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3 Ways To Make Wearable Tech Actually Wearable

3 Ways To Make Wearable Tech Actually Wearable | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Wearable technology is the next new wave of technology, and it’s bound to drive a lot of the innovation in the consumer electronics industry. We can expect to see a lot more watches, glasses, fitness gadgets, and wristbands in the years to come.
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Is the digital age rewiring us? - Telegraph

Is the digital age rewiring us?  - Telegraph | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
The digital age has already changed the way we shop, work and play. But what effect is it having on us as a species? Paul Kendall reports
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120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.

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Always looking for more way to increase my brainspace.

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Apple looks to bolster its iOS vehicle integration team as its automotive push grows

Apple looks to bolster its iOS vehicle integration team as its automotive push grows | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it

A series of newly posted Apple job openings, along with recent automotive initiatives, offer further evidence that the company plans to become a serious player in the in-car technology market.

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Ambient Intelligence: Sensing a Future Mobile Revolution | SiliconANGLE

Ambient Intelligence: Sensing a Future Mobile Revolution | SiliconANGLE | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
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The term called Ambient Intelligence (AmI) was coined by the European Commission. AmI in smartphones would be classified as an envisaged environment, which is unobtrusive, interconnected, adaptable, dynamic, embedded, and intelligent. It can carry four main points to be considered in this way, which are: the ability to speak, the ability to make decisions using algorithms, data generation and collection, and the ability to act with others on our behalf.

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How Does One Manage Time More Effectively? - Forbes

How Does One Manage Time More Effectively? - Forbes | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
How does one manage time more effectively? This question was originally answered on Quora by Oliver Emberton.
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The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importanceand suppress urgency. Humans are pre-wired to focus on things which demand an immediate response, like alerts on their phones – and to postpone things which are most important, like going to the gym. You need to reverse that, which goes against your brain and most of human society.

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Boomers Take More Risks, Start More Businesses Than Twentysomethings: Study

Boomers Take More Risks, Start More Businesses Than Twentysomethings: Study | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
A new national survey released today found that the age group most likely to consider themselves entrepreneurial is Baby Boomers.
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Want a killer startup? Get with a gray-hair. That's what a Monster.com report says...the research, conducted by Monster.com and Millennial Branding, surprisingly had Boomers describe themselves as having the highest risk tolerance. When it came to risk-taking, 43 percent of the older workers said they were comfortable with high risk, compared to just 28 percent of gen-Yers.

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Great Leaders Know When to Forgive

Great Leaders Know When to Forgive | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Revenge is not a strategy for success.
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One of the most courageous acts of leadership is to forgo the temptation to take revenge on those on the other side of an issue or those who opposed the leader's rise to power.

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Your Next Computer Will Live on Your Arm | Wired Business | Wired.com

Your Next Computer Will Live on Your Arm | Wired Business | Wired.com | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Forget about robots rising up against humans for world domination.
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This would be wild!

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The Four Intrinsic Rewards that Drive Employee Engagement

The Four Intrinsic Rewards that Drive Employee Engagement | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 22, 2013 2:44 AM

Serious article about this key topic to the corporate success...

Michelle Andolsek, MBA, CCP's curator insight, February 27, 2013 9:49 AM

Extrinsic rewards (monetary rewards/pay) are not the only drivers of employee engagement! 

Mike Turner's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:38 PM

Really good piece on why money is not the key to employee motivation. Well researched and useful to any good manager

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Why The U.S. May Be The New 'Emerging' Market | News - Advertising Age

Why The U.S. May Be The New 'Emerging' Market | News - Advertising Age | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
the u.s. is far from undeveloped, but p&g, coke, l'oréal, gm and other big marketers are seeing growth opportunities here again.
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A World Where You Own Nothing: Welcome to the Usership Economy

A World Where You Own Nothing: Welcome to the Usership Economy | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Want entertainment? Instead of reaching for your CDs or even your hard drive -- you rent the musical experience from the cloud from any number of providers: Spotify, Pandora and others with varying business models, but all you require for any of...
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Quite interesting. Not a consumer-orienting economy, but a usable, pragrmatic economy. Owning nothing but having access to it all.

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Online Storytelling: Show Students How to Take Customers Behind the Scenes with Business Writing Skills

Online Storytelling: Show Students How to Take Customers Behind the Scenes with Business Writing Skills | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
When you tell your business story, give your customers insider access to what goes on behind closed doors.

 

 

 

 


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Our culture has an interesting fascination with getting behind closed doors. We love to know what is going on behind the scenes or behind the curtain.


We aren’t just satisfied with what is happening. Our curiosity gets the best of us and we want to know the “how” and the “why” of things. This is one of the reasons why we see so many new DVDs released with extra scenes, commentary, and behind the scenes footage. It’s why many of us enjoy watching or listening to documentaries. And we all love a good story. . .


Note: Some of the most effective business messages, from advertising to proporsals to personal branding, rely on storytelling techniques. Only Bovee & Thill offer hands-on advice and multiple activities to help students develop "business-class" narrative techniques.



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TV Is Changing Before Our Eyes

TV Is Changing Before Our Eyes | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
I believe we live in a show-based world, and that shows delivered over IP allow for the slow unbundling of television.
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With Roku, AppleTV, Netflix, HuluPlus, etc, we are becoming an on-demand culture, with little allegience to anyone. And we are willing to pay a small subscription fee to get what we want. And the devices to deliver that content are becoming less expensive. Here's one of the transformations that is coming, according to the article's author. 


