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  • trendwatching.com | LATIN PULSE | LatAm Trend Bulletin | Oct/Nov 2014

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    9 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Unmissable innovations – with local trend spotters’ insights – that show the future of consumerism in the region.Read the LATIN PULSE LatAm Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com »
  • Sewage Mining Revolution

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    Marcel Sim
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    The SRS (Sewage Recycling System) by Applied CleanTech is a ground-breaking technology for recycling sewage solids in wastewater treatment plants. This revolutionary treatment approach extracts the bio-solid waste from sewage water on-site, and recycles it into Recyllose before it becomes useless sludge, substantially reducing sludge formation at municipal wastewater treatment plants. Recyllose is a valuable commodity that can be used in a variety of industries as an alternative fuel; a heat source; environmentally-friendly electricity; an additive to the pulp and paper industry; and an…
  • trendwatching.com | 10 ASIAN TRENDS FOR 2015 | Asia Trend Bulletin | December 2014

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    11 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!Read the 10 ASIAN TRENDS FOR 2015 Asia Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com »
  • Top 100 Branding Idea in November - From Transparent Beer Cans to Perfume-Like Honey Branding (TrendHunter.com)

    TrendHunter.com - Marketing Strategy
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    (TrendHunter.com) These November 2014 branding ideas range from organic fruit packages to cinematic champagnes that celebrate pop culture characters. Food and beverage brands are constantly finding ways to stand...
  • Your Blood Type Determines Your Personality

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    10 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Recipe Apart | Your blood group type can reveal your personality; Bright and dark aspects of your personality. Let’s have a look that what blood types possess which kind of qualities for any person and which blood type is compatible to another.BLOOD TYPE OType O’s are outgoing, and very social. They are initiators, although they don’t always finish what they start. Creative and popular, they love to be the center of attention and appear very self confident.BLOOD TYPE AWhile outwardly calm, they have such high…
 
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  • How a Lack of Personal Intelligence Can Cost You

    Personal Branding Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    When people think about lowering their bills, a lot of small purchases become suspect. Your daily Starbucks habit, at $32 per gallon if you calculated it that way, is an easy mark. A lot of people cut the cable, start eating most meals at home and buy a space heater rather than warm up the whole house. It’s always a good idea to take a look at where you are throwing money away, and cut back where you can. But the real savings isn’t in these incremental differences between small, affordable luxuries and no luxury at all. Stop thinking small. You’ve got a much bigger expense hiding in…
  • The Climate Corporation Takes Farming High Tech

    Annie Pilon
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The farming industry is going high-tech. And it isn’t necessarily just to increase output. For some farmers, using more technology has become a necessity thanks to changing climate conditions. Founded by two former Google engineers, The Climate Corporation is a provider of tech services and products for farmers. The company utilizes data as a tool to combat the difficulties farmers face thanks to changing weather patterns. CEO David Friedberg told CNN: “The increasing uncertainty in agriculture, with the changing patterns of weather we are seeing, is making it difficult for farmers to…
  • 3 Sound Tips for Rebounding From Career Setbacks

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Most experts out there give really bad advice when it relates to the topic of career setbacks –- or failures, as many of us would label them. So often, we’re told to take a deep inward breath, then breathe all the pain and frustration out. We’re advised to forget and move on, to meditate, or to blame our follies on something external, since it’s not good to carry the weight of failure around with us for too long. Effective career rebound, as science and medicine is learning, has a lot more to it than jumping in the shower and doing a one-time cleansing to wash the…
  • GoPro’s Andrew Shipp: Create Amazing Social Media Content — Now

    Marie Alonso
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Andrew Shipp loves to talk about social media content. As social media manager for GoPro, he’s got a lot to share. GoPro’s creative, versatile and robust approach to social media engagement offers a tantalizing view of what can be accomplished when a ferocious social media strategy leverages timely shares, visual content and a cross-platform energy. Take a look at GoPro’s social creativity — and engagement.  GoPro on Facebook and Twitter are just two platform examples. What can you learn from GoPro’s social media mastermind when it comes to getting creative…
  • Cowbells Come With Amazing Business Insights In “The Cowbell Principle”

