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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 5 events

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Reinventors Network794,454Talk about a fundamental Reinvention! The arrival of Artificial Intelligence could reinvent what it is to be human, to be employed. As we shift many kinds of work, even knowledge work, to machines, we might ultimately need to rethink economic distribution and the social compact among citizens. Join +Kevin Kelly , the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, as we focus this roundtable on this important initial question: What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? In other words, what will be AI’s first killer apps? This will be where regular people initally encounter AI. Let’s get a handle on this powerful enabling technology now.We have a great group of participants taking part in this discussion: +George Dyson , Non-fiction author and historian of technology+Doug Lenat , CEO of Cycorp+Krisztina Holly , Tech entrepreneur, engineer, innovator+Nova Spivack , CEO of Bottlenose+Wayne Radinsky , Resident Futurist at Boulder Future Salon+Amir Behbehani , Founder of Serial MetricsSee more at: http://reinventors.net/roundtables/reinvent-artificial-intelligence/Reinvent Artificial Intelligence with Kevin Kelly2014-04-30 20:00:00221 
Business Rockstars3,548 We are pleased to host +DR. MICHIO KAKU, Physicist/Futurist  in a discussion about the human brain and it's possibilities.We are taking your questionsSubmit your questions in the comments for a chance to have +Ken Rutkowski relate them to Dr. Michio Kaku in the Hangout! The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.         For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.  THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe.           Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force - an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.------------#physics   #michiokaku   #hangoutsonair   #businessrockstars   #thefuturSOON: "Add 120+ IQ Points & Time Travel!"2014-03-22 00:00:0062 
Yifat Cohen71,222Why does the ex-head of American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund think our future is in “producerism,” not consumerism? What does it even mean?!?This Hangout is public so feel free to share and invite your friends.Using frameworks +Steve Faktor developed such as the 4C’s of Innovation™ - Creativity, Capabilities, Culture, and Context - and the Creativity Cube™, Mr. Faktor deconstructs the current economic environment to reveal innovation opportunities and growth sectors – health and education in particular. Although his initial scenario suggests doom and gloom for the U.S. and other markets, the future he envisions is ripe with opportunity.SO - How do You Get Innovation Right?Well, if we're lucky (and we usually are), Steve will dive into his latest book Econovation and share with us a future we've taken for granted. It empowers readers to think big, dream big, and conquer economic conditions that will paralyze others. WE WILL TOUCH ON HOW TOCapitalize on a market that will go from making nothing to making everything . . . for China.Use psychological pricing and some crafty tricks from Google to reduce reliance on tapped-out consumers.Sell to consumers whose new identities will be based on what they create, not what they buy, click or super-size.Seduce a desperate government to finance your business, then feed you pancakes in the morning.Motivate tomorrow’s employees with social currency instead of the green, depreciating kind.Upgrade your business and your kids with a little help from Mormons and kindergartners with hacksaws.WHO IS STEVEN?Developing B2B startups at +ideafaktory  and corporate speaking about emerging producerism opportunities that I wrote about in my book +Econovation and Forbes column. -------------------#hangoutsonair   #americanexpress   #econovation   #interview   #entrepreneur   #entrepreneurship   How Global Trends Will Shape the Future of Innovation.2013-01-17 18:00:0046 
Yifat Cohen71,222Google+ changes the Truth about social media marketing.This is a public Hangout, feel free to share and inviteHave you noticed the date? Today the world is ending. And it's a wonderful, wonderful thing.Everything you know, or think you know, about online marketing, social media, engagement and where's the money is online - is no longer true.IN THIS HANGOUTS WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME TRULY CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS+Alex Mandossian is going to show you why you should pay attention to Google+ now, if you want to make money online. He'll show you why the money is no longer in the listHow the conversation have moved from one-to-many to many-to-manyHow you can broadcast your Hangouts simultaneously on hundreds of sitesAnd most of all - how to position yourself in front of this trend that is going to turn the social media world upside down.BUT WHO IS ALEX MANDOSSIAN TO BE CLAIMING THIS?His colleagues and students acknowledge him as the Warren Buffet of the Internet because of his unique ability to teach his students how to make BIG money with very little risk. Alex has generated $243 million in sales and profits for his small business students, clients and joint venture partners since 1993.  Many of the business strategies you'll learn today transformed his annual income in 2001 to be a monthly income in 2003; and eventually daily income by 2006.These marketing principles helped him grow his student data base from 200 people to 20,000 during his first 2 years in business ... and to over 200,000 during the following 3 years.He has engaged with best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, +Ken Blanchard  +Harvey Mackay and +Tim Ferriss (4-Hr Work Wk)Business leaders such as Donald Trump, Vic Conant of Nightingale Conant and Ivan Misner, CEO of Business Network International, and celebs such as Larry King and Mohammad Ali to name a few.As a family-centered entrepreneur who works from home, his goal is to become the world’s 1st "work-at-home" billionaire, not just in Net Worth, but by creating 1,000 other Internet millionaires …The money is no longer in the list, so where is it?2012-12-20 18:00:0058 
Yifat Cohen71,222How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it?When +Gideon Rosenblatt spoke at DreamForce he saw a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.ENGAGE OR DIE.In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with +Gideon Rosenblatt   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done. Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0063 

Gideon Rosenblatt has been shared in 550 public circles

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Doris Scott66#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:56:51501000
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496111
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:43478102
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496215
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397131215
Brian Mcquillan13,393New Public CircleThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.1. Follow/Add our page(this is needed in order for us to add you to the circle).2. Share the circle publicly.3. (Optional) if you would like to be include in a more specialized circle click on this link #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #awesomecircle  #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople2014-11-11 08:27:25464438
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Herb Firestone68,143Google Plus Engagers On TSUFollow Friday | Halloween, 2014!To Be Included In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:1. Plus and Re-share this post2. Add your TSU url in the comments below3. Follow me on both G+ and TSU if you haven't already. https://www.tsu.co/HerbFirestoneTo Remain In Next Friday's TSU/G+ Circle Share:*Please do the same.If you wish to be removed please let me know by direct message.If you are not yet a member of the following awesome TSU G+ Communities, check them out and join one or more.TSU Strategy, Tips and Networkinghttps://plus.google.com/communities/108690489746900386612TSU Guruhttps://plus.google.com/communities/102413179503907741224TSU Open Networkershttps://plus.google.com/communities/117313545208700875407 #tsu   #googleplusengagers   #engagers   #tsuengagers   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #halloweencircle   #engagerscircles  2014-10-31 19:56:01130000
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500483454
diana perez0circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +Thomas Hawk +Peter Gregg +Peter Trapasso +Ludovic Moreeuw +Kyle Newton 2014-10-18 21:37:05488001
Chris Cota30,883#haveagreatweekend  circle share is live, have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday #jmhhacker  +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio+Daniel Stock +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Tazein Mirza Saad +2014-10-18 19:24:16491000
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
Chris Cota29,847The #FridayCircle Share is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-12 18:17:184124812
Chris Cota29,645The #Wednesdaycircle   is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-09-04 03:52:154187617
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
martin shervington601,579'Plus Your Business Academy' Founding Members Circle! Thank you to everyone who is involved as either a participant, mentor or partner. We have almost completed the first round of Trailblazers and are getting ready for the Pathfinder program to launch in September.So much going on and it would have come together without you all :DOnwards my friends!p.s. I've added myself and the PYB page into this circle too as I wanted to be part of this one.2014-08-22 11:40:0515844976
Amanda Franzen9,091Super Friends CircleIf you received this in your notifications, you are in the circle.  Just share it and add it if you like!My friends in this circle are active users with great personalities!2014-08-19 19:44:55496103
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Chris Cota28,806#RIPROBINWILLIAMS   tribute circle is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday +Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-08-13 14:14:0942081127
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500306
Chris Cota28,393The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-30 23:31:55420121022
Maria Morisot37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008193128
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Chris Cota28,192The Snowball Circle   #Tuesday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Tzarul Nicolai +Thomas Wooldridge +Thomas Hawk +Peter Trapasso +Peter Gregg +Ludovic Moreeuw +808 Audio2014-07-22 13:37:444204411
Chris Cota28,298The Snowball Circle   #Thursday is in Effect. We have over 40 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #googleplus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing #circlefriday #snowballcircle #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday+Daniel Stock +Karen Michelle +Dubie Bacino +Michael Q Todd +Ralph Quintero +Brandon Ross +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing  +S2014-07-17 13:25:37421131323
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Chris Cota27,975The Snowball Circle   #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-07-02 19:58:0750011521
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Chris Cota27,908The Snowball Circle   #Monday is in Effect. We have over 15 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 26,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #snowballcircle   #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare     #circleshared     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #circlesharing     #circlefriday     #snowballcircle     #thesnowballcircle #growthinfollowers #followfriday2014-06-30 15:09:0841710510
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319368
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
JL's Circles11,195The Rabbit Herd (v.1)This is the first of the Rabbit Herd circle shares. It is a very eclectic collection of people and pages. There is no theme, other than the name, behind the people/ pages in this first circle.Why "Rabbit Herd"? My last name means "rabbit" in French and a "herd" is a group of rabbits.As this is the first Rabbit Herd circle share no one is required to do anything. However, it would be great if you:1) Add this page along with my main account (+Jeffrey Lapin ) to your circles.2) +1 this circle.3) Publicly share this circle.4) Leave a comment on this post especially if you have done one of the 3 items above.Please share the Rabbit Herd from this original post.=========================================================I do not wish to offend anyone here on G+, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a message and I will not include you in future circles. Being included in a circle share only affects you as you will receive notifications if people circle you. You are under no obligation to share the circle, add this circle to your own or circle anyone back that circles you.=========================================================#circleshare #sharingcircles #rabbitherd #rabbitherdcircleshare 2014-06-06 00:15:36442202521
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
John Kellden29,071Sitting In CircleThis is seventeen of the bestest brightest people on the planet. If you'd like to join and sit in this circle, just give me a shout in the comments below, and we'll make room for you as well.I'd like everyone who so wishes, to borrow this idea, and create your own Sitting In Circle - circles and Pay It Forward.It's been ages since I shared a circle. I'm sharing this, hoping it is received as warnly as the regard I hold the people included.2014-06-01 17:24:2918007
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
Chris Cota25,262The Snowball Circle #Wednesday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle every time it grows.Trending #wednesday #googleglass   #humpday  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000  #followers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!#circleshare #sharedcircles #snowballcircle  #publicsharedcircles  #circleshare   #circleshared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circlefriday   #snowballcircle   #thesnowballcircle   #growthinfollowers #followwednesday 2014-05-07 19:25:04407101219
Jack Raw378~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~E H I     G U Y S  I'm Jack Raw  *FOLLOW ME*Another NICE circle HERE!!What are you waiting for???A D D    I T     N O W!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Google#teamelitecircle#Hearingaids#Hearing#dontconfusethecircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#SocialMedia#PublicCircle#Share#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TeamElite#Engagers#HearingLoss2014-05-04 19:34:35396034
DRESS3,855If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share this post3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you have done the 3 steps above#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-04 03:34:21397328

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2014-11-29 00:55:49 (208 comments, 42 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

I'm not sure I'd explain it the way that +Chris Messina does here, but I think he's right to question what's going on with Google+ these days. I do. 

