Learning lessons from Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze

first_img AirbnbGitHubTelefonicaUberWazeWedoXiaomi Español Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Previous ArticleNew tools can enable enterprises to embrace disruption – WeDoNext ArticleArora to replace Son as Yahoo Japan chairman Steve Costello Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Tags Relatedcenter_img Home Learning lessons from Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze Xiaomi off the hook in the US LIVE FROM WEDO WORLDWIDE USER GROUP 2015: There are four ways in which large, established companies can learn from what have been termed “exponential organisations”, which use new organisational approaches and technology to have a disproportionate – and disruptive – impact on business, according to author and speaker Yuri van Geest.Van Geest, who co-authored the book Exponential Organisations, highlighted how such companies – such as Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze, “use less resources and people, but have a deeper impact”, than what he described as “linear organisations”, which have more traditional structures and growth trajectories. “At first you don’t notice these startups, in the first two or three or four years. And then suddenly, boom, they disrupt you,” he said.Attributes of such businesses include a “massive transformational purpose”, which is a “higher, aspirational purpose” embraced by those inside and outside of the organisation; the ability to make use of the “crowd” to scale, across creativity, innovation, validation and even funding; and a focus on accessing, renting or sharing assets rather than owning them.And on an organisational level, exponential organisations also feature a decentralised model, with self-organising teams with full decision making capabilities.For an organisation to benefit from the strategy of these new companies, the first approach is to “transform the leadership”. This can include education from outside sources and creating a more diverse base at a senior level.The second is to “identify, invest, partner and acquire exponential start-ups in your sector or critical markets, to embrace innovation and disruption,” van Geest said. “Create a portfolio, leave it independent, try not to influence it too much according to your cash cow or core business, leave it alone, but learn from it.”The work of Telefonica here was highlighted, such as its Wayra and Open Future projects. “Some are successful, some are failures. Some are very successful. It’s part of the game,” van Geest said.The third step is what was termed “Disprupt[x]”. “It’s about creating start-ups at the edge of your organisation, not close to your cash-cow or core organisation, because if you try to innovate near your core organisation, you will only inhibit it, or not innovate at all. Why? Because then you activate an immune system or your parent organisation, which will create antibodies and kill the innovative projects in most cases,” he said.Citing the example of e-commerce ventures set up by vendors and retailers in the past, he said: “Leave it independent on the edges for five to ten years, until it has critical mass, then you integrate it into the core business. But the digital entity is more important. It only works if when you integrate, the emergent innovative department or start-up has more impact, influence and power than the classic linear department.”Finally, and “the most difficult,” is what he described as “ExO Lite” – “implementing the attributes of an ExO organisation in the core business. It’s very difficult. It’s feasible, but it’s the most difficult.” Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 MAY 2015 Authorlast_img read more

Sambrano, Moore Lead Montana to 37-23 Victory

first_imgMISSOULA – Jabin Sambrano was looking for a big start to Saturday’s game against Cal Poly. And boy did he get one.Sambrano took the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to help Montana defeat Cal Poly 37-23.“On that kickoff return, I just said a little prayer, asked the Lord to open up this hole, and he did,” Sambrano said.Sambrano and Dan Moore scored two touchdowns each to carry the Grizzlies (1-1) to a win in their home opener.Montana, which trailed 17-14 at the half, took the lead, 29-23, late in the third quarter on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Johnson to Kavario Middleton.Moore sealed the victory with a 1-yard leap into the end zone with 8:30 to play in the game. He earlier scored on a 4-yard run.“During halftime, all of our coaches felt that maybe we were just trying too hard,” said Montana coach Robin Pflugrad. “We were coming off of a big opponent (Tennessee) last week and we wanted to prove we could do some things. In the second half I felt like we did.”The Mustangs (0-2) scored first-half touchdowns on a 4-yard run by Jake Romanelli and a 1-yard run by Andre Broadus. James Langford added three field goals for Cal Poly.“We went into the game knowing we had to play well on special teams and they score on the opening kickoff,” said Cal Poly coach Tim Walsh. “We went into the game knowing we had to take care of the ball and we didn’t.“I think we played hard, but we made too many mistakes. And they also did some good things.”Sambrano scored Montana’s other touchdown on a 58-yard pass from Johnson midway through the third quarter. Sambrano finished with five catches for 70 yardsWhile he started off slow, Johnson was sharp in the second half and finished with 240 yards on 25 of 39 passing.“I felt like we were kind of tight at the beginning of the game,” Johnson said. “Once we loosened up and started trusting each other, we were able to play our game.”Romanelli led the Mustangs with 98 yards rushing on 20 carries, while Broadus added 90 yards on 20 carries. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Lenexa completes extension of Ridgeview Road between Prairie Star Parkway and K-10 Highway

