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Avinash Kaushik has been shared in 131 public circles

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Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Sinem Kobal0#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-25 11:55:58472000
Oktay Deniz621#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-20 19:35:11402000
Nicola Barozzi15,253Automotive Social Media GurusThis circle contains people who really are interesting and very active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2014-10-18 12:35:31127010
Jade Turner0#seo  #online  #marketing  #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   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #cir2014-08-08 11:33:26501889
Jade Turner0#seo   #online   #marketing  #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   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #c2014-08-01 15:07:07500437
Alessandro Marrella0#DigitalMarketing best influencers circleI created this circle with all the best influencers on Google+. If you are interested about Digital Marketing you should definitely follow them!If you have anyone to suggest, please comment below :)Tags: #onlinemarketing   #webmarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #smm   #inboundmarketing   #contentmarketing   #seo   #sem   #adwords   #marketing   #advertising   #circleshare   #circle  2014-07-13 16:49:28178021
Alessandro Folghera47,069Circloscope PRO Beta is out !!!Enjoy my TOPENGAGERS sharedcircle   #topengagers   #sharedcircle  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)#FollowBack #FB  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlesunday 2014-06-19 05:23:10500423150
Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
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
Alessandro Folghera39,965#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   #SEO  To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaJasmina Brozović   +2014-03-18 05:04:03248221926
Camilla De Felice147THE BEST Circle of the DAY #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 11:15:14434181220
Moda con stile online325#Fashion #FashionCircle #FashionBrands#mostactive  people in #Fashion #Design #ShoesHi fashion people. This is an important fashion circle, with many important fashion people. If you love high heels and fashion life, you could follow your passion with reshared this circle. And also, if you want enlarge your circle fashion, just reshare this circle. And so, What are you waiting to reshare?To 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)5 - Life is fashion.Have a #fashionday  and increase your popularity  !!!Enjoy the heels page:https://plus.google.com/b/106553703339163410723/+Modaconstile/postsThis shared circle has fashion brands and fashion People, enjoy the circle!  And More you share more you are great.#Fashionist #TopFashionCircle  #fashioncommunity #fashionripples   #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos   #circulocompartido   #cerchiacondivisa   #cerchiafashion #highheelsbrands   #befashion   #becool   #fashion   #fashionblogs   #fashionblogger   #fashionblogging   #fashionclothing   #fashionheels   2014-02-26 08:46:24491302
Becky Collins3,213Social Media Circle #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:32:15497382044
Alessandro Folghera36,373#SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircle  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  #social      #socialmedia  #socialmediamarketing  #socialnetworking  #internetmarketing   Special #SocialMention to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaJasmina Brozović   +Jasmina BrozovićMilan Pavlovic   +Milan PavlovicDaniela Calabrò   +Daniela CalabròZara V   +Zara VLinda Dee   +Linda DeeRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaDubie Bacino   +2014-02-12 05:54:02491533071
Larry Chuon74I'm creating a new circle called Celebrity Credibility which will consist of movers and shakers in their industries.  This circle will focus on getting instant Celebrity Credibility in order to be the authority in your own local niche.  Please join my circle and share the news.2014-02-08 04:22:15293000
Alessandro Folghera34,330#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Matteo Pelucchi   +Matteo PelucchiSean Patrick Si   +Sean Patrick SiAJ Kohn   +AJ KohnDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreCindy Krum   2014-01-28 05:55:35429261530
Alessandro Folghera33,382#TOPSEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-01-21 09:04:16409151425
Bernard Piette7,060Hi,First off big hat tip to everyone who just participated in the Great Google+ Circle debate hosted by +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff . Thanks to all on both sides on the debate to help us all get more perspective on this discussion. *NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM :-) *Announcing version 2 of the #MoversandShakers  circle!! Yippee! Again this week, I have spent much time to ensure there are only quality engagers, posters and mentors who can bring value to your Google+ experience.If you want to be included,,,,, wait for it..... Be a strong contributor and participant on the Google+ platform. That's it, that's all. Just be a great google+ netizen.You don't have to be rich, famous or pretty LOL. I built this circle and stream to help Nooglers meet new people, learn new things, hear different perspectives, encounter someone you may never have had the courage to speak to live in person. Trust me, just reach out and comment on a post of someone you appreciate, You'll be amazed how happy people are to engage with you, once you've had the courage to reach out, so like Nike says, JUST DO IT! Please see some of my favorite posts from the last week below. 1. The Great Google+ Circle Debate - By +David Oldenburg ► http://goo.gl/2fYuuR2. My Joke of the day, Who else is in the same position? - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/pEhlRM3. To most of us, Google +  seems like just another social media platform.  But that misconception�c - By +Ronnie Bincer ► http://goo.gl/AWdvRw4. 11 Quick Tips to Boost Social Media Results - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/hoJO4h5. Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the - By +Randy Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/IMeMl3=======================================================6. Just Joined Ronnie's Hangout Mastery Group - By +Craig Chamberlin ► http://goo.gl/cB1EeE7. Excited to see how +Jenn Herman is embracing Google+ and seeing how much fun and effective it can - By 2014-01-17 19:23:23493452245
Alessandro Folghera32,275#SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #s2014-01-14 07:23:17168171625
Alessandro Folghera31,700#UnreachableSharedCircle #UnreachableList #TooTopEngagers   This is not a simple #sharedcircle, it's a #wishedlist  of people I'd like to be followed by, a list of #SEOMasters and #FashionGoddesses and #GreatestBrands I  would like to get in connection with.I'm still too small, not brave enough to reach them, so it's like a "desired list" of future followers I hope to have soon, a list of Followers I would be able to deserve soon.To be included in this special list (#sharedcircle), just:1) Be Unique2) Be Fascinating3) Be Great enough4) Don't follow me back (just for a while ... )Here the #TopoftheTop:Matt Cutts   +Matt CuttsDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicCyrus Shepard   +Cyrus ShepardBarry Schwartz   +Barry SchwartzGuy Kawasaki   +Guy KawasakiPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreDanny Sullivan   +Danny SullivanAvinash Kaushik   +Avinash KaushikRand Fishkin   +Rand FishkinTom Critchlow   +Tom CritchlowJohn Mueller   +John MuellerAJ Kohn   +2014-01-10 06:03:22388121717
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449912969103
Bernard Piette5,325 Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.3 is out with the addition of many (52) new #engagers# in the Google+ world. There are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's 350 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada! I have included only those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 150 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer +Stephan Hovnanian +Mia Voss +Fulvio Meloni +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCanada ??1) Add me to your circles.2) 2014-01-03 23:23:063511104881
John Nuntiatio22,406#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-26 17:51:313397712
Alessandro Folghera29,290 #ChristmasSharedCircle #MerryChristmas  Christmas Wednesday 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  #topripples #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo 2013-12-25 06:52:55501452364
Bernard Piette3,755Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.2 is out with the addition of many new #highly active engagers# in the Google+ world. Note there are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's approx. 300 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada  as  I have only included those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 200 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff , +martin shervington , +Lee Smallwood , +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer, +Stephan Hovnanian , +Mia Voss , +Fulvio Meloni +Traphagen Marc , +Eric Enge , +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk , +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCan2013-12-23 16:29:36302785495
Drew Pearson Sr.199Looking for some cool, fun, and interesting people to add to your circles (although, I think we all agree that everyone on G+ are all of the above)? Check out this circle share!     If you would like to be included: 1) Share the circle publicly & privately (public is preferred), as much as you feel necessary, my main objective is to have the people included in this circle, shared!  2) Add/Circle & Plus this page +CBM Fitness  , as well as leave a comment (Please do this if you would like to be included) letting me know that you’d like to be included.    3) Leave a comment on THIS post. This is a very important step, if you would like to be included in any of my circle shares, leaving a comment on this original post helps me know that, so please leave a comment stating your interest 4) Last but not least, REMEMBER to check out the awesome people who are included in this circle share. #FriendsShareFriends     #SnowballEffect     #YoureAwesome   #CBMFITNESS   2013-12-19 13:00:15501251525
Alessandro Folghera28,286 #SocialMedia #WednesdaySharedCircle  Wednesday 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 !Enjoy the Google Plus Page of my friend +Krishna Man Shrestha https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106243849596352192174/+Nepaltibettrekking/posts#topripples #Wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles 2013-12-19 04:44:36501472565
Alessandro Folghera28,002 #SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #2013-12-17 05:41:58175281539
John Nuntiatio21,140#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-11 12:58:473408810
John Nuntiatio20,192#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-29 17:00:2435513415
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,892#SocialCircle   #SocialMediaMarketing   #MondayCircle  Thi circle it's composed of many influential people on Google Plus and on the web. Reshared this circle for enlarge you #circles  You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship.To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. 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   #Thursdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare 2013-11-28 15:58:1150110657119
Inertia Tours Inc.5,806Incredible Inertia Tuesday Circle Share!Hope Tuesday was an Incredible one for you have a great evening!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#boomballcircle #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  2013-11-27 00:32:21501191029
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Kunle Campbell801I put this circle together for people interested in following people and pages I deem to be the top G-plussers in digital marketing, SEO and social media #circleshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circlecount If you'd like to be included;- add the members to your circle,- +1this post- and publicly re-share this postlet me know when you have done the above and I'll add you.2013-11-24 01:24:48501134
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Alessandro Folghera22,246 #SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #TopSEOEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       2013-11-12 19:51:33185151018
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Alessandro Folghera20,078#HappynessCircle #TopRipplesSharedCircle #WednesdaySharedCircle   #GratitudeCircle  I'm happy for two reasons: 1st - +Google+ asked me to choose my short URL that now is:            https://plus.google.com/+AlessandroFolghera/2nd - I'm reaching the 20000 followers.Thanks to all of you my #TopRipples  Special thanks of #gratitude   to:+Rand Fishkin +Aleyda Solis +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh +Dirk Talamasca +Santelia Emilia +Doroteya Delcheva +Cesare Riccardo +Daniela Calabrò +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Cesare Casadei +AMARI Shoes To 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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'2013-10-30 06:00:52449523163
Alessandro Folghera19,923 #SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just: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 ...      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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circletuesday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  2013-10-29 05:26:45257181424
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Alessandro Folghera17,593#SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just: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 ...      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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circletuesday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  2013-10-15 04:16:57354222337
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2014-11-10 23:04:15 (94 comments, 25 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Need a final proof that Apple's not cool? 

