Ken’s TOP 5 Information Pivot Points of Week 43

coretech20131. Join Jim Young, Howard Berger, Darrell Smith, Brad Sill and many others at CoRE Tech 2013, a unique gathering of the world’s most proactive, visionary corporate real estate, facilities, energy, sustainability, HR and IT executives who’ve elected to come together in order to focus on innovative automation and technology strategies that will enable them to move their respective corporate real estate organizations into the 21st century.

contagious2. Jonah Berger’s new book, Contagious: The secret science behind word of mouth and how you can use it to get more people talking about your product or idea.

3. Little Data: Also by Jonah Berger. Is Little Data the Next Big Data? But while Big Data gets all the attention, innovative technologies have also enabled Little Data to flourish. Personal quantification. The measurement, tracking, and analysis of the minutiae of our everyday lives. How many calories we consumed for breakfast, how many we burned on our last run, and how long we spend using various applications on our computer. In some ways Little Data is a boon. We can lose weight by realizing we tend to splurge on Thursdays. We can be more efficient at work by realizing we dilly-dally more than we thought on Facebook. With data firmly in hand we work to optimize every aspect of our behavior.

DOE 4. The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) partners with industry, academia, and research facilities to further the development of geothermal energy technologies. Competitive solicitations issued as Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are the principal mechanism used to contract for cost-shared research, development, and demonstration projects. Here you will find information on GTO’s current opportunities, past opportunities, and DOE’s Loan Guarantees program.

smartplanet5. Large company executives fear big data more than cyber-attacks, survey says.By Joe McKendrick, October 3, 2013, 3:48 PM PDT Big data is often seen as an opportunity for business development and growth. However, in one survey, executives at the world’s major companies also see data mining and analytics, aka “big data,” as one of the leading threats to their business models as well.

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