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Gideon Rosenblatt has been at 5 events

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Reinventors Network785,315Talk 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 20:00:00223 
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 00:00:0063 
Yifat Cohen69,397Why 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 Cohen69,397Google+ 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 18:00:0059 
Yifat Cohen69,397How 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 18:00:0064 

Gideon Rosenblatt has been shared in 537 public circles

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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 05:16:26463003
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 18:17:184124711
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 03:52:154187616
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 10:25:10484433065
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 11:40:0515843974
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 05:13:064828315
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 16:03:15500307
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 23:31:55420121023
Moan Lisa37,333Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-25 10:29:003008195129
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 12:23:45493383957
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 06:01:32319369
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
Chris Cota25,150The Snowball Circle #Saturday 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 #weekend #googleglass  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 2014-05-03 14:00:004064717
Teun Blijlevens2,045Time for an updated share of this circle: Active people. Since more than a year or so I have added to this circle all people who:- have plussed, commented on or reshared one or more of my posts;- posted something I have plussed, commented on or reshared.If you like any of my posts, chances are you like posts of people in this circle. Enjoy your enriched stream ;)I'll keep on updating this circle and reshare it every now and then. If you received an email notification of this post, it means you are included in this circle.2014-05-01 12:45:0324820534
Ben Forstie54This is the best Circle of Engagers I have come across yet! If you want to increase your visibility, gain likes and shares, you need to add this circle! To get added to this circle in the future, simply +1 and Reshare!Enjoy!Ths circle consists of #seoexperts   #internetmarketing  and #awesomepeople  2014-04-30 20:52:39455617
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Lư Thăng15,488Chia sẻ vòng kết nối chất lượng cho mọi người <3 #sharedcircles  2014-04-23 16:24:5447717223
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN 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 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,200#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-10 10:46:044893106
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432622658
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989529
Trever McGhee48,610Help say thank you to these amazing people within this circle for supporting another with their shares...click the share..the plus button.To return the favor I'll add you to the next circle Share the one below to be added to the 257 people who already clicked the button and counting...https://plus.google.com/109005993947558449703/posts/FkrNrVUAvsbEvery click makes a difference  (。◕‿◕。) +Take2seconds to click the button now.This April we'll be engaging 1 million kids thanks to these amazing people.#circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #plusmastermind   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #rustyball  2014-03-19 19:54:30498222235
Barzellettando Funny Jokes672#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #circleday2014-03-19 13:36:36184001
Becky Collins5,313Memes 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 ?2014-03-19 04:06:184979314
Jean-Marc Luna35,467Learning with friendsCircle of thanksIt is time for me to apply for my small business all what I've learned here in recent months.By sharing this circle, I want to thank those with whom I have gained a better knowledge of best practices of the Internet and information, particularly about G+ which represents now (and tomorrow) an enormous part of the Web dynamics.I named this circle "Learning with friends" because it sums up for me a big part of that is Google+.1- Learning, because these people have given me valuable assistance by sharing their knowledge and their information and they have convinced me by their active presence of the importance of spending time on G+, of learn more and always consider the long term.2- Friends, because they do it with generosity, not against party, in a spirit of exchange and mutual enrichment, as friends do.The common vector is that I always read their posts carefully.I communicate regularly with some, I just "plus" with others (often because my bad english keeps me better participate) to mark my interest and I discovered regularly (often in comments) new people who all publish / share high quality stuff.Thank you +martin shervington, +Denis Labelle, +Dustin W. Stout, +Jens Graikowski, +Christine DeGraff, +Eli Fennell, +Frank Gainsford, +John Kellden, +David Amerland, +Luis Galarza, +Mike Allton, +Max Huijgen, +Michael Bennett, +2014-03-13 01:52:247031534

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2014-09-01 15:17:44 (72 comments, 27 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

I just hit the publish button on this one, and I think it may be one of my better articles in a while. It's an attempt at a bigger perspective on what's happening with things like Deep Learning (and other forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence), as well as Google's Knowledge Graph and even its "Knowledge Vault."

In this piece, I try to explain how these new technologies fit together. I also try to show how  these latest breakthroughs are still part of a long arch in human history, a continuation of our efforts to pull tacit knowledge from the biology of our minds and bodies and embed it as explicit knowledge into a new container. 

I hope you enjoy this one. I enjoyed writing it. 

#knowledge   #knowledgegraph   #artificialintelligence   #knowledgevault  
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Most reshares: 123

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2014-09-02 13:48:17 (40 comments, 123 reshares, 89 +1s) 

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've readone... more »

Most plusones: 115

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2014-08-16 22:20:46 (19 comments, 20 reshares, 115 +1s) 

"I like to make friends."

This is an interesting story of two robotics researchers who wanted to see what would happen if a robot tried to hitchhike its way across Canada. In a promising sign for humanity, this little "hitchBOT" made all the way without being manhandled or destroyed by random people on the road. Then again, this was Canada, not the U.S. 

This is a very interesting look at human interactions with robots. 
“What we wanted to do is situate robotics and artificial technologies into unlikely scenarios and push the limits of what it’s capable of,” said David Smith, the robot’s co-creator, who teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

By the way, you can follow hitchBOT on Twitter to follow its exploits: https://twitter.com/hitchBOT

One of my favorite stories: 
Matthew Berry, of Alberta, saidsome friends ... more »

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2014-09-16 00:34:10 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Some speculation from +Jeff Sayre on whether the Apple Watch might have some more story on the sensors front that hasn't yet been revealed. 

Joining The Band, The Apple Watch Band

My latest blog post on Apple's newest category entry -- wearable technology. From my piece:

Could these outer “contacts” allow a connection to the Apple Watch’s processors? Could they allow for signals to be sent between wristband-based sensors and the Apple Watch's onboard computer? If so, the possibilities could be astonishing!

http://jeffsayre.com/2014/09/15/joining-the-band-the-apple-watch-band/

/cc +Mike Elgan +Gideon Rosenblatt +Gerd Moe-Behrens +Robert Scoble +Mark Bruce 

#wearabletech   #quantifiedself   #personalizedmedicine   #applewatch  ___Some speculation from +Jeff Sayre on whether the Apple Watch might have some more story on the sensors front that hasn't yet been revealed. 

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2014-09-15 18:00:41 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 20 +1s) 

This is an excellent piece exploring the relationship between technology and religion. I know there are a lot of people here on Google+ who don't seem to have much patience for religion, so if that's you, try to set that aside, and explore this article. It raises some fascinating questions. 

D.A.V.I.D. may be cute, and robotic yoga may be goofy, but the intentions of SES and Dr. Kevin Staley, an associate professor of theology and the robot’s handler, could not be more serious. Through those 23 inches of silicon and plastic, they hope to tackle questions about what it means to be human; about how we should interact with the non-human entities in our lives; and about what a uniquely Christian response might be to a world in which humans start to seem more like computers, and computers start to seem more and more like human beings.

Welcome to the future of theology. Or, moreac... more »

This is an excellent piece exploring the relationship between technology and religion. I know there are a lot of people here on Google+ who don't seem to have much patience for religion, so if that's you, try to set that aside, and explore this article. It raises some fascinating questions. 

D.A.V.I.D. may be cute, and robotic yoga may be goofy, but the intentions of SES and Dr. Kevin Staley, an associate professor of theology and the robot’s handler, could not be more serious. Through those 23 inches of silicon and plastic, they hope to tackle questions about what it means to be human; about how we should interact with the non-human entities in our lives; and about what a uniquely Christian response might be to a world in which humans start to seem more like computers, and computers start to seem more and more like human beings.

Welcome to the future of theology. Or, more accurately, welcome to the theological past. While SES, an independent evangelical school in Matthews, N.C., claims to be the world’s only seminary to own a robot (and I can’t find any reason to doubt them, unless you count Siri on all those theological iPhones), the entanglement of robotics and Christianity has a longer history than you might think.

He suggests that, quite simply, most people don’t connect faith to the seemingly commercial details of, say, iPhones, or robots that care for the elderly, or the dynamics of personal relationships conducted over Skype, even though these changes have a bearing on the way we relate to other human beings.

As an alternative to this silence, Staley’s work touches on two possible modes of religious response to technology, which I’ll call—because sci-fi topics deserve sci-fi names—the Strong and Weak Theories of Theorobotics.