Here's Chris' conclusion: 
Whereas Pinterest helps you express your aspirational self, Google pigeonholes you into what you already are, based on your previous search activity. This is where improving the data that Google has about you — in turn trusting Google as a steward of that data—changes the nature of the conversation by making it less about “privacy” and more about empowerment. While some people will freak out (as they always do), this would be a bold, productive, future-forward direction to take.

I think he's hitting on something here, but I would describe it as helping people to play a more active role in managing not just their interest graph, but their shared interest graph. 
Let'... more »

Most reshares: 57

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2014-11-08 18:28:49 (20 comments, 57 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Learn About Artificial Intelligence, and You'll Write Better

You just never know where you're going to learn something. I just learned about simplifying my writing from an article about artificial intelligence. This one is a fascinating look at some really exciting news from Google's stealthy DeepMind acquisition.

The heart of the lesson has to do with how the human mind stores information in memory:
 
"Miller’s striking conclusion was that the capacity of short-term memory cannot be defined by the amount of information it contains. Instead Miller concluded that the working memory stores information in the form of “chunks” and that it could hold approximately seven of them."

"That raises the curious question: what is a chunk? In Miller’s experiments, a chunk could be a single digit such as a 4, a single letter such as a q,a single... more »

Most plusones: 139

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2014-11-29 00:55:49 (208 comments, 42 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

I'm not sure I'd explain it the way that +Chris Messina does here, but I think he's right to question what's going on with Google+ these days. I do. 

Here's Chris' conclusion: 
Whereas Pinterest helps you express your aspirational self, Google pigeonholes you into what you already are, based on your previous search activity. This is where improving the data that Google has about you — in turn trusting Google as a steward of that data—changes the nature of the conversation by making it less about “privacy” and more about empowerment. While some people will freak out (as they always do), this would be a bold, productive, future-forward direction to take.

I think he's hitting on something here, but I would describe it as helping people to play a more active role in managing not just their interest graph, but their shared interest graph. 
Let'... more »

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2014-12-18 04:03:31 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system from IBM.

A machine learning system developed by IBM can identify skin cancer images with 95% accuracy in experiments, which is better than human performance at 75 to 84%, but it remains to be seen whether it can do the same in the real world. IBM is partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering to test the system in real-world medical settings.___Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system from IBM.

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2014-12-16 01:31:56 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The overly idealistic ramblings of an Ethereum developer, or a really exciting vision for what software could and should be? 

Some of you may find the techno-optimist streak here perhaps a bit off-putting, but stuff like this pumps me up.

Here's someone who really sees Ethereum as a game-changer for the internet and for society. I'm still learning about Ethereum, so I don't have a well-formed opinion yet. But the ideas behind Ethereum do seem to have disruptive potential on a grand scale and in the right direction of distributed, rather than centralized power. 

The overly idealistic ramblings of an Ethereum developer, or a really exciting vision for what software could and should be? 

Some of you may find the techno-optimist streak here perhaps a bit off-putting, but stuff like this pumps me up.

Here's someone who really sees Ethereum as a game-changer for the internet and for society. I'm still learning about Ethereum, so I don't have a well-formed opinion yet. But the ideas behind Ethereum do seem to have disruptive potential on a grand scale and in the right direction of distributed, rather than centralized power. ___

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2014-12-14 17:19:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Dissecting Shareholder Value

This is a great piece that looks a little more closely at what people mean when they talk about maximizing shareholder value. It also includes some very good thoughts about restricting voting rights on shares. 

"When you recognize that shareholder value is time related and that it means different things to different groups of shareholders the CEO’s statement, “I did it to increase shareholder value” demands the followup questions: “Which shareholders?” and “Over what time frame?”

#shareholderprimacy  

Dissecting Shareholder Value

This is a great piece that looks a little more closely at what people mean when they talk about maximizing shareholder value. It also includes some very good thoughts about restricting voting rights on shares. 

"When you recognize that shareholder value is time related and that it means different things to different groups of shareholders the CEO’s statement, “I did it to increase shareholder value” demands the followup questions: “Which shareholders?” and “Over what time frame?”

#shareholderprimacy  ___

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2014-12-14 02:54:50 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

If you thought Google isn't listening to your Google+ comments and shares... you'd be wrong.

I was joking around with +Christine DeGraff​ yesterday about Honey Boo Boo on a comment on a G+ post of mine, and a few days earlier I shared a post of +David Amerland​'s about about Brand.

Now look what's showing up on Google Now.

If you thought Google isn't listening to your Google+ comments and shares... you'd be wrong.

I was joking around with +Christine DeGraff​ yesterday about Honey Boo Boo on a comment on a G+ post of mine, and a few days earlier I shared a post of +David Amerland​'s about about Brand.

Now look what's showing up on Google Now.___

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2014-12-13 17:02:38 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Seek Change

As far as I know, these two characters, zhǎo and yì, don't really go together, in the sense of making a commonly used phrase. And yet, their meaning will be understood by anyone who reads Chinese:
Seek...Change

These words came to me in the middle of the night the other night. I feel compelled to share them here; not because I necessarily want you all to change or anything, but because, I think there is a nice message here.

My read on this message is not "seek change" as in "seek variety or the stimulation of the new" - but in the sense of "embrace change."

Change is the one constant in this world. Try to ignore it, or worse, resist it, and it'll whoop you upside the head. 

Change requires a certain amount of faith, I suppose. I'm not talking about "faith" in gildedlett... more »

Seek Change

As far as I know, these two characters, zhǎo and yì, don't really go together, in the sense of making a commonly used phrase. And yet, their meaning will be understood by anyone who reads Chinese:
Seek...Change

These words came to me in the middle of the night the other night. I feel compelled to share them here; not because I necessarily want you all to change or anything, but because, I think there is a nice message here.

My read on this message is not "seek change" as in "seek variety or the stimulation of the new" - but in the sense of "embrace change."

Change is the one constant in this world. Try to ignore it, or worse, resist it, and it'll whoop you upside the head. 

Change requires a certain amount of faith, I suppose. I'm not talking about "faith" in gilded lettering, but faith that what actually happens to you is going to be far, far better than any particular plan you might have originally developed on your own. Embrace that idea and perhaps you can zhǎo your yì with a little more peace. 

Seek:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%89%BE
Change:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%98%93

Bonus points: the yì here is the same one as in "Yìjīng" (易經), or the "Book of Changes."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching

(This June, while in Xian, I happened to stumble upon a wonderful stone stele inscribed with the Yìjīng. Here's a shot of it - not mine):
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yijing_stele_Beilin.jpg

#change  ___

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2014-12-12 18:03:45 (39 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Does water freeze, or boil, in space?  In a word, yes. 

I love these kinds of articles because I've actually wondered about this question and it does a great job of explaining it.

Plus, it talks about astronaut pee, so you know it's good. 

Does water freeze, or boil, in space?  In a word, yes. 

I love these kinds of articles because I've actually wondered about this question and it does a great job of explaining it.

Plus, it talks about astronaut pee, so you know it's good. ___

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2014-12-11 19:02:07 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Part of the design goal of Inbox was simplicity though, right? So that's why they've removed a lot of that complexity, and why Gmail still exists (to retain that complexity). 

Part of the design goal of Inbox was simplicity though, right? So that's why they've removed a lot of that complexity, and why Gmail still exists (to retain that complexity). ___

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2014-12-11 18:54:29 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm so sad to be coming in late, but I've been watching the last 20 minutes or so, and this is an awesome conversation, +Chris Messina and +Yifat Cohen. 

I'm so sad to be coming in late, but I've been watching the last 20 minutes or so, and this is an awesome conversation, +Chris Messina and +Yifat Cohen. ___

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2014-12-11 16:39:28 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

If you're a newspaper publisher, this past 15 years has been trying. I'm in the midst of a very in-depth exploration of the automation of publishing right now, and the newspaper story is, by far, the most brutal of automation's impact on the publishing business.

The internet has fundamentally "unbundled" the newspaper, breaking it up in ways that allow various new players to take over critical portions of the overall value chain. Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of distribution and the role that Google News now plays.

If you're a newspaper publisher, you're going to have mixed feelings about Google. You will probably resent the fact that you're no longer the first stop your reader's make for their quick catch up on what's happening in the world and that this mantle has now passed to Google. But, you're also highly dependent upon... more »

If you're a newspaper publisher, this past 15 years has been trying. I'm in the midst of a very in-depth exploration of the automation of publishing right now, and the newspaper story is, by far, the most brutal of automation's impact on the publishing business.

