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Habits: Why we do what we do

The connection between organizational habits and decisions.


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This is a phenomenal podcast on the essential role of habits and how we can drill down to the foundation of our habits and, using micro-initiatives, make small incremental adjustments to reap greater rewards. What is very interesting is the fact that habits follow one or more of five basic needs. This short 15min audio could be a game changer for leaders, managers, and everyone in between!

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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:05 PM

"When you talk to… great CEOs, what they talk about are habits...

5% of your job as a CEO is making the big strategy choice...

95% is managing ...the small choices.

Good managers understand the importance of habits...bad managers pretend that organizational habits don't exist."

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Journal Times editorial: Let’s find middle ground on license plate readers

Journal Times editorial: Let’s find middle ground on license plate readers | Higher Education | Scoop.it
On top of five Racine squad cars there is a small device that likely most people do not notice, but that has attracted lots of attention. They are license plate

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LPR's looking much like "Five" from the 1986 movie Short Circut (short Circuit (1986), have become increasingly noticed on mobile police vehicles.

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Law Enforcement's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:59 PM

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DHS: Does Anyone Care Anymore? - Courtesy of the Defense Media Network

DHS: Does Anyone Care Anymore? - Courtesy of the Defense Media Network | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Commentary about whether the administration and congress care about DHS anymore.

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This is an interesting insight into the practice of politics - "when it's not raining, no one runs for the umberella." Although the author shares a sideways indictment of the administrations focus, some of the points made seem justified...and unfortunately valid.

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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, February 2, 2014 3:08 PM

Provocative essay capturing the impact of Executive branch leadership failure and Congressional oversight mess.

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10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"So congrats you've got your new iPad and can't wait to start using it. I know excitement and curiosity to discover newly bought things particularly electronic gadgets makes us want to learn everything about them quickly. Unfortunately it does take a little time and practice ( usability) to get yourself pretty familiar with your iPad. My advice is to start with  some " how to " video tutorials " available on YouTube and get yourself acquainted with the different specs in your iPad. Now comes the second task which is that of searching for and selecting the apps to install. I compiled the list below featuring some of the fundamental apps you should start with."


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I actually use most of these apps daily; specifically Evernote, Gmail, Kindle and Dropbox. Although I have the Nook app, I have yet to use it, which may account for it missing from the list of ten.

The Penultimate app seemed intriguing so I've downloaded it, and will kick the tires to se whether or not it stays in my app collection.

 

This listed collection is pretty good, but I wonder what others consider to be their top ten essential apps for the iPad?

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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, January 2, 2014 5:53 PM

Great place to start when you get a new iPad. I use Evernote religiously.

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New Jersey State Police intelligence units target high-crime areas in Trenton

New Jersey State Police intelligence units target high-crime areas in Trenton | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The troopers’ mission in the city is to decrease violent crime, and the analysts will use the crime data they collect to target areas that need policing the most.
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Law Enforcement’s Use of Social Media and the Perception of Rising Crime

Law Enforcement’s Use of Social Media and the Perception of Rising Crime | Higher Education | Scoop.it
About the author: Lieutenant Chris Hsiung is assigned to Special Operations and is the social media manager in charge of strategy, community engagement and growth through the police department social media channels.

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Working Upstream: A Story « improving police

Working Upstream: A Story « improving police | Higher Education | Scoop.it

“As problem-oriented policing has evolved over the last two decades, it has emphasized evaluation of problems and the importance of solid analysis, development of pragmatic responses to the problem, and the need to ...


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Evidence based practice (not)

Evidence based practice (not) | Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have blogged about this before (the Society of Evidence Based Policing) but I felt moved to blog again because I think some people are using the phrase 'evidence based practice' unwisely (I say generously).
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IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Demo

IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement is designed around a holistic view of policing and justice partner agencies by removing barriers to information sharing an...
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The new cop in town really isn't - TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caThe new cop in town really isn'tTheChronicleHerald.caA: Absolutely, bringing something called intelligence-led (evidence-based) policing to the forefront.


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Smart Police Leadership will Enhance Response to Victims of Crime ...

Smart Police Leadership will Enhance Response to Victims of Crime ... | Higher Education | Scoop.it

So smart policing must look to a broader range of strategies that reduce violence, including proven multi-sector and problem oriented policing. So, 911 rather than crime reduction or response to victims dominates 21st Century ...


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Predictive Analytics in Action - CRM Magazine

Predictive Analytics in Action - CRM Magazine | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Key excerpt...

