Monthly Archives: October 2012

Industry-Specific Accelerator

Source: Venture Beat, Oct 2012 … the strongest recommendation that came out of my research and indeed from my personal experience as well: Choose an accelerator program that has the best fit for your startup. If there are vertical accelerators … Continue reading

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Using data rich visual illustrations

Source: HBR blog, Sep 2012 Edward Tufte, the former Yale professor and leading thinker on information design and visual literacy, has been pushing this insight for years. He encourages the use of data-rich illustrations with all the available data presented. … Continue reading

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2011 Bookstats Data

Source: NYTimes, Jul 2012 Publishers’ net revenue from sales of e-books more than doubled last year, reaching $2.07 billion, up from $869 million in 2010. E-books accounted for 15.5 percent of publishers’ revenues. But as digital revenue grew, print sales … Continue reading

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Wearables

Source: Fast Company, Oct 2012 “Instead of learning how to interact with machines, it’s the reverse–machines learn to work with us.” … hardware is only half of a wearable’s design. The software backend is equally crucial, serving as a “conduit … Continue reading

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Fast, Simple Feedback Reinforces Learning

Source: WSJ, Oct 2012 Practice lets us execute a task while using less and less active brain processing. It makes things automatic. When performers master one aspect of their work, they free their minds to think about another aspect. This … Continue reading

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LEAP Integrates The Entire Buying Process

Source: VentureBeat, Oct 2012 A startup called LEAP Commerce is launching its Best Decision engine to make the experience of mobile shopping less fragmented and more personalized. The first step in this simplification process is the “virtual mall.” LEAP has partnered with … Continue reading

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US Firms Spend US$156B (2011) on Employee Learning

Source: WSJ, Oct 2012 U.S. firms spent about $156 billion on employee learning in 2011, the most recent data available, according to the American Society for Training and Development. But with little practical follow-up or meaningful assessments, some 90% of … Continue reading

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