Padlet Mini for sharing bookmarks

September 1, 2014
By
Padlet Mini for sharing bookmarks

Padlet now has a condensed version available as a Chrome browser extension.  This new Padlet Mini makes it easy to bookmark webpages, drop files, videos and links to a central page. This Padlet Mini is shareable with designated collaborators.  While there are some similarities to Pinterest, the collaboration feature makes this a more useful tool…

Read more »

The Panama Canal turns 100–US exports rise

September 1, 2014
By
The Panama Canal turns 100–US exports rise

Cargo ships first passed through the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914 with a crossing toll of $0.90/cargo ton. In 1999, ownership of the canal transferred completely from the US to the Panamanian government, which manages canal activities through the Panama Canal Authority. In September of 2007, a $5.25B expansion project began with an expected…

Read more »

Corporate Rivalry

September 1, 2014
By
Corporate Rivalry

Looking at corporate strategy, this brief video presents some major corporate rivalries that transcend the generations:  Apple vs. Samsung, Pepsi vs. CocaCola, Adidas vs. Puma, HP vs. Oracle.  The reason behind these rivalries and the chosen defense weapons illustrates strategy in action at the corporate level.  All of the examples presented are well-known companies. Source: …

Read more »

Strategy class challenge–global leadership development

September 1, 2014
By
Strategy class challenge–global leadership development

This month brought the passing of leadership expert, Warren Bennis. A recent study by the American Management Association, in conjunction with the Institute for Corporate Productivity  and Training Magazine, identifies a continuing gap in leadership and general workforce preparedness for global business.  The study suggests: (1) global leaders need local knowledge; (2) collaboration and influence…

Read more »

Curation on an image

September 1, 2014
By
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…

Read more »

Business obligations to stakeholders

September 1, 2014
By
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…

Read more »