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SDG Data Discussion: What Next?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Johannes Jütting

After months of intense discussions, representatives from more than 190 national statistical offices agreed on a global monitoring framework for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Important Trends and Statistics for Authors

Fauzia Burke | Posted 04.08.2016 | Books
Fauzia Burke

When authors stay on top of trends, they can use the information to develop more effective online marketing strategies. Your author platform is your ability to reach your readers and build a community.

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

Great Challenges Raised in Entrusting Data with Ethical Questions

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Mariya Yefremova

Can we see data as essential, even vital, to human rights protections? How informed is data and how informed can data-informed policing truly be? Can ...

Political Campaigns and Data Security

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Daniel Etcovitch

Political campaigns are usually on tight budgets and are much more focused on campaign mechanics than cybersecurity, which to them feels like something outside their realm of expertise, so they spend little time thinking about what's happening to their data.

Growth Matters: Do You Know How To Drive It?

Advertising Week | Posted 04.03.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

One of the biggest enigmas in business may just have been cracked. After conducting an extensive study into how the world’s leading companies drive growth, Brand Learning has uncovered the new Growth Code for future success. The code reveals what it takes in practice to create a growth-ready organisation, energised by involved employees and fuelled by momentum-driving leaders.

Don't Give Up on Bernie Sanders Yet

Taylor Gipple | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Don't think for a second that there isn't still a warm, glowing light at the end of a dark tunnel that is the election process. And that light is shining brighter than ever for Bernie Sanders.

Personalisation in the Age of the Customer

Advertising Week | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

Earlier this year, the Brazilian TAM airlines came up with an ingenious way to improve passenger engagement levels with its inflight magazine. It had discovered that people on its flights spent less than 3% of their time in the air flicking through the magazine and less than 11% could even remember what they’d read.

The New Now: Does Emotion Tracking Liberate or Stifle Marketing & Advertising Creativity?

Advertising Week | Posted 04.02.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Martin Boddy, CEO, Jaywing Emotion tracking is the hot topic on everyone’s lips in ad land right now. Some are sceptical; some are diving in he...

Could We Be Reborn?

James Stoddah | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science
James Stoddah

We humans are fascinating. Our genetic code, which is stored in our DNA, contains about 1.5 gigabytes of information - enough to fit on a standard DVD...

Open Data Roundtables: Using Government Data as a National Resource

Joel Gurin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Joel Gurin

These Roundtables are being held at a time when new uses for government data are being developed almost daily. New and established businesses are finding novel ways to use data on weather, finance, demographics, energy, and more.

Educationists and Economists

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I used to work part time in England, and I've traveled around the world a good bit speaking about evidence-based reform in education and related topic...

Rawhide Infographic Campaign Puts Teen Issues in Limelight

Katherine Du | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Katherine Du

Rawhide Boys Ranch, a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth, has garnered soaring viewership for its infographic camp...

Why Research Should Drive The Creative Process

Advertising Week | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Ivan Imhoff, Managing Director, House of Kaizen Marketing, creative and brands teams believe that developing creative is an inspired activity, an...

Why Won't Bernie Sanders Support Edward Snowden?

Taylor Gipple | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

I'm not surprised that none of the candidates have spoken in favor of Snowden, but I just thought that if there was someone who would stand up for him, it would be Bernie Sanders.

Think Utah Solved Homelessness? Think Again

Kevin Corinth | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Kevin Corinth

Utah has reportedly reduced chronic homelessness by 91 percent over the past decade, and the state now serves as the country's poster child for how to...

Using Visuals to Enhance Your Credibility

Randy Krum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Randy Krum

Infographics and visuals have become the lifeblood of storytellers, be it marketers, professors, presenters, etc. They are constantly battling short attention spans, information overload, and little vested interest from their audience.

Taking Tests 2.34 Percent of School Time: Too Little or Too Much?

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.26.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is shifting state accountability systems away from test-driven academic performance toward a balance between academic and non-academic factors.

Using Corporate Purpose to Enhance Brand & Evolve Your GR Strategy

Laura Cox Kaplan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Laura Cox Kaplan

The political dynamics of the 2016 presidential election are as intriguing as any we've seen. Extreme dissatisfaction on the part of the electorate--b...

The Forgotten

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ancient myths tell us that we become truly teachable only in suffering enough defeat. As students, what we know is much less a statement about how enlightened we are, then it is a testimony of gratitude to have been blessed by the boundlessness of the journey.

Are Big Data Career Paths Attracting More Women to Tech?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

The famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said: "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger." While this quote holds an enormous am...

Why Transparency Is Transformative

Paul Massey | Posted 02.14.2016 | Impact
Paul Massey

We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.

Progress in Building Trust in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.11.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Last night, the U.S. House passed the Senate-amended version of the Judicial Redress Act, now headed to President Obama for signature. Progress on this front matters.

New Study Reveals Youth Could Have Significant Impact on 2016 Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races.