    Charles Franklin
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The “Saturday Night Live” Cowbell Sketch and its later incarnations are simple, but extremely funny. If you can’t remember it or haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to watch it. It’s that funny! Now, try to create a series of principles for how to get more out of your life and business using that skit. If you can’t, you might need The Cowbell Principle. In The Cowbell Principle: Career Advice as How to Get Your Dream Job and Make More Money, Brian Carter and Garrison Wynn dissect the hilarious “Cowbell” sketch and use it as analogy for success in life and business. Using the…
 
 
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  • Amazon gains ground on Netflix, denies free ad-supported streaming service - Digital Trends

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Digital TrendsAmazon gains ground on Netflix, denies free ad-supported streaming serviceDigital TrendsThe big red elephant in the room is deflating. While Netflix still holds an enormous lead on other streaming services when it comes to sheer volume of broadband traffic, the massive gap between Amazon and Netflix's respective shares of North American ...and more »
  • Google gets into the giving spirit, offers 1TB of Drive with every Chromebook - Digital Trends

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Google gets into the giving spirit, offers 1TB of Drive with every ChromebookDigital TrendsChromebook are sure to be a hot item this holiday season. Their popularity has been on the rise over the last year and numerous retailers are offering steep discounts on and around Black Friday. A $150-$200 notebook with excellent battery life is hard and more »
  • Alienware now shipping its Alpha console box - Digital Trends

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alienware now shipping its Alpha console boxDigital TrendsIf you just can't decide between a next-generation console and a Windows-based gaming rig then the Alienware Alpha PC is here to meet your needs. It's been in the pipeline since the summer, and this weekend Dell confirmed that shipping had started on and more »
  • Need more space in your SSD? Intel's 3D NAND may be the answer - Digital Trends

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Need more space in your SSD? Intel's 3D NAND may be the answerDigital TrendsSolid state drives are incredibly quick, but price and capacity have been an issue. The drives, which are typically two and a half inches wide, have limited space for the memory chips used to build them. Higher capacity chips can increase overall and more »
  • Unisex doesn't cut it: Tech world, we need attractive wearables for women - Digital Trends

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Digital TrendsUnisex doesn't cut it: Tech world, we need attractive wearables for womenDigital TrendsMost major manufacturers say their wearables are “unisex.” What they really mean is “made for men.” Take the LG G Watch R or the Moto 360 for instance. Put either on a man's wrist and you'll say, “Wow, what an attractive smartwatch!” Place it on a and more »
 
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  • The Reinvented Ulrichshof Resort

    Kari Indergaard Sundli
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Resort Ulrichshof is a family-run hotel which was transformed from a former farmstead designed by Noa (network of architecture) in Bavaria, Germany. (...) Read More about The Reinvented Ulrichshof Resort (43 words) ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Material Development

    Guest Blogger
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Landscapes within is a series of furniture that aims to represent and preserve the memory of a place once visited. Artist Witktoria Szawiel is fascinated by the human condition to recall landscapes, with all their elements of space, light, smell, sound and texture.(...) Read More about Material Development (43 words) DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Sediment Sampling

    Guest Blogger
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:10 pm
    What might appear to be an arrangement of abruptly smashed clay pots, reveals itself on closer inspection, as a surprisingly slow-moving, gentle decay of material in Karin Lehmann’s standout installation. (...) Read More about Sediment Sampling (76 words) INSTALLATION | Permalink | No comment |
  • Architectural Light Art

    Josh Walker
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    California born Johanna Grawunder is something of a light artist. Having said to Dwell magazine that a turned-off chandelier is “one of the saddest things in the world,” her desire to illuminate is realized in a stylized manner.(...) Read More about Architectural Light Art (54 words) ART, FEATURED, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Interview with Photographer Brian Bowen Smith

