Month: February 2018

What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Glorificus and Black Swans

Glorificus and Black Swans Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Black Swans: Season Five introduced a major existential threat to Sunnyvale in the form of the goddess Glorificus, better known as Glory. Glory might be better categorized a Black Swan than a predictable uncertainty. Although the team had encountered gods before, such as Olaf the Troll.

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Meetings are Social: Get Protocols for Conference Calls Right

I have been on two conference calls recently that included a Cisco Webex meeting and an audio call. Webex supports audio through their platform, but both of these calls chose not to use it. The social protocol violation: not stating in the invitation explicitly that participants would need to call-in via telephone rather than using.

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12 Study Tips for Learning Business English Faster

12 Study Tips for Learning Business English Faster Learning a language is not an isolated activity. After spending a year immersed in the language learning market, a key takeaway was just how collaborative learning a language needs to be. Organizations and individuals who invest need to understand that part-time investment leads to only partial understanding.

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What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Myth of Lock-in

The Myth of Lock-in [note align=”right”]For context, read the first post in this series: What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: An Introduction.[/note] James Ogilvy, writing in Strategy + Business states that, “The old production economy was predictable because it operated in the realm of necessity; it produced goods and.

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What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: An Introduction

“William Shakespeare, Sonnet CVII” Incertainties now crown themselves assured, And peace proclaims olives of endless age. Now with the drops of this most balmy time, My love looks fresh, and Death to me subscribes, Since, spite of him, I’ll live in this poor rhyme, While he insults o’er dull and speechless tribes: And thou in.

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Elon Musk and Falcon Heavy Launch Define Audacity

Image: SpaceX via Flickr. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch was audacious. Audacious investments like this were once constrained to projects funded by government coffers. And while the U.S. government continues to be audacious, it no longer aims its audacity at the stars, but at the past. With the launch of Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk officially becomes.

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HP Gets Collaboration with new HP EliteBook 800 and ZBook Releases

HP Gets Collaboration with new HP EliteBook 800 and ZBook Releases HP announced a series of new devices, docks and displays today designed for the modern office environment. The integration of collaboration features in keyboards and microphones offers a leap that Microsoft has not made, despite their ownership of platforms like Skype for Business, which.

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Still Plugging Away at Virtual Reality Corporate Training

On January 8, 2018 Filament Games, posted a blog highlighting real uses of virtual reality in corporate training. These virtual reality corporate training examples included: Farmers Insurance use of VR for claims adjusters. It’s hard to appreciate a situation you’ve never seen before and it’s very expensive to create a large number of situations from.

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Sensors and Knowledge Required to Reduce Threats to Aging Industrial Infrastructure

Knowledge and aging industrial infrastructure require organizations to think about the knowledge embedded in their infrastructure, and the knowledge required to embrace digital transformation. For most factories, plants, and industrial facilities no artificial intelligence monitors the status of far-flung equipment, and what little data flows from the amalgam of aging equipment does so to individual.

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