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tom cockburn's curator insight, May 17, 2015 3:20 PM

Bound to be someting of interest here

Abdelkadous Amrani's curator insight, November 9, 2015 7:52 PM

Transportation 

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Google brings Lens AI to Google Assistant on Pixel Smartphones

Google brings Lens AI to Google Assistant on Pixel Smartphones | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Google today announced that its Lens AI is being rolled out for Google Assistant in Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Lens uses computer vision to do things like detect landmarks or extract phone numbers, email addresses, and text from real-world objects like billboards or marquees. Lens can also scan barcodes and recognize video games, movies, books, and other works of art.

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Waqas ALi's curator insight, November 22, 6:20 AM

Through Banner Ad Design is the best way to increase traffic to your websites.

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How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.

 

Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive.

 

Here are ten simple yet effective tips to help you de-clutter your mind in no time.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 21, 4:35 PM

Just like your closet, your mind needs regular spring cleaning too in order to stay productive and happy. Try these ten powerful tips to clean up your mind clutter and feel the difference!

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 22, 12:17 AM

Prioritizing is a great way to proactively take charge of your life

Aiden Maxwell's comment, Today, 1:18 AM
I actually need this.
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How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.

 

Consider when you’re working on a project and get a call from a friend. You know you need to finish your work, but you feel rude for not talking when you technically could. Or think about when you’re planning your daily to-do list, but also need to decide when you’ll squeeze in your personal commitments. Taking the time to put a few loads of laundry in the washer midday can seem like a quick task — until you find yourself making up that work time late at night. In the end, it’s never entirely clear when you’re really “on” or “off.”


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2:08 PM
This is of personal interest to me, as I do most of my work at home.
Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 21, 5:08 AM

I am a recent 'work from home' person (when I am not out with clients) . This confirms what I found. Be clear whether you are working or not. Our spouses , partners and children need to know which mode we are in - So do we!

 

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 22, 4:10 PM
This is it if your reviewing at home
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Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People

Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

As leaders, most of us would like to imagine that we have all the answers. But we’re constantly faced with new and disruptive challenges that we have no idea how to solve. As we turn to our teams to help us develop innovative solutions, there’s nothing more disappointing than seeing them come back to you with mediocre ideas and lackluster execution.

 

It’s not that your team is wrong. It’s just that they are stuck in the loop of status quo. So, as a leader, you crave new talent with new ideas to drive your team forward. The good news is that the problem may not be that your team doesn’t have the ability to step up to the shifting challenges and expectations of leadership. Instead, you may just need to find a new way to unleash the leadership promise they already have. This means bringing the untapped potential of individuals and teams to the surface, activating it and accelerating development through opportunities and exposure.

 

Here are some of the ways you might be overlooking potential on your team:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 16, 5:04 PM

If you want to unleash the potential of your team, you must look at the big picture.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 18, 7:48 AM

Get outside of yourself and challenge current thinking on finding potential in your people.

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AI is changing how Investors develop Successful Strategies

AI is changing how Investors develop Successful Strategies | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology has changed our lives in countless ways — there are more smartphones and other mobile devices in use in the United States and its territories than the entire population of the country, and we are just on the cusp of seeing driverless cars on our roads and highways. As the field of artificial intelligence continues to grow and improve, it too is poised to make radical changes in nearly every industry and sector of business — especially in investing.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 15, 4:16 AM

Not a surprise, but yet go figure

Mubashir Hussain's curator insight, November 16, 2:32 AM

Banner ad design is a powerful way to promote your business.

Waqas ALi's curator insight, November 20, 6:37 AM

Custom Logo design services are playing important role in the field of business and marketing most of the companies recognized by their logo.

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Experimental tech 'smells' Disease on Breath

Experimental tech 'smells' Disease on Breath | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Na-Nose, an experimental technology, smells and identifies the chemical composition of a person's breath and can diagnose up to 17 diseases, scientists say.

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Jean-Christophe Lévêque's curator insight, November 13, 1:48 PM

Une techno expérimentale pour détecter des maladies par voie respiratoire #MBAMCI

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Despite a Las Vegas Crash, Self-Driving Shuttle Buses Could Be the Future

Despite a Las Vegas Crash, Self-Driving Shuttle Buses Could Be the Future | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
At least when it comes to moving people around the suburbs.

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Mubashir Hussain's curator insight, November 13, 6:16 AM

Kool Design Maker is professional graphics designing company which provides banner ad design in the USA.

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5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting

5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Team brainstorming seems like a good idea--at least, on paper. What usually happens is this: the company is experiencing a tough problem that no single person seems able to solve, so someone decides that more minds means more processing power, and before you know it you're all gathered in the conference room.

 

One or two people churn out bad idea after bad idea, while everyone else stares at the wall or multitasks. There are no major breakthroughs and most of you are irritated at the waste of time.

 

Sound familiar? Why is this such a problem?


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 20, 7:31 AM

ideas to develop cutting edge ideas and leaning 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, November 20, 5:25 PM
Simple but true.
Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 22, 4:29 AM
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Imagine a world…open culture, open licensing

Imagine a world…open culture, open licensing | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Fred Saunderson and Gill Hamilton argue that open licensing is an affordable and realistic means to enable active, engaged reuse of cultural material by all, as they introduce their new book, Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage.

