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Top languages used today on the Internet - and their growth. (With thanks to @Luis_Madureira)

Originally, the dominant language by far on the Internet was English. That lead has now decreased. A third of all around 3bn+ web users converse in English but just over a quarter (26%) are Chinese speakers and 10% are Spanish speakers. That means 30% of web-users use another language to converse.

This has implications for international business as you can no longer view English as the web's lingua franca. If you want to do business with China, Chinese is the language you should use. The same with Spanish, Arabic, and other top European AND Asian languages.
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Leadership is making sure that the whole group is with you - not that you are above them but that they and you are all in this together and if the weakest fail then it's a fault in your leadership.

"A group of wolves:

The 3 in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind.

The next 5 are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack.

The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack.

The 5 behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.

The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the 'bodyguard' to the entire group."

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6268165326093979648/
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A Strategist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence.

Assisted, augmented and autonomous intelligence will all play roles in future corporate/organisational strategies. Companies need to make decisions today so they are prepared for future #AI requirements to keep them ahead.

www.strategy-business.com/article/A-Strategists-Guide-to-Artificial-Intelligence
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There's always a conflict between ethics and profit. Profit often comes first - explaining why so many companies behave unethically. When caught out, they lose - as long-term it is ethics that build brand and customer loyalty that lead to profits. However too often the profit motive is ingrained in a company culture, over and above ethical behaviour.

Dilbert cartoons over the last week have been looking at corporate culture and today's cartoon shows why ethical approaches lose out to the profit motive.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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The importance of getting your corporate culture right - to gain competitive advantage.
A 90-second overview video summarising what is meant by corporate culture, and a tip on how to change it if advantageous.
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2 months ago  ·  

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In 1994 I was at the US Information Industry Association conference in New York when all this sort of thing was discussed. I still remember the video where we'd have a computer game type app where we'd drive our shopping trolley down the supermarket aisle - and take items off the shelf to put them in our trolley. If we weren't sure, we could look at 360º image of the product - turning it round, zooming in on the extensive ingredients, or cooking instructions or allergy warnings.....

That was 1994. We didn't get that for almost 20 years (and still haven't got all aspects now). So although I think some of this will be true, a lot won't. I do agree online shopping will grow as will automation. However a lot of the other aspects e.g. 3D food printing, will not be with us in 10 years for the majority.

So what do you think? Is this correct?
Will we lose the human touch or will that remain in some format?

Also what about the old traditional market - especially outside the most developed nations.
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This is the future of shopping. Read more wef.ch/2n5mvGR

2 months ago  ·  

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