"The One isn't just the best smartphone HTC has ever made -- it can legitimately lay claim to being the best smartphone ever produced by anyone." That's GDGT's Peter Rojas speaking about the HTC One. Rojas isn't alone in this opinion.
Pedro Barbosa's insight:
Excelente artigo que demonstra a importância da distribuição no mundo de hoje. Muitos analistas previam que a Internet ia por realmente em causa os sistemas logisticos e de distribuição na importância que esta tem num mundo globalizado, em termos de forças de mercado.
Aqui está a prova. A HTC fez um excelente telefone a um preço aceitável, mas não tem alcance suficiente em tempo oportuno.
Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier.
Urban farming today is no longer a hobby practiced by a few dedicated enthusiasts growing food for themselves. It has become a truly innovative field in which pioneering ventures are creating real, robust, and scalable solutions for growing food for large numbers of people directly at the point of consumption. This is great news not only for urban designers, architects, and building engineers, but also for residents and communities that want to increase food security and become more resilient to climate change.
Visit the article link for more information and details on the practice of aquaponics, natural resource efficiency and the potential for large-scale urban cultivation...
Most job seekers know about the dreaded interview question, What’s your biggest weakness?--but they don't always know how to answer it. Here are a few tips for talking about your biggest weakness in a job interview.
must have heard the words "we need to create a strategic plan" at least an order of magnitude more times than I have heard "we need to create a strategy." This is because most people see strategy as an exercise in producing a planning document. In this conception, strategy is manifested as a long list of initiatives with timeframes associated and resources assigned. Somewhat intriguingly, at least to me, the initiatives are themselves often called "strategies." That is, each different initiative is a strategy and the plan is an organized list of the strategies. But how does a strategic plan of this sort differ from a budget? Many people with whom I work find it hard to distinguish between the two and wonder why a company needs to have both. And I think they are right to wonder. The vast majority of strategic plans that I have seen over 30 years of working in the strategy realm are simply budgets with lots of explanatory words attached....
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
Pedro Barbosa's insight:
The Future. This is what we are focus on. The rest is bullshit ;)
Susan Gunelius does a great job of suggesting how to put to good use the content curation potential on your own blog site.
Here her first two recommendations:
1) Publish Editorialized Content that You've Curated: It's important to understand the difference between content aggregation, content syndication, and content curation before you can effectively curate content to publish on your blog.
2) Publish Curated Round-up Blog Posts: You could publish a weekly round-up post where you share links and descriptions of great content from multiple sources about a specific topic. You can even add your own brief commentary with each link.
With the rise of Klout and other personal influence measurement tools, much of the talk around influence marketing has focused on how to best target and engage high-ranking influencers. But new research is showing that a focus on mid-level influencers is actually far more effective when it comes to engagement and driving earned media, and at a much more efficient cost than working with “professional” A-list influencers. This is the conclusion from a SocialChorus analysis of over 200 social word-of-mouth campaigns, which shows that large-scale social engagement is increasingly driven by a group of influencers the company refers to as the “Power Middle.” These influencers typically have a smaller but very loyal audience (2,500 to 25,000+ unique monthly visitors to their blog or other social networks). Because their communities are so loyal, these Power Middle influencers drive an average of 16x higher engagement rates than paid media and owned alternatives–and at a much lower individual cost than professional influencers....
Por muito que as pessoas tenham receios e criticas ao social scoring, por muitio que minem a sua credibilidade, ele está para ficar. E vai ajudar-nos a perceber quem são aqueles que mais influenciam, o que é particularmente útil às organizações.
Mais informação sobre isto no livro Harvard Trends ;)
A social media monitoring firm explores social media firestorms that engulfed three major brands and how long it them to recover their positive sentiment online.
It seems like every day we could report on another PR crisis hitting some unfortunate brand. But what’s the real effect of these crises, and how long do they typically last?
Social media monitoring company SDL took a look at three brands that faced a PR crisis since social media has become ubiquitous—United, Nestle, and Dominos—to find out how long it took each to recover.
Como o voluntariado ajuda as pessoas a viver melhor e como começa a ajudar também ao melhor desempenho nas empresas. Esta é uma tendência importante na área da gestão, dos recursos humanos, do desenvolvimento pessoal e da psicologia.
Truly great places are not built from scratch to attract people from elsewhere; the best places have evolved into dynamic, multi-use destinations over time: years, decades, centuries. These places are reflective of the communities that surround them, not the other way around. Placemaking is, ultimately, more about the identification and development of local talent, not the attraction of talent from afar.
Places aren’t about the 21st century economy. They are about the people who inhabit and develop them. They are the physical manifestations of the social networks upon which our global economy is built. Likewise, Place-making is not about making existing places palatable to a certain class of people. It is a process by which each community can develop place capital by bringing people together to figure out what competitive edge their community might have and improve local economic prospects in-place.
It’s easy to play the game and pander to what others expect us to be in the workplace. However, when strong leadership becomes synonymous with negative labels like “controlling” and “demanding,” the female leader has not only lost her power, but often her respect as well.
"A post that arises from a certain image I have of disaffected newsroom “traditionalists,” who look upon changes in journalism since the rise of the web with fear and loathing. It is not addressed to particular people but to a climate of mind I’ve encountered a lot in blogging about all this since 2003."