Posts Categorized: Business

Textbook Costs up over 800% since 1978

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Boundless is a service hoping to combat the high cost of textbooks, driven by the oligopoly enjoyed by the text publishing industry. As this article points out, 80% of all college texts are published by just 4 companies – Pearson, Cengage, Wiley and McGraw-Hill:   http://blog.boundless.com/2013/04/the-cost-of-textbooks-is-too-damn-high-so-boundless-made-free-ones/?/   Please contribute additional comments and links on the […]

The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn

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The future of the tech industry: Buy your own or universal access | LinkedIn. Courtesy of the “Technology-Using Professors” group on LinkedIn.com, this short article discusses the possibilities provided by a “sharing” economy. Citing examples of direct sharing services like Airbnb and Uber, free Wi-Fi provided by communication companies and businesses and other examples of […]

Mangos – Final Project

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Jan Mangos  Title: The Past and Future of New Product Development – Edsels to iPads Class: MAR 2011 (Principles of Marketing). On-ground format. Time Frame: Evening Class Introduction: New product development (NPD) is an integral part of the study of Marketing, and students seem to enjoy the topic. It’s a consideration of the past, present, […]

Google Car

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Introductory Video Shoot a video introducing the topic and provide purpose of lesson. Create accounts with YouTube Capture and Amara.org. You Tube Capture allows sharing of video, and Amara allows captioning. Word 2013 will allow translation of text into multiple languages, so that it can be copied and pasted into Amara captioning. Introduction Google Inc. announced […]

Best Buy’s Website is Trying to Take on Amazon

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Thanks to Jan Mangos for this post: In Business, we’re deep into the study of amazon as the “retail disrupter.” A disrupter is a power so big and so strong that it can forever change the face of an industry.  Best Buy, along with other retailers, has been suffering because it could not adjust its […]

The Lean Startup

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I’ve been reading business books this summer as I try to update the curriculum for Digital Industry Practices. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries finally got me to understand concepts like ‘minimum viable project’ and ‘fast iteration’ that I hear my web developer friends talking about so often. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous […]

Big Changes at Google (Not Really)

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Google has made some big (not!) changes to their logo. (Hey- when you have billions in the bank, you can do this at will). Hear the radio story at: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/final-note/google-gets-makeover

Puzzle of Motivation

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This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business.  I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

What does it mean to be poor in America?

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Although the United States ranks among the most developed countries in the world and it is, perhaps, the richest nation on the planet, many people still live in poverty. The following infographic summarizes the meaning of poverty in the United States. Andy Warner, the author, mines data compiled by the Bureau of Census. http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/10/07/poverty-explained/