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Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. In virtually every case we hear something like this: “I have an idea for a new product (or process, system, program,...
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Why Statups Should Create Shopify Stores

Why Statups Should Create Shopify Stores | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

Startups & Stores
I almost forgot one of my rules (lol). Stores help any website, brand or idea get better faster. There are things you learn creating a store our #startup http://www.curagami.com can't teach.

We have over 30 years of ecommerce experience and creating one Shopify store will, over the course of the 2 - 4 days it takes, teach you half of what we know.

What Creating A Store Teaches Startups

 

* Content and copy writing.

* Webdesign.

* Product categorization, planning and business intelligence (#BI). 

* Social Media.
* Thinking about THEM (your customers).

* Learning to test & validate assumptions.
* Provides a new dimension for B2B and B2C products, companies and tools.

The new "perspective" the last bullet mentions is the gold. Getting out of your head and testing assumptions and ideas IRL (In Real Life) is more valuable than every brainstorm we've ever had.

Brainstorms and past experience create an assumption framework. Creating a store pushing assumptions into the deep end of the pool and they learn to swim fast or drown

Competit3ive Advantage
We work around 6 startups and NONE of them have or are likely to follow my advice to create store. Every startup here in Durham thinks they are selling a THING.

I've learned the hard way the first thing we startups sell is OURSELVES (you & people on your team). Next thing you sell is money making competency. If you know a better way to prove "money making competency" than spending $200 to create a Shopify store be sure to tweet @Curagami and share that idea and trust we will be creating your idea next :).

 

Marty & Team Curagami

PS. Will share HackHeadphones.Shopify.com when its live (probably Monday)


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malek's comment, July 12, 7:31 AM
looking forward for this shopify store
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6 Ways to Distribute Content and Boost Traffic

6 Ways to Distribute Content and Boost Traffic | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The key to making the most of your content is the way it is distributed – this can make or break a piece of content and determine how many people see it.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, July 11, 11:37 AM

You may think sharing your content on a bunch of social media channels will result in a huge wave of traffic, but it isn’t that simple. Getting a ton of traffic from social media is unlikely unless you have a large audience base. The key to making the most of your content is the way it is distributed–and this can make or break a piece of content.

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Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze.

Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze. | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The shoe retailing giant Zappos is in the process of adopting holacracy, a management philosophy that replaces conventional hierarchy with governance by committees.

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, July 13, 4:16 AM

L'holacratie met l'accent sur l'expérimentation et réorganise l'entreprise en équipes décentralisées qui choisissent leurs rôles et leurs objectifs. Le but est de favoriser l'émergence de nouvelles idées et d'innovations en décentralisant les processus de décision.

Zappos est la première entreprise de cette taille à adopter ce mode de management et devrait avoir terminé sa transformation à la fin 2014. 

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How open source software can transform a company and the world - Linkedin

How open source software can transform a company and the world - Linkedin | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
On a recent visit to LinkedIn’s Mountain View headquarters, I sat down with three of the company’s engineers to talk through different aspects of its business. For the first article... Keep reading →
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This unique 3D printed house is made from a material called “Saltygloo”

This unique 3D printed house is made from a material called “Saltygloo” | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
This unique 3D printed house is made from a material called “Saltygloo” article page. WA Contents’s Blog.
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Could this $300 headset transform the lives of 'locked-in' patients?

Could this $300 headset transform the lives of 'locked-in' patients? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists are dismissive of the hype surrounding the Epoc device, yet advocates claim it can enable completely paralysed people to communicate with their loved ones. Does it give sufferers false hope?
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"Designed by Emotiv Systems, a Californian neuroengineering company, the Epoc headset purports to give users the power to control objects with their thoughts and was a succès fou on Kickstarter, where users stumped up $1.6m to fund its development – 16 times Emotiv's original target."

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Google Glass controlled by brainwave

Google Glass controlled by brainwave | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, the software makes it possible to take a picture without moving a muscle.

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The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A look inside Jeff Bezos’ two pizza rule and what you can learn from it.
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"One former executive recalled that, at an offsite retreat where some managers suggested that employees should start communicating more with each other, Mr. Bezos stood up and declared, “No, communication is terrible!” He wanted a decentralized, even disorganized company where independent ideas would prevail over groupthink".

"According to Bezos, the ideal is the “two pizza team:” if a team couldn’t be fed with two pizzas, it was too big."

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There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This

There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
It takes hard work to get the best team players engaged in the right tasks and to resolve the inevitable conflicts.
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An Innovator has an Obligation to… Dream!