The Strong Theory, which occupies the balance of Staley’s dissertation, deals with more futuristic questions. It acts as a kind of direct rebuke to those transhumanists and futurists who wish to merge human and machine, asserting instead the sanctity of the human form (created “in Our image,” says Genesis, and later taken on by a Son of God, according to the Gospels) endowed with a soul that cannot be translated into ones and zeroes.

...Here, the Weak Theory of Theorobotics applies. This kind of reaction holds that religious groups, with their widespread emphasis on building personal communities of living, breathing human beings, have a unique platform from which to critique certain technologies.

#religion   #AI   #soul  ___

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2014-09-12 18:21:22 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s) 


Really good analysis from +John Blossom on what's happening in the publishing sector right now with the rise of self-published books. 


Really good analysis from +John Blossom on what's happening in the publishing sector right now with the rise of self-published books. ___

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2014-09-12 02:50:06 (18 comments, 83 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show

I've never seen it, and am hoping I will for the first time. Are you on the green portion of the map?

"Stargazers could be in for a rare display Friday night as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare's direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the East and down over Nebraska farther west."

"According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare. Along with the brilliant light display that may be visible to some in the northern part of the country, a flare of this magnitude could also have adverse effects on GPS, radio frequencies and cell phone... more »

Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show

I've never seen it, and am hoping I will for the first time. Are you on the green portion of the map?

"Stargazers could be in for a rare display Friday night as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare's direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the East and down over Nebraska farther west."

"According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare. Along with the brilliant light display that may be visible to some in the northern part of the country, a flare of this magnitude could also have adverse effects on GPS, radio frequencies and cell phone and satellite reception as well."

More:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/northern_lights_viewing_condit/33834457___

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2014-09-12 00:29:18 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Very cool. I like this quote: 

"It really boils down to the impact, what I wanted to do. I was really working on technologies that had a lot of applications but I chose to pursue this one because it has such a direct impact on somebody's quality of life," Pathak told Business Insider. "I think it’s so much more meaningful to know that something you’ve created is helping somebody."

Thanks +Joshua Berg 

Lift Labs (created stabilizing spoon) Joins Google X

Google has announced that Liftware will be joining the Google X project. This company certainly has some interesting ideas. Check out the stabilizing spoon.


Today we’re welcoming the Lift Labs team into Google[x]. Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people. We’re also going to explore how their technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.


Google Just Bought The Company That Created A Tremor-Stabilizing Spoon

Google acquired Lift Labs, the company that created a spoon to cancel out shakiness and make it easier for those with hand tremors to eat.

businessinsider.com/company-stabilizes-tremors-with-spoons-acquired-by-google-2014-9 


#Liftware   #LiftLabs   #Technology   #TechNews  ___Very cool. I like this quote: 

"It really boils down to the impact, what I wanted to do. I was really working on technologies that had a lot of applications but I chose to pursue this one because it has such a direct impact on somebody's quality of life," Pathak told Business Insider. "I think it’s so much more meaningful to know that something you’ve created is helping somebody."

Thanks +Joshua Berg 

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2014-09-11 21:03:34 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s) 

How Organizations Create Intrinsic Value
http://goo.gl/x6A8tj

How Organizations Create Intrinsic Value
http://goo.gl/x6A8tj___

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2014-09-10 20:22:19 (36 comments, 8 reshares, 50 +1s) 

"Machines perform tasks but they don't do jobs."

This quote from +M Sinclair Stevens yesterday in reference to a comment on a post of mine yesterday, and I liked it so much I thought it was just too good not to share more broadly (and with pretty graphic).

"Machines perform tasks but they don't do jobs."

This quote from +M Sinclair Stevens yesterday in reference to a comment on a post of mine yesterday, and I liked it so much I thought it was just too good not to share more broadly (and with pretty graphic).___

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2014-09-10 19:42:52 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Deep Learning, data-driven decisions and the management of firms. There's some really good stuff in this interview. 

"So the role of a senior manager in a deeply data-driven world is going to shift. I think the job is going to be to figure out, “Where do I actually add value and where should I get out of the way and go where the data take me?” That’s going to mean a very deep rethinking of the idea of the managerial “gut,” or intuition."

"The only way to understand data is to look at these data-driven companies like Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google and say, “OK, you know, I can see that’s a different way of running an organization.” It is certainly not the case that domain expertise is suddenly redundant. But data expertise is at least as important and will become exponentially more important. So this is the trick. Data will tell youwhat’s really go... more »

Deep Learning, data-driven decisions and the management of firms. There's some really good stuff in this interview. 

"So the role of a senior manager in a deeply data-driven world is going to shift. I think the job is going to be to figure out, “Where do I actually add value and where should I get out of the way and go where the data take me?” That’s going to mean a very deep rethinking of the idea of the managerial “gut,” or intuition."

"The only way to understand data is to look at these data-driven companies like Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google and say, “OK, you know, I can see that’s a different way of running an organization.” It is certainly not the case that domain expertise is suddenly redundant. But data expertise is at least as important and will become exponentially more important. So this is the trick. Data will tell you what’s really going on, whereas domain expertise will always bias you toward the status quo, and that makes it very hard to keep up with these disruptions."___

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2014-09-10 01:02:34 (45 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Thinking a lot these days about earning power in a world where intelligent machines take on more and more human work... 

Thinking a lot these days about earning power in a world where intelligent machines take on more and more human work... ___

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2014-09-09 22:53:34 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Some good perspective on the challenges that data standards still pose to the Internet of Things. 

It's worth noting though that people are already working around some of these limitations using IFTTT to connect your car to your furnace, using the APIs of Automatic and Nest. 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/internet-of-things/

Ultimately though, that's not the way to go. We'll need approaches that are more scalable and automatic. That's why this point about standards is important. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +John Hagel 

Calling it the "Internet of Things" may be misleading - +Stacey Higginbotham  highlights the lack of standards that limit the value of all these sensors___Some good perspective on the challenges that data standards still pose to the Internet of Things. 

It's worth noting though that people are already working around some of these limitations using IFTTT to connect your car to your furnace, using the APIs of Automatic and Nest. 
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/internet-of-things/

Ultimately though, that's not the way to go. We'll need approaches that are more scalable and automatic. That's why this point about standards is important. 

Thanks for sharing this one, +John Hagel 

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2014-09-09 15:46:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

3rd Order Engagement

Third-order engagement is a framework for thinking holistically about the network of people connected to an organization. 

First-order engagement is engaging employees in the work of the organization.

Second-order engagement is employees engaging the customers and partners of the organization. 

Third-order engagement is customers and partners engage other customers and partners. 

More...
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/third-order-engagement/

3rd Order Engagement

Third-order engagement is a framework for thinking holistically about the network of people connected to an organization. 

First-order engagement is engaging employees in the work of the organization.

Second-order engagement is employees engaging the customers and partners of the organization. 

Third-order engagement is customers and partners engage other customers and partners. 

More...
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/third-order-engagement/___

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2014-09-09 14:58:18 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s) 

This is an excellent analysis of Amazon.

Jeff Bezos is most definitely not running Amazon for fun as "the world's biggest lifestyle business" though. I believe there are two very logical explanations for what Amazon does with its cash: 

1) Amazon, like Google, is extremely bullish on their upside and that making capital expenditures in their future is the most logical way to invest their cash.

2) Amazon, again, like Google, is obsessively focused on building synergies around its customer promise. It is, in this sense, one of the most customer-centric companies around, and it is not letting Wall Street distract it from this strategy.  

In this sense, I contrast Google and Amazon on the one hand with Facebook and Apple on the other. Google and Amazon have been much more resistant to pressure for short-term returns from shareholders. Apple, in contrast, just mades... more »

Since someone at Amazon has the job of making sure that each quarter, the dozens of separate businesses within Amazon and over two million third party seller accounts, all sitting on top of the Amazon fulfillment and commerce platform, nets out to as close to zero as possible, at least as far as net income goes, net income is a pretty bad way to try to understand a business like this -- actual cash flow is better. "Amazon's operating cash flow (OCF) margin has been very roughly stable for a decade, but the free cash flow (FCF) has fallen, due to radically increased capital expenditure (capex)." "Starting in 2009, Amazon began spending far more on capex for every dollar that comes in the door, and there’s no sign of the rate of increase slowing down."

