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Measuring Up: Using Lead-time Metrics for Next-Generation Lean

Measuring Up: Using Lead-time Metrics for Next-Generation Lean | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Manufacturing Critical-path Time can be used as a next-generation lean metric for order fulfillment lead-time.
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Why you're probably wrong about levels of immigration in your country

Why you're probably wrong about levels of immigration in your country | πάροικος | Scoop.it
In developed countries around the world, people think immigrant populations are much larger than they actually are.

 

Americans consistently mention immigration as one of the nation’s most pressing political concerns, and it has become a signature issue in the presidential campaign. But while many Americans consider immigration one of the biggest issues for the future president, surveys suggest that they also have little understanding of the scale of the problem. The United States wasn’t alone in this tendency to exaggerate.

 

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Global challenges: Population 

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Why is seawater salty?

Why is seawater salty? | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Although it rains fresh water, the oceans are full of salt water. Find out why seawater is salty at HowStuffWorks.
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How to Get Next Generation Lean Back into Focus

How to Get Next Generation Lean Back into Focus | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Lean initiatives should focus on overall revenue-related waste reduction.

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Difference Between Correlation and Regression (with Comparison Chart) - Key Differences

Difference Between Correlation and Regression (with Comparison Chart) - Key Differences | πάροικος | Scoop.it
The primary difference between correlation and regression is that Correlation is used to represent linear relationship between two variables. On the contrary, regression is used to fit a best line and estimate one variable on the basis of another variable.
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The Tidal Waves of the Qiantang River

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For hundreds of years, on the eighth month of the lunar calendar, people have gathered along the shores of China’s Qiantang River at the head of Hangzhou Bay to witness the waves of its famous bore tide. Higher-than-normal high tides push into the harbor, funneling into the river, causing a broad wave that can reach up to 30 feet high. If the waves surge over the banks, spectators can be swept up, pushed along walkways or down embankments. Below, I’ve gathered images from the past few years of the Qiantang bore tides.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 21, 8:09 PM

This is an amazing set of images, where a cultural phenomenon is wrapped up in observing the pulsating physical geography of the river.  Usually the tidal bore is impressive (but not dangerous--see video here), but occasionally it can be incredibly violent (see this 2015 video).   

 

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 28, 8:56 PM

Tital bores - the values of water 

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Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?

http://www.ted.com "There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
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Edgar Schein: "Humble Leadership" | Talks at Google

Author and organizational culture expert Ed Schein joined Google VP of People Development Karen May in a fireside chat at Google's Mountain View office
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Three Deadly Sins In Strategic Planning

When clients are not getting the results they expect from their strategic plans, there are usually three overlooked causes – incomplete planning, inadequate

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Why Do Some in UK Want To Leave The EU?

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The European Union at one time seemed as though it would continue to further and further integrate European politics and economics.  With talk of possibly leaving the EU and a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU or not, the EU offered some extra special exemptions for the UK.  For a more in depth coverage, see this PBS News Hour video.  

 

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The European Union at one time seemed as though it would continue to further and further integrate European politics and economics.  With talk of possibly leaving the EU and a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU or not, the EU offered some extra special exemptions for the UK.  For a more in depth coverage, see this PBS News Hour video.  

 

Tags: Europe, supranationalism, economic, political.

Kate Burkart's curator insight, March 11, 8:53 AM

The European Union at one time seemed as though it would continue to further and further integrate European politics and economics.  With talk of possibly leaving the EU and a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU or not, the EU offered some extra special exemptions for the UK.  For a more in depth coverage, see this PBS News Hour video.  

 

Tags: Europe, supranationalism, economic, political.

ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 12, 5:59 AM

The European Union at one time seemed as though it would continue to further and further integrate European politics and economics.  With talk of possibly leaving the EU and a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU or not, the EU offered some extra special exemptions for the UK.  For a more in depth coverage, see this PBS News Hour video.  

