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Brazil's closest matches

Brazil's closest matches | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Which countries match the GDP and population of Brazil's states? Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. AS FOOTBALLERS...
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The Urgent Need To Develop Global Leaders For Company Growth

The Urgent Need To Develop Global Leaders For Company Growth | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
One-third of global organizations have identified “global leadership” as a serious constraint. Global leaders are distinguished by their willingness to leave their country of origin and take on new assignments that may require using a new language or adapting to a new culture. Consequently, 70% of larger organizations have plans to increase their overseas assignments. Yet, ironically, less than a third of these organizations have any formal leadership development process in place.
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An Internet of Things prediction for 2025 -- with caveats

A massive survey by the Pew Research Center about the Internet of Things in 2025 is very optimistic about its future, though its responses are filled with questions, doubts and caveats.
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A BRICS bank: can it outdo the World Bank?

A BRICS bank: can it outdo the World Bank? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
They might have added that the environmental and human resettlement safeguards adopted by the World Bank after decades of lobbying by (mainly western-based) NGOs have made its infrastructure lending complex and expensive for borrowers. Hostility to the effects of big dams, for example, means the bank has only a handful of large hydropower projects worldwide. The creation of the bank has revealed how delicate are these negotiations. China, which could easily finance an institution several times the size of the BRICS bank on its own, and whose high credit rating will be enormously helpful, had to be persuaded to accept a minority shareholding. Essentially, Beijing is gaining greater credibility for international cooperation at the cost of a greater implicit financial contribution and more constraints on its action. How far it is prepared to accept the latter to gain the former remains to be seen.
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17 Unique Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

17 Unique Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
These companies are rethinking revenue streams and creating value for parties on both sides of the transaction.

Via Jeremy Hayes
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15 Pieces Of Advice From Maya Angelou

15 Pieces Of Advice From Maya Angelou | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
LIfe lessons from Dr. Maya Angelou.
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A Tribute . . .


"Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently."





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#ArtinaTakeover's curator insight, June 10, 6:17 PM

There are so many precious words that Dr. Angelou shares but my one that keeps me going is when she says " Be the rainbow in someone else's cloud." That is so important because you never know what somebody is going through. You could be there saving grace to help them through there issues.

 

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Thomas Piketty and the End of Our Peaceful Coexistence With Inequality

Thomas Piketty and the End of Our Peaceful Coexistence With Inequality | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Economic disparities aren't new. But from Piketty to the pope, talking about them is.
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Is Your Board Clueless About Your Top Team?

Is Your Board Clueless About Your Top Team? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
A recent report from The Conference Board and Stanford Business School suggests that the time is right for asking this question.
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boards, team work : ". . . help their boards gain a stronger grasp of their top teams. Here they are: 


  • 1. Create a talent development program with board involvement. "The development of promising employees should not end with their promotion to a senior management level. As leader of the organization, the CEO has the responsibility to create and implement a development program for direct reports, and the board should ensure that this work is carried out," notes the summary on the Stanford GSB site.
  • 2. Connect talent development with succession. "The talent development program should be formally connected to the CEO succession process, and the progress of individual executives should be reviewed in the context of their potential to assume the CEO position." 
  • 3. Play an active role. "While the CEO is ultimately responsible for the development of his or her direct reports, directors should move beyond interacting with executives 'when circumstances warrant.' They can volunteer to serve as informal mentors or advisors and, with the approval of the CEO, meet periodically with executives in the context of their everyday work environment." 
  • 4. Measure and reward progress. "Companies' succession plans and talent development programs should be benchmarked against those of industry peers. Further, the CEO should be held accountable for the development of his or her direct reports, with talent development included as a key performance indicator (KPI) for his or her executive compensation program."
Ackn. Conference Board , Stanford Business School, 2014
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6 ways to rethink corporate knowledge sharing

6 ways to rethink corporate knowledge sharing | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn? Continue reading →
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KM - content curation options

"Because content curation is a new form of communication, it makes sense to look at both external and internal communication when looking at its application within the corporate world. As the same information overload that plagues our social network and digital media is hurting our productivity too, here’s how to leverage content curation for corporate knowledge sharing."

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Social media in numbers (March 2014)

Social media in numbers (March 2014) | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 19, 8:27 AM

I wonder what social workers mostly use every day?

Elizabeth Thomas's curator insight, March 19, 9:46 AM

Updated social media stats!

Amy Atkinson's curator insight, March 19, 10:04 AM

Very useful social media stats:

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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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Intrapreneurship: Creating Company Culture that Inspires Creativity

Intrapreneurship: Creating Company Culture that Inspires Creativity | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Intrapreneurship occurs when employees apply entrepreneurial thinking to their roles within a company. Here's how to encourage this type of culture in your workplace.
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intrapreneurship -  ""Intrapreneurship is when employees have an entrepreneurial spirit internally," said Phil Shawe, co-founder and co-CEO of business language services firm TransPerfect. "It's as if [each member of your] staff is running his or her own business. They can do it on their own or within [their department]. It's all about having a good system in place."

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The Business Case for Paying Service Workers More / TheAtlanticcities.com

The Business Case for Paying Service Workers More  / TheAtlanticcities.com | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
MIT's Zeynep Ton explains the theory behind the Good Jobs Strategy.
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Richard Florida interviews Zeynep Ton- "Too many service companies — and too many Americans, for that matter — buy into the line of thinking that the only way for restaurants, retail, and other service companies to profit is to pay the lowest possible wages. As she explains, “in service industries, succeeding at the expense of employees and at the expense of customers often go together.”

