Archive for May, 2015

Half of UK homes turn to tablets

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years with more than half of UK homes now owning one.

Source: consumers.ofcom.org.uk

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32 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Think digital marketing ROI is elusive? It’s time to think again as these 32 B2B digital marketing case studies provide some inspiring successes!

Source: www.businessesgrow.com

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Apple replaces Google as world’s most valuable brand | News | Research

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Apple has seen a 67% year-on-year rise in its brand value to reach $247bn, according to the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list.

Source: www.research-live.com

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Bias in the spotlight: change blindness | Comment | Research

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Change blindness describes how we miss change that takes place when we look briefly away from a scene. Crawford Hollingworth describes the implications in his latest blog on behavioural biases.

Source: www.research-live.com

Very good article and video examples. The image that flickers is particularly tough. The ‘whodunnit’ shows just how hard it is to spot changes even when we are looking for them. 

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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

Friday, May 15th, 2015

With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging back into leadership development after the down-years of the recession. In 2013, companies spent an estimated worldwide total of US$45.5 billion on education for leaders at all levels.

Source: knowledge.insead.edu

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Post-mortem for the pollsters | News | Research

Friday, May 8th, 2015

‘A terrible night for us pollsters’ according to YouGov’s CEO Stephan Shakespeare. With the General Election exit polls, and eventual outcome, taking many by surprise, the focus today has turned to the polling.

Source: www.research-live.com

The political pollsters get it wrong again is the cry. The final polls detected an incorrect swing. There are many questions to be answered on how this type of polling is done as this article suggests. Many others appear to have misread this general election too though. Are there some fundamental, basic principles at work here in terms of human behaviour though? However hard we may try to decipher likely behaviour – and remove bias through sampling techniques and methodologies – we still often find a great difference between what people say and what they do. 

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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the New York Times that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich friendship as Goleman became involved over the years in arranging a series of what he calls “extended dialogues” between the Buddhist spiritual leader and researchers in fields ranging from ecology to neuroscience. Over the next 30 years, as Goleman has pursued his own work as a psychologist and business thinker, he has come to see the Dalai Lama as a highly uncommon leader. And so he was understandably delighted when, on the occasion of his friend’s 80th birthday, he was asked to write a book describing the Dalai Lama’s compassionate approach to addressing the world’s most intractable problems.

 

Source: hbr.org

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Bias in the spotlight: inattentional blindness | Comment | Research

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Crawford Hollingworth turns his focus to inattentional blindness in his fifth blog in the series looking at behavioural economic biases.

Source: www.research-live.com

What do you see in these ads? Don’t read the article first!

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How Big Data and the Internet of Things Create Smart Cities

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Internet of Things may be giving over to the Internet of Everything as more and more uses are dreamed up for the new wave of Smart Cities.
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Source: www.datasciencecentral.com

Fascinating to see how data is being used to make cities better for their residents.

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