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Monthly archive February, 2014
Reality is a Perception: It is Time to Change our Perception

Reality is a Perception: It is Time to Change our Perception

A guest post by Nathalie Udo founder of InDepth Strategies, LLC and co-author of Organizational Survival. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein There might be disagreements about the root causes, but the facts are clear: The world population is growing rapidly. While it took centuries to get to...  LearnMore
An Infographic: Big Data is BIG. Open Data is REVOLUTIONARY

An Infographic: Big Data is BIG. Open Data is REVOLUTIONARY

Open Data is “going to help launch more startups. It’s going to help launch more businesses. . . . It’s going to help more entrepreneurs come up with products and services that we haven’t even imagined yet”—President Barack Obama, May 9, 2013. This is the quote that starts the book Open Data Now by Joel...  LearnMore
The 7 Most Important Elements for Building a Road Map to Sustainability

The 7 Most Important Elements for Building a Road Map to Sustainability

A guest post by Gregory Balestrero, Strategic Advisor, Leadership, Sustainability & Corporate Consciousness, International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) and author of Organizational Survival. Companies that integrate sustainability into their long-term strategic plans are making dramatic changes and realizing dramatic successes as a result. While building a road map to sustainability requires discipline and hard...  LearnMore
How Leaders are Like Nesting Dolls

How Leaders are Like Nesting Dolls

Excerpt from Everything Connects by Faisal Hoque. If you were to poke around the shops of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, or a Russian neighborhood in your nearest city, you may find a gorgeously carved little metaphor waiting for you on a shelf: the matryoshka doll, what might be more commonly be called a nesting doll. An entrepreneur is a person who takes responsibility for...  LearnMore
Understand Open Data in 21 Minutes

Understand Open Data in 21 Minutes

This is an excerpt from a speech given by Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now.  You can read the full transcript and blog article here. So what is Open Data?  There are a number of different very good definitions, but my working definition is that it’s accessible public data that people, companies, and organizations can use to...  LearnMore
[Infographic] Habits of Top Sellers

[Infographic] Habits of Top Sellers

More than half of today’s salespeople learned their trade in last century’s pre-Internet, pre-globalized transactional environment.  In those days, buyers needed salespeople to explain new solutions. Salespeople won business by being product experts and socializers.  Pitching, persuasion and personality were the name of the game. That game has changed in the 21st century.  Buying expectations...  LearnMore
Big Data: The Big HR Differentiator

Big Data: The Big HR Differentiator

Join Joel Gurin and Prasanna Tambe for a free webinar on Wednesday, February 26th at 2pm ET. In Leading with Data: Boost Your ROI with Open and Big Data Joel Gurin and Prasanna Tambe will discuss the differences and implications of open data and big data, how they are creating new jobs and businesses, and...  LearnMore
How Do Best-Performing Supply Chains Help Companies Excel?

How Do Best-Performing Supply Chains Help Companies Excel?

Guest post by Joseph Roussel, a PwC France Partner within PwC’s global strategy group, who advises clients on supply chain innovation and management, product development, and cost improvement. Joseph co-authored the book, Strategic Supply Chain Management, Second Edition. Most companies know a badly performing supply chain can result in additional costs and a smaller bottom...  LearnMore
What is Open Data and How Can it Transform your Business?

What is Open Data and How Can it Transform your Business?

Imagine that you suddenly have access to a massive new business resource. It can be used to build new companies that deliver better healthcare, offer in-depth investment tools, provide energy more efficiently, improve transportation, or offer a wide range of consumer services through mobile apps and the web. It can help established companies learn what...  LearnMore