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Monkey Business » On a Mission to Make the World More Fun and Yellow

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We help people
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new ideas!

Meille apinoille ihminen on tärkein.
Organisaatio on ihmisten päiden, käsien ja sydänten summa. Tavoitteenamme on saada sydämet ja päät toimimaan yhdessä entistä paremmin. Tällöin kädet vapautuvat ja uudenlainen tekeminen luo tekemisen kulttuurin.
Lähestymistapamme on muotoilullinen, eikä meillä ole valmiita vastauksia. Jokainen ongelma ratkaistaan yhdessä ihmisten kanssa, ihmisten tarpeisiin. Avullamme tekijät itse keksivät ratkaisut ja ideat omiin ongelmiinsa.

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Kokeiluraportti 2/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä tai hankkeen tarkkoja

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Yellow Press – Kokeilut 1/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä

Organisaatiot hakevat jatkuvasti uusia toiminnan muotoja. Toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvat muutokset edellyttävät valmiutta reagoida nopeasti, ketterästi ja tehokkaasti. On löydettävä se, missä

Vuodesta 2006 asti olemme Monkey Busineksessä tutkineet tulevaisuuden organisaatioita. Tutkimusmatkoillamme olemme toteuttaneet yli kaksisataa erilaista kehitysprojektia yli kahdessakymmenessä maassa, viidellä

Katri Viippola kertoo yllä olevalla videolla miksi on valinnut Monkey Busineksen avukseen jo kahdessa eri organisaatiossa.

Monkey Busineksen ensimmäinen virallinen iso keikka elokuussa 2007 oli Strategian lanseeraustilaisuus eräälle yritykselle Pieksämäellä. Se tarjoiltiin Tatulle ja Villelle verkoston

Monkey Business on teille oikea kumppani, jos: Haluatte muutosta toimintatapoihinne, yksinkertaisin keinoin. Haluatte, että muutos on vuorovaikutteinen ja osallistava – ihmiset saavat

Kolmas ydinteoriamme on kirjasta The Leadership Challenge.

Nonakan & Takeuchin kiteyttämä tiedon luomisen teoria on hyvä malli uuden tiedon synnyttämiselle. Tässä yksinkertaistettu malli. 1. Dialogi – käymme dialogia

Toimintamme ytimessä on dialogi. Dialogi on yhdessä puhumista ja ajattelua. Dialogin perusidea on yksinkertainen: kun yksi puhuu, niin muut kuuntelee.

Visiomme: Monkeyn visio on olla Suomelle paras lifestyle-osuuskunta. Teemme töitä sydämestä puhumisen ja välittämisen vallankumouksen puolesta. Meidän unelmamme Suomesta on intohimon


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The Economist – World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance #online #business #opportunities


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Death of a dictator

German politics

Latest audio and video

Personal transportation

France’s identity politics

The war on Syria’s doctors

Mexico and its northern neighbour

Brexit and immigration

Brazil’s new president

Fertility and demography

Peace talks and violence in the Philippines

Academic freedom

Federal Reserve symposium

Pollution in Asian cities

Colombia’s peace accord

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The 2016 games

Housing in America

Islamic education in Europe

Data analytics

African democracy

Instability in Turkey

From Aaban to Zyva

What will we say to aliens on their “Arrival”?

A Himalayan ascent

Making airline safety sexy

A cool shirt

Donald Trump and the Catholics

What is Africa’s “Great Green Wall”?

The dangers of tweeting in Dubai

The real “Narcos”

A spot of localist bother

The Anthropocene

Public transport in London

Obituary: The Reverend Roly Bain

Politics in Karachi

Pack your golden parachute

The postmodern bard of Mexico

Not so bonny

A horror confronted

Robots in space

Belles of the ball game

Screenin’ in the rain


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16 million color pen can match its ink to the shade of any real

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16 million color pen can match its ink to the shade of any real world object

Scribble is a pen that can scan the color of any object and immediately begin drawing in that color.

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While the 3Doodler has already enabled users to draw new objects into existence with just a pen and some 3D printing technology, translating the qualities of physical objects into digital materials is a bit more tricky. Scribble is a pen that can scan the color of any object and immediately begin drawing in that color.