This lovely guy spend £50,000 on iPhones to propose  to his girlfriend.... and she said no!

Story: http://goo.gl/1IMgw7 

[I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken for him. He should definitely have tried first with the empty boxes, and if she said yes gotten the actual phones!]

Most reshares: 100

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2014-11-15 16:18:58 (7 comments, 100 reshares, 255 +1s)Open 

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#haha  

#inspiration  

#carpediem !!

Most plusones: 260

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2014-10-28 15:51:13 (70 comments, 62 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

The butterfly effect: Apple launches iPhone in 2007, Duracell's dead in 2014.

Ok, Duracell's not dead. Growth is slowing down. At two billion dollars in sales, it will take a while for Duracell to die. But. There is zero doubt that the smartphone has reduced the need for us to have many of the devices we normally use alkaline batteries in. And, the trend is irreversible. 

We don't use Cameras as much, ditto for Camcorders. We don't have as many kids toys (including little ones like Leapfrog pad that my kids used). We don't have flashlights in our house (ok, one, with a dead battery). I'm starting to use my Nexus 5 as my TV remote. No need for hotel clocks or radios at home or away. Our children have to buy a TI $130 calculator, I don't understand why I can't give them a old Nexus phone with an app on it. 

And all of the above not to mention,I... more »

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2014-11-22 20:15:04 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

"Yet Another Study Shows US Satire Programs Do A Better Job Informing Viewers Than Actual News Outlets"

This makes for a depressing read (especially when you factor in reach). This graph is specific to Net Neutrality rules, Fox News leads with the least and John Oliver/HBO leads with most. Broadcast news is pretty close to Fox and CNN and MSNBC are not far behind.

To be fair Fox News is not really in the business of informing its audience about tech issues. But please read the detailed article, http://goo.gl/RrRdg5, on how most "actual news outlets" stink, simply stink, at actually informing their audience. 

Heartbreaking quote...

"Actual news outlets," on both sides, have suffered from the rise of tepid news reporting that sacrifices truth for the bland, unoffensive illusion of balance -- in the process helping to make stupidity... more »

"Yet Another Study Shows US Satire Programs Do A Better Job Informing Viewers Than Actual News Outlets"

This makes for a depressing read (especially when you factor in reach). This graph is specific to Net Neutrality rules, Fox News leads with the least and John Oliver/HBO leads with most. Broadcast news is pretty close to Fox and CNN and MSNBC are not far behind.

To be fair Fox News is not really in the business of informing its audience about tech issues. But please read the detailed article, http://goo.gl/RrRdg5, on how most "actual news outlets" stink, simply stink, at actually informing their audience. 

Heartbreaking quote...

"Actual news outlets," on both sides, have suffered from the rise of tepid news reporting that sacrifices truth for the bland, unoffensive illusion of balance -- in the process helping to make stupidity fashionable and facts negotiable. ___

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2014-11-21 17:14:48 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Web Analytics & Coffee Plantations!

I was looking at some very old slides, don't remember why, and found this quote in a keynote I did in 2006. It is so awesome!

And if anything, it is even more true in 2014.   #realitychecks  

Web Analytics & Coffee Plantations!

I was looking at some very old slides, don't remember why, and found this quote in a keynote I did in 2006. It is so awesome!

And if anything, it is even more true in 2014.   #realitychecks  ___

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2014-11-19 19:31:27 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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#wtf     #advertising  

What do you think? http://goo.gl/4JOvKG

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#wtf     #advertising  

What do you think? http://goo.gl/4JOvKG___

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2014-11-18 18:59:53 (2 comments, 26 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

There is something magical about taking an incredible amount of complexity and presenting it as simply as we possibly can. Magical.

My latest post shares six short stories where I share my favorite visualizations and challenge you to re-think how you present data. 

Treemaps, Sunbursts, Packed Trees, Conditionally Formatted Tables, Predictive Models, Streamgraphs, Stacked "square" Bars, Bubbles and so much more.

If you want to get rid of boring tables and graphs and shift to communicating insights faster, and earn love of your clients (and a lot more money), this is the post for you...

Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster! http://goo.gl/5aC7xi

#dataviz   #analysis   #insights   #postsyouactionrightaway  

There is something magical about taking an incredible amount of complexity and presenting it as simply as we possibly can. Magical.

My latest post shares six short stories where I share my favorite visualizations and challenge you to re-think how you present data. 

Treemaps, Sunbursts, Packed Trees, Conditionally Formatted Tables, Predictive Models, Streamgraphs, Stacked "square" Bars, Bubbles and so much more.

If you want to get rid of boring tables and graphs and shift to communicating insights faster, and earn love of your clients (and a lot more money), this is the post for you...

Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster! http://goo.gl/5aC7xi

#dataviz   #analysis   #insights   #postsyouactionrightaway  ___

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2014-11-17 17:09:14 (12 comments, 30 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Words of wisdom from the inimitable Stephen Fry below...

I believe digital is a great amplifying mechanism. That is good. We do have to keep our end of the bargain though. 140 characters lower the bar to join the herd and proceeding with a lynching. 

But just because it is easy does not mean we should do it, or we give up the responsibility we have to understand, contextualize, then respond.

Try this: The person/entity you are so outraged by is your sister or brother. Would you still respond the same way?

Words of wisdom from the inimitable Stephen Fry below...

I believe digital is a great amplifying mechanism. That is good. We do have to keep our end of the bargain though. 140 characters lower the bar to join the herd and proceeding with a lynching. 

But just because it is easy does not mean we should do it, or we give up the responsibility we have to understand, contextualize, then respond.

Try this: The person/entity you are so outraged by is your sister or brother. Would you still respond the same way?___

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2014-11-16 21:15:46 (12 comments, 21 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

There was a big national discussion here in the US about parents hitting kids to discipline/punish them. That is a stupid discussion. Don't hit your kids!

In addition to that, there are smarter ways to get through to kids....

#parenting   #besmart  

There was a big national discussion here in the US about parents hitting kids to discipline/punish them. That is a stupid discussion. Don't hit your kids!

In addition to that, there are smarter ways to get through to kids....

#parenting   #besmart  ___

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2014-11-15 16:18:58 (7 comments, 100 reshares, 255 +1s)Open 

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#haha  

#inspiration  

#carpediem !!

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#haha  

#inspiration  

#carpediem !!___

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2014-11-14 17:22:39 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

James Inhofe, the author of the 2012 book "The Greatest Hoax: How Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future", is the new chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He will lead approving funding for scientific programs in the US.

It is not scary that he is a little skeptical, we all should be. It is that he is so virulently opposed to any other point of view. His view:

"My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is, to me, outrageous.”

I believe the best minds should be open to an And mindset and not hold an entrenched Or mindset. Religious people or scientists. But most definitely people in positions of power (with a massive capacity to wreck havoc like Mr. Inhofe). 

But. Perhaps Mr. Inhofeis on... more »

James Inhofe, the author of the 2012 book "The Greatest Hoax: How Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future", is the new chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He will lead approving funding for scientific programs in the US.

It is not scary that he is a little skeptical, we all should be. It is that he is so virulently opposed to any other point of view. His view:

"My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is, to me, outrageous.”

