Fresh Pick of the Day, July 28, 2014: “New research shows one big reason to be nice to others” – From Stanford University

From Stanford University – “A growing body of research has identified one reliable path to greater personal happiness: engaging in a rewarding activity — particularly one that involves doing something nice for someone else. Acts of kindness not only benefit the recipient….”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 24, 2014: “Start-up advice -How to balance making a difference with making a profit”

From Washington Post – “Many believe social entre­pre­neur­ship means neglecting the bottom line and profit margins. Michaels says that doesn’t have to be the case.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 23, 2014: “Understanding cloud computing”

From FT.com – “How can you regulate cloud computing? With data centres spread across the world, just how important are national laws and, crucially, how is it possible nowadays to determine just who controls your data?”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 22, 2014: “What marketers need to know about the emerging discipline of service design”

From Marketing Magazine – “Essentially, service design is about fusing a brand’s ‘top down’ commercial value-driven perspective; what it stands for, what customers can expect from it, with ‘bottom-up’ emotionally-driven insight into more fundamental human motivation and needs. The aim is to help brands come up with ways of engaging consumers so that their needs and expectations are met in new and sometimes unexpected ways.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 21, 2014: “How to Write a Killer Sales Email”

From Inc Magazine – “Customers are more likely to respond to emails that are short, sweet, and get right to the point.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 18, 2014: “Here’s one way to fix boring meetings” from Washington Post

From Washington Post – “A new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that when people stand during meetings, they appeared more excited by their work, acted less territorial about their ideas, and interacted better as a team.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 17, 2014: “The Faulty ‘Mental Models’ That Lead to Poor Disaster Preparation”

From Knowledge@Wharton -“Meyer —  co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center — and his colleagues find that most people fail to adequately understand the threats they face as a result of natural and other disasters, and often those poor “mental models” lead to insufficient preparation.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 15, 2014: “FT series -A world without water”

From FT.com – “The marginal cost of water is rising around the world,” says Christopher Gasson, publisher of Global Water Intelligence. “Previously, water was treated as a free raw material. Now, companies are realising it can damage their brand, their credibility, their credit rating and their insurance costs. That applies to a computer chipmaker and a food company as much as a power generator or a petrochemicals company.”

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