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Infographic: A Beautiful Calendar Designed Around 12 Different Types Of Measurement

Infographic: A Beautiful Calendar Designed Around 12 Different Types Of Measurement | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

Calendars come in all sorts of forms, from the purely functional apps on our smartphones to the propped-up desktop ones that are mostly just a means of delivering a new Far Side joke every day. The Units of Measure Calendar Poster, as its name suggests, isn’t the most straightforward one to categorize. Or even one that’s easy to recognize as a calendar at all.


It doesn’t leave any room for you to jot down appointments, though it does include all 365 days, which you can notch off one by one. Mostly, it’s just an exquisite graphical compilation of 12 different units of measurement, a tightly packed collection of diagrams and conversion tables and other neat looking things of the sort.


Via Lauren Moss
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Useful for thinking about measurement AND its limitations.  ~  D

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The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century and the Loss of our Education Edge

The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century and the Loss of our Education Edge | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
The typical family makes less than the typical family did 15 years ago — which hadn’t been true since the Depression.


Even as the unemployment rate has fallen in the last few years, wage growth has remained mediocre. Last week’s jobs report offered the latest evidence: The jobless rate fell below 6 percent, yet hourly pay has risen just 2 percent over the last year, not much faster than inflation. The combination has puzzled economists and frustrated workers.

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....educational attainment has slowed so much that the United States has lost its once-enormous global lead.

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...On the growth side, ...both energy and education have been problems. The cost of energy [has] returned to its post-1970s norm in recent years and acted like a tax on the rest of the economy. Education, ...is the lifeblood of economic growth, allowing people to do entirely new tasks (cure a disease, invent the Internet) or to do old ones with less time and expense. Yet educational attainment has slowed so much that the United States has lost its once-enormous global lead.

[Also, health costs are an issue.] ...It’s no accident that the best period of wage growth in the last 40 years – the late 1990s – was also a period of quiescent health inflation.


...The political turmoil isn’t likely to end until the economic reality changes.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These are short term and long term problems that will exist long beyond 2 and 4 year terms in office.  It remains to be seen what will make the difference in wages, jobs, business creation and overall well-being of Americans, especially considering the high cost of US higher education.  Germany is making a big change in education.  Maybe there are lessons for us there, as there are for energy costs, and elsewhere for health care costs.  ~  D

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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


Via Lauren Moss
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

Source:  Internetsociety.org    ~  D 

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 10:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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German compound words – Animal Names

German compound words – Animal Names | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Learn the beautiful logic behind German compound words; name any animal just by sticking smaller words together. See how with our handy flowchart
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Linguistics and language fans enjoy this celebration of the logic of German and naming animals.  ~  Deb

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How to be Productive, Infographic: Body, Food, Mind, Tech and More

How to be Productive, Infographic:  Body, Food, Mind, Tech and More | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

This infographic features a string of “hacks” on how to be productive with your schedule and prioritize what you need to get done.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

From defining your "fashion uniform" to visualising your end product, there are tips here that can help, in a handy infographic.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 6, 3:43 PM

Here's an infographic companion to the Zen approach to busting through productivity roadblocks. Check out clothes, schedule, food and mind. ~ D

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2014 Edelman Trust Barometer - Global Results, Highlights, Slideshare

The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s 14th annual exploration of trust. We survey 33,000 people (27,000 General Public and 6,000 Informed Public respondents) in 27 markets around the world.

Highlights:

 A key finding:  once again, public trust in governments around the world trails far behind trust in business.


  • The ‘trust gap’ has increased markedly in the 2014 findings compared to 2013 – now a 14-point gap.


The biggest trust-building opportunity comes in the categories of engagement and integrity.   More about that is here, connected with social media communication.


Highlights from Nevillehobson.com:


  • Business is now expected to play a much bigger role around the debate and design of regulation as 79 percent of those surveyed believe government should not be working alone when setting policy.
    
  • A majority of respondents (84 percent) believe that business can pursue its self-interest while doing good work for society.
    

There is call for more regulation in several industries including:

  • financial services (53 percent), 
  • energy (51 percent) and 
  • food and beverage (48 percent).
      
