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Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds

Ross Dawson

The post Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Very important.

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. Trial periods wouldn’t count. Multimedia : Does the tool offer the ability to include audio and/or visuals for questions? Grading Yes. Low cost.

A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses

George Siemens

A recent publication from Rory McGreal and Nian-Shing Chen, A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses (.pdf), This suggests that releasing academic books on open access does not lessen printed book sales online in comparison with traditional university presses using and rankings.

Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

Ross Dawson

The post Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. Why has this happened? So this may be less of an issue.

Andy Hargadon's Brilliant Post On Jobs Versus Edison - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

  Although there are many shallow comparisons of this kind coming out in the press, none are written by anyone who spent years studying Edison as Andy has done.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Again? Sutton.

transparency sets the stage for trust to develop

Harold Jarche

Porter also ran a second restaurant that still allowed tipping, and this made for a useful comparison. ”‘ – FastCoExist.

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The Hierarchy of Education

Dan Pontefract

That works only for so long. Do you remember the absolute fear of being called into the principal’s office?

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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Even Sweatshops are Getting Automated. So What’s Left?

Andy McAfee

However, this doesn’t appear to be the case. Nike’s financial results show that this strategy is paying off so far. by industrialization).

Engaging the trustworthy

Harold Jarche

Charles Green shows that Experts (Mavens) are not as trusted, in comparison to several other roles others in a network.

Conversations are markets?

Harold Jarche

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. Could that be reversed?

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

A new study is out from the OECD about worker skills in many countries, and it ain’t pretty for the US. To which I can only add, yuck.

What everything isn’t

Doc Searls

But we can’t operate in the present without some regard for the future, which brings me to a comparison of futurist related ideologies , from H+pedia , which was new to me when I saw this in a post to a list I’m on: Here is my reply to the same list: Must we all be “ists?”. We know s**t. I mean, is a historian a “pastist?”.

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Unsurprisingly someone commented on twitter quite quickly that it wasn't a fair comparison and mentioned the different types of applications involved. Comparatively, that is, in the context of corporate IT departments.?

The extraordinary personal value of the web: $140 billion is the tip of the iceberg

Ross Dawson

How much value do you get from the web? A lot more than you pay for it. The key findings are shown below. Source : McKinsey.

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The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Why chatbots? First a bit of background: two things have happened recently that are considered to be big turning points. alerts, reminders, etc).

52% of Americans did mobile phone research while in stores over the holiday season

Ross Dawson

One of the biggest threats to physical retail stores is that shoppers do price, service, and delivery comparisons while in the shop.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI research has been around since the early days of IT, - having gone through ups and downs over the past several decades. Not so with AI. economy.

turmoil and transition

Harold Jarche

The wealth that is created for the users pales in comparison to the value for the platform owners. That period is almost over.

Post-Stoos Video


Before the gathering in Stoos, Steve Denning put together this comparison of approaches to transforming management.

The personality of sperm donors

Mind Hacks

With regard to personality, we found significant differences on the temperament dimension of harm avoidance between the sperm donors and the comparison group, with lower means for sperm donors. The biggest ever study on the personality of sperm donors has just been published. So who donates sperm? Link to paywalled study. Togetherness

Steven Berlin Johnson

Has anyone seen that comparison done somewhere? If not, does anyone have the sales data for the Billboard chart handy? And Other Questions.

play the long game

Harold Jarche

The wealth that is created for the users pales in comparison to the value for the platform owners. Uber is disrupting taxi monopolies.

Rebels on the edges

Harold Jarche

In comparison, computer hardware maker, and iTunes master, Apple has about 80,000 employees, while the search/advertising giant Google has 46,000.

The Rebound that Stayed Flat

Andy McAfee

I set the January 1995 value for each of these equal to 100 to allow comparisons across them over the years. Do you agree?

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Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Ross Dawson

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. It makes for interesting reading. Boston.

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All things to all people

Harold Jarche

Nollind also made an excellent comparison of my PKM framework with his own methodology, Seek = Connect = Play. I too, do not share much on G+.

Psychotherapies and the space between us

Mind Hacks

However, the comparison is usually unhelpfully shallow. Even mental health has its luxury goods. Theory Togetherness

PKM in 34 pieces

Harold Jarche

Good comparisons are quite useful. Much of my work on PKM has been inspired by others. I disagree. Too often, our workspace do not allow this.

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embracing perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Michelle Ockers has been working hard at incorporating social learning in the workplace, as her posted case study shows. He eliminated dress codes.

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It is 1-3-2: Bronze Medal Winners are Happier than Silver

Bob Sutton

Yesterday I was sort of watching the Olympics -- reading the New York Times on my iPhone and occasionally glancing-up at the TV. 

Exploratorium: Mapping the Experience of Experiments

Adaptive Path

We're huge fans of our soon to be San Francisco waterfront neighbors, the Exploratorium. They don't have docents, they have Explainers.

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

As I was preparing to write this column, I looked up the word “ fail.” Thankfully, the word “success” is on that list as well.

Clusters in the tail

Dave Snowden

A very satisfying first day in our Small Countries Big Ideas programme held overlooking the harbour here in Caernarfon. Musings

Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

Good comparisons are quite useful. Remember when someone older than you first got an email account? Actually, they probably sent a lot of jokes.

The olympic spirit

Euen Semple

Any official use of the tools is likely to be stilted and ineffective in comparison. The olympic games communications team have rightly been being criticised for imposing constraints on the use of social media by volunteers for the duration of the games. This is naïve on so many levels. It is a missed opportunity. They are not alone.

Attractive people less shallow

Mind Hacks

The study revealed that participants in the high attractiveness group scored significantly higher on 7 of the 12 POI scales in comparison to the participants in the low attractiveness group: Inner-Directed, Self-Actualising Value, Feeling Reactivity, Spontaneity, Self-Regard, Self-Acceptance, and Capacity for Intimate Contact. Link to study.

A new social contract for creative work

Harold Jarche

Jon Evans looks at the current boom in software engineering jobs in comparison to the lack of jobs elsewhere.