Curation on an image

September 1, 2014
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Curation on an image

Thinglink brings images alive with linked information.  This powerful service is free for educators for initial use.  Upload an image, tag and link bookmarked items to areas of the image and then share the results.  Good for visual literacy, information organizing, learning demonstration, and even digital portfolios, Thinglink brings together many of the communication aids…

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Business obligations to stakeholders

September 1, 2014
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Business obligations to stakeholders

Corporate social responsibility, according to Nancy Koehn of the Harvard Business School, is not a recent discussion.  Several examples in this film, illustrate early roots of the concept that are intricately tied to the business founders:  Josiah Wedgewood, Henry Heinz, and Estée Lauder.  In each of the cases presented, the leader brought the vision, communicated…

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Warren G. Bennis―the crucible moments that make great leaders

September 1, 2014
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Warren G. Bennis―the crucible moments that make great leaders

Warren Bennis died the end of July 2014, leaving a legacy of work in leadership that has been compared to the importance of the Peter Drucker legacy of work in management.  Many of his books and articles address characteristics of leaders across generations, including this September 2002 Harvard Business Review article on the Crucibles of…

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Chiquita and Fyffes cozy up with merger plans

September 1, 2014
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Chiquita and Fyffes cozy up with merger plans

In this latest twist on banana monopolies, US-based Chiquita and Ireland-based Fyffes affirm that they intend to continue with their merger plans, first announced in March, in spite of a new offer from Brazil-based Cutrale and investment bank Safra.  The worldwide banana market consists of four major competitors:  Chiquita, Dole Food Company, Fresh Del Monte,…

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Electric motorcycles―innovation and the life cycle

August 4, 2014
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Electric motorcycles―innovation and the life cycle

Harley- Davidson is testing the market for electric motorcycles.  The concept is not new, but Harley-Davidson believes the time may be right for them to enter the market with a premium branded model.  Through a year-long marketing campaign involving eventual customers, the company is taking its grass-roots project on the road under the label, “project…

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Assuring the supply chain–Tesla alliance with Panasonic

August 4, 2014
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Assuring the supply chain–Tesla alliance with Panasonic

Tesla makes luxury electric cars.  In 2017, it plans to deliver a new Model 3 range of cars priced at $35,000 and aimed at the middle market consumer.  These new cars will be cheaper, in large part due to cheaper and more efficient battery packs.  In partnership with Panasonic Corp, Telsa plans to build a…

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