Monthly Archives: September 2013

Social Learning and Sharing

Source: Businessweek, Sep 2013 Declara’s technology watches all these interactions. It learns whom people tend to turn to for, say, complex physics questions, and which teachers seem to produce high test scores quarter after quarter. The software can search and … Continue reading

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Warby Parker and Competitors

Source: Mashable, Sep 2013 A 2011 study reveals that, while 28% of people consult the Internet to make decisions about eyewear, in 2014 4% of prescription glasses will be purchased outside a traditional setting (up from 1.7% in 2007). The study also … Continue reading

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MSFT CEO selection process: 4-6 months

Source: WSJ, Sep 2013 People familiar with the board’s thinking said directors aren’t necessarily leaning toward a visionary-style leader. Directors are conscious that the next CEO must be able to manage a 100,000-employee company with a broader mix of businesses … Continue reading

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Growth Hacking

Source: Peter Thomson website, Aug 2013 Run an active blog with social media strategy, advice and news. Send people back to your blog from social media / forums / other blogs (to read your posts). Once they’re on your blog, build your long-term readership … Continue reading

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