"It’s pretty apparent that the money is going into more fulfillment capacity (warehouses, to put it crudely) and to Amazon Web Services (AWS)."___This is an excellent analysis of Amazon.

Jeff Bezos is most definitely not running Amazon for fun as "the world's biggest lifestyle business" though. I believe there are two very logical explanations for what Amazon does with its cash: 

1) Amazon, like Google, is extremely bullish on their upside and that making capital expenditures in their future is the most logical way to invest their cash.

2) Amazon, again, like Google, is obsessively focused on building synergies around its customer promise. It is, in this sense, one of the most customer-centric companies around, and it is not letting Wall Street distract it from this strategy.  

In this sense, I contrast Google and Amazon on the one hand with Facebook and Apple on the other. Google and Amazon have been much more resistant to pressure for short-term returns from shareholders. Apple, in contrast, just made some rather large concessions to raider Carl Icahn, agreeing to large stock repurchases under the threat of a raid from that jackal. Facebook has shown itself to be willing to turn itself into what is essentially a marketing platform, even though the company shows occasional blips of understanding that end users will always be the key to its success. 

I'm not saying Amazon or Google are perfect. Amazon, in particular, has had some real challenges to it reputation of late, and for good reason. And the picture I'm painting is more nuanced than this contrast. Still, I think there is a contrast here that is worth calling out. 


Thanks to +Wayne Radinsky for catching this. 

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2014-09-08 14:14:22 (71 comments, 14 reshares, 49 +1s) 

There's no chance of getting a Constitutional amendment, right? So why concern yourself with the Senate vote on getting money out of politics? 

Not because today’s debate will lead to the rapid amendment of the Constitution. In fact, no matter what the Senate does, there will not be a sufficient majority in the chamber where a two-thirds vote is required to approve an amendment for consideration by the states. Nor is there any realistic chance that John Boehner will suddenly decide to lead the charge against the corporate campaign spending and billionaire manipulations that bought him the House speakership.

And not because the amendment that is being advanced is the amendment that will ultimately be added to the Constitution. Make no mistake, there will be a Twenty-Eighth Amendment; there must be if the American experiment is to survive as anything akin to a democratic republic.As... more »

There's no chance of getting a Constitutional amendment, right? So why concern yourself with the Senate vote on getting money out of politics? 

Not because today’s debate will lead to the rapid amendment of the Constitution. In fact, no matter what the Senate does, there will not be a sufficient majority in the chamber where a two-thirds vote is required to approve an amendment for consideration by the states. Nor is there any realistic chance that John Boehner will suddenly decide to lead the charge against the corporate campaign spending and billionaire manipulations that bought him the House speakership.

And not because the amendment that is being advanced is the amendment that will ultimately be added to the Constitution. Make no mistake, there will be a Twenty-Eighth Amendment; there must be if the American experiment is to survive as anything akin to a democratic republic. As with past amendments, however, this initial proposal for updating the Constitution will likely be altered—with language strengthened or weakened based on the ability of mass movements to place demands for more or less radical change.

So why exactly is this a pivotal moment?

Because when a movement becomes sufficiently dynamic to force a Senate debate—after just four years of organizing by groups like Move to Amend, Free Speech For People, Public Citizen, Common Cause, People for the American Way and allied groups at the local and state levels—that debate ought not be seen as beginning or the end of anything. It is a part of a process—an essential teaching moment, an essential organizing moment.

Organizing and campaigning by citizens—working in conjunction with groups that has never been adequately funded, on a project that has never received a fair share of media attention—has gotten sixteen states and more than 600 towns, villages, cities and counties to demand an amendment. And the Senate is taking that demand seriously enough to propose a fix, to organize a debate and to schedule votes that will provide a measure of the prospects for making a democracy amendment the twenty-eighth addition to the Constitution.

So, if you're interested, here's a link to an easy way to communicate with your senators on this issue:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/04/1327179/-Senate-to-vote-on-repealing-Citizens-United-Monday-Something-you-can-do-that-will-take-5-minutes#

Thanks to +Jeff Sullivan for reminding me. 

#citizensunited   #moneyandpolitics  ___

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2014-09-05 19:39:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

More on Algorithmic Feed Filtering

This is a well-written piece, by +Zeynep Tufekci on the rumors of Twitter filtering its timeline. 
 
What else will a curated feed optimize for? It will almost certainly look more like television since there is a reason television looks like television: that’s what advertisers like. There will be more celebrities. There will be more pithy quotes. There will be even more outrage, and even more lovable, fluffy things (both are engaging, and remember, algorithms will optimize for engagement). There will be more sports and television events. There will be less random, weird and otherwise obscure content being surfaced by the collective, networked judgement of the users I choose to follow.

#twitter   #feed  

More on Algorithmic Feed Filtering

This is a well-written piece, by +Zeynep Tufekci on the rumors of Twitter filtering its timeline. 
 
What else will a curated feed optimize for? It will almost certainly look more like television since there is a reason television looks like television: that’s what advertisers like. There will be more celebrities. There will be more pithy quotes. There will be even more outrage, and even more lovable, fluffy things (both are engaging, and remember, algorithms will optimize for engagement). There will be more sports and television events. There will be less random, weird and otherwise obscure content being surfaced by the collective, networked judgement of the users I choose to follow.

#twitter   #feed  ___

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2014-09-05 03:18:38 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

An interesting look at how Toyota sees driving automation relative to the driverless car vision of Google. 

While Toyota and Google both want to reduce crashes and fatalities, Koibuchi says they are starting from different points.

“They work from vision driven development,” he said. “We work from current, traditional automaker position. But, maybe, if the technology and social consensus increases, we can meet at some point.”

Automation of vehicles will be a gradual process, says Kristin Tabar, Toyota vice president for technical and administrative planning. It could start with systems that automatically brake for pedestrians, or to prevent collisions, then take over the driving duties on open freeways, or in traffic jams.

An interesting look at how Toyota sees driving automation relative to the driverless car vision of Google. 

While Toyota and Google both want to reduce crashes and fatalities, Koibuchi says they are starting from different points.

“They work from vision driven development,” he said. “We work from current, traditional automaker position. But, maybe, if the technology and social consensus increases, we can meet at some point.”

Automation of vehicles will be a gradual process, says Kristin Tabar, Toyota vice president for technical and administrative planning. It could start with systems that automatically brake for pedestrians, or to prevent collisions, then take over the driving duties on open freeways, or in traffic jams.___

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2014-09-04 23:42:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

"We are on a learning curve that is of our creation but that is not exactly ours."
http://goo.gl/tqTb91

"We are on a learning curve that is of our creation but that is not exactly ours."
http://goo.gl/tqTb91___

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2014-09-04 21:32:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Algorithmic filtering: the feature people love to hate and hate to love. 

Looks like Twitter might be rolling it out...slowly...

Noto said these changes will be incremental. “We’re going to do all of these methodically. We test and make sure we understand what the implications are,” he said. “Individual users are not going to wake up one day and find their timeline completely ranked by an algorithm.”

Thanks for the heads up, +Mark Traphagen. 

#twitter  

The Twitter Timeline May Go All Facebook on Us Soon

Rumors have been flying for some time now that Twitter was considering filtering its timeline, much as other networks like Facebook or Google+ already do.

Many hardcore Twitter users consider Twitter's show-all reverse chronological order timeline to be almost sacred. But since going public Twitter has been struggling to retain users or gain new ones. 

Despite what users say, internal data in social networks tell them that users stay longer and come back more often when their stream is algorithmically filtered to show them content they are more likely to be interested in.

Twitter’s timeline is organized in reverse chronological order, a delivery system that has not changed since the product was created eight years ago and one that some early adopters consider sacred to the core Twitter experience. But this “isn’t the most relevant experience for a user,” Noto [Twitter CFO] said. Timely tweets can get buried at the bottom of the feed if the user doesn’t have the app open, for example. “Putting that content in front of the person at that moment in time is a way to organize that content better.”___Algorithmic filtering: the feature people love to hate and hate to love. 

Looks like Twitter might be rolling it out...slowly...

Noto said these changes will be incremental. “We’re going to do all of these methodically. We test and make sure we understand what the implications are,” he said. “Individual users are not going to wake up one day and find their timeline completely ranked by an algorithm.”

Thanks for the heads up, +Mark Traphagen. 

