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Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad

Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
Get Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, March 31, 1:39 PM

amen...

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, March 31, 3:19 PM

Be aware you need to have an Office 365 subscription to edit and create documents and they take up a lot of space on the iPad with each one being over 200MB. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, April 1, 2:17 AM

Finally!  Try it!

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How to Be More Effective at Work and Avoid the Ostrich Problem

How to Be More Effective at Work and Avoid the Ostrich Problem | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
We’ve all probably heard that ostriches stick their heads in sand when they sense danger. (Obviously, if you ignore something, it goes away, right?

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The investment logic for sustainability

"Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it's large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures, too.

Chris McKnett helps institutional investors put money toward sustainable and socially-forward assets."


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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, February 15, 11:49 AM

This is a must-see TED Talk! As Chris McKnett says, sustainable investment is less complicated than we think, more profitable than we suspect, and more important than we can imagine. Investing in world-wide sustainability is not just philanthropy -- it is an economically solid long-term investment strategy.

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India indicating persistent food inflation due to MSP hike: Rangarajan - fnbnews.com

India indicating persistent food inflation due to MSP hike: Rangarajan - fnbnews.com | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
India indicating persistent food inflation due to MSP hike: Rangarajan
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India has been indicating persistent food inflation.

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A Letter From A Japanese Father To His Son

A Letter From A Japanese Father To His Son | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it

My dear friend Itaru Tanaka was an exceptionally fine man who had a full, fascinating and distinguished life. His exposure as a child to death, suffering and destruction in Tokyo during World War II undoubtedly helped to shape his strong values, discipline and character. His career following graduation from Tokyo University as a well-known war correspondent, president of the Japan Press Club and companion-biographer of world leaders contributed to Itaru’s insightful international and human perspective. Cancer ended his life in 1994.

A few years before Itatu’s death, his son Makoto came to the U.S. to live with my family and attend the University of Houston. Nancy and I later discovered a letter he wrote to prepare Makoto for that adventure that I will now share with you. I’m very certain he wouldn’t mind.

 

 

 

May 1989

Dear Makoto:

You may find it helpful for me to set forth our aims for your visit so that you can refer to them. I hope you will promise to keep a daily record of your experiences, however short those memories may be. It will be useful if you will include dates, times, and places.

I am making it materially possible for you to go to the New World so that you may gain first-hand experience managing your life outside the discipline imposed by school and family, and so that you may have a long and meaningful stay. This will enable you to gain direct knowledge about one of the largest, richest and most powerful countries in the world. Your life and career will be greatly influenced by this important experience.

Herein are some hints you may find useful in making a great success of your stay:

Getting the Most Out of Your Experience:

1.     You must meticulously plan your days throughout the entire program. This is not only because good planning means good discipline. But also to enable you to get the most out of time available. Another cardinal principle which will be useful to you, not only during your visit, but always, is that living a good life requires that you do nothing in excess.

2.     Be genuinely interested in people. Remember every person – be they young or old – has unique lessons to offer. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their families. When conversation lags you can always ask a sympathetic question or offer a thought-provoking statement.

Remember that a listener is always more appreciated than a talker and avoid boasting. On the other hand, don’t fall into the other extreme of being too self-effacing or frightened to contribute to a conversation. Since I know that you do not suffer this problem, I find no reason to stress it.

3.     Making friends involves being genuinely interested in people, their problems and their experiences; avoiding selfish and provocative acts; offering consideration and helpfulness; and being clean and well turned-out.

The best way to have a good time when you are with a group is to make sure that everybody participates and enjoys themselves. Don’t be selfish in not caring what happens to others present so long as you are all right.

4.     A great deal of experience in life can be obtained by closely observing the behavior and reactions of others, measuring their conduct against your own, and determining what standards you should apply. If the group you are with engages in bad practices, either in drink, sex or other matters, there is no need for you to go along with that behavior. If some members ridicule you about this, tell them that you gave a pledge to Professor and Mrs. Bell as well as to your parents, and insist that you intend to stick to that promise.

