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Yummy money: how the Young Urban Male is set to save the global economy

Yummy money: how the Young Urban Male is set to save the global economy | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Meet the new saviour of the global economy. He has made a ton of cash from the emerging markets and he is not ashamed to spend it… on himself. He spends an inordinate amount of time browsing Mr Porter and Matches.com on his iPad. He never leaves the house without being Instagram-ready in JW Anderson, McQ and Louboutin footwear. He keeps his eyebrows well plucked, his nails well polished and he is most likely on a juice cleanse.
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Yummy - " . . .the Yummy, or the Young Urban Male. According to the market analysts at HSBC, this bling-hungry international roustabout is to the 2010s what Yuppie (the young urban professional) was to the Eighties.  -   The fashion industry has been celebrating the rise of male spending for some years now. “Men are the new women” has become a common refrain of the “Menaissance”, which has shifted focus away from the traditional women’s shows.

However, according to the HSBC report, The Rise of the Yummy, we should all be pleased about this new chap. It is his vanity that is restoring global spending, reinflating the emerging markets and reinforcing London’s status as the world shopping capital.

And while the “M” is supposed to stand for “male”, it could just as easily stand for “metrosexual”, for that cliché from 20 years ago is now becoming a commercial reality. The report homes in on affluent young men in Japan and South Korea as the world’s most avid consumers of manbags and guyliner. However, it also points to new money in China. While globally, men only account for 40 per cent of luxury sales, in China, they account for 55 per cent.

What’s more, there is a steady supply of young male millionaires. “And they are getting younger,” says HSBC"

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Content marketing: 2014 top business trend or smoke and mirrors? - DigitalJournal.com

Content marketing: 2014 top business trend or smoke and mirrors? - DigitalJournal.com | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Op-Ed: Content marketing: 2014 top business trend or smoke and mirrors?
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This year there seems to be a particularly high level of hype surrounding content marketing.
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The Top 7 Disruptive Technologies | UA Magazine

The Top 7 Disruptive Technologies | UA Magazine | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
These 7 Disruptive Technologies Will Change the #World http://t.co/8UzuynRn2o #technology #science
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CHANGE  -  is coming . . . "disruptive” for its capacity to dislodge the status quo, send us thinking in new directions and change the world."  McKinsey report

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In Praise of Traditional Libraries

In Praise of Traditional Libraries | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

Some librarians like to disparage something they call the “traditional library.” The reasons vary depending on circumstances, and understanding the criticism is made more difficult because no one seems to agree on what a “traditional library” is.

 

This article speaks of traditional libraries rather than “the traditional library” because libraries vary widely, and the only fair way to discuss academic libraries is in generalities. There might be one single library somewhere that would embody everything “traditional,” but most libraries are amalgamations of changes over time. It’s only by looking at the whole that we can make such general statements about libraries.

 

Traditional academic libraries discovered problems and solved them, adapting to the demands of new scholarship, embracing new media of communication, and developing appropriate organizational and cooperative schemes, in a steady march of progress over the course of the twentieth century away from the tiny, inaccessible, and inadequate historical libraries that had preceded them.

 

Perhaps, as some now say, the traditional library is dead, which is not so, given the enormous benefit traditional libraries have provided for research and education in the country over the past century. If it is so, whatever replaces them is as successful at collecting information, organizing it, and making it as accessible and useful as possible to scholars and students as traditional libraries were. They were good things, traditional libraries, and we will miss them when they’re gone.


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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Long live libraries!!!

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, June 14, 2013 1:53 AM

Some librarians like to disparage something they call the “traditional library.” The reasons vary depending on circumstances, and understanding the criticism is made more difficult because no one seems to agree on what a “traditional library” is. This article speaks of traditional libraries, rather than the traditional library. 

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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

Before deciding if librarianship is right for you, make sure you understand what today’s librarians do all day. If you want quiet and lots of time to read, think again. Today’s libraries are full of collegial, and sometimes even downright noisy, collaboration, creation, and community activities, and are as much about technology as print on paper.

 

Modern librarians need to be comfortable and conversant with technology, be willing and able to speak in public, and possess people skills and a commitment to lifelong learning, as the profession and the expertise necessary for success are constantly changing.

 

More here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/careers/how-to-become-a-21st-century-librarian/


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cybraians, virtual libraries, knowledge centres -  commitment to lifelong learning & support

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, March 22, 2013 12:11 PM

A great eye-opener,,,!

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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | CORE Education

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | CORE Education | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Infographic, interactive  - trends

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Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond / Forrester

Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond  /  Forrester | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon. Now that consumers and employees have continuous connectivity and an endless supply of apps, the CIO must drive the nimbleness that will be demanded by employees and customers, while he or she must also do so securely. These trends are so woven into the business drivers, that IT leaders must become much more strategic, providing the rationale for the changes that are afoot. With this background in mind, Forrester identifies the following ten technology trends for the 2014 through 2016.


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New OCLC: Trends in Research University Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse

New OCLC: Trends in Research University Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Value proposition:  . . .  a reduced sense of library relevance from belo, above and within


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trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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 Ackn. trendwatchinng.com   "...

 Celebration nation - In 2013, global cultural capital will continue to be reshaped just as dynamically as its financial equivalent. One result? Across the next 12 months, emerging markets will proudly export and flaunt their national and cultural heritage, and South Africa is no different. Symbols, lifestyles and traditions that were previously downplayed, if not denied, are being reinvented to become a source of pride for domestic consumers, and of interest to global consumers."

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Education and technology: Some trends for 2013 (Infographic)

Education and technology: Some trends for 2013 (Infographic) | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Want to know what to expect in education in 2013? Check out OnlineCollege.net’s new infographic on potential tech and social media trends. Infographic created by OnlineColleges.net.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
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Ackn. =  online, e-learning the 'new normal'?  potential tech and social media trends

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