#twitter  

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2014-09-04 18:55:20 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s) 

20 Questions for Organizational Knowledge Transfer

http://goo.gl/M0G1Cy

As some of you may have noticed, over this last week I've been thinking about capturing knowledge - transforming it from tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. The scale I was looking at was web-scale, and so naturally, I focused a lot on what Google is up to these days. 

But there is another scale of knowledge transformation that is really important. It's the kind that happens within organizations when extremely valuable knowledge is locked up in the minds and bodies of key individuals and needs to be passed on to others in the organization. Often times this happens around questions of succession and retirement, but not always. 

So, earlier this week I passed my recent article on knowledge extraction and artificial intelligence on to Steve Trautman, who is someone I used tow... more »

20 Questions for Organizational Knowledge Transfer

http://goo.gl/M0G1Cy

As some of you may have noticed, over this last week I've been thinking about capturing knowledge - transforming it from tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. The scale I was looking at was web-scale, and so naturally, I focused a lot on what Google is up to these days. 

But there is another scale of knowledge transformation that is really important. It's the kind that happens within organizations when extremely valuable knowledge is locked up in the minds and bodies of key individuals and needs to be passed on to others in the organization. Often times this happens around questions of succession and retirement, but not always. 

So, earlier this week I passed my recent article on knowledge extraction and artificial intelligence on to Steve Trautman, who is someone I used to work with at Microsoft and who, over the last 15 years or so has become a leading expert on the question of knowledge transfer. As part of his reply, he pointed me to this very practical guide he'd pulled together to assess organizational knowledge transfer projects.

It's really worth looking at, and so I thought I'd share it with you here. 

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer
http://stevetrautman.com/20-suggested-test-questions-to-measure-knowledge-transfer/

#knowledgetransfer   #knowledge   #mentoring  ___

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2014-09-04 01:27:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

What will happen should people’s desire or ability to consume more and more goods and services eventually wane? Business is a resilient force, but how would it adapt?

No social institution is as pervasive in our day-to-day lives as modern business. We interact with firms through their employees when we shop, eat out, and call for technical support, and through their products and services every time we put on a pair of jeans, use our mobile phone or microwave popcorn. These countless little points of contact add up. Collectively, they account for a very large proportion of the modern human experience. If we are looking for powerful places to intervene to boost human happiness, one could argue there is no better place to focus than on the institution of business.

#happiness  

What will happen should people’s desire or ability to consume more and more goods and services eventually wane? Business is a resilient force, but how would it adapt?

No social institution is as pervasive in our day-to-day lives as modern business. We interact with firms through their employees when we shop, eat out, and call for technical support, and through their products and services every time we put on a pair of jeans, use our mobile phone or microwave popcorn. These countless little points of contact add up. Collectively, they account for a very large proportion of the modern human experience. If we are looking for powerful places to intervene to boost human happiness, one could argue there is no better place to focus than on the institution of business.

#happiness  ___

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2014-09-04 00:07:34 (33 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Fifteen Percent of Queries Are New to Google Search

This data is over a year old, so the absolute numbers have likely changed a bit, but wow, 15% of search terms on Google Search have never been submitted before. That maps to some 500 million new queries that need to be made sense of each and every day.  

Google's search engine is powerful, but not all-knowing. Every month Google processes 100 billion queries, and typically returns results with microsecond speed. However, on a fairly regular basis, Google's search engine has to think a bit harder to render a result. On a daily basis, 15 percent of queries submitted -- 500 million -- have never been seen before by Google's search engine, and that has continued for the nearly 15 years the company has existed, according to John Wiley, the lead designer for Google Search.
Source: http://goo.gl/7pC571

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Fifteen Percent of Queries Are New to Google Search

This data is over a year old, so the absolute numbers have likely changed a bit, but wow, 15% of search terms on Google Search have never been submitted before. That maps to some 500 million new queries that need to be made sense of each and every day.  

Google's search engine is powerful, but not all-knowing. Every month Google processes 100 billion queries, and typically returns results with microsecond speed. However, on a fairly regular basis, Google's search engine has to think a bit harder to render a result. On a daily basis, 15 percent of queries submitted -- 500 million -- have never been seen before by Google's search engine, and that has continued for the nearly 15 years the company has existed, according to John Wiley, the lead designer for Google Search.
Source: http://goo.gl/7pC571

I don't know about you, but that 15% number surprises me. I would think it would be much smaller. No wonder Google is working so hard on semantic search, the Knowledge Graph and ultimately automating the cataloguing of the world’s knowledge. 

See also my post from Monday, When Machines Know: The Evolution of Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence:
http://goo.gl/ZSZEUF

#search   #knowledgegraph  ___

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2014-09-03 14:34:55 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 50 +1s) 

The brain, the Internet and the future of work
by +Esko Kilpi 

http://eskokilpi.blogging.fi/2014/09/02/the-brain-the-internet-and-the-future-of-work/

We can no longer see our minds as independent and separate but as thoroughly social. The human mind is not located and stored in an individual. Rather, what we have called the individual mind is something that arises continuously in relationships between people.

The brain, the Internet and the future of work
by +Esko Kilpi 

http://eskokilpi.blogging.fi/2014/09/02/the-brain-the-internet-and-the-future-of-work/

We can no longer see our minds as independent and separate but as thoroughly social. The human mind is not located and stored in an individual. Rather, what we have called the individual mind is something that arises continuously in relationships between people.___

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2014-09-02 21:09:00 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Software to read emotions

Careful. Too much time here on Google+ could affect your ability to accurately read other people's emotions. Nah, it's not just a Google+ thing; recent research comparing kids on a kind of digital sabbatical to kids averaging 4.5 hours a day on digital devices found that the kids who stayed off devices were 30% better at reading emotions - after just a five-day separation from those devices. 

Maybe that's why we feel so much better when we get away from it all on real vacations where we're not still plugged in. 

Not willing to cut the umbilical cord quite yet? Well there's an app for that, er.. sort of. It's not actually available yet. Check out the facial recognition software for Google Glass in the below video. It helps you recognize other people's emotions. 

Hard to for me to interpret just howac... more »

Software to read emotions

Careful. Too much time here on Google+ could affect your ability to accurately read other people's emotions. Nah, it's not just a Google+ thing; recent research comparing kids on a kind of digital sabbatical to kids averaging 4.5 hours a day on digital devices found that the kids who stayed off devices were 30% better at reading emotions - after just a five-day separation from those devices. 

Maybe that's why we feel so much better when we get away from it all on real vacations where we're not still plugged in. 

Not willing to cut the umbilical cord quite yet? Well there's an app for that, er.. sort of. It's not actually available yet. Check out the facial recognition software for Google Glass in the below video. It helps you recognize other people's emotions. 

Hard to for me to interpret just how accurate the actual emotion detection is (see performance stats on the SHORE link below), but this is a hot-button issue right now because of Glass privacy issues, the Facebook emotional manipulation research, and overall concerns with privacy. That said, these types of applications could be of real assistance to people who have troubles correctly assessing emotional cues or putting names to faces (like me, actually in the latter case, truth be told). 

More resources: 
Visual agnosia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_agnosia *Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time:* http://www.gizmag.com/fraunhofer-shore-google-glass-human-emotion/33568/
Have digital devices ruined your ability to read emotions? No worries — an app for that is on the way: http://singularityhub.com/2014/09/02/have-digital-devices-ruined-your-ability-to-read-emotions-no-worries-an-app-for-that-is-on-the-way/
SHORE™ - Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition Engine: http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/bsy/tech/bildanalyse/shore-gesichtsdetektion.html
Why Artificial Emotional Intelligence Really Matters: http://www.the-vital-edge.com/artificial_emotional_intelligence/

#emotionalintelligence   #googleglass  ___

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2014-09-02 13:48:17 (40 comments, 123 reshares, 89 +1s) 

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've readone... more »

"In the long run, any sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature."

Essay: Pyramid of Technology
http://www.nextnature.net/2014/08/pyramid-of-technology/

This is a very interesting take on how technological adoption works over time. The first stages are going to be very familiar to most of us, but it's in the latter stages where things get interesting. 

