Ulrich Beckendorff

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3 Keys to Unlocking Employee Talent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With resources limited and budgets tight, using every ounce of your employees’ talent is vital to your business’ success. While many entrepreneurs stress about running a lean ship, most are actually sitting on a treasure trove of untapped …

Entrepreneurship

OpenKnit: Nennt sich Klamottendrucker, ist eine Open-Source-Strickmaschine - Engadget Deutschland

Das Projekt OpenKnit verspricht etwas zeitgeistig Klamotten aus dem Drucker, dahinter steckt dann eine Strickmaschine zum selber bauen, eine eigene Steuer-Software und eine Plattform zum Austausch von Strickmustern/Designs. Der Bau der Strickmaschine dürfte nichts für Anfänger sein, die Bauteile …

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In therace for relevance to future customers, the greater a company’s innovation capacity, the greater its …

Hardest language to learn – Discussions about languages

What is the hardest language to learn?<p><b>Extremely Hard</b>: <i>The hardest language to learn is: Polish</i> – Seven cases, Seven genders and very difficult …

Language Learning

Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of application development

Software has become critical for most large enterprises. They should adopt a reliable output metric that is integrated with the process for gathering …

Zedd Ahead: Meet The Next Big Star Of Electronic Music

Anton Zaslavski, better known to burgeoning hordes of fans as the DJ/producer Zedd, got his stage name as a matter of convenience.<p>As a middle-schooler in Germany, he often sat next to a good friend who shared his first name. When the teacher would call on Anton, they’d both answer. So they simply …

Why We Love to Hate Consultants

An interview with <b>Dan McGinn</b>, HBR senior editor.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with HBR Senior Editor Dan McGinn, author of the Synthesis essay in our September issue. The topic this month is “Inside Consulting’s Black …

Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching

<i>Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach. These stats are from a Stanford University/The Miles Group survey released this month, which asked 200 CEOs, board directors, and other senior</i> …

IT’s C-Suite Problem

Employees in today’s interdependent, knowledge-intensive workplace have IT needs that are diverse, fast-changing and difficult to articulate. But when we at CEB ask CIOs who in IT is responsible for understanding and responding to these needs, we get an uncomfortable silence.<p>For years, CIOs have …

Ubuntu Edge: Explained!

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Measuring the full impact of digital capital

Although largely uncounted, intangible digital assets may hold an important key to understanding competition and growth in the Internet era.<p><b>On July</b> …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

Setting value, not price

The first task is to map benefits versus price—as the customer sees them. Bear in mind that equal value doesn’t mean equal market share. The key …

How to Source Top Talent Online

From social recruiting to communication campaigns to the application of real-time sourcing analytics, here are 5 must-have strategies currently …

Recruitment

New Study Finds That HR's C-Suite Influence is Increasing — a Lot

From the HR blog at TLNT<p>Every once in a while, I get a survey that serves up so much information that it becomes really difficult to simply …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

Classic Cars

How a little patch could free you from pesky mosquitoes and fight malaria

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Mosquito season is in full swing, but new patch wants to save you from an itchy, scratchy summer – and help conquer malaria …

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AIREAL: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Is it time to reconsider the militarization of American policing?<p>On Jan. 4 of last year, a local narcotics strike force conducted a raid on the Ogden, Utah, home of Matthew David Stewart at 8:40 p.m. The 12 officers were acting on a tip from Mr. Stewart's former girlfriend, who said that he was …

Policing

Kate Upton Sexy Fotoshooting in der Wüste

Kate Upton wurde in die Wüste geschickt – und kehrte mit sexy Fotos wieder zurück. Das US-Model präsentierte ihre Kurven für die Kampagne eines …

Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of …

The Problem with Executive Isolation

A client of mine recently experienced a jarring moment akin to a scene straight out of the old Broadway musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” She was getting ready for a meeting with her CEO. After pulling together her materials, she was asked to review the agenda and …

Are You Data Driven? Take a Hard Look in the Mirror.

The term “data driven” is penetrating the lexicon ever more deeply these days. Data Driven was the title of my latest book, and recent academic work shows that companies that regard themselves as “data driven,” are measurably more profitable than those that aren’t. So becoming data-driven is …