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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

The Rise of the Sharing Economy | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

On the internet, everything is for hire. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:15 AM

Article from The Economist. Beginners can start here. 

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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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5 Questions You Never Dared to Ask About the Business Model Canvas

5 Questions You Never Dared to Ask About the Business Model Canvas | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Millions of users have successfully applied the Business Model Canvas both
in the startup and corporate world. Here are five common questions that
people don't always dare to ask us.

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Brigitte Roujol's curator insight, August 22, 10:04 AM

Avec un 3ème tome en préparation qui se concentre sur la proposition de valeur (un des 9 blocs du Business model canvas)

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How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1)

How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1) | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not just setting up your home office. Get these valuable insights to be an ID in demand!

Many of us are now embracing the virtual lifestyle in our careers. And we’re finding there are great benefits. Without a long commute, we find more time for a better work-life balance, so we can spend more time with friends and family and explore our hobbies. We also put less wear and tear on cars, while doing a small part to protect the environment.

 

That said, being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not as easy as setting up a computer in your home office. I have worked as an instructional designer (ID) both in an in-house office environment and as a freelancer working virtually. I have also interviewed and managed many virtual ID freelancers in my role at SweetRush. I have lived through and understand all too well the differences in the two environments, and how being a successful freelancer takes a special mindset. In-house, you are an employee; to be a successful freelancer, you need an entrepreneurial mindset (or at least demonstrate some entrepreneurial behaviors).

 

In this two-part series, I will share insights on what I look for when interviewing potential IDs for our engagements and some tips that kept me consistently busy when I was a freelancer—even during some lean years when it was challenging, and so many of my peers struggled to find work. Here in part 1, I’ll cover landing projects, and part 2 will focus on behaviors to exhibit once you get assigned to a project team.

 


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How do you keep up? Part 4 Pinterest as a new professional essential — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

How do you keep up? Part 4 Pinterest as a new professional essential — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

"In recent posts about keeping up with news and trends relevant to practice, we looked at harnessing social media in the form of portals for sharing slide presentations and curation sites for current awareness and webinars hosted by talented practitioners.

 

I suggest that if you don’t regularly refer toPinterest, or if your Pinterest experience is limited to personal style, party planning or recipe collecting, you are not leveraging and contributing to its powerful professional communities."


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An introvert's guide to networking...

An introvert's guide to networking... | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Network like a ninja.  Every time I hear or see this expression it reminds me exactly what I hate about networking. Or at least the kind of networking that seems to be completely in your face, over...

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From the article: Networking is vital and you will need to build, develop and nurture your relationships but you can do this on your own terms. Occasionally, you’ll need to step outside your comfort zone – who doesn’t? – but you don’t have to be a super-connector to be a success. (but it won’t hurt to have a few in your network!)

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Robinsharma > Who We Are

Robinsharma > Who We Are | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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Robin's “Cinderella Story”:

A former lawyer, he quit his job and self-published a book at a Kinko's copy shop (his mother edited it). Stored 2000 copies in his kitchen. His second book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was also originally self-published until former HarperCollins president Ed Carson discovered Robin in a bookstore. The book, and the series that followed, have become one of the world's most successful publishing franchises.

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practice trumps theory | a blog on entrepreneurship by Ash Maurya

practice trumps theory | a blog on entrepreneurship by Ash Maurya | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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How to Make Simple Animations for Social Media

Here's a very useful tool that will show you how to make simple animations for your social media channels. Well worth taking a look.
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#RRHH #HR How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

#RRHH #HR How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Discover 3 measures based on neuroscience that will help leaders to create a continuous learning environment in their organization.

Via Grant Montgomery, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, David Hain, Ricard Lloria, Dean J. Fusto
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Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves

Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Or do they? Millennials want to work on their own terms--without a bad boss micromanaging their every move.

