Importance of Human Communication in Business – Book review of “The Soft Edge” by Rich Karlgaard

Importance of Human Communication in Business – Book review of “The Soft Edge” by Rich Karlgaard

The author of “The Soft Edge” (Karlgaard, 2014), Rich Karlgaard, focuses his writing in the book on the human elements of business which he calls “the soft edge”. He makes the argument that the most successful companies in history have not only excelled at shrewd business strategy and superb execution, “the hard edge”, but also focused equally on these “soft edge” elements which made their success sustainable. Karlgaard details five variables that make up “the soft edge”. First is Trust…

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In the work of a Scientist – Showing ignorance through plagiarism

In the work of a Scientist – Showing ignorance through plagiarism

Photo: (Trinity College Library, 2016) Let me begin by stating, as a current working professional, a Masters candidate in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University, a retired police officer of 23 years and as an honorable man with a strongly developed work ethic – I DEPLOR a thief. I have worked honestly and hard to earn everything I have and have achieved in my life. I admire those that do the same. Because of…

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History of Human Communication and the Information Renaissance

History of Human Communication and the Information Renaissance

The need for information has always existed in human evolution. From our humble beginnings living in caves and wandering bands of nomadic tribes, humans have sought out information to survive and enrich their lives. Human communication has developed over time from the most primitive early forms of communication such as grunts and physical movements, to drawings, to storytelling, to writing, to the printed word, to the multitude of current methods of information storage and exchange afforded by the computer age…

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION – DEPTH OF CONTACTS DRIVE THIS BASIC HUMAN NEED

HUMAN COMMUNICATION – DEPTH OF CONTACTS DRIVE THIS BASIC HUMAN NEED

FOR MORE BLOGS ON HUMAN COMMUNICATION VISIT:  http://centerforics.org/Center for Information and Communication Sciences BLOG and specifically Dr. Jay Gillette’s blog here. Abstract: The term “human communication” is one not easily defined. It encompasses variables of human interaction, behavior and thought that merge in endless combinations. While there cannot possibly be a single definition for this concept, the following dissertation is intended to present this author’s theory that human communication is a basic human need that drives cycles in an individual’s life….

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What is CICS and what it provides to its Masters candidates.

What is CICS and what it provides to its Masters candidates.

                        The Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University in Muncie, IN has been producing high quality Masters in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) for 30 years. CICS is unique in that it provides an education in a wide breadth of industry skills ranging from technology, to Business, to Human Networking – which also includes building social skills. Professors not only hold…

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Social Media…Where is the ROI?

Social Media…Where is the ROI?

(I made this presentation at the 2016 ITERA Conference in Louisville, KY – for more info on ITERA visit the website.) Many members of the business community are still reluctant to engage in social media efforts for their company. They lack a factual basis and understanding of how to realize the return on investment (ROI) of their social media efforts. This controversy has fostered division, confusion and criticism on this issue. This session is designed to bring clarity as to…

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