Thursday, May 21, 2015

These 134 Words Are the Single Most Important Quote for Every Entrepreneur to Remember

Story thumbnail Innovation Zone/Tom Koulopoulos: You can be a spectator or you can be in the arena. The difference defines what it means to be an entrepreneur. Last week, I was reminded of what it means to be an entrepreneur when a good friend shared with me the pain of watching his business fail after years of hard work. He wasn't bitter about it but he was thinking hard about the risks and rewards of yet another startup. He's well off financially, so it's a rational question of where to place his bets.

Cyberattackers swipe data of 1.1M at CareFirst

Story thumbnail 'I have never found an insurance company that required a sophisticated attacking incident' It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What's more, the cyberattack wasn't even detected in house.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Power of Purpose

Story thumbnail Business Model Innovation/Kay Plantes: Calling. This word is important for both an individual and an organization. On an individual level, a calling is the driving force – moving through many roles – that brings meaning or deeper purpose to the totality of your work. I like to think of my calling as my True North. It captures how I put my unique background and skills to work to make a positive difference for others and realize more of my potential.

Surescripts attains digital breakthrough

Story thumbnail 'There is no question that the Surescripts network is more connected than ever before' Surescripts processed 6.5 billion health data transactions in 2014, a feat that the network's officials say marks a major digital transformation of U.S. healthcare.

Half of medical errors in pediatric cases are preventable

Story thumbnail A trigger tool developed to scan the electronic medical record of pediatric patients was able to identify that 45 percent of patient medical errors that caused harm were most likely preventable. In the study, researchers at six pediatric hospitals teamed up with clinical analytics company Pascal Metrics to develop a tool, the Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool, that detected triggers in the electronic medical record that determined cases of patient harm.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Airliner Flight Control Hacks Likely More Feasible Than We Might Wish

Story thumbnail Security researcher Chris Roberts' claim that he was able to hack into some of an airliner's flight controls through its entertainment electronics shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. By now you've likely heard the denials about how a well-known hacker was able to break into an airliner’s flight control systems from within the passenger cabin, and about the resulting FBI investigation.

Press releases and other news

Monday, May 18, 2015

Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users

Story thumbnail AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students. Amazon wants to educate us on how to use the cloud. And several major educational institutions -- including Carnegie Mellon -- are on board to help.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Economic development in rural Wisconsin: What’s working?

Story thumbnail Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still: If you want to understand just how misleading the unemployment rate can be as an economic indicator, take a look at rural Wisconsin. Using state labor force statistics, a review of a dozen predominantly rural counties showed a sharp drop in the jobless rate for each county between March 2014 and March 2015. In fact, the average percentage decrease was nearly 1.7 percentage points for these counties: Adams, Ashland, Florence, Green, Iron, Juneau, Lafayette, Langlade, Oneida, Rusk, Sawyer and Trempealeau.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Google has a secret ‘bench’ program that keeps execs at the company even when they’re not leading anything

Story thumbnail Google’s bench of veteran executives and engineers is deep and packed with familiar faces, and it’s no accident. The Internet company’s obsession with prized engineers and product gurus, and its competitive instinct to keep them away from rivals, means that certain executives can essentially rotate out of an active role for months or even years at a time, often getting paid to wait until the organization needs them again.
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