Monthly Archives: August 2013

Andrew Carnegie and the vertical organization

August 1, 2013
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Andrew Carnegie and the vertical organization

Andrew Carnegie epitomized the self-made businessman.  Born in Scotland in 1835, he built a steel empire in the US and then donated much of his wealth to the expansion of the New York Public Library.  In this brief video clip, the editor looks at the period around 1869, when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed and…

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Oracle and Salesforce.com exclusive partnership

August 1, 2013
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Oracle and Salesforce.com exclusive partnership

Oracle ties the hands of Salesforce.com through and exclusive, nine year partnership agreement this summer.  The terms of the deal oblige Salesforce.com to integrate with Oracle’s fusion HCM and financial cloud, giving Oracle control over the core technology to power Salesforce.com’s applications and platform.  All of the Oracle fusion HCM and financial cloud applications are…

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Economic statistic schedules and databases

August 1, 2013
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Economic statistic schedules and databases

Underlying much of strategic decision-making is economic and demographic data.  Finding current and valid information that comes from vetted primary data sources can be a challenging task.  In the United States, several resources exist that are appropriate for the researcher.  The U. S. Census Bureau’s mission is to “serve as the leading source of quality…

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Infographic templates for effective presentations

August 1, 2013
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Infographic templates for effective presentations

Indian web blogger, Deepanshu Bhalla, provides several useful templates for creating infographics using PowerPoint.  Additionally, he has a page with selected tips on how to create meaningful documents using templates.  The website has many other data analytic tools and tips, in addition to these templates, and is worth spending a few minutes investigating the offer.…

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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

August 1, 2013
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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

Lillian Cunningham, editor of On Leadership at the Washington Post, looks at the historical background of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  She positions the discussion around the questionable sustainability of a psychological test that is used extensively in the workplace, but has never been supported by the academic community.  Cunningham’s claims are based upon her interview…

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Renewal

August 1, 2013
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Renewal

Summertime gives us an opportunity to renew our energy and enthusiasm for teaching.  Many of us travel for vacation and conferences.  With the changing weather patterns and slower life, we have an opportunity to investigate new teaching techniques and methods for assessing our effectiveness as teachers.  Maryellen Weimer’s article “Learning with students vs. doing for…

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Just infographics

August 1, 2013
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Just infographics

Software, templates, video infographics and more are the focus of this website.  Rated by Technorati, the blog posts provide a wealth of material sources for creating visual displays of data as well as a daily selection of infographics based on current events.  Templates are available for downloading as well as through app stores. Source:  Adapted…

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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting―looking for tax revenue from the MNC

August 1, 2013
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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting―looking for tax revenue from the MNC

The G20 requested that the OECD come up with a specific plan for governments to use to collect tax revenue domestically and internationally from MNCs who traditionally are relieved from double-taxation obligations. Fifteen specific areas for change are highlighted.  MNC strategy often takes advantage of loopholes that permit them to pay taxes according to where…

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August classroom activities―sustainability

August 1, 2013
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August classroom activities―sustainability

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: Investigate the Crayola LLC short story from this month, doing a comparison with its major competitors over…

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Branding creativity for sustainability

August 1, 2013
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Branding creativity for sustainability

Crayola today is a common household brand that all of us have used at one point in our lives.  The company, however, lost its way over the years and by 2004 was looking to re-establish itself as the master of color.  In the process of re-building its brand, the company leaders realized that its real…

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