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LinkedIn hit the half billion member mark, continuing its pace of adding 50 million members every nine months.

LinkedIn also supports ten million job listings and over nine million company profiles. Members continue to post 100,000 articles per week. However, the active monthly user rate remains around 25%. People Capability Maturity Model. The People Capability Maturity Model (short names:People CMM, PCMM,P-CMM) is a maturity framework that focuses on continuously improving the management and development of the human assets of an organization.

People Capability Maturity Model

It describes an evolutionary improvement path from ad hoc, inconsistently performed practices, to a mature, disciplined, and continuously improving development of the knowledge, skills, and motivation of the workforce that enhances strategic business performance. The People Capability Maturity Model (People CMMI) is a framework that helps organizations successfully address their critical people issues. Based on the best current practices in fields such as human resources, knowledge management, and organizational development, the People CMM guides organizations in improving their processes for managing and developing their workforces. 50 of the Best Data Science Blogs - Springboard Blog.

When you work in an industry that can change overnight, you need to be on top of your game.

50 of the Best Data Science Blogs - Springboard Blog

The Evolving Nature of Capital in Marketplace Lending - Orchard Platform. Blog Over the past several years, a transformation has taken place in marketplace lending.

The Evolving Nature of Capital in Marketplace Lending - Orchard Platform

Although certain originators continue to match borrowers with investors in a peer-to-peer “marketplace,” individual investors have seen their market share decline as the market grows and institutional investors take center stage. “As the financial markets continue their transformation to the digital native age, we will see a growing appetite on asset classes across the board.

Brick and mortar is widely understood and recognised, but bringing a traditional asset class to a novel online platform requires a new way of thinking from the entire market.” Markus Lampinen, Co-founder & CEO, Crowd Valley. La dernière édition de la conférence Hub Forum lundi 5 et mardi 6 octobre à l’Espace Cardin de Paris, organisée par le Hub Institute de Vincent Ducrey et Emmanuel Vivier (mes photos, les vidéos en replay) était un bel événement.

Il rassemblait 1600 participants et la bagatelle de 80 intervenants avec un mix de fournisseurs de technologies de la communication digitale, d’agences de communication et de témoignages clients. On pouvait à la fois y rencontrer une part de l’écosystème du digital et aussi s’y faire une idée des tendances du moment dans le croisement entre digital, marketing et communication. Le thème de ce Hub Forum était “Disrupt or be disrupted”, un sujet général, occasion de décrypter avec un peu de délectation le baratin du moment, un exercice que vous avez l’habitude d’observer sur ce blog depuis longtemps. Je vais reprendre pour ce faire le résumé de l’événement par ses organisateurs et évoquer quelques-unes des interventions que j’ai pu entendre. Is higher education equipping young people for the jobs market? Globally, 73 million young people are looking for work.

Is higher education equipping young people for the jobs market?

Yet, millions of vacancies remain unfilled. VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital. 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing.

VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

No, let me rephrase that-- AngelList is a freakin' phenomenon. Since launching just over a year ago, 2,250 investors have joined, over 400 startups have raised money, and according to co-founder Naval Ravikant, about 20 new inbound companies per day sign up. Theory of mind. Aip 0805_26.qxp - AIPractitioner2008.pdf. Start-ups versus Big Companies — The Year of the Looking Glass. The Path of Our Lives. Open innovation, innovation management & culture and the people side of innovation. WOBI : World of Business Ideas. Program in Open Innovation under the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. 15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups. Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.

15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities. I am happy to give you access to the PowerPoint presentation deck for my new concept, which I might turn into an open source project (see more below).

7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities

The premise for the 7 Steps for Open Innovation tool is that if a company is not already fully engaged with open innovation efforts, it is way behind. This is evident by looking at the number of companies around the globe that today embrace the use of external partners and input into their innovation efforts. But even though companies continuously launch new initiatives designed to help them leverage the power of outside knowledge and resources to drive innovation forward, there is a sense within these companies that they can do better and take this new innovation paradigm to an even higher level. They are also eager to get external perspective to make sure they are maximizing results by using best practices in all aspects of their open innovation efforts. 1. New Company Ownership = The need for New roles and New Strategy. The Growth Drivers – Executives with Strategy Alignment Key roles in a company under new ownership When all the right pieces of an executive team for a growth oriented company are put together and integrated with a strategic play book, it is very strong asset that a company needs to raise the possibility of success.

Capability Maturity Model Integration. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement training and appraisal program and service administered and marketed by Carnegie Mellon University and required by many DOD and U.S. Government contracts, especially software development. Carnegie Mellon University claims CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, division, or an entire organization. Under the CMMI methodology, processes are rated according to their maturity levels, which are defined as: Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Quantitatively Managed, Optimizing.

Capability Maturity Model Integration. 70 Awesome Coaching Questions Using the GROW Model. The GROW Model is the most common coaching framework used by executive coaches. Given its relative simplicity, many managers have taught themselves the GROW model as a way to structure coaching and mentoring sessions with their employees. GROW is an acronym that stands for: GoalCurrent RealityOptionsWill (or Way Forward) Managers can use the model to help their employees improve performance, solve problems, make better decisions, learn new skills, and reach their career goals.

The key to coaching and using the GROW model is all about asking awesome questions. Here are 70 awesome coaching questions managers can utilize, categorized within the framework of the four-step GROW model: Exam Question Detail. From GPWiki Sunday 07 of September, 2014 Back to Exam Question. Top 50 Universities for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs. Many argue the value of a college education for aspiring entrepreneurs. The fact that some of history’s most successful startups – IBM, Apple, Facebook – were all founded by college dropouts is enough to spark that debate. Related: These 20 Kids Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School But a new list from PitchBook shows that a college education isn’t always a hindrance to launching a high-growth company, especially if you attend Stanford University. 5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products. Visualizing Your Way To What Matters — Just Thinking  Visualizing Your Way To What Matters — Just Thinking 

Corporate Lifecycles: Modelling the Dynamics of Innovation and Its Support Infrastructure. Introduction. A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations. Library - Cognitive Edge Network. INNOV-SOCAP11_front-cover-outside_INNOV0601_front-cover-outside.qxd - 288-1.pdf. "Investment Banking is 10% Financial Analysis and 90% Psycho-analysis" – André Meyer This blog is about the "other 90%"… CCA Crowdfunding - What does the SEC's historic action mean to YOU? Two days ago the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made one of the largest changes to securities regulation in nearly 80 years. The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills.

Accelerating change. The Investment Banking Summer Intern Success Guide: Yes, You Better Get My Coffee. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) The Growth Gang 2012 - US Business News.