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Community2.0. 5 Things You Never Knew About the Sharing Economy. In TIME’s new cover story, Joel Stein takes readers on a wild ride through the sharing economy—renting out his car, chauffeuring people around late into the night, making dinner for strangers and even toying with the idea of doing other people’s laundry. To read the full post, please subscribe to TIME. Here are five big takeaways about why we trust strangers with our stuff, our lives and our homes. These companies are more successful than investors ever thought possibleAirbnb was rejected by almost every venture capitalist it pitched itself to. But now an average of 425,000 people use it every night worldwide, and the company is valued at $13 billion, almost half as much as 96-year-old Hilton Worldwide.

Uber is valued at $41.2 billion, one of the 150 biggest companies in the world–larger than Delta, FedEx or Viacom. It makes people nicerNo matter how well trained service employees might be, everyone is nicer when they’re dealing with customers directly. Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis. These days it’s still pretty common to talk about social business, mobility, analytics (especially when it’s called big data), cloud, and the Internet of Things — SMACT is the current acronym for all this — as on the agenda of key digital improvements underway in the typical enterprise.

While many organizations have executed solid starts against these fronts, and are usually just at the end of the beginning overall in incorporating these technologies into their business, the majority still have a good way to go for reasons I’ve explored recently on ZDNet and elsewhere. In recent months, I’ve started to be asked what’s coming next in digital and the enterprise. While I examined the more strategic up-and-coming technologies for the last year, this doesn’t really begin to paint the strategic picture that organizations must manage to now. After all, a laundry list of technologies is just that, and won’t create results by itself. Additional Reading: A CIO’s Guide to the Future of Work. 40 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read. Every entrepreneur needs a source of inspiration, and what's a better source than the words of already successful business owners and experts? Whether you're just starting your business or you're looking to grow an established brand, great business books can make all the difference in how you run your company.

The right books can teach you how to grow your profits, motivate your employees and achieve work-life balance. They can even shape how you choose to define success. Business News Daily asked entrepreneurs, authors and professionals what they felt were the best business books of all time. From new releases to old bestsellers, and from technical business guides to motivating success stories, here are 40 books experts say every entrepreneur should read: "10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management" by Hyrum W. On Amazon "100 Ways to Motivate Others" by Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson "[It's] great because it helps teach you to be a leader and not a boss. On Amazon On Amazon. Roots of visual mapping. The first is the Tree of Porphyry - a form of presentation of a taxonomy that embodies a hierarchy, much as a mind map does. Porphyry of Tyre was a Greek philosopher who lived from c.233 to c.309, C.E. .

This particular example is from a Philosophy course at the University of Washington. Then there is a facinating business map from the great Walt Disney. I use the term business map with care. Aside from its sparkling clarity of business vision, it is interesting because of its date, 1957: Before Cornell University and Novak did work on concept maps, before Buzan had turned his Mind to Mapping and even before Idea Sunbursting. I came across this on Peter Duke's site, dukeMedia. (Click the image for a full-sized version) Next, my thanks to M.H.F. who commented against my "Who invented mind mapping" article that a novel published in 1931 in England included this conversation: "Mightn't it be a good idea if everyone had to draw a map of his own mind - say, once every five years?

§. One of my recent articles outlined a three horizon framework. Let me extend this a little further. I’m sure we all agree Innovation needs to be worked at, it needs to be understood and often many people do get confused by not taking a more measured approach to the need to break innovation down into its manageable parts. Innovation does not just have a time axis that the three horizons framework refers too but it has a complexity and scope axis in learning as well. By taking a more systematic approach to any innovation you achieve a greater understanding over time of what is involved. Firstly you have to ask what you are trying to achieve, is it incremental innovation, distinctive, disruptive or even radical white space innovation?

Do you approach innovation differently for each of these? How do we embed innovation in all its forms needs what I feel is a unique approach that I have called the Pathway Curve Methodology Organizational Impact Curve Like this: Like Loading... Answer these 8 Questions Before Crafting Next Year’s Strategy | Reuven Gorsht. For most companies, strategic planning season is in full swing. We dig through vast amounts of data, meticulously craft a huge amount of PowerPoint slides and attend dozens of meetings, all of which will culminate in refining our strategy for next year.

