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How Data Can Enable Business Disruption: Traditional Retailers Must Take Note Of The Sharing Economy Recently, I talked with the CEO and founder of reBuy about the shifting dynamics in the retail sector as a result of digitalization. The use of data has evolved to the point where data has become the enterprise’s most critical business asset in the age of the customer. The business model of reBuy reCommerce — the leading German marketplace for secondhand goods — can help CIOs understand how the intelligent use of data can significantly disrupt a market such as retail. The case of reBuy offers interesting insights into how the wider trends of the sharing and collaborative economy affect retail.

Kinobi Will Use Kinect To Teach You Yoga, Dancing Or Maybe Even Surgery YouTube makes it easy to find instructional videos on practically any topic. There are 18,600,000 search results for “how to” on the site at the moment. Obviously not all of them are relevant, but that’s a staggering number. But if you’re trying to learn a physical skill — like dancing, yoga or martial arts — how can you tell if you’re doing the moves correctly? Kinobi wants to solve this problem by using the Microsoft Kinect device to monitor your activity and give you real-time feedback. Fintech & Insurtech Spanish Association is Born - Asociación Fintech Fintech & Insurtech Spanish Association Is Born Fintech & Insurtech Spanish Association has the support of more than 50 Fintech & Insurtech companies representing the large majority of the sector.The Fintech & Insurtech companies are those that, through technology, are digitally innovating in the financial and insurance sectors. Today they have already been consolidated as an opportunity of transformation for these sectors.One of the pillars of this Association is being as open and collaborative as possible, it has just been born and has already the support of Foro Fintech, Spain Fintech Hub, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles as academic partner, as well as Spain Financial Center. Madrid – 23th of February of 2016. Fintech & Insurtech Spanish Association is born, which has already the support of more than 50 Fintech & Insurtech Spanish companies representing the large majority of the sector.

Other Authors Recommended by Pierre Goodrich Lord Acton (1834-1902) In addition to the names inscribed on the walls of the Goodrich Seminar Room in the Library at Wabash College, Indiana, Goodrich also recommended the works of the following authors. Also see: our online version of the Goodrich Seminar Room at this site ortake A Virtual Tour of the Goodrich Seminar Room in the Lilly Library at Wabash College, Indiana, andthe biography of Pierre Goodrich by Dane Starbuckthe list of names on the walls of the Goodrich Seminar Room at Wabash College

Report: Sharing is the New Buying, Winning in the Collaborative Economy The Collaborative Economy Movement Changes Business This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. That means that people go to a site like LendingClub to get funding for their new project, rather than a traditional bank. Or, they may go to a site like Etsy or Shapeways to get custom made goods, or go to a site like eBay to buy pre-owned goods, instead of buying new products from retailers. In each of these cases, the crowd is self-empowered to get what they need from each other.

Resumes Are Bullshit. HireArt Is Better. HireArt, a newly launched Y Combinator-backed company, is working to solve a major problem that all employers face today: resumes are bullshit. Job candidates often like to fluff up their experience, and sometimes they even outright lie about their abilities. Other times, potentially great employees are overlooked because they have unorthodox backgrounds that don’t match up with what an employer thinks they need in terms of experience. Sometimes these kinds of things are realized during the in-person interview.

Books and Titles Art | Economics | History | Law | Literature | Music | Philosophy | Political Theory | Religion | Science | Sociology | War and Peace Alphabetical List of all Titles | Liberty Fund Books online These are places to go to if you are looking for books, articles, pamphlets, audio, and other titles: Fist-bumping while Rome burns: The seduction of Silicon Valley disruption I fist-bumped my first Lyft driver last Thursday night, on my way to a foodie networking party in San Francisco’ SoMa district at which you could make your own bitters and every other guest seemed to have a part-time hobby brewing artisanal small-batch whiskey. And I wondered: Am I a character in my own parody? Did Dave Eggers write my evening? Or was it Gary Shteyngart?

Trouble waking up? This ejector bed should fix that If you're one of the 7 billion people in this world, you probably have trouble waking up in the morning. An impetuous inventor from the UK has just solved this problem. YouTuber Colin Furze built what he's calling a "High Voltage Ejector Bed," and the name pretty much says it all. Furze built a metal frame which resembles a Murphy bed, except instead of folding backwards to be flush with a wall, it pushes the bed forward away from the wall. An air compressor powers two pistons which push the bed forward at a set speed. Furze also added lights and a couple of trumpets for maximum wake-up power.

What the Hell is Praxeology? Praxeology is the study of those aspects of human action that can be grasped a priori; in other words, it is concerned with the conceptual analysis and logical implications of preference, choice, means-end schemes, and so forth. The basic principles of praxeology were first discovered by the Greek philosophers, who used them as a foundation for a eudaimonistic ethics. This approach was further developed by the Scholastics, who extended praxeological analysis to the foundations of economics and social science as well. In the late nineteenth century, the praxeological approach to economics and social science was rediscovered by Carl Menger, founder of the Austrian School. The term praxeology was first applied to this approach by the later Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises (portrait at left). Along with his students (including Friedrich Hayek and Murray Rothbard), Mises employed praxeological principles to show that much existing economic and social theory was conceptually incoherent.

How the Facebook economy is costing us big On Feb. 12, San Francisco’s Yerdle, a start-up whose mission is to help you unload the unused goods gathering dust in your closet, announced it was going national. A proud member of the sharing economy – “Why shop when you can share?” inquires its slogan – Yerdle imagines itself as something more intimate and less transactional than competitors like eBay. Now, to celebrate its nationwide expansion, the company is sharing its wealth in the form of low-cost shipping for members who want to exchange goods across the country. Other stories recommended for you Early coverage of Yerdle has focused on Adam Werbach, the company’s “head of product.”

Penny Is A Chat-Based Personal Finance Coach Have you ever wondered why being financially responsible can be so difficult? Maybe it’s because most money management tools are too complicated and overwhelming for the average user. Penny, a new personal finance app, is fixing this by giving users personalized financial advice via a simple chat interface. UK’s north-south divide has widened, says thinktank For every 12 net new jobs that have been created in cities and towns in southern England since 2004 only one has been generated in towns in the rest of Britain, according to a report by a thinktank that has compared urban areas across the country. The thinktank, the Centre for Cities, found that the gap between Britain’s best and worst performing towns and cities had dramatically widened in the last 10 years, creating a two-tier economy of dynamism and decline. Its annual report, entitled Outlook 2015, compared the performance of the UK’s 64 largest cities and towns and found the south far outperforming the north between 2004 and 2013.

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