The discipline of economics has a high level of intellectual status, even hegemony, in today’s social sciences — especially in universities in the United States. It also has a very specific set of defining models and theories that distinguish between “good” and “bad” economics. This situation suggests two topics for research: how did political economy and its successors ascend to this position of prestige in the social sciences?
There are few expressions that annoy me more than 'hard working people' - and few that we hear more in the current political climate. There are so many things wrong with it that it's hard to know where to start...
What is 'work'?
That the first question for me. What is 'work'? What does it mean to work 'hard'? Is paid work the only work that counts - because that's the way that it often sounds.
Continuing work on my 5th competency: Servant Leadership in Technology Facilitation and Collaboration.
Elliott, M. A. (2007). Stigmergic collaboration: A theoretical framework for mass collaboration (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Melbourne, 2007). Retrieved from http://mark-elliott.net/blog/?page_id=24
Notes (instead of a summary)
This work is incredible, detailed, and presented in an attractive way. I feel that I can't do it justice, but here are a few notes.
Does Your Boss Care About You?
More specifically, does your boss, or company as a whole, care about your state of mind? About your levels of motivation and engagement?
I can only assume, from both personal experiences and from numerous recent studies into the high levels of disengagement and demotivation of employees in businesses, that the answer is generally a resounding "No!".
Recently in Stockholm we launched perhaps the ultimate Print on Demand Publishing solution. Meganews is a revolutionary new concept which brings magazines to consumers.
The Meganews concept
Meganews is an unmanned newspaper vending machine with internet access that prints, in real-time, a copy of the magazine you have selected. You purchase your magazine through screens on the kiosk and pay by credit card.
My father was a hard-ass, a Southern version of the Red Forman-type made popular in That 70's Show. I grew up, then, in a "no excuses" environment rooted in the 1950s work ethic my father personified. *
Mine was a working-class background: My paternal grandfather (for whom I was named) ran the small-town gas station where I grew up, and my maternal grandfather worked in the yarn mills in the hills of North Carolina.
Let’s face it: Most of us in the U.S. live in world revolving around two broadband poles. We have access to cheap, plentiful bandwidth at home, and we have access to cheap, plentiful bandwidth at work. But everywhere in between broadband access is often limited, expensive or not available at all.
Yet at any given locale in any populated area of the U.S.
Before I get into the actual HOW-TO part, let me reiterate another perspective as to why current BPM approaches and/or BPMS are so lacking. Rather than being upset about my critical observations, the BPM community should use the opportunity for discussion (TED: Dare to Disagree) and try to validate and prove BPM theory. Therefore I do not understand the lack of response after I provided a simple formula two years ago as to…
Which uses more electricity: the iPhone in your pocket, or the refrigerator humming in your kitchen? Hard as it might be to believe, the answer is probably the iPhone. As you can read in a post on a new report by Mark Mills — the CEO of the Digital Power Group, a tech- and investment-advisory firm — a medium-size refrigerator that qualifies for the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating will use about 322 kW-h a year.