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Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help

Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
MOOCs and online education are a technology with potentially revolutionary implications—but without a precise plan for realizing that potential.

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Can Social Collaboration Work in Business?

Can Social Collaboration Work in Business? | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
Social media has become so prevalent in our lives, most of us would
hardly bat an eye if our parents opened a Facebook or Twitter account.

You might even call it normal to have such an account.

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How A Culture Of Learning Makes Teams More Productive

How A Culture Of Learning Makes Teams More Productive | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

Make it okay to ask questions

 

“We have weekly Q&A sessions where the whole company comes together. This was true when we were 20 people and it’s true now when we’re closer to 100. People can ask questions of [CEO Adam D'Angelo], of other managers, or each other. It's really about being encouraging of what people what to know about in the company.

 

The second area is making it okay to ask outside. We feel comfortable consulting with other companies we might have some connections with, where they might have similar challenges, where we might learn if we share best practices with each other. An example: Recently, we hosted a roundtable where startups came to Quora to talk about infrastructure. A lot of us use Amazon Web Services and we were starting to think about how we could improve cost. We wanted to learn from bigger companies and smaller companies what they had taken on."

 


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Kesiena Okooboh's curator insight, September 18, 2014 5:42 PM

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Qiufang Chen's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:06 AM

This article is give us four ideas of been  learnt more productive as a team from other culture. Ask questions is good and to be encouraged  to do it. And trust people can learn whether where they belong to the   Culture, investing people to learn. Other idea is that creating the opportunity  to help the team to learn, and able to get feedback from people very fast and efficiently. The process of getting data includes running experiences, getting data, getting feedback and tackling the problems. Finally the important factor of culture learning is that learning to prioritize proper.

 

All of those ideas show that the team have an attitude of dealing prioritized questions and data throughout the culture learning.

it is also about the two channels of communications in the team to better serve a company been more productive.

John Michel's curator insight, September 20, 2014 9:18 AM

You can’t really learn in a vacuum--the more opportunities you have to practice, the more you can learn. One big aspect for that is making sure you have the ability to get feedback really quickly.

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Learn about the open source cloud | Opensource.com

Learn about the open source cloud | Opensource.com | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
We take a look at some of the best free online learning materials for getting your start with the open source cloud across a variety of topics, from programming to systems infrastructure to business.

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, September 11, 2014 4:15 AM

Get a head start with the opensource‬ cloud with these free courses from places like coursera.orgCodecademy, and edX.

Gabrielle Morse's curator insight, September 11, 2014 6:28 AM

The cloud is a big place. There's no one technology, no one source of information, and no one topic that can cover everything.

Enrique Lazcorreta's curator insight, September 12, 2014 1:28 AM

Gestionar, programar, administrar... cuánto nos queda por aprender.

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Are Companies Ready to Finally Kill Email?

Are Companies Ready to Finally Kill Email? | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

Too many companies have installed social media and collaboration tools but have not truly implemented them into the fabric of how they work, argues the author of The Plugged-In Manager. Many people have said that email is where good ideas go to die.

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11 Inspirational Quotes from the Top CEOs of the Modern Business World

Learning from the successes of today can be vital to the successes of tomorrow. Get a head start with these inspirational quotes and tips from today's top busi…

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How are mobile consumers transforming travel? #Infographic

How are mobile consumers transforming travel? #Infographic | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
Around 30 million people are hunting for travel content every month, exclusively on mobile, according to new research from Somo.

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The 'Recombinant' Nature of Digital Innovations - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The 'Recombinant' Nature of Digital Innovations - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
The 'Recombinant' Nature of Digital Innovations
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s Internet Division in the mid-late 1990s, when we developed our e-business strategy, succinctly captured by the tagline Web + IT.
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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:17 AM

True... good selection...:-)))

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:26 PM

An essential checklist of the present and, for some, the future of work. How many items are you already implementing?

Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:21 PM

The pace is faster than we have the ability to adapt.  Accelerated, self-directed learning will become the new norm.

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Finding: Collaborative Economy Startups and Social Networks Intertwined | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Finding: Collaborative Economy Startups and Social Networks Intertwined | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

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Digital Transformation: What it is and how to get there

Digital Transformation: What it is and how to get there. Authored by Econsultancy CEO Ashley Friedlein, this presentation on the topic of 'Digital Transformati…

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Emma Sands's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:43 AM

Key: "Hire for culture / personality: digital skills can be taught". I'd add, don't believe all the "experts" you hear along the way.  Excellent presentation - it's all down to the leadership.

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25 Underrated Books on Persuasion, Influence, and Understanding Human Behavior

25 Underrated Books on Persuasion, Influence, and Understanding Human Behavior | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.
I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and yourself) than that. The more you know about how people tick, the better.

The problem is that when looking for new reads, lists are often populated with books that everybody already knows about.  A few underrated suggestions that you won’t see on most bookshelves.

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The Business of Behavioral Economics

The Business of Behavioral Economics | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

You've done everything—endured diets, purged your freezer of Ben & Jerry's, and educated yourself on fat, sugar, and calories. Yet, you can't manage to lose weight.

 

What's wrong with you? According to standard economic theory, which gives humans (perhaps too much) credit for making rational choices, those efforts should be enough to change your behavior. If you know the consequences but still get fat, you must want to be overweight.

