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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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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. 

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!

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

Tal Posted by: Givoly | December 26, 2010 at 04:16 AM Tal Thanks for the input. Why is this so meaningful to me? would love to hear from you!

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?

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. ” * * *.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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 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.

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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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.

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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. 

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Our Dickensian economy.

Steve Denning

The American story for two centuries was one of real wages advancing more or less in line with productivity. But not lately. And they are real.

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

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 Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver. He then goes on to explain several (18) models.

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. 

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.

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

I just caught up for a coffee with Nick Love, head of MySpace and IGN Australia. Here are a few thoughts and pointers from public information.

An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.

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. « "Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic CEOs and Stock Price, Featuring Steve Jobs | Main. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Search.

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: 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.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The best way to break into a business is to offer new products or processes.” how well does the new technology fit with existing legacy products, services and installed base?; how well does the new technology and related products and services fit with the overall organization?; This makes some sense. 

Reinventing management: The transition from hierarchy to self.

Steve Denning

In the process, she found that there truly is a better way to run a business. People have freedom to determine the what, how and when of work.

Harnessing Ignorance to Spark Creativity - 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. December 03, 2010 in Innovation , Leadership | Permalink. Posted by: Generalist | December 07, 2010 at 09:34 AM. December 07, 2010 at 05:21 AM. Bob Sutton. Again?

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key challenge was to manage the growing means of production in the most efficient way possible. 

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This results in market efficiencies that bear new products, services, and business growth.”  . This one-to-many Web 1.0 Web 2.0

Frontiers of Planned Obsolesence

Doc Searls

Our iPad was new in the summer of 2010:  first generation. But it’s as much a feature as a bug for many kinds of products, including (and perhaps especially) consumer electronics. Given the original price ($800-something), it will end up having cost about $200 per year. Prices aren’t there (far as I can tell).

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