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Stratfor has 11 alarming predictions for the next decade
by Armin Rosen - Business Insider
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#leadership #riskassessment  
 
Stratfor has 11 alarming predictions for the next decade
by Armin Rosen - Business Insider
#leadership #riskassessment  

Risk Assessment is the Responsibility of Leadership. Intelligence and Reconnaissance are indispensable tools for that.

The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next ten years of global political and economic developments.

In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world of ten years from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline.

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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly
by Jeff Haden / Inc. - Time
#language #grammar

Useful advice indeed.

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Easy to get wrong. Fortunately, not that hard to get right
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The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no transmission
by Alex Kierstein - Road and Track
#automotive

Interesting concept indeed.

It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor behind or in addition to a traditional gearbox, the transmission of the Regera has atrophied like those cave fish without eyes—replaced entirely by a trio of three electric motors. Koenigsegg calls it "Direct Drive".

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This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.
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This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid
by Adele Peters - Fast Company
#technology

A pocket-sized fuel cell that can charge small electronics, like a smartphone or digital camera, for weeks. With the right kind of fuel—renewable LPG—it's actually carbon neutral. The device is completely independent from the grid, so it can be used anywhere, like a backcountry hiking trail, a crowded cafe, or on an airplane.

"Nobody wants to carry heavy batteries with them," says Sascha Kühn, founder and president of eZelleron, the German company making the device, appropriately called Kraftwerk (though it may conjure up visions of synthesizers, the word actually means "power station" in German). "Nobody wants to wait 10 hours until their backup power packs are charged up again. This belongs to the past."

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Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.
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This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave
by Russell Barndom - The Verge
#physics

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, creating a standing wave of photons, which the electron microscope was able to capture by focusing on the wire. The result is an image that captures both the wave and particle nature of light. A wave is clearly visible in the curves of the figure, but each data point represents a unique interaction between a photon and an electron, slowing or speeding the electron enough to be measured by the microscope.

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The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning...
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Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy
by Kira Radinsky - Harvard Business Review
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#leadership #strategy #bigdata  
 
Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy
by Kira Radinsky - Harvard Business Review
#leadership #strategy #bigdata  

The White House recently released a report about the danger of big data in our lives. Its main focus was the same old topic of how it can hurt customer privacy. The Federal Trade Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration have also expressed concerns about consumer privacy, as have PwC and the Wall Street Journal.

However, big data holds many other risks. Chief among these, in my mind, is the threat to free market competition.

http://goo.gl/mBV8XC
To keep competition alive, we need new anti-trust laws.
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Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
By Jonathan Webb - BBC
#physics  

Physicists are abuzz with possibilities for "metamaterials" that can be designed to have surprising properties.

Tweaking the structure of materials to manipulate things like their appearance is already fairly well-known; the next phase is changing their mechanics.

A major conference is alive with ideas, designs and samples including springy ceramics, unfeelability cloaks and programmable rubber sponges.

They could help build spacecraft tiles or even terrain-sensitive shoe soles.

"I think this idea of metamaterials is slowly migrating into different areas," said Prof Martin Wegener, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

"Originally the excitement was all about electromagnetism - and then it went to totally different areas like thermodynamics and, lately, mechanics."

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Is Social Media Actually Helping Your Company’s Bottom Line?
by Frank V. Cespedes - Harvard Business Review
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#leadership #marketing  
 
Is Social Media Actually Helping Your Company’s Bottom Line?
by Frank V. Cespedes - Harvard Business Review
#leadership #marketing

When it comes to business, we talk too much about social media and expect too little. It’s like the old joke about sales people: one person says, “I made some valuable contacts today,” and the other responds, “I didn’t get any orders, either.” Companies measure the market results of their sales investments. But few have measures or even have accountable managers in place for their social media investments, and only 7% say their organizations “understand the exact value at stake from digital.” Meanwhile, according to a Gallup survey, 62% of U.S. adults who use social media say these sites have no influence on their purchasing decisions and only 5% say they have a great deal of influence.

