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The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing)

The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing) | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
You might think that all emotions are created equal, that all give us an equal likelihood of sharing. Or you might think that positive emotions make us share, but negative emotions don't.
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This is a fascinating piece of research that is very relevant to curating -- and the T.I.P.S. Tracking process.

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Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool

Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it

T.I.P.S. Tracking is a powerful strategic exploration tool that encourages individuals and organizations to manage key information on trands, innovations, and paradigm shifts.  It is focused on three key skills:  Focus - Organize - Interrogate

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Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants, according to newly released Pentagon statistics.
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This is a critical issue that needs new ways of understanding and addressing.

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Expect more store closings despite big holiday sales

Expect more store closings despite big holiday sales | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Don't expect store closing to let up just because retailers just had big holiday sales
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According to this article, online sales increased 17.1% this year.  That's a major emerging trend.  What are the implications of this continuing?  Store closings is just one!

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15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017

15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered coral, electronic wildlife sniffers, sand mines and more
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Is Running For Office the New Startup?

Is Running For Office the New Startup? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Political campaigns and startups have always shared some basic traits: They’re ad hoc organizations with limited time and resources to achieve their missions. They inspire both idealism and cynicism…
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Interesting insights into an issue that might be broader and certainly has many, many implications.

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Viewpoint: Trends and Predictions for 2017 and a Brief Look Back at 2016

Viewpoint: Trends and Predictions for 2017 and a Brief Look Back at 2016 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Not only is there increasingly a new political and demographic environment in many countries around the world, but the new world of work itself demands a lot of attention. Here are three big changes ahead for 2017 and some reflections on 2016.
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5 Trends for 2017 - Trend Briefing Webinar

From Google and Starbucks to ABBA (yes, really!) our latest briefing: 5 TRENDS FOR 2017 showcases a collection of innovations which are (re)definin
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The Future of Content Marketing: 46 Experts Share Their 2017 Predictions

The Future of Content Marketing: 46 Experts Share Their 2017 Predictions | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
In 2016, content reigned supreme. But not just any kind of content. This year saw an increase in demand for compelling interactive content, such as 360-degree virtual reality videos, the growth of vi…
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Can Amazon fix the grocery game?

Can Amazon fix the grocery game? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Others have tried, and often failed, to make food shopping easier.
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A very interesting experiment.  Also:  a concept that certainly deserves a thorough exploration for its possible implications, both positive and negatives.

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How the Internet Revolutionized Offline Retail [Infographic]

How the Internet Revolutionized Offline Retail [Infographic] | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - The Internet has forever changed how retail businesses operate and how consumers shop. Retailers must keep up or risk getting left behind.
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Settling the Debate on Climate Change

Settling the Debate on Climate Change | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Scientists are closer than ever to definitively proving that climate change exists and putting the deniers to rest.
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Saving Science

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The current dominant paradigm will meanwhile continue to crumble under the weight of its own contradictions, but it will also continue to hog most of the resources and insist on its elevated social and political status.
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Technology Radar | Emerging Technology Trends for 2016

The Technology Radar is our thoughts on emerging technology trends in the industry. Read the latest here.
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Here’s Why 2017 Might NOT Be The Best For Service | CustomerThink

Here’s Why 2017 Might NOT Be The Best For Service | CustomerThink | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Year after year we hope service and the customer experience gets better. But great service comes at a cost, a high labor cost that many businesses are not willing or able to pay. So what are their options? Technology, that’s it. Or is it?
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At the beginning of a new year, issues in customer service could benefit greatly from an exploration of the consequences, both positive and negative.

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Schools, report sexual misconduct: Our view

Schools, report sexual misconduct: Our view | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Network found dozens of teachers with hidden histories working with children.
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A major issue with "unintended consequences" that must be addressed.

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A major issue with "unintended consequences" that must be addressed.

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Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness

Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Clearly, everyone is entitled to his or her own individual and collective grief.
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A very interesting identification of a trend and its implications.

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A World Without Work

A World Without Work | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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HR Leaders: Data, Engagement and Attracting Talent Are in Key in 2017

HR Leaders: Data, Engagement and Attracting Talent Are in Key in 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Data, employee engagement and attracting talent will propel successful companies in 2017. As 2017 approaches, robots — disappointing as it may be — are not a staple in every household or workplace. At least not in the way many had hoped. However, autonomic systems are popping up in places unheard of even a decade ago. What does this mea
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Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report is here

Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report is here | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
2016 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Every year since 2001, Mary Meeker, a partner at
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Spanning the Decades: How to Market to Each Generation on Social Media

Spanning the Decades: How to Market to Each Generation on Social Media | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Social Media - Every generation is on social media, but each one uses the platforms differently. How can you market to each group most effectively?
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Creating Moments of Wow

Creating Moments of Wow | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Creating Moments of Wow Predictions for 2017 and Beyond Every company in every industry has the potential to create customer moments of wow. But,
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What HR Will Be Dealing With In 2017

What HR Will Be Dealing With In 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The end of 2016 is near, and for some of us, thank goodness! While we count down the seconds until the crystal ball drops, we can plan for the trends about to hit human resources departments. Keeping an eye on compliance will certainly be important over the next year. What happens with immigration,
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The Power of Data

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Information is one of the greatest assets a company owns, which is why it is so important to have an organized, scalable database that can be consulted and, above all, can be used easily and quickly to identify trends, predict events, and make...
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Tesla-SolarCity merger: A utility's worst nightmare or sweetest dream?

Tesla-SolarCity merger: A utility's worst nightmare or sweetest dream? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it

Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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This article does a nice job of setting out the scenario and raising at least some of the implications, positive and negative.  It's a very interesting and important topic.  Ought to be fully explored using the Implications Wheel.

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Build Your Own Technology Radar

I've come to believe you need two radars: one for yourself, to help guide your career decisions, and one for your company, to help restore sanity to purchasing decisions and technology direction.
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Are smart cities just a utopian fantasy?

Are smart cities just a utopian fantasy? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The unintended social consequences of smart city projects are a real concern, and a technological imbalance is at the heart of it.
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This article lays out an excellent center for exploration -- with a lot of first order implications.

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