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CogBooks - Case Studies

CogBooks - Case Studies | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it

Delivering critical competencies to time-constrained businesses
A major trade body delivers critical training solutions to its members nationally. Aware that traditional workshop training was losing favor, they wanted to create an online solution using the latest technology.

 

Because their members have very limited time available, they wanted a solution that could deliver practical on-line learning that automatically personalized to the needs of each user.

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- Startups - Dharmesh Shah CTO and Founder, HubSpot-TWiST #E334

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- Startups - Healthcare in Tech - Mango Health, Eligible, Asthmapolis

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Wearable Computers - Ready for Action!

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Recent developments suggest that wearable computing may finally be gaining traction. Intel evangelist Manny Vara believes that comfortable and convenient wearable computers may be just two to five ...
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Big Brands Are Missing the 'Social' in Social Media

Big Brands Are Missing the 'Social' in Social Media | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
Many social media campaigns focus on individuals, missing the relationships among individuals and the economic power of those relationships
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Facebook Expands Targeted Advertising Through Outside Data Sources

Facebook Expands Targeted Advertising Through Outside Data Sources | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
Facebook is no longer relying solely on what its users reveal. Instead, it is tapping outside data sources to learn even more about them, and to sell more finely targeted ads.
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Web Privacy, and How Consumers Let Down Their Guard

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Consumers insist that they treasure their online privacy. But their mouse clicks tell a far different tale, as the experiments of a behavioral economist show.
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Twitter Dictionary: A Guide to Understanding Twitter Lingo

Twitter Dictionary: A Guide to Understanding Twitter Lingo | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
This Twitter Dictionary offers a list of common (and not so common) slang words and abbreviations used on Twitter.

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How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers

How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
In industries where good talent can be hard to find, companies are using algorithms to scour the Web for recruits, and in the process, they are challenging some traditional notions of hiring.
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Apple’s Rivals See an Edge in Using Wireless Accessories

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Manufacturers are gravitating toward wireless connections for Apple’s products, which is helping the market for competitors’ mobile devices.
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'Networked minds' require fundamentally new kind of economics

'Networked minds' require fundamentally new kind of economics | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
In their computer simulations of human evolution, scientists have discovered the emergence of the “homo socialis” with “other-regarding” preferences.

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Economics has a beautiful body of theory. But does it describe real markets? Doubts have come up not only in the wake of the financial crisis, since financial crashes should not occur according to the then established theories. Since ages, economic theory is based on concepts such as efficient markets and the “homo economicus”, i.e. the assumption of competitively optimizing individuals and firms. It was believed that any behavior deviating from this would create disadvantages and, hence, be eliminated by natural selection. But experimental evidence from behavioral economics show that, on average, people behave more fairness-oriented and other-regarding than expected. A new theory by scientists from ETH Zurich now explains why. 

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Evolution of “friendliness”


Prof. Dirk Helbing of ETH Zurich, who coordinated the study, adds: “Compared to conventional models for the evolution of social cooperation, we have distinguished between the actual behavior – cooperation or not – and an inherited character trait, describing the degree of other-regarding preferences, which we call the friendliness.” The actual behavior considers not only the own advantage (“payoff”), but also gives a weight to the payoff of the interaction partners depending on the individual friendliness. For the “homo economicus”, the weight is zero. The friendliness spreads from one generation to the next according to natural selection. This is merely based on the own payoff, but mutations happen.

For most parameter combinations, the model predicts the evolution of a payoff-maximizing “homo economicus” with selfish preferences, as assumed by a great share of the economic literature. Very surprisingly, however, biological selection may create a “homo socialis” with other-regarding preferences, namely if offsprings tend to stay close to their parents. In such a case, clusters of friendly people, who are “conditionally cooperative”, may evolve over time.

If an unconditionally cooperative individual is born by chance, it may be exploited by everyone and not leave any offspring. However, if born in a favorable, conditionally cooperative environment, it may trigger cascade-like transitions to cooperative behavior, such that other-regarding behavior pays off. Consequently, a “homo socialis” spreads.

