If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t...– Noam Chomsky Some people just can’t understand this concept. (via politicsofgabe)
thelearningbrain: This is what I do on the web: click. fake. click. fake. click. probably fake. click. could be real. click. three year old wrote it. click. photoshopped. click. fake. click. fake. click. STOP! Whoa. reblog. [repeat]
Looks like Twitter's about to launch a video...
shortformblog: Steak tartare in six seconds. vine.co/v/bOIqn6rLeIDvia @dhof January 23, 2013 Above is Dick Costolo testing it out. It looks freaking awesome. Not a ton is known about it yet, though.
4 reasons ‘entre-ployees’ will reshape tech... →
janemeskimang: [VentureBeat] Some forward-thinking companies are looking to take innovation to the next level by giving employees the chance to launch their own companies while on the job. These new hybrid entrepreneur-employees — or “entre-ployees” — are poised to reshape the face of the tech industry. Click here to read more…
People are dangerous. If they’re able to involve themselves in issues that...– Noam Chomsky- The Chomsky Effect (via noam-chomsky)
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New Year's Resolution
Or rather one of several…. Start using Tumblr again and do some proper blogging. Yes, all stream of consciousnessness, creative writing, photos and drawings and of course a bit of sharing.
Have BOGOFs had their day? | The Drum →
An Entrepreneurs’ Budget – Launched by StartUp... →
With this year’s annual Budget in March, StartUp Britain saw an opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs, investors and the SME community to start a dialogue – through direct consultation and by social media – around the ideas that entrepreneurs thought would be most successful in supporting them. The report itself contains policy proposals on encouraging investment in start-ups and growth...
Cultural Enterprise Office - Starter for 6 →
Case studies from the 2010 Starter for 6 programme
Headquarters of new eco-friendly bank based in... →
The headquarters of a new eco-friendly investment bank will be based in Edinburgh. The bank, which will focus of green energy projects, will be split between the Scottish capital and London in order to give it “greater commercial reach”. The main transaction team will be based in London…
Funding aims to attract global conferences |... →
A new £2m bid fund has been launched to boost Scotland’s prospects of attracting major international conferences…
Morality in Social Business Is What You Bring to... →
The question of morality in Social Business is a complex one. If you search the web, use a tool like Stumbleupon (which randomly discovers new pages on any given keywords for you), or come across it on your own, you may find the same word “Social Business” applied in very different contexts of the end goal…
BBC News - Female firms tracked in new Scottish... →
A new research project has been launched to find out more about women entrepreneurs in Scotland. A new index will give details of growth patterns in women-led enterprises to help organisations and policy makers encourage new and existing entrepreneurs…
Are You Stuck in a Girls' Club? - Whitney Johnson... →
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and...– Melody Beattie
Positive Intelligence - Harvard Business Review →
…Research shows that when people work with a positive mind-set, performance on nearly every level—productivity, creativity, engagement—improves. Yet happiness is perhaps the most misunderstood driver of performance. For one, most people believe that success precedes happiness. “Once I get a promotion, I’ll be happy,” they think. Or, “Once I hit my sales target, I’ll feel great.” But because...
The impact of social media on industry structure »... →
In the previous post, I discussed some results of a survey where we asked about how companies can use social media to achieve competitive advantage. In that survey, Prof. Quy Huy and I, also asked participants to tell us how the structure of their industries was affected by the introduction of social media tools. We conceptualized industry structure by using the well known Porter’s 5 Forces...
Why Porter's Model No Longer Works - Nilofer... →
Imagine that you wanted a new home theater system. But instead of spending hours in Best Buy or on Amazon comparing configurations and assembling the parts you needed, you could signal what you wanted and a company would create it for you. You might simply Pinterest the elements you liked, including information about your space or noise limitations (“One-bedroom apartment on busy street in...
Battling Entitlement, the Innovation-Killer -... →
Entitlement: (n.) the belief that one is deserving of, or entitled to certain privileges. Twenty minutes into my daughter’s tennis lesson, trying to be efficient, I began to pick up the loose balls on the court. Her instructor stopped me. “Parents,” he said, “can mollycoddle their kids, but when they’re with me, they clean up their own mess.” Entitlement is...