I believe the best minds should be open to an And mindset and not hold an entrenched Or mindset. Religious people or scientists. But most definitely people in positions of power (with a massive capacity to wreck havoc like Mr. Inhofe). 

But. Perhaps Mr. Inhofe is only interested in self political preservation and does not give a small mammals behind about other Americans or indeed humanity.  He simply wants to get re-elected. And he is looking at the chart below.

42% of Americans, in the year 2014 and not 1614, believe God created humans exactly as we have them now in the last 10,000 years. I would use the hashtag omg but that seems like an abuse of the hashtag. 

That number is much higher for Republicans.

All Mr. Inhofe cares about is his people elect him so he can stay in power (the harm he causes is not his business, likely because, scroll back up, he believes God is playing all this out every day of every minute per God's plan).

You know who does not believe in Mr. Inhofe's point of view?

The pope.

The literal manifestation of Jesus Christ himself on earth.

He disagrees.

I wonder how Mr. Inhofe feels about that.

(Fantastic article on Pope Francis and US Republicans: http://goo.gl/ZuftpU)

PS: Let me share with you how deeply proud I am that a majority in this country holds a view of human evolution that is open minded. Go team 58!!!___

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2014-11-13 16:56:55 (3 comments, 30 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Are you Eminem?
Flow-charts are a good for a lot of things, I use them all the time in a business setting to bring clarity and simplicity to prevailing thinking. 

But. They are even better at helping us smile at awesome creativity. Like in this case.... by @MarionDowling. 

Are you Eminem?
Flow-charts are a good for a lot of things, I use them all the time in a business setting to bring clarity and simplicity to prevailing thinking. 

But. They are even better at helping us smile at awesome creativity. Like in this case.... by @MarionDowling. ___

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2014-11-12 22:50:12 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

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Marketing styles of tech companies.

Seems like a pretty accurate reflection of reality. : )  What do you think?

Source: http://goo.gl/wZHLQq

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Marketing styles of tech companies.

Seems like a pretty accurate reflection of reality. : )  What do you think?

Source: http://goo.gl/wZHLQq___

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2014-11-11 17:11:28 (7 comments, 24 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

It is amazing how myths spread. It is even more impressive how long they last. Did you know that at 5'7" Napoleon was actually above average height for a Frenchman at that time? So much for shorty!

Information is Beautiful debunks "52 Of The World's Most Widespread Myths And Misconceptions" http://vrl.ht/16C26
Well worth a read.

It is amazing how myths spread. It is even more impressive how long they last. Did you know that at 5'7" Napoleon was actually above average height for a Frenchman at that time? So much for shorty!

Information is Beautiful debunks "52 Of The World's Most Widespread Myths And Misconceptions" http://vrl.ht/16C26
Well worth a read.___

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2014-11-10 23:04:15 (94 comments, 25 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Need a final proof that Apple's not cool? 

This lovely guy spend £50,000 on iPhones to propose  to his girlfriend.... and she said no!

Story: http://goo.gl/1IMgw7 

[I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken for him. He should definitely have tried first with the empty boxes, and if she said yes gotten the actual phones!]

Need a final proof that Apple's not cool? 

This lovely guy spend £50,000 on iPhones to propose  to his girlfriend.... and she said no!

Story: http://goo.gl/1IMgw7 

[I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken for him. He should definitely have tried first with the empty boxes, and if she said yes gotten the actual phones!]___

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2014-11-10 18:03:57 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

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Advice you can use....

#truthbombs  

Twitter conversation: http://goo.gl/eL312p

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Advice you can use....

#truthbombs  

Twitter conversation: http://goo.gl/eL312p___

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2014-11-08 22:16:02 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Is there anything else that you can really expect in life beyond free wifi and inspiration? 

I think not!

Taken at my beloved +REI. Thanks for the wifi. Thanks for the inspiration.

Is there anything else that you can really expect in life beyond free wifi and inspiration? 

I think not!

Taken at my beloved +REI. Thanks for the wifi. Thanks for the inspiration.___

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2014-11-07 17:17:10 (22 comments, 61 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

This blew my mind a little bit today.

All of the planets in our solar system can fit the space between our very own Earth and Moon.  BOOM!

We would even have just enough space left over for Pluto. :)

Here are the numbers....

PLANET,  AVERAGE DIAMETER IN KM 
Mercury 4,879 
Venus 12,104 
Mars 6771 
Jupiter 139 822 
Saturn 116 464 
Uranus 50 724 
Neptune 49 244 
TOTAL 380 008 
Distance Earth-Moon 384,400 
Pluto 2,300 

This blew my mind a little bit today.

All of the planets in our solar system can fit the space between our very own Earth and Moon.  BOOM!

We would even have just enough space left over for Pluto. :)

Here are the numbers....

PLANET,  AVERAGE DIAMETER IN KM 
Mercury 4,879 
Venus 12,104 
Mars 6771 
Jupiter 139 822 
Saturn 116 464 
Uranus 50 724 
Neptune 49 244 
TOTAL 380 008 
Distance Earth-Moon 384,400 
Pluto 2,300 ___

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2014-11-06 17:48:46 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Which jobs are disproportionately represented in each state?

This is a fascinating map. It does not show the most common job in a state (that might be store employee). Rather it shows the job with the highest location quotient in each state. 

For example, in NY there are 6.4 times as many Fashion Designers per 10,000 total employed people as in all of the US.

I suppose, if you want to be a motorboat operator you can easily find a job in Florida. If you are a terrible motorboat operator, you might want to move to a different coastal state were likely you will have less competition! 

What is a Conveyor Operator? Is that your state? Do you see a lot of those? And why so many Food Scientists in that one up north?

My favorites have to be: Psychiatric Technicians, Family Therapists, and Butchers!

Data source: http://goo.gl/k0uzDL Graphs... more »

Which jobs are disproportionately represented in each state?

This is a fascinating map. It does not show the most common job in a state (that might be store employee). Rather it shows the job with the highest location quotient in each state. 

For example, in NY there are 6.4 times as many Fashion Designers per 10,000 total employed people as in all of the US.

I suppose, if you want to be a motorboat operator you can easily find a job in Florida. If you are a terrible motorboat operator, you might want to move to a different coastal state were likely you will have less competition! 

What is a Conveyor Operator? Is that your state? Do you see a lot of those? And why so many Food Scientists in that one up north?

My favorites have to be: Psychiatric Technicians, Family Therapists, and Butchers!

Data source: http://goo.gl/k0uzDL Graph source: http://goo.gl/aXPL8e___

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2014-11-05 17:18:24 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

"What was lost when a child was sexually abused?"

Of all the topics you don't want to read about, systematic child abuse is perhaps top of the list. But if we don't read, if we don't spread awareness, are we a tiny smidgen complicit in not driving change?

From the New Yorker, a deeply troubling story of, still continuing today, nexus of politics, one community and child sex abuse: http://goo.gl/QaEQhL

"What was lost when a child was sexually abused?"

Of all the topics you don't want to read about, systematic child abuse is perhaps top of the list. But if we don't read, if we don't spread awareness, are we a tiny smidgen complicit in not driving change?

From the New Yorker, a deeply troubling story of, still continuing today, nexus of politics, one community and child sex abuse: http://goo.gl/QaEQhL___

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2014-11-04 17:02:31 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Around 540 people have flown in space. Just five hundred forty!

It seems like such a tiny number. But I suppose it makes sense, it takes between $1 and $10 per lb to fly on commercial airlines and round $10,000 per lb for space. But still. There are 7 billion people on earth!

Probability suggests that there is life in other places in the universe. There are untold amazing discoveries to be made. I hope the pace of innovation continues beyond earth orbit (it has been a tragically sad week for space exploration). It is hard to keep investing in things we won't see materialize in our lifetimes.

We need to get beyond big stupid things like bombing countries and small stupid things like petty quarrels. We have the smart people and the smart technology to move humanity forward by investing in lines on this graph. Investment that will pay dividends both for people who choose to... more »

Around 540 people have flown in space. Just five hundred forty!

It seems like such a tiny number. But I suppose it makes sense, it takes between $1 and $10 per lb to fly on commercial airlines and round $10,000 per lb for space. But still. There are 7 billion people on earth!

Probability suggests that there is life in other places in the universe. There are untold amazing discoveries to be made. I hope the pace of innovation continues beyond earth orbit (it has been a tragically sad week for space exploration). It is hard to keep investing in things we won't see materialize in our lifetimes.

We need to get beyond big stupid things like bombing countries and small stupid things like petty quarrels. We have the smart people and the smart technology to move humanity forward by investing in lines on this graph. Investment that will pay dividends both for people who choose to stay peacefully on earth and those that choose to venture into the great beyond.

