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Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life – Ricardo Semler, Brazil

Posted by / 27 February, 2015 / Categories: General / -

Se artice here: HARVARD REVIEW

An old article from Harvard Review, with some outdated facts but very dated concepts in terms of taking a leap of fate into managing without control. Very much in keeping with the 21st Business Leadership model, which includes i) Intrinsic compensation over extrinsic, ii) Collective Wisdom, iii) Obliquity.

See his Tedex Talk here:

Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

Publicado el 10 de feb. de 2015

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?


Posted by / 26 February, 2015 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / -
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App matches consumers with businesses that hold the same values

Glia enables consumers to discover the values of local businesses — empowering them to spend their dollars at places that are compatible with their own beliefs.

Faced with so much choice, consumers are increasingly looking to associate themselves with brands that maintain ethical practices. We have already seen platforms such as Slavery Footprint and aVOID, which help consumers stay away from products associated with forced or child labour. Now, the new Glia app is taking into account a consumer’s full range of social, political and economic values — enabling them to differentiate between the businesses that support those beliefs and those which work against them.

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Platform lets patients contribute to their own medical records

OurNotes, part of the OpenNotes initiative, will enable patients to access and contribute to their own electronic medical records.

Those with complex medical conditions often rely heavily on their own ability to communicate their symptoms in short — and sometimes stressful — healthcare visits. We have recently seen, a smartphone app which uses big data to improve communication between patients and clinicians in between visits, and nowOurNotes is a Commonwealth grant funded program that will enable patients to contribute to their own electronic medical records.

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