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WordPress v Joomla: The Infographic

WordPress v Joomla: The Infographic | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Mark Atkinson has developed a brilliant infographic giving the arguments for and against WordPress v Joomla as a content management system visual shape.
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Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way

Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.

Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg

 
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"

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Gimpshop | The Free Photoshop Alternative

Gimpshop | The Free Photoshop Alternative | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Gimpshop - The Free Photoshop Alternative

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How to Build the Right Culture for Your Virtual Workforce

What to do when how you work is as important as what work you do
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How allowing unlimited holidays can benefit an employer

How allowing unlimited holidays can benefit an employer | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The world’s most successful entrepreneurs are turning to a new business model, by releasing the shackles on their staff and trusting them with unlimited holiday. Rhian Morgan talks to Jenny Biggam, of major media agency the7stars, about how the policy works for them

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Business Transformation Journal

We are at the beginning of a new era in which traditional industries are transforming the ways they act and operate significantly. Many firms are starting to move towards a customer-centric organization, to think about new business models or to think about the digitalization of the economy and what this could mean for their business.

 

Even though the need to change is obvious and the willingness to succeed is evident, many transformations still fail. Looking at emerging technologies such as the digitalization, we can even draw a more pessimistic picture. Nearly 70% of all companies do not have a clear strategy on how to integrate digitalization with the elements of their business.

 

For the future, we need to think of transformation in a systematic and a highly integrated way. Consistency in strategy and design will be as important as specific and complementary leadership styles and governance.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 15, 4:40 PM

An interesting publication - 360° Business Transformation Journal - by SAP and The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.


The magazine contains two particularly interesting articles about business model innovation (page 6-15) and business transformation management (page 16-27).

Key Learnings (Business Model Innovation): 

  1. It is not enough to rely on product innovation. Often products fail, if they address the market with the wrong business model.
  2. Business models can be systematically developed and evaluated based on an agile and iterative process that ensures economic viability.
  3. Business models are probably the most powerful driver of competitive advantage and should be managed as it is done with product portfolios.
  4. Business cases by themselves are insufficient if they do not build on a validated business model.
  5. Business model development and innovation combined with Design Thinking and lean offers a meaningful and solid foundation for businesses.

Key Learnings (Business Transformation Management):

  1. New technologies and market demands initiate tremendous need for transformation in organizational and process dimensions and question existing structures of power in companies. Existing management practices and the management itself will be the objective of transformation.
  2. In order to master transformation, integrated approaches are needed to focus simultaneously on the strategy and new design of a future organization when initiating and orchestrating the change.
  3. In order to achieve the desired results by changing patterns of an organization, consistency in strategic and structural dimension is the major design principle.
  4. A comprehensive approach to leadership style to fit with the objectives and situations in transformations is needed.
  5. Charismatic and instrumental leadership styles have to be used at the same time and management behavior has to switch between collaborative and coercive depending on the specific situation, as these styles and behavior are in fact complementary. Leaders thus have to go beyond personal value preferences when selecting an organizational change strategy and reject the idea of a universally applicable leadership style in transformations.
  6. A comprehensive governance structure is needed to insure for information flow and feedback within the structures and roles and finally steer the overall transformation.
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UPDATE: Oct 10 E-Learning, Training, and Instructional Design Jobs - E-Learning Heroes

UPDATE: Oct 10 E-Learning, Training, and Instructional Design Jobs - E-Learning Heroes | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.
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Pearson's dominance of textbook market is under examination - Telegraph

Pearson's dominance of textbook market is under examination - Telegraph | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Renewal of a key contract will be a stern test for education giant Pearson.
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Finding Your Purpose in Everyday Life -  Dr. Susan Biali

Finding Your Purpose in Everyday Life -  Dr. Susan Biali | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
One of the projects that's closest to my heart is my year-long "Live a Life You Love Club" program, where I work with people from around the world...
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Non-Linear Content Lessons That SEOs Need to Know

Non-Linear Content Lessons That SEOs Need to Know | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
In a not so distant past, linear storytelling was the pervasive marketing communication tactic used to reach consumers. Brand storytellers and traditional marketing agencies built fortresses on 30-second stories expecting people to simply listen and sit until the end.  It worked, no doubt about it. We enjoyed it. We bought the idea, and their products, too. We had no choice.