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The world’s leading high-performance manufacturing companies already pay their workers more in return for tapping their knowledge and ideas to improve processes. Ton shows that even in supposedly low-skill service sector work, higher wages are the key to greater employee engagement, better customer service, higher productivity, and a better bottom line."

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2050: What if cities ruled the world?

2050: What if cities ruled the world? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Imagine it is 40 years in the future. Government has been decentralized to the city level. Connections between cities consolidate into mega-corridors, which span national and state borders. This is the time of the mayor, whose political star has risen. The growth in the number and size of cities means they can innovate and get… 
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Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
And two you’ll want to avoid, but shouldn’t.
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Ventures Africa | #AFRICA – Inside the Continent’s New $14bn Social Media Industry

Ventures Africa | #AFRICA – Inside the Continent’s New $14bn Social Media Industry | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Governments not making education a priority - AU report, University World News

Governments not making education a priority - AU report, University World News | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email
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Africa, human capital, economic growth

"Wachira Kigotho unpacks the African Union’s hard-hitting AU Outlook on Education Report 2014, which accuses governments of not making education a priority, and a related study that charts expansion and reversing of the gender gap in higher education in the Maghreb.   -    Two aspects of the ‘American Dream’ have been sold abroad – the instrumentalist idea that education provides tools to achieve success (money) and a more liberal notion that stresses a broader view of the value of education, writes Jason Scorza in Commentary. Both are needed to give students a good chance in a competitive world."

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25 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

25 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
We've pulled the key lessons from famous books by Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, Peter Drucker, and more.
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Want To Get Promoted? Be A Narcissist

Want To Get Promoted? Be A Narcissist | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
If you think you're better than everyone else, studies show that you're more likely to end up ordering around everybody else.
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group dynamics -  "

Harvard Medical School clinical psychologist Craig Malkin dropped some knowledgeon how to sniff out the narcissist in your midst. While narcissists go by many other names, their tendencies include:

1. INSECURITIES GET PROJECTED NONSTOP - They play hot potato with their sense of smallness, Malkin says. "Narcissists say and do things, subtle or obvious, that make you feel less smart, less accomplished, less competent," he says. "It's as if they're saying, 'I don't want to feel this insecure and small; here, you take the feelings.'"2. EMOTIONS GET HATED ON - Feelings mean you can be touched by friends, colleagues, partners. But to be touched is to be influenced and to be influenced is to have your perfect autonomy undermined--which narcissists hate.3. AND CONTROL IS ALWAYS NEEDED - Narcissists also hate to feel like other people's preferences impact them, since then they're not "fully independent." So rather than express their needs, they maneuver people to suit them. 
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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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Mary Barra's Leadership Legacy, GM

Mary Barra's Leadership Legacy, GM | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
GM's new CEO, Mary Barra, is facing the ultimate crisis -- people died in GM's cars. She's meeting the awful problem with courage and honesty.
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Barra, leadership - 

  • Taking responsibility — Barra’s not wasting time saying “I’m not to blame for this horror,” even though she could take that approach quite legitimately. She’s admitting to the problem, owning it. It takes courage to be this honest and forthright. Barra is proving her courage.
  • Taking direct, focused action — She’s appointed a new safety boss for GM and made it extremely clear that he will get whatever he needs to make sure that GM cars are safe


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When Youth is Wasted on the Young: The Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment

When Youth is Wasted on the Young: The Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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NEETs =  not in education employment or training

"According to estimates from the International Labour Organization, around 74.5 million young people (i.e. persons between 15 and 24 years of age) were unemployed in 2013. With around 13.1 per cent, the unemployment rate among young people is almost three times that of the adult unemployment rate. Worst hit regions are the Middle East and North Africa, parts of South America and the Caribbean, and Southern Europe. Despite the diverse economic structures in different regions of the world, the employment situation of young people has aggravated problems practically everywhere else, too. The problem becomes even bigger when looking at the so-called NEETs (not in education, employment or training), who are estimated to comprise around 300 million people in the world.

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Cybercrime hits financial firms hardest: PwC survey

Cybercrime hits financial firms hardest: PwC survey | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

cybercrine - Cybercrime is the second most common type of fraud reported by financial firms, more than double the level across other industries, as criminals turn increasingly to technology as their main weapon against banks, a survey showed.

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cybercrime -  Some 45% of financial firms were victims of fraud last year, PwC's 2014 global economic crime survey showed. The survey, based on responses from 1,330 companies in 79 countries, showed theft was responsible for the highest share of economic crime, followed by cybercrime, money laundering, accounting fraud and bribery and corruption.

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Colleges Should Teach Religion to Their Students / TheAtlantic.com

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When students feel adrift, spiritual guidance might help.
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religion, when feeling 'adrift' :

" . . .  all religions, if seriously practiced, do precisely what this “religion” had done for me: They teach you how to live. It is true, of course, that clerics often tell their flocks to believe things that are frankly unbelievable. And some even tell the faithful that if they don’t believe these incredible things they will suffer some harsh penalty, like going to hell. But most clerics of my acquaintance are not very interested in fire and brimstone. Rather, they are interested in making sure those in their care are spiritually fit. The way they do this—and, so far as I know, always have—is to give people a higher purpose and a set of guidelines necessary to pursue that purpose. They bring order to the thoughts and actions of people whose thoughts and actions are naturally disordered. They give people a way of life.  -   It was in this way that I became convinced that college classes in religious practice might help suffering undergraduates learn to live successfully. The classes would at the very least introduce undergraduates to the idea that there were practical ways to alleviate their suffering. They would plant the seed. Even if the students chose not to follow the practice they had learned, their recollection of it would remain in store for the day they would need it. "

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