 

To stay competitive, brands must take an analytical and predictive approach to better anticipate consumer behavior on an individual basis. Predictive analytics helps marketers to be dynamic and relevant by giving them the knowledge to present the right offer at the right time via the right channel, all based on what will best motivate the consumer to act. This allows companies to capture the attention of the audience quicker and reduce the total cost per acquisition. The predictive approach can be broken down into three parts that can work together to manage a fully engaged experience:

 

Demand creation stimulates a lead to take action by leveraging predictive algorithms that customize key marketing elements, such as Web content, resulting in dramatic conversion lifts and an optimized cost per sale.Demand activation appends CRM data and publicly available data to predict a lead's likelihood to purchase, down to the preferred price and product type. Leads are scored and prioritized to convert high-value prospects quicker.Demand conversion removes the guesswork of contacting leads by determining the best dialing strategy. Conversion-based routing and predictive analytics predict the right message, product, incentive, and channel to effectively convert a lead through the call center.
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High Performing Predictive Analytics with R and Hadoop - R-bloggers

High Performing Predictive Analytics with R and Hadoop - R-bloggers | Higher Education | Scoop.it
I'm a bit late catching up on this, but Mario Inchosa (Revolution Analytics US Chief Scientist) gave a standing-room-only talk on high-performance predictive analytics in R and Hadoop at last month's Hadoop Summit.

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How To Build An Antifragile Career

How To Build An Antifragile Career | Higher Education | Scoop.it
When the economic future feels more iffy than ever randomness should not be something to fear but rather something to exploit. Author-provacateur...

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Whether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder or simply establish a stable career, it's important to know the fragility of your position.

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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, December 7, 2013 2:25 PM

One of the best anecdotes illustrating antifragility I've seen, and a pragmatically useful one (including to this 9-to-5 worker turned entrepeneur), at the heart of this article:

 

"Taleb compares two brothers: one an office worker, the other a taxi driver. Volatility is present in the career of each: while the office worker has randomness “smoothed away” by the regularity of salary and employment, he is like a turkey in mid-November, fragile to risk presently out of view. On the other hand, the taxi driver--who Taleb describes as being of the class of artisan, much like a carpenter or plumber--experiences a natural randomness in his daily fluctuations of fares, but is less prone to large shocks. Indeed, Taleb writes, the self-employed artisan can be antifragile: a weeklong earnings decline tells the taxi driver to try a new part of town, while a mistake made in the cubicle farm will be kept on the permanent record. As well, the office worker has one main employer and thus rigidity, while the taxi driver has many--giving him more options, greater flexibility to adapt to his environment."

 

Our challenge in decision intelligence: to make decisions that lead towards the antifragile parts of state space in a rapidly changing, unpredictable, and uncertain world.

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Bratton named NYPD commissioner

Bratton named NYPD commissioner | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bill Bratton, who pioneered the crime-fighting techniques that helped make New York the nation’s safest big city as its top cop two decades ago, will return to his old job under incoming mayor Bill de Blasio.

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A spot of innovation...pulled from the past?

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Law Enforcement's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:27 PM

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Mountain View Police Department’s Social Media Strategy 2.0 in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Mountain View Police Department’s Social Media Strategy 2.0 in the Heart of Silicon Valley | Higher Education | Scoop.it
California Police Chiefs Association

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Without question, social media is a vital component to the law enforcement mission. Is your agency leveraging the power and influence of social media, or is it still limiting itself to traditional summaries with dated information? Consider taking a page from the MVPD and "bend technology to your will."

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Law Enforcement's curator insight, January 3, 2014 4:00 PM

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

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ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

Darlene Stark's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:39 AM

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

Melissa Hanson's curator insight, June 18, 8:54 PM

Carol:

Writing Standards 6-12 (Research to Build and Present Knowledge No. 8)

A teacher cannot reinforce the seriousness of plagiarism and following standard format for citations to students.  Having a tool that can assist in checking plagiarism issues would help eliminate this mistake.  Plagiarism takes a large role for any student, especially those continuing on in a higher educational institution.

 

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High Performing Predictive Analytics with R and Hadoop

High Performing Predictive Analytics with R and Hadoop | Higher Education | Scoop.it

I'm a bit late catching up on this, but Mario Inchosa (Revolution Analytics US Chief Scientist) gave a standing-room-only talk on high-performance predictive analytics in R and Hadoop at last month's Hadoop Summit. In the talk, he described some of the progress we've made integrating the ScaleR parallel external-memory algorithms into the Hadoop platform. 

