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Chicago to get hyper-connected under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan | World news | guardian.co.uk
Practical: "Washington is not moving, Springfield, our state capital, is not moving. I cannot tie this city's – my city's – future to that dysfunction
chicago  mayor  future  infrastructure  global  strategy  education  wifi  internet  valueprop  2ghcj 
july 2012
Business Insider
LinkedIn: the Apple of social networks? Interesting business [stats]
linkedin  firm  profit  comparison  facebook  business  Statistics  q3  2012  revenue  2csra 
july 2012
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine / Start It Up
5 solid how-to tactics for competing w more
powerful rivals + examples
entrepreneur  tactic  Competition  brand  Enterprise  marketing  online  2csra  strategy 
july 2012
How to prune your Twitter following
Highlights 3 Twitter tools to help you manage your "following" [eliminate deadbeats]
twitter  social  media  business  management  tool  community  howto  google  plus  Platform  google+ 
july 2012
The Self-Service Triple Crown: Social Media, Mobile and PFM - Bank Technology News Article
3 leading edge tech offers: social, mobile & PFM (personal financial management); mentions key vendors
bank  Financialservices  q1  2011  technology  social  business  mobile  PFM  vision  customer  vendor 
july 2012
The Financial Services Club's Blog
Blog covers emerging trends in financial services, esp. banking & insurance
Financialservices  blog  bank  insurance  future  strategy  uk  europe  asia  vision  pfacfg 
july 2012
The Financial Services Club's Blog: Barclays advert
;^) priceless photo with a thick slice of dry British wit on LIBOR manipulation scandal Thx @chris_skinner #fb
bank  humor  irony  uk  barlcays  scandal  photo  libor  q3  2012  2csra 
july 2012
Mobile Banking, Social Media Shaping Channel Strategies at First Tennessee - Bank Systems & Technology
Bank CMO discusses retail customer adoption of mobile banking, social media; cites successes at engaging new bank customers
mobile  bank  Financialservices  2010  q4  executive  pointofview  adoption  retail  customer  trend  debit  credit  card  2csra  acquisition 
july 2012
Why Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google Are Winning Mobile and Social Media Mind Share - American Banker Article
Posits that banks' strongest competitors in mobile payments may be Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon: strong technologies & relationships
bank  Financialservices  retail  mobile  apple  google  facebook  amazon  tablet  phone  payment  relationship  competition  analysis  2csra 
july 2012
IBM - Banking - Blog
Nascent banking blog features off-the-cuff thought leadership by bank-focused IBMers
banking  blog  professionalservices  hightech  ibm  Financialservices 
july 2012
FINS: Facebook to Launch Job Postings Board--Sources - WSJ.com
Facebook reportedly dips toes into business/employment service w imminent job board offering #fb
facebook  linkedin  employment  jobs  service  feature  government  q3  2012  enterprise  recruitment  business  2csra 
july 2012
A Bruised Iceland Heals Amid Europe's Malaise - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Checking on on Iceland's progress; acute part of recovery done, uncertainty around medium term
economy  iceland  crisis  recovery  government  q3  2012  analysis  employment  management  legal  bank  2ghcj 
july 2012
Why Modern Innovation Traffics in Trifles - WSJ.com
Interesting rationale for the current Zeitgeist of innovation: uses Maslow's pyramid to explain the nature of innovations
maslow  adoption  history  technology  innovation  entrepreneur  stage  framework  insight  pointofview 
july 2012
America’s Last Stimulus: 5 Ways to Use Europe's Crisis to Create US Jobs
Acerbic & on the mark about the U.S. economy; scrape off the cultural mold; there's good bread underneath
usa  economy  eurozone  humor  china  policy  government  globalization  manufacturing  employment  2ghcj 
july 2012
Welcome - Next Door ™
State Farm pilot project for community hangout with financial advisors & classes in Chicago
insurance  innovation  chicago  Financialservices  advisor  community  cafe  cowork 
july 2012
Retail renaissance | The Economist
Predicts rapid innovation and disruption in "banking": startups, retailers, crossborder players; wealth management/investment bank crossover; big data
banking  research  report  international  global  financialservices  retail  internet  consumer  mobile  asia  wealth  management  europe  emea  americas  usa  future  disruption  startup  siliconvalley  innovation  Cross-border  big  data  branch 
july 2012
Libya election surreal for twice-jailed writer | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Libyan dissident's reflections on many years of emprisonment & today's election
libya  election  q3  2012  dissident  reflection  history  gaddafi  protest  politics  2ghcj  liban 
july 2012
Navigating the Product Mindset
Study analyzes customer and manufacturer attitudes toward green, safety, cost & innovation
manufacturing  cpg  global  consumer  producer  analysis  study  research  india  germany  usa  china  innovation  green  environment  safety 
july 2012
10 Best Printers for Macs — TechPatio
Short reviews of several Mac-friendly printers
macosx  monochrome  printer  review  apple 
july 2012
Is Your Data Safe in Evernote? | Michael Hyatt
Excellent security explanation & how-tos from Evernote power user; good links, too #fb
evernote  software  cloud  application  howto  guide  security  blog  reference  document  iphone  laptop  exceptional  privacy 
july 2012
Schubert|it PDF Browser Plugin
Apparently Apple discontinued in-browser pdf viewing, so you need this now; step backwards
macosx  pdf  plugin  software  viewer  10.7  lion  apple  adobe 
