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Preservation & Environmentally Responsive Architecture: Villa Solaire by JKA and FUGA

Preservation & Environmentally Responsive Architecture: Villa Solaire by JKA and FUGA | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

Revisiting traditional construction techniques, French architecture studios JKA and FUGA have converted an 1826 farmhouse into a luxury villa. Conceived as a sundial and exposed in its four façades to the path of the sun, Villa Solaire responds to its environment while maintaining historic integrity.

 

Located in the district of Pied de La Plagne, Morzine, France, the volume was singled out by the municipality as a landmark for traditional architecture.  Seeking to preserve its appearance while allowing light to enter the building, the architects used a traditional technique of decorative cut-outs within the uniform wooden cladding in a simple and contemporary pattern.

 

"Throughout the year, the surrounding roofs and buildings cast their shadows on the façades," state the architects. "The pattern within the cladding is designed to respond to the path described by these shadows". JKA and FUGA further explain that the house was conceived as a sundial, exposed in its four façades to the path of the sun: thus the name Villa Solaire...


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Arquitectura & Design Sustentáveis, sem fundamentalismos : Gosto!

 

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Fabián Salazar Bazúa's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:07 PM

Ejemplo de la efectividad de las nuevas técnicas de construcción. Utilizando las energias renovables y alterando construcciones ya hechas.

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New research & maps provide a detailed look at how the brain organizes visual information

New research & maps provide a detailed look at how the brain organizes visual information | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

How does our brain organize the visual information that our eyes capture? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, used computational models of brain imaging data to answer this question and arrived at what they call “continuous semantic space” – a notion which serves as the basis for the first interactive maps showing how the brain categorizes what we see.The data on which the maps are based was collected while the subjects watched movie clips. Brain activity was recorded via functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a type of MRI that measures brain activity by detecting related changes in blood flow. In order to find the correlations in the data collected, the researchers used a type of analysis known as regularized linear regression...


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Excellent articple about neuroscience - visual mapping.

Understanding our minds is important on all types of management tasks;)

 

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:10 PM

Good points to make about why going visual is important

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J.C. Penny update: Too Much Change, Too Fast? Or Customer Connection failure?

J.C. Penny update:  Too Much Change, Too Fast? Or Customer Connection failure? | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

It is less about how fast CEOs are willing to move than how quickly their most reliable customers are prepared to change.

   

Ron Johnson's bold overhaul of the sagging American retailing icon J.C. Penny went too far too fast.

 

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Failure simply means leadership went too fast or didn't go fast enough. That's rationalization, not insight.

 

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 When "reckless" moves succeed, they're retrospectively rebranded as "bold." When "timidity" triumphs, it's celebrated as "patient" and "safe."

  

Failure simply means leadership went too fast or didn't go fast enough. That's rationalization, not insight.

  

How fast are your customers willing to change?

 

Your own rate of change is determined less by the quality or price/performance of your offerings than the measurable readiness of your customers and clients.

  

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Electrolux's  70% rule helps identify and clarify their customers' readiness for change.

 

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Their internal readiness matters more than yours. Their inertia matters more than your momentum.

  

Electrolux, has implemented a new "70% rule" for testing its new product innovations to make sure it's not getting too far ahead or falling too quickly behind either its customers or competitors.

 

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin has declared that new product prototypes have to enjoy at least a 70% customer preference rate in blind competition with best-selling rival products. "

 

Speed to market" isn't what's driving the change.

 

The goal is assuring that the firm's ability to innovate is effectively aligned with the customers' willingness to value them. The 70% rule helps identify and clarify their customers' readiness for change.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 26, 2012 12:07 PM

It's alluring, thinking it is about getting the amount of change just right.  Wrong focus.  It is about where and who the customers area, and how adaptable and ready they are for change.


On the individual level, it's also about preferences for change.  The assessment tool, iWam (the Inventory for Work Attitude and Motivation) has a "clock" feature that shows individual preferences for change.  

As goes the individual, probably so goes the customer culture, witness the articles overview of the tech market and the appliances market.  ~ D

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Digital marketing 2013 market trends - EBriks Infotech

Digital marketing 2013 market trends
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Marketing Trends for 2013

 

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Looking into the future: 2013 is all Google, Facebook and more big data

Looking into the future: 2013 is all Google, Facebook and more big data | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again to go through Evernote and really see what’s on the horizon and beyond. Here are my 10 predictions for 2013.1. Smartphones will break 75% penetration in the UK by June.