#toinfinityandbeyond  

Graph: Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/8pcgXj Wonderful article: If We Assume: http://goo.gl/KldnLx___

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2014-11-03 17:14:23 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

With all the other positive news related to equal rights, there might be a tendency to believe that all is now well. It is not.

One small example is employment. It is stunning to realize that in 30 states you can be fired for being LGBT, and in three for gender identity. This is terrible. 

Awareness is step one. Let us stay on this, all together.

#weshallovercome  

With all the other positive news related to equal rights, there might be a tendency to believe that all is now well. It is not.

One small example is employment. It is stunning to realize that in 30 states you can be fired for being LGBT, and in three for gender identity. This is terrible. 

Awareness is step one. Let us stay on this, all together.

#weshallovercome  ___

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2014-10-30 15:33:42 (28 comments, 14 reshares, 202 +1s)Open 

I am still on a post world series high. http://goo.gl/2aeZQb I don't know how our family went to bed. We work up still saying Go Giants when the alarm rang! : ) So proud of the team.

I wanted to take a moment and pay homage to the Kansas City Royals.

They have been gracious hosts and displayed their classiness at every step. Yesterday after the game they changed their famous fountains at Kaufman stadium to Orange.  In the post game interviews I saw the ring of lights in the stadium read "Congratulations to the World Series SF Giants". Not for a moment, for the next hour or so that I saw the interviews!

I've read this morning many stories of the Royals fans in the stadium congratulating the Giants fans as they were all leaving. (Something I did at AT&T part after Game 3 - so lucky to see a World Series game with my son - when the Royals beat us at... more »

I am still on a post world series high. http://goo.gl/2aeZQb I don't know how our family went to bed. We work up still saying Go Giants when the alarm rang! : ) So proud of the team.

I wanted to take a moment and pay homage to the Kansas City Royals.

They have been gracious hosts and displayed their classiness at every step. Yesterday after the game they changed their famous fountains at Kaufman stadium to Orange.  In the post game interviews I saw the ring of lights in the stadium read "Congratulations to the World Series SF Giants". Not for a moment, for the next hour or so that I saw the interviews!

I've read this morning many stories of the Royals fans in the stadium congratulating the Giants fans as they were all leaving. (Something I did at AT&T part after Game 3 - so lucky to see a World Series game with my son - when the Royals beat us at home.)

+Kansas City Royals you rock, your fans rock! Stay classy Kansas City! ___

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2014-10-30 03:34:23 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Destiny meet #sfgiants.  #sfgiants meet destiny! Yes! Yes! Yes!  #worldseries 

This was a team that was left for dead half way through the season. And today they were, literally, up against history. For five innings they had to be perfect. Perfect!

And they did it! So proud of our +San Francisco Giants!

Destiny meet #sfgiants.  #sfgiants meet destiny! Yes! Yes! Yes!  #worldseries 

This was a team that was left for dead half way through the season. And today they were, literally, up against history. For five innings they had to be perfect. Perfect!

And they did it! So proud of our +San Francisco Giants!___

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2014-10-28 15:51:13 (70 comments, 62 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

The butterfly effect: Apple launches iPhone in 2007, Duracell's dead in 2014.

Ok, Duracell's not dead. Growth is slowing down. At two billion dollars in sales, it will take a while for Duracell to die. But. There is zero doubt that the smartphone has reduced the need for us to have many of the devices we normally use alkaline batteries in. And, the trend is irreversible. 

We don't use Cameras as much, ditto for Camcorders. We don't have as many kids toys (including little ones like Leapfrog pad that my kids used). We don't have flashlights in our house (ok, one, with a dead battery). I'm starting to use my Nexus 5 as my TV remote. No need for hotel clocks or radios at home or away. Our children have to buy a TI $130 calculator, I don't understand why I can't give them a old Nexus phone with an app on it. 

And all of the above not to mention,I... more »

The butterfly effect: Apple launches iPhone in 2007, Duracell's dead in 2014.

Ok, Duracell's not dead. Growth is slowing down. At two billion dollars in sales, it will take a while for Duracell to die. But. There is zero doubt that the smartphone has reduced the need for us to have many of the devices we normally use alkaline batteries in. And, the trend is irreversible. 

We don't use Cameras as much, ditto for Camcorders. We don't have as many kids toys (including little ones like Leapfrog pad that my kids used). We don't have flashlights in our house (ok, one, with a dead battery). I'm starting to use my Nexus 5 as my TV remote. No need for hotel clocks or radios at home or away. Our children have to buy a TI $130 calculator, I don't understand why I can't give them a old Nexus phone with an app on it. 

And all of the above not to mention, I don't need GPS units, I don't need my watch (though Apple is trying to tempt me with one!) and so many other things. 

Did all of these companies worry that Apple is out to kill them? And yet, it is. And, it will. 

It brings up a interesting question. If you were in the calculator, radio, clock, gps, camera, tv remote, children's toys, etc. business, what were you really in the business of?

And, they taught us this in MBA school, if you thought of yourself as being in the business of helping with math, bringing information, helping people get to places, preserve memories, deliver entertainment, would you have been able to survive because your strategy was not limited by the product your company made but rather the customer need it was solving for?

Interesting to think about if you are a business leader. 

And, would that have saved Duracell?

[Minor rant: What would have saved Duracell, and its brother Energizer, is an ability to create a massively better battery! Why does Duracell/Energizer not have the iPhone contract? Corning did for glass but creating a massively unique product for Mr. Jobs.]___

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2014-10-27 17:35:37 (11 comments, 27 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

If you are online, and even if you are God herself, there is someone who disagrees with you. And passionately!  Anonymity is empowering.

So how to deal with people who disagree with you? 

I try #2, I am open to #1, sadly I can't ever pull off #7. How about you?

If you are online, and even if you are God herself, there is someone who disagrees with you. And passionately!  Anonymity is empowering.

So how to deal with people who disagree with you? 

I try #2, I am open to #1, sadly I can't ever pull off #7. How about you?___

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2014-10-26 16:12:45 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Is this terrible or acceptable?

On the surface it seems terrible. Famous people get away with murder! (And there is more than a grain of truth to that - all around the world.)

But if we are to assume that famous people comprise a tiny percentage of the world, it is good for the most part the justice system works. 

And famous people serve as role-models (via their high punishment) for not saying terrible things. 

What do you think?

Is this terrible or acceptable?

On the surface it seems terrible. Famous people get away with murder! (And there is more than a grain of truth to that - all around the world.)

But if we are to assume that famous people comprise a tiny percentage of the world, it is good for the most part the justice system works. 

And famous people serve as role-models (via their high punishment) for not saying terrible things. 

What do you think?___

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2014-10-24 16:14:27 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

What your mobile app icons really say/mean! 

So painfully true. 

My fav? Pandora. Yours?

Source: http://goo.gl/sfyuuY

What your mobile app icons really say/mean! 

So painfully true. 

My fav? Pandora. Yours?

Source: http://goo.gl/sfyuuY___

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2014-10-23 18:00:52 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

"Do you support increased gun control?"

This map delivers optimism. Most of my fellow citizens (especially in states with large populations) are open to sensible gun control.

To be clear, we are not talking about banning guns here. People who want to have 'em and love 'em can do so with sensible gun control.

Less deeper purple (NO!) than the NRA or the US Congresspeople might lead you to believe, and lots of green (yes, sensible).

Dive into your district: http://goo.gl/kYiuZf

"Do you support increased gun control?"

This map delivers optimism. Most of my fellow citizens (especially in states with large populations) are open to sensible gun control.

To be clear, we are not talking about banning guns here. People who want to have 'em and love 'em can do so with sensible gun control.

Less deeper purple (NO!) than the NRA or the US Congresspeople might lead you to believe, and lots of green (yes, sensible).

Dive into your district: http://goo.gl/kYiuZf___

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2014-10-22 21:35:12 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

#heartbreaking  

Story:  http://goo.gl/OKjYXF  

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#heartbreaking  

Story:  http://goo.gl/OKjYXF  

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2014-10-22 16:09:24 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Economic Performance of US Cities with Big Countries!

At some level we do realize that American cities are big and being a Mayor of New York or LA is a huge deal and that these cities can set global agendas. Yet, we don't really get it.

For me this graphic was astounding. New York metro area is the 13th largest economy in the world, just about matching the entire country of Australia!

Little old Atlanta is about the size of Malaysia. Our beloved San Francisco is Thailand. So crazy to think about the sizes.

Economic power is not everything, and GDP comparisons for third world countries are not quite as clean as one might imagine. But. Pretty cool to think about the seriousness with which you should consider your vote for city council member or mayor.

Economic Performance of US Cities with Big Countries!

At some level we do realize that American cities are big and being a Mayor of New York or LA is a huge deal and that these cities can set global agendas. Yet, we don't really get it.

