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Supply Chain Management Degree for a rewarding career

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Facebook to Track Users Across Devices to Study Shopping Habits - Masters and PhDs

Facebook to Track Users Across Devices to Study Shopping Habits - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Facebook Inc. (FB) will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

Marketers will be able to see the number of users that clicked on an ad, whether they used a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, and which device was used to buy a product, Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said in a blog post today.

 
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Father and Daughter Reunion

Father and Daughter Reunion | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

When my daughter pointed out all the special things I was missing, I realized that something had to change.

About a year ago, I asked my daughter several times to do something—brush her teeth, I think it was—with no success. I reminded her that it was not so long ago that she would have immediately responded, and I wouldn’t have had to ask her multiple times; she would have known from my tone of voice that I was serious.

She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events and activities that I had missed due to work commitments.

Talk about a wake-up call. The list contained 22 items, from her first day at school and first soccer match of the season to a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade. And the school year wasn’t yet over.

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Don't Spend Your Weekend Sleeping - Live It Up On Empire Avenue - Masters and PhDs

Don't Spend Your Weekend Sleeping - Live It Up On Empire Avenue - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Don’t spend this weekend sleeping – it’s #EmpireAvenue [X]PendaPalooza.

 

The [X]Pendapalooza events are when established EA members run great missions, give away eaves, buy shares and generally create lots of opportunities for new members to launch themselves into the exciting EA game. In every [X]Pendapalooza so far, most players have seen substantial gains in share price, number of shares sold and net wealth. This is especially so with new players. These events are great fun – but they’re also a great time to increase your networks and enhance your exposure in the social media. 

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Is Apple Preparing to Scoop Up Mobile Payments? - Masters and PhDs

Is Apple Preparing to Scoop Up Mobile Payments? - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Apple is reportedly preparing to partner with VISA for something big; and, that the current VISA CEO, Charles Scharf, is well-versed in mobile technology, well-respected in tech circles including Apple circles, and seemingly zealous to take VISA down an increasingly mobile-oriented path.

It makes sense. Apple already has the ecosystem for this. It already has the devices. It is way ahead of any of its competitors on things like fingerprint-scanning technology, which may be one of the keys to making mobile payments work.

 
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Australia PM Tony Abbott Strengthens Terror Laws, Junks Reforms to Racial Discrimination Act

Australia PM Tony Abbott Strengthens Terror Laws, Junks Reforms to Racial Discrimination Act | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott has strengthened the country’s terror laws and rejected reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act. Mr Abbott has required all telecommunications providers to retain customer data as federal law tightens to crack down on those who encouraged or incited terrorism.

The move is part of the government’s plans to reform counter-terrorism laws. The prime minister said he was dumping the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and ban Australians from travelling to certain parts of the world.

 
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Abbott will take his place in history - - as the worst PM ever known!!

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Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement

Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

What does the academic field that has brought us Freudian theories have to do with the social network that popularized hashtags and play-by-play updates of Sunday brunches? 

More than you would think. We want to know what will motivate our followers to act -- and psychology can help you find out just that.

I’ve been monitoring and publishing to HubSpot’s Twitter account for the past couple of months. During this time, I've noticed that certain types of tweet copy elicit higher numbers of clicks and engagement -- and these types of copy align with several prominent psychological theories. 

To help you get your followers to better engage with your brand on Twitter, let's dive into four essential psychological theories.

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Will Apple pick Watson's brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM? - About Health Degrees

Will Apple pick Watson's brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM? - About Health Degrees | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The Apple-IBM partnership deal raises some interesting questions for the healthcare sector, as mobihealthnews pointed out. This is what interests me: What will it mean for healthcare applications of Watson’s computer brain and how is Apple likely to leverage Watson for its own designs on healthcare?

Look at how health IT companies and hospitals have made use of Watson’s machine-learning capabilities. IBM has encouraged technology companies, including health IT businesses, to devise ways to make use of Watson’s machine-learning abilities in their apps. Welltok is working with Watson to expand its CaféWell unit of patient engagement apps to include a concierge channel for accountable care organizations and insurance brokers, among other partners.

 

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Modern Tools and Apps to Help Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys - Masters and PhDs

Modern Tools and Apps to Help Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

There’s an answer to your business woes, coming in the form of modern, web-based tools perfect for Mom-and-Pop businesses, one person shops, and remote teams. These new tools are not only easy to use, but they’re made for small business owners and startup founders just like you.

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The Big List of 189 Words That Convert - Masters and PhDs

The Big List of 189 Words That Convert - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The research behind this power of words is incredibly deep. Researchers have found that the word you use to describe a car accident (“contacted” vs. “smashed”) paints the way eyewitnesses view the event. Another study found that simple stock names that are easier to pronounce lead to quicker gains post-IPO.