The internet has fundamentally "unbundled" the newspaper, breaking it up in ways that allow various new players to take over critical portions of the overall value chain. Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of distribution and the role that Google News now plays.

If you're a newspaper publisher, you're going to have mixed feelings about Google. You will probably resent the fact that you're no longer the first stop your reader's make for their quick catch up on what's happening in the world and that this mantle has now passed to Google. But, you're also highly dependent upon Google News for traffic to your site.

A double-edged sword. 

This dependence was quantitatively demonstrated several weeks ago. In response to a new German law, Germany's biggest news publisher, Axel Springer, requested that Google replace its richer news snippets (headline, image and snippet), with just a headline and link. Two weeks later, Springer was forced to rescind this decision after seeing traffic to its site from Google search fall 40 percent and traffic from Google News plummet 80 percent:
http://goo.gl/F5tBer

Spain has followed suite with a similar law, a "Google Tax," which would force Google to pay for showing even a snippet of other companies' articles. In response, Google announced that it would simply shut down Google News in Spain. We'll see what the impact on Spanish newspapers will be, but it seems reasonable to assume that it will largely follow Germany's example. 

To me, this isn't a black or white issue. I understand the pain that newspapers are going through. Luckily, there are good experiments now underway with alternative funding strategies like reader paywalls and even new business models that mix philanthropy and earned revenues. 

As a society, we owe it to ourselves to keep an eye out for our news organizations. But probably not by fighting the technology with laws like this. Now is the time to evolve and adapt our media organizations.


#news   #journalism   #publishing   ___

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2014-12-10 15:19:46 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I'm still digesting these changes that +Mark Traphagen talks about here in the way that reshares work on Google+. 

Sly +Stephan Hovnanian was an early spotter of this last night. 

For what it's worth, these changes aren't yet showing up for me. 

Why Comments on Google+ Posts Is Now Even More Important

Anyone active on social media wants comments on their posts, but a change on Google+ now rolling out to users makes that even more important.

The change that began rolling out late yesterday affects posts that are reshares of other posts. Previously, the phrase "originally shared" in the display of the original post being reshared linked to that post. Now it is no longer a link.

Instead, there is now only a link to the original post if it had comments. That link now appears at the bottom of the display of the post being reshared (which now is highlighted in a gray box.)

Look at the example below. In this case I had reshared a post by +Antoine Carriere. But Antoine's post had never received any comments. So it has no link below the post.

Why Did Google Make This Change?
My speculation is that Google+ wants to "reward" or promote the version of content that is getting engagement. If the original post has comments, now the reader is alerted to that fact, and clicking on that notice enables one to get to that discussion.

In other words, for Google+, discussion trumps time priority. In Google+'s valuation, a post is valuable not because it was shared first, but because it is generating discussion.

Google+ Communism
This devaluing of "original ownership" has actually always been a part of the very structure of Google+. I observed early on, for example, that a reshare of one's post by a higher authority profile would usually outrank the original in Google Search. (See http://stonet.co/1eZujxB). 

So in the Google+ world battles over who shared something first (as if he or she were "owner" of the share) are meaningless. Google+ is putting the emphasis on community, and community happens where the discussion happens.___I'm still digesting these changes that +Mark Traphagen talks about here in the way that reshares work on Google+. 

Sly +Stephan Hovnanian was an early spotter of this last night. 

For what it's worth, these changes aren't yet showing up for me. 

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2014-12-09 04:13:23 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Hmmmm....So does Facebook even allow people to monetize the ads from video on their service the way that YouTube does? If not, will Facebook simply pay media producers for content the way today's TV networks do, and then assume the risk of selling the ads for themselves? 

If so, the web becomes more TV-like. 

Facebook to replace YouTube?

The Verge: YouTube in a 'fire drill' over risk of celebrity defections to Facebook. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkteN6Bo___Hmmmm....So does Facebook even allow people to monetize the ads from video on their service the way that YouTube does? If not, will Facebook simply pay media producers for content the way today's TV networks do, and then assume the risk of selling the ads for themselves? 

If so, the web becomes more TV-like. 

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2014-12-08 01:01:50 (27 comments, 24 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Interoception: Listen to Your Heart

This is an article about linkages between our interoception and our emotional intelligence and tendency to trust our intuition.

"Interoception" is the ability to sense what going on inside ourselves, such as the ability to track our heart beat simply by feeling its beat within rather than tracking your pulse with your finger. People who are better at doing that demonstrate a tendency to feel things more intensely, empathize more readily with others and rely on their intuition in decision making (regardless of whether or not it is accurate). 

Another interesting angle in this article is the connection between our interoception and feelings of disassociation with our bodies as well as depression. 

Last fall, I just happened to be listening to the audio book "Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind" byCa... more »

Interoception: Listen to Your Heart

This is an article about linkages between our interoception and our emotional intelligence and tendency to trust our intuition.

"Interoception" is the ability to sense what going on inside ourselves, such as the ability to track our heart beat simply by feeling its beat within rather than tracking your pulse with your finger. People who are better at doing that demonstrate a tendency to feel things more intensely, empathize more readily with others and rely on their intuition in decision making (regardless of whether or not it is accurate). 

Another interesting angle in this article is the connection between our interoception and feelings of disassociation with our bodies as well as depression. 

Last fall, I just happened to be listening to the audio book "Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind" by Candace Pert at the time she passed away. That book deeply affected the way that I understand intelligence. It shifted me away from a brain-centric understanding to one that goes much deeper into the rest of our bodies. It's made me view efforts to backwards engineer the human brain as only solving part of a much deeper, much older problem.

Intelligence is much, much older than the modern human brain. Our mind and our intelligence is more than just our brains. 

#heart   #mind   #intelligence   #ai  ___

2014-12-07 16:26:53 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

+Daniel Schwabe draws an important distinction about sharing the images of others, noting that downloading someone else's image and then re-uploading it, even if you provide attribution with a link, isn't the same as simply sharing the artist's original link. It robs them of views that are now disconnected from their social network profile. 

I'm not a photographer. I take pictures, but don't make my living off of my imagery. So I thought this was an important distinction. 

I personally am guilty of doing this: (https://plus.google.com/105103058358743760661/posts/LEQEAs1WQ5t)

It illustrates some of the tricky edge cases. For instance, in the case of the image I shared in the above link, the artist doesn't appear to have directly shared the image on Google+. So how does one ethically share works to a social network for the first time if you are not thear... more »

The subtle differences in resharing images (with attribution) on Google+ (long)

(this discussion could just as well be applied to other types of content, but I will focus on images)

Why do you share your images on a Social Network?

For most people, it is a way to tell others about something they care about - a shared experience with their audience. Getting recognition then means you've been successful in communicating this experience to other people. In some sense, it makes you feel like that experience was relevant to others, and generally gives you a positive feeling of "relevance" and "connectedness".

A second group of people share their images because of this, but also as a way to further their professional work. They derive income from people willing to pay (value) some aspect of the shared experience - this aspect can be  the actual image (your simply enjoy it's aesthetics, or message, etc...), the technical information (you want to learn how to do it), some information "behind the lenses" (you want to know how to get there, when, etc...), some personal contact opportunity (you want to hire them for some assignment), etc... For the sake of discussion, I will call this second group "professionals". This is why you will find many top level professional photographers actively participating in social networks such as Google+, 500px, Flickr, Tsu (who explicitly recongnizes this aspect), 1x, etc... It is fair to say that the Web, and social networks, completly changed the photography market.

The Web economy is driven by "attention", or "eyes". You "social capital" on the Web is diretly related to how many eyes you can reach, and there countless ways in which this gets monetized, directly or indirectly. There are huge fortunes made based on this.

A second type of sharing is of other people's images - resharing. Why do you do it?
A first reason is the same as when you share your own - because you feel that image shares some experience that resonates with you, to the extent that you feel like it is "your own" experience, and deserves sharing.
A second reason is that you want to (also) give the author added recognition - you feel that this author deserves that, and you want your own audience to get to know that artist; you are endorsing in some sense his/her shared experiences to your audience, and by doing so you are also "adding value" to them, and in some sense you end up accruing some additional value in the eyes of your audience.

There are many people, often called curators, who bring value to their audience by selecting and resharing other people's images. Indeed, given the deluge of available images, it is useful to have someone sift through them and select "the best ones" (according to your taste). Some curators never produce any content of their own, they simply share other people's images that they feel their audience will like.
If they are successful in building a large audience this way, they gain "social capital" based on this selection service.
The same way with original content producers, there are some curators who become "professional", in the sense that they derive income from this social capital. Sometimes this is not a direct remuneration; for example, they get paid to provide exposure of some content or service to their audience.

Sharing with attribution is a legitimate thing to do in any social network - it is actually one of the important activities that go on there and one of the reasons for their success. All social networks have a "reshare" function, which makes resharing with attribution a very straightforward thing. How does such sharing make the attribution? By including a direct link from the shared content to the original source. If you click on that shared content, you will see the originally published material, in the author's stream. This way, the "social capital" (link following, views) gets accrued by the original artist. The sharer already accrued some his/her own "social capital" because you are already seeing their post (with the link to the shared original content) - so it's a win-win situation. In fact Tsu, a recent social network, tries to incorporate this model in such a way that you can actually can get paid if the original content you publish is popular.

But what if the content you want ot share is not on the same social network? The "reshare" function does not work! To accommodate this, social networks allow you to include a link to the original image. When you include such a link in a post, most social networks will include a (sometimes large) thumbnail of the image. If you click on the image, you will be taken to the site where that image was posted, presumably the artist's website, blog, etc... Resharing in this fashion preserves the "social capital" of the artist in the same way as resharing within the same social network.