For me this graphic was astounding. New York metro area is the 13th largest economy in the world, just about matching the entire country of Australia!

Little old Atlanta is about the size of Malaysia. Our beloved San Francisco is Thailand. So crazy to think about the sizes.

Economic power is not everything, and GDP comparisons for third world countries are not quite as clean as one might imagine. But. Pretty cool to think about the seriousness with which you should consider your vote for city council member or mayor.___

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2014-10-20 16:22:53 (4 comments, 19 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

What does your zip code say about you?

Fun with data, get to learn more about who lives around you and how their Income, Age and the zip's Population Density. It is pretty interesting to read about the psychographic profiles. Laptops and Lattes - ha, ha!

It is not surprising that Google's zip code has more enterprising professionals. Contrary to the image though, it is married couples (no Internships here!). Lots of STEM occupations, 20% asian, trendy clothes (really? don't believe that :)), and yes, shopping on amazon.

I don't think they have the Income right. It is interesting to contrast it with State and US.  Age seems about right. Mountain View does seem to have crazy high population density, even vs. County.

Ok. What does your zip code say about you? Do you buy the data? What were your surprises about people around you? 
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What does your zip code say about you?

Fun with data, get to learn more about who lives around you and how their Income, Age and the zip's Population Density. It is pretty interesting to read about the psychographic profiles. Laptops and Lattes - ha, ha!

It is not surprising that Google's zip code has more enterprising professionals. Contrary to the image though, it is married couples (no Internships here!). Lots of STEM occupations, 20% asian, trendy clothes (really? don't believe that :)), and yes, shopping on amazon.

I don't think they have the Income right. It is interesting to contrast it with State and US.  Age seems about right. Mountain View does seem to have crazy high population density, even vs. County.

Ok. What does your zip code say about you? Do you buy the data? What were your surprises about people around you? 

Play with it here: http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry___

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2014-10-19 16:35:41 (9 comments, 38 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

The world, mapped by countries’ greatest fears

Interesting data, some insights below. But how is it possible that in Mexico, a country sadly being hugely harmed by the drug trade, gangs, and corruption, that nuclear weapons are a top fear? 

Makes one wonder about data collection methodologies. Analysts should anticipate weird results like this one and proactively explain. Else we might ignore the results. This is not to imply things below are wrong. 

Here are some findings from the article, http://goo.gl/leZUo7

+ Other than Japan, the countries that saw nuclear weapons as their biggest danger included Russia (29%), Ukraine (36%), Brazil (28%), and Turkey (34%).

+ The UK’s greatest concern was religious and ethnic hatred (39%), putting it in the same group as India (25%), Israel (30%), the Palestinian territories (40%), Lebanon (58%), andMalays... more »

The world, mapped by countries’ greatest fears

Interesting data, some insights below. But how is it possible that in Mexico, a country sadly being hugely harmed by the drug trade, gangs, and corruption, that nuclear weapons are a top fear? 

Makes one wonder about data collection methodologies. Analysts should anticipate weird results like this one and proactively explain. Else we might ignore the results. This is not to imply things below are wrong. 

Here are some findings from the article, http://goo.gl/leZUo7

+ Other than Japan, the countries that saw nuclear weapons as their biggest danger included Russia (29%), Ukraine (36%), Brazil (28%), and Turkey (34%).

+ The UK’s greatest concern was religious and ethnic hatred (39%), putting it in the same group as India (25%), Israel (30%), the Palestinian territories (40%), Lebanon (58%), and Malaysia (32%).

+ People in France were equally divided on what they consider the biggest threat, with 32%, saying inequality and the same percentage saying religious and ethnic hatred.

+ Likewise in Mexico, nuclear weapons and pollution were tied as most menacing, at 26%.___

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2014-10-17 18:04:31 (11 comments, 78 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

#truth  

So, what are your, current, biggest "consumer" of time... at work?

For me, it is probably email between my business and personal presence. When people ask me what I do, I tell them: "I'm a professional email replier." : )

#truth  

So, what are your, current, biggest "consumer" of time... at work?

For me, it is probably email between my business and personal presence. When people ask me what I do, I tell them: "I'm a professional email replier." : )___

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2014-10-17 03:35:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

#giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin  

This team was left for dead in July. Our three run homer kid Travis Ishikawa was playing for the Pirates at the start of the year and then cut. He wanted to retire. 

And yet.... The team is now in the World Series. We are beyond the moon. The boys never say die. Someone picks up every day!

#giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin   #giantswin  

This team was left for dead in July. Our three run homer kid Travis Ishikawa was playing for the Pirates at the start of the year and then cut. He wanted to retire. 

And yet.... The team is now in the World Series. We are beyond the moon. The boys never say die. Someone picks up every day!___

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2014-10-16 20:45:21 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

My new post on my LinkedIn channel is about the image you see below. I write about the think, the ink and three lessons we can learn.

Yes, Apple Rocks Design. Rocks Communication Even More! http://goo.gl/FWkjRu 
.

My new post on my LinkedIn channel is about the image you see below. I write about the think, the ink and three lessons we can learn.

Yes, Apple Rocks Design. Rocks Communication Even More! http://goo.gl/FWkjRu 
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2014-10-16 15:40:06 (14 comments, 55 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

It is Oscar Wilde's birthday. I'm a big fan of his work, and wit. To celebrate his 160th, here are 25 of his wittiest quotations.

1. I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

2. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

3. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

4. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

5. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

6. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

7. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

8. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

9. When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in... more »

It is Oscar Wilde's birthday. I'm a big fan of his work, and wit. To celebrate his 160th, here are 25 of his wittiest quotations.

1. I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

2. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

3. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

4. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

5. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

6. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

7. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

8. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

9. When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

10. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

11. Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

12. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

13. True friends stab you in the front.

14. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

15. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

16. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

17. Genius is born—not paid.

18. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

19. How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?

20. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

21. My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.

22. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

23. I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

24. There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

25. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Source: Mental Floss: http://goo.gl/VBA58Y___

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2014-10-14 17:09:25 (3 comments, 16 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

It might surprise you that one big reason companies don't take smarter action on their Big Data is that they simply don't know what success of failure looks like. And if one or the other occurs, why did it happen?

In my latest blog post I share four options at your disposal to get benchmarks that will give you invaluable context. Measure your own performance better, and see strategies three and four for how to dig deeper and identify specific actions you can take to win!

Learn, and be more awesome: Benchmarking Performance: Your Options, Dos, Don'ts and To-Die-Fors!  http://goo.gl/xIoYwC

It might surprise you that one big reason companies don't take smarter action on their Big Data is that they simply don't know what success of failure looks like. And if one or the other occurs, why did it happen?

In my latest blog post I share four options at your disposal to get benchmarks that will give you invaluable context. Measure your own performance better, and see strategies three and four for how to dig deeper and identify specific actions you can take to win!

Learn, and be more awesome: Benchmarking Performance: Your Options, Dos, Don'ts and To-Die-Fors!  http://goo.gl/xIoYwC___

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2014-10-13 16:29:11 (33 comments, 46 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

What makes for a stable marriage?

People say this slightly in jest, but there is a lot to the conventional wisdom that the secret to a happy marriage are these two words you can say to your spouse: "Yes dear." :)

But what about data? Randal Olson has created a nice clump of graphs from Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon's research at Emory University (http://goo.gl/adnEUH).

Here are some of my favorites. 

Top left: The more money you make, the likelihood of divorce goes down. 

Top right: Now this is interesting, if you actually marry for wealth or money, rates go up by 18% and 40% (no surprise on this one). 

Bottom left: You are, OMG (!), 92% less likely to get a divorce if 200+ people attend your wedding. 

Bottom right: Wait. What! If you spend less than $5k on your wedding, lower chances of getting a divorce.If ... more »

What makes for a stable marriage?

People say this slightly in jest, but there is a lot to the conventional wisdom that the secret to a happy marriage are these two words you can say to your spouse: "Yes dear." :)

But what about data? Randal Olson has created a nice clump of graphs from Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon's research at Emory University (http://goo.gl/adnEUH).

Here are some of my favorites. 

Top left: The more money you make, the likelihood of divorce goes down. 

Top right: Now this is interesting, if you actually marry for wealth or money, rates go up by 18% and 40% (no surprise on this one). 

Bottom left: You are, OMG (!), 92% less likely to get a divorce if 200+ people attend your wedding. 

Bottom right: Wait. What! If you spend less than $5k on your wedding, lower chances of getting a divorce. If you spend more than 10k, chances rise. (So, what are we feeding our 200+ wedding attendees? 5 for $1 tacos from Taco Bell?)

All kidding aside, regardless of your current marital status, this is interesting data to peruse. http://goo.gl/QLDJ31 The influence of religion is interesting, the one on honeymoon won't surprise you.

