Study: Long-held view of ‘bell curve’ in performance measurement proven flawed…
“All five of our studies suggest that organizational success depends on tending to the few who fall at the ‘tails’ of this distribution, rather than worrying too much about the productivity of the ‘necessary many’ in the middle,” Herman Aguinis said of Indiana University.
“A new showing that 51 percent of recent college graduates were employed full-time struck many as a low total, but it represents an improvement over last year. The Rutgers University Worktrends report released Thursday found that 6 percent were unemployed and 6 percent were working part-time while actively seeking full-time jobs. The remainder were either pursuing additional education or training, not looking for work or were engaged in volunteer activities.” Source: By Janice Podsada, The Hartford Courant.
GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS TO EXPAND
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Some note that Harry S. Dent is a glass is empty kind of futurist, although he correctly pointed out the crash of 2008 – 2009 more correctly then not, with his focus on demographic challenges we all face as we move towards 2015. “The Dent Method is a long term economic forecasting technique based on the study of and changes in demographic trends and their impact on our economy. As the only documented record of success at forecasting long term economic trends, The Dent Method works by showing how predictable consumer spending patterns combined with demographic trends allow us to forecast the economy years or even decades in advance.”
Douglass Lodmell interviews well-known author, economist and demographic expert, Harry S. Dent, Jr. This encompassing discussion touches on the chances for a global recovery, inflation, deflation, asset prices and Harry’s prediction from a demographic standpoint of the stock market. Harry also makes a specific prescription for surviving the coming crash and even thriving through it.
Oxford and Harvard Professor Presents:
Financial Thought Leader Niall Ferfuson
We (US) got ourselves out of the mess but now into the fire as public debt doubled since 2008
“Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — call them the 6 killer apps — that promote wealth, stability and innovation.”
“According to the Netcraft Web Server Survey, till September 2011 around 485,173,671 websites are available on world wide web. There has been an increase of nearly 4.8% over last month. Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England. It provides web server and web hosting market-share analysis.” Source >>>>
What is next for the Internet?
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and one of the founders of the Internet, talks about the 3 big issues facing the Internet and some of the exciting developments happening now.
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