Anything that can be done to name and shame charities that exploit and
Charity isn't easy. It takes guts, incredibly strong models and a ferocious commitment to make people give up their cash to help others. The charity sector is undermined by exploiters, however, who are essentially criminals hiding in plain sight.
We want to know why it's taken an Australian army general to put the argument against ALL discrimination that should be articulated, with this level of commitment, by all.
The culture of any organisation stems from leadership. The leadership of the Australian army just took a stand against sexism and abuse of power that has gone viral for a reason - it's a pure, genuine rallying cry against hatred and discrimination, and a statement that this shall stop, now.
MarketWatch 11 dark trends killing Millennials ' dreams MarketWatch Yes, Doomsday Capitalism is killing America. Years ago we began defining these 10 self-destructive trends driving the authorities running America.
Milliennials don't have it all their own way. Certain trends are emerging which mean their future may be even more uncertain. Most of those trends have their roots in the structure of our society and economy.
I have been invited to talk at this year's food blogger's conference in London in July. As excited as I am about the opportunity, I am also terrified of public speaking and thus wondering how I wil...
Interesting think piece on the difference between brand and logo, or rather, simply a reminder (who needed it? scary that some might) that a logo does not a brand make. However, the visual at the end reveals that the author is still - naturally enough from a design-trained mind - coming at things from a design < brand perspective rather than a design+vision+ideas+products > brand = business equation. This shift is vital for businesses and organisations everywhere and needs to be driven more energetically by leadership, by CMOs, and by marketing organisations.
It’s all too easy to take a boring desk job for granted. I mean, fluorescent lights, no fresh air, staring at a 15-inch display all day--we weren’t meant to live like this!
Fun, interesting look at how to break up a sea of unstructured data into qualities to make sense and debate out of them. Here, a sea of horrible information as we try to compare being an alewife in early Norman England to being a Factory worker in 2010 China. What's worse? You decide.
Faced with the incomprehensible scale of worldwide mega-urbanization, observers have alternately fallen back on sheer numbers or city comparisons to drive home the speed at which cities in the developing world are growing.
Astonishing growth of cities in India and China could force qualitative, not just quantitative change in the way we make and develop urban settings.
What does education mean? What do we want it to achieve? The debate is relatively recent because it's pretty recent that education, as an idea, has actually existed (for the masses, anyway).
Do we fill people's heads with information, knowledge, ideas, in order to make them more effective people, better homemakers, or better workers for the economy, or more fitting citizens for a civilisation or a state? The answer shifts dramatically from historical point to point, from place and region to region. To those of us who see all of these things as connected, the better the education, the better the longterm health of the nation (or whatever). This seems inarguable. But what if leadership values things that are totally different from the mass? What if the point is to train brains to think in very particular directions - perhaps for utterly vaild reasons - rather than open up minds?
Chomsky's argument is powerful as ever. But we must remember that most governments (at least unless we subscribe to massive conspiracies) are actually making decisions that they see as important - underlining the importance of technical or IT skills, perhaps, in order to boost growth - rather than removing funding from one area, giving it to another, in order to 'create imbeciles' as he argues. The point is to raise the debate to a proper level, try to show the connection from 'open mindedness' and 'questioning and analysing' directly to 'success, growth and profits' - and continuing to make this relevant in some way to all.
And, sadly, it's also about realising - as people, nations, etc - that not everyone can achieve everything they want all the time.
As more and more cities embrace the trend of open data--allowing app developers, planners, nonprofits, and other interested parties to curate, collect, and innovate on municipal data sets--data visualization has the unique power to help render that...
Beautiful visualisations here. A great way to see how people use a system, the stresses upon it - and the ways it can be not only changed but used as a sales tool.
Will 2013 see the global sale of more sustainable goods and services reach $2 trillion?
As the things we have to do to make the world more liveable and the things we have to do to become more effective businesses merge, who will ride the sustainability wave to profit? And how will they do it? For many, it means a fundamental reshaping of business as usual. For others, only a course correction.
This is true but of course it's twofold - technology and ideas. This puts the CMO and others in prime position to understand and translate the needs of the business so that technology can work FOR the business' goals and strategy, not just be technology for technology's sake.
Cats. GIFs. Pictures of dinosaurs amusingly lecturing us on their lives. All this has meaning and we ignore it at our peril. In a maelstrom of chaotic information these things - memes - enable us to take meaning out of too much data. They create tension and act as buoys in the water, showing us where to swim to.
Today the UN released a chilling and very specific number of people who have died in Syria since violence broke out there in March 2011. 92,901 people are dead as a result of the Assad government crackdown on rebels.
Horrifically accurate - or at least precise - data here to specify the number of dead in Syria.
A few nights ago, I was sitting on my couch about to get down with a bottle of wine and some Netflix. I grabbed my phone and opened the XBox SmartGlass app, which basically works like a virtual game-slash-remote controller.
When we talk about to M2M, we're talking about the ultimate connection. Of everything. To everything. Daunting. But it's happening anyway.
When you’re starting a business — or trying to grow one — it helps if your city is a fertile environment for growth. An interesting new report conducted for global bank Citi projects which cities will be the most competitive in 2025.
The survey ranks the cities for a number of factors, including war odds, infrastructure, crime, natural disaster risk, and education levels. These are weighted to determine which cities have the magical combination that best attracts entrepreneurs and encourages business growth.
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.
Creativity, productivity and growth are the same thing. Technology drives them together. And in the classroom that becomes inspiration, long term societal improvement and robust economic improvement. If you keep at it!
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A timely and astonishing look at the way the Internet is growing, shaping and influencing every aspect of how we work, buy, behave and share. Some amazing, amazing stats, figures, trends and insights here. If you can't find something relevant to you, your business, your audiences and your consumers, you're not reading it.
By Jeffrey Rhoda Governments have always been great at collecting data.
Real time data structuring and extraction is vital for any modern government. In cities, it enables governance, involvement, sustainability and any of a vast kaleidescope of aims to be achieved, in real time. And these days, real time is the only time that's relevant. Governments are at last realising that this applies to them - which is part of a general change from service provision to governments, to serving people and governments together.
Twice a year the sun perfectly lines up with the streets of New York, creating a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge
This solar phenomenon is fascinating because of what it tells us about the way people seek meaning and create it out of nowhere - also, because it tells us how deeply alignment affects us as individuals and groups.
As you might expect, North Korea's "Internet" mirrors North Korea itself: Sad, secluded, and limited to just a handful of propagandistic sites. There's a country-wide intranet, and the content consists of state news and message boards.
Perhaps Eric's feathering his own nest a little here. The need for an internet is all very well, but an absolute dictatorship is very hard to pull off in an information-rich (thus demand rich, expectation rich, divergence oriented) nation.
Growth, might have deeper needs in NK. Food, say. Or the ability to produce things people want.
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