The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work At In 2012 - Business Insider# Company Rating: 4.0 CEO Approval: Larry Page, 92% Bottom Line: Google is still one of the best places to work in the world — it has the best perks, some of the best offices and employs some of the most talented people in the world. Employee Feedback: "Really smart people, great benefits, amazing level of transparency and access, people -especially at the top are really committed to 'getting it right'." "For more senior people, odds are, you're going to be waiting a long time for any kind of promotion. "Everybody who's paying attention knows how great the perks are.
about Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. Maria Popova. Photograph by Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love — a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to seven friends and eventually brought online, the site was included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive in 2012. Here’s a little bit about my seven most important learnings from the journey so far. I think of it as LEGOs — if the bricks we have are of only one shape, size, and color, we can build things, but there’s a limit to how imaginative and interesting they will be. Please enjoy. Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.
Interviews do's and don'ts An interview is a discussion between you and an employer to find out if you can do the job. However, there are certain rules to follow in interviews. Here's a checklist of the main do's and don'ts. What to do: What not to do: These rules apply for most jobs. Above all, preparation is the key to performing well in interviews. Where can I get some help? Next Step advisers can advise you on interview skills.
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. Description Oligopoly is a common market form where a number of firms are in competition. Oligopolistic competition can give rise to a wide range of different outcomes. Firms often collude in an attempt to stabilize unstable markets, so as to reduce the risks inherent in these markets for investment and product development. In other situations, competition between sellers in an oligopoly can be fierce, with relatively low prices and high production. Thus the welfare analysis of oligopolies is sensitive to the parameter values used to define the market's structure. Oligopoly theory makes heavy use of game theory to model the behavior of oligopolies: . India
Thegoodguide ... we want 'the world' to know more about 'the world'. Thegoodguide is a social, cultural and insider guide that allows people to share information and explore the world in a visual, positive and truly enlightening way. It is a place for all interests, where anyone, from the smallest village to the largest city, can share interesting stuff about their ‘home town’ / places they have been or know about. Our ultimate goal is to tease out local knowledge and to help people explore, discover, create and share what's good in their world. So ... explore our world and share yours! Content Thegoodguide has also formed partnerships with a number of Tourism Boards and organisations who in turn have provided pictures and content for our Country and State pages. Our goal is to partner with all Tourism Boards (from Country to City level) and other organisations such as non profits, educational institutions and faith based groups, to share more information about what's going on in the world.
36 Million Reasons To Use Social Media To Find Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC] 341 Flares Filament.io 341 Flares × Yes, there are that many reasons your next job should be found through Social Media. In fact, this is the number of people that have used either Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook for finding a job this year in America alone. Personally, I think that this is a mindblowing number. 18,400,000 people found a job through Facebook8,000,000 people found a job through Twitter10,200,000 people found a job through LinkedIn To get an even better idea of how job hunting has been facilitated through Social Media, check out this infographic here: I think this shows that Social Media and the power it has these days is even stronger than I thought. How about yourself?
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. Abstract In the following paper we present an easily applicable new method for analytical representation of the maximum relative inaccuracy (error) of an indirectly measurable variable f=f(x1, x2, ... Kiril Kolikov Plovdiv University "P. Yordan Epitropov Plovdiv University "P. Andrei Corlat Moldova State University 60 Alexei Mateevici Street, MD 2009, Chisinau, Moldova Phone: +373 69173271 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fulltext
This Is Thriller: What Chilean Students Can Teach the Occupy Movement Here's a new tactic for Occupy Wall Street protesters to consider: dressing up as zombies for a mass performance of "Thriller". That's what thousands of members of Chile's growing student protest movement did in June, gathering for a Michael Jackson-inspired flash mob outside the home of President Sebastian Pinera. Videos of the performance have gone viral in Chile, with multiple YouTube posts gaining tens of thousands of views each. It's hardly the first time an international Thriller tribute video has hit YouTube; the most notable was created by prison inmates in the Philippines in 2008. But this may be the first example that was linked to a specific protest. Chilean students, upset over the fees charged by their country's largely privatized school system, are leveraging social media in a unique way, according to Katie Manning, a reporter for a group of online newspapers in Chile called Mi Voz. Social media is extremely popular in Chile, according to the research firm comScore.
