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How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet?

Education has truly come a long way. However, it still has a very long way to go. Thanks to social networks like Twitter, teachers are able to collaborate and share resources like never before. But what about students? How do these well-connected teachers prepare students for the coming decades? According to Sir Ken Robinson , we don’t even know what to actually prepare students for. A recent talk delivered by Sir Ken Robinson has been transformed into an engaging and artistic ‘live animation’ by RSA and is embedded below. This discussions raises some interesting questions that I have personally been wondering about. So how do we adequately prepare students for what’s next? Related:  Economy, Innovation, Startups, Crowdsourcing, Advertising, Jobs

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.

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.[1] With few sellers, each oligopolist is likely to be aware of the actions of the others. Description[edit] 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[edit]

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: an.corlat@gmail.com Fulltext

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:

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.

ADivertido / Interactive Ideas / El modelo de negocio long tail de Bubok en dibujo 6inShare Hace un tiempo desgranamos las características del modelo de negocio long tail (larga cola). Hoy os ofrecemos una visión más fresca de este modelo de negocio gracias al fantástico Fernando de Pablo, también conocido como Dibujario, que ha dibujado el ejemplo de long tail que proponíamos, Bubok. Tanto el dibujo como el modelo de negocio tienen chicha, así que vamos a desgranarlo por partes para poder entender el modelo al completo. Propuesta de valor y segmentos de clientes Bubok es una plataforma que ofrece a autores la posibilidad de vender su libro, tanto en formato digital como en físico, y a los lectores encontrar una amplia variedad de libros a buen precio fuera de los bestselleres y libros típicos de editorial. Canales La distribución puede ser por vía digital descargando el libro desde la misma plataforma o en formato físico vía empresa de logística. Si la compra es digital solamente el autor y Bubok se reparten los beneficios. Gracias Fernando por el magnífico dibujo

¿Utilizar las redes sociales? Sí, pero con objetivos y un plan Tener presencia activa en las redes sociales puede resultar caro (tiempo, esfuerzo, formación, riesgos), pero puede serlo aún más a medio plazo si no se está. Hoy el aterrizaje de las pymes en las redes sociales está bastante lento, pese a la gran velocidad a la que crecen las plataformas. La pregunta de muchos empresarios es: ¿Debo estar en las redes sociales? La respuesta es: Sí, pero con un plan con el que aspirar a unos objetivos concretos. El aterrizaje está siendo demasiado suave, en contraposición a la veloz expansión de las redes sociales (hoy Facebook tiene más de 16 millones de usuarios registrados y Twitter, más de cinco). Sólo el 19 por ciento de los autónomos y el 28 por ciento de las empresas están presentes en redes. Ese escaso interés se basa, fundamentalmente, en que no se encuentra un beneficio inmediato para el negocio en la presencia en estas redes sociales. Son muchos los objetivos y beneficios que se pueden conseguir con una buena estrategia en redes sociales.

No Shortage of Work » Permalink: Humor in the Workplace by David Iscoe It’s pretty much a truism that good workers take their jobs seriously. Employers want people who are invested in the work and care about what they’re doing. What is less well known, but almost as important, is the need to have a sense of humor about your work. I talked to three professionals in three different industries – health care, air travel, and promotions – about how they combined humor and hard work to be productive, and happy, employees. “The best analogy for working in an operating room,” said Dr. “Humor makes you resilient,” Beitz said. Beitz knows it well. O.R. humor takes various forms. Dr. “He kind of turned red, and shut up,” she said. Some employees face pressures from customers as well as co-workers. Thesky mentioned a passenger who asked her “since when did you start wearing uniforms?” She said that once she learned to joke with the passengers, she found her job less stressful. Outside of work, Thesky also uses humor to deal with her experiences.

Derek Sivers El último blog de Javier Vizcaíno Impositores USUARIOS El Banco de España elaboró en 2009 un informe en el que alertaba de la elevada complejidad de las participaciones preferentes y otros productos híbridos de ahorro. Dicho documento aparece en la Revista de Estabilidad Financiera del Banco de España y, lamentablemente, se quedó en eso, en un mero informe, una mera advertencia tras la que el Banco de España, CNMV y Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda deberían haber evitado la creación de un auténtico corralito que ha permitido el secuestro de más de 30.000 millones de euros procedentes del bolsillo de cientos de miles de pequeños ahorradores, ahora convertidos en la mayoría de los casos en accionistas forzosos de las entidades financieras que les han ‘ofrecido’ la posibilidad de cambiar las participaciones preferentes por acciones. Las participaciones preferentes fueron comercializadas masivamente entre particulares como si fuesen depósitos desde 2007 hasta 2011, sobre todo porque reforzaban el capital de las entidades bancarias.

estrategias de inversion: portal de analisis independiente, ibex, acciones, cotizaciones, fondos de inversion, cfds, warrants 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. What’s different is that, even as we dream up what’s next, we face the classic innovator’s dilemma: should we invest in brand new products, or should we improve existing ones? Have a mission that matters Work can be more than a job when it stands for something you care about. Think big but start small

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