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Freakonomics » Why Do Some Jobs Pay So Little?

Freakonomics » Why Do Some Jobs Pay So Little? | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
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Hopp-hopp... interesting analysis, business model of fast-food and discount-retail chains was based on low-paying jobs for teenagers and and not very sought after housewifes - 40 years ago... this salary was meant to be an addition to the family income... now more and more educated adults are filling up these jobs, the mid-earner jobs being on the slide... and these salaries are not any more valid  as the main income for a whole family... it's not the low-wage jobs that were changing but rather the people doing them...

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Amazon: Business As Usual? by The New York Public Library

Watch The New York Public Library's Amazon: Business As Usual? on Livestream.com. In April 2014, Amazon and Hachette locked horns in what has become a very public, and still ongoing, battle over contract negotiations. After the online retailer removed the pre-order option, imposed shipping delays, and slashed discounts on the book publisher's titles, the reaction against Amazon was swift and fierce. But the story of the Amazon-Hachette dispute is anything but simple, and raises critical questions about the future of the book publishing industry. What is really at stake for the companies, authors and readers? What larger issues of free-market capitalism and free speech are at play? And what does the Amazon-Hachette dispute reveal about the future of the publishing industry in the age of e-books?

Authors, agents, and publishers take to the LIVE from the NYPL stage to tackle these urgent questions in a conversation moderated by Tina Bennett, literary agent at WME. Guests include: best-selling author James Patterson; Morgan Entrekin, publisher and president of Grove Atlantic; Bob Kohn, attorney and founder of EMusic.com; Tim Wu, law professor and theorist of “net neutrality;” and Danielle Allen, political theorist, author of a new book on the Declaration of Independence and elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
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Well, is the book a commodity? What Amazon.com is doing to the book industry is just '"business as usual"? Is the price the only mentionable property to a book? Will we really perceive if there will be a narrower range of book "products" or is this a phenomenon being already under way and being so subtile it's unrealisable? A very interesting discussion by mainly panicking book publisher... is this a simple technological disruption or is this something more under the skin type of tragedy what we will never really know that has happened when it has already happened? By saying that I admire the services of both the Amazon and the publishers and I think my vote is for the multitude of sources rather than the one possible source... It's dreadful to think about it...

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Is Yellowstone About To Erupt? | I Fucking Love Science

Is Yellowstone About To Erupt? | I Fucking Love Science | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
  Have you seen this video of bison running out of Yellowstone? If you haven’t, here’s a version with dramatic music.   
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Question: whether animals like here the bisons are not better predictor of eruption of volcanos or earth-quake than man with all his very sophisticated measurement systems?

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Arbeitskultur: Wenn die Otto-Gruppe ins Betahaus zieht - manager magazin

Arbeitskultur: Wenn die Otto-Gruppe ins Betahaus zieht - manager magazin | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Letzter Hafen für mittellose kreative Einzelkämpfer oder Keimzelle einer neuen Arbeitskultur? Betreiber so genannter "Coworking Spaces" melden Zulauf. Auch Großunternehmen mieten Schreibtische in den Gemeinschaftsbüros: Sie wollen ihren Talenten eine Alternative zur muffigen Konzernzentrale bieten.

Via Michael Sabah
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Cluboffice, Bétahouse, new emerging terms...

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Do psychiatrists think everyone is crazy? – Joseph M Pierre – Aeon

Do psychiatrists think everyone is crazy? – Joseph M Pierre – Aeon | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?
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No...:-)))

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The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll Rule The Future

The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll  Rule The Future | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it

We’ve become a society that’s data rich and meaning poor. A rise in specialists in all areas - science, math, history, psychology - has resulted in tremendous content. But how valuable is that knowledge without context?

 

Despite the corporate world’s insistence on specialization, the workers most likely to come out on top are generalists - but not just because of their innate ability to adapt to new workplaces, job descriptions or cultural shifts. Instead, according to writer Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries generalists will thrive in a culture where it’s becoming increasingly valuable to know “a little bit about a lot.”

 

Meaning that where you fall on the spectrum of specialist to generalist could be one of the most important aspects of your personality - and your survival in an ever-changing workplace.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Interesting point... generalists will win over specialists because - in the language of Mr. Taleb - they are more antifragile, they can survive in different circumstances while the specialists are "condemned" to the resources of their niches... Good point... I have bought it... it could be a good at rating point also to rethink all the type of educations...

