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This week's finest digital marketing infographic

This week's finest digital marketing infographic | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
It’s time again to reveal the finest digital marketing infographic we’ve seen this week.
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"The stats show that there are an estimated 90 million internet users in the region and ecommerce sales are predicted to reach around $15 billion in 2015, up from $9 billion in 2012."

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In Finland, smart waste containers inform collectors when they need emptying

In Finland, smart waste containers inform collectors when they need emptying | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The Enevo ONe Collect is a solution that lets authorities know exactly which containers need emptying on their route.
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smart sustainable -  "Enevo shows how data collection can vastly improve both the performan"ce and efficiency of businesses providing social services

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15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business

15 Essential Tips for Building a Great Business | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
We picked the brains of 15 accomplished Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs and asked them to share their best advice on how to build a great business. Read their insights below:
ON STARTING OUT
Don’t...
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Invest time and mindshare into your company culture

"Building a great culture from the start is important. Don’t put it off until later! We invested a lot of time and mindshare into culture from the beginning. We recruited people who were like-minded, and we made sure all our partners were aligned in values and the type of company we wanted to build, as well as the personality of the company."

— Laura Ching (MBA ’00), Cofounder of Tiny Prints

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ETF Trends article: Frontier ETF Outperforming Emerging Markets ...

Frontier markets, or pre-emerging markets, include countries with capital markets less developed than those found in the emerging markets. While frontier market investors may capitalize on robust returns, these markets also ...
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The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:45 AM

All libraries are learning spaces, no matter how unusual they appear to be. Libraries support information literacy and lifelong learning.  They build communities.  They empower individuals.  They protect our right to know.  And what's more, they preserve our nation's cultural heritage.

Ann Vega's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:34 AM

Love the BiblioBurro!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 26, 2013 11:52 AM

I love the Little Free Libraries.  I would love to see them pop up where I live.  I only see one in my area and it is about 40 miles away!

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What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows

What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Nostalgia, long considered a disorder, is now recognized to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety — making life seem more meaningful and death less frightening.
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"After a decade of study, nostalgia isn’t what it used to be — it’s looking a lot better.  Nostalgia has been shown to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety. It makes people more generous to strangers and more tolerant of outsiders. Couples feel closer and look happier when they’re sharing nostalgic memories. On cold days, or in cold rooms, people use nostalgia to literally feel warmer.


Nostalgia does have its painful side — it’s a bittersweet emotion — but the net effect is to make life seem more meaningful and death less frightening. When people speak wistfully of the past, they typically become more optimistic and inspired about the future.  Nostalgia makes us a bit more human,” Dr. Sedikides says. He considers the first great nostalgist to be Odysseus, an itinerant who used memories of his family and home to get through hard times, but Dr. Sedikides emphasizes that nostalgia is not the same as homesickness. It’s not just for those away from home, and it’s not a sickness, despite its historical reputation."

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Pursue Innovation, Reject Novelty

Pursue Innovation, Reject Novelty | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Companies need some structure for developing innovative supply chain ideas, not just implementing them.
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"PwC suggests that companies follow some of these steps as a way to draw a line in the sand and separate out innovation from novelty. Though not supply chain-specific, they certainly apply and are probably already implemented to some degree among thought leaders.

 

  • Become systematic about innovation. Companies considered to be the most effective innovators have developed structures that allow employees to think like entrepreneurs, empowering them to think about problem-solutions scenarios that address their everyday concerns. Also, they have strong leadership that provides centralized support.
  • Think about the long haul. To vet out innovative ideas from novel ones, and to have a continuous stream of innovative ideas to pull from, innovative companies establish a pipeline where both incremental ideas and long-term big bets are frequently percolating.
  • Embrace digital. PwC notes the many forms of innovation have resulted from the digitalization of operational models. The firm suggests companies define what more complete digitalization could mean for the business and examine whether the company is taking full advantage of existing digital tools."


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Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs

Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Welcome to the recovery?
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"Worth noting: for most advanced economies, the new jobs being created are of lower quality, with the exceptions of countries like South Korea, Norway and Poland. The United States has fewer jobs, but is creating better ones--a finding that reflects growing inequality in the U.S. The emerging markets, on the other hand, are finding it easier to create more and better jobs because they're starting from a low base. (In other words, it's easy to improve job quality in a country where most people make less than $10 a day; it's much harder in a country where the median income is $50,000 per "   GRAPH





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Digital Marketing Transit Map - Gartner

Digital Marketing Transit Map - Gartner | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Navigate the #digitalmarketing landscape with this free map from @Gartner_inc http://gtnr.it/14I0qh7
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Tech in business -

"Interpreting the Map  -  Navigate the complexity of a fragmented and confusing digital marketing landscape. Elements of the map include:


  • Neighborhoods represent functional regions that can be thought of as practice areas within an organization.
  • Tracks connect these regions, and can be thought of as application services that share common objectives and information.
  • Stations represent interaction points that can be thought of as vendor and product categories that provide platforms and point solutions.
  • Intersections represent transfer points where solutions may serve more than one business area.
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Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $235 Billion in 2013 - Gartner