"While the technologies at the base of the pyramid feel artificial and alien, halfway up the pyramid they’ve become familiarized and accepted up to the point that we start to experience them as second nature. Technologies that further rise towards the top of the pyramid become vital and subsequently invisible. "

I've read Koert van Mensvoort's Next Nature website for a while now, but I think this may be one of the first times I've read one of his longer thought pieces like this. Very interesting stuff. 

#technology

+Daniel Estrada, you might like this.  ___

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2014-09-01 20:58:18 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s) 

This is a thought-provoking talk by Max Tegmark. Very relevant to the question of whether we will one day have machines with actual consciousness.

"Consciousness is the way information feels when it's being processed in certain complex ways. So this means that it's substrate independent and this also means that it's only the structure of the information processing that matters, not the structure of the matter that's doing the information processing."

Thanks to +martin shervington for sharing this so I could see it, and to +Eric Enge for going out of his way to bring my attention to it. 

I think physicist Max Tegmark is spot on in this TED talk. A must watch. 

#physics   #philosophy   #sciencesunday  ___This is a thought-provoking talk by Max Tegmark. Very relevant to the question of whether we will one day have machines with actual consciousness.

"Consciousness is the way information feels when it's being processed in certain complex ways. So this means that it's substrate independent and this also means that it's only the structure of the information processing that matters, not the structure of the matter that's doing the information processing."

Thanks to +martin shervington for sharing this so I could see it, and to +Eric Enge for going out of his way to bring my attention to it. 

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2014-09-01 15:17:44 (72 comments, 27 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

I just hit the publish button on this one, and I think it may be one of my better articles in a while. It's an attempt at a bigger perspective on what's happening with things like Deep Learning (and other forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence), as well as Google's Knowledge Graph and even its "Knowledge Vault."

In this piece, I try to explain how these new technologies fit together. I also try to show how  these latest breakthroughs are still part of a long arch in human history, a continuation of our efforts to pull tacit knowledge from the biology of our minds and bodies and embed it as explicit knowledge into a new container. 

I hope you enjoy this one. I enjoyed writing it. 

#knowledge   #knowledgegraph   #artificialintelligence   #knowledgevault  
Peop... more »

Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

I just hit the publish button on this one, and I think it may be one of my better articles in a while. It's an attempt at a bigger perspective on what's happening with things like Deep Learning (and other forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence), as well as Google's Knowledge Graph and even its "Knowledge Vault."

In this piece, I try to explain how these new technologies fit together. I also try to show how  these latest breakthroughs are still part of a long arch in human history, a continuation of our efforts to pull tacit knowledge from the biology of our minds and bodies and embed it as explicit knowledge into a new container. 

I hope you enjoy this one. I enjoyed writing it. 

#knowledge   #knowledgegraph   #artificialintelligence   #knowledgevault  

People I believe might be interested in this one because of past comments or posts: +David Amerland, +Mark Traphagen, +John Kellden, +Daniel Schwabe, +Mark Bruce, +RobotEnomics,  +Jeff Jockisch, +Jeff Sayre, +Teodora Petkova, +Alex Schleber, +Mani Saint-Victor, +Meg Tufano, +Leland LeCuyer, +Iblis Bane, +Chris Lang, +Deen Abiola, +Susanne Ramharter, +Yifat Cohen,  +iPan Baal, +Max Huijgen, +John Blossom     

(If I missed you, and you want me to notify you on future posts like this, just let me know). ___

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2014-08-31 17:51:09 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s) 

The other day I thought I was running late for a meeting. The person I was meeting ended up being a no-show, after accidentally adding it to the wrong day in his calendar. So, after waiting at the coffee shop for ten minutes with no sign of him, I looked down at my Android phone and found this helpful notification on the left. Below the description of the calendar event were three options: a map to the location of the meeting, a snooze button to remind me a bit later, and a button simply labeled "Email...".

Curious, I clicked on the email link and found a list of canned auto responses, contextually perfect for the fact that it was 3:10 and the meeting was starting at 3:00pm (see image on the right).

Really cool to see the technology being able to correctly assess the context with helpful suggestions like this. Even better? Detecting that I was actually at the proper location,... more »

The other day I thought I was running late for a meeting. The person I was meeting ended up being a no-show, after accidentally adding it to the wrong day in his calendar. So, after waiting at the coffee shop for ten minutes with no sign of him, I looked down at my Android phone and found this helpful notification on the left. Below the description of the calendar event were three options: a map to the location of the meeting, a snooze button to remind me a bit later, and a button simply labeled "Email...".

Curious, I clicked on the email link and found a list of canned auto responses, contextually perfect for the fact that it was 3:10 and the meeting was starting at 3:00pm (see image on the right).

Really cool to see the technology being able to correctly assess the context with helpful suggestions like this. Even better? Detecting that I was actually at the proper location, that it was past the meeting start time, and adding a fifth canned response: I'm here. Where the heck are you?  ;-)

#contextualcomputing   #Android  ___

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2014-08-30 13:57:59 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s) 

I'd not really heard the founding story behind +B Corporation, so the first 5 minutes of this talk was particularly interesting to me, especially since I went through something somewhat similar. 

And if you're not already familiar with the B Corp, I recommend listening to the full talk to get an easy overview. 

Cofounder, Bart Houlahan, tells the story of why +B Corporation was founded.

It's worth watching - especially the first part - to hear the personal story of what motivated the creation of this movement.___I'd not really heard the founding story behind +B Corporation, so the first 5 minutes of this talk was particularly interesting to me, especially since I went through something somewhat similar. 

And if you're not already familiar with the B Corp, I recommend listening to the full talk to get an easy overview. 

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2014-08-30 01:43:32 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Where is Google headed with its "Knowledge Vault" work? Wait did you say "vault" or "graph"? I thought Google was working on a "Knowledge Graph" - what's this "vault" thing?

+David Amerland helps outline what the differences are. Hint: humans just aren't fast enough and we tire too easily. ;-)

#knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  

Where is Google headed with its "Knowledge Vault" work? Wait did you say "vault" or "graph"? I thought Google was working on a "Knowledge Graph" - what's this "vault" thing?

+David Amerland helps outline what the differences are. Hint: humans just aren't fast enough and we tire too easily. ;-)

#knowledgegraph   #knowledgevault  ___

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2014-08-30 00:59:31 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s) 

By strategically deploying less than $30 million, KPCB, and DST Global before it, have ratcheted up Snapchat’s valuation from $2 billion to $10 billion. With the stroke of a pen, in a deal negotiated behind closed doors, they have created an additional $8 billion in “wealth” that is now percolating through the minds of employees with stock options and through the books of the early investment funds.

Snapchat’s new valuation isn’t an isolated event. It’s a product of all recent valuations, and it is itself now ricocheting around and is used to set the valuations at other startups. That’s the multiplier effect. What seemed like an absurd valuation yesterday becomes the norm tomorrow, on the time-honored principle that once a valuation is already absurd, it no longer faces resistance from any rational limit. And nothing stands in the way for the multiplier effect to ratchet valuations everhigher.... more »

This just in, apropos of my comment on +Gideon Rosenblatt and +Alex Schleber 's posts yesterday. Casino. Gambling addiction. ___By strategically deploying less than $30 million, KPCB, and DST Global before it, have ratcheted up Snapchat’s valuation from $2 billion to $10 billion. With the stroke of a pen, in a deal negotiated behind closed doors, they have created an additional $8 billion in “wealth” that is now percolating through the minds of employees with stock options and through the books of the early investment funds.

Snapchat’s new valuation isn’t an isolated event. It’s a product of all recent valuations, and it is itself now ricocheting around and is used to set the valuations at other startups. That’s the multiplier effect. What seemed like an absurd valuation yesterday becomes the norm tomorrow, on the time-honored principle that once a valuation is already absurd, it no longer faces resistance from any rational limit. And nothing stands in the way for the multiplier effect to ratchet valuations ever higher.

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2014-08-28 23:12:23 (22 comments, 43 reshares, 68 +1s) 

An excellent resource on different types of human memory: 

http://www.human-memory.net/types.html

#memory  

An excellent resource on different types of human memory: 

http://www.human-memory.net/types.html

#memory  ___

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2014-08-28 20:24:43 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Why isn't our software development going after the really important problems that we face? Why are we just tackling the low-hanging fruit of what's easy and what's easy to make money on? 

Why? Because mixing mission and money takes some real creativity when it comes to developing business models. It's much, much harder than simply going for the gold. 