 

In the 15 years I’ve been teaching MBA students, their career plans have changed dramatically. Until the early 2000s they aspired to work in traditional corporate jobs for companies like Deloitte, JPMorgan, and GE. After that, the top destinations became tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

 

In the past few years; however, a new favorite career choice has emerged, which eclipses any other form of traditional employment--working for themselves or launching their own business.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 6:59 PM

Employers can learn a big lesson: If they want to attract millennials, then they must present themselves as innovative and successful without seeming greedy

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What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice

What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

You are a twentysomething entrepreneur ready to launch a new business and your emotions are running wild. You're frightened, intimated, and stressed, but at the same time you're enthusiastic and confident about what the future holds.

 

At this point, it's time to step back and listen to those who have been in the same situation.

 

It would be a foolish mistake and a missed opportunity not to value the advice, experience, and knowledge a mentor can offer. Put your ego aside; be a sponge and soak up as much wisdom as possible.

I was in this exact position prior to launching SDC Nutrition Inc. I was confident and probably a little too self-assured, but I knew I had to set aside my ego to listen and absorb as much invaluable advice as possible from my advisers.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 8, 12:46 AM

Very good advice!

donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 8:58 AM

(From the article): Whether you're an established entrepreneur or fresh to the world of entrepreneurship, you should never hesitate to ask for advice from your mentors. Their expertise and perspective may be the knowledge needed to help you and your business succeed and prosper for many years to come.

victor carney's curator insight, August 11, 1:52 PM

when you listen to somebody that knows more than you do you learn and grow into the best you can be 

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Designing eLearning For ipads

Find about emerging need of eLearning on iPads, learn how to get started with it as a first step towards ‘mobile learning’.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Let's get started with iPads. Teachers need to learn how to use materials and also how to create them

Fernando Yanes's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:13 AM

Interesante ... como para ir preparando las transformaciones. "La escuela nunca fue ni será el monopolio del conocimiento"

Peter Shanks's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:57 PM

like them or not, the ipad has become an educational tool that content and application developers can't ignore

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Today's Leadership Word is "Celebration".

Is is important to have the presence of "celebration" in your daily leadership efforts.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 4, 9:56 AM

Celebration is: To rejoice and enjoy whatever you have achieved especially when you have longed for it for so long. 

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How to setup google analytics to your blog or website

How to setup google analytics to your blog or website | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Here is guide with stepwise instructions and also images to setup google analytics account. Works perfectly for blogger and wordpress...

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 17, 5:15 PM

Just follow the steps given below to easily setup your google analytics account.

 

Guest Post: Thanks to @Adarsh Sojitra for the scoop.

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An Elearning Design Reading List

An Elearning Design Reading List | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post.  First, I'm home for two whole weeks straight (this alone is a small miracle).  I'm also relatively up to date with my inbox and to do li...

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Information Design

Information Design | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory (A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory http://t.co/QrJqdRaDii)...

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Lorraine Orenchuk's curator insight, August 27, 3:50 PM

I love the visual and succint descriptors. Great example of an education infographic too.

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Third-party content is 4x to 7x more trusted than your own

Third-party content is 4x to 7x more trusted than your own | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

I had always believed that most of the marketing content used by a company should be developed internally (...). Because of three recent research studies, I now have a different view on this issue.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, August 26, 8:27 PM

Some people still think that the only type of content that can demonstrate your expertise and show your thought leadership is the one you create. 


If you're still thinking that, think again as the data has spoken.


David Dodd used to be one of them and he explains in this article why he changed his mind after analyzing results from several research studies focusing specifically on B2B marketing. 


The research - based on an extensive of more than 400 B2B content consumers - highlights beyond any doubt that people simply don't trust vendor-created content. 


The solution is probably not to stop creating anything: you have opinions and you can create strong original content. But more often then not, you'll be more convincing if you can publish curated content that supports your overall message.


(Which is what I just did by the way so let me know if you feel more convinced). 

