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Posted by TallyFox on 21 July 2015
Ask different people what are the top skills of modern leaders and you will get different answers. Much has been said about the importance of leaders and leaderships, but most agree on these fundamental leadership traits of top leaders: Establishing an environment of mutual trust Creating a culture of care, support and encouragement Focusing on clear vision and goals While all leaders strive to meet the highest of standards, leaders do come in different shapes, personalities, sexes, and experience levels. But winning at leadership takes practise, which is precisely why the latest Gallup’s State of the American Manager report shows these sobering numbers: (...
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Posted by TallyFox on 15 July 2015
In the recent years, more and more VC firms are interested in the European startup scene.  With 581,000 new companies founded last year (more than one a minute), the UK is becoming one of the most prominent startup ecosystems in Europe. But London isn’t the only tech hub, the tech scene is also booming in Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton and other cities.  Below you can see the figures from StartUp Britain's report:  The UK is becoming a nation of entrepreneurs with thriving entrepreneurial spirit. Many of today’s companies grew or were born in tech incubators or accelerators. Starting a business today is easier and quicker (and cheaper) thanks to...
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Posted by TallyFox on 30 June 2015
When Arthur Tansley, a British botanist, gave a definition of an ecosystem, he probably didn’t think that he would be also describing and predicting a strategic planning model called a business ecosystem. Even though this concept is not new today, as it was first mentioned in a 1993 Harvard Business review article, it is now, in the 21 century, that businesses realise that creating a business ecosystem or being a part of one is what is necessary to succeed. The key catalyst of the development of business ecosystems was technology. Digitization, connectivity, and new models of collaboration have reshaped the core structures of the industrial economy, as many boundaries blur and dissolve...
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Posted by TallyFox on 24 June 2015
Knowledge is a critical asset. Tools and platforms that encourage creation and dissemination of knowledge empower all of us to collaborate and communicate productively. As time goes on and business landscape changes, individuals, teams and businesses are looking for ways to invent new knowledge and reuse a body of knowledge, but do you understand what is knowledge sharing? We seek Anywhere and Anytime in business.  Networking and exchanging ideas is possible due to technology and seamless access to valuable data and content. How? Anywhere and Anytime are achievable within open virtual environment. Knowledge networks are the virtual environments that enable result-driven...
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Posted by TallyFox on 12 June 2015
If you are a part of a business oriented social network such as LinkedIn or a  knowledge network, such as The Water Network, as a user, you strive to network with people from your goal group.   SmartMatchPro™is our proprietary algorithm which makes that possible by suggesting people and content relevant to you, using a mix of industry expertise and experience, personal interests, geography or community engagement.   How exactly does it work? SmartMatchPro™ includes multiple vocabularies and facets and learns from user’s input, what they do or don’t do, and rates its relevancy.   If something was or wasn’t relevant, SmartMatchPro™ will...
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Posted by TallyFox on 03 June 2015
A vibrant tech culture is growing in France - the increasing number of start-ups are participating in major international accelerators and more and more start-ups are exploring both Silicon Valley and other international markets.  In the last couple of years, things have started to accelerate in the French start-up scene.  Moreover, with 1000startups project, initiated by one of the famous French entrepreneur Xavier Niel, the city of Paris will house the world's largest digital business incubator in 2016. But, if you want to start up business in France, where should you start? Which incubators can empower your idea?  Several French incubators have gained a good reputation...
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Posted by TallyFox on 29 May 2015
It can be said that modern world sees collaborative knowledge as one of the measures of company’s performance and that by improving collaboration, the performance will improve as well. But,  is there a faster and more efficient way of improving performance? Yes! The answer lies in creating teams and virtual communities which share the same goals: ·         Exchanging ideas ·         Solving the existing situation or a given task ·         Improving business efficiency Virtual Communities There are different virtual communities as they can be...
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Posted by TallyFox on 22 May 2015
Many characteristics define a successful business, such as an innovative approach, a definable, unique strategy, strong leadership, creative intelligence, trust, the company’s culture, creative and out-of-the box employees, and collaborative teamwork and development.  For small, middle-sized and large businesses, it’s equally important to create a team of professionals who understand the value of communication and collaboration. Building an environment of trust within a team, and empowering collaboration, is paramount. These days, companies and organizations put an increased value on virtual teamwork to get the job done - companies are bringing together a diverse team of highly...
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Posted by TallyFox on 20 May 2015
Competitive pressure and economy have changed the ways of doing business. These ongoing changes put an increased value on various people skills, such as emotional intelligence. Highlighting the importance of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and collaboration, emotional intelligence has drawn a lot of attention in the recent years. Companies today see emotional competence as a differentiating quality between mediocre leaders and the best. Innovative Intelligence is, on the other hand, a new construct.  New emerging technologies, dynamic economy and global competition emphasize the importance of innovation for the success of  business...
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Posted by TallyFox on 15 May 2015
Austria has developed a dynamic startup scene, especially in Linz and Vienna, a city that has all the components a startup needs. Many great startups and innovative business ideas have emerged in the recent years, such as Runtastic, Kochabo, mySugr, Codeship, and Play.fm, to name a few. While the Austrian educational system and government grants attracted many young entrepreneurs, public and private incubators are making a great impact on startup economy in the country.  If you are interested in the start-up community in Austria, see the list of the incubators that drive young entrepreneurs to proceed with their innovative ideas.      i5invest, a part of the...

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