First off, let’s revisit what linear storytelling means. It can be visualized as a chronologically arranged plot of a story. It starts from A, goes to B, and ends at C. End of story. Most TVCs run this way.

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Moodle MOOC 5: Teaching with Technology and Moodle Training Courses

Moodle MOOC 5: Teaching with Technology and Moodle Training Courses | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Moodle MOOC 5: Teaching with Technology and Moodle Training Courses - Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning

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5 Tips on Content Curation from Top Social Media Experts

5 Tips on Content Curation from Top Social Media Experts | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Read 5 insightful tips from the social media experts Mari Smith, Joe Pulizzi, Mark Schaefer, Kristi Hines and Jeff Bullas on how to be successful with content curation. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 3, 6:59 PM

Common points between these experts? Be strategic. 


Yes, some see content curation as a tactic - among many others. But if you take a strategic view at the opportunity, you'll find it can really help achieve your business goals. 


Here's why and how. 

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Let's Make Something!

Let's Make Something! | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Let's Make Something for Professional Development
We all want to be better at what we do, don't we?

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Scoop.it found #1 content curation platform in 2014 Content Curation Survey by MyNews.is

Scoop.it found #1 content curation platform in 2014 Content Curation Survey by MyNews.is | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Is content curation the new big thing of content marketing and building a brand?


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 6, 1:58 PM

News Reading App MyNews.is published an interesting survey on why and how content curation is being used in 2014. Among other interesting findings, we were excited to discover that Scoop.it was ranked as the leading one.

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9 Simple Landing Page Tweaks to Increase Your Conversion Rate

9 Simple Landing Page Tweaks to Increase Your Conversion Rate | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Want more leads? Here a few quick landing page fixes to increase your conversion rate.

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The Social Media Manager's Guide to Staying Organized

The Social Media Manager's Guide to Staying Organized | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Managing social media accounts for a brand, no matter how big or small, is not easy -- and one of the biggest and most consistent challenges is staying organized.

Between managing social promotion goals from different departments, staying up-to-date on social mentions and trends, and posting relevant and engaging content on a regular basis, being a social media manager can sometimes feel like herding cats.

How on earth do busy social media managers keep their ducks in a row? We asked the people who run social media for their brands from across the United States for their best tips on staying organized. Here's what they shared with us -- use these tips both to keep order and stay sane.

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Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner: I Never Think of Myself as a Female in Business

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner: I Never Think of Myself as a Female in Business | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The 'Queen of QVC' says it doesn’t matter if you're a king or queen in business. It just matters that you rule.
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The 5 Basic Landing Pages Every Content Marketer Should Consider Having

The 5 Basic Landing Pages Every Content Marketer Should Consider Having | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Landing Pages for Content Marketing

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 15, 1:45 PM

This infographic does a good job at describing 5 basic types of landing pages you might consider for your content strategy. 


Landing pages are a powerful way to generate leads because:


1. They help segment your audience by aligning it with a specific message. For example, we drive our own audience interested specifically in using content curation for Wordpress to this page which also receives search traffic.


2. They create opportunities for conversion by gating content such as white papers


3. They are longer lasting than blog posts or social content. They're good for evergreen messages. 


4. They're flexible: easy to rework, A/B test and adjust over time, particularly with tools such as Unbounce


We'll probably create a longer piece to share our own experience using landing pages so please don't hesitate to share your own experience with us in the comments. 