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Lyn Bowker's curator insight, March 16, 4:35 PM

Love this post - having been an extreme generalist for most of my life has enabled me to create new businesses and further  broaden my knowledge....but over the aa LAST 5 years I've dived DEEP into the things I'm MOST passionate about. Now I'm risen to the surface  as one of the few who can take you BROAD & DEEP....

 

I guess that makes me a SPECIALIST GENERALIST by nature. That's what has finally empowered me to call myself a TEACHER, MENTOR & INSPIRATIONAL BUSINESS COACH. 

 

I can't tell you how HARD it is to proclaim this. I'm coming OUT

My story isn't pretty but it got me here and for that I am so grateful. 

ASG's curator insight, March 16, 10:49 PM

This is certainly becoming an essential trait to have.

SITKOWSKA Marta's curator insight, March 18, 2:59 AM

"...  because a single-minded person can’t predict variables they don’t know anything about" 

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THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2013 [SLIDE DECK]

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2013 [SLIDE DECK] | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
A presentation by Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.
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Well, phablets, tablets, smart phones, plethora of all the dings we use... and how most probably we will use them in the near future...

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The Future of Marketing | Social Media Today

The Future of Marketing | Social Media Today | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Do you realize just how much is changing right now? I promise you that it’s bigger than you think. And your role in this is also much grander than you know or believe.

Via Tanya Smith
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This is about putting the public back in public relations and social in social media and that has nothing to do tools or technology we overly celebrate today. Slow down. Take a breath.

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Tanya Smith's curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:34 AM

Good article on evaluating how you market your brand to encourage thinking forward.

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Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later — in 2014

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About What the World Will Look 50 Years Later — in 2014 | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder what the world would look like 50 years hence -- assuming the world...
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Let's see how Mr. (honorary) "Seldon" (Isaac Asimov) had seen the trends for 2014 in 1964... remarkable...

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The Technology Megatrends Changing the World

The Technology Megatrends Changing the World | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
The pace and scale of technological progress is set to play a greater role than ever before in shaping the world we inhabit over the coming years.Geopolitical, social and economic forces will, of
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Quick overview a out the seeable trends...

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One Second on the Internet

One Second on the Internet | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
A visual display of the data being uploaded every second.
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What about this?

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Megatrends infographic - What's new - CIPD

Megatrends infographic - What's new - CIPD | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Megatrends infographic
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"Trends shaping work and working lives" - On the UK work market (a July 2013 Report) - Very interesting and not only for the UK -  in our "flat World"...:-)))

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A Lost Generation | The Big Picture

A Lost Generation | The Big Picture | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
A Lost Generation By John Mauldin July 27, 2013   An Ugly Secular Trend in Part-Time Work The Emergence of a US Underclass A Lost Generation Maine,
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Now, it's an interesting review about the American employment situation... there ar numerous american specialty but I think several general trends are also seeable... e.g. the soaring of the number of the temporary jobs, the opening gap between the most poor and the most rich, the lagging increase of employment parallel to the economic recovery (the companies want to be more resilient, they more slowly build up new staff), and so on... 

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Creation Curation Tomato Tomato

Creation Curation Tomato Tomato | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
In 2007, I sat on the patio at the Driskill Hotel with Dan Fost, who was covering SXSW for the SF Chron. He was writing a story on what print could learn from the scrappy 'web 2.0' world filled wit...
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Change of trend?

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Business Trends 2014

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Deloitte's "Business Trends 2014: Navigating the next wave of globalization” explores nine trends that are currently reshaping the business environment, driven by long-term, potentially irreversible, shifts in the global economy.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Let's see a one year trend...:-)))

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Nina Lappalainen's curator insight, May 2, 11:10 PM

Mielenkiintoista luettavaa. 

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Letterman Revolutionized Late Night. Ellen’s the Perfect Replacement to Revolutionize It Again.

Letterman Revolutionized Late Night. Ellen’s the Perfect Replacement to Revolutionize It Again. | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
David Letterman, the original late-night anarchist, is retiring. In 2015 he will abdicate CBS’s Late Show, the show that once served as his consolation prize but has since turned into a running critique of its rival, The Tonight Show. Who should replace him? Should someone replace him? Some have argued...
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A sort of review on late night television...  now Dave is going too after Jay and comes Ellen, after Jimmy... how the whole thing evolved and where it is now...