At the end of the day though, a happy marriage is a complex multi-variate computation - and it is up to you and your partner to figure out the right balance. And remember, default to "yes dear." :)___

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2014-10-11 16:46:08 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Excellent food for thought, from a guy, +Thomas Baekdal, who is very good at sharing a lot of insights....   #allforoneandoneforall  

The thing about refugees...
Let me tell you a story about a personal experience I once had with a group of refugees. A story that completely changed me and the main reason why I today consider myself as a 'global citizen'.

The reason I write this is because, in my country, pretty much every single political party is trying to win the next election by finding ways they can make refugees suffer even more. One politician has proposed that some refugees are worth more than others. Others have proposed that refugees cannot be allowed to be with their family for more than a year. Yet another is suggesting we deport them to refugee camps in other countries (apparently believing that other countries would love to get them), and the list goes on. 

And the worst part of this is that the political parties who are currently winning also seems to be the one displaying the least amount of compassion and tolerance towards other people. It’s just sad because, by punishing refugees from being a refugee, makes you as bad as those they are running away from. 

So let me tell you my story.

Just after I had finished business school, I was out of a job for about 6 months before I decided to go to Fashion design school. And not just was I out of a job, I was also completely out of money. As a result, I had to rely on a social security check. 

In my country, anyone who wants social security, also have to make themselves available to public jobs, which I did. Every morning I would show up at this center where I would be given something useful to do. One day I would help the local recycling plant smash old TVs into their base components, other days I would help with other things. It was in no way glamorous work, but I needed the money.

One day, the manager called me into his office and told me that, for a week, I would be helping the Red Cross relocate refugees from one of the Danish refugee camps and into to government supplied houses. 

The idea being that, in order to get refugees integrated into society as quickly as possible, they should be moved out of the refugee camps as fast as possible. A good idea, which have long been forgotten since by our political leaders.

At this point, I have to explained the culture that existed (and still exists) in Denmark (my country). Denmark is one of the safest countries in the entire world, and we have an extremely low level of ‘foreigners’. Back then only 4% of the population were born outside the country. And in my part of the country, the rate of people with a foreign background was practically zero. The only real foreigners that we ever experienced was the occasional german tourists, often arriving in their expensive BMW, Audi or Mercedes.

As such, people in my part of the country had a mentality towards refugees that bordered on being racist. Refugees were ‘other’ people. They believed in ‘the wrong things’. The color of their skin was ‘not what it was supposed to be’. And pretty much everyone believed that refugees was the kind of low-life who are only coming to Denmark to get something for nothing and exploit our social system. In other words, the dominant feeling towards refugees were “why don’t they just go home!”

This was the culture that I was living in. And while I never considered myself a racists, back then I definitely considered refugees as more of an unwanted element of ‘others’ than anything else. 

So, the next morning, I showed up at this Red Cross refugee camp, in a big van, with a “this is stupid” kind of mentality.  But over the cause of the week, my entire culture and my perception of refugees changed. For three reasons: 

The first thing I experienced was the fright. These refugees were scared. Really, really scared. The first day I was moving a family of six. A father, a mother, two kids, and two other adults. Every one of them behaved in a way that looked like they were afraid that I was there to kidnap them. 

The mother cried the whole time, nonstop. And after moving their belongings into my van, the mother was so afraid to leave that she tried to hang on to the door frame of the building, with all her strength. Not even her family could persuade her to let go. 

It was not based on anger or being stubborn. It was 100% fright. I have never before or after seen anyone that scared. It was a shocking experience. 

Remember, I was there to help relocate out of the camp and into a much nicer home, in one of the safest countries in the world. But she was scared… and they all were. 

That one experience caused me to question everything about refugees. How could anyone even suggest ‘they should just go home’, when what they had endured had been so scary that they feared even leaving the refugee camp. Imagine what kind of horror they must have gone through to feel this way.

These were not people who came to Denmark to exploit the system. These were people in desperate need for care and safety.

Just thinking back on it, as I’m writing this, makes me shiver.

The second thing I learned was that these refugees were not ‘other people’. Over the course of the week, I got to speak with several of them. And I very quickly discovered that they were exactly like you and me. Yes, they spoke a different language. Yes, their clothes were slightly different. Yes, they sometimes had a different religion, and yes, some of them had a different color of the skin. But none of that mattered.

They were just ordinary people, with the same kind of ambitions, ideas, passions, minds and hearts than any other person. And what I learned during this week was that you cannot think of people as a group. Every person is an individual, just like any other individual. There are good individuals and bad individuals. But what defines them is not where they were from, what religion or culture they might have, what food they might prefer or what language they might be talking.

The third thing I learned was that many of these refugees were really smart, highly educated, and insanely intelligent people. One father and mother I spoke with during the drive to their new home were both engineers within some kind of scientific field. Both of them had a much higher education than I, and both of them came from a life that was far more glamorous than anything I had. 

Remember, here I was moving two scientific engineers, and I was the guy who was out of a job, on social security, driving a van. By any account, I didn’t even come close to their level.

So, the whole notion of refugees coming to other countries merely to exploit our social system is wrong. These people had a much better life than anything this country had to offer.

They were refugees because they were fleeing from their homes.

Sure, some countries have a much lower standard of living that what we have in Northern Europe, but that is as a group. On an individual level, it’s completely different. An owner of a shop in Africa or the Middle-East is still the owner of a shop. In terms of living, he was doing very well before becoming a refugee. And nobody wants to leave their home by force.

For me, that one week completely changed my own culture. I cannot look at a refugee again and think “why don’t you just go home?” In fact, just writing that makes me uncomfortable.

It caused me to become a globalist (in combination with how I’m always connected). I don’t feel particularly Danish anymore. Especially not today when our politicians are trying to win the next election on how intolerant they can enact laws against foreigners. And especially not considering that these same politicians seem to be winning because of it.

And it’s not just in my country. Most western countries are currently experiencing an increased level of intolerance towards other people. Xenophobic and nationalistic political parties are winning more and more votes in more and more countries.

Just take the recent proposal of forcing families apart for more than a year. Can you imagine if your Government came knocking on your door and said that you could no longer live with your family until you had proven yourself worthy to the Government. Or when they force a child to be sent to another country, away from her mother, just because the mother hasn’t proven her worth yet.

It’s a level of intolerance and disrespect that goes beyond anything you can possibly imagine… but that is what they are trying to win the election with.

It’s unbelievable.

Every time I read an article about it, my brain goes back to that mother who was crying and screaming at the refugee camp. How dare anyone enact laws that make her life even worse?

It’s unacceptable.

We should not punish refugees from being a refugee. We should fight the ones who turned them into a refugee in the first place.

But it’s not just refugees, immigrants, or people from other countries. It’s really about thinking of people as individuals, and about the whole concept of tolerance.

We see examples in many other places in life. From how the US police seems to have completely forgotten who they are serving (just look at this: http://goo.gl/76KOQQ), to the growing level of ‘nationalist’ movements, to just every day intolerance towards people online.

A couple of weeks ago, for instance, I noticed how several people started promoting a site on Facebook where you could look up things like political affiliations or what organization people were a part of. The point being that “you should stop buying product from anyone you don’t agree with”.

But this is exactly the kind of intolerance we need to avoid. Saying that you won’t buy a product from someone because you don’t agree with some other part of that person’s personal life, is just like saying “I won’t buy anything from a black person” or “I will never do business with someone with a different faith than myself”.

Social movements like that are wrong because they encourage intolerance to grow. That is the wrong thing to do.

A simple example:

Tom Cruise is a well known believer and even advocate for Scientology. A religion that I personally consider to be weird (well… I consider all religions to be weird :)). So, by that standard, intolerant people would argue that you should never watch any movies that Tom Cruise makes. 

But I do watch his movies, and I love most of them. His personal beliefs should not have any influence on whether I would want to watch the movie or not. The same way as it shouldn’t matter if he believed in Islam, Catholicism, or if he were an atheist. 

The whole concept of tolerance is that you approach every single thing on an individual level.

This is the whole concept of being ‘global’. A global world doesn’t mean converting all the world’s cultures, religions, beliefs, and people into one. It’s the opposite of that. A true global world is one where we favor and respect diversity. Where being different is a strength and not a weakness. And where tolerance for those differences is what connects us.

The danger to a global world is intolerance. It’s when some people try to force other people to only believe in what they believe. It’s when politicians enact laws that creates boundaries between cultures, rather than openings. It’s when ordinary people start to troll other people online, or even worse, make threats.

In a global world, we have a tolerant society based on being one of many. In a nationalist world, we have an intolerant society based on being many of one.___Excellent food for thought, from a guy, +Thomas Baekdal, who is very good at sharing a lot of insights....   #allforoneandoneforall  

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2014-10-10 16:52:47 (26 comments, 16 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Surely you are not surprised that elections, at least here in the US, have turned pretty ugly and pretty negative.

