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Why do infographics fail? » Data visualization and ROI return on investement - Part 1, recognize a great infographic, Six sure-fire suggestions, infographics, 91 percent, six basic issues you need to address, , Keep it simple Stupid » ComMetrics | measure. What is an infographic? Visualization has been used to interpret and present data for millennia, as evidenced by the stone carvings at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada. People have long known that using graphics or other visual aids facilitate comprehension and retention of information provided. But how can we best present such data for marketing and communication purposes? What makes a great infographic? Some time ago, I noted: “The question is, can viewers see the overall shape of the data more easily and quickly with infographics than any other visual aid?

Type 1: Datagraphic When presenting data, illustrating it with a graphic helps most readers grasp things quicker. Pie charts,line & bar graphs, anda ratio with a description next to it (e.g., Twitter vs. The basics Below are six basic issues you need to address before designing and producing your infographics. 1. Always remember the KISS principle, or Keep it simple, Stupid! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bottom line. Cause and Effect Analysis.

There are several ways to look at operational risk but perhaps one of the most exciting and intuitive methods in use today is Cause-Effect Analysis. In this short post, we look at how Cause-Effect Analysis works and we extend the bow tie concept further for measuring operational risk directly. What is bow tie? The bow tie diagram is an easy concept to understand and it works in the following manner. On the far left hand side of the diagram (see figure 1), a risk manager will list root causes for an event and also draw-in relevant controls or "barriers" as they are more commonly termed when applied in the world of bow tie. Figure 1 : Bow tie Diagram | Martin Davies The use of the bow tie approach by risk analysts to conceptualize threats has been on the increase over the last few years and bow tie diagrams are now very popular risk assessment tools.

All these benefits aside, the bow tie diagram does have some drawbacks. . [3] The loss from an outcome also tends to increase through time. Business Process Improvement | Enterprise Risk Management Software. Business Process Foundation The foundation for effective enterprise risk management is identifying an organization’s business processes and recognizing process owners as accountable for risk vulnerabilities, compliance and performance goals. Because all business activities are within business processes, all risks and mitigation activities also fall within processes. LogicManager recognizes that end–to–end processes consist of multiple levels of sub–processes and the level of granularity, meaning the extent to which processes are broken down into smaller processes, evolves over-time and our tool is built to support this evolutionary process.

You may choose to get granular in areas of greater priority to the company and fill out the others over time. LogicManager “ERM Plans” An ERM Plan is the basic communication platform that is used throughout LogicManager to gather, organize and report information. ROOT: The Open Source Everything Convergence. DefDog: The Open Source Everything Project. DefDog Open Source Everything Project The Open Source Everything Project would be one of the key mechanisms by which Foundation initially promotes the precepts of a Post-Industrial culture.

It would also be an eminently practical resource for its business and community development. The basic objective of the project is to establish a web site and associated media to host a vast and perpetually evolving archive of Open Source plans and instructions for the fabrication of the full compliment of artifacts on which a contemporary western standard of living is based. Media, including web sites, focusing on the subject of DIY fabrication are, of course, nothing new. However, there has generally been an avoidance in this field of project designs for practical useful artifacts that might compete directly in performance and economy with the products of commercial industry. Read full post and see additional links. Click on Image to Enlarge See Also: ROOT: The Open Source Everything Convergence Jul 7. Reciprocity, Not Reward, Drives Decision to Cooperate.

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 7, 2012 A new study suggests the decision to cooperate with others comes from someone’s mood and his or her history of cooperation. The finding overturns the long-held belief that a decision to cooperate is based upon the rewards an individual believes they will receive. In the investigation, Spanish researchers studied 1,200 students as they participated in an electronic game known as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma.” The game is oriented so that the greatest benefits occur when both individuals collaborate, but if one collaborates and the other does not, the latter will receive more benefits than the one who cooperates.

Analysis of the game results revealed that when cooperating with others is beneficial, the way the individuals involved are organized into one social structure or another is irrelevant. Researchers discovered the cooperation level among both of the networks were identical. 20120708 Open Source Everything Highlights.

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Unfold Stuff 13. Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women. The finding: There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises. The research: Professors Woolley and Malone, along with Christopher Chabris, Sandy Pentland, and Nada Hashmi, gave subjects aged 18 to 60 standard intelligence tests and assigned them randomly to teams.

Each team was asked to complete several tasks—including brainstorming, decision making, and visual puzzles—and to solve one complex problem. Teams were given intelligence scores based on their performance. Though the teams that had members with higher IQs didn’t earn much higher scores, those that had more women did.

The challenge: Are brainy people overrated? Woolley: We’ve replicated the findings twice now. Many factors you might think would be predictive of group performance were not. HBR: But gender does play a role? Malone: It’s a preliminary finding—and not a conventional one.

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Unfold Stuff 10. Unfold stuff 1bis. Unfold stuff 9. Unfold stuff 8. Unfold Stuff 7. UnfoldStuff 6. Unfold Stuff 1. Unfold stuff 4. Maryline's Dominoes Unfolfs Stuff 3. Marta Malo de Molina: Common notions, part 1: workers-inquiry, co-research, consciousness-raising. Authored by Marta Malo, Madrid, August 2004 Translated by Maribel Casas-Cortés and Sebastian Cobarrubias, of the Notas Rojas Collective Chapel Hill, August 2005 Edited by other members of Notas Rojas, on line, February 2006 Throughout contemporary history, it is possible to trace a persistent distrust, on the part of movements for social transformation, towards certain forms of knowledge production and distribution.