It has become common practice in many social networks (and elsewhere, like in blogs) for people to reshare in yet another way. They download the image to their own stream, and share this copy. Some, aware that they should make an attribution, include a link to the original image as part of the text in the post. So, in some sense, they are giving attribution. But if you click on the shared image, you will still be at the sharer's page/stream, who then gets the "social capital"; the original author never gets any of that. Furthermore, if a third person reshares the shared image (which is a fairly common occurrence in social networks, especially for popular images that become "viral"), any further accrued "social capital" will go to the (first) sharer, and not to the original artist.
It should be noted that, unless they have explicit permission to do this, the sharer is actually violating the copyright of the artist, and almost always also violating the Terms of Service of the social network, which assumes that you upload only material to which you have the copyright. Contrary to popular belief, the fact that some image is available on the Internet does not automatically give you the right to download, copy and republish it.

I realize this may seem a subtle and perhaps unimportant difference, but if you understand the dynamics of the WWW, and how "value" is established, this becomes very relevant. As an example of how this "social capital" can be monetized, consider the proliferation of websites that offer "copyright free" images, e.g. for wallpaper, attracting viewers and benefitting from the generated traffic to sell advertisement space. They often prey on the fact that most artists don't have the means to track every site that has illegally copied their image.

There are many photographers (artists) on the Web, of varying degrees of "professionalism". The vast majority are "non-professionals", in the sense that they don't expect any financial return from sharing their images - simple recognition is enough. For them, the two types of sharing (with attribution!) are not much different, and it makes no difference to them. They are just glad that someone is actually explicitly giving them some form of recognition, even more so if it is some "famous" curator, who may have also shared some image of another photographer that they admire. So for them, it is almost an "honor" to be mentioned/shared in such company, because of the implication that their work, in some sense (or in someone's eye) is of similar or comparable quality. They will object, of course, if there is no attribution of any sort.
If the sharer (curator) gets most of the "social capital" from sharing their images, that's fine, since they don't plan on using this "social capital" for anything. In other words, they don't mind that the sharer benefits from this "social capital", sometimes making money at their expense.

But for those artists who rely on this "social capital" as a way to drive their business, it makes a big difference. For them, the second form of sharing is seen as a way to "steal" their potential "social capital" - the clicks and views that should be accrued to them ends up being accrued to the sharer. 

For these reasons I advocate that the sharing (with attribution) should always by direct inclusion of the link, and never by copying the image to one's own stream.

If you agree, please reshare!___+Daniel Schwabe draws an important distinction about sharing the images of others, noting that downloading someone else's image and then re-uploading it, even if you provide attribution with a link, isn't the same as simply sharing the artist's original link. It robs them of views that are now disconnected from their social network profile. 

I'm not a photographer. I take pictures, but don't make my living off of my imagery. So I thought this was an important distinction. 

I personally am guilty of doing this: (https://plus.google.com/105103058358743760661/posts/LEQEAs1WQ5t)

It illustrates some of the tricky edge cases. For instance, in the case of the image I shared in the above link, the artist doesn't appear to have directly shared the image on Google+. So how does one ethically share works to a social network for the first time if you are not the artist?

I don't have answers here, but I thought it was worth sharing these observations more broadly.  

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2014-12-06 16:20:21 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Here's Nathan Schneider telling people on +Shareable that "owning is the new sharing." This isn't some quick 2-minute read, but an in-depth look at a number of experiments now underway to test out new models of economic organization built around stakeholder-centric ownership models. 

If you're interested in this stuff, please let me know. This is a big part of what I'm thinking about these days too. 

#ownership   #regenerative  

Here's Nathan Schneider telling people on +Shareable that "owning is the new sharing." This isn't some quick 2-minute read, but an in-depth look at a number of experiments now underway to test out new models of economic organization built around stakeholder-centric ownership models. 

If you're interested in this stuff, please let me know. This is a big part of what I'm thinking about these days too. 

#ownership   #regenerative  ___

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2014-12-06 02:14:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Brilliant campaign. My old consulting organization used to do a lot of work with Dogwood Initiative, the organization behind this campaign. This is a super creative organization and this is just another example of that creativity brought to bear on their work in keeping oil shipments out of British Columbia's coastal waters.

Cool to see +Fast Company highlighting this excellent example of using tech for good.

http://dogwoodinitiative.org/

Great catch, +Bruce Weaver.  

Just say yes to using Virtual Reality to show us what can happen if we continue to pillage the planet of its resources. AMEN to this campaign. Brilliant.___Brilliant campaign. My old consulting organization used to do a lot of work with Dogwood Initiative, the organization behind this campaign. This is a super creative organization and this is just another example of that creativity brought to bear on their work in keeping oil shipments out of British Columbia's coastal waters.

Cool to see +Fast Company highlighting this excellent example of using tech for good.

http://dogwoodinitiative.org/

Great catch, +Bruce Weaver.  

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2014-11-30 18:01:26 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I was feeling a bit stuck in my writing this morning, and this piece from +Teodora Petkova, helped me unstick...

You think writing is scary?

Writing about writing is even scarier! It is hard metacogniton. But I felt obliged to try to express with words what I felt when seeing this sketch several days ago. I saw the sketch as a picture of the imprisoned creative self standing behind the rods of many preconceived notions, the biggest one being that writing is “not for them”.

This text was inspired by the sketches I found here: http://goo.gl/jG99Cz (the website is in Russian but it doesn’t matter as pictures talk in a universal language)

Tomorrow follows a kind of a second part, called Writing is like skating on a vert ramp.

I hope I paid forward the inspiration.

p.s. Thanks texts for letting me write you :)___I was feeling a bit stuck in my writing this morning, and this piece from +Teodora Petkova, helped me unstick...

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2014-11-29 00:55:49 (208 comments, 42 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

I'm not sure I'd explain it the way that +Chris Messina does here, but I think he's right to question what's going on with Google+ these days. I do. 

Here's Chris' conclusion: 
Whereas Pinterest helps you express your aspirational self, Google pigeonholes you into what you already are, based on your previous search activity. This is where improving the data that Google has about you — in turn trusting Google as a steward of that data—changes the nature of the conversation by making it less about “privacy” and more about empowerment. While some people will freak out (as they always do), this would be a bold, productive, future-forward direction to take.

I think he's hitting on something here, but I would describe it as helping people to play a more active role in managing not just their interest graph, but their shared interest graph. 
Let'... more »

I'm not sure I'd explain it the way that +Chris Messina does here, but I think he's right to question what's going on with Google+ these days. I do. 

Here's Chris' conclusion: 
Whereas Pinterest helps you express your aspirational self, Google pigeonholes you into what you already are, based on your previous search activity. This is where improving the data that Google has about you — in turn trusting Google as a steward of that data—changes the nature of the conversation by making it less about “privacy” and more about empowerment. While some people will freak out (as they always do), this would be a bold, productive, future-forward direction to take.

I think he's hitting on something here, but I would describe it as helping people to play a more active role in managing not just their interest graph, but their shared interest graph. 

Let's face it. Facebook grabbed the social graph that matters - the one that connects us to our existing friends and family. That was a lost battle day-one for Google. Instead, it should have been 1000% focused on helping people to build a rich information network around the things we care most about - our interest graph - and then to use that interest graph to connect us with new people who share those interests with us - our "shared interest graph."

That strategy would have completely supported the company's search business and built up on its strengths and its mission to to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

In one of +Dave Besbris' most recent interviews, it seemed as though I was hearing something that mapped more to this kind of focus, but the reality, the harsh reality, is that innovation on Google+ has pretty much crawled to a snail's pace of late. And that is a real shame. There is so much value here, and so much potential that has yet to be unlocked. ___

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2014-11-27 16:28:48 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Very interesting look at the future of product/service design.

The thing does, is, and finally means, as it takes on increasingly symbolic value beyond its literal value. This path coincides with the modern phenomenon where much of our new technology-driven experiences are invisible and ever more dependent on symbology to lend material character to their inherently ethereal nature.

This is quite similar to the notion of "quintessence" that I sometimes write about:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/creating-value-in-business/

Happy Thanksgiving all you people in the U.S.!

Very interesting look at the future of product/service design.

The thing does, is, and finally means, as it takes on increasingly symbolic value beyond its literal value. This path coincides with the modern phenomenon where much of our new technology-driven experiences are invisible and ever more dependent on symbology to lend material character to their inherently ethereal nature.

This is quite similar to the notion of "quintessence" that I sometimes write about:
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/creating-value-in-business/

Happy Thanksgiving all you people in the U.S.!___

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2014-11-26 17:57:57 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I remember being a kid and feeling the magic of the holidays. As we grow up and take on more responsibilities, some of that joy can fade if we're not careful. Here's a great piece from my wife, +CJ Liu, on how to get some of that magic back.

She's already practicing a lot of this stuff on me and our boys. Now I have the playbook so I know what's coming. ;)

Seriously though, this is a good piece. She worked hard to pull together a bunch of ideas that we don't often consciously link to our ability to enjoy the holidays and take care of ourselves in the process. 

#holidays   #stress   #joy  

I remember being a kid and feeling the magic of the holidays. As we grow up and take on more responsibilities, some of that joy can fade if we're not careful. Here's a great piece from my wife, +CJ Liu, on how to get some of that magic back.

She's already practicing a lot of this stuff on me and our boys. Now I have the playbook so I know what's coming. ;)

Seriously though, this is a good piece. She worked hard to pull together a bunch of ideas that we don't often consciously link to our ability to enjoy the holidays and take care of ourselves in the process. 

#holidays   #stress   #joy  ___

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2014-11-24 19:16:11 (16 comments, 26 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

This photographer, Pierre Carreau, changes the way I see water. It's worth looking at the images on his site. Beautiful:

http://www.pierrecarreau.com/

#water  

This photographer, Pierre Carreau, changes the way I see water. It's worth looking at the images on his site. Beautiful:

http://www.pierrecarreau.com/

#water  ___

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2014-11-24 17:05:47 (20 comments, 11 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

This is an inspiring piece by +Jordan Greenhall on where our economic system might well be moving. I'm highlighting a few excerpts to give you a feel, but it's obviously not the same as reading the actual piece, which I recommend. 

