeacon could mean for your business.


Share your thoughts?


Would you be willing to opt-in and download an App from your favorite business if you were to receive an incentive in return?


Would this incentive only be valuable as a discount, or something else?

Roberto Nocera's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:31 AM

IBeacon disrupt the localization market? #ios #ibeacon #localization #retail

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:49 AM

Do not underestimate Apple's hidden iBeacon tech. This one is the game-changer that has kept Apple relatively quiet during their last several presentations...

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The Onrushing Wave - The Future of Jobs

The Onrushing Wave - The Future of Jobs | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. It imagined a middle way between revolution and stagnation that would leave the said grandchildren a great deal richer than their grandparents. But the path was not without dangers.

 

One of the worries Keynes admitted was a “new disease”: “technological unemployment…due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.” His readers might not have heard of the problem, he suggested—but they were certain to hear a lot more about it in the years to come.


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[Technology and Jobs] Coming to an office near you

[Technology and Jobs] Coming to an office near you | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom.


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Become a Thought Leader in 2014

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Since we’re talking thought leadership, I’ll throw in a third resource. Art Kleiner, s+b’s editor-in-chief, shared this PowerPoint deck with me a couple of years ago and I’ve found myself referring back to it fairly frequently ever since: Kleiner’s main focus is the development of a compelling business article or white paper, but his approach is easily expandable into a tool for analyzing any form of, or platform for, thought leadership
    


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Curating Peer-to-Peer lending and Crowdfunding news

Curating Peer-to-Peer lending and Crowdfunding news | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

I started following P2P lending as a Forrester Research analyst when Zopa was created in the UK.

 

P2P lending was a buoyant small space. But financial scandals, the resulting economic crisis and a favorable US regulation (the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act) are making crowdfunding and the notion of by-passing traditional lenders more and more popular. If you're interested in this topic I recommend you follow Matthew Paulson and Peter Renton from  http://www.p2plendingnews.com/ and http://www.sociallending.net/.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 27, 2013 9:08 AM

Alternatives to big bank and big money investors. This is showing up as a way for emerging film makers and others with ideas, businesses or causes to move forward with the money from crowd funding.

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'World first' Bitcoin insured vault

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A Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency against loss and theft has launched in London.

Elliptic Vault uses "deep cold storage", where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location.

The facility's founders say they are the "first in the world" to offer insurance for Bitcoin owners.

Stolen bitcoins cannot be recovered as all transactions are irreversible.

Online wallets used to store bitcoins have been subject to a number of cyber-attacks and some users have also suffered from accidental loss.

James Howells lost about £4.6m when he threw away his hard drive, forgetting that he had bitcoins stored on it.

Elliptic co-founder Tom Robinson says the service addresses a "deep concern" among Bitcoin users

Unlike money stored in a conventional bank, bitcoins are not insured and there is no way of retrieving them once they are gone.


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The Rich Think They’re Superior. That’s Deluded and Dangerous.

The Rich Think They’re Superior. That’s Deluded and Dangerous. | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, drew criticism late last year for saying that economic inequality can be attributed, in part, to IQ.

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Reforming policies to unleash agribusiness potential in Africa - Manica Post

Reforming policies to unleash agribusiness potential in Africa - Manica Post | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Reforming policies to unleash agribusiness potential in Africa Manica Post prioritise and reform specific agricultural policies and regulations that currently deter or limit private investment in small- and medium-sized agribusinesses operating in...

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
People responsible for marketing budgets want to know if there is any ROI value in social media. A new study takes a look at ROI statistics in the USA. Here are the most interesting discoveries.

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Is Earth HEAVIER than we think? GPS satellites suggest a halo of dark matter is surrounding our planet

Is Earth HEAVIER than we think? GPS satellites suggest a halo of dark matter is surrounding our planet | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it
Texas University's Ben Harris measured Earth's mass based on the gravitational pull on GPS satellites. He found Earth could be 0.008% heavier than first thought.

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Competitive Intelligence As An Offensive Weapon - Sun Tzu Approved

Competitive Intelligence As An Offensive Weapon - Sun Tzu Approved | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

 A solid competitive analysis should encompass these three key viewpoints: Us vs. Us; Us vs. Them (all of them and each of them); Us vs. Those (those dream brands who we want to be when we grow up).

There are many frameworks you can use for both general and industry specific competitive analysis. However it is nearly impossible to avoid either being ‘pigeon-holed’ or ‘rabbit-holed’ by the immeasurable quantity of content that rages forth from the fire hose of the Internet.  All of us are operating in some form of “filter bubble” that actively filters and focuses our searches, social interactions and content consumption.


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The 4Ps of Marketing

The 4Ps of Marketing | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

The 4Ps is a concept originally coined in the 1960s by E.J. McCarthy. In short, if you have the right Product, in the right Place, at the right Price, supported by the right Promotion, you will likely have the right marketing mix in place to be successful. It’s an idea that is still taught in many marketing classes and continues to have traction in certain marketing circles. However, in the Age of Now this model seems out of touch with the expectations of empowered consumers. In turn, we are seeing the traditional 4Ps give way to a new set: Purpose, Passion, Participation, and Profit...


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, December 28, 2013 12:48 PM

Very interesting (and highly relevant to the helping professions such as coaching...) move from the original 4Ps of marketing (the right Product, in the right Place, at the right Price, supported by the right Promotion) to the new 4Ps:

Purpose (what your business stands for),

Passion (all about leveraging the power of your people to build your brand, see Empowerment...), 

Participation (companies are looking for partners with the same values whom they can work with to make a difference and further their reach)

Profit (self-explanatory...)

 

Now, this is not a gobbledygook, these are real elements and here also appears the unavoidable need for a passionate, involved, engaged, aligned and empowered staff... do you understand the importance of this? It is a free advertisement for the helping professions, guys...

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, January 2, 2014 5:12 PM

this makes a lot of sense....

Ashley Pero's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:45 AM

Great insights on marketing that might make the whole concept seem less foreign to nonprofits.