  • Trust in CEOs has plateaued, and while they have recovered from a low of 31 percent in 2009 to 43 percent this year they still rank seventh out of eight, sitting only above government official (36 percent), as most credible spokesperson.
     
  • Academics (67 percent) and technical experts (66 percent), a “person like yourself” (62 percent) and employees (52 percent) continue to be far more trusted. 

    

  • CEOs can build trust in themselves and their companies by communicating clearly and transparently (82 percent), telling the truth regardless of how unpopular it is (81 percent) and engaging regularly with employees (80 percent).
        
  • Globally, family-owned (71 percent) and small- and medium-sized businesses (68 percent) are more trusted than big business (61 percent).


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Continuing global strife as well as USA political sqabbling continued to affect public trust, now more than ever.  ~  D

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Evolution of Logo Design - Visual Image & Changing Times

Evolution of Logo Design - Visual Image & Changing Times | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
The infographic shows how some of the World's most iconic logos began and have developed over the years into the recognisable brands we know today.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's a useful historical glimpse into where we've bewn and where we are now.  It implies where we might be headed next with visual design.

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Big Data’s Biggest Challenge? Convincing People NOT to Trust Their Judgment - Harvard Business Review

Big Data’s Biggest Challenge? Convincing People NOT to Trust Their Judgment - Harvard Business Review | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

We’re told to trust our guts and instincts, and that (especially after we gain experience) we can make accurate assessments in a "Blink."    This is the most harmful misconception in the business world today. ...Human intuition is real, but it’s also really faulty.


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...we should turn many of our decisions and judgments—both the trivial and the consequential—over to the algorithms.

       

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Examples:

  • Human parole boards do much worse than simple formulas at determining which prisoners should be let back on the streets.
    
    
   
  • America’s top legal scholars were outperformed by a data-driven decision rule at predicting a year’s worth of Supreme Court case votes.



"... it is time to draw a practical conclusion.”   ...we should turn many of our decisions, predictions, diagnoses, and judgments—both the trivial and the consequential—over to the algorithms.


...Things get a lot better when we ...have the expert provide input to the model, instead of vice versa:

     

  • pathologists’ estimates of how advanced a cancer is ...as an input to the image-analysis software
    
  • forecasts of legal scholars about how the Supremes will vote on an upcoming case will improve the model’s predictive ability...
      
  •  Ian Ayres, author of the book Supercrunchers“Instead of having the statistics as a servant to expert choice, the expert becomes a servant of the statistical machine.”    
        
...not ...an easy switch to make in most organizations.
     
It’s going to take transparency, time, and consequences: ...to make clear how much worse “expert” judgment is...
     
...“In the last twenty-five years, eighteen states have replaced their parole systems with sentencing guidelines...those states that retain parole have shifted their systems to rely increasingly on [algorithmic] risk assessments of recidivism.”


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

For those in the professions, and for anyone who has developed an expertise, here's a view of building your "algorithm" to remove human error.


It's a forecast on what big data can do to protect us from ourselves, and still contribute...   Decision tools are ending up being the algorithm machine itself, not our dashboards, scorecards and other so-called decision tools.  ~  D

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:33 PM

For those in the professions, and for anyone who has developed an expertise, here's a view of building your "algorithm" to remove human error.   It's not helpful to fear Big Data.  It's important to use it and manage it well.


This a forecast on what big data can do to protect us from ourselves, and still contribute...   Decision tools are ending up being the algorithm machine itself, not our dashboards, scorecards and other so-called decision tools.  

From:  People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats  ~  D

Richard Platt's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:50 PM

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): Great article on how to use Big Data and the pitfalls of those who don't know how to think when using it, we give this a thumbs up and appreciate our fellow curator for catching this well thought out analysis

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Top Jobs: The World Needs Data Scientists - Infographic

Top Jobs:  The World Needs Data Scientists - Infographic | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The iinfographic explores both the need for data scientists and game designers as well as the education required to ride the avalance.


Click on the photo to see the full size infographic.



Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It seems to be a pivitol role in larger organizations as well as an opportunity for small business to choose what data is crucial to survive and thrive, althought it could be "not just thrive, but survive."  ~  D

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Big Data - Responsiveness

What Small Business Owners Should Know About Big Data - Responsiveness | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

Even if your business caters to a very specific and focused niche, you can still benefit from analyzing big data as a way to explore new business opportunities, predict future trends and help your business to grow.


