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Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers

One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016, Publishers Weekly

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration--and explains how to li
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Extremely insightful to make sense of what is going on and why people are disoriented. Three most powerful forces are accelerating exponentially at the same time.
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Trump picks Exxon CEO Tillerson for secretary of State: report

Trump picks Exxon CEO Tillerson for secretary of State: report | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Critics have already called into question Tillerson’s ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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Why Private Equity Really Is Capitalism at Its Worst

Why Private Equity Really Is Capitalism at Its Worst | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it

All of this is bad enough. But leveraged buyouts don't only hurt businesses, workers, and the economy generally – they also short-change taxpayers, via a giant loophole in the tax code that enables companies to deduct loan interest from taxes. The provision was originally intended to encourage borrowing to build new factories, not to finance leveraged buyouts. But, according to Notre Dame Professor Brad Badertscher, private equity-owned companies paid a 22 percent tax rate before being bought, and only 10 percent the year after being acquired. That adds up to a savings of $130 billion in taxes since 2000.


Private equity has legions of defenders, from Wall Street to Washington (the industry is very well connected; four of the past eight U.S. Treasury Secretaries have worked in it); but when they point to the relatively modest venture capital investments of companies like Bain, don't be fooled. Look instead to the way Bain and its peers made the bulk of their money – through leveraged buyouts – and see who made out best in most of the deals: the businesses or the private equity guys, like Mitt Romney.

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Shocking. This is where Trump is headed to implement his "Make America Great Again" slogan, and it is not good. 

In fact it will be disastrous for the 99.1% of us and wreck the strong but steady growth in the recovery since the last time they brought us closer than ever to another 1930's version of the Great Depression. 

Maybe that's what he really means when he uses the word "Great" in his slogan: GREAT DEPRESSION!!!
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Decode the Science of Forgetting: How to Create Memorable eLearning [Part II]

Decode the Science of Forgetting:   How to Create Memorable eLearning [Part II] | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Learn the pitfalls that hamper retention. Also, find tips to help you negotiate these barriers in your eLearning course design.

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These drugs for Medicare patients cost American taxpayers the most

These drugs for Medicare patients cost American taxpayers the most | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Drugs to treat cancer, high blood pressure, and seizures experienced large price spikes in 2015, costing taxpayers millions in added Medicare spending.
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2017 Predictions in Social Media and Content Marketing

2017 Predictions in Social Media and Content Marketing | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it

Like last year’s predictions deck, we’ve pulled together a select group of 70 top marketing minds who rock the digital trenches every day, to find out their vision for “What’s Next in 2017” in social media and content marketing. They live it, breathe it, and know what’s working today, so no doubt we’ll get a glimpse into the crystal ball and reveal key trends based on their insight and experience before they happen.It wouldn’t be the first time.


Last year, 69 folks weighed in (you can check out the full piece here: http://bit.ly/2016ContentSocialPredictions and they overwhelmingly predicted that live streaming video would dominate 2016. They couldn’t have been more spot on, with the explosion of Facebook Live in April 2016 and Twitter’s Periscope surpassing the 200 million broadcast mark.


So what will they say for 2017? Read through and see if you agree with their predictions, and compare word clouds to last year’s answers versus what they had to say for the coming year. ...


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What's ahead in social and content marketing? Opinions from 70 experts.

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Democrats can stop Trump via the electoral college. But not how you think.

Democrats can stop Trump via the electoral college. But not how you think. | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
As Alexander Hamilton explained, the electoral college provides a backstop in the event voters select a dangerously unfit candidate. “The process of election,” Hamilton wrote, “affords a moral certainty that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” Electors would use their judgment to prevent the “tumult and disorder” that would result from “this mischief” of presidential candidates exploiting “talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity.” One might call it the cooler-heads college.
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IOM Report Focuses On $750 Billion In Inefficient Health Care Spending

IOM Report Focuses On $750 Billion In Inefficient Health Care Spending | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
“If home building were like health care,” says a new Institute of Medicine report, “carpenters, electricians, and plumbers each would work with different blueprints, with very little coordination.”
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The $750 Billion identified in this report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2012 is most likely up to $1 Trillion today of the $3.2 Trillion we are now spending on healthcare in the U.S. This is the low hanging fruit for how we can bend and reduce the unsustainable cost of healthcare in the U.S. while improving quality of care and greater access by orders of magnitude.
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Infographic: The Enormous Cost Of Sleep Deprivation

Infographic: The Enormous Cost Of Sleep Deprivation | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
This chart shows the estimated annual cost of insufficient sleep in GDP terms.
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Healthcare spending hits $3.2 trillion in 2015

Healthcare spending hits $3.2 trillion in 2015 | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Healthcare spending increased 5.8% and national healthcare expenditures were nearly 18% of GDP in 2015, according to a CMS report.
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Why Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning (And You Should Too)

Why Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning (And You Should Too) | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.
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Religious Experience Has Fascinating Effect On The Brain - PsyBlog

Religious Experience Has Fascinating Effect On The Brain - PsyBlog | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Brains scans during religious experience reveal the effects of intense divine feelings.
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Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators

Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it

Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the current education systems still depend on the some core education pedagogy since decades. Although there is a sustaining innovation in some education systems, these future challenges seek a disruptive innovative that can contribute to building a generation programmed to solve problems rather than dealing with them.

