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Half an Hour: A Few Words on ePortfolios

Half an Hour: A Few Words on ePortfolios | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

On the one hand, the portfolio may focus predominately on learning and reflection. Such a portfolio may come to resemble a student's journal or sketchbook.  On the other hand, the portfolio may be used primarily for evaluation and assessment, becoming more a documentation of achievement that a personal workspace. As Barrett notes, the former model focuses on the ePortfolio as process, while the latter contemplates the ePortfolio as product.


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flea palmer's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:32 AM

Interesting post by Stephen Downes about the different functions of e-portfolios. Downes believes that in the future students will need to manage their online learning records and products, while linking to a range of services such as YouTube and Flickr. He links to an interesting project at University of Mary Washington which encourages students to create their own 'web presence' independently from any service providers. 

Luis Miguel Claudio's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:29 AM

Reflexión de Stephen Downes sobre la importancia de los e-portfolios, entendido como proceso y como producto. Concluye con la idea que que en el futuro serán equivalentes a las actuales certificaciones.

Como siempre, muy interesante.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:09 PM

This is clearly defined as e-documentation of learning maintained within a e-portfolio.

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6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Always Do

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Always Do | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Much debate surrounds the notion that an entrepreneur is born with innate entrepreneurial abilities. Many believe that specific genes are present in all successful entrepreneurs.

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3 (More) Reasons Why Everyone Will Need To Become An Entrepreneur

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Given the way the world of work is going, you MUST be prepared to go out on your own.
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Comment on Why digital strategies fail… by Digitale | Pearltrees

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Should I startup? Mumbai entrepreneurs say yes - Daily News & Analysis

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Should I startup? Mumbai entrepreneurs say yes
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In this day and age there really isn't any stock in MBAs and Master's degrees anymore; everyone has one.
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What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

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Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you.

 

Conceptually, these programs--once called "intrapreneurships," a term now generally considered outdated--are not new. Think of them as incubators or accelerators, developing potentially profitable ideas and offering supportive environments for entrepreneurs--only within the confines of a big company.



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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
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What Kind of Leader Are You?

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Your employees might have you pegged, but how well do you know yourself?


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Nadia Edwards-Dashti's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:20 AM

Great infographic we should all take something from!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:35 PM

¿Te conoces bien como líder?

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:54 AM

Go ahead take the test and se where you land... you might surprise yourself...

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The secrets of self-made millionaires - Sydney Morning Herald

The secrets of self-made millionaires - Sydney Morning Herald | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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The secrets of self-made millionaires
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... build a healthy business to the tune of seven-figures a year? Someone who knows is Peter Moriarty, the founder of IT consultancy firm itGenius.
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Business is Human

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Early in my career I thought that everything in business was a system or a process. However I soon worked out that there are no rules in business, there is no system. Just a bunch of people trying...


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I understand that equation ;)

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Morag Barrett's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:53 PM
This is a fantastic post that sums up why I do what I do and why I am writing a book about this. People matter!
David Hain's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:09 AM

Excellent!

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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals Eight Secrets of Success in Managing Teams

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If you had a chance to interview him, what would you ask the man who many regard as the best coach in the history of European football, and perhaps sports as a whole? I can imagine many fans have

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David Hain's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:39 AM

I liked number 8 -"Most people with my kind of track record don't look to change. But I always felt I couldn't afford not to change."


A list that 's a little bit different to the usual ones - and you can't argue with the track record...

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Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work!

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I reckon every office or workplace has one of those people that are just full of jargon-ridden management drivel. Does this kind of 'management speak' remind you of someone at your work place: &quot
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How to Have a Personal Life Once Startup Fever Sets In

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That constant smartphone glow is just not that flattering. When you work for yourself, it can be excruciating to put it down. But you can find time to live a...
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Freelancing after graduation? Here’s what to expect

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First off, big shout out to all of the graduates who are graduating high school and college this month!

