How Will You Measure Your Life?

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See on Scoop.itDesigning design thinking driven operations

Before I published The Innovator’s Dilemma, I got a call from Andrew Grove, then the chairman of Intel. He had read one of my early papers about disruptive technology, and he asked if I could talk to his direct reports and explain my research and what it implied for Intel. Excited, I flew to Silicon Valley and showed up at the appointed time, only to have Grove say, “Look, stuff has happened. We have only 10 minutes for you.

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The Next Wave in Call Center Technology

The Next Wave in Call Center Technology

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Intruiging post: Don’t expect customer service from a US health insurance company

Found at Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Don’t expect customer service from your health insurance company.

California PPOs received low ratings for various quality measures – especially customer service according to a new report released by the state’s Department of Insurance. The six largest PPOs who provide coverage for 2.2 million of California’s 2.6 million PPO members were rated on a four-star scale judging various measures. For customer service, all of the companies received a “1″ except for Aetna which received a “2.”

http://www.serviceuntitled.com/health-insurance-company-cusotmer-service/2010/11/22/

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Reading Bruce Nussbaum’s The Future of Design Stanford Conference @BusinessWeek

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Found at a The Future of Design Stanford Conference – BusinessWeek.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 19, 2010

I’m going to give a 5 minute talk on the future of design on Friday to spark conversation within a terrific group of design thinkers from around the world. Banny Banerjee, director of the Stanford Design Program is putting it on. I first met Banny at a conference in India put on by the National Institutes of Design.

Here are my thoughts on where Design/Thinking is going and should be going—and what is needed to get there. They are designed to provoke. Let me know what you think.

To be continued at http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/NussbaumOnDesign/archives/2010/03/the_future_of_d.html

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Recommended: Fresh Fairs (2)

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The Lucie Foundation is excited to bring you the second installment of Fresh Fairs, a unique photography fair with exhibitions blending the represented and unrepresented, an exclusive portfolio review with top photography experts, and critical conversations through discussions with pivotal members of the photography community all taking place in April during the Month of Photography Los Angeles. We invite you to submit for consideration for the juried exhibition component, or the juried portfolio review. Check out Freshfairs.com for more information. Submission deadline is March 19, 2010.
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Recommended: 5 Insightful TED Talks on Social Media

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Found at http://mashable.com/2010/02/08/ted-talks-social-meida/

The 2010 Technology Entertainment Design conference will be kicking off tomorrow in Long Beach, California, bringing the leading minds of many fields together to talk shop about innovation, change, and what the future holds.

As social media has become a game changer for industries across the board, you can bet the experts at this year’s TED conference will have their sights set on peeling back the hype and getting at the core of what social technology has in store for this year and beyond.

To be continued at http://mashable.com/2010/02/08/ted-talks-social-meida/

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Watching video: Richard Florida about the creative class (and that’s where u problably belong to)

Author Richard Florida spells out about how the “creative class” is transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life in “San Diego‘s Forum on the Future,” sponsored by the San Diego Regional..

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