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Entries in social capital (12)

Monday
Dec012014

Social captital key to success in workplace: data analyst

An expert in network analysis and human capital states that social capital now trumps other skills in today's workspace.  Valdis Krebs, founder of Orgnet LLC, says that workers must distinquish themselves by their ability to connect, mix, and resolve data and content.

The new competitive advantage is social context – how internal and external content/information is interpreted, combined, made sense of, and converted to new products and services via diverse inputs, opinions, viewpoints, and know-how.

Krebs sees social capital stemming from the personal and professional networks of employees, and he defines social captigtal as the ability to find, utilize and combine the diverse skills, knowledge and experience of others, inside and outside an organization.

--Clara Shen

Monday
Dec012014

Statistician with a mission

Hans Rosling’s Gapminder Foundation has a mission is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand using powerful visualizations of statistics. Choosing among his many TED talks and videos is not easy, but this introductory video can be a nice gateway to his many videos on different global matters: 200 Years That Changed The World.

I teach global health, and I know having the data is not enough.”

 

Image source: http://www.gapminder.org

--Sorin Patilinet

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