Abundance is founded on something that might be called “anti-rivalrous.” If I have it, you can also have it without my losing it; and the more people who have it the more powerful and valuable it becomes. Language, math, music, ideas. Information. Abundance is not some sort of “bulked-up” scarcity, it is of a different order altogether and its logic requires a political and economic system that is altogether different from our current one.

Recently, the idea has leapt from the pages of Azimov into conventional awareness. Somewhat astoundingly, the absurdly mainstream international real estate consulting firm CBRE partnered with theChina-bas... more »

This is an inspiring piece by +Jordan Greenhall on where our economic system might well be moving. I'm highlighting a few excerpts to give you a feel, but it's obviously not the same as reading the actual piece, which I recommend. 

Abundance is founded on something that might be called “anti-rivalrous.” If I have it, you can also have it without my losing it; and the more people who have it the more powerful and valuable it becomes. Language, math, music, ideas. Information. Abundance is not some sort of “bulked-up” scarcity, it is of a different order altogether and its logic requires a political and economic system that is altogether different from our current one.

Recently, the idea has leapt from the pages of Azimov into conventional awareness. Somewhat astoundingly, the absurdly mainstream international real estate consulting firm CBRE partnered with the China-based property developer Genesis to repeat the theme in their report Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace. They conclude:

50% of occupations in corporations today will no longer exist by 2025

Simply put, in the not so distant future, we will be able to provide for our material needs with very little to no human labor. So, if we are measuring human value by their contribution to our common necessities, then we simply don’t need most of the people on the planet.

The abundance mindset sees things differently. No longer controlled by survival instincts, the abundance mindset fundamentally sees other people as potential opportunties rather than threats. As a consequence, the notion that we don’t “need” other people in order to survive becomes a beautiful relief. It means that the great conservative fear of the 19th and 20th Centuries is no longer relevant.

The arc in in the technology sector has largely been a slow march in this direction. From GE to IBM to HP to Google what we have seen is a consistent move away from agricultural/industrial models of carrot and stick to the “information economy” model that has more in common with play than with work.___

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2014-11-23 14:23:21 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Nice way to think about leadership, and our work more generally. 

HT +Paul Simbeck-Hampson. 

___Nice way to think about leadership, and our work more generally. 

HT +Paul Simbeck-Hampson. 

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2014-11-22 00:35:34 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

+Thomas Baekdal breaks down Uber revenues to come up with an estimate of what the company is actually paying its drivers - which looks to be a fraction of its public claims. 

I know that I have been a bit harsh on Uber, but it's one of those startups that get so much attention for all the wrong reasons. It's in no way a shining example of crowdsourcing. It's more of a black sheep.

This morning, Business Insider posted a leaked presentation detailing Uber's actual revenue for the Month of December 2013. And we can use that to see exactly how much money Uber's drivers are actually making. 

Uber themselves claims that their drivers earn an average of $93,000 per year, but no journalist has yet been able to get even close to that. And this leaked presentation doesn't get any closer either. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-revenue-rides-drivers-and-fares-2014-11?op=1

For instance, we can simply look at the revenue for December for each of the big cities, and divide that with the number of drivers. This gives us the average revenue per driver.

The number we end up with $3,200 per month, per driver (on average). That's about $40,000, or half of what Uber claims in their PR releases. 

But we are talking overall revenue here, not what the drivers take home. Of this we have to deduct the revenue share that goes to Uber, and then we have the massive costs of the drivers who have to supply their own cars, their own insurance, their own gas, their own vacation pay, healthcare, and their own maintenance. This makes up about 65% of their income.

The result is that each driver, on average (using Uber's own data), only earns $1,000 a month. That's what's left over when all those expenses have been paid. 

There is one element missing here, of course. Some drivers work full-time while others only work part-time, which skews the numbers. 

So, let's look at 'fare per driver hour' which average around $20 according to Uber's presentation. And once again we take out Uber's share and the cost for the driver, and we are left with a salary of about $6-$8 per hour actively working. 

Now, this is not exactly worse than the Taxi companies, who have long had a reputation of very poor salaries. We often hear about Taxi drivers having to work 12-hour shifts and from that barely earn the minimum wage. But it does mean that Uber as a company is not a better model. It's a better concept than regular taxis, but it's not a better model.

And my problem with this, as an analyst, is that Uber today is riding on a wave 'startup buzz'. People are excited about them because it's new, it's tech, it's Silicon Valley, and it's backed by tech VCs. And they are different and feel fresh. But when the driver's salaries are as bad as those of the taxi companies, and working conditions being just as brutal, this 'buzz' won't last. 

So, to me, I think that Uber in the future will be seen the same way as we today look regular taxi companies. They will have the same kind of problems, the same lack passions, and the same 'we don't really trust you' kind of feel to them. 

We can already see the start of this today. 

Uber is not really solving anything. They are changing a few things about how we order and pay for a ride. But down the line... it's just the same old.

This also links to all these stories we see like "Uber will be the future of public transit". No they won't. Their model is completely unsustainable compared to buses and subways.

BTW: This is not about Uber either. Other ride-sharing concepts have the same problem. Companies like Lyft might be run by more ethical executives, but they too are not creating a new form of transportation that is financially better than the taxis. 

We are not really moving forward here. Sure, it's great that we now have an app, and that paying for the ride is automatic. It's also great that drivers and passengers are ranked. But underlining problems with transporting people are the same as always.

If we really want to solve the problem, we have to find a way to dramatically remove some of the cost. ___+Thomas Baekdal breaks down Uber revenues to come up with an estimate of what the company is actually paying its drivers - which looks to be a fraction of its public claims. 

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2014-11-21 01:15:32 (63 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I'm just starting a new article, and want to ask the smart group of people I know here on Google+ what it should include. Think of it as someone who's about to head off and do some research on a topic you might care about, and you being able to influence some of the direction of that research.

I'm not sure how well this will work - it's the first time I've tried it. 

The topic of this piece is whether it's really possible for people to earn meaningful income through social media contributions. It builds on an earlier piece I did on this topic. 

Here's the basic premise: 
Automation might knock out a lot of jobs, so we need to be on the lookout for new income streams for people, otherwise we could end up in a very dystopian world with a lot of suffering for future generations. One idea getting attention these days is that social mediane... more »

I'm just starting a new article, and want to ask the smart group of people I know here on Google+ what it should include. Think of it as someone who's about to head off and do some research on a topic you might care about, and you being able to influence some of the direction of that research.

I'm not sure how well this will work - it's the first time I've tried it. 

The topic of this piece is whether it's really possible for people to earn meaningful income through social media contributions. It builds on an earlier piece I did on this topic. 

Here's the basic premise: 
Automation might knock out a lot of jobs, so we need to be on the lookout for new income streams for people, otherwise we could end up in a very dystopian world with a lot of suffering for future generations. One idea getting attention these days is that social media networks should pay end users for their contributions. The question that arises is whether there is enough money to make a real difference in people's earnings capacity. On the most basic level, the answer is no, there is not - at least, not without figuring out a way to leverage work done by others.

The rough outline is as follows: 
* Social Media as Automation
* Questions of Fairness and Sustainability
* Today's Experiments (Tsu etc.)
* Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) in Social Media
* How Much Might a Facebook User Earn Today?
* Income Multipliers and Pyramids That Leverage Others' Work
* Internet Scale - Making a Little Bit off of a Lot of Users

I know. It may be hard to read to much into this outline, but it's what I've got so far. It's not written yet. ;-)

So, if you're interested in this topic, what would you like me to research for you? What angles/perspectives do you think need to be covered? Any particular data I should be sure to consider? 

Thanks in advance for considering this idea. If you come up with something important, I will of course credit you for it. 
- Gideon___

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2014-11-20 04:09:26 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe."
                      - Jean-Paul Sartre

"To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe."
                      - Jean-Paul Sartre___

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2014-11-19 02:56:34 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sharing this article again for a different time zone, but mostly because I really like the introductory remarks that +Gregory Esau makes. 

I mean, I think it'd be really interesting to have a movie with a boringly wholesome view of technology that's good for us. Think about one of our comedies, romance, or many other types of genres that are set in current day, but now just set in a more functional future. The movie would be about the tech per se. Just like most movies set in current times, it'd focus on themes of humanity, but where the background is a very healthy, functional relationship with technology - in the background. 

Bang on as usual, +Gideon Rosenblatt . 
One thing that has always bother me about so much popularized science fiction in movies (and/or now video games) is it almost always is distopian. How much of that influences the nature of technology is hard to say, but I would sure like to see movies and video games that show how much we can use machine learning, augmented intelligence, big data, etc, along with all collective human intelligence to build much more desirable environments in which to live and work. 
I hope you are right, in that most coders are not just about the money, and really want to work on things of worthwhile purpose and value. ___Sharing this article again for a different time zone, but mostly because I really like the introductory remarks that +Gregory Esau makes. 

I mean, I think it'd be really interesting to have a movie with a boringly wholesome view of technology that's good for us. Think about one of our comedies, romance, or many other types of genres that are set in current day, but now just set in a more functional future. The movie would be about the tech per se. Just like most movies set in current times, it'd focus on themes of humanity, but where the background is a very healthy, functional relationship with technology - in the background. 

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2014-11-19 01:27:40 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Twitter rolls out upgrade to its search. 
https://twitter.com/search-advanced

I've played around with it, and it's pretty powerful. I think it may actually change some of the ways people use Twitter - on the margin at least. After all, the service is primarily a "real-time information network."  

"Its original realtime search engine was based on what’s called an “in-memory” system. Basically, in order to provide quick access to tweets, the company stored them in the main memory subsystems of a vast network of computers—as opposed to on hard disks, which read and write data at much slower rates."