july 2012
Is Sebastian Thrun's Udacity the future of higher education? - CNN.com
"Top 400 students online outperformed Stanford's students; #401 was the top Stanford student" Thx @roxana_vergara
udacity  disruption  science  mathematics  engineering  Technology  Education  Stanford  2ghcj  higher 
july 2012
The LIBOR affair: Banksters | The Economist
Explains 2 facets of bank deception & need 4 reform; billions in lawsuits imminent; possible regulator complicity
barclays  bank  scandal  LIBOR  cartel  UK  USA  Japan  Switzerland  Europe  Q3  2012  legal  executive  regulator  Financialservices  2csra 
july 2012
X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Has His Eyes on the Future | Wired Science | Wired.com
Mind-expanding, inspiring Peter Diamandis interview: gr8 vision for Knowledge Economy, tech & space
innovation  prize  space  science  future  siliconvalley  nasa  interview  tourism  private  travel  vision 
july 2012
INFOGRAPHIC: Scoring Klout: The Inside Scoop on the Web's Hottest Measure of Social Influence
Why I unplugged Klout: epitomizes shallow pop culture #socialmedia "metrics" Thx @charleshgreen #fb
klout  measurement  social  media  consumer  b2c  linkedin  facebook  twitter  foursquare  influence  brand  2csra  geosocial 
july 2012
Sleazy money - The Daily
Double std: major corp. wrongdoing begets wristslap fines, no real punishment #pluscachange Thx @charleshgreen
trust  integrity  legal  pharma  healthcare  fine  penalty  executive  2csra  Financialservices 
july 2012
Obama knocks China trade policy, Romney on campaign tour | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Hoping that Romney lives by his criticism of Obama's "convenient stops in swing states": it'd be so refreshing to see politics not as usual
obama  romney  politics  ohio  automotive  bailout  china  trade  2ghcj 
july 2012
Monday’s MusingAvoiding Social Media Fatigue Through Engagement : Enterprise Irregulars
Short riff on social business adoption; how early adopters are fatigued ("socialed out" ;^) - doesn't address solutions [snr]
social  media  business  network  adoption  disillusionment  cycle  pointofview  2csra  2012  q2  2blog 
july 2012
Reputation Recovery | Trusted Advisor
Trust can't be "created," it's earned by action: "Spin is not the solution; spin is the problem" cc/@charleshgreen [sbs]
reputation  publicrelations  trust  transparency  truth  2csra  pointofview 
july 2012
ScienceDaily: Social Psychology News
News mashup of social/evoluationary psychology research
social  evolution  Psychology  news  mashup 
july 2012
The Sales Professional’s Independence Day & Bill of Rights | This Day in Sales
Salesman's reflections on "independence" and dignity; how it helped him sell more and be happier
sales  b2b  psychology  employee  client  story  career  reflection  independence  insurance  advertising  humor  philosophy 
july 2012
Trio of top central banks leap into action in sign of alarm | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Instead of throwing good $€£ after bad, reset expectations w voters; markets largely get that there'll be no improvements for a while; now voters
central  bank  ecb  boj  q3  2012  recession  boe  2blog 
july 2012
Twitter Unlinks From LinkedIn - Forbes
LinkedIn-Twitter break off their tweets'-updates' compatibility; Twitter struggling to lock on in business model
linkedin  twitter  news  q3  2012  competition  integration  2csra 
july 2012
LinkedIn: Twitter won’t share, so use LinkedIn to tweet instead | VentureBeat
Twitter-LinkedIn rivalry & thirst for eyeballs led to their decision to break integration
linkedin  twitter  integration  siliconvalley  advertising  Business_model  competition  q3  2012  news 
july 2012
Finns, Dutch cast first doubt on euro zone deal | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
there's no bottom in this market until pols & ppl give up fantasizing and restructure their economies to make them good investments
2blog  eurozone  accountability 
july 2012
With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape - TechCrunch
solid coverage and links: poses the right question: how can msft monetize yammer & Skype when they've both been nominally successful?
yammer  microsoft  acquisition  q2  2012  enterprise  collaboration  news  skype  strategy  software  oracle  ibm  2blog 
july 2012
The psychology of discounting: Something doesn’t add up | The Economist
How poor math skills lead people to pay more; how retailers capitalize w complex pricing models
promotion  discount  analysis  mathematics  customer  consumer  retail  ecommerce  complexity  household  budget  pricing  fractions 
july 2012
Illinois majority wants pension reform, new Ipsos survey finds - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's poll finds support for tweaking Illinois pensions, which are HUGELY underfunded ($83B, ~40%); note healthcare "option"
usa  illinois  state  pension  healthcare  fund  bankruptcy  poll  employee 
july 2012
html - CSS Cell Margin - Stack Overflow
Applying margin on any side of a table cell independently via inline css
wordpress  css  table  padding  margin  tool 
july 2012
Merkel seen as big loser in euro zone showdown | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Slippery slope: weaker economies have license to bankrupt Germany; note lack of coop. spirit, doesn't bode well
germany  merkel  france  hollande  italy  summit  spain  2ghcj  eurozone  politics  competition 
july 2012
5 years later: 8 iPhone-bashing pundits repent - InfoWorld
Amusing & revealing post contrasting pundits' 2007 iPhone fail predictions and how they respond today #fb
iphone  pundit  prediction  2007  2012  anniversary  mobile  carrier  telecom  microsoft  reputation  trust  analyst  humor  history  apple  ipod 
june 2012
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