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The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Most companies have articulated their purpose — the reason they exist. But very few have made that purpose a reality for their organizations.

 

Consider Nokia. Before the iPhone was introduced, in 2007, Nokia was the dominant mobile phone maker with a clearly stated purpose — “Connecting people” — and an aggressive strategy for sustaining market dominance. Seeking to extend its technological edge (particularly in miniaturization), it acquired more than 100 startup companies while pursuing a vast portfolio of research and product development projects. In 2006 alone, Nokia introduced 39 new mobile-device models. Few imagined that this juggernaut, brandishing vast resources with such steely determination, could be quickly brought down.

 

In retrospect, it seems inevitable. Nokia was so immersed in executing its strategy that it lost sight of its purpose. When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone as “a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use,” Apple started “connecting people” at astounding new levels. Nokia’s purpose had been co-opted, making its myriad strengths irrelevant. The once-dominant Nokia soon lost much of its market cap and was eventually acquired by Microsoft.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 6, 4:49 PM

SpaceX, Nestlé, and Apple all do it.

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Need Creative Inspiration? Do Something Boring

Need Creative Inspiration? Do Something Boring | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Doctors use the “universal pain assessment tool” to measure how uncomfortable their patients are. It’s a simple mechanism made up of smiley (and sad) faces. At one end of the spectrum is “pain free,” and on the other is “unimaginable, unspeakable pain,” with “tolerable” and “utterly horrible” falling in between. It’s not terribly scientific, but the tool helps medical professionals download your pain data from a little chip in your brain, so to speak, making it one of the best and fastest assessments at doctors’ disposal.

It’s not just pain that’s difficult to quantify–so is the human experience generally. But researchers have devised tools to study other mushy concepts, too, including creativity. And in the process we’ve learned there’s at least one thing that tends to nudge people into measurably more creative thinking: boredom.

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Mokhtar Sahraoui's curator insight, November 5, 10:48 PM
Need Creative Inspiration? Do Something Boring
 
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 6, 12:56 AM

Participants were asked to leave their phones out of sight while in transit, including ignoring any impulse to walk and text, etc... This helped clear their minds for creative ideas. So the next time you’re getting coffee, as you slowly make your way to the front of the queue, just let your mind wander instead of scrolling Instagram or checking email.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 6, 3:25 PM

Clearing our minds creates the environment for creativity. Meditators will vouch for this.

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6 Ways You Can Cultivate a Healthy and High-Performing Culture

6 Ways You Can Cultivate a Healthy and High-Performing Culture | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Companies want to be profitable and maximize their performance and impact both in the world and within their industry.

 

With that said, accomplishing those feats starts with cultivating a culture to allow those things to happen which starts with a priority on employee well-being.

 

Culture is important -- it affects engagement, mindset, reputation, recruitment of talent, and well being. When looking to cultivate a healthy and high performing culture, start by emphasizing these six points:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 2, 6:15 PM

A companies success lies in the vitality of their workforce.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 7, 12:51 AM

When you equip your employees to think like an entrepreneur, you're giving them the autonomy to look for opportunities and solutions outside the norm.

Mubashir Hussain's curator insight, November 9, 5:05 AM

Kool Design Maker is professional banner ad design and graphics designing products company.

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How to measure the effectiveness of your social media campaigns  

How to measure the effectiveness of your social media campaigns   | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
By Annabelle Short, who is a writer and blogger. Annabelle writes for Content Blossom and splits her time between London and Los Angeles. Annabelle has worked with many companies providing guidance and advice on finance related topics.

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6 Steps to Convert Loyal Customers Into Enthused Brand Ambassadors

6 Steps to Convert Loyal Customers Into Enthused Brand Ambassadors | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
The best way to get more customers is to be introduced by your current customers.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 22, 7:54 PM

 

Every small business owner needs referrals to help drive their business forward, and the best referrals you can receive, are word of mouth referrals. Your existing customers, can be your greatest source of word of mouth referrals, provided you can convert them into enthusiastic brand ambassadors. To find out how to create brand ambasadors for your business, a quick read of this article, should provide enough guidance to get you started.

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thanks for writing such a great article
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Why a Google office simply does not work for Everybody

Why a Google office simply does not work for Everybody | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
The open plan office versus closed debate rages on, and rather than running out of steam in the face of all of the evidence and reasoned argument put forward one one side or the other by many industry thought-leaders, it seems to have nine lives. Those grand and ground-breaking  new offices occupied by the world’s …

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Waqas ALi's curator insight, November 21, 6:32 AM

banner ad design is a major part of marketing and providing traffic on the website.