first_imgLenexa has completed construction of Ridgeview Road to connect Prairie Star Parkway to K-10 Highway.The two-year design-build project included construction of a four-lane arterial roadway with curb and gutter, asphalt surfacing, storm drainage, traffic signal installation, intersection improvements, and the addition of a bridge across a Little Mill Creek tributary.Ridgeview opened to traffic on Thursday. Construction began in March 2018.Other portions of the project included construction of the following:99th Street from Ridgeview Road to Britton Street98th Street east of Ridgeview to MeritexA new access road to the Little Mill Creek TrailheadThe project cost an estimated $23.1 million, $6 million less than the city’s budget for it. City Manager Beccy Yocham said the design-build method saved the city money, facilitated efficiency and allowed the project team to “bring a lot of creativity to how to accomplish it in the best way possible,” especially on terrain that can be challenging to develop.The city also repurposed the mine tailings (leftover material from mining operations) from the old limestone quarry in the area, as fill for the project. Ben Clark, project manager, said this saved on construction costs and also remediated a blight.The project was originally slated for November 2019 completion but the wet spring and summer, coupled with early freezing temperatures in the fall, slowed construction. As with other roadwork projects, completing portions of the project was weather dependent and required warmer temperatures, such as asphalt surfacing and pavement markings.Yocham said the project is a “big piece” of the city’s transportation plan.“It opens up a rather large portion of our community for development,” Yocham said. “It’s an area that is really not served by roads today and without this roadway, would remain undevelopable. So we’re really excited to open up this area of our community because we’re really running out of developable land in a lot of portions of the community. This will be a big opportunity.”Four private developments are underway in the area, including:Jayhawk Ridge — Five-story residential development with 151 multi-family units on about 22 acres at the southeast corner of Ridgeview Road and Prairie Star Parkway. Other proposed uses include a three-story climate controlled storage building and retail and restaurant spaces.Viracor — Commercial development with a single, 109,000 square foot building for office, laboratory and warehouse space, with room for expansion.Meritex Lenexa Executive Park — First phase of surface development above the Meritex underground facility, located on about 18 acres and includes two buildings of 120,000 square feet each, for office, manufacturing, storage, warehousing, distribution or logistical uses.Ten Ridge — Commercial development with eight buildings for restaurants, a convenience store, a hotel, and retail or service uses, on about 14 acres with more than 45,000 square feet of building area.last_img read more

Derrick Rose playing tonight against New York Knicks

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 CLEVELAND– Derrick Rose is playing tonight against his former team, and it will be his first game action since the second contest of the season.Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed during his pregame media availability that Rose would start against the New York Knicks. He has not seen the court since the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 20 after spraining his left ankle.Lue said Rose will be playing anywhere from 28 to 30 minutes. That is a typical minutes restriction, and what the Cavs like to keep Rose at regardless.“He’s healthy, he’s back, and we just have to see how he feels going through live play,” Lue said.This will be the Cavs’ fifth different starting lineup in seven games. With Rose’s reemergence, however, Lue and the Cavs are no doubt hoping that Cleveland can get back to where they were after two wins to begin the season against the Bucks and Boston Celtics. Since that time, the Cavs have dropped three out of their last four games.“I think you take into consideration the D-Rose injury and that really set us back,” Lue said. “I thought those first two games we were playing well, and especially defensively. After that, it’s been tough trying to maneuver guys in and out of the point guard position. There’s going to be ups and downs we knew that.” Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDerrick RoseNBANew York KnicksTyronn Luecenter_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

