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Consumer trends and insights from around the world

Consumer trends and insights from around the world
April 2014 Why consumers will embrace connected objects with a clear mission: to actively care for them. Read Now 250,000 subscribers and 1,200+ clients turn to trendwatching.com for global consumer trends, insights and related innovations. We rely on teams and representatives in London, São Paulo, Singapore, New York, Sydney and Lagos, and run a network of 2,600+ spotters in 100+ countries. Never miss a Free Trend Briefing again!

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How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me. No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with us, but as human beings we’re born with a desire to continuously grow and improve. I believe it’s within all of us. Yet most people wake up each day and life pretty much stays the same.

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Global Economics: Economy & Globalization News Sign in with Facebook Or use your Businessweek account Forgot password? Already a Bloomberg.com user? Sign in with the same account. Don't have an account? Tim Geisert tells how to create a smarter workforce What's the corporate culture? Determining a company's culture brings its own set of challenges. An organization may hold a mistaken vision of its own culture; so communicating a more accurate picture is vital. Kenexa does this by combining its fact-based findings of corporate traits with a story-telling component that uses easy to recognize archetypes. As an example, Geisert cites the evaluation that was undertaken as IBM was acquiring Kenexa late in 2012. The two companies shared one predominate characteristic: “the hero trait.

Global brain The global brain is a conceptualization of the worldwide network formed by all the people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect them into an intelligent, self-organizing system. As the internet becomes faster, more intelligent, and more encompassing, it increasingly ties its users together into a single information processing system, which functions like a nervous system for the planet Earth. The intelligence of this network is collective or distributed: it is not centralized or localized in any particular individual, organization or computer system. It rather emerges from the dynamic networks of interactions between its components, a property typical of complex adaptive systems.[1] History of the concept[edit]

‘Sell me this pen:’ The real answer to The Wolf of Wall Street’s challenge What is the real answer to the Wolf of Wall Street challenge: Sell me this pen? Anyone who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street knows the scene. In the last few moments of the film, Leonardo DiCaprio, portraying Jordan Belfort – the 1990s penny stock broker, who went to prison on charges of fraud and stock market manipulation for orchestrating a massive pump and dump scheme at his New York firm Stratton Oakmont – asks a room full of salesmen at a seminar to sell him a pen. Mr. DiCaprio hands a pen to one salesman, who begins describing it: “It’s an amazing pen...” Not satisfied, Mr.

27 Best Free Marketing Tool Oh, you brave affiliate marketers. Trying to outdo major corporations with only your passion, hard work and marketing savvy. It’s no little thing, what you’ve undertaken. You need all the help you can get. Just remember: One tool won’t make the difference between success and failure. But if you’re already on your way to success, a good tool can give you an edge. Columns A global thinker from the world of philosophy, science or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable - that they believe will change the world. The week’s must-reads from around the web. Feed your mind with the pick of the most recent science and technology stories, selected by The Browser.

Your Twitter archive It’s no secret: You make Twitter what it is. And if you tweet, you may have found yourself wanting to go back in time and explore your past Tweets. Maybe you wanted to recall your reaction to the 2008 election, reminisce on what you said to your partner on your 10th anniversary, or just see your first few Tweets. We know lots of you would like to explore your Twitter past. 3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young The other night, I had a conversation with a young woman who had a number of decisions ahead of her, one of which was whether she should go to grad school or travel the world. I told her to travel. Hands down. Get More Traffic to Your Site Through Smart Online Advertising 5EmailShare Photo credit. {Today’s post comes from Lucy Wright, and it’s all about optimizing online ads. As you know, marketing can be quite a workload for any bootstrapped small business owner, so the option of simply buying advertising space through Google, Facebook, or popular blogs is tempting. But does it really work for gaining valuable traffic (and sales)?

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - About NAKFI - The Futures Initiative is designed to enable scientists from different disciplines to focus on new questions, upon which they can base entirely new research, and to encourage and reward outstanding communication between scientists as well as between the scientific enterprise and the public. The following information may be helpful in suggesting topics, specific instructions for which are provided below. Futures Conferences Futures Conferences are unique, bringing together some of the nation's best and brightest researchers from academic, industrial, and government laboratories to explore and discover interdisciplinary connections in important areas of cutting-edge research. Each year, researchers apply to attend the conference and some 100 outstanding researchers are invited to discuss ideas related to a single cross-disciplinary theme. Participants gain not only a wider perspective on the theme, but also new insights and techniques that might be applied to their own work.

16 ultra-creative CVs / interactive résumés that catch the eye Pretty much everybody has created a CV / résumé at some stage in their life. As with most forms of content I think the key is to establish a tone of voice, and try to stand out from the surrounding noise. I always used to put ‘vinyl junkie’ in the ‘interests’ section on my CV, which always worked a treat in interviews regardless of the role. People would ask me about my passion for music. 27 Content Marketing Tools to Help Kick Start Your Projects For many businesses, content marketing efforts have been doubled in recent times to help promote their brand by communicating with potential customers without directly trying to sell to them. The effect of traditional marketing has somewhat diminished over the years and in this digital age, businesses have caught on and are now investing significantly into content marketing. By creating and distributing valuable, relevant and actionable content via the web, businesses can target very specific niches – compare this to traditional marketing where the end consumer of an advert is a lot more diverse. It’s easy to understand why businesses have been focusing on the content marketing approach which will help boost their brand awareness and web visibility.

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