Observing the U.S.A.:

1.    You will be living with an American family, reading their newspapers and watching their TV. You will find that many people are extremely ignorant about Japan, just as you and your father are ignorant about other countries. When you hear criticism about Japan and the Japanese people, avoid getting into heated arguments, but carefully listen and consider what they say.

Read newspapers and other publications available in the English language. Mark in pencil any word or expression that is unfamiliar and check it in the dictionary.

2.    Try to meet people of all ages and backgrounds. Get involved in sports activities and youth clubs both off and on the university campus.

3.     Make a point to learn something about U.S. History. This is absolutely essential to understand America’s political actions and motivations, at home and abroad.

4.     When you ask questions about the United States, keep the following in mind: “I am interested in how its people live, their expectations for the future, and what they expect regarding my appropriate behavior.”

Personal Behavior:

1.     Adjust to your host’s lifestyle. Express your gratitude when you are kindly treated. It may be a good idea to give them flowers when you meet and leave them, or have them delivered by a florist. The value of the flowers might be between $5 and $10, or you may purchase an equivalent value in chocolates. In addition, write a brief letter of gratitude with whatever nice personal remarks you can think of addressed to all members of the family that will participate in looking after you.

2.     Wake up at least one and one-half hours before your class starts. I do not know how much time it will take from home to the university, but plan accordingly and allow for this. 

Be sure to clean the wash basin and bathtub each time after use. In the evening, always be cautious about making too much noise, such as by playing a radio or tape player, heavy footsteps and slamming doors or windows. Try not to create extra problems for the Bells or in the community.

3.     On Mondays through Fridays, come home immediately after classes to study. Tell yourself: “Since I have good holidays during the weekends, today I will work hard.”

During the weekends, allow some free time to spend with the Bells. When you go out to meet your friends, tell Professor Bell and Mrs. Bell beforehand where you will be and with whom.

Always plan to come home before the Bells’ bedtime. In case you should miss that limit, telephone them before 8 or 9 p.m.  Don’t use the telephone for long chit-chats with friends. When necessary to contact us, call collect.

4.     In classroom, always tell yourself: “I am curious.” Do not think that learning is like filing documents in a cabinet. Be sure to use your brain for reasoning.

We all need wisdom along with knowledge. I believe the Bible is one of the most essential sources for this. Try to read at least one chapter of Proverbs and five from the Book of Psalms. This can be accomplished within a one month period. 

Health and Safety:

1.     Take good care of your health and avoid getting into unnecessary dangerous situations. Always calculate whether the risks you are taking are commensurate with the rewards. Think about ways that risks can be minimized; for instance, by sitting in the back of a car if there is no safety belt next to the driver’s seat.

Be proud as you abide by traffic rules and school regulations. Some people boast about breaking orders of society. Do not be one of them.

2.     Avoid carrying large sums of money on your person or flashing money about. Also avoid going into public parks at night, or parts of large cities which are seedy or ill-lit.

Your father

Makoto is now a father with a beautiful family of his own living in Boston. He holds a technical management position Microsoft.

Itaru would be very proud.

 

 


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What "Retina" Really Means, and How to Tell When Your Screen Is Retina

What "Retina" Really Means, and How to Tell When Your Screen Is Retina | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it

"You've probably heard about "Retina" displays on devices like the iPhone, MacBooks, or even the Chromebook Pixel. But what exactly makes a device "Retina?" It's more than just resolution. Linus from Techquickie explains it as simply as possible..."

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The Startup Universe: awesome data visualization

The Startup Universe: awesome data visualization | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
Uncover new stories and make sense of the complex relationships between startups, founders and Venture Capitalists with Visually's Startup Universe

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Pretty awesome data visualization by Visual.ly based on CrunchFund data. Would love to see exits in there too but gives a reallly interesting view of the VC/Startup/Founders graphs.

Ivan Berlocher's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:46 AM

Fantastic Visualization!