The pen features two ends — one with a nib and one with a scanner. Users can press the scanner against any surface to capture its color, which is translated into a six-character hex code that stores its RGB value. The pen also features five refillable cartridges that are made up of cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white inks. When an object is scanned, the pen mixes the right amount of each ink to replicate its color and enable users to immediately draw in it. Alternatively, the pen can be connected to a device via Bluetooth or micro USB and the color can be used for digital work, while a stylus version of the device is also available for drawing tablets and touchscreens. Scribble s sensor can detect up to 16 million colors, and up to 100,000 scanned colors can be stored on the pen at any one time.

The pen is set to retail at USD 149.95 and the stylus at USD 79.95, with the team preparing a Kickstarter campaign in the near future. Are there other ways to bring digital capabilities into the physical world?

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Business Partner – World Trade Center Kentucky #sba #business #plan


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A Partnership with the WTC-KY at the Business Partner Level provides the following benefits and services:
International Trade Assessment All WTC-KY Partners can receive a free annual International Trade Assessment that will provide you with a roadmap to successful importing and exporting, and suggest improvements to procedures and operations.

Trade Advisory Services (TAS) Team Our TAS Team can also create customized consulting, training and research solutions at special preferred partner rates. Let us help with your next international trade project.

WTC-KY Seminars Events WTC-KY Partners have the opportunity to participate in high-quality trade education seminars, workshops, trade missions and business events; conducted by leading topic experts with real-world experience in their respective fields.

Preferred Partner Rates – World Trade Center Kentucky Partners receive preferred rates for all WTC-KY events and educational programs. Also, through our WTC-KY Affinity Program, enjoy savings of up to 50% on business and international trade services through referrals to our trusted service providers.

International Trade Certification Program – Access to Kentucky s only International Trade Certification Program. After successful completion of this intensive 3-day training course, participants will receive a WTC-KY certification as an International Commerce Specialist. (Preferred rates only for WTC-KY Partners)

World Trade Center Kentucky Newsletter – Stay current and capitalize on international trade business developments in Kentucky, our region and the world with our electronic newsletter, News to Know .

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Case Study: The World Business Forum (WBF) #online #business


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Case Study: The World Business Forum (WBF)

Being held for the first time in Australia in May 2014, the World Business Forum offered business leaders the opportunity to hear influential minds and legendary CEOs discuss global issues and trends.

The Star Event Centre was selected to be the venue for the inaugural Australian conference, hosting the largest collection of senior executives for an event of its type. The impressive lineup of speakers included the former Director of Marketing of Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg, The Hon. John Howard and Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School.

The Event Centre was at full capacity, set theatre style for the 1,750 attendees plus all four suites on level 5 were in action for VIPs and corporate sponsors. Breakout spaces in the foyer of the Event Centre and on Sky Terrace featured eight sponsor stands of varying sizes and food stations showcasing Australia’s freshest cuisine like QLD Spanner Crab meat and avocado brioche.

Speakers, VIPs and sponsors enjoyed a three course lunch in The Attic in the Event Centre, and at Bistro 80, whilst other guests ventured throughout the property to dine and hold meetings at signature restaurants including Balla. BLACK by ezard and Sokyo and in The Star’s own food court.

Volunteers from a hotel management school were recruited to direct guests internally and externally to the property assisting with traffic flow.

Aware that time is an executive’s most precious commodity, The Star meticulously planned the two-day event for all guests, from the speedy registration process onsite and clear signage, to the prompt catering at all tea breaks and flawless VIP management; a seamless and memorable experience was had by all.

In addition, custom menus were implemented across the property ensuring World Business Forum attendees’ lunch breaks were well timed and afternoon sessions could get underway on schedule.

Impressing all guests, Sydney put on an absolutely stunning couple of days of weather which allowed guests to utilise Sky Terrace for all morning and afternoon tea breaks, avoiding the need for well-established wet weather plans.

The 2014 conference offered accommodation across The Star’s two hotels to delegates. Responding to attendees’ desire to stay on site, for the 2015 conference, The Star has partnered with their client offering a discount code for accommodation at both The Darling and Astral Towers and Residences.

The 2014 World Business Forum was a major success, and has chosen to hold the 2015 conference at the same venue The Star for the second consecutive year, 27 – 28 May 2015.

The 2015 conference was another outstanding event that featured a stellar line up of speakers including Lynda Gratton, Professor at the London Business School, Steve Wozniak, the pioneer who co-founded Apple and Ben Bernanke, two-term Chairman of the Federal Reserve System.

The launch of the World Business Forum Sydney last year was a huge success with 2173 senior-level executives in attendance Australia s largest business management event.

The Star were instrumental in the planning and delivery of the Forum to ensure we exceeded expectations for both executives and sponsors. This was definitely achieved, as 100% of all executives surveyed mentioned that they would return again.