Ken Dickens's curator insight, August 29, 3:50 PM

Data in support of Content Curation as a must-do website/marketing strategy for all.  In fact, you are reading Curated Content now!  -Ken

 

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3 SEO Techniques You Probably Haven’t Heard About

3 SEO Techniques You Probably Haven’t Heard About | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO as we popularly know it, is perhaps the most important thing to do these days if a business wants to have a successful online presence. This post is about deviating from the traditional SEO concept and introducing 3 SEO techniques you (in all probabilities) do not know of yet.


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TeresaSiluar's curator insight, August 26, 2:54 AM

Artículo con algunas técnicas para mejorar el SEO

Donna Bruno's curator insight, August 29, 5:03 PM

Check this out Coldwell Banker agents.

 

Being found on the internet is important to your business. Rules change all the time. Here are some new tips.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 2:06 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Design Your Business Around Your Life--Not the Other Way Around

You can live the life you want by engineering your business around your life.
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The Science of How Customers Buy Anything

The Science of How Customers Buy Anything | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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From the article: 

 

A basic tenet of running lean is validating a product or feature ideally without having to building it first.

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You have to understand your customers better than they even understand themselves.

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When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad, he didn’t tell us 10 new things we could do with the iPad, but rather showed us 10 old things we could do with the iPad – only much better.

So the right approach here isn’t redrawing the workflow or ignoring this inertia, but making the transition to your product as seamless as possible.

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The end result isn’t always a sale but commitment that gets your closer to turning that unaware visitor into a happy customer.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

We seem to talk about instructor role so rarely that she becomes not only intangible, but at times invisible. Part of the problem seems to be that we’ve conflated instructor role with “authority,” and we’ve regarded authority as a dirty word.


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Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog

Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

When I first started working as an eLearning instructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses. I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Load by Ruth Colvin Clark, Frank Nguyen and John Sweller. In this book I discovered, among other things, Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) which is based on studies of human cognitive architecture – how we process and organise information.

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 18, 11:09 PM

From the article: As instructional designers, we need to be aware of the cognitive requirements our designs impose and ensure that our learners can meet those requirements. We must also ensure that all aspects of our design focus on adding value to the learning experience.

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6 Ways To Make Your Work More Effective, From Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

6 Ways To Make Your Work More Effective, From Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it


How do we tackle the big complex problems of our time--problems like climate change, poverty, and health care? Increasingly, change-makers realize that there is no silver bullet. There is no one individual, organization or sector that can tackle the enormous challenges we face. Instead, a growing number of pioneers are taking on the actual systems that cause these problems.

 

1: Understand the system you are trying to change. But not too much

Know the territory. Be Janus-faced, looking both backwards at the historical roots of the system you’re seeking to change, and forwards to see how it is evolving. Understanding how a system developed can help you transform it. Systems often “come from the brave choices of people who were themselves systems changers and who might be quite horrified that we are now just . . . accepting the consequences of the decision they fought for” says Julian Corner of The Lankelly Chase Foundation. "We don’t have to be passive recipients of history."

 

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 6, 6:37 PM

A growing number of entrepreneurs are taking on the underlying systems that are causing the major problems of our time, such as climate change and poverty. What are their strategies

Netwall Expert's curator insight, August 7, 12:51 AM

Very Good artical thanks for a sharing with us.

http://www.netwallexpert.com/

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5 Sites For Fantastic Creative Commons Design Resources

5 Sites For Fantastic Creative Commons Design Resources | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Creative Commons offers some great options for designers of all types. Elio shows us some neat tricks to take best advantage of this design goldmine.
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Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Seven Ways to Get Smarter | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Given my druthers, I'd choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing ...
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10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed

10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

I am constantly asked the question, “What does it take to get ahead?” Sure you have to work hard, but there are a lot of other factors.

 

Investor’s Business Daily identified 10 traits for turning your dreams into reality. Here they are with my take on each, plus a few bonus thoughts.


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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 5, 10:58 PM

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Bill Brown's curator insight, July 15, 12:17 PM

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 25, 5:46 AM

These look like obvious fundamentals but we must *do these* to help bring us to some level of success that we aspire to.