Business buzzwords generator at the WSJ

Our modest contribution to horizontally push the envelope for thought leaders: Business Buzzwords Generator

Is PowerPoint a blessing or a curse?

This professor’s class notes provide a thorough (and practical) answer that I recommend to students and professors.

See also:

PowerPoint creators: Tufte is right, but…

Presentations and that creature called PowerPoint

and

How NOT to use PowerPoint for comic relief.

Stuff: the whole story

Story of stuff

A 20-minute video that will surely trigger a much-needed debate in your classroom.

The Corporation (2003) – a documentary film

the-corporation.jpg The winner of several international prizes, The Corporation is a documentary film that is a good discussion tool for business students/professors and -one would hope- professionals.

It is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.

Part 1 (with a promotional introduction):

and Part 2:

An extraordinary visual tool: Gapminder

Choose between a number of indicators, select which countries you want to show and then see the development over time.

Watch this 20-minute presentation from its developer at the TED conference 2007:

Go to gapminder.org for more information and other databases.

Related posts:

Visual literacy

The guru of quantitative information display

Words and visuals: Why are you there?

HBS case on Wikipedia

can be found here.

Related post: Wikis in Plain English

Visual literacy

It is as necessary to effective business communication as computer literacy is to effective business practice.

References:

The Virtual Literacy website is an e-learning tutorial on visualization for communication, engineering and business. You also want to explore the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) website.

Resources:

You cannot afford not to use the Periodic Table of Visualization Methods and this accompanying resource that documents each of the methods from the Periodic Table.

Related post: The guru of quantitative information display