    Ada Alti
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
      On October 23rd, West Hollywood’s De Re Gallery was overwhelmed with the coolest crowd and a star-studded guest list. The man of the night, was the iconic photographer Brian Bowen Smith who presented his first solo exhibition, WILDLIFE. (...) Read More about Interview with Photographer Brian Bowen Smith (919 words) EXHIBITION, PHOTOGRAPHY | Permalink | No comment |
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  • Holiday Shopping days with the Highest Online Spends: 2009 to 2013

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    this  chart shows the Days when Online Shopping Spends was the highest during the last 5 years. All the numbers are  million  The week which saw the biggest spending online  in the United States during holiday season from 2009 to 2013, sorted by selected online shopping day. On Black Friday in 2013, 1,199 million US dollars were spent#holiday spends,#Black Friday,#eCommerce spends,#Cyber Monday
  • US Ecommerce Spends Sales On Cyber Monday since 2005 Onwards

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    CYBER MONDAY ONLINE  SALES  SINCE 2005"This timeline shows the U.S. online spending on Cyber Monday from 2005 to 2013.  In the last 5 years Online Shopping during Cyber Monday  grew by 96%US consumers spent $887 million in 2009 while last year (2013)   saw eCommerce sales on  Cyber Monday  touched  $1.74 billion US dollars, up from $1.47 billion US dollars in the in 2012. Compared with 2005, Cyber Monday online shopping  sales has grown by 400%Tags : #ecommerce, #holiday sales,#thanksgiving,#Black Friday,#online spendsRelated articlesHow…
  • Top 3 Online Channels that contributes to the biggest eCommerce revenues

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Find more statistics at Statistahis statistic the above chart shows the average  order value of online shopping orders worldwide in the second quarter of 2014, differentiated by traffic source. During that quarter, online orders which were referred through affiliate sites had an average value of 445.19 U.S. dollars.
  • How the US Holiday Season Online Sales Grew since 2005 to 2013

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Find more statistics at StatistaThe above chart shows the  U.S. holiday season retail e-commerce sales figures  for a period 2005 to 2013 . This data  compares the  last 8 years of   online shopping .Americans spent $46.55 billion  during  their holiday shopping in 2013  . Compare this  with 20o5 when online sales during holidays  touched $19.6 billion. Thats a 100% growth in 8 years .Meanwhile 2008 saw a dip in  holiday eCommerce   as the housing bubble and global financial markets took a heavy toll on the US…
  • Holiday Shopping Online : 3 reasons why consumer shif their loyalties

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
     The above chart shows  the reasons why consumers prefer one brand over the other retail brand . In terms of  what actually impacts users during the shopping season are the above parameters Promotional offers and Free Shipping Tops the list in terms of what  appeals  to a consumers to select a brand online. Online Reviews  are another major  reason  which  helps decide consumers on their retail brand preference 
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  • We’re killing Google Glass by forgetting it’s just one big experiment

    Brian Heater
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    Google Glass may die out, but is it Google’s fault or our own inability to understand what an experiment is all about? The post We’re killing Google Glass by forgetting it’s just one big experiment appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • How to create slo-mo video on your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Rick Stella
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Slow motion makes everything better, and with Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus you can create your own dramatic slow motion sequences with ease. Here's how to easily make them. The post How to create slo-mo video on your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 23, 2014

    Drew Prindle
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 23, 2014 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Cut the cord and not the sound with our 11 favorite wireless speakers

    Brandon Widder
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The world of consumer tech is saturated with Bluetooth speakers fit for every occasion you might encounter. Check out our picks for the best wireless speakers available, whether your prefer a weatherproof, hi-res, or solar-powered device. The post Cut the cord and not the sound with our 11 favorite wireless speakers appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Bloodhound SSC chases 1,000-mph land speed record with the ‘heart’ of a Jaguar

    Andrew Hard
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The Bloodhound SSC is looking to break the 1,000-mph barrier in the next two years. The rocket car will use a supercharged Jaguar V8 in is propulsion system, but the British engine isn’t used the way you might think. The post Bloodhound SSC chases 1,000-mph land speed record with the ‘heart’ of a Jaguar appeared first on Digital Trends.
 
