Op 17 december 2013 organiseren ATANA en Van Doorne Advocaten in samenwerking met Cultuur-Ondernemen een bestuurscarrousel waar bestuurders en toezichthouders te rade kunnen gaan bij experts op het gebied van financiën, recht, governance, diversiteit en politiek. Na de keynote van Doekle Terpstra zitten notarissen, juristen, fiscalisten en andere experts voor u klaar om uw bestuurlijke kwesties te bespreken en vragen te beantwoorden.....
RT Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars RT A US billionaire and co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, has made plans to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars when technology makes it possible for man to live there –...
From the ever-increasing adoption rate of smart phones to the rise of China and India as top-ranked global internet users, 2013 holds promise for fascinating trends to emerge across industry sectors and across the globe, giving rise to what can only be seen as Ecommerce 3.0.
Ecommerce 1.0 was all about discovering the web and setting up the first online shops. They were imitations of the offline world, with virtual shelves providing breadth and depth of product. Version 2.0 saw these websites transformed into clover multimedia portals that tried to engage users. They were not just about “pull,” where shoppers searched for a specific product and bought it, they were also “push” – convincing customers to snap up that special deal, to follow an impulse.
Ecommerce 3.0 will be defined by a seamless customer experience across all devices and touchpoints as well as unprecedented rate of change as new business models and capabilities arise...
Ever since the days of Alan Turing, neuroscientists have, in increasing numbers, compared the human brain to a computer. It's an analogy that makes a hell of a lot of sense, and it's done much to help us understand this remarkable grey blob that sits between our ears. But as a recent essay by philosopher Daniel Dennett points out, while the brain should most certainly be considered a kind of machine — one with a trillion moving parts — its inner workings are far removed from anything we have ever developed. Consequently, scientists need to take note and update their models accordingly. Calling the brain a "computer," says Dennett, is accurate, but insufficient.
Scientific American has posted an interview and podcast with Portland State University anthropologist Cameron Smith about the ways in which humans might evolve during extended missions in space. Given the intense timeframes involved, Smith speculates about the various ways in which Darwinian pressures will continue to shape human evolution. Just because we're in space, he argues, doesn't mean evolution has stopped. But while Smith is right about our need to adapt to space, his vision of how it will come about is utterly wrong — and here's why.
Recent research into the workings of our brain has stirred the debate with respect to intuitive decision making versus rational decision making. How much we should rely on intuition when making difficult decisions? In his book, The Power of Intuition, Gary Klein suggests that 90 percent of critical decisions are made using our intuition.
What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, about the key skills and talents of people who make excellent project leaders. This is what he had to say.
This spring, a couple of neuroscience researchers at Harvard published a study that finally explained why we like to talk about ourselves so much: sharing our thoughts, it turns out, activates the brain’s reward system. As if to demonstrate the thesis, journalists and bloggers promptly seized the occasion to share their own thoughts about the study, often at a considerable cost to accuracy. “Oversharing on Facebook as Satisfying as Sex?” the Web site for the Today show asked.
Culturele instellingen staan voor de uitdaging om met minder inkomsten, hoogwaardige artistieke kwaliteit te blijven leveren en meer bezoekers aan te trekken. Wat in het verleden succes bracht, is lang niet altijd meer toereikend. Op zoek gaan naar nieuw publiek, nieuwe financiers en netwerken, heeft te maken met innovatie, het over de grenzen heen kijken, nieuwe markten verkennen en durven betreden.
DRONGO festival alles over meertaligheid, 28 september 2013 | Een dag van meertaligheid voor iedereen
Jacek Rajewski's insight:
7700 bezoekers hebben zich op zaterdag 28 september in de Amsterdamse OBA laten inspireren door alles wat met meertaligheid samenhangt. De tweede editie van het Drongo Festival speelde zich af in het hele gebouw van de OBA.
BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 200,000 buildings certified and around a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.
The largest commercial office in Manchester has now become the highest scoring BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building in the UK with a score of 95.32%.
Designed by 3DReid, The Co-operative Group’s new £115 million low-energy, highly sustainable headquarters brings their 3,500 staff under one roof in a spectacular 500,000 square foot building.
The building, known as 1 Angel Square, has been designed to deliver a 50 per cent reduction in energy consumption compared to The Co-operative’s current Manchester complex and an 80 per cent reduction in carbon. This will lead to operating costs being lowered by up to 30 per cent...
China's next new city will be designed by US firm KPF, next to Hunan's regional capital, around a 40-hectare lake.
Adjacent to Changsha, the ancient capital city of Hunan, the design implements the sort of urban innovation that creates a sustainable and truly habitable environment.
"We can introduce integrated urban innovation," von Klemperer says, "we can combine water transport with localised energy production, cluster neighbourhood centres, advanced flood prevention and water management, and urban agriculture. Meixi is an experiment in future city planning and building. It will serve Changsha as a new CBD, but it will also serve as a paradigm for other Chinese city planners. It's a kind of live test case."
The firm seeks to achieve these goals through its dense, mixed-use urban, plan, with integration with surrounding mountains, lakes, parks and canals. Meixi Lake will eventually be home to 180,000 inhabitants, living in "villages" of 10,000 people, clustered around the canals...
“In short: Without them, there would now be a “three-strikes” scheme in Europe, and ACTA would most likely have been in global effect. Instead, the political support for copyright monopoly reform has grown by orders of magnitude, and finally, there are subtle but very important changes in the language used by Parliament.
Without the Pirate MEPs, ACTA would be a global treaty today well on its way to coming into force, with all what that means...
Comment: If you live in Europe and you like the internet, read this!