Data Scientists


Data scientists are now being used to interpret and make sense of the huge influx of big business data and intelligence. Businesses have started using different models, adding brand new segments to the market and have started to evolve. Data scientists can now help them in their efforts and can do so with accuracy. What all of this means for small businesses is that they too can create new markets and services.



Read more at http://www.business2community.com/small-business/small-business-owners-know-big-data-0661707#Pv10PoDvjdBwysWE.99


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Getting decision data to people to empower performance, flexibility and adaptability is the thing.  Two relevant articles in my other ScoopIts illustrate it:

In Agile Learning:  

Challenge Institutional Knowledge


 

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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013."

Gartner has chosen to feature the relationship between humans and machines due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Analysts believe that the relationship is being redefined through emerging technologies, narrowing the divide between humans and machines. 


Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas. New Hype Cycles this year include content and social analytics, embedded software and systems, consumer market research, open banking, banking operations innovation, and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Critics of the hype cycle say it isn't a cycle, that it is not scientific in nature, and that it does not reflect changes over time in the speed at which technology develops. Per wikipedia writers, they recommend technology readiness level illustrations and such, as a the hype cycle does not offer views of what actions would move technology to the next phase.

That said, it's intriguing to review.  I agree where things are with voice technology.  What do you think of the places & spaces of the tech listed?   ~  Deb 

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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
What will be the impact on your business of changing global trends such as: shifting macro economics, social and geopolitical trends, globalization, the increasing influence of the BRIC nations, climate change, food/water and other resource...

Via janlgordon
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Provocative!  For reflection as an action step.  ~  D

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Global Trends Team's comment, October 3, 2013 4:27 AM
Thanks to all for sharing. Just came across this article on influence which may also be of interest: http://blogs.imediaconnection.com/blog/2013/10/01/is-influence-dead/
Sebastien Caron's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:10 PM

The Social Business transformation have brought to the enterprise, properties of political systems. Therefore, mapping and monitoring your network of influencers should become part of your operations. 

Matthew Quetton's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:25 PM

Insightful article of how you can map and manage the influence within your business ecosystem.

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How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps ~ Infographic

How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps ~ Infographic | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

A Pew Internet and American Life survey shows how teens 12 to 17 years old think about privacy when using mobile apps. While some are nonchalant ..., more than half avoid some apps due to privacy concerns.


Though socio-economics are a factor, that’s not the predominant issues, probably because many teens favor free apps. “Eight in ten (79%) teen mobile device owners living in households earning $50,000 or more per year download apps, compared with 60% of those living in households earning less than $50,000 per year. 


70 percent of teens have sought privacy advice from an adult or outside source. Of those “advice-seekers” who have mobile devices, 50 percent turned off location tracking features, as compared to 37 percent of teens who did not seek advice on privacy.


Via Gust MEES
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

God to know & higher than I expecred, 70% in those who do reach out for help.  !  D

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Charo Encinas Bayán's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:33 AM

Encuesta de Pew Internet and American Life sobre cómo actúan y piensan los adolescentes de 12 a 17 años en USA sobre un tema tan relevante como es el de la privacidad en los dispositivos móviles...

Suz_Arnott's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:07 PM

some of our switched on know what to do to stay safe

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:22 PM

Good info here.

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Looks Matter: Attracting Customers with Infographics

Looks Matter: Attracting Customers with Infographics | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
You want to attract the right business matches to drive profitable relationships, and our graphic shares data exploring how branded infographics can help.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Visual  is how we learn and remember.  Good piece including conversation rate, a smart statistic for business. ~  Deb

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More seniors are carrying student loan debt into retirement

More seniors are carrying student loan debt into retirement | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Borrowers over the age of 65 held six times as much in federal student loans in 2013 as they did in 2005.


The GAO report cited a number of reasons why older Americans might still be paying off student loans even as they’re gearing up for retirement. The majority of the college debt carried into retirement, about 80 percent, came from loans seniors took out for their own education.

  • Some of the loans may have been taken out to pay for graduate or continuing education courses required by their jobs, the report notes. 
  • The remaining 20 percent of the debt was for loans people took out for their children or other dependents.