Business success requires linking customer-acquisition efforts with a coherent strategy. You can’t do that if you are not clear about the differences between hype and reality when it comes to buying and selling. And we should care about this distinction for reasons that go far beyond making even more ads more viewable. Companies’ abilities to make better use of their resources are important for society, not only shareholders. It spurs productivity, and productivity — not just tweets and selfies — is what spurs growth.

About the author: Frank Cespedes is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of Aligning Strategy and Sales

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+Walter Lim For that we would have to get access to the entire study. That would gives us the scope and depth.

The impact on the bottom line of social media is first and foremost cost. I never trusted the metrics shown by ad agencies to prove the ad impact on sales. The moment you dig deeper, the house of cards falls apart.
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A Warning From Buffett About Banks
by Andrew Ross Sorkin - The New York Times
#banks

“Money-shufflers don’t come cheap.”

That was Warren E. Buffett’s latest salvo against Wall Street from his annual letter to shareholders published over the weekend.

At one point in the letter, Mr. Buffett argues: “Investment bankers, being paid as they are for action, constantly urge acquirers to pay 20 percent to 50 percent premiums over market price for publicly held businesses. The bankers tell the buyer that the premium is justified for ‘control value’ and for the wonderful things that are going to happen once the acquirer’s C.E.O. takes charge.”

He goes on to say that “a few years later, bankers — bearing straight faces — again appear and just as earnestly urge spinning off the earlier acquisition in order to ‘unlock shareholder value.’ Spinoffs, of course, strip the owning company of its purported ‘control value’ without any compensating payment.”

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Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has released his annual shareholder letter, and it is unusually critical of the financial industry.
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Processes, Methodologies and Skills – How They Fit Together
by +Tamara Schenk - http://blog.tamaraschenk.com
#sales #processes #methodologies #skills

How do you align methodology, processes, and skills?

Thank you +Tamara Schenk for sharing!
 
#b2bsales   #processes   #methodologies   #skills  

There is a third element that’s often not considered enough. Integrating methodologies and processes is one thing. Knowing a methodology, and a process, in theory, is another thing. But that’s all explicit knowledge only. Acquiring the implicit knowledge of how to apply methodologies and processes successfully is the missing element that makes the discussion a triangle.

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You are welcome +Tamara Schenk 
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What's Next in Government Surveillance
by Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic
#masssurveillance

Modern targeted surveillance is likely to involve actively breaking into an adversary’s computer network and installing malicious software designed to take over that network and “exfiltrate” data—that’s NSA talk for stealing it. To put it more plainly, the easiest way for someone to eavesdrop on your communications isn’t to intercept them in transit anymore; it’s to hack your computer.

And there’s a lot of government hacking going on.

http://goo.gl/jfValb
A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.
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Thanks +Robby Ball for sharing your circle!
 
PEOPLE WHO SAY "THANK YOU" (Ma2) - appreciation to the 497 most significant people I know here on G+ . All of these people I observed taking a second to say "thanks".  I was so pleased, I am amazed every day what a fun group of people have been accumulating here on Google+. I continue to be impressed with quality, the professionalism,  and the sincerity of everyone I am meeting. This circle is for YOU. 

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#TSU NEW free social media platform. 
INVITATION --> http://www.tsu.co/robbyba
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THIS IS FOR YOU -- To me saying #thankyou and showing gratitude to fellow human beings is one of the most wonderful experiences and proves to me that #thankyoumagic is every day changing the world we live in and making it a little more safer, nicer place for us all to live in. I do not think we can ever have enough appreciation for each other, so I honor, respect and love each and everyone of you for the part you are taking in this endeavour with me.

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+Liz W - Its good to have a group of people that always keep each other in d circle and support each other and not just think abt to raised d # of followers.. thanks +Robby Ball... sharing those nice post w me... hv a lovely evening...