New IIHF Canada Jerseys

first_img 6,624 posts 1,433 posts Members Neon_Matrix Posted October 20, 2011 Neon_Matrix Sign in to follow this   Link to post I would LOVE to see team Canada bring out a white version Evil Doctor Posted October 25, 2011 Recommended Posts 2 Littlem27 I LOVE THIS STORE!Where is it located?Yonge, south of Gerrard. BTW, saw it today as well, there will be pics up later, including a close-up of the hem design… which is… interesting.I can’t wait to see them, my curiostity is getting the better of me…We’ll have them up soon… both a better profile pic of the jersey and a close-up of the hem design. Just waiting on the man with the plan to upload ’em. Share this post This is just a wild guess, but I think the sublimated image on the waist shows a hockey game being played. 0 39 Posted October 25, 2011 NorthStar74 0 Members Posted October 20, 2011 Share this post 0 Share on other sites 39 nash61 Neon_Matrix Sign in to follow this   Evil Doctor Posted October 24, 2011 Official Hater Of Everything Senators Members “I see you’re drinking 1%” Posted October 25, 2011 Location:Land O’ The Leafs Location:Cambridge, ON Members 0 39 273 posts 44 1,340 posts I LOVE THIS STORE!Where is it located? Share on other sites Location:Cambridge, ON 39 39 Share this post Members Members Link to post Neon_Matrix New IIHF Canada Jerseys I’ve seen the jerseys now. Here they are Hey! You’re Not Dead! Share on other sites I’m surprised by the love for it. I’m remember that logo, and I was never enamoured by it. I deffinately perfer the old CHA logo that was in use at the time (hell I think I perfer the old ‘exploding maple leaf’ logo to the CAHA logo.) I look at the old video of the pre-merger woman’s and junior’s championships and think “Thank God for the Hockey Canada logo”… Link to post Frankie 0 Forums Home Link to post 1 45,948 posts Location:Tampa, FL Share on other sites Members 0 273 posts Link to post 0 0 14 21,575 Share on other sites Sports Logos Page 1 of 2   Link to post Location:Cambridge, ON 1,340 posts Frankie 39 0 Next Members Evil Doctor Members 0 0 Link to post Frankie 0 39 1 Share on other sites Members Frankie Share this post 6,624 posts Share on other sites Evil Doctor Official Hater Of Everything Senators Hey! You’re Not Dead! IceCap Fregus Posted October 21, 2011 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Share this post 39 Share this post NorthStar74 Share on other sites 0 We the North! Posted October 21, 2011 0 Share this post 1 527 posts Share on other sites Share this post All Activity 0 Share on other sites 0 21,575 Evil Doctor Share this post 340 posts 1,535 0 0 1,340 posts Evil Doctor Favourite Logos:Anaheim Mighty Ducks Go To Topic Listing 0 Link to post Most likely it’s a retro third. That logo is the logo of the old CAHA which ran the junior and women’s programs before it’s merger with the CHA to form Hockey Canada. It says something about the marketing muscle of the world jr. hockey squad that it can regularly produce third and other alternate jerseys for use and sale. It’s probably the richest jr. program of any sports organization anywhere in the world… 6,624 posts 14 Frankie Hey! You’re Not Dead! Posted October 21, 2011 docrocket Members 1,340 posts Link to post 0 Forums Home Evil Doctor SportsLogos.Net 0 273 posts Hey! You’re Not Dead! Posted October 24, 2011 Share this post Members Posted October 24, 2011 All Activity Oh man.. I love that logo… would love to get a retro jersey of that one.. gonna have to wait till I see when exactly.. 0 14 Location:Cambridge, ON nash61 Sports Logo News 7 Share this post Followers 0 Link to post 6,624 posts I love that logo. I can’t wait for the sweater. Frankie 0 SportsLogos.Net By Frankie, October 20, 2011 in Sports Logo News 1,716 0 Location:Michigan Posted October 24, 2011 Moderators 0 Sports Logo News 27,087 posts Share on other sites Hey! You’re Not Dead! 0 Share on other sites Wow, deffinately on the cool side. For those that don’t know, it’s hockey players taken from the various IIHF World Jr. Championship logos from the past 30 years mashed together into a single motif.Excuse me while I go fap…. 7 Members Members 1,535 docrocket Share this post 39 0 Share this post Share this post Posted October 24, 2011 0 44 Posted October 22, 2011 Evil Doctor Evil Doctor Members 0 What’s bugging me is that it’s only on the hem. If it was on the sleeve stripes too, I’d like it better. 0 Get it right 0 Littlem27 2 39 39 39 0 Neon_Matrix Link to post Official Hater Of Everything Senators Share this post Members Link to post My son also happens to be named Bort! http://www.sportslogos.net/blog/2011/10/24/new-team-canada-alternate-jersey-leaked/ 0 216 posts Link to post charger77 Posted October 24, 2011 Share this post 0 Neon_Matrix north dakota Prev Favourite Logos:Edmonton Oilers (1980s)Manitoba Moose (2005-2011)Winnipeg Jets (1979-90 and 1990-1996)Winnipeg Blue BombersWinnipeg GoldeyesWinnipeg Thunder (1990s)Winnipeg Jets (2011-present) Followers 0 0 Members Posted October 24, 2011 Location:Nanaimo, BC Evil Doctor Hockey Canada is going to introduce new jerseys for the World Juniors next week. It looks to be retro inspired, and some of the merchandise has been leaked around it: Share on other sites Share on other sites Share on other sites 39 north dakota 1,716 7 Members Location:Manitoba This topic is now closed to further replies. Neon_Matrix Posted October 25, 2011 I’d say it’s an alternate… they sent out a bunch of the normal stuff along with items including this logo. But I can’t confirm at this point… 0 Prev Share on other sites I LOVE THIS STORE!Where is it located?Yonge, south of Gerrard. BTW, saw it today as well, there will be pics up later, including a close-up of the hem design… which is… interesting. Posted October 24, 2011 Page 1 of 2   IceCap Link to post 0 0 charger77 I LOVE THIS STORE!Where is it located?Yonge, south of Gerrard. BTW, saw it today as well, there will be pics up later, including a close-up of the hem design… which is… interesting.I can’t wait to see them, my curiostity is getting the better of me… Share this post Share on other sites 0 1,716 Posted October 24, 2011 Location:Buffalo,NY 44 Share on other sites Neon_Matrix Looks nice! What are the markings on the waist stripe?I was wondering that myself. It looks like embossing similar to what was done inside the maple leaf for the Olympic team..Edit: Just checked out the Hockey Canada website, and the jerseys aren’t supposed to be unveiled until the 25th…Hockey Canada Pre-Order: 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship Team Canada JerseySince it’s supposed to represent the 30th anniversary of the program and assuming the photo above isn’t a knockoff, I’m guessing the embossing is the logos of every championship that Canada took gold in… 1 Fregus 0 I don’t really like this at all to be honest. The logo looks to amatuerish and the printing om the bottom stripe might be cool and all, but it does not look good from a distance. 39 Link to post Link to post 1 Next Location:Land O’ The Leafs 2,532 posts Share this post Location:Land O’ The Leafs 1,340 posts 1,535 12,229 posts Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 0 0 Location:Cambridge, ON I’ve seen the jerseys now. Here they areLooks nice! What are the markings on the waist stripe? Link to post Share this post Link to post Looks nice! What are the markings on the waist stripe?I was wondering that myself. It looks like embossing similar to what was done inside the maple leaf for the Olympic team..I should have taken a closer picture, but yeah, the pattern on the bottom is similar to the iconography of the Olympic logo.This shirt is interesting: Never seen that logo be used before. Official Hater Of Everything Senators Members Posted October 24, 2011 39 New IIHF Canada Jerseys Location:Land O’ The Leafs 21,575 0 Share this post Share on other sites Sports Logos 0 New IIHF Canada Jerseyslast_img read more