A quick Google search can reveal pages of results for persuasive and powerful words. There’s no trouble finding them; there’s sometimes trouble applying them. The words you see in this article are split into a number of categories, along with some ideas on how he author used them in the past.

 
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Digital Health Innovators Snare Double 2013 Funding - About Health Degrees

Digital Health Innovators Snare Double 2013 Funding - About Health Degrees | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Digital health companies are scooping up investments at a record-breaking rate, according to a recent report by Rock Health.

The report indicates that innovators have garnered $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014 — which tops the entire take in 2013. And there’s still half a year to go.

“The 168 percent year-over-year growth rate is a clear indication that the mHealth market is just starting to take off as medical device companies seek to expand their reach by acquiring digital health innovators, close to 150 of which have raised more than $2 million year from venture capitalists,” reads a new report from EHRintelligence.

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Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies - Forbes

Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies - Forbes | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it


Branson: “The biggest tests of my leadership came when I had to choose between selling our record company and saving our airline.


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Dan Forbes's curator insight, July 14, 3:35 AM

A good read...

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How To Curate Content Without Breaking the Rules or Risking of Being Penalized

How To Curate Content Without Breaking the Rules or Risking of Being Penalized | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Google has introduced its new algorithm, Panda 4.0, in an effort to reward high quality, original content in the search engine's rankings. But, this doesn't mean marketers should stop curating

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Frankly I'm sick of jumping through Google hoops that keep moving. But the tips given here are mostly the same as you would give for good, honest blog writing anyway - and that's the key. Forget Google (yes please) and just write about other people's stuff as you would hope they would write about yours :-)

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, July 11, 1:46 AM

An interesting list of  content curation and SEO do's and don'ts in the era of Google Panda 4.0.

Caren Taubman Glasser's curator insight, July 11, 7:31 AM

Great list of Do's and Don'ts when curating content.

Phyllis Smith's curator insight, July 25, 6:31 AM

Google rewards high-quality content.

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Ads on Fire: The Secrets to Viral Marketing - Masters and PhDs

Ads on Fire: The Secrets to Viral Marketing - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The elusive quest to create a truly viral ad campaign is always top of mind for marketers. If an ad or marketing campaign really resonates with the masses, a brand can go from zero to hero in as little as a week. There’s a highly honed craft to creating a viral ad campaign, not the least of which includes insane creativity and total marketing expertise.

 
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Skip the Folly of Meeting for the Sake of Meeting

Skip the Folly of Meeting for the Sake of Meeting | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Whenever I am asked to facilitate a meeting or training session I always ask the purpose of the event. It may surprise you to hear that many people stumble over the answer. 

Somehow we have come to believe that the event in and of itself will resolve our issues or help our businesses. It won’t. In fact it may make people even more frustrated when you assemble them for a meaningless exercise that wastes time and money. Indeed I have often heard staff complain that they would have preferred that the money spent on the retreat be given to them instead! It doesn’t have to be like that however. Properly conceived retreats and meetings can be very useful. Here are some pointers ...

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140815131723-44205469-skip-the-folly-of-meeting-for-the-sake-of-meeting?trk=mp-reader-car

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How Social Media is Threatening Google's Dominance - SiteProNews

How Social Media is Threatening Google's Dominance - SiteProNews | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

There are cracks in the Google armor. Take, for example, their growth rate. In the start-up phase in 1998, the company grew an astronomical 17,000 percent. From 2001-09, growth stabilized around 40-60 percent each year. But starting in 2009, those percentages started to dramatically plummet. In 2012, growth was down to just 10%. Most analysts agree that will drop even more substantically this year. Who on earth could be stealing Google’s audience?

I’ll tell you who isn’t responsible for Google’s slowed growth: Yahoo or Bing. In 2012, Bing held just 4.5 percent of searches, and Yahoo 5.8 percent. While they have their niches and sizable traffic to boast about, Google’s 78 percent search dominance is not even touchable by the other two search companies.

The driving force behind Google’s shaky foundation is social media. 

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...


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Why Google Plus is the antisocial network

Why Google Plus is the antisocial network | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

I really believe one of the issues with Google Plus is that it wasn’t ‘born organically.’ It was thrust upon us as an answer to a question no one was asking. It didn’t have a gestational period, and as such seems artificial. Like a little Android Baby, for lack of a better term.”

The best communities grow organically from the bottom up, from the ground up, developing from small virtual villages into much larger, robust towns then cities. The most effective and persistent communities start off small and then grow according to the needs and interests of its members.