...The report notes that the debt may cause bigger setbacks for seniors than it does for younger people.

Such debt can reduce net worth and income, thereby diminishing overall retirement financial security. Student loan debt held by older Americans can be especially daunting because unlike other types of debt, it generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is another sign of trouble based in the high costs of higher education.  Take a look at the charts and changes, and you'll see that this is another after effect of the disruption to many lives due to the 2008 financial meltdown and ensuing recession that lingers today.  ~  D

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Daily Report: Information Wrangling Is Big Data’s Bottleneck

Daily Report: Information Wrangling Is Big Data’s Bottleneck | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
The analysis of giant data sets promises unique business insights, but much manual effort is still required to prepare the information for parsing.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Data, data everywhere and not a drop to drink?  It's still about curation and distribution, getting a few, great metrics to those who need it the most, as mentioned in the book, The Knowing - Doing Gap by Pfeffer and Sutton, (2000.)  ~  Deb

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Follow the Money: Updated Map of America's GDP Split in Half, Detroit Makes the List

Follow the Money:  Updated Map of America's GDP Split in Half, Detroit Makes the List | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

"This map splits America's GDP in two and shows just how reliant the US economy is on just a few of its largest cities."

    

Half the country's economic activity is represented by the blue area, and the other half is represented by the orange area. As you can see if is far from an even split.

     

50% of all the money generated in the United States comes from a tiny proportion of the country in geographical terms. It is of course much more of an even split in terms of population.

     

The biggest economic contribution is coming from traditional economic power houses including New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Miami. Detroit's presence may surprise some as the city's economy has hardly been thriving in recent year, ,s.

     

This map was created using Department of Commerce statistics for 2013.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

GDP is Gross Domestic Product.  Elsewhere commenters have said this explains flight paths in the US.

From the comments:    Working image link here: http://www.expertmarket.us/sites/default/files/filemanager/US-Economic-Activity-In-Half.png


~  Deb

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Planning for Next Volcanic Eruption that Will Affect Everyone

Planning for Next Volcanic Eruption that Will Affect Everyone | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
SCIENTISTS have launched a project to create the government’s first comprehensive civil contingency plan in the event of a catastrophic volcanic eruption.


In 2010 the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted, causing a huge ash cloud that disrupted air travel for weeks afterwards.


However, some volcanologists believe that a much bigger and more dangerous volcanic eruption could happen in Iceland in the near future. The Laki eruption was the second greatest eruption of the last 1,000 years. Eruptions on such a scale are believed to run on a 250-500 year cycle.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Remember all the cancelled flights, the business disruption, Wall Street craziness?  That's just a warm-up.   Refer to a recent NOVA program for the full story.

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23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets - Time to Retire The Fad

23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets - Time to Retire The Fad | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

Over 20 studies have compared low-carb and low-fat diets. Low-carb diets consistently lead to better results, both for weight loss and common risk factors.


These studies are scientific evidence, as good as it gets, that low-carb is much more effective than the low-fat diet that is still being recommended all over the world.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a very nice display of collected, respected science.  As the blogger has stated, "all of these studies are randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of science. All are published in respected, peer-reviewed medical journals."


As a person who is entering her fourth year eating low carb, maintaining my size, having my lipids tested for the last three years, I heartily agree!   ~  Deb

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10 Charts from 2013 That Will Test Your View of the Future

10 Charts from 2013 That Will Test Your View of the Future | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The visual stories that made us look twice.  

The top two listed,

1) Asian countries are overtaking European countries in prosperity.


2) The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (fortunately reversible.)


More here:    Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Are we really surprised by these findings, or is it more that it is news about what we hoped would not happen, and is happening?

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No. Data Will NOT Mirror the Human Brain

No.  Data Will NOT Mirror the Human Brain | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
This idea doesn’t do justice to the wonders of the human mind, nor to the amazing potential of contemporary technology.


Yet the idea that in the future big data will be modeled on the human brain ...implies ...that computers can, and should, make the human mind obsolete.


