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With Windows 10, Microsoft could move to a subscription-based model

With Windows 10, Microsoft could move to a subscription-based model | #Communication | Scoop.it
Microsoft has indicated that Windows 10, which will be released next year, could move towards a subscription-based model.
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We plan to “monetize the lifetime of that customer through services and different add-ons that we’re (going) to be able to incorporate with that solution.”

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A more kid-friendly Google may be coming in 2015

A more kid-friendly Google may be coming in 2015 | #Communication | Scoop.it
Google is changing for an audience it hasn't actively sought out yet: children.
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Google will also give parents the power to monitor their kids' usage...

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How Business Schools Are Responding To The Rising Tide of Entrepreneurship

How Business Schools Are Responding To The Rising Tide of Entrepreneurship | #Communication | Scoop.it
Columbia Business School MBA candidates Nolan Walsh, left, and Connor Wilson On their Kickstarter video, Columbia Business School MBA candidates Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh stand in a room where a group of male and female models cavorts around a...
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80% of self-employed alumni from years past worked several years for an employer before embarking on entrepreneurial ventures...

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How Not to Give Up on Your Passion Projects

How Not to Give Up on Your Passion Projects | #Communication | Scoop.it
What do you do when your passion projects make you want to pull out your hair or when giving back becomes a headache? Here's one CEO's solution.
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Find someone you trust to vent to and brainstorm with...

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The Four Best Online Marketing Strategies For Your Business

The Four Best Online Marketing Strategies For Your Business | #Communication | Scoop.it
Online presence is no longer optional for strong marketers. For many consumers, it's the only place they go to learn about new products or to finalize decisions to buy.
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1. Aim High...

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These Are the Amazon Robots Filling Your Holiday Shopping Orders

These Are the Amazon Robots Filling Your Holiday Shopping Orders | #Communication | Scoop.it
Robots are better than humans at cruising the aisles of a warehouse and retrieving stuff
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A Kiva robot looks less like C-3PO and more like an ottoman on wheels...

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Google to launch Time Square's largest interactive billboard ever

Google to launch Time Square's largest interactive billboard ever | #Communication | Scoop.it
Google is about to launch the largest interactive billboard in the U.S. in the middle of New York's Times Square.
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The record-setting billboard measures 77.69 feet by 329.65 feet...

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3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees - InformationWeek

3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees  - InformationWeek | #Communication | Scoop.it
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following.
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Hire only 'A' players and be willing to let go of people whose skills no longer fit, no matter how valuable their contributions had once been...

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6 Drone Companies Take Flight | Inc.com

6 Drone Companies Take Flight | Inc.com | #Communication | Scoop.it
The word "drone" may conjure images of warfare or a future of constant surveillance, but unmanned aerial vehicles are being used for a wide variety of purposes. Related Links Links: You May Now Launch Your Beer-Delivering Drones
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DRONE = an unmanned aircraft or ship that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight:

the GPS of a U.S. spy drone...

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Mexico’s murderous alliance of state, the army and the drug cartels

Mexico’s murderous alliance of state, the army and the drug cartels | #Communication | Scoop.it
Ed Vulliamy: The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968
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HPD in Latin America...

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Karen Rago on Waste in Health Care - YouTube

Karen Rago demonstrates how it is possible to employ Lean Six Sigma in health care. She gives three great examples Strong America Now is a non-profit organiz...
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LSS + Healthcare...

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Attention Six Sigma, You’re Wanted in Surgery

Attention Six Sigma, You’re Wanted in Surgery | #Communication | Scoop.it
With the demand for surgical services growing rapidly, especially with ambulatory and cosmetic procedures, hospitals are finding that Six Sigma is a useful
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As one of the busiest areas in a hospital, perioperative services often contribute 40 percent or more to the hospital’s overall revenue...

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Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 19, 2014 3:46 AM

Attention Six Sigma, You’re Wanted in Surgery #Healthcare to ensure patient safety, reduce expenses and streamline workflow

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More than 21,000 retailers accept Bitcoin payments

More than 21,000 retailers accept Bitcoin payments | #Communication | Scoop.it
While the value of Bitcoin has gone up and down, another trend has stayed consistent: The global digital currency is increasingly popular with retailers.
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Some big-name retailers on the list, including Amazon, Overstock, CVS and Expedia...

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Time to dump the ‘millennials are entitled’ myth

Time to dump the ‘millennials are entitled’ myth | #Communication | Scoop.it
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, President of Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership.
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Describing an entire generation as “entitled” misses much of the underlying complexities...

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How to tell if an early stage company will succeed — in one meeting 

How to tell if an early stage company will succeed — in one meeting  | #Communication | Scoop.it
I’ve worked with many early stage companies. Some have failed, while others have gone on to see enormous success. Over the years, I’ve created a rubric with which I judge a company and make sure they are on the right path.
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1. Team discussion dynamics...

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Can the Brilliant Jerk Be Managed Effectively? — HBS Working Knowledge

Can the Brilliant Jerk Be Managed Effectively? — HBS Working Knowledge | #Communication | Scoop.it
We are all familiar with brilliant jerks, the extremely productive employees who make life miserable for coworkers. Is it worth the effort to keep them?, wonders Jim Heskett . Can they be fixed? What do YOU think?
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Of course, the best course of action may be not to hire this type of person in the first place...

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