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Great article... like it...:-))) teachers as guides... yessss...

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Physicists find evidence of cosmic inflation

Physicists find evidence of cosmic inflation | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
The BICEP2 experiment has detected signs of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background radiation, with big implications for the theory of cosmic inflation.
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Well, then, the Universe is expanding... it might even true that Brooklyn too, it's expanding too...:-)))

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Forget Samsung and Apple. This is the future..

Forget Samsung and Apple. This is the future.. | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Click to watch the video and write a comment...
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I like this very much... interesting to learn whether it can gain momentum... it's against the "buy brand new each year" trend...

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Is game theory nothing but a fable?

from Lars Syll One of the world’s most renowned game theorists – Ariel Rubinstein – gives his — affirmative — answer in this interview (emphasis added): What are the applications of game theory for...
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Hmmm... interesting... so, game theory - which is based on abstract modeling just like economics - is just the same crap as economics? If a famous game-theoreticien says that...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 23, 2013 1:28 PM

This is interesting. Anything abstract has to show some concrete, lived worth or it is not valid.

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Future of Books (and eBooks) May Be Via Subscriptions

Future of Books (and eBooks) May Be Via Subscriptions | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
The launch of eBook subscription service Oyster has set the proverbial cat among the pigeons in the publishing world.  Publishers and authors are frantically trying to work out just what on-demand ...

Via Robin Good
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Very down-to-earth analysis about the near future of the book industry...

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Robin Good's comment, September 22, 2013 12:39 AM
Rodrick: print books are here to stay for quite some time still, as there will be, like in your case, always some demand for this unique medium. Print publishers will have to reorganize and rethink their business strategy to remain profitable.
Ghouti Kerzabi's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:19 PM

Le lancement du Livre abonnement Oyster de service a mis le chat proverbial parmi les pigeons dans le monde de l'édition. Editeurs et auteurs sont frénétiquement essayer de travailler sur tout ce que la demande ...

chen kc's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:40 PM

http://www.staged.com/video?v=WQce like this video content...i like this....great visualise...subscription...?

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Now & Next: Future of Engagement

The report highlights the ten most important frontiers that will define the future of engagement for marketers, entrepreneurs and changemakers: Crowdfunding, Behavior Change Games, Collaborative Social Innovation, Grassroots Change Movements,...
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New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed

New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
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Wow... - Who are the "zombies" and what is the "academia"? Well, academia are the universities and the zombies, the not-dead are most of the students and the faculty members... the article is an interview with the authors of the book... Why? "The book's contributors find zombies lurking around every corner: students concerned solely with getting through and making the grade, faculty members deadened by the corporatization of the university and the erosion of traditional faculty jobs, systems and processes within the university thaht have long since outlived their original purpose but that endlessley perpetuate themselves..."  Really heavy stuff... almost nobody is really caring about the original purpose of the universities which were once "the temples of knowledge". They all now playing "university"...

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Freakonomics » Why Do Some Jobs Pay So Little?

Freakonomics » Why Do Some Jobs Pay So Little? | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
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Hopp-hopp... interesting analysis, business model of fast-food and discount-retail chains was based on low-paying jobs for teenagers and and not very sought after housewifes - 40 years ago... this salary was meant to be an addition to the family income... now more and more educated adults are filling up these jobs, the mid-earner jobs being on the slide... and these salaries are not any more valid  as the main income for a whole family... it's not the low-wage jobs that were changing but rather the people doing them...

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Meet the Animats

Meet the Animats | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
Here is the story of how simple video-game creatures evolved a memory. These simple creatures were devised by a group of scientists to study life's complexity. There are lots of ways to define comp...
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Well, it's worth to see this... a research modelling about evolutionary selection and complexity of the brain... I'm not saying that I full nderstand this but the two small videos comparing the smartness of the 2th and the 600th generations of animats are simply amazing... I'm still not out of the touch...:-)))

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God and mammon

God and mammon | Trends, directions, future... | Scoop.it
THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has resolved to set up new not-for-profit credit unions to compete with pay day lenders, companies who offer...
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Interesting...

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