We look forward to working with the team at The Star again on the World Business Forum Sydney 2015 which will be held on 27th 28th May.

Malisa Mlinaric, Sales Director, Business Executive Education Global

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All-In-One Printers – PC World Business #business #startup #ideas


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All-In-One Printers

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  • Media Type – Transparencies, plain paper, photo paper, glossy paper
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) – 55.3 cm x 43.3 cm x 31 cm

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When space is at a premium in your office, a great solution to your printing and scanning needs is a business All-In-One printer from PC World Business. All-in-ones boast a scanner, copier and printer and provide you with everything you need for comprehensive printing in the office. Some models have a built-in fax machine making them ideal for use in offices. Our range of printers offer several ways to connect and print, scan or copy. PC World Business also have printers which let you print wirelessly from your tablet or smartphone.

Some of our all-in-one printers also let you insert a memory card and print your documents straight from the card. We can supply Business All-In-One printers from the top manufacturers including Lexmark. Brother. HP. Canon and more.


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Doing Business report series – World Bank Group #business #insurance


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Doing Business Report Series

The Doing Business report series includes annual reports going back to 2004, a wide variety of subnational studies, and a number of special reports dealing with regions or topics. Use the tabs to read report summaries and to download. Additional country and regional reports can be downloaded below.

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Doing Business 2016

Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency. a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

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Doing Business in Spain 2015

This report measures business regulations and their enforcement across 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities in Spain. The report examines 5 areas as measured by Doing Business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and trading across borders.

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Measuring the cost of red tape

This note estimates the costs to firms from inefficient business regulations. Using the Doing Business data, we identify the time it takes in countries around the world for 6 major transactions regulated by governments: starting a business, transferring property, paying business taxes, exporting goods, importing goods and using courts to resolve a commercial dispute. Based on the data, we estimate that if the governments of 90 economies had applied best practice in regulating business entry in 2012, more than 45 million days of entrepreneurs time could have been saved.


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All-In-One Printers – PC World Business #best #small #business #to #start


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All-In-One Printers

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  • Product Data Sheet
  • Device Type – Fax / copier / printer / scanner
  • Max Printing Resolution – Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (colour)
  • Max Printing Speed – Up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 27 ppm (colour)
  • Media Type – Transparencies, plain paper, photo paper, glossy paper
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) – 55.3 cm x 43.3 cm x 31 cm

Quick view

  • Device Type – Fax / copier / printer / scanner
  • Max Printing Resolution – Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Max Printing Speed – Up to 20 ppm
  • Media Type – Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) – 42 cm x 36.5 cm x 30.9 cm

When space is at a premium in your office, a great solution to your printing and scanning needs is a business All-In-One printer from PC World Business. All-in-ones boast a scanner, copier and printer and provide you with everything you need for comprehensive printing in the office. Some models have a built-in fax machine making them ideal for use in offices. Our range of printers offer several ways to connect and print, scan or copy. PC World Business also have printers which let you print wirelessly from your tablet or smartphone.

Some of our all-in-one printers also let you insert a memory card and print your documents straight from the card. We can supply Business All-In-One printers from the top manufacturers including Lexmark. Brother. HP. Canon and more.


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Monkey Business » On a Mission to Make the World More Fun and Yellow

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We help people
to implement
new ideas!

Meille apinoille ihminen on tärkein.
Organisaatio on ihmisten päiden, käsien ja sydänten summa. Tavoitteenamme on saada sydämet ja päät toimimaan yhdessä entistä paremmin. Tällöin kädet vapautuvat ja uudenlainen tekeminen luo tekemisen kulttuurin.
Lähestymistapamme on muotoilullinen, eikä meillä ole valmiita vastauksia. Jokainen ongelma ratkaistaan yhdessä ihmisten kanssa, ihmisten tarpeisiin. Avullamme tekijät itse keksivät ratkaisut ja ideat omiin ongelmiinsa.

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Kokeiluraportti 2/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä tai hankkeen tarkkoja

Tämä referenssi on ollut osa Yellow Press – Kokeilut 1/2015 -uutiskirjettämme. Käy vilkaisemassa koko kirje tästä. Emme voi kertoa organisaation nimeä

Organisaatiot hakevat jatkuvasti uusia toiminnan muotoja. Toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvat muutokset edellyttävät valmiutta reagoida nopeasti, ketterästi ja tehokkaasti. On löydettävä se, missä

Vuodesta 2006 asti olemme Monkey Busineksessä tutkineet tulevaisuuden organisaatioita. Tutkimusmatkoillamme olemme toteuttaneet yli kaksisataa erilaista kehitysprojektia yli kahdessakymmenessä maassa, viidellä

Katri Viippola kertoo yllä olevalla videolla miksi on valinnut Monkey Busineksen avukseen jo kahdessa eri organisaatiossa.