For those who are interested, here is an example of some fairly deep thinking about how to apply technology towards societal/ecological ends. It's work I did several years ago, developing a "theory of change" for my old consulting firm, Groundwire: 

http://www.the-vital-edge.com/groundwires-theory-of-change/

But first, I recommend you read this piece on Bread and Circuses to get you riled up!  Then, if you're interested, dive into that theory of change to get a taste for the work involved...;-)... more »

*Bread and Circuses*

"...so many bright engineers, good entrepreneurs and capable venture capitalists are throwing resources into problems that no one really has. They’re creating “bread and circuses” in a digital format — apps that are wildly popular, infinitely entertaining, and exactly what people want.

The only problem is that they don’t really do anybody any good. They’re not doing what technology is intended to do: Solve problems.

Getting together with your friends? Not a problem. Staying in touch with people you care about? Not a problem. Trying to find information about businesses and products? Not really much of a [freaking] problem.

Those relatively comfortable “problems” of modern life have already been solved to death, beginning with Alexander Bell and ending (sort of, for now) with Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

Many of the apps we have nowadays — the successful ones, at least — revolve around game mechanics, addiction, self-reference, and narcissism. Even apps I use and actually like quite a lot fall into this category."
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/cc +Iblis Bane +Eli Fennell +Gunther Sonnenfeld +Shaker Cherukuri +Steve Faktor +Gideon Rosenblatt +Max Huijgen +Matt Helbig +Brett Legree +Sandy Fischler ___Why isn't our software development going after the really important problems that we face? Why are we just tackling the low-hanging fruit of what's easy and what's easy to make money on? 

Why? Because mixing mission and money takes some real creativity when it comes to developing business models. It's much, much harder than simply going for the gold. 

For those who are interested, here is an example of some fairly deep thinking about how to apply technology towards societal/ecological ends. It's work I did several years ago, developing a "theory of change" for my old consulting firm, Groundwire: 

http://www.the-vital-edge.com/groundwires-theory-of-change/

But first, I recommend you read this piece on Bread and Circuses to get you riled up!  Then, if you're interested, dive into that theory of change to get a taste for the work involved... ;-)

Good share from +Alex Schleber. Thanks Alex.  

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2014-08-26 23:25:30 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Some interesting musings from +Rob Gordon on the future of social media along with some critiques of Google+. The best part are his thoughts on nine trends for the future of social media. 

Some interesting musings from +Rob Gordon on the future of social media along with some critiques of Google+. The best part are his thoughts on nine trends for the future of social media. ___

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2014-08-26 16:57:29 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s) 

One brain to connect them all.

Today, backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. “The purpose,” says Saxena, who dreamed it all up, “is to build a very good knowledge graph—or a knowledge base—for robots to use.”

One brain to connect them all.

Today, backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. “The purpose,” says Saxena, who dreamed it all up, “is to build a very good knowledge graph—or a knowledge base—for robots to use.”___

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2014-08-24 23:35:51 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s) 

"Project Syria" uses virtual reality techniques to give people a sense for some of the suffering that is happening in Syria right now. 

The software is couple with a 

Smith explained the difference between a VR experience and your everyday news broadcast:

"In Project Syria, the user is much more of an active participant in the story as opposed to a passive consumer of it," he said. "You can choose where to walk, where to look, and this agency gives you a sense of purpose."

“At the same time, there is some removal of reality because the virtual world is digitally animated," Smith continued. "It changes your sense of self and your sense of space, but you still retain your sense of physical reality outside of the simulation—you have a strange sort of dual consciousness."

A New Virtual Reality ToolBring... more »

"Project Syria" uses virtual reality techniques to give people a sense for some of the suffering that is happening in Syria right now. 

The software is couple with a 

Smith explained the difference between a VR experience and your everyday news broadcast:

"In Project Syria, the user is much more of an active participant in the story as opposed to a passive consumer of it," he said. "You can choose where to walk, where to look, and this agency gives you a sense of purpose."

“At the same time, there is some removal of reality because the virtual world is digitally animated," Smith continued. "It changes your sense of self and your sense of space, but you still retain your sense of physical reality outside of the simulation—you have a strange sort of dual consciousness."

A New Virtual Reality Tool Brings the Daily Trauma of the Syrian War to Life
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/virtual-reality-is-bringing-the-syrian-war-to-life

I happened upon this writeup of Project Syria just a few minutes after seeing +David Amerland's post about brain-to-brain communication via EEG signals: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidAmerland/posts/PRKrqKyPAX3

And +Dan Durrant's post on the same topic, where he speculates on using technology like this to help increase our sense of compassion for fellow humans and other forms of life (in his comments): 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DanDurrant/posts/2dz9fZvgGaU

There is no question that VR and machine-to-brain communications will be used for nefarious purposes, but it will also be used for many good purposes. Technology itself is neutral. We determine the impact through the intentions that we imbue in our use of it. 

#vr   #virtualreality   #journalism  

P.S. - also see this piece on using VR to help people overcome past traumas.

"While it remains impossible to un-do something that has already occurred, results of this study suggest that... virtual reality techniques can be usefully harnessed to promote greater acceptance of one's own mistakes in the past, as well as better decision-making in the future."

Study creates 'time travel' illusion
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28852538___

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2014-08-24 04:28:50 (39 comments, 11 reshares, 47 +1s) 

Looking for evidence of technological unemployment? This older post from +Andrew McAfee at M.I.T. looks at the total output of manufacturing in the U.S. (in blue) and compares it to the total number of employees in manufacturing in the U.S. (in red). When you see output going up and labor going down`that means that work is happening, but that it's just not being done by humans. 

Source: http://andrewmcafee.org/2013/01/mcafee-technological-unemployment-us-manufacturing-econom/

#technologicalunemployment  

Looking for evidence of technological unemployment? This older post from +Andrew McAfee at M.I.T. looks at the total output of manufacturing in the U.S. (in blue) and compares it to the total number of employees in manufacturing in the U.S. (in red). When you see output going up and labor going down`that means that work is happening, but that it's just not being done by humans. 

Source: http://andrewmcafee.org/2013/01/mcafee-technological-unemployment-us-manufacturing-econom/

#technologicalunemployment  ___

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2014-08-23 01:21:21 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s) 

A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

But Westwood found that during this parasitic relationship, thousands upon thousands of mRNA molecules were being exchanged between both plants, creating this open dialogue between the species that allows them to freely communicate.

A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

But Westwood found that during this parasitic relationship, thousands upon thousands of mRNA molecules were being exchanged between both plants, creating this open dialogue between the species that allows them to freely communicate.___

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2014-08-22 23:17:43 (26 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s) 

I'm actually writing about this in more depth these days, but the short version of my view is that the decisions we make today about how the bounty of automation is distributed in society will have a long-lasting impact in society. The decisions we make today about the purpose  behind our capital investments in automation really do matter. (see my previous post from earlier today).

I finally finished reading Piketty's book on capital, which, by the way, is an extremely long read. He notes just how important income from labor still is in the overall distribution of income. Since the 80's though, income from capital is making a strong comeback to the point where it matches levels that existed prior to the start of WWI. What he underestimates though is just how big an impact automation will have on shifting the overall stream of income from labor to capital. It's not just that labor... more »

Better technology makes more and better jobs for horses humans?
The future where humans need not apply thanks to robot automation isn't as rosy as often predicted.

When mechanical muscle was replaced by automobiles, horses didn't get better jobs. A few of them did, some got demoted from real work to satisfying teenage girls an hour a week, but most of them were eaten.

Literally, the Western horse population declined enormously from it's peak around 1915 to present day numbers and ended up as horse meat.

So automation wasn't exactly good for our predecessors in the eat or be eaten game of progress, but would humans really fare better?

Would we find meaningful new jobs like writing poems, performing arts or other areas momentarily excluded from the rise of the bots? Maybe some of us, but there isn't really place for let's say a 100 million more performers. If anything the trend goes the other way with 'global' artists. And one can wonder if talent is really that widespread....

Face it: automation will eat our jobs and nope, it won't create magical new highly paid occupations. Heck, it won't even create highly entertaining new ways of spending time without an income

Not only will mankind get unemployed, not only will we need to find a new way to distribute money for consumption when wages become scarce, but we will have to face up to what we actually want to do the whole day. Fishing, daytime television, social media junkies?