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  • Electric jetski-boat hybrid travels 100kmph on a single charge

    Springwise
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Add / Remove Once in a while, a new product comes out that defies classification and creates its own category. We’ve previously written about the PAL-V ONE, the car and gyroplane hybrid that lets riders seamlessly switch from driving to flying. Also setting itself apart from designs that have gone before it, Quadrofoil is an electrically-powered personal boat that uses water gliding technology to reach speeds of up to 100kmph without the emissions. With a unique design that gives it the look of a speedboat crossed with a jetski, the Quadrofoil is made of modular parts built from…
  • App offers travel recommendations based on time of year

    Springwise
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Add / Remove Travelers are always looking for suggestions as to where in the world they should visit next. We previously wrote about the Hitlist app which even makes the decision for them based on their social media profile. However, recommendations for any location may be better at one time of the year but not so good at others. What’s It Like is an app that aims to let users simply choose the time they’re looking to get away in order to receive a suggestion that’s perfect for the time of year. For those with holiday time availble in early September, it may be no use trying…
  • Social network for army vets wants to help curb growing suicides

    Springwise
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Add / Remove Recent statistics from the Pentagon show that the leading cause of death among members of the US military in 2012 and 2013 was not in fact war, but suicide. We recently wrote about Together Strong, the app that's helping former soldiers learn how to better emotionally engage in civilian society. Now POS REP is a social network for military personnel to find and support each other when they leave service. The app uses terminology familiar to soldiers to help them make sense of civilian life. The Radar section of the app helps users find other vets nearby and they can 'pop…
  • App lets diners check the vibe of restaurants in real time

    Springwise
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Add / Remove There’s nothing that can spoil an evening more than arriving at a no-reservation restaurant to find it’s already full, or — even worse — finding that the romantic eatery you’ve booked for a date is completely empty. We’ve already seen Waitbot tackle the first issue by using crowdsourced data to estimate waiting times at any venue. Now dining app Dash has introduced its Venue Vibes feature, which lets customers get accurate and real-time info about the atmosphere of nearby restaurants. The Dash app already has a range of functions to make eating…
  • Green renovation made easy with snap-on insulation and solar panels

    Springwise
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Add / Remove Green energy alternatives are now well known, and governments provide various incentives to get homeowners to invest in them. However, the time, effort and expense is still stopping the average consumer from switching. We’ve already written about the easy-to-install Ecodrain, a device that heats up shower water with the hot water going down the plug hole. Now the Netherlands’ Energiesprong is retrofitting homes with modular, snap-on fittings that can be deployed quickly and cleanly. Insulation can be difficult to install and solar panels require a fair amount of…
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  • A Brief History of Graphics by Stuart Brown...

    NOTlabs
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    A Brief History of Graphics by Stuart Brown details the rise of computer graphics in the gaming industry. From rudimentary polygons to immersive 3D environments, video games continue to push the boundaries of graphics. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • The NOTFZJ gets official. Free Toyota Name...

    NOTCOT
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The NOTFZJ gets official. Free Toyota Name Badges for your car! Anything you want up to 8 letters. Part of the #MásQueUnAuto Campaign. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Portal Bikes of Nepal introduced the Bicycle...

    portalbikes
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Portal Bikes of Nepal introduced the Bicycle PTO (Power Take Off) which converts a bicycle into a pedal powered machine. Join them on a mission to help people create pathways out of poverty in Nepal and around the world! (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Wooden Dot Pelican, handmade versatile wall...

    MARIA JOSE
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Wooden Dot Pelican, handmade versatile wall organizer. Wood structure acts as a container and metal sheet acts as a wall hanger, with two hidden hooks, available in 2 sizes, 4 finishes. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and...

