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    Mr Disrupter

    Disrupting Mr Disrupter

    - by Economist.com

    As the Economist would have it, Clay Christensen (Mr Disrupter) should not be given the last word on disruptive innovation by any means. Having established a company in his own right, he is regularly named as the world’s most influential management guru. He has applied his theory to an ever-wider range of subjects with books such as “Disrupting Class” and “The Innovator’s Prescription”. But, the risk is that by paying too much attention to his theory, other business people will miss other important disruptive threats… To read more, click here. (Image source)

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    Pfizer

    RPT-INSIGHT-How Pfizer has shifted U.S. profits overseas for years

    - by Reuters.com

    Pfizer and Allergan are in talks to create the world’s biggest drug company by market value. The problem with this scenario? Pfizer’s take over of Allergan have faced a political backlash in the United States over fears that the deal would lead to the company shifting its headquarters and taxable profits to Ireland. But a Reuters examination of corporate filings in Europe and other information shows the company has been shifting profits generated by American scientists and patients overseas for years. This articles dives into this issue, discussing how exactly Pfizer has shifted U.S. profits overseas for years already. To read more,…

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    Li-Fi Internet

    Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet

    - by ted.com

    Communications technology innovator, Harold Haas, is the pioneer behind a new technology that can communicate as well as illuminate. In this groundbreaking TED talk, Haas dares to answer the question: What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to billions of people living in places where the infrastructure currenty does not allow it? He promulgates an answer in the form of a pioneering venture that entails using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, for creating a new technology that transmits data using light. This, may just be the key to bridging the great digital divide the world has…

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    Unlikely Cities

    The Unlikely Cities That Will Power the U.S. Economy

    - by Bloomberg.com

    Huntsville in Alabama may seem like one of the most unlikely cities to base a center for genomics and other biological-technological endeavors. Yet Huntsville turns out to be a great place to recruit high-tech workers. In fact, it’s one of a growing number of smaller U.S. cities, far from the grandiosity of Silicon Valley, that are seeking to replace dwindling factory jobs by reinventing themselves as tech centers. This article by Bloomberg looks beyond Silicon Valley to boost the U.S economy, and into the top 100 metro areas for creating STEM jobs. To read more, click here. (Image source)

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    5S Done Right

    - by Torbjørn H. Netland

    5S. Five short Japanese words, each beginning with an “S”. The majority of employees in the industrial sector, and increasingly in the public sector, have heard about the “5Ss”. The problem? The vast majority of companies trying to “implement” 5S fails, and does so repeatedly. Many mistake it as a concept for cleaning and tidying up—boring but necessary activities for any professional business. We will take a closer look at each of the five S-words, and may find that many of us might have missed the point. The original 5Ss are “Seiri”, “Seiton”, “Seiso”, “Seiketsu”, and “Shitsuke”. Done right, 5S creates…

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    new leaders

    5 Habits of Highly Successful NEW Leaders

    - by Eric Kulikowski

    Congratulations – you have been promoted into a leadership role for the first time and feel like you have the world by the horns. This is what you have been striving for your whole career up to this point. It is an amazing day indeed! It also can be one of the scariest days of your life … Moving into management is a big deal. You likely got a fancy title and a pay raise and maybe even an office all to yourself. Hey, look at you! The decision to move into a leader role, however, comes with great responsibility.…

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