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Intern Sushi. Be Picky. The Post-Office Generation. A recent post on MinimalMac posits an interesting case for the slow, growing sense of the irrelevance of Microsoft, at least in the applications space.

The Post-Office Generation

Go and read the piece – it’s excellent – but the gist is that for years Microsoft banked on Office being as important to users as, say, Windows. Office is Microsoft’s biggest money maker and for most of this decade no self-respecting IT department would consider any alternatives, even though they existed. You needed it to get work done. Now In Beta: Pinwheel Lets You Drop Virtual Notes Anywhere. This is Pinwheel, a new iOS app for leaving and finding virtual notes anywhere in the real world.

Now In Beta: Pinwheel Lets You Drop Virtual Notes Anywhere

It’s in private beta right now, but you can join in if you ask nicely and leave your email address in the box of the Pinwheel home page. Pinwheel is the brainchild of former Flickr and Hunch co-founder, Caterina Fake. She announced on her blog yesterday: Brainstorming 2.0: Making Ideas That Really Happen. One of the most common questions we hear at 99U is: “How do I get more out of my brainstorming sessions?”

Brainstorming 2.0: Making Ideas That Really Happen

While brainstorming sessions have become perhaps the most iconic act of creativity, we still struggle with how to give them real utility. The problem of course is that most brainstorming sessions conclude prematurely. We all love to dream big and come up with “blue sky” ideas. We’re less fond of diving into the nitty-gritty details of creative execution.

The Future of Advertising. A special report on smart systems: Living on a platform. How Technology is Recreating the 21st-century Economy. W.

How Technology is Recreating the 21st-century Economy

Brian Arthur, PARC Visiting Researcher series: Entrepreneurial Spirit. Globalisation and higher education: Different degrees of success. David Hummels, Rasmus Jørgensen, Jakob R.

Globalisation and higher education: Different degrees of success

Munch, Chong Xiang , 10 December 2011 Fuelled by concerns over rising income inequality, Occupy Wall Street has grown into a global movement in slightly over 2 months, with protests in over 900 cities worldwide. The British 1 Percent. This figure, via Paul Krugman, shows the income share of the top 1 percent in the United Kingdom.

The British 1 Percent

The broad pattern is very similar to what U.S. data shows. The figure suggests that the explanation of growing inequality over the past several decades cannot be U.S. -specific but must have broader applicability. The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine. F.

The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine

Scott Fitzgerald was right when he declared the rich different from you and me. But today’s super-rich are also different from yesterday’s: more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity—and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind. Stephen Webster/Wonderful Machine. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead.

Towards the end of each year I share some thoughts on what awaits in the year ahead.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

It is actually a lot easier to look years into the future than just a single year, as while we can readily discern broad trends, the major events in a year are usually unforeseeable, though they may express the longer-term directions. However as the pace of change accelerates, it is becoming a little easier to see the themes, if not the specifics, of the year ahead.

Germany: A Bric, or just stuck in a hard place? Global Risk and Reward in 2011 - Nouriel Roubini. Exit from comment view mode.

Global Risk and Reward in 2011 - Nouriel Roubini

Click to hide this space NEW YORK – The outlook for the global economy in 2011 is, partly, for a persistence of the trends established in 2010. These are: an anemic, below-trend, U-shaped recovery in advanced economies, as firms and households continue to repair their balance sheets; a stronger, V-shaped recovery in emerging-market countries, owing to stronger macroeconomic, financial, and policy fundamentals. That adds up to close to 4% annual growth for the global economy, with advanced economies growing at around 2% and emerging-market countries growing at about 6%. But there are downside and upside risks to this scenario. Five Big Trends in Business Innovation in 2012. The Ultimate Guide To Enterprise SEO: 25 Things To Know Before You Take The Plunge.

Enterprise Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not rocket science.

The Ultimate Guide To Enterprise SEO: 25 Things To Know Before You Take The Plunge

In fact, it is not even as faceted as many other sectors of SEO in which practitioners have to perform many more nuanced SEO tasks (and often by themselves). So why is Enterprise SEO so underserved and why do so few large organizations embrace it properly? Because Enterprise SEO is much more like Supply Chain Management than it is Marketing. Washington Post Social Reader on Facebook. World Economic Forum-Global Risks. Global Risks 2014 report The Global Risks 2014 report highlights how global risks are not only interconnected, but also have systemic impacts. To manage global risks effectively and build resilience to their impacts, better efforts are needed to understand, measure and foresee the evolution of interdependencies between risks, supplementing traditional risk-management tools with new concepts designed for uncertain environments.

Noam Chomsky chooses Obama over GOPs as 2012 President. Noam Chomsky has said, "I’m not a great enthusiast for Obama, as you know, from way back, but at least he’s somewhere in the real world. " He stated that the 2012 candidates are "Off the International Spectrum of Sane Behavior. " The extended view by Democracy Now's Amy Goodman with Noam Chomsky --- world-renowned activist, linguist, public intellectual and Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author and one of the most influential political analysts of our day and age --- represents what American GOP middle-class voters are lamenting, "If only we had another candidate to pick from.

" This is even made more evident in Amy Goodman's latest article, "Republicans Divided, Citizens United," saying that "the Republicans are not enthusiastic about any of their candidates. " The 'Trophy Kids' Go to Work.

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