Finland tops the Press Freedom Index for the fifth year in a row. Three Nordic countries are in top of the list: Finland is followed by Norway and Denmark. The Press Freedom index is an annual index made by The Reporters without Borders. The index ranks...
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Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it’s not genuine. The most memorable leaders know how to naturally make a good first impression. They are mindful of what most employees do and don’t expect of them and want to create for them a safe environment that enables engagement. Leadership success is all about people and when leaders forget this fact, they are headed down a path of self-destruction. Here are 14 things every leader should consider if they want to make an unforgettable first impression. Read them carefully and ask yourself which ones you are doing and which ones you still need to introduce.
This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Social media is an increasingly important tactic in companies’ marketing strategy and yet results from The CMO Survey continue to indicate that many companies manage social media as a separate [...]
A study of marketers released today confirms that the skills and technologies needed to deliver well-orchestrated omni-channel customer experiences are lacking at most companies. The research conducted by Signal, a marketing technology firm, quantifies the gap between expected benefits of integrated marketing platforms and the current state of fragmented systems. [...]
In my continued look at disruptive scenarios, the focus shifts to 3D printing. Growth in this key innovation is expected to accelerate to $10.8 billion by 2021 according to Goldman Sachs. The econo...
Olli Hatakka's insight:
Very intresting blog article on the impact of 3D-printing and its implications.
It, though leads me to wonder few issues...
1. How the raw materials for these printers will be delivered to the printing sites? This is especially challenging if the visionary idea of the scattered printers will become reality? It is merely a bigger issue than just "buying some extra ink". There will be totally new kind of logistical challenges ahead, unless we learn how to print matter from nothing ;-)
2. The second issue is the vast amount of different types of 3D printers that we will need for this scenario to become mainstream. The production of those will create a totally new industrial branch....or maybe we will produce "meta" printers that will print printers...
Roambi, creator of Roambi Analytics, has released a new, cloud-based product designed to put visualizations of business information in the hands of mobile and tablet users: Roambi Flow. More than a collection of interactive data displays, Flow begins with a series of magazine or report style templates which allow the user to create documents that can combine text, images, video and Roambi's own interactive data display visualizations. The documents are then published and organized for viewing as free-standing editions through the Roambi Flow app, allowing the reader to flip through pages, drill down through the visualizations, or pop up video or images embedded on the pages. Flow documents can be built from PDFs as well, using the PDF as the starting structure, adding new content into the Flow document once the PDF has been imported. The import, however is one-directional, as once the document has been converted, the functionality of interactivity using Roambi's gesture-based
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