 
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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does - Masters and PhDs

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future.

He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people.

On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer and healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.

There won’t be much work for human beings. Self-driving cars will be commercially available by the end of this decade and will eventually displace human drivers—just as automobiles displaced the horse and buggy—and will eliminate the jobs of taxi, bus, and truck drivers. Drones will take the jobs of postmen and delivery people.

 
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5 Tools to Help Make Your Data Visualization Look Stunning

5 Tools to Help Make Your Data Visualization Look Stunning | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The last few years have brought data visualization deeply into the world of design. It used to take highly technical designers or a team of developers and designers to create data visualizations that were both accurate and beautiful. Recently, several web-based data visualization tools have come out (thanks to D3.js) that lower that barrier to entry so that designers don’t need as many technical skills to be able to build their own beautiful data visualizations. Here are five of those tools, what they do, and how you should use them:

 

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Greater Reach and a Greater Audience with Empire Avenue #empireavenue

Greater Reach and a Greater Audience with Empire Avenue #empireavenue | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

#empireavenue  Getting greater traction for your business is all about content marketing these days. And that means lots of sharing on social networks. But the problem for small businesses is that their own social networks can be rather small. So how can you get a greater reach and a greater audience for your content – and hence for your business?

Of course, you could pay to get Facebook or LinkedIn to promote your posts, or you could pay for Twitter to promote your tweets. But as I found to my cost, your limited budget is soon exhausted by each of these options. A far better proposition is to run “missions” on Empire Avenue in order to get greater exposure for your content.

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The 10 Best Ways to Generate Traffic Without Google - Masters and PhDs

The 10 Best Ways to Generate Traffic Without Google - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The reality is that most small companies will never rank well in Google and are wasting their time focusing on SERPs alone. The days of David beating Goliath in organic search are numbered, at best, and in most cases, nothing but a memory.

If you don’t have the budget to create content and build backlinks better than your competitors, you will not outrank them. If you’re a new entry in a crowded niche, it will be a long time, if ever, before you achieve any meaningful SERPs.

Rather than worry about losing or never having Google organic search traffic, plan for it. No one can afford to rely upon a single traffic source for business. You need multiple streams of traffic as insurance against the inevitable changes in search algorithms.

Here are the 10 best ways to generate traffic without Google ...

 
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Marketing Masters Degrees - Masters and PhDs

Marketing Masters Degrees - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The competitive nature of the worlds financial economies and the advent of international marketing have led to a need for superior strategies to ensure business success, both locally and internationally. A marketing masters program provides corporate professionals with skills that enable them to develop their management and business skills to the advanced level required.

 

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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, July 25, 6:30 AM

Excellent article.

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We Should All Thank Comcast for Teaching The Importance of Culture

We Should All Thank Comcast for Teaching The Importance of Culture | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Ryan and Veronica wanted to cancel their Comcast internet service. As any of us would do, Veronica called the Comcast customer service number. And, as everyone expects these days, she was immediately shunted to “customer retention”. After 10 minutes of frustation, she handed the phone off to Ryan who went an additional eight minutes – but he recorded it.

You don’t have to listen to the whole thing, 30 seconds is plenty. ...

 

http://youtu.be/EUkKN8Yu0us

 

Service reps never have insane conversations like this unless the culture of the company forces them to. I, for one, would love to see the metrics that their call center tracks. I would wager that this rep’s salary is directly impacted by the number of cancellations that happen on his shift – even in situations where he is helpless to effect any change. And he certainly has a checklist and a script that he is accountable to. Why was he so adament about finding out why the customer was cancelling service to the point of ludicrous bullying and harrassment? Because the script says he has to or his wages will be docked. (And, most likely, his supervisor’s pay will be impacted too.)

  
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Do Social Signals relay SEO Scores for Website Rankings

Do Social Signals relay SEO Scores for Website Rankings | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Social signals are like inbound links, more links a site has linking to it, more it is seen by search engines as an authority for higher rankings. #plbkkt

Social signals are similar to the concept of inbound links wherein the more links a site has linking to it, the more it is seen by the search engines as an authority and the higher it will be ranked.Authority of these social signals are determined by sharing quality content in the form of updates, tweets,check-ins, pins, likes & +1sof high influence so that content weight is catalogued by the search engines after fine tuning big data clusters of social indicators that are deemed spam. SourceOfficially no, there is no official proof released or otherwise available that can guarantee or be held as proof to approve the warranty of website rankings determined by social signals.

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Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? [Video]

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? [Video] | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. 

To find out the winners - watch the video :-)

http://stewart-marshall.com/simon-anholt-country-good-world/

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