    NOTCOT
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart by Pam Anderson (former Executive Editor of Cook's Illustrated). Just read it, and wish I had this in college when I moved into my first apartment! (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
 
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  • In the Nutshell

    Steven Teo
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking. Social Solitude: In a Nutshell [Swiss Miss]
  • Sewage Mining Revolution

    Marcel Sim
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    The SRS (Sewage Recycling System) by Applied CleanTech is a ground-breaking technology for recycling sewage solids in wastewater treatment plants. This revolutionary treatment approach extracts the bio-solid waste from sewage water on-site, and recycles it into Recyllose before it becomes useless sludge, substantially reducing sludge formation at municipal wastewater treatment plants. Recyllose is a valuable commodity that can be used in a variety of industries as an alternative fuel; a heat source; environmentally-friendly electricity; an additive to the pulp and paper industry; and an…
  • Everykey Password Secure Wristband

    Marcel Sim
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Everykey is the wristband that replaces keys and passwords. Like a credit card, you can instantly disable your Everykey if it ever gets lost or stolen. Everykey utilizes AES 128-bit encryption, the same encryption that’s used by websites that require your credit card information in order to make purchases online. Only your wristband and the devices it unlocks hold the encryption key. The company has no access to your passwords. Everykey puts your passwords on a military grade security wrist worn bracelet (that happens to look fashionable).  No more typing passwords to log into your…
  • Smartlation Smart Translation Services

    Marcel Sim
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Using a patent-pending algorithm that analyses translator data from a vast pool of registered translators, Smartlation promises to give users the freedom to select the translation services that best meet their requirements and budget. What does this mean for users? Let’s say you need a legal document translated from English into Farsi and Portuguese. Smartlation lets you specify not only languages but also specific areas of expertise so you find translators who are experienced and knowledgeable. The platform also makes the procedure simple by managing both jobs (i.e. Farsi and Portuguese)…
  • BIZNESS! Newsletter Issue 197

    Marcel Sim
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Touchable Memories ‘Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as the inventor has a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year. The social experiment project aims to increase the awareness of the endless possibilities of using technology to improve lives. using an affordable home printer called buccaneer, the visually-impaired can re-experience images by fabricating a tangible scene of it. Continued in BIZNESS! Newsletter Issue 197 >>> – Togo Solar Portable…
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  • 300!

    jtrigsby
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    On August 12th, 2013 I sat down on our back porch with my iPhone and earbuds and recorded the very first episode of 7 Minutes In the Morning and on Friday December 5th, I will publish my 300th episode! There have been a lot of ups and downs, good shows and bad, even a lot of equipment changes over the ensuing year, yet here we are! Some of the more memorable moments… Well, that very first episode… I must have recorded it 73 times trying to get it PERFECT! Somewhere around episode 50 where I stopped trying to make them all perfect! The birds singing and trains whistling…and…
  • Rising Above The Noise To Be Found

    jtrigsby
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Owning your own business is a lot like controlled chaos. Phones ringing, customers asking questions, team members chattering, vendors selling… Ugh! The noise is so prevalent that we become immune to it. In fact, without it, we begin to think something is wrong, sort of like the parent that isn’t hearing noise coming from the playroom. Most people are not like us though, they don’t deal with the noise day-in-and-day-out the same way we do. They want to minimize the noise. I love to tell the story of my TiVo and how it changed my life. Never again would I be a slave to being…
  • How To Ruin Your Business

    jtrigsby
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    As budding entrepreneurs we entered into the business world full of excitement, ready to change the world with a new idea, or service. We spent lots of time working to develop the idea, building out the details, conducting research, constructing packaging and marketing plans. Before you know it, we are ready to put it up for sale. Believe it or not, this is where most aspiring entrepreneurs become former entrepreneurs. It is even true for big business. Take US Airways for example. Back in 2005 they were in trouble, so they decided to decimate their customer service budget. Yep, that’s…
  • Be The Architect of Your Business

    jtrigsby
    17 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross Post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** We’ve spent a good deal of time this week talking about how you can add more time back to your schedule. Now we need to put that time to work for you, giving you the time to work ON your business rather than be stuck working IN your business. Did you know that you’re the most qualified person to design your perfect business? Yep, you sure are! Doesn’t matter if you have the “right” education, background, training or haircut. YOU are the only one with proverbial skin-in-the-game. It is your’s and you need to…
  • Sometimes an Extra Pair of Hands Would Come In Handy!