When investigating the different routes to achieve this goal, one route seems to be appealing, as it aims to change how we thinking, which aligns with Albert Einstein’s quote: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This route is based on design thinking, a methodology that aims to solve problems with a creative approach while putting the user in the center of the process to achieve a user-centered approach. Design thinking processes are not only applied to design business but extend to become a method that can be applied in daily life situation in order to solve our everyday problems or make our lives easier through innovation and creativity.

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Likely a fundamental building block approach to knowledge development we should adopt as professionals.
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Steve Wozniak Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Steve Wozniak Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for First-Time Entrepreneurs | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Wozniak put Apple before his ego, which led to his having a hand in developing some of the world's most legendary products.
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Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Donald Trump's administration is likely to be just as bad as you think – and possibly worse.
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Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Higher education, financial markets, payments and retail banks are the industries furthest along, while healthcare, retail and government are lagging behind. 
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Will a Robot Replace You? | The Huffington Post

Will a Robot Replace You? | The Huffington Post | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
This is the paradox of automation, which has been very eloquently articulated by an apocryphal conversation that purportedly took place in the 1950s between Henry Ford II and the leader of the automobile workers union Walter Reuther. The two rival men, it is said, were touring a newly-built and highly-automated factory, with shiny robots lining the assembly hall; when Henry Ford mused: “Walter, how are you going to get those robots to pay your union dues?“

Whereupon Walter Reuther replied: “Henry, how are you going to get them to buy your cars?“
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U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993 | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Heart disease, accidents, overdoses and other top causes of death all increased in 2015
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Hospitals Seeking An Edge Turn To Unlikely Adviser: A Car Maker

Hospitals Seeking An Edge Turn To Unlikely  Adviser: A Car Maker | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Toyota, which bills itself as a model of efficiency in auto manufacturing, is sharing its strategies with public and nonprofit hospitals competing for newly insured patients.
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Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
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Looks like healthcare is not alone in massive amounts of inefficiencies and waste. Imagine what we could do with an extra $125 Billion plus $750 Billion (low estimate) of the savings from making our hospitals more efficient while improving providing access to more people with higher quality care. 
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AT&T means business with a 5G trial at Intel

AT&T means business with a 5G trial at Intel | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
5G and its multi-gigabit cellular speeds probably won’t exist until 2020, but one corporate customer of AT&T -- Intel -- is about to taste what it may be like.
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Hepatitis C batters a state unable to afford the cure

Hepatitis C batters a state unable to afford the cure | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Kentucky could be a case study in what happens elsewhere when demands for hepatitis C treatments outstrip the ability of health systems to respond.
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US health care tab hits $3.2 trillion, marking the fastest growth in 8 years

US health care tab hits $3.2 trillion, marking the fastest growth in 8 years | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
This comes as a disappointment to the Obama administration, and a reality check to a Trump administration looking to overhaul health care.
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What healthcare will look like in 2020 | Stephen Klasko | TEDxPhiladelphia

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How will healthcare change in the future? Dr. Stephen Klask
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Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan’s Call, 20 Years Later

Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan’s Call, 20 Years Later | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The former Fed chairman’s phrase has since transcended Wall Street, Main Street and even the best-seller list, claiming a place as one of the most iconic in financial markets.
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Obamacare is probably toast. And a lot of poor, white Trump voters will get hurt by it.

Obamacare is probably toast. And a lot of poor, white Trump voters will get hurt by it. | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, the ACA benefits poor whites, too.
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Precision medicine STAT to fix the U.S. healthcare system December 3, 2016 U.S. healthcare system is suffering organizational cancer and needs precision interventions across all sectors holistically for a sustainable solution. According to the National Cancer Institute cancer is not one disease but “a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.” The surrounding cells in our privatized healthcare system consist of three sectors: Healthcare Insurance Companies Drug Companies Providers - Hospitals and Physicians This explains why the impact of Obamacare on improving the cost effectiveness of healthcare is difficult to determine yet. While drug companies and insurance companies are benefiting from expanded coverage resulting in 20 million covered lives and healthcare inflation is at an all time low, the costs keep rising. One of the root causes is the insanity of any system that does not provide universal care at an affordable price is that ultimately we can pay now (at a much lower cost) or pay for it later; unless we opt to deny people without the financial ability to gain access to the system and let people die in the streets. For-profit health insurance and big-pharma are doing fine while providers and the consumers are suffering from the skyrocketing cost of care due to paying for uncompensated care for the 10 million still even under Obamacare that lack coverage. Think of how much auto insurance would cost if everyone was required to carry coverage. The simple logic is that if we deny care to people that are suffering of preventive care to keep $50 dollar problems from becoming a $500,000 life or death case, everyone with insurance will pay for those without coverage and the cost will continue to spiral out of control, especially with the aging of the baby boomers. However unless all three parts of the system are re-engineered holistically we will continue to accelerate to an unsustainable future of the most expensive, lowest overall quality in the industrialized world, dysfunctional healthcare system; costing double what every other country in the world spends, about $10,000 per year on every man, woman and child in America. Check out this excellent article on this subject, Did Obamacare Really Bend The Cost Curve? Data From The Medicare Actuaries Suggest Maybe Not
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