Reducing Information Pollution

Video: Nathan Zeldes speaks about the evolution of innovative Info Overload solutions

A webinar lecture held at IBM. Enjoy!

Excerpt: A webinar lecture held at IBM. Enjoy!

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How Brands Can Build Meaningful Experiences in the Age of Information Overload

Source: The Huffington Post
Author: Aimee Okafor
Date: 01/18/2017
Excerpt: We now spend 10 hours a day looking at a screen. That’s nearly half of our lives spent living in a virtual world. The iPhone was released just 10 years ago. Our existence has been radically transformed in a relatively short space of time. While it is hard to remember life before computers, research shows that we aren’t as effective on screens as we might think. We tested the effects of multi-screening on brand recall and found that when dealing with more than one device at a time, the mental strain decreases our attention and emotional response and eventually leads to cognitive collapse – which means people are looking, but they haven’t the mental energy to take more in (all too familiar a feeling in the connected lives we lead.)

Information overload: managing telematics data

Source: Fleet World
Author: Katie Beck
Date: 01/17/2017
Excerpt: The exponential rise in the adoption of telematics by companies is raising vital questions that every fleet manager should have answers to. With the devices generating reams of data, there is a growing onus on those controlling fleet operations to ensure that they are acting on this information and not ignoring ticking timebombs which could land them, and their business, in court.

$3.8 billion Slack is making a little change to solve a big problem with its business

Source: Business Insider
Author: Matt Weinberger
Date: 01/18/2017
Excerpt: Sometimes, it's the little things that make the biggest impact. For instance, when $3.8 billion work chat app Slack announces on Wednesday that it's adding threaded conversations, it's not just adding a much-requested feature that makes it easier to keep team conversations on-topic and get things done.
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Not your father’s markets: Wild markets present profound opportunities

Source: Farm Talk
Author: Raney Rapp
Date: 01/17/2016
Excerpt: Modern commodity markets are fickle, with profits and penalties seemingly jumping out of thin air. At the 2017 Kansas Soybean Expo, Advanced Market Concepts consultant Darrell Holaday explained tactics for farmers to make futures markets more friend than foe. Perpetual inputs cause extreme volatility in markets today, with information overload causing futures to “almost know too much,” Holaday said. While the prospect of jumping into unpredictable markets seems daunting to some, Holaday said today’s markets are more navigable than ever.

Metrics, metrics on the wall– which one should I use for my business?

Source: BusinessMirror
Author: Filbert Tsai
Date: 01/16/2017
Excerpt: Financial dashboards have become one of the most saleable feature of an accounting software. Filled with colorful graphs and data visualization tools, these dashboards provide quick insights on how a business is performing.

Trump, Putin, and the dangers of fake news

Source: The Parallax
Author: Gary Kasparov
Date: 01/16/2016
Excerpt: The past year was a somber one for democracies around the world, as distaste for political institutions and political elites reached a breaking point. Brexit triumphed over common sense, and united defense, in England. Extreme right-wing politicians continued their march to power in continental Europe. And the U.S. Electoral College victory of Donald Trump secured the election of a populist demagogue who openly criticizes the democratic system.

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