Not only is this an impoverished and sad perspective on the future  — it is also a scientific dead end, distracting us from making full use of the wonderful opportunities bestowed by tools like big data.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Space Oddessy and RoboCop references aside, this is a helpful reminder to not get too far ahead of ourselves in the early glam of big data.  ~  D

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Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration

Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
If you work in marketing, you may have spent a good portion of your life in meetings and status phone calls for the projects you are working on.


...there are multiple ways to combat these challenges,

  • from simple learning loops being instituted organizationally-wide, 
  • to enterprise portals to showcase vendors, projects, best practices, and results of company-wide marketing initiatives. 

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but key tenets around collaboration, platforms, and governance that can help get it off the ground.



With the evolution of social business tools, adoption, and the changing of the workforce, we are naturally heading from an enterprise of silos to an enterprise of connected data-driven collaboration.


Via janlgordon, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This illustration seems well-paired. better together, with a recent business intelligence post on this curation stream.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 2, 2013 8:29 PM

Does the illustration deliver on the collaboration concepts along with the source article?   It will take more than a changing of the guard.  ~ D

Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:18 AM
Moving From a Network of Silos to Data-Driven Collaboration
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:29 AM

The curation comments and full article are very insightful moving toward data-driven collaboration, making this one of the first articles on my curated curation "Best of the Best" news, drawing from:  
 

  • Agile Learning,
  • Careers,
  • Change Leadership Watch,
  • Innovation & Institutions,
  • People Data,
  • Motivation,
  • Talent and Performance Development,
  • and the Social Media Learning Lab.


I'll be using the new ScoopIt & MailChimp service to deliver a list of 6-8 Best of the Best items monthly via email to those who let me know their interests via DebNystrom@Reveln email and/or signing up on Reveln Tools..


Your email will NEVER be shared with or sold to others, you can unsubscribe at any time.  MailChimp is a respected purveyor of high integrity email list practices.


~  Deb

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INNOVATING: Meet The Social Entrepreneurs Completely Disrupting The World Of Philanthropy

INNOVATING: Meet The Social Entrepreneurs Completely Disrupting The World Of Philanthropy | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The rigid silos of traditional industry and government run directly against the disruptive thinking of the solution economy. Why can’t an inventor better known for robotic limbs and souped-up scooters create a device that purifies water, as Segway inventor Dean Kamen did, and enlist a company like Coca-Cola to distribute it throughout developing countries?


Via The Ashoka Community
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The innovation is good for small and big both.  This has been covered in some other ScoopIts on this curation stream.  It's good to see a reminder about it again.  ~  Deb

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:18 AM

Breaking through the traditional ways of thinking allows entire ecosystems to develop around problems. Connected citizens share their concerns about, and interest in, a particular topic. Market demand grows. Enterprising contributors converge to meet an unfilled gap in the market and…a new ecosystem is born.

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Is Little Data The Next Big Data?

Is Little Data The Next Big Data? | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

Is personal quantification the next evolution of the Big Data revolution? And is our addiction to analytics leading us astray?

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But while Big Data gets all the attention, innovative technologies have also enabled Little Data to flourish. Personal quantification. The measurement, tracking, and analysis of the minutiae of our everyday lives. How many calories we consumed for breakfast, how many we burned on our last run, and how long we spend using various applications on our computer.


In some ways Little Data is a boon. We can lose weight by realizing we tend to splurge on Thursdays.


....Why do people obsess over LinkedIn Connections or Twitter followers? SAT scores, golf handicaps, or even gas mileage? Because they are observable metrics that are easy to compare. Someone who has more LinkedIn connections must have more expertise. Someone with more Twitter followers must be more “influential.” So people use these metrics as a yardstick. An easy way to assess whether they are doing well.


But just because a metric is easy to capture doesn’t mean it’s the right metric to use.More followers don’t actually equal more influence. More connections don’t necessarily mean more expertise. They may just mean someone spend a lot of time on the site.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wikipedia tools

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wikipedia tools | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Heiko Idensen
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Wikipedia, wikimedia are some of the handiest, more robust resources to the world.  Great to see the stats on it.  ~  Deb

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40 Maps that Explain the World

40 Maps that Explain the World | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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Very useful and provocative as well, such as the "most and least welcoming to foreigners" map and the "best and worse places to be born."   ~  Deb

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