The Eight Pillars of Innovation The greatest innovations are the ones we take for granted, like light bulbs, refrigeration and penicillin. But in a world where the miraculous very quickly becomes common-place, how can a company, especially one as big as Google, maintain a spirit of innovation year after year? Nurturing a culture that allows for innovation is the key. As we’ve grown to over 26,000 employees in more than 60 offices, we’ve worked hard to maintain the unique spirit that characterized Google way back when I joined as employee #16. At that time I was Head of Marketing (a group of one), and over the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to work on a wide range of products. Some were big wins, others weren’t.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs On April 8th 2014, ANDE celebrated its fifth anniversary! Since 2009, ANDE has grown from 34 to over 200 inspiring members. ANDE Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting Small and Growing Businesses from ANDE on Vimeo. Let's look back at five years of ANDE in numbers: More than 1200 individuals participating in working groups on topics such as Women's Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Agriculture and Metrics & Research$2.1 million granted to 39 projects through ANDE's Capacity Development FundOver $250,000 in scholarships to attend ANDE events2000+ individuals have participated in ANDE events all over the world6 Regional Chapters have been established in Brazil, Central American & Mexico, East Africa, India, South Africa, West Africa and our newly forming East and Southeast Asia Chapter (2014)! We did this all with the strong belief that the work our members do to support small and growing businesses (SGBs) will help create prosperity in the developing world.
The NEW In-House Counsel – Protect Our Rights; Make Us Money; Don't Use Outside Counsel Martindale-Hubbell released an interesting report this morning called "The Profitable Legal Department: How legal departments can prosper by generating revenue for their company." The report follows the legal departments of DuPont, Tyco and Standard Life and reports on the success of each of their "recovery programs" that take a more aggressive stance to assert the company's rights through litigation. The report focuses on "how legal departments can cease to be viewed purely as a cost centre in the company and, instead, can proactively generate (or recover) revenue for the business to the point where it may even become a profit centre." The theme seems to be that the financial crisis has caused companies to re-evaluate their legal departments and no longer be content with looking at them as purely an overhead expense to monitor compliance, but to revamp the department to be more vigilant in protecting the company's Intellectual Property and other rights through legal action.
s Fast Money : Strategist: Worst Insider Selling Ever Seen The overwhelming volume of sell transactions relative to buy transactions by company insiders over the last six months in key leading sectors of the market is the worst Alan Newman, editor of the Crosscurrents newsletter, has ever seen since he began tracking the data. The strategist looked at insider trading activity amongst the top ten companies that make up the Nasdaq such as Apple, Google and Amazon . Then he analyzed the biggest members of the Retail HOLDRs ETF like Gap , Target and Costco , as well as the top insiders in the semiconductor industry at companies such as Altera , Broadcom and Sandisk . The largest companies in three of the most important leading sectors of the market have seen their executives classified as insiders sell more than 120 million shares of stock over the last six months.
Oligopoly An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers (oligopolists). Oligopolies can result from various forms of collusion which reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers. With few sellers, each oligopolist is likely to be aware of the actions of the others. Benefit corporation A benefit corporation or B corporation is a corporate form in the United States designed for for-profit entities that want to consider society and the environment in addition to profit in their decision making process. Benefit corporations differ from traditional corporations in regards to their purpose, accountability and transparency. The purpose of a benefit corporation is to create general public benefit, which is defined as a material positive impact on society and the environment.
False Marketing Statute Allows Anyone To Sue There are two very different views of Raymond Stauffer. He asserts he's a public-spirited citizen who went to court to stop corporate misconduct. The company he sued, Brooks Brothers, claims Stauffer is a busybody, butting into something that isn't his concern.
Analytically determining of the relative inaccuracy (error) of indirectly measurable variable and dimensionless scale characterising quality of the experiment * / CSJM v.20, n.1 (58), 2012 / Issues / CSJM / Publications / IMCS Authors: K. Kolikov, G. Krastev†, Y. Epitropov, A. CorlatKeywords: Indirectly measurable variable, maximum relative error, dimensionless scale.