Monday Mar 04, 2013

Profit Briefing: Leadership, Education, and Horse Meat

Wherein managers find inner peace, the cloud becomes a critical part of primary education, and tainted meat supplies underscore the challenges of maintaining quality control in a dispersed supply chain.











Leadership: Be Mindful of...Well, Everything
"According to Harvard professor Bill George, mindful leaders “'end to be more effective in understanding and relating to others, and motivating them toward shared goals. Hence, they become more effective in leadership roles.'" Get tips for becoming a more mindful leader. Learning is Forever

Education: Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud
From Sugata Mitra, the winner of the 2013 TED Prize "makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud." Ted

Supply Chain: Horse meat found in IKEA meatballs
The unfolding horse-meat scandal in Europe is partly a result of a complex supply chain. "In the age of the multiple-use factory, as well as meat sourcing from a multitude of suppliers, the European experience may not be unique." USA Today

Mobile: Girls 'bigger smartphone users than boys'
"Girls aged between seven and 15 are more likely to own a smartphone than boys and 45 per cent of girls say they use a smartphone every day, compared with 35 per cent of boys." The Telegraph

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