I believe we live in a show-based world. Consumers aren’t looking for networks (with the exception of ESPN and regional sports nets) so much as they are looking for shows. Shows delivered over IP allow for the slow unbundling of television. One of the many challenges about this model for traditional broadcasters is that there is no advertising in this world. The traditional cable-net business model enjoys two great revenue streams — affiliate fees and ad dollars. In IP-delivered shows, there are no ads.

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Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure.
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Quite interesting. In essence the circuits have an learning-based artificial intelligence embeded in them and that intelligence determines what has to be done to achieve the goals of the circuit. Amazing!

 

Interestingly, the chip's brain does not operate based on algorithms that know how to respond to every possible scenario. Instead, it draws conclusions based on the aggregate response of the sensors. "You tell the chip the results you want and let it figure out how to produce those results," says Steven Bowers, a graduate student in Hajimiri's lab and lead author of the new paper. "The challenge is that there are more than 100,000 transistors on each chip. We don't know all of the different things that might go wrong, and we don't need to. We have designed the system in a general enough way that it finds the optimum state for all of the actuators in any situation without external intervention."

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Brand Storytelling: 10 Steps to Start Your Content Marketing Hero's Journey

Brand Storytelling: 10 Steps to Start Your Content Marketing Hero's Journey | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
There are no hard-and-fast rules for brand storytelling, but classic storytelling and structure can help guide you. Follow these 10 steps to start your content marketing hero's journey.

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As a content marketer, you have probably heard the call for us all to become brand storytellers. While this sounds great in theory, the tricky part for many companies is determininghow to develop these stories in the first place.

 

 For example, the classic “hero’s journey” from Joseph Campbell’s, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, outlines what he calls the “monomyth” — which is a pattern that many believe can be found in almost every narrative around the world. 

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Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees

Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur on how to help your staff grow their careers and stay passionate about your business.
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Your employees' desire to learn gives you and other entrepreneurs a competitive advantage over larger companies. Small firms are usually new, so they attract people who are eager to try fresh approaches and have great ideas about how to do things differently, rather than employees who are working toward attaining a specific post or title.

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Want Happier Employees? Feed Them

Want Happier Employees? Feed Them | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes making your employees happy can be as simple as arranging for bagels in the morning or sandwiches at lunch.
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This is an interesting survey... Even funny at times. For instance:

 

Who orders the most Chinese? = Law /AccountingWho orders the most deli? = FinanceWho orders from diners the most? = AgenciesWho orders the most Sushi/Japanese? = Law /AccountingWho orders the most Mexican? = MediaWho orders the most Pizza? = AgenciesWho orders the most Bar Food/ Burgers? = MediaWho orders the most Thai / Vietnamese? = MediaWho orders the most vegetarian?  = Tech/Media
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Private Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 2018 Might Not Be So Crazy | Wired Science | Wired.com

Private Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 2018 Might Not Be So Crazy | Wired Science | Wired.com | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
An ambitious private manned mission to Mars aims to launch a two-person crew to fly around the Red Planet and return to Earth in 501 days, starting in January 2018.
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Long CEO Tenure Can Hurt Performance - Harvard Business Review

Long CEO Tenure Can Hurt Performance - Harvard Business Review | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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The underlying reasons for the pattern, we believe, have to do with how CEOs learn. Previous research has shown that different learning styles prevail at different stages of the CEO life cycle. Early on, when new executives are getting up to speed, they seek information in diverse ways, turning to both external and internal company sources. This deepens their relationships with customers and employees alike.


But as CEOs accumulate knowledge and become entrenched, they rely more on their internal networks for information, growing less attuned to market conditions.

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This Billboard Generates Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

This Billboard Generates Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Universities usually try to attract students with successful alumni, traditional advertisements, and in the case of elite schools, a positive track record.
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This is amazing! Here's the difference it is making...

 

The billboard contains five generators that churn out purified water through a reverse osmosis system. The system sends water to a tank that can store up to 100 liters per day. As you can see in the video above, people are actually using the billboard to get fresh water. In three months of operation, the billboard has produced thousands of liters.

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The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation - Forbes

The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation - Forbes | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone can innovate once. All it takes is a good idea, some hard work, sufficient resources, and a little bit of luck. However, today’s business environment demands ongoing innovation to stay ahead of the pack.
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Four Steps To Reinventing Your Career

Four Steps To Reinventing Your Career | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
When it was Eric Schmidt's turn, he must have done a pretty good job. His efforts were impressive enough to Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to convince them he was the CEO to take their company into the future.
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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends - Forbes

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends - Forbes | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how successful people spend their weekends? Here are 14 things they do (or should be doing).
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...successful people know that weekends are actually the secret weapon in professional success. “You need to hit Monday ready to go,” she says. “To do that, you need weekends that rejuvenate you, rather than exhaust or disappoint you. Cross-training makes you a better athlete, and likewise, exercise, volunteer work, spiritual activities, and hands-on parenting make you a better worker than if you just worked all the time.”

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | Systems Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Love these suggestions. They are important for every leader to do.

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