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Profiling the next generation of travelers

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Research on habits of the Millennial traveler - those aged 18-30 - continues relentlessly, as companies strive to understand how best to serve their needs.

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The Already Existent Future Of The Age of Context

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Robert Scoble and Shel Israel's new book, The Age of Context, brings to light a new reality that most of us are starting to sense: a future brought together by the commonality of the use of the technologies of mobile devices, sensors, data...

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:59 AM

this book on Wishlist

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Want to Motivate Your Employees? Tell Them Why Their Work Matters

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Keith Meyer's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:43 PM

As a boss, employer or manager, the art of delegation of work is best achieved through proper communication, understanding of a persons capabilities, and the imparting of all relevant facts associated with the task. 

Jeffrey Ross's comment, September 17, 2013 4:16 PM
I am a real believer of "Management by Objective".
Jeffrey Ross's comment, September 17, 2013 4:17 PM
By developing clear gaols and the objectives to get there you will create a motivated group pf employees.
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How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors | Tracking Our Evolving Economy: Global, Local, and In Between | Scoop.it

Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 11:24 PM
Straightforward but good tips. Starting with the main one: investors won't see your startups the same way as founders. And that's a good and natural thing. Via Pierre-Eric Leibovici http://www.scoop.it/u/PEL10
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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

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What does it take to be an extraordinary entrepreneur? You know, an entrepreneur who has a vision for a business, rallies support to build it and then grows it into one of the most innovative companies in the world….what does it take to be an entrepreneur like that?

 

Belief #1: Make a decision and go!

 

Belief #2: Show passion, not perfection

 

Belief #3: Avoid the ugly baby syndrome

 

Belief #4: Find the sweet spot, then scale it

 

Belief #5: Don’t think about taking a leap, just take it

 

Belief #6: Entrepreneurship isn’t a war, it’s about solving problems and turning a profit

 

Belief #7: Hire slow, fire fast

 

Belief #8: Learn from your first, earn from your second, give back with your third


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Infographic: What's the best small business funding for you?

Infographic: What's the best small business funding for you? | Tracking Our Evolving Economy: Global, Local, and In Between | Scoop.it

In need of funding for your small business but not too sure which form is the right one for you? We’ve turned our comprehensive guides to self-funding, crowdfunding, small business grants, investment and small business loans into this handy comparison infographic! 


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paulgreen's curator insight, September 13, 2013 5:41 AM

A very handy guide on the options for funding and their variations.

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Google vs. Death. Can they Extend Human Life?

Google vs. Death. Can they Extend Human Life? | Tracking Our Evolving Economy: Global, Local, and In Between | Scoop.it

In person, it can be a little hard to hear Larry Page. That’s because he has nerve damage in both vocal cords: one was paralyzed about 14 years ago, the other left with limited movement after a cold last summer. This rare condition doesn’t slow him down, though it has made his voice raspy and faint. You have to listen carefully. But it’s generally worth it.

 

Page, 40, is the co-founder and CEO of one of the most successful, ubiquitous and increasingly strange companies on the planet. Google is, of course, in the search business, and more important for its profitability, it is in the online-advertising business. But it’s also in the mobile-operating-system business, the Web-browser business, the free-e-mail business, the driverless-car business, the wearable-computing business, the online-map business, the renewable-energy business and the business of providing Internet access to remote areas via high-altitude balloons, among countless others. Google’s corporate strategy is one part mainstream services and one part risky long shots.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:59 PM

How CEO Larry Page has transformed the search giant into a factory for moonshots. An exclusive look at his boldest bet yet--to extend human life.

Naomi Assaraf's curator insight, September 18, 2013 11:15 PM

excellent read

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The New Age Of Disruption

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Old notions of change management no longer work because it is not assets we need to leverage, but networks.


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Jose Carlos Favero's comment, September 26, 2013 11:16 PM
We must also consider gen-c, the new age of knowledge workers who are shaping the future of business. here's an article I wrote regarding gen c http://kminaction.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/the-future-of-km-understanding-c-generation/
Pascale Mousset's comment, September 27, 2013 3:34 AM
Thanks very much for your so good article Jose Carlos Favero about KM management and the C-generation. I scoopIt ;)
Margarida Sá Costa's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:50 AM

right!

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Lean Startups Still Need Vision

Lean Startups Still Need Vision | Tracking Our Evolving Economy: Global, Local, and In Between | Scoop.it

The principles of the lean startup movement are fantastic: companies should remain small and and validate their market and product as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

There are many companies who execute this strategy flawlessly and reap the rewards.

 

There are also companies that hide behind lean startup philosophy to justify a directionless effort to build a company. Stated plainly, these companies don't have an idea, but test concepts in hopes of landing on something real.

 

Many people fail to realize that the lean startup movement is still dependent upon VISION.

 

A company with vision knows their space and has identified an opportunity. They test the opportunity they've identified [the problem] and are able to formulate a solution [their product] based on their interpretation of people's feedback against their domain knowledge [vision]. When their early assumptions are correct, the company only needs to make small corrections to reach their destination. When they're wrong, the company many need to pivot.

 

A successful pivot is still often directed toward the same broad market opportunity or customer segment -- it's just a change in strategy to reach a similar goal. Someone experienced in the field might say, there's an opportunity in social CRM and I think people need a desktop solution.

 

They may subsequently learn that the correct solution is always on hand and should be mobile based, so they pivot. This is like Columbus heading out to the new world and at least knowing it was "that a way."

 

A company without vision starts from a place of ignorance and is unable to respond to feedback as it arises. Even if their problem plus solution is only off by a few degrees, they may misinterpret the feedback and pivot wildly. From a distance, these companies are easy to spot because they thrash from idea to idea.

 

So, you're a prospective startup founder and you've read everything about the lean startup movement. Should you start a company? No, not if you don't understand a market and at least see a broad market opportunity. Lean startup methodologies are just a set of tools to help you achieve your vision.

 

How do you gain vision? Work in the field or look to your own interests. And if you're unwilling to do that because you just have to start your company now, at least do some serious research before taking any money. Money comes with expectations. When your half-baked idea fails, you'll be forced to come up with something else... which is how you end up pivoting and working on something stupid for several years of your life.

 

Do yourself a favor, develop some vision before you start your company.

   
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Federal Reserve 'Doves' Beat 'Hawks' in Economic Prognosticating - Wall Street Journal (India)

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Federal Reserve 'Doves' Beat 'Hawks' in Economic Prognosticating
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A month later, addressing fears that money flooding into the economy from the Federal Reserve would stoke inflation, Ms.
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