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On Making Things Happen — The Found I spent some time thinking about the basic building blocks for business for a talk to the film students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I wanted to teach these aspiring artists about business in a way that empowered them to take control of the entire creative process - which at one time or another will inevitably include money and other people, two areas that have often clouded and stunted art (and many other creation processes). So, how do people create things? Works of art, delicious meals, stable relationships, booming businesses.

Microsoft Careers If you have an existing Microsoft Careers account, sign in below. If you are new to the site, create a Microsoft Careers account by clicking on one of the following: The Internet Wishlist If you’d like to contribute to The Internet Wishlist, simply post on Twitter about an app or site you wish to see built and include #theiwl in your tweet. Please note: Not all tweets tagged #theiwl will be posted. Only the most forward thinking ideas will be shared on this site and on Twitter @theiwl.

'The most ambitious project at eBay for a long, long time' High performance access to file storage "It's one of the most ambitious projects that's been undertaken at eBay for a very, very long time," vice president of search and experience technology Hugh Williams tells us on the phone. "I'd argue it's on the scale of any major search engine re-write a company has done." 1-to-1 Meetings Facilitate Meaningful Connections with 1-to-1 Meetings Implement a 1-to-1 meetings program at your next event: User conferences offer an unparalleled opportunity for customers, prospects, and industry experts to connect with sales teams, product experts, and executive staff. 1-to-1 meetings ensure attendees leave your event with educational goals achieved and connections established. Designed to ensure top buyers attend events and connect with the right suppliers, hosted buyer programs are outpacing other event types in growth. Appointment matching technology accurately matches participants, while alleviating the event professional's workload. For investor meetings, automated 1-to-1 meetings help connect start-ups or entrepreneurs with the most logical potential investors, legal representation, or marketers to help strategically capitalize their organizations.

NewsWhip builds interactive social news clouds with Infomous NDRC start-up NewsWhip, which tracks the world’s news stories and shows which ones are spreading fastest via social media, has forged an alliance with US data visualisation company Infomous to create interactive clouds that show the fastest-spreading topics. Users can now find small interactive clouds on the sidebar of NewsWhip.com. As users navigate the site (going to a section on gossip or tech, for example), the topic of the cloud also changes. Meanwhile, there's a more interactive, full-size cloud at Infomous.com/site/newswhip, with news from the US, Canada, the UK and India. The companies are planning to provide a cloud interface for more topics soon.

Social Sunburst - An Innovative Platform for Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Social Outcomes Interested in learning more about Social Impact Investing? Social Sunburst seeks partners and collaborators, in particular in the Pittsburgh area. Contact us today. A GOOD Experiment A year ago, I came to GOOD to help the company with its effort to establish a community, rather than just an audience. As I saw it, GOOD's view—once controversial—that living well and doing good weren't mutually exclusive, had become part of the mainstream. How could GOOD take the next step and translate that into impact? How to accomplish impact certainly isn't obvious. The landscape is littered with companies that have failed to do it. Those that have survived have done so through becoming a neutral platform: whatever cause you have they will help you support.

How I4P Is Being Used 1. Enabling the use of collective intelligence I4P is very excited to announce its upcoming collective intelligence tool, Assembl. Over the past few years, the methodology behind this tool allowed Jean-Michel Cornu (one of the idea generators at I4P) in collaboration with the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération in France to write and publish a book about monetary innovation, La Monnaie et Après? that can be purchased on Amazon. Blog By: Haiz Oppenheimer As of March 2014, Airbnb has hit 600,000 current listings of people who are offering to rent space in their homes to overnight guests for a fee. Airbnb is just one of a suite of bold startups that are making profits by changing the way people think about how they buy, sell, share, and trade products and services in their daily lives. Companies like Uber and Lyft use smartphone apps to connect car owners with people who are looking to pay for a ride. Craigslist and NeighborGoods have created markets for people to sell, swap, or loan their unused stuff with each other.

Cell Linking With Smartsheet, it’s easy to roll up several project sheets into a master sheet by linking cells across sheets. When the information is updated in the source sheets, the summary sheet is automatically updated. Easy, convenient, fast. No Dickheads! A Guide To Building Happy, Healthy, And Creative Teams. The studio mirror is a distinct role and a job title. In our studio Luke’s role was to archive our work and reflect it back to the team in a unique way, much like the documentation of these principles. Pursued with persistence and the eye of a journalist, the Studio Mirror should capture not only WHAT is being made but HOW and by WHOM. This isn’t simply dumping files on a server but rather curating the content in a way that is compelling and consumable for the team. For example, our studio created a quarterly magazine. You can read ADQ2.1: The Launch Issue here.

FARA Africa: Learning and Innovation Platforms for Agricultural Knowledge and Technologies in Africa Sixty five professionals and experts on knowledge sharing and technology dissemination gathered in Mwanza, Tanzania from 1 to 5 October 2012. They were focal points for RAILS and DONATA platforms currently funded by the AfDB/PSTAD project through FARA’s leadership with SROs’ (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD and CCARDESA) coordinating support.

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