    jtrigsby
    16 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross-post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** One of the most common obstacles I hear to #smbiz growth goes something like this…”I don’t have enough time to do all the work but I don’t have enough work to hire more help!” If you’ve ever thought this about your business, then today’s episode is just for you. Today we’ll chat about finding an extra pair of helping hands and only paying for them with you need them. How’s THAT for special! Have a listen!   About the AuthorThom Rigsby is a Speaker, Coach, and Unashamed Non-Conformist…
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  • Regulation – A Threat or An Opportunity?

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    After decades of deregulation companies from each and every industry are now facing reversing trends. Regulatory pressure, a direct consequence of crises, scandals, globalization and resource depletion, is on the rise across the board.  And it is, inevitably, taking its toll on corporate operations. Regulatory oversight and scrutiny can delay a merger deal, lengthen time to market of a new and innovative product, increase the cost for company to remain compliant or reduce productivity. But regulation is here to stay and we had better learn how to deal with it. In the last 10 years (2004…
  • Investing in the Future: Perspectives from the Sustainable Cities Roundtable

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    UNCTAD World Investment Forum, UN, Geneva, 14th October 2014 It is estimated that 80% of CO2 emissions are now produced in cities. Currently, 50% of the global population lives in cities and this figure is forecast to grow to 70% by 2050. Cities play a crucial role in our world and with the rise of urbanization their importance is growing. The roundtable discussion on sustainable cities, which was part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum, tried to answer the question of how to achieve sustainable investments, not only at international and national levels, but also at the city level. The…
  • Preview of the Global Trends fieldbook:Understanding the power of access and not ownership – the emergence of the sharing economy

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Why pay full price for something when you can rent it cheaper from a stranger online? That is what an increasingly number of people are thinking today. Some share for fun, others of economic reasons but the fact is that we are sharing as never before, challenging established notions of how individuals, businesses, and governments interact, as well as elements of the legal system. Collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the ownerless economy is exploding and creating new industries. Many people are increasingly questioning the value of having possessions such as cars, bikes, books,…
  • PReview of the Global Trends fieldbook: Diasporas – the untapped potential?

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    3.2% of the world’s population is migrants; putting them all together in one country would create the world’s fifth most populous country with 232 million people. Europe and Asia combined host nearly two-thirds of all international migrants worldwide. Europe is the most popular region with 72 million migrants in 2013, compared to 71 million in Asia. Since 1990, Northern America has recorded the biggest gain in the absolute number of migrants, adding 25 million and has experienced the fastest growth in migrant stock by an average of 2.8% year. (Source: UN) According to Gallup these…
  • Preview of The Global Trends Fieldbook: The maker movement

    22 May 2014 | 7:01 am
    Manufacturing of goods is one of the biggest sectors of the global economy and with the size of the global middle class expected to increase to 4.9 billion by 2030 demand for goods is unlikely to slow down. Historically, manufacturing has been driven by companies with the means to operate at large scale. However, in the 21st century the internet and technology advancements are shifting the advantage in production away from scale – and therefore away from the owners of large scale facilities – towards flexibility and agility. DIY (do-it-yourself) has always existed but is today rapidly…
 
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  • These 10 Lyrics Prove Pizza Is The World’s Greatest Food

    Trends
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    RiRi, Ed and Drake all have lyrics about the best treat ever. See who else loves the stuff! Ah, pizza. Personally, we can’t think of anything better. And neither can pop artists, apparently! Here’s ten lyrics from some of today’s hottest singer/songwriters who all pay tribute to the greatest thing on Earth… 10. “Fallin’ For You” — R5 mage c/o Joe Raedle (Getty)
  • Video | A drone is confused with a spaceship and people shot it