+Fauziah Samad  - Hi dear Robby Ball  thank you so much for always sharing and including me, really appreciate what you've done. Plussed and reshared.

+John Brody  - Please consider including me in your next circle share. You will be plussed and publicly shared. I'm an active Landscape Travel photographer - Thanks much :)   

+Tara Meyer-Robson - I absolutely adore Robby Ball circles. He brings such a grateful, lovely energy to curating his circles, and because of  that, he has put together a group of really lovely people. Take a look and consider adding some or all of these great G+ers to your circles!  Have a beautiful Friday!! :o) 

+Heather Koroll - Thank You Robby Ball  for the really excellent circle! You're incredible! Plussed, shared with much appreciation. Have a terrific week! : )

+Chris Winkley  Robby Ball once again thank you, and thank you for all the time you put in to appreciating all those people who are polite, and appreciate what you are doing on g+... 

+tee janna  -  Great one, my compliments!!! Thank you +Robby Ball for having me among these great  people

+Sandra Deichmann  Thanks a lot for including me and for all your efforts to share great circles at G+  :))

+Troy MacDonald   Thank you for always including me, to is always my pleasure to plus and share =) Robby Ball Keep up the momentum and the awesome work buddy! Cheers, - Troy

+Steven Krohn - Thank you +Robby Ball for the inclusion in your most outstanding circle.  I am happy to add it to my circles and to share it the public

+Krzysztof Felczak - Thank you very much +Robby Ball for including me in this great circle. Much appreciated. Will share the circle 

+Igor Schevchenko  Robby Ball Thanks a lot for including me in this great circle, my friend! I'm honored! Have a great Friday!

+LISI RIVERA  - Thank you Robby Ball There is just one moon and one golden sun And a smile means friendship to everyone. Though the mountains divide And the oceans are wide It's a small world after all!

+Fauziah Samad - Hi dear Robby Ball really appreciate what you've done to always sharing with me . Thank you so much for the inclusion.Warm regards to you and family.

+Osiris Jenkins  - Let all say Thank You to +Robby Ball for sharing this with us. Its always great to see his hard work in my feed! 

+Dark Cleo Productions  - Lots of great people to add to your circles including now us, Thanks Robby Ball 

+John Lawson  - Robby Ball continues a great #circleshare resource. Please go to the original post for details. Thanks!

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INVITATION --> http://www.tsu.co/robbyba
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#TSU A Very Interesting NEW free social media  
platform. Definitely worth a look to see. 
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PLEASE VISIT the "The Magic of Circles" hosted by +Circle Magic Each day we gather the most active Circles on G+. Circles are #Magic , and if you love them, they will love you back. Are you just getting started and you are staring at and empty page, but you want to get started now. Carefully select, then add or share a Circle and watch your community grow. Once you have gotten started you will start wanting to focus and refine your adds, but getting started by diving in, will hep you to learn really quick what you like and do not like. Sharing circles that catch your eye benefits everyone, Sharing circles can also help you by getting you added others circle and it helps the #circlecurator know he is doing the right thing by getting them recognized and promoted as active circle distributor. The more shares he/she gets THIS WEEK the more people that follow you NEXT WEEK. 

THE MAGIC OF CIRCLES
https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/103678492966360900254/communities/110533309056060602888

SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM +Circle Magic  - I just wanted to take a second to thank all the best of the best circle promoters, who probably mostly go un-noticed, but without them, the success of the circle sharing would be much more challenging. These SPECIAL people have all dropped by my community "The Magic of Circles" and shared someone else's circle. #TIPHAT to .....

