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Mr.Biver CEO Hublot with a LINCHPIN Audio-Book (by Seth Godin)

By Stefan{at}MyTree.CH

http://www.kindlerthorpe.com/hublot_logo-larger.jpgThere are lots of things about your person written in the internet. I would like to ask you some new questions.

Please ask.

First of all I would like to make a visual test. What do you see on this picture?

I can see a tree.

Don’t you see more? Take your time, you have to consider it more precisely.
I can’t see more.

Sometimes there is more there, than you think you see.
Yes
Bring the white scope into your focus. Imagine, that the stars are eyes…
Oh yes, and the hands..

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Time Management!

Randy PauschTime Management (1h26min)

Randy Pausch’s Time Management talk with English and German subtitles by Friederike Sophie Brand (To activate the subtitles or change the language, click the button in the video menu bar.

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Originally posted on PACE Australia - Sales Management News and Views:

monkeys1Article by Mike Bohlmann . Mark has more than 10 years of experience as a Web developer and an IT manager. He is an IT manager at the University of Illinois, where he is in the process of completing work toward his master’s degree. His research is focused on IT management, leadership, and services.

Leaders and managers in smaller businesses struggle to make do with scarce resources. It’s a condition of being smaller, but the one resource that smaller businesses have in exactly the same amount as large enterprises is time. Having the same quantity doesn’t make it any easier to manage.

Several years ago, William Oncken Jr. and Donald Wass wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review about time management called “Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey.” Oncken and Wass used the metaphor of monkeys to approach the issue of time management. The point is that we can’t really…

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Originally posted on Concierge Medicine Today:

By Kristin Piombino

JUNE 14, 2013 - It’s the million-dollar question for social media managers everywhere: What is the best time to post to social media?

While the optimal time to update your Facebook page or Pinterest boards may vary depending on your audience, Social Caffeine created an infographic that lists, in general, the best and worst times to post to the major social networks.

Here’s a look at three of them:

Facebook: Traffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.

Best time: Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET

Worst time: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. ET

Pinterest: Saturday morning is the best time to post.

Best time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET

Worst time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

LinkedIn: Post before or after business hours.

Best time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET or 5 p.m…

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Originally posted on Sparrows to Eagles:

There is only the dance 

until the swan dies.

                       ~  Bauke Kamstra
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This blog began with this poem and this exchange – http://bit.ly/10BlxQv – between Bauke – @Wyrde – and me.  Then my new Twitter friend from Australia, @TP_Hogan, chimed in - http://bit.ly/10BEW3P - and triggered  thoughts on Black Swans leading me to dust off and burnish some musings from my archives. 
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THE BLACK SWAN

The human opportunity is to turn flashes of insight into abiding light.

                                   ~  Huston Smith

Black Swan

Every now and then an unexpected and inexplicable event or product comes along that changes life as we have known it…

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Originally posted on Workplace Wrangler:

Today there is a great deal of talk about the need for more employee collaboration. This is because collaboration can lead to creative solutions and is directly tied to innovation.

Though we often attribute innovative ideas to a single person, rarely do these ideas occur in isolation. Finding novel solutions to problems or creating new market opportunities requires people sharing and discovering through direct and open interaction with others.

The physical environment can certainly play a role in encouraging innovation. Here are some examples of what organizations are currently doing.

  • Google is designing their new corporate headquarters to maximize casual employee conversations, which is exactly how they came up with innovations like Gmail and Street View.
  • Zappos created a new headquarters and deliberately provided employees with smaller workspaces and break rooms, not only to save money, but to encourage people to physically bump into each other. They hope this will…

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Originally posted on TechBits by Vidya Narayanan:

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There are many times in the last year that I’ve looked at a problem and told myself – if anyone can do it, it is us (Google).  It certainly feels good working for a company that you can say that about.  I don’t write too often about my employer – my blog is mostly about my personal thoughts on technology, with occasional other topics.  But, today, I’m making an exception.

Working for Google leaves me being amazed at the scale, pace and breadth of innovation that happens here.  I was proud of my previous employer, no doubt – especially when I started there, I felt I was surrounded by some of the smartest minds in applied R&D as there can be (and that is still true).  But, what I see coming out of Google is absolutely mind boggling for the size we are as a company.

Collectively, the announcements around

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Originally posted on FYI:

Innovation is all about creating new ideas and selling them.  To successfully innovate in an organisational setting a number things need to happen:

  • Individuals need to enlarge their toolsets to think differently;
  • Groups must have a culture that supports risk, to ensure new ideas are not ‘killed’ at inception;
  • Organisations must structure themselves so that innovation is part of its strategic focus;
  • The market must see the opportunity and value;
  • Society must accept as legitimate, supporting community values and aspirations;
  • Technology must be developed  to make the innovation ready for prime-time.

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These six factors constitute constraints to innovation.  Why do organisations, who say they want innovation, systematically put-up barriers to constrain new ideas from being formulated?  Why does innovation fail more often than not?  At the heart of most tales of innovation are stories of frustration, road-blocks, show-stoppers, and fate.  As the rate of product and service innovation speeds up…

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Originally posted on getting recognised:

The Time RabbitIt was a gathering of like minds. Not of the intelligence variety, but rather ones that have the same nagging voice; telling each of us to move off the couch on a Monday night and get our butts down to the weekly fitness class. This is not the sort of high energy tough motivational class someone would think to record on a DVD.  It is instead very much a low-key event, where lyrca and six-packs are not essential entry qualifications. It is simply a class that gets you moving and hopefully increases the quality of life in the long-term. Some weeks there can be 15 or more bodies moving around a crammed village hall, but tonight it was just me and five blokes. Not that I am complaining. For any woman, this is extremely favourable odds. But it really is not that sort of club.  The only thing you go to pick up there are…

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