"But it was too expensive and, at least in the short-term, too difficult to set up enough machines to store all tweets in memory. So, after several days, the company would drop tweets out of its index and store them elsewhere. “We hadto make a t... more »

Twitter rolls out upgrade to its search. 
https://twitter.com/search-advanced

I've played around with it, and it's pretty powerful. I think it may actually change some of the ways people use Twitter - on the margin at least. After all, the service is primarily a "real-time information network."  

"Its original realtime search engine was based on what’s called an “in-memory” system. Basically, in order to provide quick access to tweets, the company stored them in the main memory subsystems of a vast network of computers—as opposed to on hard disks, which read and write data at much slower rates."

"But it was too expensive and, at least in the short-term, too difficult to set up enough machines to store all tweets in memory. So, after several days, the company would drop tweets out of its index and store them elsewhere. “We had to make a tradeoff—do things as soon as possible while trading off the depth of the index,” Burstein says."

"It wasn’t just that they needed to index every tweet in existence. They needed to find a way of constantly merging this index with the millions of new tweets that go out with each passing second. This, says Mike Miller, the CTO of online database outfit Cloudant, which has worked with outside companies on Twitter search engines, is the really difficult part."
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/twitter-now-lets-search-tweet-ever-sent/

Technical explanation of how they built it:
https://blog.twitter.com/2014/building-a-complete-tweet-index

"For now, complete results from the full index will appear in the “All” tab of search results on the Twitter web client and Twitter for iOS & Twitter for Android apps. Over time, you’ll see more Tweets from this index appearing in the “Top” tab of search results and in new product experiences powered by this index."___

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2014-11-18 22:00:14 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The Mythology of AI
Jaron Lanier makes a distinction between the techniques of AI and its mythology. 

The AI mythology shows up as hype that creates career-wrecking boom-bust cycles. It can be used to hide incompetence of design and function. With big data systems like Amazon and Google, it can be hard to determine whether its creating real value, or just a self-referential, distorting feedback system. By not paying the people who contributed to the human knowledge upon which the AI is built, it creates negative economic feedback loops that lead to potential collapse. It deifies systems in ways that can feel like old-time religions being used to convince people to sacrifice for the priestly few.

That's just my short summary to pique your interest. To do his arguments justice you need to settle in and watch it. It's a 40-minute investment of time.  

HT+... more »

The Mythology of AI
Jaron Lanier makes a distinction between the techniques of AI and its mythology. 

The AI mythology shows up as hype that creates career-wrecking boom-bust cycles. It can be used to hide incompetence of design and function. With big data systems like Amazon and Google, it can be hard to determine whether its creating real value, or just a self-referential, distorting feedback system. By not paying the people who contributed to the human knowledge upon which the AI is built, it creates negative economic feedback loops that lead to potential collapse. It deifies systems in ways that can feel like old-time religions being used to convince people to sacrifice for the priestly few.

That's just my short summary to pique your interest. To do his arguments justice you need to settle in and watch it. It's a 40-minute investment of time.  

HT +RobotEnomics ___

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2014-11-18 15:55:22 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

As robotics and artificial intelligence accelerate, software developers play a bigger role in shaping society.

How they see the world really matters. A short, 3-minute read. 

#ai   #softwaredevelopment   #optimism   #purpose  

As robotics and artificial intelligence accelerate, software developers play a bigger role in shaping society.

How they see the world really matters. A short, 3-minute read. 

#ai   #softwaredevelopment   #optimism   #purpose  ___

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2014-11-18 00:54:27 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

LinkedIn's founder, Reid Hoffman weighs in on the importance of Bitcoin and the potential of "sidechains" as a way to speed up development of Bitcoin's core infrastructure without jeopardizing its openness.  

"While these alt.coins create interesting new possibilities, Bitcoin is the platform where users, merchants, and entrepreneurs are congregating. It’s where the momentum is. That’s why it’s so important to promote development efforts that increase the power and flexibility of Bitcoin Core, and to do so in a way that keeps Bitcoin open, accessible to all users and developers, a public good."

"In pursuit of this public good, I have personally invested in a start-up called Blockstream. After extensive discussion with my partners at Greylock, we decided this approach was the best way to achieve our long-term goals for the project. In thisinstan... more »

LinkedIn's founder, Reid Hoffman weighs in on the importance of Bitcoin and the potential of "sidechains" as a way to speed up development of Bitcoin's core infrastructure without jeopardizing its openness.  

"While these alt.coins create interesting new possibilities, Bitcoin is the platform where users, merchants, and entrepreneurs are congregating. It’s where the momentum is. That’s why it’s so important to promote development efforts that increase the power and flexibility of Bitcoin Core, and to do so in a way that keeps Bitcoin open, accessible to all users and developers, a public good."

"In pursuit of this public good, I have personally invested in a start-up called Blockstream. After extensive discussion with my partners at Greylock, we decided this approach was the best way to achieve our long-term goals for the project. In this instance, the first objective is to increase the public good by strengthening the overall openness and functionality of the Bitcoin ecosystem through “sidechains” technology. Delivering returns to investors is an objective as well – but it’s a secondary objective."

I'm curious what block chain experts here on G+ make of this position. 

#bitcoin   #blockchain   #sidechains  ___

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2014-11-17 17:06:44 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Is Facebook going after LinkedIn? 

Is Facebook going after LinkedIn? ___

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2014-11-17 16:06:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Big Data as Catalyst for Distributed Health Research

First point in this piece: new generations of sensors on our various data-collecting devices will transform healthcare research by radically extending sample sizes.

The famous Framingham heart study collected information every few years from a few thousand patients over several decades. Framingham yielded profound insights into cardiac disease. Now, imagine doing the same study again—only collecting information every day and expanding the study’s population by an order of magnitude or more.

Second point: we will swim in a sea of useless data without artificial intelligence to help us make sense of it. 

But, as Exponential Medicine executive director Daniel Kraft noted: We shouldn’t think of it as AI but IA—intelligence augmentation. In the future, doctors will pair up with intelligent softwareto more q... more »

Big Data as Catalyst for Distributed Health Research

First point in this piece: new generations of sensors on our various data-collecting devices will transform healthcare research by radically extending sample sizes.

The famous Framingham heart study collected information every few years from a few thousand patients over several decades. Framingham yielded profound insights into cardiac disease. Now, imagine doing the same study again—only collecting information every day and expanding the study’s population by an order of magnitude or more.

Second point: we will swim in a sea of useless data without artificial intelligence to help us make sense of it. 

But, as Exponential Medicine executive director Daniel Kraft noted: We shouldn’t think of it as AI but IA—intelligence augmentation. In the future, doctors will pair up with intelligent software to more quickly and comprehensively research, diagnose, and prescribe treatment plans.

#ai   #bigdata   #healthcare  ___

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2014-11-16 02:37:23 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Enjoy a trip with these beautiful microscopic images: 
http://time.com/3574666/microscope-images-nikon-small-world/

This wasp stinger, by GEIR DRANGE (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/people/image/geir-drange/6)

Enjoy a trip with these beautiful microscopic images: 
http://time.com/3574666/microscope-images-nikon-small-world/

This wasp stinger, by GEIR DRANGE (http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/people/image/geir-drange/6)___

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2014-11-15 16:12:02 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy
A conversation with David Korten and Otto Scharmer

December 8, 2014
11:30am – 1:00pm (PST)

This ought to be an interesting conversation. I'm definitely planning on being on this free conference call. 

You can sign up (yep, it's free) here:  http://www.ceholmesconsulting.com/events/event/narrative-for-new-economy/

What role does narrative play in shaping economic life? How must the current narrative change if we are to have a viable human future and an economy that works for all, including Living Earth our home and source of nurture? What will it take to discover and establish a new narrative in the public mind? If this is an exploration you are interested in please join us!

We invite you to join a MaestroConference conversation with two visionary thinkers, David Korten and OttoSch... more »

Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy
A conversation with David Korten and Otto Scharmer

December 8, 2014
11:30am – 1:00pm (PST)

This ought to be an interesting conversation. I'm definitely planning on being on this free conference call. 

You can sign up (yep, it's free) here:  http://www.ceholmesconsulting.com/events/event/narrative-for-new-economy/

What role does narrative play in shaping economic life? How must the current narrative change if we are to have a viable human future and an economy that works for all, including Living Earth our home and source of nurture? What will it take to discover and establish a new narrative in the public mind? If this is an exploration you are interested in please join us!

We invite you to join a MaestroConference conversation with two visionary thinkers, David Korten and Otto Scharmer, whose current books challenge the foundational assumptions of established economic thought and call for a dramatic restructuring of our economic narrative and institutions. (All you will need is your phone to join this conversation. You will not need to be on a computer!)

The conversation will be hosted by master convener and gifted facilitator, Charles Holmes. Attendees on the call will have a chance to discuss their views in small groups and field questions to David and Otto.

David Korten is the author of the forthcoming Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, co-founder/chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founder/president of the Living Economies Forum, and a former Harvard Business School professor. His earlier books include When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning and Agenda for a New Economy.

Otto Scharmer is the author of Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economics, American economist, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business, founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and co-founder of the Global Well-being and Gross National Happiness Lab. His earlier books include Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges.


cc: +Jennifer Sertl, +Gregory Esau, +John Kellden, +Paul Simbeck-Hampson, +Ferananda Ibarra, +John Verdon, +Doug Breitbart, +Seb Paquet  ___

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2014-11-14 03:18:21 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Blue Heron at Greenlake in Seattle, taken yesterday. 

Blue Heron at Greenlake in Seattle, taken yesterday. ___

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2014-11-12 21:52:43 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Sharing this more broadly. My guess is that we interact with more introverts online than we do offline. Some interesting thoughts here from +Andrea Learned on the role of social media in introverted leadership.