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The 10 Laws of Visual Content Marketing - Updated 

The 10 Laws of Visual Content Marketing - Updated  | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
When we published the new laws of visual content in March 2015, brands were just waking up to the power of visual content. Unfortunately, far too many good brands were getting it wrong. Yes, they were experimenting and learning through trial and error, but we wanted to remove the guesswork. So, we put together the …

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 19, 7:06 PM

 

Online marketing has rapidly evolved over recent years, and where once the words  reigned supreme, visual content is what now drives engagement. If your business is relying more and more on online channels for lead generation, then understanding visual content marketing is important, to the future success of your business. This good article, outlines 10 laws of visual content marketing, that applied in your business, should assist in your online lead generation activities.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 20, 7:32 PM
Lot of valuable insights in this to help make online more meaningful. I suspect will help next big thing which I predict is a revolution in in person
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10 Creative Ways to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Small Business

10 Creative Ways to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Small Business | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Learn how entrepreneurs have boosted their company’s reputation and sales, with the help of content marketing.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 16, 11:55 PM

 

Reluctance to engage your potential customers, by way of providing them with valuable content tailored to their specific needs, can actually stymie the growth of your business. Often, what stops business owners from adopting a content marketing strategy, is a lack of inspiration caused by doubting if the effort involved will pay off. This short article, shares 10 ways other business owners have creatively used content marketing to grow their businesses, and one of these may provide inspiration to you to engage in content marketing for your business.

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Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

While clear-cut introverts and extroverts may be few and far between–with most people falling somewhere on the “ambiversion” spectrum–there is such a thing as an “entrepreneurial personality,” broadly speaking. That doesn’t mean all successful entrepreneurs are the same, of course. But for all the personality traits they don’t have in common, there are a few core characteristics successful founders share–and some of those traits are more obvious than others.

 

After all, whenever you read about or personally encounter a successful entrepreneur, you’re observing only the surface of where they are in the present moment. These are some of the more decisive internal qualities that drive founders’ success, no matter which qualities they outwardly project.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 14, 4:57 PM

No matter how their personalities appear to others, entrepreneurs all possess a few key, inner characteristics.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 15, 12:50 AM

The better you’re able to communicate with others and form strong connections, the better you’ll navigate stressful, emotionally trying experiences.

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 15, 1:37 PM
Let your integrity be the understanding that moves your progress along
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Project Loon has restored internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico

Project Loon has restored internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Project Loon has restored internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico who were left without service after the recent hurricane.

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21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday

21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Really, you should do these all the time.

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christopher jounos's curator insight, November 9, 10:15 PM
Small business Saturday 
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5 Ways to Support Faculty who Teach with Emerging Technologies

5 Ways to Support Faculty who Teach with Emerging Technologies | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
"We must support both sides of the chasm." - Phil Hill As online and blended learning reshapes the landscape of teaching and

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The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Most companies have articulated their purpose — the reason they exist. But very few have made that purpose a reality for their organizations.

 

Consider Nokia. Before the iPhone was introduced, in 2007, Nokia was the dominant mobile phone maker with a clearly stated purpose — “Connecting people” — and an aggressive strategy for sustaining market dominance. Seeking to extend its technological edge (particularly in miniaturization), it acquired more than 100 startup companies while pursuing a vast portfolio of research and product development projects. In 2006 alone, Nokia introduced 39 new mobile-device models. Few imagined that this juggernaut, brandishing vast resources with such steely determination, could be quickly brought down.

 

In retrospect, it seems inevitable. Nokia was so immersed in executing its strategy that it lost sight of its purpose. When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone as “a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use,” Apple started “connecting people” at astounding new levels. Nokia’s purpose had been co-opted, making its myriad strengths irrelevant. The once-dominant Nokia soon lost much of its market cap and was eventually acquired by Microsoft.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 6, 4:51 PM

SpaceX, Nestlé, and Apple all do it.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 8, 12:21 AM

For your declared purpose to have authentic relevance and power, it must ring true not just on the surface but down to the marrow

Mubashir Hussain's curator insight, November 9, 5:31 AM

Kool Design Maker is professional graphics and banner ad design company in the USA.

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8 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X

8 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Business Insider France est un site d’information sur l’économie, les technologies, les entrepreneurs, l’innovation, les découvertes et bien plus encore. En texte, en images, en vidéos et en graphiques, de l’actualité essentielle et percutante.

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Internet as common or capture of collective intelligence | Nesta

Internet as common or capture of collective intelligence | Nesta | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
This paper contains the proceedings of a seminar on the Internet Identity Marketplace.

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4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Leadership challenges are more complex today than ever before, and one leadership challenge that I see as an executive coach is the tendency to anticipate what might happen tomorrow while forgetting about what is happening today. In other words, leaders try to outthink and overanalyze the future. They anticipate all the possibilities that could happen, select the outcome most likely to occur and then mold their leadership style to accommodate it, only to find that Murphy has a full-time job and is apparently dedicated solely to them — and Murphy wins.The point is, tomorrow, next week or next year are all uncertain, so if you try to mold your leadership style to the “most likely” option to occur, then you’re not leading, you’re contingency planning.

 

Leaders don’t just think about the future, they think in it. Once they have a clear picture of what they want to see, where they want to be—as an individual or as a team — and why, they begin to mold the world around them to achieve it.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 31, 5:26 PM

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you want to lead but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 3, 11:04 AM

Agree?