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Issue 116 | Published April 16, 2014 How Your Biases Make You Blind By Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer Published April 16, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “If a company is homogenous in form, it leads to a lack of understanding of what value the customer wants. That misunderstanding is the seed of disruption, for the gap between the value you think your customers want and the value your customers actually want is precisely the space where a competitor can replace you.” More Heed Your Call By David M.

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Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types and Vehicles Linda Ackerman Anderson Dean Anderson Creating an effective stakeholder engagement strategy is an extremely important aspect of your overall change strategy. The more engagement you have, the more commitment and positive contribution you will have, and, as engagement goes up, resistance goes down. However, stakeholder engagement is not easy. It takes time and resources to coordinate involvement, and takes people away from their normal operational jobs. Video // Current To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people.

5.1 Advertising: Corporate identity guidelines FIP Manual, March 1989 Introduction Advertising signatures should be presented in a consistent manner, clearly conveying federal sponsorship of the message. Set out here are guidelines on how government policy on the use of the federal signature and the “Canada” wordmark should be applied in advertising. These guidelines are intended to promote clear and consistent identification of the sponsor, while allowing flexibility on how signatures are being applied.

471 Places for Free eBooks Online Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are well over a million free ebooks and audiobooks at the sites listed within these pages. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online Reading.

About the GNU Project This is the original announcement of the GNU Project, posted by Richard Stallman on September 27, 1983. The actual history of the GNU Project differs in many ways from this initial plan. For example, the beginning was delayed until January 1984. 7 Tools to Assess and Accelerate Organizational Culture Change What is Organizational Culture? “Organizational culture is the sum of values and rituals which serve as ‘glue’ to integrate the members of the organization.”- Richard Perrin Organizational culture can be described as the shared norms; unspoken rules, underlying assumptions; behaviours and expectations that govern the way people approach their work and interact with each other. Such norms and expectations shape how the organizational members believe they are expected to behave in order to fit in, get things done, and navigate through organizational politics. Organizational cultures are complex as they made up of multiple layers that have developed over time by influential characters. We have all had the feeling of arriving in a new organization and questioning some of the actions, but these actions have become so ingrained as “the way things are done around here” that they have become habit and people have stopped questioning the way they do things.

Channel N: Brain and behavior videos All About World Bipolar Day By Sandra Kiume For World Bipolar Day on March 30, 2014, Matthew McKenzie of London, England created a video to celebrate and inform. DIYPlanner.com The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for me. In January, I got asked to participate in a special limited edition anthology to help benefit musician SJ Tucker, who had medical issues in 2008. I accepted the offer and prepped my story for publication. Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are well over a million free ebooks and audiobooks at the sites listed within these pages. A Short Manifesto on the Future of Attention In 1971, the oft-quoted political scientist Herbert Simon predicted that in an information age, cultural producers (that's designers, but also filmmakers, theater types, musicians, artists) would quickly face a shortage of attention. "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients," he wrote. The more information, the less attention, and "the need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." Because there's a connection between the two. Making something "free" is obviously an allocation strategy.

Change Management infoKit - Overview and Introduction Change is endemic in the education sector. The pressures for change come from all sides: globalisation, changes to the funding and regulatory regime, doing more with less, improving the quality of student learning and the learning experience, and the pace of change is ever increasing. Living with change and managing change is an essential skill for all. Change is also difficult. There are many different types of change and different approaches to managing change. It is a topic subject to more than its fair share of management fads, quick fixes and guaranteed win approaches.

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