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Can you predict crime with tech?

Can you predict crime with tech? | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Software predicts the areas at greater risk of crime - to increase police patrols and prevent a criminal act.

 

Want to catch a criminal? Prevent a crime? Technology may help - by predicting where crimes might occur.

 

A police officer glances at a screen displaying a city map - and one area suddenly starts flashing red.

 

Seconds later, the department receives data about an assault that is likely to happen there in the next few hours.

 

Patrols get deployed - just in time to stop the crime from happening. No-one gets hurt.

 

It might sound like a scenario straight out of the science-fiction film Minority Report, but predictive analytics technology to fight crime already exists

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Researchers are working on software that tries to determine which city areas are prone to crime.

 

The computer program analyses police activities, aggregating huge amounts of information, from past and present crime records to real-time data from police patrols.

 

It then dots a city map with zones where an offence is likely to occur, even detailing the possible nature of future crimes.

 

There have been a number of predictive crime mapping pilot projects in Britain and the United States, and chief constable Mike Barton from the UK Association of Chief Police Officers calls them "the next generation of intelligence-led policing".

 

"[Such] technology can help us to anticipate where crime will occur, and in particular, where it is displaced as a result of police activity," he says.

 

"This has clear benefits when it comes to directing resources effectively and in reducing repeat victimisation."

'Hotspots'


One predictive analytics developer is electronics giant IBM.

 

At a recent conference at the company's lab near Winchester in the UK, the firm suggested that over the past seven years its technology had helped reduce crime in Memphis, Tennessee, by more than 30%.

"The software helps police to recognise patterns and determine a city's criminal 'hotspots' - to then patrol them more than others, deploy traffic enforcement and launch targeted operations," says IBM's Ron Fellows.

 

Besides Memphis, the technology is also being used in several other cities in the UK and US.

 

Another company working on predictive analytics is start-up PredPol, based in Los Angeles, California.

 

Its software has been tested by the Los Angeles Police Department since 2011. Again, the firm claims impressive results.

 

UK privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch welcomes the predictive analytics technology.

 

"This kind of approach, using crime data and pursuing the 'broken windows' strategy, is far more effective at reducing crime and improving public safety... than the Home Office's current proposal to trawl everyone's communications and hope you get lucky," says Nick Pickles, the organisation's director.

 

"Sadly in Britain we've spent hundreds of millions of pounds on CCTV cameras despite the evidence showing it is a largely ineffective way of cutting crime and in too many towns there are cameras on every corner but people rarely see a police officer."


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The surveillance of ‘prolific’ offenders: Beyond ‘docile bodies’ - Punishment & Society

The surveillance of ‘prolific’ offenders: Beyond ‘docile bodies’

Michael McCahill and Rachel L Finn

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This article uses ethnographic research to explore how a sample of state-defined ‘prolific’ offenders living in Northern City (a small city in the North of England) experience and respond to a surveillance regime which includes ‘appointments’, ‘tracking’, ‘interviews’, ‘drug testing’, ‘electronic monitoring’, ‘home visits’ and ‘intelligence-led policing’. While some writers have argued that the experience of ‘house arrest’ and electronic monitoring is consistent with ‘disciplinary power’ and the ‘self-governing capabilities’ identified by Foucault, our article interweaves surveillance theory with the work of Pierre Bourdieu to argue that the ‘surveilled’ are a group of creative ‘social actors’ who may negotiate, modify, evade or contest surveillance practices.

 

 


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New Command Hits Gangland Criminals Hard - Police Oracle

Here's an article on Evidence Based Policing...


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Marrying Police Craft to Science

Marrying Police Craft to Science | Higher Education | Scoop.it
New police reforms should emphasize a coupling between those who advocate for scientific, evidence-based, policing and those who espouse a mastery of the craft, says Professor James Willis in a lecture recently published by the Police Foundation.

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Center for Problem-Oriented Policing | Problem Guides | Spectator Violence in Stadiums

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing | Problem Guides | Spectator Violence in Stadiums | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The mission of The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is to advance the concept and practice of problem-oriented policing in open and democratic societies.

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McCallium Davis's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:23 AM

This article covers different angles of crowd management from recognizing the signs to response at a sporting event.

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Module 1: Evidence-Based Policing - DEFINITIONS

George Mason University professor Cynthia Lum presents Chapter 1 of a learning module designed to teach entry level police officers the basics of Evidence-Ba...
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