#introversion  

Here's a topic that deserves more play. Introversion. The best explanation I've heard of the difference between introverts and extroverts is how they re-energize themselves. For extroverts, it's being around other people. For introverts, it's with time to oneself. 

When it comes to personal branding, what do you do if you want to put your ideas - and yourself - out there, but tend towards introversion. I am more introverted than extroverted, though many who have worked with me professionally might not guess it. That's because, over time, I developed coping strategies for recharging myself when I became overextended.

My guess is that many of the people we interact with here on Google+, and on social media more generally, are introverts. Yes, even many of us here in this community, focused on a topic most would consider the domain of extraverts.

Last week, I had coffee with +Andrea Learned here in Seattle and the conversation drifted to the topic of the introverted leader. She's clearly been thinking about this topic. This article builds on some of what Andrea shared with me over coffee: how introverted leaders can use social media for communication and connection in ways that still honor who they are.

Andrea just joined this community last week, and I think she's hit on an interesting topic that might really resonate with a few of us. ___Sharing this more broadly. My guess is that we interact with more introverts online than we do offline. Some interesting thoughts here from +Andrea Learned on the role of social media in introverted leadership.

#introversion  

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2014-11-12 21:37:22 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Here's a topic that deserves more play. Introversion. The best explanation I've heard of the difference between introverts and extroverts is how they re-energize themselves. For extroverts, it's being around other people. For introverts, it's with time to oneself. 

When it comes to personal branding, what do you do if you want to put your ideas - and yourself - out there, but tend towards introversion. I am more introverted than extroverted, though many who have worked with me professionally might not guess it. That's because, over time, I developed coping strategies for recharging myself when I became overextended.

My guess is that many of the people we interact with here on Google+, and on social media more generally, are introverts. Yes, even many of us here in this community, focused on a topic most would consider the domain of extraverts.
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Here's a topic that deserves more play. Introversion. The best explanation I've heard of the difference between introverts and extroverts is how they re-energize themselves. For extroverts, it's being around other people. For introverts, it's with time to oneself. 

When it comes to personal branding, what do you do if you want to put your ideas - and yourself - out there, but tend towards introversion. I am more introverted than extroverted, though many who have worked with me professionally might not guess it. That's because, over time, I developed coping strategies for recharging myself when I became overextended.

My guess is that many of the people we interact with here on Google+, and on social media more generally, are introverts. Yes, even many of us here in this community, focused on a topic most would consider the domain of extraverts.

Last week, I had coffee with +Andrea Learned here in Seattle and the conversation drifted to the topic of the introverted leader. She's clearly been thinking about this topic. This article builds on some of what Andrea shared with me over coffee: how introverted leaders can use social media for communication and connection in ways that still honor who they are.

Andrea just joined this community last week, and I think she's hit on an interesting topic that might really resonate with a few of us. ___

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2014-11-11 22:33:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Seems like it's been a while since we had new features. This one seems like a good idea. Still trying it out.

NEW Google+ Mentions Tab - A Stream of All Your Mentions

Rolling out now to desktop Google+, a new tab that shows you all the posts where your profile has been +mentioned by others.

A handy "first stop" when you want to keep up with our most important conversations without slogging through all your notifications.___Seems like it's been a while since we had new features. This one seems like a good idea. Still trying it out.

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2014-11-11 22:22:08 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Leveling the playing field in investment management. Will it work? 

"With his new company, Aspiration, Cherny aims to change that. The startup is offering an online investing platform that lets anyone invest as little as $500 in its securities portfolio, and it lets them pay whatever they like for the privilege. Yes, whatever they like. Cherny calls it “Pay What Is Fair.” Investors can pay Aspiration as much or as little as they want—even if that amount is zero. “We’re taking the entire business model of Wall Street and turning it on its head,” Cherny says."



HT +Gregory Esau 

This startup is offering an online investing platform that lets anyone invest as little as $500 in its securities portfolio, and it lets them pay whatever they like for the privilege.___Leveling the playing field in investment management. Will it work? 

"With his new company, Aspiration, Cherny aims to change that. The startup is offering an online investing platform that lets anyone invest as little as $500 in its securities portfolio, and it lets them pay whatever they like for the privilege. Yes, whatever they like. Cherny calls it “Pay What Is Fair.” Investors can pay Aspiration as much or as little as they want—even if that amount is zero. “We’re taking the entire business model of Wall Street and turning it on its head,” Cherny says."



HT +Gregory Esau 

2014-11-11 15:47:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

What is happening here?

It seems as though we are starting to get a critical mass of some good posts going here - you know, not spam or self-promotion, but some people posting about stuff that's really aligned with the purpose of this community - which is business as a force for good in the world.  

Cool. Keep it up everyone. 

What is happening here?

It seems as though we are starting to get a critical mass of some good posts going here - you know, not spam or self-promotion, but some people posting about stuff that's really aligned with the purpose of this community - which is business as a force for good in the world.  

Cool. Keep it up everyone. ___

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2014-11-10 23:00:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Looks as though Google is testing continuing to do quality control on the answers that it provides by way of the Knowledge Graph. +Eric Enge does some hands-on testing to look for patterns in what's happening. 

HT +Mark Traphagen. 

How Google Uses Dynamic Testing to Improve Its Knowledge Graph

Eric Enge shows examples of how Google's Knowledge Graph is constantly changing, particularly in what it "instant answers" and how. He offers some thoughts on how they are testing what works to "teach" the Knowledge Graph to give better responses in the future.

#plusonly___Looks as though Google is testing continuing to do quality control on the answers that it provides by way of the Knowledge Graph. +Eric Enge does some hands-on testing to look for patterns in what's happening. 

HT +Mark Traphagen. 

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2014-11-10 04:59:50 (12 comments, 13 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way

Software is today's determining source of competitive advantage. Marc Andreessen once wrote famously that "software is eating the world." What he meant by this is that software-based businesses in sectors like music, books, movies, and retail itself are decimating their analogue competitors. His article from three years ago (http://goo.gl/JKZv0l) lays out this case quite well example after example. But it doesn't quite explain the why behind software's powerful edge. 

I just finished reading an article by Erik Meijer and Vikram Kapoor that I think does a really good job of explaining some of software's edge. Essentially what these two authors say is that software is better at creating feedback loops and that feedback loops are what enable organizations to learn from their environment. 

Tobe... more »

The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way

Software is today's determining source of competitive advantage. Marc Andreessen once wrote famously that "software is eating the world." What he meant by this is that software-based businesses in sectors like music, books, movies, and retail itself are decimating their analogue competitors. His article from three years ago (http://goo.gl/JKZv0l) lays out this case quite well example after example. But it doesn't quite explain the why behind software's powerful edge. 

I just finished reading an article by Erik Meijer and Vikram Kapoor that I think does a really good job of explaining some of software's edge. Essentially what these two authors say is that software is better at creating feedback loops and that feedback loops are what enable organizations to learn from their environment. 

To be fair, these two aren't the first to make the case for learning, feedback, or organizations as systems. The fail fast culture of Silicon Valley is based on many of these same ideas. And if you want to read an excellent book on highly related lean management techniques, I strongly recommend +Eric Ries's book, The Lean Startup (my summary notes: http://goo.gl/lLdGo8). Of course, going back even further, there's Peter Senge's "learning organizations" from The Fifth Discipline, and even before that, Arie de Geus' ideas, which were later articulated in The Living Company. 

So yes, many of the ideas in this paper build on others' thinking, and yet, there's something about the way these author's describe the way that learning and feedback are captured in software. It's an unabashed celebration of the power of software to utterly trounce businesses that lack this kind of feedback medium. 

I highly recommend this one. It's definitely worth the time to read it. 

The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way
http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2685692




#automation   #businessprocess  ___

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2014-11-08 18:28:49 (20 comments, 57 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Learn About Artificial Intelligence, and You'll Write Better

You just never know where you're going to learn something. I just learned about simplifying my writing from an article about artificial intelligence. This one is a fascinating look at some really exciting news from Google's stealthy DeepMind acquisition.

The heart of the lesson has to do with how the human mind stores information in memory:
 
"Miller’s striking conclusion was that the capacity of short-term memory cannot be defined by the amount of information it contains. Instead Miller concluded that the working memory stores information in the form of “chunks” and that it could hold approximately seven of them."

"That raises the curious question: what is a chunk? In Miller’s experiments, a chunk could be a single digit such as a 4, a single letter such as a q,a single... more »

Learn About Artificial Intelligence, and You'll Write Better

You just never know where you're going to learn something. I just learned about simplifying my writing from an article about artificial intelligence. This one is a fascinating look at some really exciting news from Google's stealthy DeepMind acquisition.

The heart of the lesson has to do with how the human mind stores information in memory:
 
"Miller’s striking conclusion was that the capacity of short-term memory cannot be defined by the amount of information it contains. Instead Miller concluded that the working memory stores information in the form of “chunks” and that it could hold approximately seven of them."

"That raises the curious question: what is a chunk? In Miller’s experiments, a chunk could be a single digit such as a 4, a single letter such as a q, a single word or a small group of words that together have some specific meaning. So each chunk can represent anything from a very small amount of information to a hugely complex idea that is equivalent to large amounts of information."

"But however much information a single chunk represents, the human brain can store only about seven of them in its working memory."

"Here is an example. Consider the following sentence: “This book is a thrilling read with a complex plot and lifelike characters.”

"This sentence consists of around seven chunks of information and is clearly manageable for any ordinary reader."

"By contrast, try this sentence: “This book about the Roman Empire during the first years of Augustus Caesar’s reign at the end of the Roman Republic, describes the events following the bloody Battle of Actium in 31 BC when the young emperor defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra by comprehensively outmaneuvering them in a major naval engagement.”

"This sentence contains at least 20 chunks. So if you found it more difficult to read, that shouldn’t be a surprise. The human brain has trouble holding this many chunks in its working memory."