Oh, and in case you think your job can't be automated, think again. The higher your salary the larger the incentive to replace you with a smart cloud cluster...

Watch the video in case you doubt you'll be next

We need answers before we are dead horse meat. Any suggestions?

Alternative video, same content http://vimeo.com/103783092___I'm actually writing about this in more depth these days, but the short version of my view is that the decisions we make today about how the bounty of automation is distributed in society will have a long-lasting impact in society. The decisions we make today about the purpose  behind our capital investments in automation really do matter. (see my previous post from earlier today).

I finally finished reading Piketty's book on capital, which, by the way, is an extremely long read. He notes just how important income from labor still is in the overall distribution of income. Since the 80's though, income from capital is making a strong comeback to the point where it matches levels that existed prior to the start of WWI. What he underestimates though is just how big an impact automation will have on shifting the overall stream of income from labor to capital. It's not just that labor dries up as jobs disappear through automation. It's also that automation reduces labor costs, allowing more corporate income to either be invested in more automation or extracted from the firm in the form of dividends or stock buybacks (to increase stock prices and capital returns). 

If anyone's interested in the slightly longer version of this, I recommend the link below. But the short version is that automation is going to radically shift income from labor to capital, which is going to have huge implications to the distribution of wealth in the world, which along with job loss, tends to lead to real social instability. 
Technology and the Distribution of Wealth
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/technology_and_the_distribution_of_wealth/

This was a comment I left on +Max Huijgen's original share of this post, and decided to pass it along with my share of it. 

#automation   #jobs   #wealth  

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2014-08-22 19:41:48 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Stakeholders and Tech

How is investing in stakeholders truly in the interest of a business, especially when investments in automation might well be more profitable?

There is no question that machines can lead to great jumps in productivity, or that they can narrow the gap between market demand and market supply. Speed, flexibility and efficiency are all things that are associated with machines. But are these the reasons the firm exists in the first place?

When companies exist to fulfill the deeper needs of a particular market, they shift their focus from labor productivity (same output, less labor), and profit extraction (more dividends, higher stock price for more capital gains). It's not that these orientations have no place in business, but when a company shifts its focus to the deeper needs in a market, the focus shifts from labor productivity to value... more »

Stakeholders and Tech

How is investing in stakeholders truly in the interest of a business, especially when investments in automation might well be more profitable?

There is no question that machines can lead to great jumps in productivity, or that they can narrow the gap between market demand and market supply. Speed, flexibility and efficiency are all things that are associated with machines. But are these the reasons the firm exists in the first place?

When companies exist to fulfill the deeper needs of a particular market, they shift their focus from labor productivity (same output, less labor), and profit extraction (more dividends, higher stock price for more capital gains). It's not that these orientations have no place in business, but when a company shifts its focus to the deeper needs in a market, the focus shifts from labor productivity to value creation (same labor, more value), and profit reinvestment (investing in the long-term success of the firm and its stakeholders).

And by the way, reinvestment in the firm can also include lots of investment in technology; it's just that the focus of the technology shifts from labor productivity to value creation, and from profit extraction to ensuring the long-term health of the firm and everyone with a genuine stake in its future. 

#automation   #stakeholders  ___

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2014-08-21 21:24:31 (22 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s) 

If you missed this when it first came out, I highly recommend taking the time to watch this 7-minute clip. It does a wonderful job of very simply articulating the core problem with Facebook and why it's business model is destined to collapse over time. This is a very astute analysis. 

Thanks for sharing this, +Geoff Campbell. 

#facebook  

Not a directly related to G+ but this video is an extremely insightful and interesting comparison of the Fb and YouTube models of content promotion and sharing.  An absolute must watch for those interested in understanding how social media works. 

The Problem With Facebook___If you missed this when it first came out, I highly recommend taking the time to watch this 7-minute clip. It does a wonderful job of very simply articulating the core problem with Facebook and why it's business model is destined to collapse over time. This is a very astute analysis. 

Thanks for sharing this, +Geoff Campbell. 

#facebook  

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2014-08-20 18:55:21 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Cool. My latest piece on "being of service", mission and value in business just got featured on Huffington Post's Social Entrepreneurship section. 
http://goo.gl/vyi09M

#socent   #socialentrepreneurship   #service   #mission  

Cool. My latest piece on "being of service", mission and value in business just got featured on Huffington Post's Social Entrepreneurship section. 
http://goo.gl/vyi09M

#socent   #socialentrepreneurship   #service   #mission  ___

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2014-08-19 23:02:55 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

For those of you who (also) publish on LinkedIn, here's a good resource explaining how user posts get "tagged" on one of the 50 LinkedIn channels (which is the primary way to get visibility on your posts if you're not Sir Richard Branson). 

Basically, there are 3 ways to get tagged:
(1) By The Algorithm
(2) By Editorial Pick
(3) By Working For LinkedIn


#linkedin  

For those of you who (also) publish on LinkedIn, here's a good resource explaining how user posts get "tagged" on one of the 50 LinkedIn channels (which is the primary way to get visibility on your posts if you're not Sir Richard Branson). 

Basically, there are 3 ways to get tagged:
(1) By The Algorithm
(2) By Editorial Pick
(3) By Working For LinkedIn


#linkedin  ___

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2014-08-19 21:02:35 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 30 +1s) 

A nice piece from +YES! Magazine on love. 

A visitor from another planet might think that we earthlings—and Americans in particular—were obsessed with chasing love. If you asked the sages of ancient India, however, they’d probably say that love is not what we’re actually chasing. Instead, we pursue the intense but fleeting emotional high of “falling in love,” which generally doesn’t last very long.

So how do we keep the life-giving flame of love alive? The ancient thinkers of India, who devoted a great deal of attention to this problem, recognized and honored the power of sex and romance to jump-start our flagging emotions. But the important question for them was, where do we go from there? How do we harness the intoxicating power of falling in love to create a happiness that endures even after the initial flame dies away?

#love  

A nice piece from +YES! Magazine on love. 

A visitor from another planet might think that we earthlings—and Americans in particular—were obsessed with chasing love. If you asked the sages of ancient India, however, they’d probably say that love is not what we’re actually chasing. Instead, we pursue the intense but fleeting emotional high of “falling in love,” which generally doesn’t last very long.

So how do we keep the life-giving flame of love alive? The ancient thinkers of India, who devoted a great deal of attention to this problem, recognized and honored the power of sex and romance to jump-start our flagging emotions. But the important question for them was, where do we go from there? How do we harness the intoxicating power of falling in love to create a happiness that endures even after the initial flame dies away?

#love  ___

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2014-08-19 13:14:57 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s) 

This week, I was touched by the story of a supermarket chain called Market Basket, which is going through some real turmoil right now as customers and employees mount a resistance to changes in the firm's ownership that they fear will turn their much-beloved stores into just another network of profit-making machines. 

The story got me thinking about being of service, and inspired me to write this quick piece on meaning, value and service in business. 

To be of service is to become bigger than the way we normally see ourselves. Our attention shifts. We set aside our preoccupation with ourselves and turn our focus outwards, towards others.

Being of service through a business is really no different. We expand our sense of the firm beyond the narrow interests of our shareholders and employees, and turn our gaze outwards to the many people with a stake in the impact ourw... more »

This week, I was touched by the story of a supermarket chain called Market Basket, which is going through some real turmoil right now as customers and employees mount a resistance to changes in the firm's ownership that they fear will turn their much-beloved stores into just another network of profit-making machines. 

The story got me thinking about being of service, and inspired me to write this quick piece on meaning, value and service in business. 

To be of service is to become bigger than the way we normally see ourselves. Our attention shifts. We set aside our preoccupation with ourselves and turn our focus outwards, towards others.

Being of service through a business is really no different. We expand our sense of the firm beyond the narrow interests of our shareholders and employees, and turn our gaze outwards to the many people with a stake in the impact our work has in the world.

#service   #mission   #value   #marketbasket  ___

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2014-08-18 14:20:05 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s) 

The Big Picture on LinkedIn: An Economic Graph

This is a good overview on how LinkedIn is changing the job market. Lots of interesting applications that are not only shifting companies' relationships with recruiters but also forcing them to thinking about their internal-facing branding to employees. 