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Curation, Crowdsourcing and New Trends: Mashable Founder Pete Cashmore Shares His Views

An interview with Mashable Founder Pete Chashmore.

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As mentioned in Harvard Trends book (2011/12 and 2012/13 editions) and also in Speculations and Trends back in 2008/9, crowdsourcing is the new power, and curation by prosumers the new voice.

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Edgar Danmer's comment, December 23, 2012 10:44 AM
It quite an exciting time, knowing what is possible and knowing that one also has a chance to compete with the big dogs on ones own terms.
Robin Good's comment, December 24, 2012 1:02 AM
Yes Edgar, this is the time.
Therese Torris's curator insight, December 24, 2012 1:25 AM

One might argue that Mashable itself has become more entertainement than journalism

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Hot Infographic: 2013's Top 3 Executive Priorities Revealed by Brian Cantor

Hot Infographic: 2013's Top 3 Executive Priorities Revealed by Brian Cantor | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

What challenges are causing sleepless nights for executives across the country?  What decisions will separate success and failure in 2013?


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Conhecer as prioridades dos líderes na gestão diz muito do que pode ser 2013

 

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Fred Zimny's curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:06 PM

Let not limit it to one country. Let say old world.

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Management Tips from Santa

Management Tips from Santa | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Working as a mall or department-store Santa can teach lessons that go far beyond workshop elves and a reindeer-drawn sleigh. (RT @WSJ: Santa Claus has to deal with tough customers and meet tight deadlines.
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8 Ways to Tell Your Company's Story

8 Ways to Tell Your Company's Story | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
In search of content marketing inspiration, I found the SlideShare production: How to Tell Your Company's Story: 8 Questions to Get You Startedby Ann Handley from Marketing Profs. Did the ...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:04 AM

I think the questions posed here to help you figure out your business stories are just terrific. There are 8 of them and will really get you thinking about your business, what makes you unique, and the stories you could possibly tell.


Even if your business or organization (for profit or nonprofit), these questions are important to ask. So how would you answer these questions?


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Parker Donat's curator insight, December 18, 2012 11:43 AM

Many companies don't know where to start when it comes to storytelling. Especially, B2B companies. There is a good way to start and that is asking the right questions. And what a better way than to be ask questions geared toward the underutilized marketing tool of storytelling. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 10:13 AM
I so agree Parker! Many thanks for your comment. My apologies for not responding sooner. There's a glitch in the program here where I am unaware when someone posts a comment. And yes, success is all about asking the right questions!
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The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories!

The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories! | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
As a business journalist, I looked forward to information from a handful of specific sources each quarter. In fact, my quarterly e-commerce reports would wait

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:46 PM

Yeah -- what a great reminder! Craft your biz stories as sequenced content!


Better yet, plan a content campaign of sequential articles with a narrative arc.


Or serialize a narrative over several posts!


That is where my mind went after reading this article. Now the author here is really just talking about creating a series of posts over time all on the same topic that work together.


But my storytelling mind said "Woah! There is a lot more here that could be done." 


So this article presents a great idea -- but doesn't go quite far enough for all us biz storytellers. Yet it is still worth curating and reading because of all the tips and points it does make.


Dig in (it's not long), get the interesting stats showing how sequenced content gets results, and start connecting the stories together in a series of articles/blog posts, etc!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Karen Dietz's comment, December 15, 2012 10:52 AM
Thank you Beth for re-scooping this! And LOL, I see we both scooped the local stories piece from NPR. Great minds think alike!
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Stanford d.School: Design Thinking as a glue that holds all disciplines together. - Dorsian: Curated Content

Stanford d.School: Design Thinking as a glue that holds all disciplines together. - Dorsian: Curated Content | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

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Today's Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated

Today's Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Efficient production is now table stakes. What customers care about is the experience.

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What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment

What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Not every story has the same capacity to connect with an audience on social media. Enter the land of Topical Buzzers, Curiosity Stimulators, and Feel-Good Smilers.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:27 PM

If part of your branding is connected to your local place, then are there additional kinds of stories you should be adding to your biz story mix?


