This is probably the last post for a few months:
1- dotSub, videosite with captions in many languages, users can also add new translations.
2- FLowing data: making sense of data through vizualization.
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The Major Challenges facing humanity and awaiting an engineering solution. An effort by the National Academy of Engineering. "The focus was not to find what could be invented, but what needed to be invented"
MISSION STATEMENT Serve as a catalyst to position 21st century skills at the center of US K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders
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To support social entrepreneurs with their recruitment and hiring needs at every organizational level, to provide resources for socially driven jobseekers, and to address talent related issues throughout the sector.
"...Its agenda emphasizes global macroeconomic topics, international money and finance, trade and related social issues, energy and the environment, investment, and domestic adjustment measures. Current priority is attached to China, globalization (including its financial aspects) and the backlash against it, global trade imbalances and currency misalignments, the competitiveness of the United States and other major countries, reform of the international financial architecture, and new trade negotiations at the multilateral, regional, and bilateral levels...."
Mission: The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their fight against marginalization in today's globalized world. It mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment.
In their words:
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is a multidisciplinary research establishment dedicated to the study of human development and education. Its inquiries are broadly defined, but concentrate on the evolutionary, social, historical, and institutional contexts of human development, as well as examining it from life-span and life-course perspectives.
Hans Rosling's talk at TED talk in 2006 was a rare example of charts being both informative and fun.
Gapminder World is a powerful learning and presentation tool.
Two really good Journals from MIT Press:
The book is at times as enjoyable to read as a Malcolm Gladwell book, slows down a few chapters in but is nonetheless quite interesting.
You can also read the original article that spawned the book here:
Be that person that actually read the book being cited.
Interesting methods in deconstructing how thinking work.
Generally interesting, both in terms of the dynamics of the tech industry and the actions behind a turn-around plan.
Two excellent Blogs:
'Applied Imagination' By Steve Dahlberg focuses on creativity and competitiveness.
'Presentation Zen' By Garr Reynolds highlights great presentation methods.
Some recently read books that were interesting and valuable:
(Direct links from Amazon's afilliate program, buy from the site of your choice!)
Business Process Improvement
Value Stream Mapping in low volume high mix environments
Capitalism: key ingredients
Cognitive Science: human judgement
Linking strategy with metrics
"The vision of the Open Business Guide is to share, mix and facilitate the spread of innovative business ideas. Here the entrepreneurial community can share success stories and failures. From both we can learn."
"The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness is dedicated to the study of competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions, and cities; and the relationship between competition and society."
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"Great Decisions is an annual publication from the Foreign Policy Association that serves as the basic component of all Great Decisions programs. The briefing book consists of eight articles that educate readers on some of the key foreign policy issues of the day. "