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About Us Overview DevelopmentCorporate is a strategic corporate development advisory firm for enterprise and mid-market technology companies. We assist management teams, board of directors, and investors in updating their merger, acquisition, and divestiture strategies and then we provide tactical support for the implementation of those strategies. We also provide support for strategic initiatives such market assessments, competitive intelligence updates, product/service portfolio analysis, etc. Finally, we have significant experience in guiding large scale organizations through corporate restructurings to either take advantage of new market opportunities or respond to changes in market conditions. What Makes Us Different What makes DevelopmentCorporate unique is that we bring an ‘operators perspective’ to the table. Our Credentials Some highlights of our experience include:

Good Question! The Eight Best Questions We Got While Raising Ven Editor’s note: Guest writer Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, an online real estate broker that seeks to give consumers the information and tools once limited to real estate agents. Previously, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, which had a public offering in 2002 but is now part of Oracle. Below he shares the best questions from investors during a recent fund raising. For startups, Christmas comes in November. Redfin is one of the companies that just closed a round. VCs are good at asking questions. Here are the questions VCs asked Redfin that changed how we think about our business. 1. 2. Good question. 3. For us, this meant explaining what Redfin made this summer on a single home purchase, with a per-transaction account of what we spent on marketing to get customers ($27), on local data ($153), on customer service ($2,906) and so on. We knew our margin before, but hadn’t broken the numbers down into their most easily handled form. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Way.

A Metathinking Manifesto The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Einstein For several years now, I’ve been studying the intersection of technology, culture and communication, the impacts of social media, the relationship between creativity, innovation and design, and the potential of various futures. I’ve had this gnawing sensation at the edges of my mind that all these areas were held together by a common thread, but I couldn’t put my finger on the connection. First off, let me lay out a framework . * Social media is fundamentally changing the human experience. * The world is increasing in complexity. * We are experiencing accelerating change. And a brief explanation of each: Social media is fundamentally changing the human experience. We can all agree that social media technologies are here to stay. The businesses are asking: “how do we monetize this?” The educators are asking: “how do we teach this?” So what? Like this: Like Loading...

Wiki tools - CPsquare From [[ CPsquare]], the community of practice on communities of practice. Definition / description of a Wiki A Wiki is a special kind of web server that allows its users to freely create and edit Web page content using a Web browser. Wikis support an internal hyperlink system allowing pages to easily be linked together. This allows users to both change content on a page and the overall structure of interlinked pages. Wikis can be set up so that anyone in the world can edit a page or so that only specific people are permitted to read or edit a page (login required and/or password protected). Wikis for Communities of Practice Wikis are very flexible in that users can both add, change content, add new pages, and change the connections between them. Wikis are designed to de-emphasize individual authorship, allowing any user to edit any text. Finally, because of a reduced emphasis on individual authorship, wikis may also change a group's experience of themselves. Video intro

Open Infrastructures I: conferen This report on the conference in Manchester on November 3, on “Media Ecologies for Post-Industrial Production” should have been published 3 weeks ago, but got an erroneous draft status. Without further ado: This was an important week in the history of the P2P movement. Equality important was the Manchester event on November 3, which I consider the birth of a “Open Infrastructure” movement. The title, perhaps counter-intuitively, was “Media Ecologies for Post Industrial Production”. It had two tracks, separate in the morning, but which merged in the afternoon session. Common to both is that the new mode of peer production, centered on community-centered commons of knowledge, code and designs, create platforms where both voluntary contributors and members of entrepreneurial coalitions can add to the commons, and create action or business models that benefit from it, and do not harm or enclose it.

Xobni Goes Enterprise 2.0 Xobni, the Outlook plugin that reveals the hidden social network in your inbox, has today launched a business service called Xobni Enterprise. With this, I.T. administrators are being given new tools to deploy and manage the plugin across corporate desktops. In addition, the company is offering customizable extensions for popular enterprise systems including Salesforce CRM, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics, and others. Deployment and Management Features With Xobni Enterprise, I.T. admins can manage the deployment and permissions surrounding the plugin's use via a web-based portal that provides access to user's profiles as well as a groups management feature. To push the plugin out to end users, Xobni Enterprise offers an MSI file and registry settings that can be modified as necessary. Extensions for Salesforce, SharePoint, and More Other Features Pricing The company webpage for Xobni Enterprise does not include any pricing information, only a link to "Request More Info" from the company.

People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really? Publication Note This article was originally published on the Work-Learning Research website ( in 2002. It may have had some minor changes since then. It was moved to this blog in 2006. Introduction People do NOT remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they see, 30% of what they hear, etc. My Search For Knowledge My investigation of this issue began when I came across the following graph: The Graph is a Fraud! After reading the cited article several times and not seeing the graph---nor the numbers on the graph---I got suspicious and got in touch with the first author of the cited study, Dr. "I don't recognize this graph at all. What makes this particularly disturbing is that this graph has popped up all over our industry, and many instructional-design decisions have been based on the information contained in the graph. Bogus Information is Widespread The graph is representative of a larger problem. Where the Numbers Came From Here are some more examples: Our Citations

History News Network SOURCE: American Revolution Center 12-3-09 Who cares about the American Revolution and why should something that happened more than 200 years ago matter today? These are among the questions raised by a recent national survey, sponsored by The American Revolution Center, which revealed an alarming lack of knowledge of our nation's founding history, despite near universal agreement on the importance of this knowledge. The study, conducted in the summer of 2009 among a demographically representative random sample of U.S. adults, is the first national survey of adult knowledge of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy. It reveals that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Asked to grade themselves on their knowledge, 89 percent of adults polled believed they could pass a basic test on the American Revolution. "The American Revolution defined what it means to be an American.

Creating Social Media Value: Part 2 | The Relationship Economy.. This is part of the series “Creating Social Media Value”. After organizing, managing and administering your presence it is wise to listen and learn before you begin to engage. When you consider the basis of any good relationship, any good business decision and any worthy effort all are founded on listening and learning before you act, speak or decide. The social web provides a rich forum to listen and learn from the markets of conversations discussing everything, anything and everyone. What Are The Right Things? The right things to learn are relevant to your intent. There are several critical learning lessons people and organizations need to understand before they can learn the right things. Your personal and professional reputation is based on relational attributes created from experiences people have with you and your organization. When Listening What Are You Finding? There is an old expression “seek and you shall find”. There is a lot to unlearn and a lot more to relearn. Google Launches a URL Shortener, Too It looks like today has quickly become URL shortener day. Just moments ago, we learned about, Facebook's new URL shortener. It's already in use for mobile and page link sharing and spreading quickly. One of Facebook's mortal enemies couldn't let the social network have all of the fun and attention, though. The company also made sure to preach the strengths of its URL shortener and why it should be chosen above others.

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