 

 

Networked minds create a cooperative human species


“This has fundamental implications for the way, economic theories should look like,” underlines Professor Helbing. Most of today’s economic knowledge is for the “homo economicus”, but people wonder whether that theory really applies. A comparable body of work for the “homo socialis” still needs to be written.

While the “homo economicus” optimizes its utility independently, the “homo socialis” puts himself or herself into the shoes of others to consider their interests as well,” explains Grund, and Helbing adds: “This establishes something like “networked minds”. Everyone’s decisions depend on the preferences of others.” This becomes even more important in our networked world.

 

 

A participatory kind of economy


How will this change our economy? Today, many customers doubt that they get the best service by people who are driven by their own profits and bonuses. “Our theory predicts that the level of other-regarding preferences is distributed broadly, from selfish to altruistic. Academic education in economics has largely promoted the selfish type. Perhaps, our economic thinking needs to fundamentally change, and our economy should be run by different kinds of people,” suggests Grund. “The true capitalist has other-regarding preferences,” adds Helbing, “as the “homo socialis” earns much more payoff.” This is, because the “homo socialis” manages to overcome the downwards spiral that tends to drive the “homo economicus” towards tragedies of the commons. The breakdown of trust and cooperation in the financial markets back in 2008 might be seen as good example.

“Social media will promote a new kind of participatory economy, in which competition goes hand in hand with cooperation,” believes Helbing. Indeed, the digital economy’s paradigm of the “prosumer” states that the Internet, social platforms, 3D printers and other developments will enable the co-producing consumer. “It will be hard to tell who is consumer and who is producer”, says Christian Waloszek. “You might be both at the same time, and this creates a much more cooperative perspective.”

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After homo sapiens sapiens it's time for homo sapiens socialis

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16 ways to use Pinterest for PR | Articles | Home

16 ways to use Pinterest for PR | Articles | Home | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
It's not just social media's newest darling. It could be the public relations industry's, too.
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Will Robots Create Economic Utopia?

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The rise of robotics and automation offer the U.S. a chance to generate great wealth that can be redistributed to reinvent the workplace
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Twitter Tests Analytics Features For Users

Twitter Tests Analytics Features For Users | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
Twitter now lets you view detailed analytics on engagement for your tweets as well as a breakdown of who follows you.
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- Startups - Chris Dixon, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz -TWiST #E336

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How to make a viral video

How to make a viral video | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”
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Sports Business Journal Champion – Ron Shapiro

Sports Business Journal Champion – Ron Shapiro | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Ron Shapiro, co-founder and Chairman of Shapiro Negotiations Institute (SNI), was featured in the Sports Business Journal’s 2013 class of Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business."   Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from SNI blog. 

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6 Myths About Social Media Marketing

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Here's why your company's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other social media campaigns aren't performing as well as they could be.
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In a Copyright Ruling, the Legacy of the Betamax

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A 1984 Supreme Court decision to permit home videotaping shaped the evolution of digital media. A ruling last week might have a similar effect.
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T-Mobile Breaks Free of Cellphone Contracts and Penalties

T-Mobile Breaks Free of Cellphone Contracts and Penalties | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
T-Mobile, the smallest of the Big Four cellphone carriers, steps away from the two-year, unbreakable contract that Sprint, Verizon and AT&T live by.
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Fake Twitter Followers Become Multimillion-Dollar Business

Fake Twitter Followers Become Multimillion-Dollar Business | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
Far from slowing, the market for fake Twitter followers seems to be taking off. Despite efforts by Twitter to check for fake accounts, the underground market is becoming more sophisticated.
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Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine | Press Dispatch | Scoop.it
At an entrepreneurial boot camp in Silicon Valley, they’re churning out billion-dollar ideas — whether we need them or not.
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Happiness, Beyond the Data

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Our first-person experience and reflection can catch crucial truths about happiness that escape the quantitative net.
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The State of the Union between Sales and Marketing

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The news is that the state of the union between sales and marketing is not all bad.
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Guy Kawasaki: Self-Promoter and Self-Publisher

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A marketing guru, venture capitalist, and prolific author, Kawasaki’s latest book is a guide to self-publishing your own book
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Inkling Builds a Better (and Pricier) E-Book

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The startup is trying to one-up the giants of the digital book business by letting publishers pack their pages with videos, animation, and interactive features
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