Tom’s double up farewell

first_img2nd Jon Batty (6) 33pts3rd John O’Sullivan (23) 32pts4th Shuichi Kodaka (18) 31pts5th Andrew Purdie (6) 30pts6th Mark Lang (6) 29ptsGreenwood was as usual in very good shape although as with all the courses during the week it was affected by the recent rains.Tom McCarthy took his first win of his final week with the group prior to his return to the USA.  His solid round was marred but just one zero but included five 3-pointers and one 4-pointer and proved to be just enough to squeeze ahead of Jon Batty in second place.  John O’Sullivan was close behind in third spot having also looked good after the opening nine.Shuichi Kodaka continued the trend of a good front but a worse back nine in fourth place just in front of Andrew Purdie who was the only player on the day to reverse that trend, which left Marl Lang in sixth just another point behind.There were no 2s in either of the divisions.Tom McCarthy.Wednesday, August 2, Pattana A & C (white tees) – StablefordCSS 741st Andrew Purdie (6) 36pts2nd Mark Armstrong (25) 32pts3rd Tom McCarthy (23) 31pts4th Jon Batty (6) 30pts5th Neville Duncan (10) 26ptsAndrew Purdie stayed well ahead of the chasing players today with a very tidy card of 36 points.  Mark Armstrong ran him closest four back in second place, just one in front of the week’s inform player, Tom McCarthy in third.Jon Batty, although not able to produce his previous form, did just enough to claim his second podium placement for the week taking fourth, which left Neville Duncan the next best finisher in fifth some four shots back.With the par 6 on the A nine included in the par 73 it was not surprising that the CSS for the day moved out a shot to 74, as the course was playing very long from the white tees.Friday, August 4, Phoenix Gold – StablefordCSS 721st Tom McCarthy (23) 39pts2nd Darryl Burkett (12) 34pts3rd Danny Greer (27) 32pts4th John O’Sullivan (23) 31pts5th Frank Dunstan (27) 32pts6th Mark Armstrong (25) 30ptsFollowing the recent European Ladies (ELPGA) event the course was playing to its most difficult level with the rough very difficult to play from, although the fairways and greens were in good condition.Tom McCarthy took his second win of the week with an even better round that his previous win, returning a card that included two 4-pointers and six 3-pointers and but for three zeros would have seen an even more dramatic reduction in his handicap to take back home with him.Darry Burkett did well enough on his return to secure second place although five shots adrift of the winner.  Third placed Danny Greer managed to find the correct course this week for a round with his chums instead of a lonely one.John O’Sullivan hung on for an extra round in the week before returning to his northern estate and won a count back for fourth over Frank Dunstan with a better 17 to 14, which then left Mark Armstrong on the final step of the podium in sixth.For the third time in the week there were no 2s in either of the divisions ensuring a huge couple of pots for next week’s events. The Haven Golf SocietyMonday, July 31, Greenwood B & C – StablefordCSS 731st Tom McCarthy (23) 34ptslast_img read more

