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Even though terrorism poses an increasing threat to multinational companies, corporate leaders can thwart attacks by learning to navigate the complexities of foreign governments, social unrest, and cultural dissonance.
• Covers different operational environments
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In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world’s persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own.
Technologists and policy-makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement, they exuberantly tout technology’s boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies from the Internet to the iPhone, from Google to Facebook but in that same period, the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13%, only to rise in the recent recession. So, a golden age of innovation in the world’s most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill.
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An international security expert shows how competitive organizations can get—and stay—ahead by thinking like their adversaries
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You Can Be Found – Everyone Has Equal Opportunity – It’s Not Rocket Science Are you ready to get found on Google, Facebook, Mobile Phones, and more? These are exciting times to be marketing and growing our businesses on the internet and we’re going to show you how to win by Playing Google’s Game! You can do it yourself, or use this book to arm yourself with enough information to find the best website designer for your business. The knowledge you gain here will allow you to join conversations and participate with the professionals that you hire to support your internet marketing strategy. My first book written in 2008, Get Top Ranking On Google…., was born from notes to friends and colleagues—sharing simple tips and techniques that I had learned from the SEO School of Hard Knocks—while bootstrapping my patented products on a very tight budget. By tight budget – I mean free. Unfortunately I had spent all of my money setting up manufacturing and had nothing left for marketing. Big mistake! However, it taught me how to use these free internet platforms, like Google Search, to grow my business. Everything I talk about in this book is Free! While there are many new concepts in this book, all of the tips in my first book are still valid – even surviving all of the latest changes Google has made to their rules. In fact, if people would have followed the advice in my first book, they would not have been penalized by Google’s latest updates. How is that possible? Because I don’t chase the latest fads. I stick to the fundamentals. Google has not changed their fundamental mission to provide the best quality websites to their searchers. The only thing that has changed is how they identify which websites are quality and which ones are not. The book you have in your hand today draws from 25 years of business consulting; learning from my successes and challenges – from my business, students, clients, readers, partners, friends, and colleagues. Through them, I continually gather intelligence for my own businesses and for you. I’m happy to share these secrets with you in this book and on the www.PlayGooglesGame.com blog. There are quite a number of books written on this subject by techies and programmers – for other techies and programmers. My objective is to bring simple, easy to understand tips to the average business leader, using layman’s terms versus technical jargon. Most importantly, I saw a need to explain internet marketing from a business perspective – using real world examples. My goal is not to turn my readers or students into website designers. We all have businesses to run, right? The goal is to give you enough information so that you can find a good website designer and internet marketer. Once you find a good website designer, you will be able to have a meaningful two-way conversation with them, so you can participate in building a website that is suitable for growing your business. How could anyone design a good website for you without your active participation? No one knows your business like you do. I have seen far too many times where the business owner did not participate and ended up with a “cookie cutter” website that had little to do with their business growth plans – after all, you are the expert in your field, right? Once your website is set up properly, you or your staff will be able to continue to create the new and interesting content that Google rewards. My wish is for you is that you gain enough knowledge from this book to enable you to hire the best website designer or internet marketer your budget will allow, and to give you the skills to boost your online business growth. Most good internet marketing companies and website designers appreciate an educated client. After all, you know your business best, and they would want to see you succeed. Enjoy! I wish you fun and prosperity online! Greg
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With an emphasis on peer–produced content and collaboration, Wikipedia exemplifies a departure from traditional management and organizational models. This iconic "project" has been variously characterized as a hive mind and an information revolution, attracting millions of new users even as it has been denigrated as anarchic and plagued by misinformation. Have Wikipedia's structure and inner workings promoted its astonishing growth and enduring public relevance?
In Common Knowledge?, Dariusz Jemielniak draws on his academic expertise and years of active participation within the Wikipedia community to take readers inside the site, illuminating how it functions and deconstructing its distinctive organization. Against a backdrop of misconceptions about its governance, authenticity, and accessibility, Jemielniak delivers the first ethnography of Wikipedia, revealing that it is not entirely at the mercy of the public: instead, it balances open access and power with a unique bureaucracy that takes a page from traditional organizational forms. Along the way, Jemielniak incorporates fascinating cases that highlight the tug of war among the participants as they forge ahead in this pioneering environment.