miss opportunities when recession finally ends -- As you try
to stagger through 2002, think about the Chinese symbol for "crisis."
It's actually a combination of two characters, "danger" and "opportunity"
- and that's the best way to look at a year that starts with a recession
and almost certainly will include a recovery. It's the "opportunity" that
most people miss.
-- The business spin-off of the award-winning web site, HowStuffWorks.
Tech Corps Act would aim to place hundreds of private-sector
employees with top-notch IT skills at federal agencies on temporary
assignments of up to two years. Government agencies would in turn
lend members of their IT staffs for assignments in the business
tips for getting the most out of life on the job
a company's culture can contribute to its success
to Finding Your Passion -- Passion is
a rich, soulful emotion. Whether it makes you feel angry, excited,
inspired or tearful, passion is something that moves you in a very
powerful way. Passion is an internal experience not an external
event. Finding your passion means connecting your head with your
heart, engaging that part of yourself that "feels" in a big, bold,
spiritual way. For many of us, this is a challenge. Our busy, chaotic
lives disconnect us from our feelings. And, when we act from this
"numbed out" place, it's impossible to connect with our passions.
groups known as communities of practice are the latest technique
for getting employees to share what they know. Here are seven ways
to encourage such communities in your company.
Do Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn?
As the US enters
its 11th recession since 1945, entrepreneurs who have seen it all
caution, hope and advice to those experiencing their first slump.
There? Ideas need to move faster than ever. Global teams have
to cooperate more closely than ever. Nonstop travel seems less appealing
than ever. The solution: an ever-growing collection of tools for
electronic collaboration. Can it be that when it comes to doing
real work across long distances, we are ... virtually there?
you know your online rights? Chilling
Effects Clearinghouse A joint project of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco,
and University of Maine law school clinics. -- Have you received
a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to
stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability
for information that someone else posted to your online forum?
Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that
the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your
online activities. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual
property law, while frowning on its misuse to "chill" legitimate
activity. The website offers material and explanations of the law
for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction,
Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation.
the sum of our ideas be reduced to "intellectual
property"? Or should all information, all knowledge, be set
free? What is at stake in the legislative battle over the ownership
of culture? The Atlantic Monthly Company
Digitization Projects and Copyright -- Expiration of Works into
the Public Domain / Fair Use/ Permissions, Good Faith Efforts and
Disclaimers -- I bought a new magazine, read it, then ripped it
to pieces. Did I have the right to do that? Of course. I paid for
it. Do I have the right to make copies of the articles and sell
them ? Scan the articles and put them on my website? Of course not,
I owned a current issue, I don't own the copyright. But what if
the articles were old? What if they are from a magazine no longer
in business? What if I had a diary or a letter that was never published?
Then can I digitize it and put it on the web?
Makes Web Site Writing Effective?
Wake Up Sleeping Beauty
access: How to choose an ISP Access is still a huge issue for
one 3-D graphics company shrugged off a recession and vanquished
the Strategic Nerve. It is a disciplined, iterative way to learn
what truly motivates buyers. Instead of relegating product positioning
to the marketing and sales departments, senior executives get directly
and deeply involved. They help write positioning statements, based
on their experience and judgment about what will hit a nerve, then
personally talk to prospective customers in the target market to
refine their views. If potential customers who have no relationship
with you will talk to you under these circumstances or, better still,
return your calls, you know you've hit a nerve.
Solution -- Seagate Technology has developed a set of 5
operating principles that allows it to out-innovate even the
most nimble young competitor. The result: an innovator that poses
a dilemma for its rivals.
recession have cast a pall on the way CEOs go about leading their
companies. Three distinguished professors send this memo -- Five
Half-truths of Business -- as a wake-up call. Business is at
a crossroads. Capitalism is facing a crisis. All of us who believe
in business -- from CEOs to business-school professors -- must recognize
that we have contributed to this crisis. The problem is simple,
yet profound: We are all captives of five half-truths that shape
the way we think about business and the way we do business. As a
result, we may be in the process of destroying the very thing we
noir -- When Internet marketing goes sour: A sordid tale of
spyware, "junk traffic," bodybuilding and a half-baked plan for
know what they want from the Internet and spend less time than
men getting it, according to analyst firm Jupiter MMXI.
a Virtual Community
The U.S. Department
of Commerce released a new Digital Divide study, "A
Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use of the Internet" which
shows the rapidly growing use of new information technologies across
all demographic groups and geographic regions.
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