Police frustrated by easy car crime

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN LEAVING a wallet in a car overnight is the same as leaving hundreds of dollars on the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Former Leaf Adam Wheeldon eager to put Smokies back on the BCHL map, and soon

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsWill this B.C. Hockey League season be a long one for all the wrong reasons for the Trail Smoke Eaters?Former Nelson Leaf Adam Wheeldon feels fans should not quite toss in the towel just yet, even though the Smokies were outscored 12-4 in two home games over the weekend by the Westside Warriors.“No it will be good . . .. We’ll still be good,” Wheeldon said emphatically when asked about any second thoughts on his decision to sign with Trail instead of attending Westside’s camp.“Going to Trail was still the right decision for me.”Wheeldon, in Nelson Sunday to watch his former Leaf teammates battle the Spokane Braves, has had quite rollercoaster ride this summer.After attending a spring camp in Westside, the 5’10” 185-pound Wheeldon was asked back to the club’s main camp in August.The invitation prompted then Leaf coach Chris Shaw to trade Wheeldon’s rights to the Kelowna Chiefs.However, before the Warriors camp opened Wheeldon decided to take in the Smokies tryout session.Which turned out to be a great decision because the Trail coaching staff rolled out the red carpet and signed the Nelson native.“I had to make a decision between the two and I picked Trail,” said the 17-year-old Wheeldon, tossed out of Friday’s game for a checking-from-behind penalty.The speedy winger, billetting with the family of former Nelson Leaf teammate Walker Sidoni, has made a few jumps since graduating from Nelson Minor Hockey.First there was a season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League as a 15-year-old.Surprising most hockey experts, Wheeldon found a home last season on Shaw’s Leafs as a 16-year-old.Ironically, his father Simon decided at the 11th hour to coach the BCMMHL team when no other coach could be found.Instead of coaching his son, Simon was on the bus going one way while Adam was on a bus heading the opposite direction with the KIJHL club.This season the younger Wheeldon, wearing number 22 for the Smokies — the same number he had in major midget — has once again climb another step on the junior hockey ladder to the BCHL.“I don’t really know what in my future holds for me,” Wheeldon said when asked if he’ll be continuing his junior hockey climb, next season playing in the WHL.Just like the jump from major midget to junior B was a bit of a culture shock, so has been playing at the Tier II junior level.“When you have the puck it’s important to make smart plays because there’s not very much time until some one is on you,” Wheeldon explained.“It’s important to know what you’re going to do with the puck before you get it.”Wheeldon and his Trail Smoke Eater teammates have an opportunity to get into the win column when the team plays host to the Merritt Centennials Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cominco Arena.The game is the third of an early season home stand before the club sets out on a two-game Okanagan road trip to Merritt Friday and Penticton, to face the Vees, [email protected]last_img read more

Severe Weather Preparedness

first_imgAs North Carolina is now in the time of year when severe weather occurs, it’s important to be ready.As part of severe weather preparedness week, people should remember these tips to stay safe when driving:•    State law requires that vehicle headlights be on when using windshield wipers;•    If a tornado hits while driving, drivers shouldn’t seek shelter under a highway overpass. Instead, they should move into a sturdy building nearby or stay in the car and bend low, covering their head with their hands; and•    Never drive through standing water – turn around. It’s difficult to know how deep the water is and a vehicle can be swept away in just one foot of water.Additional information on tornadoes, emergency kits and overall severe weather readiness is available at ReadyNC.org or in the ReadyNC mobile app.last_img read more

Maryland Single-Sales Factor Bill Introduced

first_imgA Maryland bill proposes changing the state’s standard corporate income tax apportionment formula to a single-sales factor formula. The bill has been introduced in the Maryland Senate.If enacted, the new standard apportionment formula would apply to tax years beginning after 2017.Current Three-Factor FormulaThe current standard formula is a three-factor formula (sales, property, and payroll), with a double-weighted sales factor.S.B. 1090, as introduced in the Maryland Senate on February 12, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img