    Trends
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Awesome! A gunman entered a Drone shot after confused with an alien ship that came from Mars according to kidnap him and all who were around him. The incident took place in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic and was being used paara Drone perform investigative journalism.
  • Photos | Remember Linda Perez, look like this now

    Trends
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The 18 year old Cuban who remained paraplegic after a breast implant clinic in Coral Gables suffered multiple complications and was in a coma for weeks. Some doctors think that the damage done to Linda Perez trying to enlarge your breasts is irreversible. However, his mother is still hopeful for the fact that his daughter has stopped using the feeding tube. The mother believes this is a good sign of recovery. Look at the pictures of before and after Linda Perez.
  • 10 Photos showing the Power of Makeup

    Trends
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Makeup is the best friend of a woman, is used to correct imperfections, but mostly it is an art that takes care to highlight the beauty of the photos mujeres.Miras where the great effect that causes makeup sample. Makeup is the best friend of a woman, is used to correct imperfections, but mostly it is an art that takes care to highlight the beauty of the photos mujeres.Miras where the great effect that causes makeup sample.   Makeup is the best friend of a woman, is used to correct imperfections, but mostly it is an art that takes care to highlight the beauty of the photos mujeres.Miras…
  • 8 Famous People Rejected by Saturday Night Live

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    18 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Some of the biggest names in comedy once auditioned to be on one of the biggest shows in comedy…Saturday Night Live. They either didn’t make the cut or according to them, they ‘turned it down’. Seems legit. Luckily for them not being on SNL was probably a good thing. I mean being on that show did no favors for Abby Elliot. Jennifer Aniston       In the early 90s, before she landed Friends, Aniston auditioned to be a cast member on SNL, a spot that eventually went to Julia Sweeney. Aniston claims she was offered the role but turned it down. Julia Sweeney…
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  • What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

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    Many of us don't know everything what smoking leads to. But it is widely known from medical standpoint that there is no health benefit coming out of it. TV's and Advertisers have successfully inculcated in our brains the idea of smoking but now most people know the reality concerning negative effect of smoking. Well, most of smokers don't want to quit, but of course for those who do want, you may be surprised to find out what happens when you quit smoking.What Happens when you quit smoking? While you are reading this chances are there is a cigarette in your mouth right now, i will not tell…
  • Top 25 Strangest Town Names

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
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  • Inflatable Life Size Sex Dolls Put Chinese City On The Map

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A bizarre world where life-size sex doll factory, leads to a Chinese City of Ningbo China, where they are blowing their trumpet as the country's capital of inflatable partners. This factory have their minds set on putting the business to the rest of the world.The Ningbo City boast the highest number of sex doll factories throughout China, producing thousands of inflatable ladies for their customers.The factories started production five years earlier and have a loyal customer based from countries like, Japan, Korea and Turkey.However due to popular demands customers flooded the orders from…
  • Chinese Man Proposes To His Girlfriend With The Help Of 99 Iphones Get Rejected

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This is something you won't witness everyday, A young programmer from Guagzhou China, spent over $80,000 for 99 iPhone that he then used to create a giant heart in a parking lot, where he would supposedly surprise her soon to be wife with a proposal. He also invites some of his friends to stand around the heart shape collection of iPhone, and watch him propose.Unluckily, it looks as these romantic moves weren't not enough to convince his girlfriend, and let him alone standing in the middle of his friends looking rejected.This guy have cost him two years worth of his salary to buy this 99…
  • Your Blood Type Determines Your Personality

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    Recipe Apart | Your blood group type can reveal your personality; Bright and dark aspects of your personality. Let’s have a look that what blood types possess which kind of qualities for any person and which blood type is compatible to another.BLOOD TYPE OType O’s are outgoing, and very social. They are initiators, although they don’t always finish what they start. Creative and popular, they love to be the center of attention and appear very self confident.BLOOD TYPE AWhile outwardly calm, they have such high…
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