One would feel sad about this if we could only blame the politicians. The sad reality is that negative campaigning works, and works very well. So if there is blame to be handed out, it is all on us. 

It was interesting that other then Kentucky and Georgia, Republican races have far move negativity. And are much, much longer! 

It might be tempting to believe it is the Democrats attacking the Republicans, but one interesting bit is that the red is also Republicans attacking Republicans. From the article, Economist, http://goo.gl/8f9nvP : 

"In addition to the money spent by candidates themselves, outside groups have been pouring cash into the closest races. The chart below shows where and how it is being spent. Most outside spending goes onneg... more »

Surely you are not surprised that elections, at least here in the US, have turned pretty ugly and pretty negative.

One would feel sad about this if we could only blame the politicians. The sad reality is that negative campaigning works, and works very well. So if there is blame to be handed out, it is all on us. 

It was interesting that other then Kentucky and Georgia, Republican races have far move negativity. And are much, much longer! 

It might be tempting to believe it is the Democrats attacking the Republicans, but one interesting bit is that the red is also Republicans attacking Republicans. From the article, Economist, http://goo.gl/8f9nvP : 

"In addition to the money spent by candidates themselves, outside groups have been pouring cash into the closest races. The chart below shows where and how it is being spent. Most outside spending goes on negative ads. For example, in North Carolina outside groups have spent $16.8m attacking Republican candidates but only $5.9m praising them. (This includes money spent by Republican-leaning groups attacking fellow Republicans during the primary election.)"

So, does negative campaigning work on you?___

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2014-10-09 17:59:44 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

If you live together before marriage, you are more likely to divorce!

No. Not really. Ok, maybe the right answer is that we simply don't know based on just the data you see in the graph. Even if the graph is "saying" that cohabitation is not a good idea.

This is one of the classic cases of correlation does not equal causation.

For example, religion likely plays a big role. Cohabitation is considered a "sin" in many popular religions, and in the exact same religions, even in America, divorce is immensely frowned upon. This affects both things in the graph: 1. Less cohabitation and 2. Fewer divorces. But it has no implications for happy marriages.

The right answer probably needs to look at many factors, which the article lists: http://goo.gl/36DuJh

Race/ethnicity
Age when the relationship starts
Education levelmore »

If you live together before marriage, you are more likely to divorce!

No. Not really. Ok, maybe the right answer is that we simply don't know based on just the data you see in the graph. Even if the graph is "saying" that cohabitation is not a good idea.

This is one of the classic cases of correlation does not equal causation.

For example, religion likely plays a big role. Cohabitation is considered a "sin" in many popular religions, and in the exact same religions, even in America, divorce is immensely frowned upon. This affects both things in the graph: 1. Less cohabitation and 2. Fewer divorces. But it has no implications for happy marriages.

The right answer probably needs to look at many factors, which the article lists: http://goo.gl/36DuJh

Race/ethnicity
Age when the relationship starts
Education level
Family income
Work status when the relationship starts
Religious affiliation
Importance of religion
Whether two parents of the spouses were present during childhood
Whether a spouse has experienced forced intercourse
Whether each spouse has the same number of children
When a woman has her first child
Generalized anxiety disorder
Region of residence
Race difference with spouse
Cohabitation before marriage

But the problem is that that is a very complex analysis that can't be fit into a pretty pink graph. And only pretty pink graphs can be understood. Hence, don't cohibate if you don't want to divorce.

: )

I invite your theories on what might be going on in this data, and what factors you think, like religion above, that might explain this.___

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2014-10-07 17:03:40 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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How to win with analytics....   #foodforthought  
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How to win with analytics....   #foodforthought  
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2014-10-05 23:50:46 (15 comments, 30 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

The Best Places To Live.    [How does your city rank?] 

30 factors: Safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure, environment etc. Winners: Adelaide, Zurich, Honolulu (really?), Singapore, Budapest. 

Some of the big movers are interesting. On the positive side: Harare, Bogota (!), Kathmandu, Dubai, Taipei. On the negative side: Damascus, Tripoli, Kiev, Caracas and a veritable who's who of crisis zones.

Personal surprises for me. Bratislava and Noumea (I don't know anything about both, need to!), how low New Delhi, that Kuala Lampur is so much higher than other places I would expect to be there, and that London dropped along with Vienna and Tokyo.

What are your surprises?  Data Source: http://goo.gl/bFvjRK

The Best Places To Live.    [How does your city rank?] 

30 factors: Safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure, environment etc. Winners: Adelaide, Zurich, Honolulu (really?), Singapore, Budapest. 

Some of the big movers are interesting. On the positive side: Harare, Bogota (!), Kathmandu, Dubai, Taipei. On the negative side: Damascus, Tripoli, Kiev, Caracas and a veritable who's who of crisis zones.

Personal surprises for me. Bratislava and Noumea (I don't know anything about both, need to!), how low New Delhi, that Kuala Lampur is so much higher than other places I would expect to be there, and that London dropped along with Vienna and Tokyo.

What are your surprises?  Data Source: http://goo.gl/bFvjRK___

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2014-10-03 16:04:14 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

1 in 10 people on the planet lack access to safe drinking water. Approximately 800 million people. 800 mil.

So how can a planet full of a billion trillion liters of water be running out of it? 97% of it is salt water. 2/3rds of the 3% fresh water is locked in ice caps and glaciers. Most of the remaining 1/3rd of 3% is trapped in soil or underground aquifers. We then have a very small, tiny, minor part left. And hence the problem.

From the article (context for the graphic below), http://goo.gl/zTy15c : "It’s estimated that the average person in the UK uses about 3400 litres of water every day. That’s hard to imagine if you just think about drinking water, flushing the toilet and taking a shower. But most of it comes from 'hidden' water usage; the water needed to grow the food we eat and make the products we use."

Please see the article for some veryinte... more »

1 in 10 people on the planet lack access to safe drinking water. Approximately 800 million people. 800 mil.

So how can a planet full of a billion trillion liters of water be running out of it? 97% of it is salt water. 2/3rds of the 3% fresh water is locked in ice caps and glaciers. Most of the remaining 1/3rd of 3% is trapped in soil or underground aquifers. We then have a very small, tiny, minor part left. And hence the problem.

From the article (context for the graphic below), http://goo.gl/zTy15c : "It’s estimated that the average person in the UK uses about 3400 litres of water every day. That’s hard to imagine if you just think about drinking water, flushing the toilet and taking a shower. But most of it comes from 'hidden' water usage; the water needed to grow the food we eat and make the products we use."

Please see the article for some very interesting ideas to create more fresh water, but also for food for thought on the "hidden water" we all consume everyday.___

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2014-10-02 15:57:36 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Obesity in America: A crisis with long-term implications.

I apologize for the slightly alarmist tone above. I believe that obesity should have a higher profile than fighting ISIS or Gun / Abortion / Gay / Religious rights. 

I believe that because at the very core it has a big impact on the thing we hold most precious to each of us: The everyday quality of life for us and our peers. And it affects so many of us!

Yet, despite the occasional OMG THE SKY IS FALLING tv special, almost nothing is being actually done. Is it because this challenge has not afflicted all segments (White, Black, Hispanic) equally? Is it because there is no incentive in a two/four/six year election cycle to fix a 15 year problem? Or is it something else?

Any thoughts on why some states or some parts of our population has this challenge on a higher scale than others?

(PS:... more »

Obesity in America: A crisis with long-term implications.

I apologize for the slightly alarmist tone above. I believe that obesity should have a higher profile than fighting ISIS or Gun / Abortion / Gay / Religious rights. 

I believe that because at the very core it has a big impact on the thing we hold most precious to each of us: The everyday quality of life for us and our peers. And it affects so many of us!

Yet, despite the occasional OMG THE SKY IS FALLING tv special, almost nothing is being actually done. Is it because this challenge has not afflicted all segments (White, Black, Hispanic) equally? Is it because there is no incentive in a two/four/six year election cycle to fix a 15 year problem? Or is it something else?

Any thoughts on why some states or some parts of our population has this challenge on a higher scale than others?

(PS: Analytics lesson: This is why averages stink, and segmentation and distributions are your bff. Averages hide reality. More: http://goo.gl/fmhdCe)

Data source: http://goo.gl/TER5hL___

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2014-09-30 15:59:47 (48 comments, 12 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

A preference for guns over knowledge?

A list of US states where gun stores outnumber museums and libraries. Surely this is an odd comparison. We could have picked gardens. But looking over the data a few thoughts come to mind, please contribute yours...

1. NRA needs to open more museums, even if they are about guns. This graph will look different. : )  Ok, kidding.

2. (Ignoring the guns/libraries comparison) There seems to be a Red and Blue thing going on when it comes to museums and libraries. There are a lot more democratic/progressive/liberal/pickthelableyoulike states in the greens, and more republican states in the yellows. What might be up with that.

