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San Diego's Technology Workers Build Innovative Development

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Technology workers are an important part of the American economy and represent one of the fastest growing occupations in the country. Technology workers feed the business and economic engines within San Diego but  face some wider challenges. Three technology executives with a a combined 4 billion dollars in revenue and 9,000 employees  highlighted the state of local talent in San Diego on Connect ( 1 ). There are a few additional ideas that can further the conversation. A great portion of society relies on technology and the easy transference of information and resources.  Knowledge intensive industries need this easy flow of information that moves within and between companies. Technology workers help to foster that transference and use information to its maximum extent ensuring information develops other sectors. Technology workers are important for modern companies and help push industries to develop at a faster rate. For example, investment in IT contributes to worker manufact

The Importance of Information Flow for Business Development

The flow of information helps entities integrate operations and services that lead to a more efficient system. It doesn’t matter if we are discussing a single company, a group of companies, or an entire hub of economic activity. The process of encouraging proper information transfer and collaborative problem solving is important for moving an organism to its highest state of existence.  Imagine for a moment how well your body works if your feet didn’t communicate with your brain and your brain had no way of talking to the hands. You would have a difficult time walking, grabbing items, and otherwise functioning. You would eventually starve and pass away. The same occurs in companies and economic hubs when elements can’t communicate together.  Glazer in his book Smart vs. Dumb Service Strategies: A Framework for Ebusiness Intensity discusses the importance of information flow in developing an entity for higher levels of performance (2001). He makes three distinctions where

Effective Negotiation-Turning a "No" into a "Yes"

Effective negotiations skills have a significant place in business as contracts, labor agreements, positions, raises, and even work conditions are often negotiated. As people move up the ranks in position and skill they will likely become involved in negotiations as their positions are no longer bound by clear definitions that define entry level positions. Whether you are negotiating on the behalf of a company or with a company consider a few tips that can turn a "no" into a "yes". All negotiations come with an end game that includes a place where both parties agree to a particular contract or understanding. Getting to that place where both parties accept a specific outcome is the more difficult task. There will be banter, game playing, and information sharing that brings both parties from A to Z. At its heart, negotiation is about sharing perspective. When both parties are open to understanding each other and coming to a conclusion the process may take less tim

Does Data and Our Personalities Impact How We Invest?

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Data is used to understand the environment and make investment decisions about new products and services that directly impact the stock market. Recently, the Institute of Supply Management made an accidental miscalculation on the May Purchasing Manufacturers' Index by published 53.2 and then revising that estimate to 56 after the error was discovered ( Strumpf, 2014 ). Due to the importance of that economic indicator stocks bounced downward and then leaped upwards 26 points after the revision.  The change made sense with investors who saw a tough winter and potential spring rebound.  Stocks can be finicky on new data. The information provided from credible sources, often released from large institutions, are given more weight than smaller publishers. This doesn’t change the fact that they are still a single reference point that when taken in isolation can lead to inaccurate perception. A single switch of a number, miscalculation, or ignored measurement can change the r

How Does Information Networking Create an Export Region?

Export driven economies fuel themselves through an octane boost of information. Information makes their way into opportunity finding, employment, and development. With the right methods of information transference regions can further develop their export driving economies by understanding how innovation fulfills demand-side and supply-side economics. Paul McPhee (2012) explores innovation strategy information spillover contributions as an important catalyst in simulating exports and employment.  Local development exists within a national context. Local stakeholders and business members work together to create development. Local networks and supply chains also rely on greater information links in national networks to be successful (Bathelt, 2005).   In other words, there exists the tighter information transference within local networks and wider networks within the nation. Even though the author doesn’t state this it can also include information and resource vines throughout th