An Innovator has an Obligation to… Dream! | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
We invite you to our weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation! Continue reading →
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3D-printed splints may make life better for arthritis sufferers

3D-printed splints may make life better for arthritis sufferers | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
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If you've ever had to wear a splint on any part of your body, you'll know that not only are they uncomfortable, but they can be chunky and ugly too. That may not be the case for much longer.
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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn’t What It Used To Be

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn’t What It Used To Be | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
TEST 21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn’t What It Used To Be
by Terry Heick
The way we think about work is changing.
Thinking of jobs, careers, and pay is–by some–being replaced with the idea of work, relationships, and meaning.
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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable' | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, July 14, 10:16 AM

The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, July 14, 10:35 AM

All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 15, 10:16 AM

Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all

How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
It's a trait we rarely think about in a business setting, but Stacey Epstein argues that it's actually the most important leadership trait you can have.

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Lizette Touber's curator insight, July 12, 3:46 AM

Hurray for empathy! 

Donna Bryan's curator insight, July 12, 8:33 AM

interesting read

Dave Phillipson's comment, July 12, 1:07 PM
You'd think that a publication as mainstream as Denver's Business Journal is, could get this one right. Before one can have empathy, they must first posess the #1 Leadership trait: Listening.
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Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.


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Toxic Talent Management Habits

Toxic Talent Management Habits | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
All organizations have problems, and they always involve people. Indeed, talent management issues are a major cause of organizational underperformance.
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LinkedIn is The Next Big Thing

LinkedIn is The Next Big Thing | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Blog: Student Affairs and Technology LinkedIn has always been "the next big thing." While Facebook and Twitter have been focused on being mostly-unfocused, LinkedIn has been quietly building a network that is all about the enterprise of the...
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Boston Vs. San Francisco: Two Cultures of Innovation

Boston Vs. San Francisco: Two Cultures of Innovation | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Wade Roush
Let’s say you’re an ambitious, creative professional or entrepreneur working in the United States. You’re interested in technology, you have the luxury of mobility, and you want to be close to the center of things.
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"My own take, based on observing the personalities and operating styles of hundreds of active entrepreneurs in each location, is that both Boston and San Francisco boast incredibly strong innovation cultures. But they’re not the same, of course. Broadly speaking, their entrepreneurs draw energy and inspiration from different sources, and prioritize different goals. It’s a case of contrasting preferences or tendencies, like left-handedness or right-handedness. Neither is better, and each has its advantages." Wade Roush

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Gamestorming: Ideas innovadoras que se hacen realidad

Gamestorming: Ideas innovadoras que se hacen realidad | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

¿Estás buscando soluciones novedosas para mejorar la organización interna de tu empresa? ¿Necesitas un cambio radical en el embalaje de tu producto estrella? ¿Estás pensando en una manera más ingeniosa de atender a tus clientes tanto en el entorno offline como en el online? La respuesta a todas estas cuestiones es el Gamestorming, un método que consiste en definir un reto creativo, generar un gran número de ideas locas y atrevidas, analizarlas detenidamente y combinarlas para finalmente seleccionar aquellas que sean más prometedoras.

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El reconocimiento facial de Facebook es mejor que el que usará el FBI

El reconocimiento facial de Facebook es mejor que el que usará el FBI | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
El FBI está ultimando el despliegue de su sistema de reconocimiento facial en EEUU que le permitirá identificar a ciudadanos gracias a su rostro. Y aunque el FBI ha estado desarrollando mucho tiempo el sistema que llegará a final de este año a todo el país, lo cierto es que hay un sistema mejor que el del organismo de seguridad para identificar el rostro de los estadounidenses: Facebook.
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5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Culture is not an app you can install and master but a garden you plant, tend and, when needed, weed and prune.
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Steve Wozniak: No one wanted to work under Steve Jobs ever again

Steve Wozniak: No one wanted to work under Steve Jobs ever again | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that Steve Jobs alienated some of Apples most talented employees Continue reading...
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The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.

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Can you supercharge your brain?

Can you supercharge your brain? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The US military is very interested in applying mild electrical currents to the brain.
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"TDCS (Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation) is not the only brain stimulation tool that he finds interesting. As well as ongoing work into magnetic stimulation, other teams are looking at ultrasound and even laser light, as well as different forms of electrical stimulation, using alternating current, for example. McKinley is about to start looking at ultrasound too, and he’s interested in how alternating current can influence brainwaves. But while he says he’s agnostic about what type of stimulation might turn out to be best for cognitive enhancement, tDCS has some advantages. For a start, unlike ultrasound or magnetism, electricity is a natural part of brain-cell communication, and it’s cheap and portable. He thinks tDCS is the best bet for a wearable brain-stimulating device."

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