So, that's why keeping your sentences to less than seven chunks of information is important. But then, how do we go on to construct more complex understandings beyond just a sentence? 

"Miller’s answer is that the brain uses a trick known as a recoding. Let’s go back to our example of the book and add another sentence: “This book is a thrilling read with a complex plot and lifelike characters. It is clearly worth the cover price.”

"Once you have read and understood the first sentence, your brain stores those seven chunks in a way that is available as a single chunk in the next sentence. In this second sentence, the pronoun “it” is this single chunk. Our brain automatically knows that “it” means: “the book that is a thrilling read with a complex plot and lifelike characters.” It has recoded the seven earlier chunks into a single chunk."

See. It pays to pay attention to artificial intelligence. You just never know what you might learn. :-)

Read all about it here: 
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/532156/googles-secretive-deepmind-startup-unveils-a-neural-turing-machine/

#writing   #ai   #deeplearning  ___

2014-11-08 17:59:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Neural Turing Machines: Google DeepMind, London, UK

We extend the capabilities of neural networks by coupling them to external memory resources, which they can interact with by attentional processes. The combined system is analogous to a Turing Machine or Von Neumann architecture but is differentiable end-to end, allowing it to be efficiently trained with gradient descent. Preliminary results demonstrate that Neural Turing Machines can infer simple algorithms such as copying, sorting, and associative recall from input and output examples.

Neural Turing Machines: Google DeepMind, London, UK

We extend the capabilities of neural networks by coupling them to external memory resources, which they can interact with by attentional processes. The combined system is analogous to a Turing Machine or Von Neumann architecture but is differentiable end-to end, allowing it to be efficiently trained with gradient descent. Preliminary results demonstrate that Neural Turing Machines can infer simple algorithms such as copying, sorting, and associative recall from input and output examples.___

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2014-11-08 02:01:37 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Fairly in-depth look at Rod Brooks, the man behind Roomba and Rethink Robotics. There's some good details here on the modern history of robotics, but it's this part about employment that caught my attention: 

"Brooks then counters the critics with a dire warning of his own: An oncoming “ demographic inversion” will leave us with fewer people to do all kinds of jobs. In the presentations he makes around the world “evangelizing” about the future of robotics, Brooks shows slides based on a 2010 United Nations study: In 2050, the percentage of working-age people in the U.S. will fall from 80 percent today to 69 percent. In China, where Ford thinks perhaps millions of jobs could be threatened by Baxterlike bots, it’s more dramatic. Eighty-seven percent of that country’s population is now of working age; in 2050, it’s projected to be just 67 percent. Europe’s working-agepopulation is pr... more »

Fairly in-depth look at Rod Brooks, the man behind Roomba and Rethink Robotics. There's some good details here on the modern history of robotics, but it's this part about employment that caught my attention: 

"Brooks then counters the critics with a dire warning of his own: An oncoming “ demographic inversion” will leave us with fewer people to do all kinds of jobs. In the presentations he makes around the world “evangelizing” about the future of robotics, Brooks shows slides based on a 2010 United Nations study: In 2050, the percentage of working-age people in the U.S. will fall from 80 percent today to 69 percent. In China, where Ford thinks perhaps millions of jobs could be threatened by Baxterlike bots, it’s more dramatic. Eighty-seven percent of that country’s population is now of working age; in 2050, it’s projected to be just 67 percent. Europe’s working-age population is projected to decline from 77 percent to 64 percent."

"That’s why Brooks isn’t worried about robots taking away jobs in the U.S. or abroad, but is instead worried we won’t have enough robots to pick up the slack."

#workforce   #automation   #technologicalunemployment  ___

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2014-11-07 23:51:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This piece looks at the impact of technology on travel agents over the last twenty years, as well as what's likely to hit in the next few years thanks to WayBlazer, which uses IBM Watson artificial intelligence services. 

I pulled the data from the Department of Labor for employment figure, but also looked at the impact on the cost of airfare. 

This piece looks at the impact of technology on travel agents over the last twenty years, as well as what's likely to hit in the next few years thanks to WayBlazer, which uses IBM Watson artificial intelligence services. 

I pulled the data from the Department of Labor for employment figure, but also looked at the impact on the cost of airfare. ___

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2014-11-07 15:58:21 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The first part of this piece is on the impact of automation in the travel agent sector. The second part focuses on AI, and specifically IBM's partnership with WayBlazer and what it says about IBM's business strategy for AI, as compared to more 'horizontal' approaches like Google is likely to do:
 
"One thing worth noting about IBM is that it is rolling out Watson services as a business-to-business offering, targeting vertical industries through partnerships in retail, several healthcare applications, talent management, and now travel. The only way that you will get to experience IBM Watson artificial intelligence is through an IBM partner. Even WayBlazer, a Watson partner itself, will only be available through partners, rather than its own consumer-facing website. This is what you might call a ‘vertical’ strategy for the artificial intelligencemarket... more »

Travel Agent Smith:
The travel agent sector has most definitely experienced its share of technological unemployment. Today, it has less than half the jobs it had just twenty years ago. And thanks to a new breed of artificial intelligence applications like WayBlazer, those remaining jobs are looking mighty vulnerable as well. 

This is a new, and fairly short, piece looking at the effects of technology in a specific job market and how artificial intelligence's next wave of automation is likely to affect remaining knowledge-centric jobs. 

It closes with a comparison of IBM's 'vertical' strategy for the artificial intelligence market and how that's likely to hold up over time against the more 'horizontal' strategies of players like Google and Facebook. 

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #technologicalunemployment  ___The first part of this piece is on the impact of automation in the travel agent sector. The second part focuses on AI, and specifically IBM's partnership with WayBlazer and what it says about IBM's business strategy for AI, as compared to more 'horizontal' approaches like Google is likely to do:
 
"One thing worth noting about IBM is that it is rolling out Watson services as a business-to-business offering, targeting vertical industries through partnerships in retail, several healthcare applications, talent management, and now travel. The only way that you will get to experience IBM Watson artificial intelligence is through an IBM partner. Even WayBlazer, a Watson partner itself, will only be available through partners, rather than its own consumer-facing website. This is what you might call a ‘vertical’ strategy for the artificial intelligence market."

"Contrast that with what companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn are likely up to, which is more of a ‘horizontal’ strategy for artificial intelligence. They won’t deep-dive into specific vertical markets, but instead choose broader, more utility-like approaches for processing the broad range of topics their end users are likely to need. Your interaction with the artificial intelligence may feel a bit different across these services, but this horizontal approach will be part of the way you make sense of the world. It will become an increasingly central part of your relationships with these companies and the value you derive from their services."

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2014-11-07 15:31:17 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Travel Agent Smith:
The travel agent sector has most definitely experienced its share of technological unemployment. Today, it has less than half the jobs it had just twenty years ago. And thanks to a new breed of artificial intelligence applications like WayBlazer, those remaining jobs are looking mighty vulnerable as well. 

This is a new, and fairly short, piece looking at the effects of technology in a specific job market and how artificial intelligence's next wave of automation is likely to affect remaining knowledge-centric jobs. 

It closes with a comparison of IBM's 'vertical' strategy for the artificial intelligence market and how that's likely to hold up over time against the more 'horizontal' strategies of players like Google and Facebook. 

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #technologicalunemployment  

Travel Agent Smith:
The travel agent sector has most definitely experienced its share of technological unemployment. Today, it has less than half the jobs it had just twenty years ago. And thanks to a new breed of artificial intelligence applications like WayBlazer, those remaining jobs are looking mighty vulnerable as well. 

This is a new, and fairly short, piece looking at the effects of technology in a specific job market and how artificial intelligence's next wave of automation is likely to affect remaining knowledge-centric jobs. 

It closes with a comparison of IBM's 'vertical' strategy for the artificial intelligence market and how that's likely to hold up over time against the more 'horizontal' strategies of players like Google and Facebook. 

#ai   #artificialintelligence   #technologicalunemployment  ___

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2014-11-07 02:06:09 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I just noticed this subtle little ribbon on a post (which just happened to be from +Filippo Salustri) in the stream tonight. Anyone else see these or know what it might be?  

I just noticed this subtle little ribbon on a post (which just happened to be from +Filippo Salustri) in the stream tonight. Anyone else see these or know what it might be?  ___

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2014-11-06 16:15:37 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Employee ownership is a powerful model for good business, and there is a huge opportunity to move many businesses to this model over the next few decades as baby boomer owners retire. 

Employee ownership is a very viable model for changing the way that business works. Here's a great story from +Forbes about WinCo, an employee-owned discount grocery chain that is taking very good care of its employees and their families, many of whom are now millionaires. 

From the article:
"WinCo has more than 400 front line employees with more than $1 million in their ESOP accounts and hundreds of retirees similarly well set. Each year, it sets aside an amount equal to about 20% of each employee’s pay, in the form of stock, and the value of the underlying shares has risen rapidly, too. Retirees can cash out their shares and in fiscal 2015, ending early next year, WinCo will have paid out approximately $200 million to retirees. Over the last seven years, it has paid out almost $1 billion to retirees. Retirees pay the usual federal and state income taxes on these payouts."

Marjorie Kelly, in her latest book, Owning Our Future, talks about the opportunity to transform a huge chunk of our economy over to this powerful model in the next few decades as baby-boomer business owners retire. 

"A wave of sales of closely held companies is beginning, and it is projected to go on for 20 years. These businesses account for close to half of private sector payroll, and in the last decade, they generated eight out of ten net new private sector jobs. According to a study by White Horse Advisors, only one in seven of these company founders expects to pass the business to family. An "age wave" of ownership transfer is coming."

HT +Seb Paquet

#employeeownership   #ESOP  ___Employee ownership is a powerful model for good business, and there is a huge opportunity to move many businesses to this model over the next few decades as baby boomer owners retire. 

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