 

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Explore Petra on Google Maps

"Join Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and wander through the lost city of Petra in Street View http://goo.gl/ixZRa9 "


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 8, 2:32 PM

I was first introduced to Petra as by the movie  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where it was 'cast' as the Canyon of the Cresent Moon.  Unfortunately the tourist economy of this site is hampered by regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq, warding away many would-be tourists in recent years.  If a digital exploration is all that is your pocketbook can handle, take this virtual tour of one of the wonders of the world. 

 

Tags: Jordan, googlemapping, virtual tours, geospatial, edtech.

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Dam Collapse

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"On November 5, 2015, two dams collapsed at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil. The dam is owned by Samarco, a joint-venture between the mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton. News outlets estimate that more than 62 million cubic meters of wastewater have been unleashed so far with catastrophic consequences. The immediate release of sludge wiped out numerous villages including Bento Rodrigues (shown in greater detail above), causing the death of twelve people. Eleven others are still missing. Because of this pollution, more than half a million people do not have access to clean water for drinking or irrigating their crops. By November 23, the contaminated waters covered a 400 mile stretch of the Rio Doce River and entered into the sea, killing significant amounts of planet and animal life along the way. Officials are concerned that the toxins will threaten the Comboios Nature Reserve, a protected area for the endangered leatherback turtle."

 

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A Leadership Roadmap for Managing with Metrics

A Leadership Roadmap for Managing with Metrics | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Nine practical steps that focus on facts and data can provide a roadmap for business leaders at all levels on how to use Six Sigma to drive strategy
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How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference

"In the mid-20th century we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 years earlier, a man in Ancient Greece came up with nearly the exact same figure using just a stick and his brain."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 1:19 PM

Eratosthenes is often referred to as the "father of geography" for creating meridians and parallels on his maps to organize global information, classifying climatic zones, and as shown in the video, calculating the circumference of the Earth. Plus, he coined the terms so he gets the credit. If you have never pondered the meaning of the word "geometry," the accomplishments of Eratosthenes will certainly show that the mathematical prowess was at the heart of expanding our collective geographic knowledge (additionally, here is a retro Carl Sagan in a video clip from Cosmos that inspired this clip).    

 

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ROCAFORT's curator insight, November 18, 3:07 AM
How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference
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The Many Sides of a Gemba Walk

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Gemba walks at Fairbanks Morse Engine demonstrate the importance of the sometimes-overlooked basics of process improvement.
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Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire

Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Erdogan’s aggressive nationalism is now spilling over Turkey’s borders, grabbing land in Greece and Iraq.

 

In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. President Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. Turkey won’t be annexing part of Iraq anytime soon, but this combination of irredentist cartography and rhetoric nonetheless offers some insight into Turkey’s current foreign and domestic policies and Ankara’s self-image.  The military interventions and confrontational rhetoric this nationalism inspires may worsen Turkey’s security and regional standing.

 

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These 100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits

These 100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Digital colourisation shows off the most amazing clothes from around th
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'Leftover Women' in China

"Chinese women face immense pressure to get married before they turn 27. In many Chinese cities, so called marriage markets are a common sight, where parents go to post and match personal ads. A number of brave Chinese women have finally stood up to speak their mind against society’s labels and their parents' pressures."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 20, 2:07 PM

This emotional ad about 'leftover women' in China has received a lot of traffic and is now invigorating a national conversation about marriage customs, gendered norms, and cultural expectations.  What isn't as explicit in the video is how demographic policies and cultural preferences for boys has created the situation that puts added pressure on single women

 

Questions to Ponder: How is this (at least partially) a lingering impact of the One Child Policy?  What traits of traditional Chinese culture led to this current situation?   

 

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Death Valley's Roving Rocks

Death Valley,California - Giant boulders in the desert look as though their moving all on their own! But could weird weather be behind these roving rocks

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 20, 11:10 PM

Since the video above was created, the mystery has been solved.  On very rare occasions, when it rains in the region, water will accumulate in the playa (discovermagazine.com).  If the wind is powerful and consistent enough, the wind will push the panels of ice against these rocks and over time, the ice floes will push these rocks, leaving behind distinctive trails (latimes.com). This perfect combination of water, wind, ice and heat creates a remarkable signature on the landscape (livescience.com).  The video in this article (weather.com) nicely explains how the non-aerodynamic rocks of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa move, leaving behind their trail in the hot desert.  Numerous attempts using GPS receivers (NatGeo.com) and good ol' fashioned observations have been made, but observing ice in Death Valley is so rare that no one had ever seen it until now (phys.org).  