Absoslutely! And here's the list based on an National Public Radio Facebook experiment. 


Now this may not be the most sophisticated research ever conducted, but frankly, we need all the help we can get generating ideas for stories for blogs, articles, presentations, and the like. So I'll take ideas where I can get them!


And before we go much further, let's ask this question: who wouldn't benefit from stories about your local geographic area into the mix???


My answer? no one. That means everyone could benefit from this post!


So can you add stories that explain more about your 'place'? How about 'curiosity stimulators' regarding your location? Or 'topical buzzers'?


There are 9 types of stories explained here in this article and I know you will get ideas from reading it.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:19 PM

Karen Dietz shares in excellent analysis and the NPR experiment is well worth reading.

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Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013

Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013 | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

So here are four innovation ideas — themes, really — sure to gain significantly greater mind- and market-share over the coming year. What do they all have in common? Individual empowerment..


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The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership - Forbes

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership - Forbes | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leadership great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:59 PM

Surrender - not for the faint of heart.

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Marketing Predictions for 2013

Marketing Predictions for 2013 | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
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Some flavour of trends in the next year, marketing oriented.

 

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How Content Length Affects Rankings and Conversions

How Content Length Affects Rankings and Conversions | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetAround a month ago I ran a Crazy Egg test, which showed that most people weren’t scrolling and reading the copy on NeilPatel.com. Because of the data I decided to run an a/b test on the homepage.
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Contoversy : Long Content seems to be better

 

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The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails - Forbes

20 differences between training & development: 6. Training is transactional – Development is transformational http://t.co/vcn5rSxa

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 26, 2012 10:59 AM

How does real leadership development happen?  Through development.  The authors  20 item list  point out  main differences between training and development.  Training is convenient and can reach many people, but only development make the grade in agiiity for adapting to change.


This article also reminds me of the limitations of ADDIE, a training design approach still used in many companies. By the time leadership training gets there (after design), there isn't there anymore.  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, May 22, 2013 8:58 AM
Wow, did this hit a nerve. Great!
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Changing Engines in Midflight: The 2012 TMT Value Creators Report

Changing Engines in Midflight: The 2012 TMT Value Creators Report | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
The technology, media, and telecom industries are experiencing their most disruptive shift yet. To succeed in the new digital economy, companies need an adaptive strategy and a transformation agenda.
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Excellent article about how internet is changing, in a market oriented scope

 

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Attention (by Edward de Bono)

Attention (by Edward de Bono) | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Exploring the world of attention (What are you paying attention to? Is it adequate to the challenges ahead?
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Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's comment, December 22, 2012 7:50 AM
love the term link spraying
Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 7:51 AM

Robin has curated list of definitions for content curation.  new term link spraying

Eric Moran's curator insight, February 13, 2013 12:50 PM

Common misconception about content curation is that everything is automated . This article does a great job explaining the human element involved in curating content. It also shares some bad habits people pick up from the unintentional convenience of automated tools.

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5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013 - Forbes

5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013 - Forbes | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Grab a glass of eggnog and let’s settle down to speculate about which trends will drive the world of leadership and work in 2013.

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True Leaders Need Connection, Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude And Authenticity

True Leaders Need Connection, Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude And Authenticity | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Why should true leaders display Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude and Authenticity?

 

True Leaders are all about Connection

Connection is intrinsic to everyone, without connection we cannot live. Connection brings meaning and purpose to our lives. Without connection we as people cannot survive. We fear disconnection; deep down inside it is our greatest fear. Our fear is that something we have done during our lives is so shameful that this will cause disconnection from our loved ones.

 

Only psychopaths can survive without connection. A True Leader will have the ability to connect with people in abundance.


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Framing the 5 Customer Experience Competencies — Chief Customer Officer 2.0

Framing the 5 Customer Experience Competencies — Chief Customer Officer 2.0 | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
Framing the 5 Customer Experience competencies http://t.co/jCclrSPQ #CX #Leadership #CustExp

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You - Forbes

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You - Forbes | Harvard Trends | Scoop.it
When examining the talent at any organization look at the culture, not the rhetoric – look at the results, not the commentary about potential. Despite some of the delusional perspective in the corner office, when we interview their employees, here’s what they tell us:
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