Tuesday, May 13, 2008

FlowingData and dotSub

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.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Maplecroft maps

Maps covering topics ranging from disease (turberculosis, malaria, influenza) to military expenditure, civil liberities, minority rights, climate change, competitiveness, corporate governance and many others...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Education: 21st century skills

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
Also check the resources section: route 21

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

World Bank: Rapid Response


  • To promote financial and private sector reform, resulting in better business environments.
  • Ultimately to spur business, entrepreneurial, and employment opportunities for the poor in developing countries.

Note the toolkits and the doing business map with background information.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Social entrepreneurship jobs: Commongood careers


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.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Think Tanks: The Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics

"...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...."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Portfolio Magazine: Blogs

Portfolio Magazine, a refreshing recent addition to the business section compiled the following list of blogs:

(Click on graphic or Title to visit link)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Max Planck Institute for Human Development:

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.

(Click on Graphic to visit site)

Gerd Gigerenzer author of Calculated Risks and Simple Heuristics (two excellent books) is co-director of the institute.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Big Think: The new conversation

Big hat-tip to the New York Times, today for this:

(click on photo to visit link)

Still under construction, hopefully it will keep growing and become economically viable.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Poptech: The impact of technology on people.

Downloadable talks from the PopTech conference.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Journals: 2 from MIT

Two really good Journals from MIT Press:

1- Innovations: Technology|Governance|Globalization
"Innovations is about creativity addressing societal concerns. It is about social entrepreneurs, inventors, public leaders—all whose innovations meet local needs and address global challenges. It is less about what needs to be done, and more about what people are doing."

(Click image to go to page, and click here to go to see the different issues including FREE ones)

2- Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks:
"Our mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning."

(I have to admit I have mainly read abstracts from JALN, but they are still insightful)

Other Journals from MIT can be found here.

Remember that your local library might offer online access to most of these journals/articles through it's website.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Crowdsourcing: Innocentive

One of the companies working on harvesting the energy of the masses to solve complex challenges.

Founded in 2001, InnoCentive connects companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations, all hungry for breakthrough innovation, with a global network of more than 125,000 of the world's brightest minds on the world's first Open Innovation Marketplace™.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sustainable Development Portal on Wikipedia

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Impressive collection of articles on Wikipedia about most facets of sustainable development.

PS: I had been traveling, on vacation, then moving in the last few months, should be posting more often in the future!


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Recently read and recommended

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:


Sunday, June 10, 2007

BNET: Management, Strategy, Work Life skills And Advice for Professionals


(Hat tip to Ross Mayfield)
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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Creativity Wiki: mycoted

Good resource covering research and development in the field of Creativity.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Recently read and recommended

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.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sustainability: Earth Institute


Highlighted feature: Video and Audio of Jeff Sachs' speeches under his Bio. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 06, 2007

TED Talks

Talks from TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) events. Extremely diverse but always interesting.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Kiva: Be your own 'banker to the poor'

Kiva: microfinance life-changing ideas

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Blog: Global Economic Trend Analysis


Sunday, November 12, 2006

The financial forecast center

Financial forecast center

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Blogs: Creativity and Communication

Two excellent Blogs:
'Applied Imagination' By Steve Dahlberg focuses on creativity and competitiveness.
'Presentation Zen' By Garr Reynolds highlights great presentation methods.

"Applied Imagination"

"Presentation Zen"

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Video Streams: Interviews with business leaders

Financial Times 'View from the Top'

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Recently read and recommended

Some recently read books that were interesting and valuable:
(Direct links from Amazon's afilliate program, buy from the site of your choice!)

Systems Thinking


Business Process Improvement

Value Stream Mapping in low volume high mix environments

Capitalism: key ingredients

Cognitive Science: human judgement

Linking strategy with metrics

Sunday, February 12, 2006


China Leadership monitor, Stanford.

China in the red, a video broadcast by Frontline.

Learn Mandarin: (Audio, Text)
Mandarin Lessons with Serge Melnyk


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Business: 50 Influential Gurus.

Ranking of the "world's most influential business leaders."

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Monday, September 12, 2005

Social Entrepreneurship: Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network: Social Entrepreneurship.

Saturday, August 13, 2005



Sunday, July 17, 2005


"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."

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Articles and book excerpts from Maclom Gladwell, author of: "The Tipping Point" and "Blink".

(Marketing, Management, and much more.)

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Video Streams: The Boardroom Connection.

A partnership between the WSJ, InformationWeek and Optimize. Seems this site will have IT focused stories, case studies, etc.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

"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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