+Logan Lynn Roberts 
+Michael Q Todd 
+Sandra Deichmann  
+Jasmina Brozović 
+Ivana Zuber  
+SpaceyQT 
+Suzanne W 
+Abby Baker 
+Ralf Skirr 
+Michael Sonntag 
+Tantalizing Web Marketing 
+Laura Kimmel 
+Laura Sanna La Lupa 
+ArmStreet 

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE #circlecurators - I cannot forget you either. without your  thankless hard work, building, maintaining, auditing, promoting these lists in the first place, none of us would have anything to promote.


+Big O circles 
+Michael's Awesome Circles  
+Circle Pusher   
+Michael B. Rasmussen  
+Togs Circle Connect 
+Circle Boss 
+Captain R.B. 
+Rusty Ferguson 
+Work With Billy Funk  
+Billy Funk's Sharing 
+Billy Funk 
+Ludovic Moreeuw 
+Jason Levy 
+Google Plus Engagement Circle Share 
+Circle Plus 
+Vladimir Samsonov 
+Tiny Prints 
+Mario Falcetti  
+Carlos Esteban 
+Andrey Vlasoff 
+Auth Icle  
+Riccardo Lemons 
+Paula Teshima 
+Shared Circles Magic G+ 

Here are some of the most amazing circles I have seen released in the last seven days, each of these amazing people have worked really hard to deliver a specialize list just for you

+Chad Mc Whirter 
+Chad Hart  
+Cristina De R.Costa 
+Mario Falcetti  
+Raffaele Romeo Arena  
+Bikash Das 
+Silvio De Rossi   
+PIZZA CIRCLES 
+The Rusty Ball 
+Marlo Angelo Tito 
+Amig Von Hallen 
+Swapnil singh Solanki 
+Thea Groom 
+Blonde Spotting  
+Circles & Circles & Circles    
+Mary Gunter 
+Cristina De R.Costa 
+Pretty Poison  
+Thomas Kohler  
+Blonde Alien 
+Mariana Lopez de Waard 
+Quality Circle 
+Richard Heby 
+Tancredi Matranga 
+Brandon Leibowitz 
+authicle.com 
+Tory Stephens 
+Manica Circles 
+Crazy Circles 
+AyJay Schibig 
+Sam Stormborn Ormandy 
+Roy Erling McKellar  
+Amig Von Hallen 
+Corlis Gray   

I know we are all doing this for free, with no real idea of why we are doing this, except that it feels like the right thing to do. One day in the future it might pay off with a friendlier, happier world. To me saying #thankyou and showing gratitude to fellow human beings is one of the most wonderful experiences and proves to me that #thankyoumagic every day change the world we live in and make it a little more safer, nicer place for us all to live in. I do not think we can ever have enough appreciation for each other, so I honour, respect and love each and everyone of you for the part you are taking in this endeavour with me.


#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare #publicsharedcircle
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, Entrepreneur, Leader, Thinker

Whatever I do I believe that life at large is a beautiful and exciting adventure, worthwhile enjoying every moment of it. I believe in having a dream and making it come true. I believe that each challenge holds within opportunity and you need to be aware of it. I believe that, when you want to reach what is really possible, you have to strive for the impossible and “boldly go where no one else has gone before”. I believe in an optimistic approach to life.

Mountain climber. skydiver, scuba diver

Engaging in activities like mountain climbing, skydiving, and scuba diving, got me to leave my comfort zone and striving to reach the magic of the unknown territory. These often humbling experiences taught me how to handle the ‘black swans’, the unexpected adversities, when reaching for the stars.

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I am always looking for new and challenging experiences and going beyond my perceived boundaries. I love to immerse myself in the fields of science and technology, the art of communication, and also exploring the latest discoveries and looking for new and innovative ways to make sense of all that. I love learning, knowing, and understanding the needs people have in different countries with different cultural backgrounds.

Having lived part of my life in different countries and being exposed to their culture rewarded me with invaluable insights into human interaction. To me, beautiful design is the communicator between technology and human beings; technology meeting people where they are. I just love the space, where technology meets communication, creating a remarkable and lasting experience.


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