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A very select and diverse group of business executives and thought leaders were invited to explore how social data can be more effectively harnessed to deliver higher performance. The group explored three primary topics: how social data can more effectively drive business performance, how social data can be harnessed to disrupt markets and industries, and how social data privacy standards might evolve.
In this first video Joshua Kauffman of The Quantified Self, talks about social media and big data as a disruptor.
“The first thing to realize is that social data is really personal data, it’s really data that is about us and data that is about us can come from so many different places.  The scope is vast, in fact I would say the scope is all encompassing.”
“[Individuals] can generate and validate knowledge in the context of personal meaning. And so for large institutions and organizations the most important thing to contemplate right now is knowing that this is a mega trend, knowing that individuals are increasingly empowered with any number of new personal data tools. How can the large organizations and institutions empower those people in a way that is virtuous, in a way that has mutual benefit and ultimately in a way so that the individuals within these institution can be more productive and be doing it with more self knowledge?”
England’s football team crashed out of Euro 2016 after a shock 2-1 loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the competition. England has a population of about 53 million and Iceland has a mere 330,000 inhabitants by comparison. Criticism of England’s players and managerial team immediately after the defeat was scathing.
The salary gap between Roy Hodgson, England’s coach and Lars Lagerbäck, Iceland’s joint-manager, is massive. Hodgson, who resigned in the wake of his country’s defeat, was paid about £4 million every year. Lars Lagerbäck who is managing Iceland gets paid about £360,000 annually by comparison.
This chart shows the annual salary of national football coaches at Euro 2016.
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