Pentagull Ltd: Case Study - Supported Employment Customer Background Progress Employment Support is a not-for-profit limited company formed in 2002 with a purpose of assisting more disabled people into valued jobs and more employers reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce. The primary role is to support disabled people and their employers to benefit from working together and make employment a reality. Financial support comes from a range of funding sources with inclusive employment remaining a priority across the political landscape. Business Needs Progress Employment Support faced the following challenges: “Our IT was not designed for our way of working and was approaching its end of life. Partnership The Pentagull team were recommended from Blackpool Council and after an initial scoping meeting it was decided that a proof of concept would be developed using Pentagull’s agile business deployment method. Solution and Delivery Benefits For more information about this case study, please contact us
Grow Your Outdoor Brand with the Mom Market | The Marketing Strategist Moms of older children are ready to take time for themselves, and this often means enjoying a “girlfriends getaway” with friends. There are over 62 million women in the US aged 35 -65, presenting a significant growth opportunity for many outdoor brands that have previously targeted just men, and perhaps families. Marketing strategies can go beyond spa days and shopping weekends. Darren Bush, owner of Rutabaga, an outdoor sports shop with a comprehensive online store, spoke with me about his marketing strategy experience in designing trips for women: “We do an event called Water Divas, which is a paddling trip on Tuesday or Thursday nights. Beyond the excursion itself, Mom also finds a need for specialized gear, often designed with women in mind. “Great Vest. Notice the word-of-mouth marketing, with all of Ashley’s girlfriends trying out her PFDiva and deciding to purchase it for themselves. Women, especially moms, are also interested in safety while taking on adventure. Darren concludes:
Combatting Teacher Burnout Expert Perspective Combating Teacher Burnout Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job. What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom? By Cheryl Scott Williams11/03/11 Some years ago, before personal computers and broadband telecommunications were ubiquitous in homes and the workplace, I left my high school classroom teaching job to take a mid-level management position at a women’s nonprofit professional association. As I was learning the requirements of my new position, I met with colleagues throughout the organization to get background and request assistance. I had entered a work culture that respected my knowledge and skills as a professional and provided me opportunities to collaborate with colleagues both within and outside the organization. That’s what I believed back then. In the AFT/AIR report, young teachers say they want:
Employability| Lancaster University Students and graduates Access help and advice, search for opportunities, see what events are taking place, apply for the Lancaster Award, explore further study options and other pathways to your future career. Prospective students Find out how we create one of the best student experiences in the UK and what Lancaster has to offer. Employers Lancaster University students and graduates are amongst the most employable in the UK. Staff We work closely with staff throughout the University. Sir Stuart Rose on the changing role of business leaders | Guardian Sustainable Business There is something revolutionary and very new about the current time and business leaders are thinking differently about their role. We face a dilemma because although everybody is better off than they've ever been at any time in our history, we've also got the biggest gap between the rich and the poor that we've ever had, and we've potentially got a planet which is going to go bust any day. Our world is moving at an ever-accelerating pace, and with the advent of social media, what happens in New York now can be reported across the globe 60 seconds later. These changes call for more open leadership. There is a definite need for more open dialogue, for more social engagement, for more social responsibility and for more accountability. Taking the sustainability agenda forward CEOs who want to take this agenda foward in their business must use their influence to put things on the agenda and create space for others to lead – to get people thinking, talking, then acting.
Facebook After Death: What Should the Law Say? When you die, your social media presence lives on. But should it? Lawmakers and lawyers are tackling the question of what should happen to your digital life after death. The Uniform Law Commission recently approved a study committee on fiduciary power and authority to access digital property and online accounts during incapacity and after death. Uniform laws are created when there is little current legislation for states to follow. Gene Hennig, one of Minnesota’s commissioners on uniform state laws, offered the proposal. He estimates the uniform law process will take three years or more and will let estates gain access to the dead person's online property with ease — while also allowing you to have a say in how you want your digital assets to be handled after death. "There is a crying need for a uniform law that would grant a unified way of addressing the issue throughout the country," Hennig said. Former Oklahoma Rep. Laying Down the Law Service Providers Cling to Terms of Service