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A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human

Social norms are wrecking your grief experience.<p>The perfect coffin for a gerbil is a Celestial Seasonings tea box. With the tea bags removed, the white wax-paper bag inside is the ideal size funeral shroud for a tiny body. This unfortunate factoid, like much of the information about how to dispose …

Emotions

Why Not Trying to Do it All Can Lead to Real Success | Heleo

“I was terrified of failing, of messing up, of not fulfilling expectations, until I got so overwhelmed that I dropped the ball—and discovered that …

The Greatest New Innovative Technologies of 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American have recently joined forces and devised a list of the top ten most innovative technologies of …

Next-Gen Knowledge Management: Supply Side vs. Demand Side

Knowledge management in its most basic format is the exchange of information. But within that exchange are two distinct, but deeply connected, …

6 Metrics to Measure Your Customer Service Knowledge

Customer service knowledge comes in many forms from customer self-service knowledge to agent-facing knowledge, and many formats from video, to …

Knowledge Centered Support Methodology Part 2: Implementation

<b>Implementing Knowledge Centered Support</b><p>The concept of “Knowledge” is most easily explained in the context of such entities as “Data” and …

eLearning

IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

Florentijn Hofman<p>IDEO’s origin story sometimes sounds like a myth or a fable, but it’s actually true. David Kelley founded the company with a simple goal: to create a workplace made up of his best friends. In the beginning he did, in fact, bring in some of his closest buddies to launch the Silicon …

Employee Engagement

TAG Heuer smartwatch production to be increased due to high demand

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer announced that it will be increasing the production of its TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch, in order to meet the anticipated (heavy) demand. Despite carrying a luxurious $1,500 price tag, making it the most expensive Android Wear based smartwatch, retailers and …

TAG Heuer

Singletasking: 7 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

In our culture of multitaskers, we attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once. But here’s the rub: Multitasking fails us. Why? …

Time Management

Hands-on with the $1,500 Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch

Tag Heuer has teamed up with Google and Intel to launch the Connected Watch, its first Android Wear timepiece. The Connected isn't just any average Android Wear watch, however. It's a $1,500 luxury timepiece clad in titanium and bearing more than a passing resemblance to Tag Heuer's analog …

The knowledge supply chain; lessons as "the car parts of knowledge"

This post is a combination of three ideas, to see if they come up with something new.<p>Idea number 1 - the idea of an organisation as a knowledge …

Modernizing Business Process with Cloud and AI

5 Attributes of Effective Project Management

Winston Churchill once said, “Plans are of little importance, but <i>planning</i> is essential.” This paradox is especially true in project management. …

ZTE Spro 2 Android-powered hotspot/projector combo launching at Verizon

Earlier this year, ZTE launched the Spro 2 on AT&T, giving Big Blue customers the chance to pick up a mobile hotspot/projector combo device that runs …

Mobile

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How Can a Knowledge Management System Improve Sales?

en_US<p>article<p>Your leads care how quickly someone responds to their questions and concerns. A knowledge management system allows sales representatives …

Davenport - "KM not dead but gasping for breath"

An excellent blog in the Wall Street Journal from one of the most respected voices in KM, Tom Davenport, claims that "knowledge management isn’t …

Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

Every week a vendor introduces a new gadget, system, or service that promises to make us communicate and collaborate better, faster. Just look at the comments below any article about virtual teams. They almost always include someone either evangelizing or peddling a particular piece of hard- or …

Management

Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As our computers get ever smaller, we still imagine robots being the same size as us.<p>We're egotistical like that. We don't quickly learn that small things can pack a devastating sort of power. Think of …

Robotics

It’s Healthy to Let Your Mind Wander

Let me see, now, where was I?<p>Ah, yes, <i>the wandering mind</i>.<p>Mind-wandering has gotten bad press. The wandering mind is said to be an unhappy mind, …

Bring Agile to the Whole Organization

Software has eaten the world. And as it continues to consume new and diverse industries it’s transforming the way business is done. We are all in the “software business” now, regardless of the product or service we provide, forcing us to reexamine how we structure and manage our organizations.<p>When …

3 Reasons Why Mass Customization is the Future of Consumer Products

Consumers expect it their way. In the era of Facebook stalking and self-aggrandizement, consumers view products as another form of expressing their uniqueness. Below are three trends that have contributed to the mass customization movement.<p><b>1. Every Customer Is Their Own Market</b><p>Since the late '80s …

MyCustomizer: If mass customization is the future, here’s the tool to create it

MONTREAL — You’ve heard the bit about the best way to make money during the gold rush, right? It’s not joining the mob of prospectors, but selling them pickaxes and shovels.<p>That’s the idea behind MyCustomizer, a new startup just graduating out of FounderFuel, one of the premier accelerators in …

Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It

How do workers feel about the adequacy of their skills? Until now, few studies have examined their views. Today, a survey of employees is being released that provides strong confirmation of the notion that employees need better skills to do their jobs well, especially skills related to …

Calculations find best phosphors for better LEDs

New research makes it possible to optimize phosphors—a key component in white LED lighting—allowing for brighter, more efficient lights.<p>“These …

Santa Barbara

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

College & University