A collection of items for strategists and problems-solvers who aim to be well-informed about global affairs and perspectives; capable of developing and evaluating new knowledge; generating and analyzing courses of action; and who are interested in expressing clearly reasoned opinions and communicating effectively in writing, oral presentation, and visual display.
Big Data is poised to play a powerful role in sustainability. But that power can be abused and it could remain cloistered in the developed world. Hopes are high for Big Data. GE declares in an online video that the Industrial Internet, a.k.a.
Since at least the time of Greek philosophers, many writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing. (Science says: use walking for idea-generating meetings, but not decision-making ditto.
Think no one cares when you're being indecisive? Think again. It's clear from past research that the care, or thoughtfulness, with which people make decisions affects their own certainty about those decisions. But very little research has examined the inferences people draw from other people's thoughtfulness. We wondered whether people are more drawn to, and more willing to be influenced by, someone who spends a lot of time and effort making a decision, or very little time and effort making the same decision
"Below is a list of popular academic search engines with a focus on science. These search platforms will provide instant access to a wide variety of science related resources. These include journal and magazine articles, reports, documents, books, and many more."
"This paper is to discuss a knowledge management strategy map based on Kaplan and Norton’s strategy maps. In this way, KM strategies are reviewed first and then Kaplan and Norton’s strategy map concepts are introduced as an overall methodology for extracting KM strategy maps. The required context will be explored for deploying both knowledge creating and knowledge application strategies in the organization based on four balanced perspective of knowledge management considered in this paper. The authors determined these four issues as balanced dimensions in the knowledge management strategies. These balanced dimensions are intellectual capital, KM processes, value creating dimension and KM performance dimension. Finally, a list is determined that includes various measures for each perspective. The identified critical success factors of the four balanced dimension can also act as a guideline for KM experts in the organizations. This helps to ensure that the essential issues are covered during design and implementation phase of knowledge management strategies."
In a new white paper by Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), Predictions of Future Scenarios for Market Intelligence, the consultancy makes eight predictions regarding the future of market intelligence. The paper is based on discussions in a one-day scenario analysis workshop comprising market intelligence professionals and strategic foresight experts, focused on what the future of market intelligence will hold. The findings from the workshop reveal that in the future, market intelligence teams will make use of the following:..
Most designers know that yellow text presented against a blue background reads clearly and easily, but how many can explain why, and what really are the best ways to help others and ourselves clearly see key patterns in a bunch of data?
driven many of the changes in the way intelligence analysts do their jobs. Fundamental to these changes were (and are) attempts to get analysts to think differently. Specifically, most of the discussion and many of the efforts were aimed at increasing divergent thinking abilities among intelligence professionals. Red teaming, brainstorming, and the ubiquitous informal encouragement to "think outside the box" are all, to one degree or another divergent thinking strategies. There are good reasons, however, for analysts to master the flip side of divergent thinking - convergent thinking -- as well. There is quite a bit of excellent research that suggests that having a strong divergent thinking skillset is not enough. In fact, the research goes further. Having only strong divergent thinking skills likely lowers forecasting accuracy..
It would seem that you’re not a cool, sophisticated professional until you have a “strategy” or a “strategic” approach for everything. But are they all really “strategic?” Does everything need a “strategy?”
Recently Roger Martin wrote a piece on the Harvard Business Review blog titled “Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy.” He made a number of really good points, including the fact that, “Great strategy is aided by diversity of thought and attitude.“ A point that we’ve also explored in depth in a previous Forbes blog.But I think there is another reason why most people (not just the cool, sophisticated professionals) struggle with strategy. And it’s pretty simple. It comes down to clarity. There just isn’t a clear understanding of what it (strategy) is.
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effective strategies for searching social media sites
Randy Borum's insight:
Helen Brown instructs in web searching especially for prospect research, and provides research services. She has uploaded a slide presentation about searching Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. She uses prospect research examples.
"USC Online has created an infographic called, “The Five Laws of Library Science,” which explores five principles which can help guide the practices of librarians.
According to the graphic, almost 2.5 million public library books were circulated between more than 1.5 million people in 2011. The graphic also points out that there is more than 120,000 libraries in the U.S."