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The rise and fall of India's economy

The rupee has collapsed, the stock market is falling - has India moved from a breakout nation to a breakdown nation in just a few months?
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MarketResearchReports: The Future of Retailing in India to 2017, New Report Launched

MarketResearchReports: The Future of Retailing in India to 2017, New Report Launched | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
Press Release issued Aug 22, 2013: "The Future of Retailing in India to 2017" is based upon an extensive, cross-country, industry research program which brings together publisher research, modelling, and analysis expertise in order to develop...
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Twitter / pradeepakumar: 'No education can hinder if focus is on learning' » http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/weekend-life/no-education-can-hinder-if-focus-is-on-learning/article5045569...

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Kantar teams up with Twitter for TV tools | News | Research

Kantar teams up with Twitter for TV tools | News | Research | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
UK — Audience measurer Kantar Media has teamed up with social media site Twitter to develop tools for the UK TV industry.
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Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter

Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
Why are we here?
For a long while, the Scoop.it team has had a vision that fostering ideas, molding existing content into more valuable forms, and sharing knowledge with their communities of interest is what our platform can do best.
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Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training

Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me. My training is never complete.”- Navy SEAL Creed

 

Becoming a Navy SEAL involves a year of the most intensive physical and mental training the U.S. military has to offer. But once you make it through, and join the ranks of the “elite,” you realize you are just another new guy in an already well-established organization. And it only gets tougher from there. The training never ends, and every single mission is rehearsed.

 

It's no different in business. Leaders usually know that their people need training and development. The smartest leaders understand that the same applies to them--and that the need is ongoing.


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Saurabh Anand's curator insight, March 24, 2013 12:02 PM

Learning never stops!

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Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.

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Cycling Infrastructure

The Netherlands is well known for its excellent cycling infrastructure. How did the Dutch get this network of bicycle paths? Read more: http://bicycledutch.w...


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 4:35 PM

This video depicts the way that the Dutch got there cycling in the early years and it also shows the maufacturing process in which goes into making a bike. In this video it goes flashbacks of how the bike has evolved throughtout generations and time.

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Branding Strategy Insider | The Fall Of The Anti-Branding Movement

Branding Strategy Insider | The Fall Of The Anti-Branding Movement | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it

"With consumer-based economies still struggling to regain solid growth, the good news in the brave new world of the 21st century, consumers everywhere are now paying closer attention rewarding brands with their money only when brand behavior aligns..."


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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:37 PM
Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

Molly McClure [molly@fremontconsulting.com]'s curator insight, April 4, 1:24 PM

We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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Bakula

"Bakula" - Started by like-minded Indian women with a desi spirit. We have teamed up to bring this...

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Hoarding: how your possessions can take control

Hoarding: how your possessions can take control | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it

"One aspect of our consumer society is that we are always buying things. Some things, like food and beverages, we consume and replace. But other things are possessions that tend to accumulate..."

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Steve Jobs Stole Your Thunder -- Now What? Lessons On Reinvention

Steve Jobs Stole Your Thunder -- Now What?  Lessons On Reinvention | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
Imagine that you've got a rising band with catchy tunes and moptops -- then you notice these guys got on the Ed Sullivan Show ahead of you. Entrepreneur Guillaume Decugis had such a moment, and he had to readjust.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:35 PM

I met Rob Asghar a few weeks ago and we discussed among other things our pivot from Goojet to Scoop.it, when it is appropriate to pivot, when not and what happens when you realize your orignal strategy just won't work. 


This is how he very nicely wrote it up mixing music and surfing metaphors: two of my favorite topics! 

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MarketResearchReports: The Future of Retailing in India to 2017, New Report Launched

MarketResearchReports: The Future of Retailing in India to 2017, New Report Launched | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
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India now has the world's third largest Internet population: comScore - Internet | ThinkDigit News

India now has the world's third largest Internet population: comScore - Internet | ThinkDigit News | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
India has gone past Japan to become the third largest Internet population.
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"Every advantage has its disadvantage"

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Indian advertisers and broadcasters reach agreement on TV ratings | News | Research

Indian advertisers and broadcasters reach agreement on TV ratings | News | Research | Growth 2020 | Scoop.it
INDIA — Advertisers, agencies and broadcasters have reached an agreement in their dispute over TV ratings data, according to reports.
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Twitter / Amul_Coop: Amul Topical: Formation of ...

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