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $235.4 billion in 2013, a 44 percent increase from 2012 values of $163.1 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.
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GLOBAL MOBILE  - . . . "From a regional perspective, Asia/Pacific's transaction value is expected to grow 38 percent in 2013 to reach $74 billion. Deployments in developed markets such as South Korea and Singapore and in developing markets such as India are expected drive healthy growth in this region. As a result, in 2016, Asia/Pacific will overtake Africa to become the largest region by transaction value, reaching $165 billion. Africa's transaction value is forecast to reach $160 billion in 2016. While Africa will still experience strong growth through the forecast period, companies are still searching for the most suitable business model for mobile money in their local markets. "

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How We Consume News Online | LJ INFOdocket, Reuters / Oxford Uni study

How We Consume News Online | LJ INFOdocket, Reuters / Oxford Uni study | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Nrews consumers - influencing journalism: "


Key findings include:

  • Sharing and participation: Users of Apple smartphones in the U.S. were 41% more likely to share news than other digital news users.
  • Mobile and tablets: Tablet use for news has doubled in many European countries since our last survey
  • Finding and sharing news: 40% of our sample in France, Germany, Italy and Spain rely more on search than brand in finding news
  • Paying for news: Smartphone and tablet users in the U.S. are more likely to pay for news.
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Google search tips Infographic

Google search tips Infographic | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Your News. Delivered. Stay current. Learn. Get inspired.
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Google tips for search

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100 Best Workplaces in Europe - Great Place to Work® Institute

100 Best Workplaces in Europe - Great Place to Work® Institute | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe 2011 2012 2013 The 2013 Best Multinationals in Europe We recognize the top 25 multinationals that appear on (The 2013 Best Multinationals in Europe.
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Top companies - EU

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6 Surprising Secrets of Truly Great Bosses

6 Surprising Secrets of Truly Great Bosses | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The very best managers do the exact opposite of what the average manager does.
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Managing success -   They


  • put the customer second
  • don't manage the bottom-line
  • celebrate the tough times
  • measure themselves by their worst employees
  • mistrust their common sense
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Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers

Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Strangely, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn't have a public library, even though it hosts the Festival of German-Language Literature. However, an
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Extreme libraries !  -   " . . . an initiative dubbed Project Ingeborg is turning the municipality into a book repository of sorts with 70QR code and NFC chip-equipped stickers. Plastered throughout town, they direct users to web pages where they can download public domain works, largely fromProject Gutenberg. Oftentimes, e-books will be located in relevant locations -- so you'll be sure to find Arthur Schnitzler's The Killer near the police station, for example. Come August, the team behind the effort will partner with local talent to distribute books, music and other digital content too"

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Leadership Lessons From Improvisational Comedy - post-journal.com

Leadership Lessons From Improvisational Comedy - post-journal.com | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself as a student sitting in a classroom with your kindergarten friend.
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creativity - improv comedy : 

  • accept the offer
  • listen in the moment
  • go with your gut


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Pay companies to hire youth, OECD suggests

Pay companies to hire youth, OECD suggests | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The plight of youth unemployment in developed economies is so severe it has
prompted the OECD to call for more government intervention, possibly
including paying companies to hire young people.
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UNEMPLOYMENT - "There are already about 48 million people out of work across the OECD's members. It forecast that the unemployment rate would hit 8.0% this year before easing only slightly to 7.8% next year.  However, the outlook diverged widely with the unemployment rate set to keep rising in Greece to 28.2% next year and Spain seeing its jobless rate rise to 27.8% in 2014, the highest in the OECD.

The report says that unemployment is likely to rise in most eurozone countries, with Germany, where jobs figures are expected to see a slight increase, a notable exception.  With many countries still struggling to recover from the 2008-2009 financial and ensuing economic crisis, the OECD said there were more and more long-term unemployed people who increasingly risked losing their rights to jobless benefits.  Because the youth, defined as 15 to 25 year-olds, often have little or even no benefits to start with, the situation has become particularly dire for them.

Youth unemployment rates in Greece and Spain are near 60% and economists increasingly see the problem as a top risk for the future of Europe along with the weakness of its banks.  EU leaders, who have made the fight against youth unemployment a priority, agreed last month to set aside around €8 billion for jobs and training, even as they admitted that the labour market would only improve substantially once the crisis-hit region returns to growth."

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Top 20 most competitive cities in 2025 | SmartPlanet

Top 20 most competitive cities in 2025 | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Cities in North America and Europe will continue to be the most competitive cities in 2025.
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EIU measures cities competitive . . . . based on 32 indicators in these eight categories: economic strength, physical capital, financial maturity, institution character, human capital, global appeal, social and cultural character, and environment and natural hazards.  Here’s how the report ranks the top 20 cities out of the 120 cities the report studied:

1. New York

2. London

3. Singapore

4. Hong Kong

5. Tokyo

6. Sydney

7. Paris

8. Stockholm

9. Chicago

10. Toronto

11. Taipei

11. (tie) Zurich

13. Amsterdam

14. Washington, D.C.

15. Copenhagen

15. Seoul

17. Los Angeles   ,   list  continues -

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Will You Ever Be Taken Seriously?

