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Great Innovation Requires Great Teams, Candor, and Acceptance of Mistakes

by: John Caddell

While preparing yesterday's post on the business value of dissent, I stumbled upon some research by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson on team learning. The research centered on explaining a paradox--why in her studies did excellent teams make more errors than poor teams?

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UK Research about Pensions

by: Dick Stroud

The figures published by the Office of National Statistics about UK pension trends make sobering reading. About two thirds of pensioner households received private pension incomes in 2005/06, but 40% of pensioner couples, 55% of single men and 61% of single women pensioners have an annual private pension income of less than £1,000.

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Serious Games Predict Crowd Behavior in Dense Urban Settings

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Scientists who want to see how a crowd behaves in an emergency can now shout "Fire!" on a city street and watch everyone panic and run thanks to a newly developed computer simulation.

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Volunteer - What Me?

by: Dick Stroud

nfpSynergy is a UK research consultancy for not for profit organisations (e.g. charities, housing associations and public bodies).

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Cultural Brain Differences

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It's Time To Kill The Art Department

by: David Armano

Let me be clear.  I'm not saying we shouldn't have a "creative" group,
or a strategy group or a tech group etc.  What I am saying is that the
"department mentality" needs to go away—like permanently.

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Race/Ethnicity and Parent Education Differences in Usage of Facebook and MySpace

by: Danah Boyd

In June, I wrote a controversial blog essay about how U.S. teens appeared to be self-dividing by class on MySpace and Facebook during the 2006-2007 school year. This piece got me into loads of trouble for all sorts of reasons, forcing me to respond to some of the most intense critiques.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

by: danah boyd

For over a year now, Nicole Ellison and I have been working on putting together a special issue of JCMC on "Social Network Sites." Not all of the pieces are live yet, so I'm going to wait until they are before highlighting them and encouraging you to go there. (But! If you want to get a taste, their abstracts are all up on the site as temporary holders.)

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The Entrepreneurial over-50s - Same Message from Canada

by: Dick Stroud

Research from Ipsos shows that Canada's 50-plus have the same intentions as their Brit counterparts and are setting up their own businesses in droves.

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Over-60s divorce boom

by: Dick Stroud

The only age group to show a rise in the divorce rate last year was the over-60s, the Office for National Statistics announced on August 31, 2006.

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