Gina Tucker's curator insight, October 15, 2:20 PM

Infographics, webinars, slide desks, and other various landing pages are an easy way to generate leads and define your business goals. 

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The modern workforce: the future of corporate collaboration

The modern workforce: the future of corporate collaboration | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
IT executives work hard to provide the modern workforce collaboration and communication tools that best align with corporate objectives.

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Leadership Presence: A Special Series With Switch & Shift

Leadership Presence: A Special Series With Switch & Shift | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Leadership presence is what allows good leaders to connect with their teams. Characterized by confidence and a clear communication style, leaders who...
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Check back every day this week for new articles. Enjoy!

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How John Wayne Stunted Leadership Development - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning

How John Wayne Stunted Leadership Development - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
John Wayne was one of the biggest film stars ever. And his legacy has been hindering leaders for a long time. Unwittingly, in many of his movies, John Wayne “proves” that you can succeed alone. All you need is the biggest will, the most stamina, and the fastest gun. John Wayne taught (well, perhaps reinforced) …
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9 Reasons You Should Know a Little HTML and CSS

9 Reasons You Should Know a Little HTML and CSS | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Take your tech skills to the next level and you'll be on your way to a more fulfilling career.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, October 6, 10:25 AM

I must wholeheartedly support this article, because I'm living proof of it! I learned the basics of HTML and CSS about 17 or 18 years ago, and it's SO easy! It's taken my career to a completely different level as a result. Even now, there are people who think I'm brilliant simply because I know how to fix a table in HTML to present correctly. (Here's the truth--I'm not brilliant at all! Good HTML tools and knowing basic coding is all that it is.) Would I call myself a developer as a result? Never! But, it does give me an advantage when working with developers that I understand just enough of what they do and how web pages work that I know when they are telling me the truth and when they are trying to fool me. As a technical communicator--or just ANYONE, in my opinion, should learn the basics, and this article gives some excellent reasons why. Like I said, I'm living proof of it! 

--techcommgeekmom

Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 14, 9:01 AM

Another reason why all students need to learn how to code or even just a little.  

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Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age: Mikko Hyppönen Answers Your Questions

Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age: Mikko Hyppönen Answers Your Questions | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
White hat hacker Mikko Hyppönen on the importance of privacy in the digital age.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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White hat hacker Mikko Hyppönen on the importance of privacy in the digital age.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 7, 3:44 AM

Un Avis dont on peut tenir compte. A voir aussi sa prensetation au TED Talk En 2011.

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Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies.

Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies. | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things. Being a leader is a mindset. But first you have to lead yourself.

A) More success for others than for you

B) Say Yes, and

C) Gratitude

D) The 30-150 Rule (or...The Vision Rule)

E) Change

F) Dignity

G) There's always a good reason and a real reason

H) Health

I) Love

J) Lead yourself


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Karen Bowden's curator insight, October 6, 9:39 AM

My favorite is to ask people before they leave a message on my voice mail to say one thing they are grateful for.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 6, 11:53 AM

There are a lot of servant-leader ideas in this. It is hard work and difficult to get past the vocabulary but when people can it is incredibly rewarding.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Do you remember your 5th grade teachers?  Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?
Today’s guest is doing just that! 


Via AlGonzalezinfo, Norman René Trujillo Zapata
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 24, 9:02 AM

Find yourself a mentor, teacher or coach ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:01 AM

Los Profesores de Como Líderes, mentores y Entrenadores.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, August 27, 4:03 AM

Magnífica reflexión para iniciar el nuevo curso.

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5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively

5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How to stay focused and productive.

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Content Curation: Goals, Usage and Tools - Survey

The results of the content curation survey 2014 by MyNews.is


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Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, October 7, 3:22 AM

Nieuwsartikel over content curation in 2014

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Content Curation: Goals, Usage and Tools - Survey
Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 10, 3:20 PM

This presentation gives some interesting insights to current content curators including their preferred curation tool of choice and other demographics.