 

“Losing $100 is more painful than gaining $100 is pleasurable”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:46 PM

Leslie John and Michael Norton explore how behavioral economics can help people overcome bad habits and change for the better.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 13, 2014 10:00 PM

Interesting article on how behavioural economics can lead to behaviour change.

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Buy Experiences, Not Things

Buy Experiences, Not Things | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.

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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 9:32 AM

The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."


ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 20, 2014 4:39 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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New horizons: health care industry report 2014 E&Y

New horizons: health care industry report 2014 E&Y | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

In this edition of New Horizons, we examine how the US health care system is moving from volume to value. n the consumer world, value is a familiar concept. Consumers tend to equate good value with products of the highest quality for the lowest price. When applied to health care, however, value is more complex, as the consumer — from patients and providers to payers and purchasers, and the product — patient outcomes, can vary widely. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an organization that has studied the issue closely, value is in the eye of the beholder, representing different things to different stakeholders:

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Guru Hospitals's curator insight, September 12, 2014 12:33 AM

In Guru Hospitals,We are doing a better treatment for Obesity solution.Mainly foccused on Fat burning treatments based on Laparoscopic treatmeents.For more details and Enquiry contact us through Our website here, guruhospitals.com/

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New horizons: health care industry report 2014 E&Y
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Aligning strategy with culture

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Whether the strategic focus is to respond swiftly to customer needs or to achieve manufacturing excellence, organisational culture is an important enabler in achieving business success. There is little consensus, however, on what culture actually means. In our view, culture is what beliefs and values people share. It is the glue which holds people together and determines how they respond or behave. Culture serves as a source of competitive advantage because of this perspective.

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Jonas Schlyter's curator insight, September 9, 2014 4:56 PM

You have to understand the importance of culture to gain competitive advantages, and you must align the culture with your strategy. And, you must have in mind that the culture is not tangible, except for the artifacts which are results of the influence of all key elements (e.g. strategy, people, processes, sturcture and rewards) of an organization and its environment.

 

By making changes in the key elements you can influence changes in the culture. But first I recommend you to understand what culture you have and want culture you want. With help by models describing different cultures you can get support and inspiration when analyzing the current culture and defining a new culture vision. Spiral Dynamics is an interesting and dynamic model of human development and development of social network, society or company.

 

Keep also in mind that

1. Organizational culture is optimized only when the key elements are aligned and cooperate to influence to desired behaviour of its members

2. Influencing a culture is a process that takes time and makes demand on distinct and consistent leadership

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, September 9, 2014 6:01 PM

Culture transformation is crucial to the success of change within the organization!

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Management intuition for the next 50 years | McKinsey & Company

Management intuition for the next 50 years | McKinsey & Company | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Why Are Millennials So Fickle with Brand Loyalty?

Why Are Millennials So Fickle with Brand Loyalty? | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

There have been numerous articles written on the topic of millennials, with emerging focus given on how millennial adults are disrupting the corporate workforce. The New York Times recently published an article ‘Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials’, and the unanimous concern by marketers was the apparent lack of brand loyalty.  A generation that has more choices open to them than any generation before them, it has made it more difficult for marketers to predict their consumer behaviour patterns. McDonald’s Global Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook described Millennials as:

 

“Promiscuous in their brand loyalty…it makes it harder work for all of us to earn the loyalty of the millennial generation."


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How to Close the Startup Gender Gap - Wall Street Journal

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Crowdsourcing gains enterprise credibility - ZDNet

Crowdsourcing gains enterprise credibility - ZDNet | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
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Estimates from researcher Massolution sized the crowdfunding economy at approximately $5.1 billion in 2013, with projections of almost $90 billion by 2025.
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Corporations Will Emulate Collaborative Economy Startups | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Corporations Will Emulate Collaborative Economy Startups | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

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Big problems take wisdom: It's time to start investing in older entrepreneurs - VentureBeat

Big problems take wisdom: It's time to start investing in older entrepreneurs - VentureBeat | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it
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How Startup Funding Really Works (Infographic)

Not sure if you should take on outside funding? Check out this example that shows exactly what happens to your ownership stake when you do.
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Too Late To Start? Why Success Doesn't Have An Expiration Date

Too Late To Start? Why Success Doesn't Have An Expiration Date | Business strategy & startups | Scoop.it

Does success really have an expiration date? Is there an actual deadline you have to meet before you cant be successful? And if you answered yes to all of these questions, whats the best age to succeed? Let me break it down for you; time has, with no exceptions what so ever, no expiration date. It’s never too early to start a venture. It’s never too late to become great. Whatever rationalized concept or idea you have, imagining that there is a strict correlation between age and success, forget about it! Because at the end of the day success is what we all strive for and the only people who “cant” achieve it, are the ones who put up imaginary barriers between them and their goal.


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Patience's curator insight, August 15, 2014 5:31 PM

 

Bettina Gifford's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:01 PM

You just need to recognise your skills can be transferred..

John Leith's curator insight, August 17, 2014 8:05 PM

Most people who are successful try try and try again.

If we were all to fall over at the first hurdle, nothing would be achieved.

Some of the worlds super brands didn't enjoy great success the first time around.

John Leith 

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