Bigger picture, it's the long-term potential as an "economic graph" that is most intriguing with LinkedIn:

But LinkedIn’s ambitions do not end there. They are limited only by the size of the world’s labour market. Its chief executive, Jeff Weiner, envisions what he calls a vast “economic graph”, connecting people seeking or starting work or wanting more from their careers. That implies an eventual membership of 3 billion—Mr Weiner’s estimate of the global labour force. In other words, LinkedIn wants to change not only the business ofrecruiting, ... more »

The Big Picture on LinkedIn: An Economic Graph

This is a good overview on how LinkedIn is changing the job market. Lots of interesting applications that are not only shifting companies' relationships with recruiters but also forcing them to thinking about their internal-facing branding to employees. 

Bigger picture, it's the long-term potential as an "economic graph" that is most intriguing with LinkedIn:

But LinkedIn’s ambitions do not end there. They are limited only by the size of the world’s labour market. Its chief executive, Jeff Weiner, envisions what he calls a vast “economic graph”, connecting people seeking or starting work or wanting more from their careers. That implies an eventual membership of 3 billion—Mr Weiner’s estimate of the global labour force. In other words, LinkedIn wants to change not only the business of recruiting, but also the operation of labour markets and, with that, the efficiency of economies.

As LinkedIn attracts more members in more countries and industries, its data will become richer. Put another way, the lines in Mr Weiner’s graph will become more numerous—and more useful. He thinks that if you trace the connections between workers, companies and colleges, and if you map people’s jobs, qualifications and skills and plot these against employers’ demands, you will end up with a step-change improvement in information about labour markets: big data for the world of work.

In a world where the nature of work is likely to change a great deal in the years ahead, the company that tracks this data is in a position to be quite important - and valuable. 

#jobs   #LinkedIn   #economicgraph  ___

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2014-08-17 23:39:48 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Janet Iwasa is a colleague of my sister's at the University of Utah. She is doing very interesting work around molecular animation and has a new open source animation tool that could be very useful to biologists: 

Molecular Flip Book:
https://www.molecularflipbook.org/


+Rajini Rao and +Allison Sekuler, this may be of interest to you, if you haven't already seen it. 

#animation   #biology  

Janet Iwasa is a colleague of my sister's at the University of Utah. She is doing very interesting work around molecular animation and has a new open source animation tool that could be very useful to biologists: 

Molecular Flip Book:
https://www.molecularflipbook.org/


+Rajini Rao and +Allison Sekuler, this may be of interest to you, if you haven't already seen it. 

#animation   #biology  ___

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2014-08-17 02:01:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Amazon - "All Your Transactions Are Belong to Us!" - Watch out Square, Amazon is targeting your world. Oh, yeah, +Google Wallet, this one's for you too. 

More on the Google-Amazon relationship here too:
http://www.gideonrosenblatt.com/2012/09/googles-competitive-response-to-amazon.html

#amazon   #square  

Good find, +Barbara Starr. 

Interesting way for amazon to acquire more data about transactions not performed on their website. (and all that beautiful information about who is purchasing, what, where, how - presumably leading to why and other interesting insights - once ingested and analyzed )

#Amazon #ecommerce #payments   #paymentprocessing   #bigdata  ___Amazon - "All Your Transactions Are Belong to Us!" - Watch out Square, Amazon is targeting your world. Oh, yeah, +Google Wallet, this one's for you too. 

More on the Google-Amazon relationship here too:
http://www.gideonrosenblatt.com/2012/09/googles-competitive-response-to-amazon.html

#amazon   #square  

Good find, +Barbara Starr. 

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2014-08-17 01:02:39 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Wow. This is a really sad story of a company that used to be run with all of its stakeholders in mind, transformed into one that is mostly concerned with returns for owners. It's also the story of a family-run business, turned over to a younger generation with two of the grandchildren feuding over its direction. There still may be hope for this one, but what's really interesting is how much more profitable this chain was when it was stakeholder-centric than other similar chains. 

#goodbusiness   #stakeholdermanagement  

Wow. This is a really sad story of a company that used to be run with all of its stakeholders in mind, transformed into one that is mostly concerned with returns for owners. It's also the story of a family-run business, turned over to a younger generation with two of the grandchildren feuding over its direction. There still may be hope for this one, but what's really interesting is how much more profitable this chain was when it was stakeholder-centric than other similar chains. 

#goodbusiness   #stakeholdermanagement  ___

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2014-08-16 22:20:46 (19 comments, 20 reshares, 115 +1s) 

"I like to make friends."

This is an interesting story of two robotics researchers who wanted to see what would happen if a robot tried to hitchhike its way across Canada. In a promising sign for humanity, this little "hitchBOT" made all the way without being manhandled or destroyed by random people on the road. Then again, this was Canada, not the U.S. 

This is a very interesting look at human interactions with robots. 
“What we wanted to do is situate robotics and artificial technologies into unlikely scenarios and push the limits of what it’s capable of,” said David Smith, the robot’s co-creator, who teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

By the way, you can follow hitchBOT on Twitter to follow its exploits: https://twitter.com/hitchBOT

One of my favorite stories: 
Matthew Berry, of Alberta, saidsome friends ... more »

"I like to make friends."

This is an interesting story of two robotics researchers who wanted to see what would happen if a robot tried to hitchhike its way across Canada. In a promising sign for humanity, this little "hitchBOT" made all the way without being manhandled or destroyed by random people on the road. Then again, this was Canada, not the U.S. 

This is a very interesting look at human interactions with robots. 
“What we wanted to do is situate robotics and artificial technologies into unlikely scenarios and push the limits of what it’s capable of,” said David Smith, the robot’s co-creator, who teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

By the way, you can follow hitchBOT on Twitter to follow its exploits: https://twitter.com/hitchBOT

One of my favorite stories: 
Matthew Berry, of Alberta, said some friends picked up the robot while heading to a wedding in Golden, B.C.

“It was good fun; we took it out onto the dance floor to, well, do the real robot,” Berry said. “It was funny because it was a very meticulously planned wedding so I wasn’t sure how the bride would react, but she loved it!”

Berry said that while the couple was giving their speech, the bride thanked the couple’s friends for attending, and the robot interrupted, saying: “I like to make friends.”


Source:
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024321757_robothitchhikerxml.html

Image: 
http://io9.com/hitchbots-epic-3-800-mile-journey-across-canada-has-off-1612055066

#robotics   #hitchhiking  ___

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2014-08-16 20:01:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s) 

Not to brag, but, uh, I was just crowned a king (for a day). Very fun! 

This, from +David Amerland, after I submitted an entry to the very fun Cloud Wars community that he and +Neila Rey moderate:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103684210904684656351  
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
A New SkyKing Riseth

Proof that you can still have a zero-to-hero moment in today's world, +Gideon Rosenblatt who just joined #cloudwars  ascends the #CloudThrone  and commands us all for 24 hours. Tributes of diamonds (certified, as always), gold bullion (suitably stamped) and silver ingots (clearly marked) to the usual address for delivery to his #SkyHighness  
==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

#cloudwars  

A cloud warrior newbie, putting his best foot forward. This cloud was spotted hanging over Budapest a couple years back. 

#cloudwars   #maxfieldparrish  ___Not to brag, but, uh, I was just crowned a king (for a day). Very fun! 

This, from +David Amerland, after I submitted an entry to the very fun Cloud Wars community that he and +Neila Rey moderate:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103684210904684656351  
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
A New SkyKing Riseth

Proof that you can still have a zero-to-hero moment in today's world, +Gideon Rosenblatt who just joined #cloudwars  ascends the #CloudThrone  and commands us all for 24 hours. Tributes of diamonds (certified, as always), gold bullion (suitably stamped) and silver ingots (clearly marked) to the usual address for delivery to his #SkyHighness  
==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

#cloudwars  

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2014-08-16 14:34:59 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s) 

The Shared Interest Graph

For those of you who missed this one the first time around last year, this is an overview of the "shared interest graph." Today, much of this is served by communities here on Google+, though there is just so much more that could be done with this concept here - especially when it comes to helping people with shared interests better find one another. 

#sharedinterestgraph  

The Shared Interest Graph

For those of you who missed this one the first time around last year, this is an overview of the "shared interest graph." Today, much of this is served by communities here on Google+, though there is just so much more that could be done with this concept here - especially when it comes to helping people with shared interests better find one another. 

#sharedinterestgraph  ___

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