The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success by Rich Karlgaard

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success by Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard makes a strong point for business to shift their energy and resources on the employees, which would ultimately lead to more creativity at work. So what is a soft edge referred to? In contrast, what is a hard edge referred to? If we look at businesses today, we would associate hard edge businesses as those who are concerned about capital efficiency, supply chain, logistics, speed, and cost. This is very standardized and the hard edge is what a…

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Plagiarism in the work of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the work of a Scientist

With the exponential growth of information, we are faced with difficult of having access to abundant information that can be used in our own research and writing. Information renaissance has given us an ability to have access to all sort of beneficial information. Thus, it is important that, as scientist, we respect and cite each others work, if we do not, then we have committed an act of plagiarism. Plagiarism as defined by Dictionary.com refers to “an act or instance…

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Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance is a new topic in academia and therefore, it is difficult to pin point a specific definition that would encompass all the meanings of information renaissance. From my own understanding, I will share my thoughts on this topic and how it has been illustrated in the past few years. Information, as we know it, can be as simple message that is sent from one party (sender) to the second party (receiver). Information is found in various forms, from…

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Ryan’s CICS Story

Ryan’s CICS Story

For┬ásomeone who has never heard of Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS), it’s important that we analyze and synthesis what CICS is capable of producing with the faculty and resources that they obtain. For ICS 601 (Problems in Information and Communication Sciences), my team was responsible to develop a short video that can be used for recruitment of new students for CICS. The video follows Ryan during his undergraduate days, the dilemma he faces as he is getting ready…

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Theory of Human Communication

Theory of Human Communication

Introduction Through the history, the most defining feature of our civilization has been an ability to spread ideas through communication. The tribal civilization of Peru was known for the complex runners system and use of smoke signals to communicate. The mighty Egyptian Pharaohs capitalized on its’ empires potential by developing a written language. The invention of the telegraph by Samuel Morse and the telephone by Alexander Grant Bell was hailed as revolutionary to our concepts of communication. Lawrence Roberts introduced…

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