3. Originally I'd thought maybe it is the size of the population. NYC, CA etc. are huge states, of course more libraries and museums. But there are some small states in the greens. So what is it?... more »

A preference for guns over knowledge?

A list of US states where gun stores outnumber museums and libraries. Surely this is an odd comparison. We could have picked gardens. But looking over the data a few thoughts come to mind, please contribute yours...

1. NRA needs to open more museums, even if they are about guns. This graph will look different. : )  Ok, kidding.

2. (Ignoring the guns/libraries comparison) There seems to be a Red and Blue thing going on when it comes to museums and libraries. There are a lot more democratic/progressive/liberal/pickthelableyoulike states in the greens, and more republican states in the yellows. What might be up with that.

3. Originally I'd thought maybe it is the size of the population. NYC, CA etc. are huge states, of course more libraries and museums. But there are some small states in the greens. So what is it? Education levels of the population? Employment rate? Number of Christians/Muslims/religious people? 

4. One number that might have been interesting is to see if states with museums and libraries have a lower crime rate, and likewise Montana, Arkansas etc. (bottom of the pile) have no crime because such easy access to guns for citizens. Does not seem to be true: http://goo.gl/847yLu

Sometimes that data you collect can be an odd and perhaps weird comparison, this definitely falls in that bucket, but it is interesting that it can raise good questions. And that is good. Keeping an open mind, even the face of weird data, and asking more questions, being critical is a good thing. 

Data source, and a lot more context: http://goo.gl/jn7BDT___

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2014-09-29 16:20:08 (12 comments, 23 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

I wish that more journalists get their headlines right. Here's one case where one site that definitely get's it right! http://goo.gl/J2NZUD

Yes, yes, one is more famous than the other, deservedly so, but aren't there multiple ways to look at things? 

Congratulations to Ms. Alamuddin, and the nice guy!

I wish that more journalists get their headlines right. Here's one case where one site that definitely get's it right! http://goo.gl/J2NZUD

Yes, yes, one is more famous than the other, deservedly so, but aren't there multiple ways to look at things? 

Congratulations to Ms. Alamuddin, and the nice guy!___

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2014-09-26 17:58:06 (15 comments, 39 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Analytics 101: Averages suck, distributions rock! goo.gl/fmhdCe

If you query how much alcohol American's drink on average, the answer is four. But that does not tell you much. 

Turns our, 30% don't drink any alcohol (I'm relieved, I'm not weird!) and the top 10% (24 MILLION!) drink 74 drinks per week, or a little more than 10 per day.

Now, that is interesting. Lots of good questions arise (primarily, #omg !), lots of interesting and specific avenues can be taken for data analysis or programs to assist the top 10%, if they would like that.

It also brings about media/advertising/analytics challenges. If just 10% of the people are responsible for over 50% of the alcohol consumed, and 30% don't drink at all and the next 30% barely any, why is alcohol advertising so pervasive and wasteful in its targeting? Can't all those marketing dollars,... more »

Analytics 101: Averages suck, distributions rock! goo.gl/fmhdCe

If you query how much alcohol American's drink on average, the answer is four. But that does not tell you much. 

Turns our, 30% don't drink any alcohol (I'm relieved, I'm not weird!) and the top 10% (24 MILLION!) drink 74 drinks per week, or a little more than 10 per day.

Now, that is interesting. Lots of good questions arise (primarily, #omg !), lots of interesting and specific avenues can be taken for data analysis or programs to assist the top 10%, if they would like that.

It also brings about media/advertising/analytics challenges. If just 10% of the people are responsible for over 50% of the alcohol consumed, and 30% don't drink at all and the next 30% barely any, why is alcohol advertising so pervasive and wasteful in its targeting? Can't all those marketing dollars, those customer retention and loyalty dollars be spent more efficiently, or just go to reducing cost of the product?

If you take off the business lens and put on your human lens, you can also see that if our peers are having 10+ drinks a day they have a challenge. How should alcohol businesses react to that? Today they even more heavily court that audience for business profit. 

The article on this graph is here: http://goo.gl/vcq9ct It ends with this astonishing fact: "If the top decile somehow could be induced to curb their consumption level to that of the next lower group (the ninth decile), then total ethanol sales would fall by 60 percent."

While business would suffer, some job layoffs will happen, think of the impact on the quality of lives. 

#foodforthought or #drinkforthought   :)___

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2014-09-25 16:20:52 (19 comments, 38 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Price of healthcare in the world.

Bottom-line? We pay the most for the same stuff. That's not the worst part. This is: We also increasingly burden US citizens with debt related to insane costs (see colors below for Exact same procedures). 

One of many, many examples: Humira costs $2,246 in the US. In Switzerland, a, mildly put, expensive place, it costs $881. 

15 more examples here: http://goo.gl/BzBSd0

Oh, and it is not even that our (sorry, sarcastic) healthcare is causing us to live longer or anything. We are #53 on the list: http://goo.gl/8NJgn9

Yes, our recent healthcare reform will put a band-aid on a bleeding patient. For the sake of our children, we need to do better.

Data source, pages 14 - 17, pdf: http://goo.gl/60BzlW  Many thanks to +Thomas Baekdal for sharing this lovely chart.

Price of healthcare in the world.

Bottom-line? We pay the most for the same stuff. That's not the worst part. This is: We also increasingly burden US citizens with debt related to insane costs (see colors below for Exact same procedures). 

One of many, many examples: Humira costs $2,246 in the US. In Switzerland, a, mildly put, expensive place, it costs $881. 

15 more examples here: http://goo.gl/BzBSd0

Oh, and it is not even that our (sorry, sarcastic) healthcare is causing us to live longer or anything. We are #53 on the list: http://goo.gl/8NJgn9

Yes, our recent healthcare reform will put a band-aid on a bleeding patient. For the sake of our children, we need to do better.

Data source, pages 14 - 17, pdf: http://goo.gl/60BzlW  Many thanks to +Thomas Baekdal for sharing this lovely chart.___

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2014-09-24 18:09:49 (14 comments, 19 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

In case you were curious.... Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% in your state

The median salary in the USA is $51,017 (http://goo.gl/7MlXW6). In Idaho to get into the top 1% is $274k. That seems both a small gap, and yet, clearly, a huge one.

Is the gap in your state, between you and the number, surmountable for you?  

In case you were curious.... Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% in your state

The median salary in the USA is $51,017 (http://goo.gl/7MlXW6). In Idaho to get into the top 1% is $274k. That seems both a small gap, and yet, clearly, a huge one.

Is the gap in your state, between you and the number, surmountable for you?  ___

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2014-09-23 18:45:27 (11 comments, 23 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5?  You decide!

Insightful comparison of features between the two phones (and more!). What does your phone say about you?

Source: http://goo.gl/OKSlDE

iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5?  You decide!

Insightful comparison of features between the two phones (and more!). What does your phone say about you?

Source: http://goo.gl/OKSlDE___

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2014-09-22 21:18:01 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Social success ≠ Actual business success.

An article about NY Fashion week, http://goo.gl/HmT1rr, has the general tone of "look Justin Bieber stripped to his undies and Calvin Klein was successful."  To use their own words....

"Calvin had a great fashion week," says Fohr Card co-founder James Nord. "They're having a moment."

Yes, that is all it should be thought about as. A moment. Nothing more than that.

There is an irrationality with social impact and its resulting impact on business. You can get Justin to strip, but wait a month or five to see if that had any impact on your underwear sales.

We don't do enough of this. We have this silly habit of glorifying a one of success and extrapolating from that, or ascribing too much to 7,225 retweets.

Social is important. You are here. You are readingthi... more »

Social success ≠ Actual business success.

An article about NY Fashion week, http://goo.gl/HmT1rr, has the general tone of "look Justin Bieber stripped to his undies and Calvin Klein was successful."  To use their own words....

"Calvin had a great fashion week," says Fohr Card co-founder James Nord. "They're having a moment."

Yes, that is all it should be thought about as. A moment. Nothing more than that.

There is an irrationality with social impact and its resulting impact on business. You can get Justin to strip, but wait a month or five to see if that had any impact on your underwear sales.

We don't do enough of this. We have this silly habit of glorifying a one of success and extrapolating from that, or ascribing too much to 7,225 retweets.

Social is important. You are here. You are reading this, aren't you? :) But please don't mistake transient success for impact on the business. There are four metrics you should measure. The first three measure temporary social impact: Conversation Rate, Amplification Rate, Applause rate. Don't forget the fourth that measures more permanent impact: Economic Value created. http://zqi.me/rocksocial

Give social it's due. Focus on deserved due and you'll be a rock star for your company.___

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