Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings announced

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The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking by Deloitte of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. For the 14th consecutive year, there are more software companies on the Technology Fast [.].

You know you are competing on analytics when….

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In an article that appeared in Harvard Business Review (January 2006), Thomas H. Davenport explains how to become an analytics competitor: champion analytics from the top, create a single analytics initiative, focus on your analytics efforts, establish an analytics culture, hire the right people, and use the right technology (ies). Davenport use the right technology (ies) You know you are competing on analytics when

Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

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found that the number of women in top executives positions in Canada has fallen over the past year from 37 women in the highest-paying executive jobs in 2006 to just 31 in 2007.

How Technology Creates Jobs for Less Educated Workers

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Conventional wisdom holds that new technology requires highly educated workers. There is little doubt that new technologies have taken a heavy toll on less educated workers not only in manufacturing industries, but also in routine white-collar jobs. Managers need to understand the role of technological maturity, the value of experience, and how employees’ technical skills develop under different business models. Much of this technology has been around for a long time.

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation

Harvard Business Review

Technology, of course, has also been a powerful influence on the Re-Generation, so much so that Bill Gates proposed that we call this next wave Generation I, for Internet. But that's not to say that the Re-Generation hasn't been shaped by a major technology leap forward: in their case, they are the first unconscious participants in an era when everyone has access to everything, everywhere, at every time. Mobile technology. Generational issues Social media Technology

Marketing Metrics: A book review by Bob Morris

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Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance, Second Edition Paul Farris, Neil Bendle, Phillip Pfeifer, and David Reibstein Prentice Hall (2010) Note: The review that follows is of the Second Edition (2010), a sequel to Marketing Metrics: 50+ Metrics Every Executive Should Master (2006).

Frank Moss: An interview by Bob Morris

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An entrepreneur and veteran of the computer industry, Frank Moss spent his career bringing innovative technologies to market. Ten years ago he set out to make a broader contribution to the world, leading him to cofound a cancer drug discovery company and then to the MIT Media Lab, where he served as director from 2006 [.].

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15 Key Lessons On Managing Change

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With rapid globalization and advent of technology, the rate of change in society and in organizations has just multiplied. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 15 Key Lessons On Managing Change Change, they say, is the only constant.

The Laws of Simplicity: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life John Maeda The MIT Press (2006) Getting to “the other side of complexity Almost immediately after I began to read this book, I was reminded of two quotations, the first from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I do not care a fig for simplicity this side of complexity but [.].

Henry Chesbrough: A second interview by Bob Morris

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His landmark book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003) articulated a new paradigm for industrial research and development. His more recent book, Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (2006), carries the open approach a step further, arguing that business [.].

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond

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New business models, new ways of working, cooler tools and technologies. Regards, Jay Chhaya By Ajay, January 3, 2011 @ 1:18 pm Keep up with all technology, do everything. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends.

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Get outside of your old thought patterns and seek out people, technology, collaborative relationships, process and any other solutions that can improve your business.

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These companies have placed themselves far behind the technology curve because tenured managers hire employees with obsolete skill sets and together they create mediocre solutions.

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Open Business Models: A book review by Bob Morris

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Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape Henry Chesbrough Harvard Business Press (2006) Innovation requires an open mind…and the courage to challenge “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom.” In preparation for my second interview of Henry Chesbrough, I recently re-read his Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating [.].

How Dumb Is Your Business?

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As odd as it sounds, businesses that are not dependant on smart talent, capital, or technology can scale faster and easier than those businesses burdened with the aforementioned dependencies.

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The second trend is technology’s recognition of the first trend.

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Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog

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Also, a common response is to confuse a sales engine, fulfillment process, operational process, technology platform, or any number of other areas as business models, where this is not the case.

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The Leadership Walk

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

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How many times have you witnessed someone holding-out for a higher price, better valuation, evolving markets, technology advances, or any number of other circumstances that either never transpire, or by the time they do, the opportunistic advantage had disappeared?

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