The idea behind a flipped classroom has become more popular amongst teachers as of late, which can most likely be attributed to the rise of technology in and out of the classroom. Tools such as computers, smartphones, and tablets are typical items in a student and teacher’s arsenal in more recent times. These technological tools allow for the necessary instructional strategy required for a flipped classroom, which include teaching content at home and activities and discussions (often regarded as homework) being conducted in the class. Learning at home can include reading the required textbook lesson or watching online lectures, which would not have been possible if it was not for the advancement in technology. >>>
By Guest Author Soren Petersen
A startup is about daring market and technology positioning followed by exquisite execution. Since even a bat can position itself, the part of the game one can control becomes all about the execution. Founders agree that design is the key to successful execution, and they proclaim that design contributed more than 70% to their success. >>>
Sramana Mitra: What year does this bring us up to? What year were you thinking of starting a company of your own?
Dave Peters: I started in 1998.
Sramana Mitra: You were based in Paris at this point?
Dave Peters: Yes, I was in Paris. Everyone’s got email and computing is starting, but we’re a long way off the iPhone. Nokia is dominating the mobile phone world. I came back from Paris to Australia to relocate. My wife and I had our first child. That year, I changed countries. I started my own company, had my first child, and bought my first house. That was a pretty big year. I would not recommend doing that at all in one year, but that was what I did.
Sramana Mitra: When you decided to start the company, what was in your head? What kind of company did you want to start? What would that company do?
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Sramana Mitra: I think the data-driven approach is growing for sure. The follow-up question to that is, do you have direct competitors that are following exactly your approach?
Mark Jaffe: There are a lot of competitors who are applying machine learning to solve the data problem. I couldn’t even name them. Since this started, investors have probably put money into another one because it’s a hot space. The question is how do we compete in that market? The best way is to share what we see and what customers come to us for. We’re uniquely positioned to help larger organizations that are centrally collecting data. They want to build a center of excellence around a single behavioral analytics platform that they can use for user base security, network security, server security, database security. They want to use it for operations. They may have tentacles into IoT. They may have business data. >>>
A BIA/Kelsey report forecast that US local ad spending via mobile would soar more than 54% in 2015, from $4.27 billion to $6.58 billion. However, the sector is also seeing increasing competition, that is affecting the consumer review site Yelp. >>>
Sramana Mitra: What is the geographical center of gravity of the company? Is it still Norwegian?
Jorn Lyseggen: The center of gravity of the company is San Francisco. We moved to the US in 2005. I personally moved to the US in 2005. My management team is distributed all over the world. The organization is distributed in 50 offices on six continents. We are in all major economic centers of the world. In Asia, we are in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and New Delhi. We are also in the Middle East and South Africa. We are all over Europe, of course. In North America, we have 17 offices spread across Canada and US. We also have a handful of offices in Latin America.
Sramana Mitra: Where are you now in terms of revenue level? >>>
This feature by Barry Schwartz on The New York Times looks at how a we need to rethink work as a deeper sense of purpose can increase efficiency rather than an increase in compensation. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>