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Google shares hiring documents and techniques

Structure your hiring process with these re:Work tools: “Hiring someone new is a critical decision for a team or organization, and every step of the hiring process contributes to the final outcome. Use these resources from Google to help you approach hiring in a fair and structured way. Job description checklist [document] Sample structured interview… Continue Reading

The United States of Work

The New Republic – Miya Tokumitsu: “The United States of Work Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold?” Continue Reading

HBR – Using Blockchain to Keep Public Data Public

Harvard Business Review – Data is under attack by Brian Forde is senior lecturer for bitcoin and blockchain at the MIT Sloan School of Management “…The Obama administration drastically increased the openness of government data, codifying it with an executive order that made open, machine-readable data the new default for government information, to ensure that we have transparency… Continue Reading

NASA’s huge new online image collection explained

NextGov: “From the iconic moon landing to pictures of intergalactic space, more than 140,000 images, audio and video collected by NASA over the decades are now housed in one nice, neat and searchable location: Images.Nasa.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library allows the public to search, share and download NASA content from 60 collections now… Continue Reading

How your moods during the work day impact how and what you do

There is substantial and significant information in a recent article on Quartz about how our demeanor at work impacts us, others, the workplace and our work product. Contrary to popular belief…”research shows that forcing workers to appear more pleasant and more cheerful than they actually feel can lead to a whole host of negative consequences—from… Continue Reading

Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight

Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, GAO-17-361: Published: Apr 19, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2017. “The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit and payments. Commonly referenced subsectors associated with fintech include… Continue Reading

Interactive Wall of Birds – One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years

The Cornell Lab – Wall of Birds: “Explore the diversity and evolution of birds with this web interactive based on the Wall of Birds mural. Envisioned by Cornell Lab ornithologists and realized by artist Jane Kim, the large-scale mural features species from all surviving bird families alongside a select group of extinct ancestors. Meet a… Continue Reading

GPO Launches New GPO.gov website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public looking for access to Government information, the latest GPO news, and GPO products and services. The beta site features a simple, mobile-friendly structure that connects the user in a more streamlined digital manner with… Continue Reading

The Nature of Problem Solving Using Research to Inspire 21st Century Learning

OECD – The Nature of Problem Solving Using Research to Inspire 21st Century Learning, 11 April 2017. DOI:10.1787/9789264273955-en “Solving non-routine problems is a key competence in a world full of changes, uncertainty and surprise where we strive to achieve so many ambitious goals. But the world is also full of solutions because of the extraordinary… Continue Reading

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Launches USAFacts – vast searchable database of govdocs

Wired: “Government data is available, but it’s not exactly accessible. A new project from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Seattle design studio Artefact aims to change that. Called USAFacts, it’s an ambitious, $10 million effort to present government data in a way that’s open, non-partisan, and stupidly easy to understand. The website, launching today,… Continue Reading

First Review of New Google Earth

Google Earth Blog: “Google has released a new version of Google Earth today that has been re-designed for a new generation of 3D mapping applications. This first release is not a program you have to download and install on desktop OSes (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook). It is a web application that loads in your browser.… Continue Reading