 

Tags: physical, geomorphology, landforms, desertlandscape.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 8, 12:06 AM

Engage students in this topic with this mysterious event

Syllabus links

 

Students investigate different landscapes and the geomorphic processes that create distinctive landforms, for example: 

- explanation of geomorphic processes that create landforms eg weathering, erosion, deposition, tectonic activity

- examination of ONE landscape and its distinctive landforms 

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Chapter 2 Restless Earth: Geomorphic processes

2.1 Geomorphic processes

2.8 Rocks and sliding (page 70-71

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Look Inside The Doomsday Vault That Protects Seeds Of The World

Scientists set up a vault in the Norwegian Arctic to keep as many varieties of seeds as possible in case of a catastrophe.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 18, 3:14 PM

It's nice to know that if there is a cataclysmic disaster, that Norway has the world's back...you know, just in case.  I really hope that the asteroid of the future doesn't hit the island of Svalbard now.   

 

Tags: sustainabilitydisasters, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture. Norway.

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Why America Needs a Slavery Museum

"The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S. museum and memorial to slavery. While other museums may include slavery in their exhibits, the Whitney Plantation is the first of its kind to focus primarily on the institution. John Cummings, a 78-year-old white southerner, has spent 16 years and more than $8 million of his own fortune to build the project, which opened in December of last year.

Cummings, a successful trial attorney, developed the museum with the help of his full-time director of research, Ibrahima Seck. The duo hope to educate people on the realities of slavery in its time and its impact in the United States today. 'The history of this country is rooted in slavery,' says Seck. 'If you don’t understand the source of the problem, how can you solve it?'"

 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 3, 7:07 AM

Additionally, here is a list of 13 honest books about slavery that young people should actually read.  

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Additionally, here is a list of 13 honest books about slavery that young people should actually read.  

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Additionally, here is a list of 13 honest books about slavery that young people should actually read.  

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The world's first ghetto, 500 years later

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The word "ghetto" is derived from a community in Venice, Italy, where Jewish people were forced to live five centuries ago.  

 

In preparation for the 500th anniversary of Italy's Venetian Ghetto, Ziyah Gafic scoured the 7-acre-wide part of the Cannaregio district where, for centuries, Jews were forced to live.  But all he found was an overwhelming silence -- an element that became central to the photographs he made there.


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, February 29, 3:44 PM

No additional insight to add. except  ... Wondering that if such a community had never been established perhaps the world "ghetto" would not be in our vocabulary.

Brandon Whitley's curator insight, March 10, 9:58 AM
my opinion on this cultural event is that people have there traditions and they do what they have to do to keep them alive and to keep there gods happy.  





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The area of this map coloured red has the same population as the area coloured blue

The area of this map coloured red has the same population as the area coloured blue | πάροικος | Scoop.it
Well, this is kind of crazy. Only 5 per cent of the world's population lives in the regions of this map shaded blue. Another 5 per cent lives in the area shaded red. Yoinks.

 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 6, 6:34 AM

Parece realmente una broma, pero la zona coloreada de rojo alberga a 350 millones de personas sobre una superficie que arroja una densidad poblacional de 1,062 habitantes por Km2. Si esto se compara con el país más densamente poblado de Europa, que es Holanda, con una densidad de 409 habitantes/Km2 o incluso con el departamento de Lima (269.1 habitantes /Km2) vemos que hay una gran diferencia. Pero el Perú también tiene propio su punto rojo en términos de densidad poblacional (no en términos de población absoluta). ¿Saben que lugar es este? Pues la provincia Constitucional del Callao que tiene una densidad poblacional de 7,159.83 habitantes/Km2 (2015).