While most high school graduates will be attending college in the fall, college ...
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An old one but a good one!

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4 Business Lessons to Learn From Miley Cyrus (No, Really) - PARADE

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4 Business Lessons to Learn From Miley Cyrus (No, Really)
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It's time that Miley Cyrus got some good press, don't you think so? Unfortunately, I'm not sure she's going to do that for herself anytime soon.
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Keeping Morale Cooking When Your Team is Here, There and Everywhere

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If you’re a manager of a team that primarily works remotely, you’re not alone: the number of employees who work away from a central office is increasing, and is projected to continue …
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Lateral Organizations

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The lateral organization needs trust and a strong culture to work. Any crisis can knock a lateral high-involvement firm back into hierarchical mode. Lateral may be better, but if it is inherently unstable we cannot expect it to become the norm.


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Bodies & bums cost money can you go virtual?

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It is a startup business and the proposal is to increase headcount by 4-6 in Q1. This in itself isn’t odd however what so many new start businesses forget is the hidden costs of staff.
In this case:
Bodies
You have the recruitment costs.
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Here's Why Young People Are Startup Chumps - Forbes

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Here's Why Young People Are Startup Chumps Forbes Young people often struggle in the startup world, due to their propensity to “fail fast” while “pivoting often.” The flurry of continuous, multitasked activities masks the fact that these young...
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7 Really Simple Tips To Manage Your Files And Folders On Google Drive

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Sometimes it is easy to disregard something that’s available and accessible for free. Google Drive fits that bill. It’s there connected like a relationship to whatever we do with Google.

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Big Data a Big Deal for SMEs

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On my birthday this year, I received several birthday emails.
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How Startup Funding Works - a great infographic - FundedByMe Blog

How Startup Funding Works - a great infographic - FundedByMe Blog | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Here is startup funding explained in a beautiful infographic - from idea to IPO - courtesy of the Funders and Founders blog site.

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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:22 PM

Very well !

Thanks

Gary Bamford's comment, September 15, 2013 2:09 AM
Brilliant - watch our for the 'orange' though ;)
Raph J.'s curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:27 PM

The ABCs of Startup Funding

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Management - Do you run your business or does it run you?

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One of the risks of running a business, especially as a soloist, is that it will take over your life. Here are four key ways to mitigate the risks.

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John Wade: pragmatic support for law firm leaders's curator insight, September 12, 2013 8:08 AM

Good advice. I know many small and micro business owners who are prepared to sacrifice that which is outside their business, for the sake of what should be happening inside their business.

 

Following any (all?) of thse will help mitigate what might otherwise be costly...

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Many if not most small business leaders are too busy creating business to effectively manage their business.Others simply are not good managers which is not a prerequisite for owning a business.In either case ,this results in a reactive management style as opposed to a proactive approach based on planning.Even in large corporations where actual management is delegated to the various members of the executive team,leadership can fall prey to the same challenges as they become too focused on producing projected results for their shareholders rather than actually managing the business.In such cases,the  business seems to take on a life of  its own In which its leaders are forced to react rather than manage.This can be avoided with foresight and careful planing for all foreseeable risks.

EZIA's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:13 AM

No matter what anyone thinks about being a solo entrepreneur - you're still accountable for the productivity of your business and you will still wear the many hats it takes to have a successful business.  Don't think its a 9 to 5 job - as a business owner - you're always "on".

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Engineering degrees pay off best by far

Engineering degrees pay off best by far | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Citing a report by CIBC economists on the earnings of people with a post-secondary education compared to those without, an editorial in the latest edition of Maclean's magazine says: "While the average degree holder may see a 30 per cent...
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Consulting engineering anyone?

 

Link to the report is worth another click ;)

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10 Quotes All Entrepreneurs Should Memorize

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Life can be tough. As my mother used to wryly remind me, “No one gets out alive.” We all have plenty of less-than-perfect moments. Not even the most gifted, telegenic and charming people
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