On the one hand, a distrust towards those sciences that aid a better organisation of command and exploitation, as well as distrust towards the mechanisms of capture of minor knowledges (underground, fermented in uneasiness and insubordinations, fed by processes of autonomous social co-operation or rebelliousness) on the part of those agencies in charge of guaranteeing governmentality. Certainly, these questions are not new, although the context in which they are asked may be. Worker Inquiry and Co-Research Consciousness-Raising Women’s Groups and Feminist Epistemology.

Antonella Corsani: Knowledge production and new forms of political action. We need to learn in our bodies, endowed with primate colour and stereoscopic vision, how to attach the objective to our theoretical and political scanners in order to name where we are and are not, in dimensions of mental and physical space we hardly know how to name. So, not so perversely, objectivity turns out to be about particular and specific embodiment, and definitely not about the false vision promising transcendence of all limits and responsibility.

Donna Haraway What is an intermittent worker of the spectacle? “Manufacturing the sensory”, an intermittent worker of the spectacle is a wage laborer discontinuously employed by multiple employers at rates that vary according to the projects and the employers. Some researchers, myself among them, have joined the movement. We did not bring with us the idea of collective expertise; it was already there, constitutive of the movement. Aldo Milohnic: ARTIVISM. Any man today can lay claim to being filmed.Walter Benjamin In the concluding paragraph of his legendary essay 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' Walter Benjamin outlines a critique of the Fascist aestheticisation of politics. His crucial, and later frequently quoted, conclusion is encapsulated in the last two sentences: "This is the situation of politics which Fascism is rendering aesthetic.

Communism responds by politicising art. That is how politics and the arts appeared in the 1930s when this essay was written. Seventy years later, nothing similar can be claimed, but not because our time would be immune to aestheticisation of politics or politicisation of art; indeed, these processes are never-ending. In this essay we will look into some examples of autonomous ('alter-globalist', social) movements in Slovenia that attracted wide attention. "Don't Happy, Be Worry! " At the beginning of the new millennium, political activism in Slovenia gained strength. Le Palais Bulles – Cannes, France. L’urgence de la métamorphose. « Tu te rends compte, mille milliards de galaxies. Il y a au moins mille milliards de galaxies dans l’univers !!!...

Et nous, nous allons faire sauter la planète. C’est tout ce que nous aurons su faire. Les politiques sont irresponsables. . « Est-ce que tu penses qu’on peut y parvenir ? « Je crois que c’est foutu. . « N’y a-t-il pas d’espoir ? « Si. . « Est-ce cela que tu as envie d’écrire ?... « Oui. » Ce dialogue marque la naissance de l’ouvrage L’urgence de la Métamorphose, dernière publication de Jacques Robin, co-écrit avec Laurence Baranski. A travers ce livre, Jacques Robin souhaitait proposer aux lecteurs une synthèse actualisée de la pensée qu’il avait développée et enrichie tout au long de sa vie, à travers ses rencontres, ses échanges, ses lectures, ses actions et expériences.

Voilà comment Jacques Robin présentait cet ouvrage lors de ses interventions publiques, au printemps 2007. Expliquer l’urgence de la métamorphose Le constat dramatique Face à ce constat, trois propositions. Coups de semonce russes. Lors de la célébration de la victoire contre le nazisme, le 9 juin dernier, le président Vladimir Poutine a insisté sur la nécessité pour la Russie de se tenir prête à un nouveau sacrifice. Le président Vladimir Poutine a placé son troisième mandat sous le signe de l’affirmation de la souveraineté de son pays face aux menaces directement lancées contre la Fédération de Russie par les États-Unis et l’OTAN. Moscou a maintes fois dénoncé l’élargissement de l’OTAN, l’installation de bases militaires à ses frontières et le déploiement du bouclier antimissile, la destruction de la Libye et la déstabilisation de la Syrie.

Les jours suivant son intronisation, M. Poutine a passé en revue l’industrie militaire russe, ses forces armées, et son dispositif d’alliance [1]. Toute interprétation de ce qui se passe actuellement au Levant en termes intérieurs syriens de révolution/répression est non seulement faux, mais dérisoire au regard des vrais enjeux et relève de la simple communication politique. Owl: A New Civilization Emergent? Twilight of the Psycopathic OverWorld.

Who? Who? “A Civilization of, by and for the Normal Human Being” While many articles on psychopaths have appeared in the last few years, few have anything interesting to say about psychopaths in politics and the military, except clichés and overly broad generalizations. This article, published in an obscure source in Idaho of all places, is one of the best I have ever seen on psychopaths, and it focuses on psychopaths in power and the military. “So-called conspiracy theorists, some of whom deserve the pejorative connotation of that much-abused term, often imagine that secret societies of Jews, Jesuits, bankers, communists, Bilderbergers, Muslim extremists, papists, and so on, are secretly controlling history, doing dastardly deeds, and/or threatening to take over the world. The author mentions a useful concept, what he calls the “criminal overworld” expressed in political/military psychopaths and their cliques: “And they are running scared.

For much more Twilight of the Psychopathsby Dr.

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