The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network, and later to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents.
Another interesting example of this idea is how fun at work improves the working day,
the worker contribution to the work place and productivity,
a couple of articles that I found interesting about this are:
I just love watching these 20 minutes or less inspiration pearls,
they always get me surprised and motivates,
some are funny,
some are very sad,
some are amazing,
but always they leave me with some thoughts and emotions.
Here are a few I liked the most:
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
About this talk:
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses —
and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius.
It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
About Elizabeth Gilbert:
The author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has thought long and hard about some large topics.
Her next fascination: genius, and how we ruin it.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
About this talk:
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle
and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers —
and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.
About Simon Sinek:
In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun
using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change
This Link will lead you to this social-networking-map in full size,
which is a lovely Data Visualization which i love,
you can see in this post here about Management Data Visualization all kind of samples of Management related Data Visualization images.
The issue I want to raise here besides my appreciation for the designing of this concept,
Is the fact I didn’t find ICQ in there.
Now I have a special place in my heart for ICQ,
and since they still have many millions of users, I think they should have ben represented in this image,
But all I could find there are some “receding glaciers of AOL” and “AIM Tundra”.
I think ICQ was the Origin of the internet socializing idea, and some kind of a relic at least should be in it,
although ICQ is still alive and kicking, and in the process of changing ownership – ICQ Sold to the Russians.
These are techniques to deliver a large amount of data in a simple and quick way which will be easy to grasp the amounts of data involved.
The Concept seen above is the Microsoft’s Education Competencies representation,
It is showing the full set of skills a successful manger should hold,
The PDF can be found in Microsoft’s Education Competencies Website.
The Wheel lists all the different area a new manager should be trained for.