Monkey Busineksen ensimmäinen virallinen iso keikka elokuussa 2007 oli Strategian lanseeraustilaisuus eräälle yritykselle Pieksämäellä. Se tarjoiltiin Tatulle ja Villelle verkoston

Monkey Business on teille oikea kumppani, jos: Haluatte muutosta toimintatapoihinne, yksinkertaisin keinoin. Haluatte, että muutos on vuorovaikutteinen ja osallistava – ihmiset saavat

Kolmas ydinteoriamme on kirjasta The Leadership Challenge.

Nonakan & Takeuchin kiteyttämä tiedon luomisen teoria on hyvä malli uuden tiedon synnyttämiselle. Tässä yksinkertaistettu malli. 1. Dialogi – käymme dialogia

Toimintamme ytimessä on dialogi. Dialogi on yhdessä puhumista ja ajattelua. Dialogin perusidea on yksinkertainen: kun yksi puhuu, niin muut kuuntelee.

Visiomme: Monkeyn visio on olla Suomelle paras lifestyle-osuuskunta. Teemme töitä sydämestä puhumisen ja välittämisen vallankumouksen puolesta. Meidän unelmamme Suomesta on intohimon


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Health Insurance in India still remains an untapped market #china, #russia, #health, #south #africa,

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Health Insurance in India still remains an untapped market

In a country where less than 15 per cent of population has some form of health insurance coverage, the potential for the health insurance segment remains high. It seems that there is an urgent need to ramp up the health insurance coverage in the country as out-of-pocket payments are still among the highest in the world.

Furthermore, according to the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011, India has spent only 3.9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) on the health sector which is the lowest amongst the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) member countries pack.

Moreover, amongst the BRICS nations, in 2011, Russia s out-of-pocket expenses stood highest at 87.9 per cent closely followed by India (86 per cent), China (78.8 per cent), Brazil (57.8 per cent), and South Africa (13.8 per cent). On the other hand, these expenses in developed economies of US and UK were comfortably poised at 20.9 per cent and 53.1 per cent respectively.

High out-of-pocket expense is exactly the reflection of low health insurance coverage in India. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, President, Destimoney Securities, opined, We don t have the insurance to cover and thus we end up paying from our own pockets. Once the penetration of health insurance increases, out of pocket payments will come down. In US and all, health insurance coverage is around 80 per cent.

Reasoning out the low health insurance coverage in India, Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, said, Only about 12-13 per cent of population has some form of health insurance coverage, including those who are covered through some form of government schemes. People are yet to accept health insurance as a financial tool for medical emergencies. They usually procrastinate when it comes to buying health insurance unless they are faced by a challenging situation.

Although the Indian health insurance market still lags behind other countries in terms of penetration yet the health insurance segment is rising. It continues to be one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Indian insurance industry with gross written premiums for health insurance increased by 16 per cent from Rs 13,212 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 15,341 crore in 2012-13. The health insurance premium has registered a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32 per cent for the past eight financial years.

Health insurance segment still remains an unexplored territory in India. Jacob at Apollo Munich Health Insurance asserted, Health insurance has become one of the most prominent segments in the insurance space today and is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. As spending on healthcare in India is expected to double in a couple of years, we believe that health insurance will eventually become the biggest contributor in the non-life segment.

Furthermore, in the present scenario, the health insurance industry is dominated by four public sector entities (National, New India, Oriental, and United India) that together have 60 per cent market share. The rest of the share is with 17 private sector players, of which four are standalone health insurance players (Star Health, Apollo Munich, Max Bupa, and Religare Health). ICICI Lombard continued to be the largest private sector non-life insurance company, with market share of 9.74 per cent.

Standalone health insurers have got a boost by the move taken by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) in early 2013. Bandyopadhyay averred, Few months back, IRDA has classified health insurance as a separate category and has permitted the insurers to tie-up with banks. All the four exclusive health insurance companies will be tying with the banks across the country and that will help them to move to the next level. The penetration of health insurance is now expected to increase with banks pushing for it through bancassurance tie-up.


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