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Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What economists don't.

Steve Denning

In today’s knowledge economy, the motivation of workers is a key determinant of productivity. Sometimes quickly. Sometimes slowly.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

In one sense, it’s “a journey of imagination, where we’ll envisage production, consumption and exchange through new eyes.” " (p. Hats off!

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth.   US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% As the US recovers from the financial. economy. 

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services, along with their creation and consumption, have been difficult to define.  So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories.  Kushida. Apple‘s iPod is more than an attractively designed mp3 player. 

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. for more on this. 7.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

PaaS your DTAP: Test, Acceptance and Pre-production systems have never come at a cheaper price. How can you keep it all together ? Klout.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

About 15 years ago, the supply part of media’s supply-and-demand curve went parabolic, with a predictably inverse effect on price. This entry was posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 12:50 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. « @ the intersection says: April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am. [.] Clay Shirky. ” * * *.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Global web training by a Systems Engineering Manager at a Large Product Corporation. Why not use human voice-over? Results?

What price sobriety (in vouchers)?

Mind Hacks

Hence, in the Market State that has emerged, corporations and sovereign states make decisions on the production and distribution of Earth’s common resources more or less as a unitary system — with minimal participation from the people who depend on these commons for their livelihood and well-being. Major changes are on the way.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Why are the Fortune 500.

Steve Denning

Posted by: PaulSloane | December 23, 2010 at 09:52 AM Paul, Thanks. Nobody moves to New York to save money on their gas bill. Great article.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

Not because they had so much fun and anarchy creating a product that only they themselves could fix or maintain. knowledge lock-in. Hi Martijn.

Open Education and Market Forces

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If allowed, free enterprise would undoubtedly offer such a product (generally to be given as gifts, I would imagine). That even if private enterprise were to be able to manage education more efficiently, the product offered would be harmful to society. Foerster: These aren't incompatible positions. The current crisis in the U.S.

"12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. P. M.   December 28, 2010 in Bosses , Evidence-based Management , Thoughts on Books | Permalink. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. Again? Sutton.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

Ill put my swap mem on an SD, way cheaper The (admittedly very sexy) hard disk would be 1/4th of the current price of my laptop! No way. Coffin.

Apple’s iPad and the importance of price

Adaptive Path

One of the architects of the product, Jeff Hawkins, left Tandy to strike out on his own with Palm Computing. It cost $699, and was a flop.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The Chinese Wikileaker.

Steve Denning

That illness is that our institutions are no longer productive. Really Happens | Main | Is hierarchy inevitable? Or is the end nigh? 2006).

The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

For the last 150 years, the work of large organizations has been about mass production and making centralization effective. Please try again.

Customer-Centric Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Martin believes that while sounding good in principle, this premise turned out to be flawed in practice.  He uses historical stock prices from the S&P 500 to show that shareholders actually earned lower returns in the shareholder value era of the past thirty years than they did over the previous several decades.  asks Martin.

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Laughter in the workplace

Steve Denning

Here's link - [link] Posted by: Deb Mills-Scofield | December 04, 2010 at 11:19 AM I completely agree. Or is the end nigh? Please try again.

The Data Bubble II

Doc Searls

In The Data Bubble , I told readers to mark the day: 31 July 2010. Right now it’s hard to argue against all the money being spent (and therefore made) in the personalized advertising business—just like it was hard to argue against the bubble in tech stock prices in 1999 and in home prices in 2004. First in a series. That

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Is Steve Jobs Repeating His Past Mistakes?

Steven Berlin Johnson

The more models of Windows computers, competitively priced, the more people would buy Windows computers. think there is some truth to what Wright is saying here—everything that Jobs has ever done in his career has suggested that he loves great products more than market share. And so on. Though I'm sure he's happier with both.)

Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  Change can be highly unpredictable and can rapidly call into question the ability to predict demand for products or services.  Product life cycles are compressing across many, if not most, industries.  Do we all look at the world in the same way? Hardly. Of course, this is not an either/or proposition. 

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 18 August 2010 Why #VRM is Fools Gold There, off my chest. Bakery? Coffin.

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. P. M. Strategy and Business just released a list of the 10 "most significant books" published between 2001 and 2010.  Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Search. Again?

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The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, labor productivity has been steadily rising, and is now nearly double what it was in 1965.  Where have the benefits of these productivity gains gone?  The key challenge was to manage the growing means of production in the most efficient way possible.  Now they have turned their attention from analysis to prescription. 

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually  trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped.  Social networking applications are not new to business. 

Time on Team building: choose women ahead of the next Einstein

Steve Denning

According to the article, “when composing a team, it's better to select women, or at least cooperative candidates, over the next Einstein. “Even

Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

It means that 1% of people creates content, 9% curates it, and the remaining 90% is consuming it. Thats not a very homogeneous group, is it? Coffin.

Extreme Scale Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Supercomputing has been a major part of my education and career, from the late 1960s when I was doing atomic and molecular calculations as a physics doctorate student at the University of Chicago, to the early 1990s when I was general manager of IBM's SP family of parallel supercomputers. They got us into the terascale and petascale ranges. 

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing education.

Steve Denning

Steve Posted by: Steve Denning | December 11, 2010 at 05:38 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

UX Week 2010. Robot says it’s going to rock.

Adaptive Path

Only 88 more days until UX Week 2010! Or tasty soy product. Use code BLOG for 10% off the early bird price. Register here.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: WIKILEAKS: President.

Steve Denning

This is not just a matter of job satisfaction: in a world of knowledge work, engagement is the key determinant of productivity. Let me be blunt.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Appear in the places that seem productive or interesting or challenging or fun. According to the authors of Getting to Maybe , in complex environments : Rigid protocols are counter-productive. Tweet Co-author: Thierry deBaillon – @tdebaillon. Simplicity and the Enterprise. With growth, the simplicity ends. concepts and practices.

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. P. M.   December 19, 2010 in Bosses , Leadership , Sports | Permalink. Posted by: Gary Cohen | December 27, 2010 at 06:50 PM. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Search.

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Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services.  But for both public and private, the more productive and efficient the operations, the more can be delivered at the lowest cost. 

R-Buttons and the Open Marketplace

Doc Searls

Let’s start with price. price is a signal. Three things happen in a marketplace. Transaction. Or we move on. Conversation. Social.

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UX Week 2010 keywords: Games, social, iPad, visualization, service, future

Adaptive Path

We’re just a little over 2 months away from UX Week 2010 , our flagship event celebrating all things user experience. Whether in the service of mercenary ends (selling products) or for societal good (environmentally-friendly activities), we are increasingly called upon to shift user’s behaviors with our work. Social media.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Make talent development.

Steve Denning

If you are in consumer electronics, product development is critical. Among Fortune 500 CEOs, the intent to put people as a key item is high.

Tips: How To Be An Effective Asshole - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. P. M. Posted by: Kicky | November 26, 2010 at 09:43 PM. Posted by: Johnny Asshole | November 25, 2010 at 03:03 PM. Posted by: Tara Parks | November 23, 2010 at 04:08 PM.

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