Will You Ever Be Taken Seriously? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
How to exude executive gravitas -- no matter your age.
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curated to GIBS Bog Blog, July  -  


"Mental conditioning. A key factor to conveying confidence is first believing that you belong. . . . "What would be lost if you were not at the table?" 

Technical conditioning. Feeling intimidated by more senior individuals often leads to one of two outcomes: either you overcompensate by aggressively advocating your point of view and emphasizing your accomplishments or you undermine yourself by hesitating in your responses and acquiescing to others. Needless to say, neither is an effective strategy. . To overcome these blunders, you must technically prepare yourself by mastering basic communication techniques. Chief among these techniques is the ability to helicopter up and to speak from the executives' perspective, taking into account their issues, agenda, and upcoming decisions. Another is the ability to communicate value in terms of what you bring to the table and the results of your work (rather than the process).

Physical conditioning. Which of your physical attributes negatively impacts your executive presence? The culprits are often dress, voice, and posture."

 


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Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe

Working Women Are Japan's Only Hope for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Abenomics as feminism
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"Japan desperately needs more workers to offset its elderly overhang, boost productivity and pay more taxes. The workforce might also be more competitive if, say, more than 1.6% of executives at listed Japanese companies were women, as the FT reports. And though women have fewer jobs and earn much less than men, they tend to control the purse strings more than men, and according to Goldman (pdf), their spending has stayed more constant during the downturn. Here's a look at the IMF projections of how female labor participation could boost GDP ("Northern Europe" female labor participation is around 80%)"

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JAPAN   -  "Abenomics"  :  . . . "good use of what Goldman Sachs economist Kathy Matsui calls "its most underutilized asset"--the some 8.2 million women who would be employed if the female labor participation rate were equal to that for men (62% vs. 80%)--could add up to 15% to Japan's GDP. Failing to do so will sink Abenomics.   Right now, Japan has one of the lowest female participation rates of developed economies; only one-third of Japanese mothers work."

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How to increase self control and become more successful

How to increase self control and become more successful | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Research shows that the quality most connected to success is self-control. What does it take to increase your level of willpower? Here's what science says.
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How To Make Money Without A Job

How To Make Money Without A Job | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Whether you want to start something on the side or say goodbye to corporate life forever, here are some tips for starting your own business.
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WorldOfWork  -  "Charge what the market will bear. While eager to bring in work, you don’t want to sell yourself short. Yet you know that bidding too high could drive away business. If you can roughly estimate the time you’ll need to spend, charge a lump-sum. Lump-sum fees are potentially more lucrative, especially if you’ve done the kind of work before and don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Another advantage is that clients don’t know exactly how long the project takes you"

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(some . . .) Mind-Blowing Facts About The Size Of The Internet – Stephen's Lighthouse, Mitch Joel

(some . . .)  Mind-Blowing Facts About The Size Of The Internet – Stephen's Lighthouse, Mitch Joel | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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POWERFUL INFORMATION -

The Internet is unbelievably big

 

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Weird Is Good: What Portland's Economy Can Teach Every City in the World

Weird Is Good: What Portland's Economy Can Teach Every City in the World | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Easily dismissed as a hippie's post-capitalist dream, Portland has discovered that quirkiness and differentiation is simply good business
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CITIES - the enabling urban environment : . . . "The common thread through all these efforts is differentiation. Post-recession, U.S. metros seem to be rediscovering what makes them special, the distinctiveness of what they make or provide and sell to the world, rather than what makes them the same. Today, as Portland demonstrates, notions of globalization recognize that all cities are fueled, to different degrees, by global investment and connected, in distinctive ways, via global commerce and exchange. Peter Marcuse and Ronald Van Kempen use the term globalizing cities to reflect that: "...(almost) all cities are touched by the process of globalization and ... involvement in that process is not a matter of being either at the top or the bottom of it, but rather of the nature and extent of influence of the process."    The global economy is essentially operating as a network of globalizing metros that naturally trade together because of natural links between their major companies and universities, driving economic clusters and financial and migration flows. Portland shares a common focus on sustainable development (and an emerging cluster of like minded firms) with Copenhagen, Stockholm, Curitiba, and Singapore. Madrid, Hong Kong, and Dubai are centers of media and information. Nagoya, Stuttgart, and Detroit are globally significant manufacturing hubs. The Hague, Brussels, Washington, New York, Geneva, and Nairobi are centers of global decision-making. Boston, Cambridge, and Nanjing are important nodes in the global academic network."

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The Economic Cost of Hangovers

The Economic Cost of Hangovers | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Reuters The Fourth of July is beer's annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are advised to, well, manage their expectations.
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Cheers!  - " Excessive drinking costs the economy more than $220 billion -- or about $1.90 per drink, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which studies the negative externalities of alcohol consumption each decade. Seventy-two percent of the costs came from lost workplace productivity, according to the 2006 survey, which suggests that the economic drag from hangovers is about $160 billion "  -  US figures

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