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Pictures, images, and conceptual illustration

January 2, 2016
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Pictures, images, and conceptual illustration

In a Strategy+business blog post, dated 24 November 2015, commentator Steven Heller noted that the editorial art form known as conceptual illustration began in the 1960s to “illustrate difficult concepts and trigger audience interaction through metaphor and symbolism.” The editorial staff at s+b uses illustrations to stimulate the reader’s thought processes and to engage the…

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January classroom―innovation, creativity, and return to simpler times

January 2, 2016
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January classroom―innovation, creativity, and return to simpler times

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Based on the short case article this…

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Philanthropy as new business model

January 2, 2016
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Philanthropy as new business model

Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy issue follows on the June Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.  The Summit focused on disruptive business models in philanthropy and included the top 200 billionaires and a few social entrepreneurs in the discussion.  This video clip summarizes the findings from this summit.…

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Can acquisitions be too big?

January 2, 2016
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Can acquisitions be too big?

Marriott International is buying Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, according to the November 16 press announcement.  Marriott will become the largest hotelier in the world with this $12.1 billion investment…

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Image compressor for Mac OS X 10.8+

January 2, 2016
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Image compressor for Mac OS X 10.8+

Sometimes images take up too much file space and are not easily exploitable in written documents, presentations, websites, or on other smart handheld devices.  A solution for the Mac OS…

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Periscope & Katch–live broadcasting and storage

January 2, 2016
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Periscope & Katch–live broadcasting and storage

Live video broadcasting tools bring a new perspective to what is news and how to present it.  Periscope is a recent entry to the app market and was quickly bought…

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