For many organizations, this has become a predictable cycle. A sort of rinse-and-repeat where the output usually culminates in incremental changes and tweaks that are aimed at resolving either areas of weakness or taking advantage of new and emerging opportunities. In a fast-changing world where a competitive advantage often disappears in less than a year, the big risk with a rinse-and-repeat method to strategy is rigidity. It is time to view strategy differently. But before we dive into analysis paralysis, it is important to first revisit some basic questions.

As with any session, it is important to set the context. Who is your customer? What job is the customer hiring your product to do? With that in mind, what is your value proposition?

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BABOK20overview.pdf. Course in Fundamentals of Accounting. The WikiEducators working at this resource, consider it to be around 70% complete This is a ballpark figure; modify this value only if you are the main authour of this resource, or rough consensus has been achieved in the talk page It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to this class. The material on this site is intended to supplement that which is given to students attempting a course in Fundamentals of Accounting. It is in no way intended to replace the regular class sessions but aimed at enhancing the learning experience of students. This course is an introductory course and will serve as an excellent base as you start your Associate Degree.

It is with pleasure that your facilitators compiled this material in the hope that it will assist you in earning that "A" grade. Each session is intended to last approximately 35 minutes. Session 1 - The Importance of Accounting Each session lasts for 35 minutes. Now get started. End of Session Quiz Session 2 - The Balance Sheet Equation. WikiEducator. Resources :: Academy of International Business (AIB) The Resources section of the AIB website provides international business-focused resources that cater to the needs of teachers, researchers, students, and professionals interested in academic research. The Resources section is Powered by globalEDGE. The resources available in globalEDGE Academy are dynamically fed, in real time, to the AIB website. For additional IB resources and links, please visit the globalEDGE Home Page.

Designed and developed by MSU-CIBER at Michigan State University as the ultimate research tool, globalEDGE™ contains information on over 200 countries, 20 industries, and major trade blocs with over 5,000 online resources. It is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. The Resources section of the AIB website is divided into three main categories: Announcements Course Content Research. Human Science. Europe's tech entrepreneurs: Blooming. Architecture - Dragon1 | wiki. This page deals with the question: What is architecture? Definition of Architecture according to Dragon1 Architecture is the art and science of planned, function oriented and integral design and realization of a structure often needed to be sustainable and future proof.

The Dragon1 method uses two definitions for two different meanings of architecture: Architecture in the sense of the field of building architecture Architecture in the sense of the architecture of an entity and most common the architecture of a (building)structure An entity is something that stands out from its surroundings. Definition of Architecture in the sense of the Field of Architecture Architecture Design of a total concept for a structure Architecture Realization of a structure in an environment Architecture Transformation of a structure, from church to apartment home The shortened Dragon1 definition for architecture in the sense of the field of architecture: Architecture is a process in this sense. Paris Opera, Paris 1. Architecture.

Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral in the early 15th-century, not only transformed the building and the city, but also the role and status of the architect.[1][2] Architecture (Latin architectura, after the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton – from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.

Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements. "Architecture" can mean: Architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. The word "architecture" has also been adopted to describe other designed systems, especially in information technology.[3] History[edit]

Connectedintelligence - Human Dimensions. Using Canvas to Create a Culture for Learning. Our Story | Canvas Learning Management System. Innovation without Value is Useless - Innovbook. Value Creation is the key to optimizing sustainable innovation programs within your organization. Successful innovation is the process of using intellectual capital to create a financial return by creating a new product or service. While the value of the idea is important, adding the perceived value of your customers will drive ROI (Return on Investment). Develop an innovation with high perceived value to your customer and strong sales will follow. The Risk of Reward Innovation is critical for value creation but you must anticipate or even embrace the possibility of failure. With an investment in time and money for innovation, do not let your intellectual property stagnate.

It is imperative to build and protect IP through the use of patents. The Reward of Risk American Chemical giant, DuPont shared their strategy for a “Robust Pipeline of New Innovations and Investment in High-Return Businesses Drive Company’s Future Growth” at their 2013 Investor Day as reported by Wall Street Journal.