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"You have to be patient with yourself and find new ways to persevere in the face of external skepticism. Having a pipeline of different ideas at different stages of maturity keeps you going."
INSIDE THE INVENTIVE MIND:Suparna BhattacharyaSenior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research

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"You have to be patient with yourself and find new ways to persevere in the face of external skepticism. Having a pipeline of different ideas at different stages of maturity keeps you going."

INSIDE THE INVENTIVE MIND:
Suparna Bhattacharya
Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research

It’s interesting that cities and companies are both “networks,” yet the characteristics of one network (cities) promote growth and innovation, and the characteristics of the other (companies) don’t. Well, what does that mean for Percolate? Are we the first company that has attempted to create an ecosystem that operates more like a platform instead of a mere hierarchy? Are we the first company that wants to establish a culture that brings out the best of our employees, supports ingenuity, and promotes productive thinking? Are we the first to build a company that grows super linearly? No, probably not. But we are trying and how we try and our commitment to trying will only get more important as we continue to grow.

Awesome post by Rodan Luo from the sales team. 

Why Companies Should Grow Like Cities | Blog @ Percolate

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The massive impact of science on our collective and individual lives has decreased the willingness of many to accept the pronouncements of scientists unless they can verify the strength of the underlying evidence for themselves. […] It is vital that science is not seen to hide behind closed laboratory doors, but engages seriously with the public.

Open your minds and share your results, says Geoffry Boulton, asking that scientists make data available to the public and to other researchers, because “Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from this openness to scrutiny and challenge”.

Science as an open enterprise is a report from the Royal Society that highlights 6 main changes needed to improve the openess of science:

  1. “a shift away from a research culture where data is viewed as a private preserve;
  2. expanding the criteria used to evaluate research to give credit for useful data communication and novel ways of collaborating;
  3. the development of common standards for communicating data;
  4. mandating intelligent openness for data relevant to published scientific papers;
  5. strengthening the cohort of data scientists needed to manage and support the use of digital data;
  6. the development and use of new software tools to automate and simplify the creation and exploitation of datasets.
People Are Spending More Time In Mobile Apps Than On The Web | Social Media Today
People are spending more time inside mobile applications on average than they are on the web, according to an analysis from Flurry, a mobile analytics firm. Flurry measures the time people spend in apps through its own direct  analytics. It got numbers for the web using public data from comScore  and Alexa. The analysis is somewhat imperfect, but even if you judge it  solely on a directional basis you can see mobile apps are consuming more  and more time. So what are people doing in those apps? Gaming  and social networking, which absorb 79% of people’s time, according to  Flurry. The rest is news, entertainment, and other apps.

People Are Spending More Time In Mobile Apps Than On The Web | Social Media Today

People are spending more time inside mobile applications on average than they are on the web, according to an analysis from Flurry, a mobile analytics firm.

Flurry measures the time people spend in apps through its own direct analytics. It got numbers for the web using public data from comScore and Alexa. The analysis is somewhat imperfect, but even if you judge it solely on a directional basis you can see mobile apps are consuming more and more time.

So what are people doing in those apps? Gaming and social networking, which absorb 79% of people’s time, according to Flurry. The rest is news, entertainment, and other apps.

IBM Social Business Jam - Overview
Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  
 
Social Business Jam Topics
The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:
Building the Social Business of the Future
What new social innovations can we theorize?
How can social technologies help to deliver value through core business processes (R&D, HR, Finance etc).?
Forum Host: Alistair Rennie, General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions
Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption
How can we align our organizational model, culture, and leadership social business adoption?
How do we quantify the value of Social Business for the enterprise?
Forum Host: Denis Brousseau, Vice President and Global Leader, Organization and People
Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers
How does Social Business impact the future of CRM, marketing or communications
What are the implications for the way we manage brands?
Forum Host: Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
What Social means for IT
How can IT organizations get these social technologies implemented in organizations?
What technology options are there available to enable this transformation?
Forum Host: Patrick Toole, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IBM
Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance
What are the real risks of Social Business for the enterprise?
What are the right policies and strategies to manage social interactions internally and externally?
Forum Host: Harriet Pearson, Vice President, Security Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

IBM Social Business Jam - Overview

Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  

Social Business Jam Topics

The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:

Building the Social Business of the Future

Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption

Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers

What Social means for IT

Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance

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Though women represent a disproportionately low percentage of the world’s utilized capital, they may also be a key to overcoming serious obstacles from poverty to climate change. When we unleash their talents and bring their inherent qualities into balance with the world’s power structures, things change. Read the full story  

URBAN RE:VISION | Archive | FEATURED

Though women represent a disproportionately low percentage of the world’s utilized capital, they may also be a key to overcoming serious obstacles from poverty to climate change. When we unleash their talents and bring their inherent qualities into balance with the world’s power structures, things change. Read the full story  

Five key findings from Pew’s new news study

courtenaybird:

From NiemanLab:

Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has just released a new study on news consumption habits across platforms. The big takeaway: Americans want their news portable (33% of cell phone users now access news on their devices), personalized (28% of internet users have customized home pages) and participatory (37% of Internet users have contributed to a news story or shared it in some way).

chickenfeetunicornwings:

“Objectified” is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (“Helvetica”) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. “Objectified” is about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?
source.
I want to watch this. Because.. yeah. :D

chickenfeetunicornwings:

“Objectified” is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (“Helvetica”) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. “Objectified” is about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

source.

I want to watch this. Because.. yeah. :D