In Motley Fool Stock Advisor, David Gardner writes about a idea from 1970 that changed the business culture at large: “In 1970, Noble Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote a famous article for The New York Times Magazine, decrying the idea that businesses should have any sense of social responsibility. Their responsibility, he said, is to increase shareholder wealth to the greatest extent possible – pure and simple. It was an incredibly influential idea that became common wisdom and is in large part responsible for much of the business culture we see today. The problem is it was completely and
transparently wrong.” David then follows up with words of wisdom from Jack Welch, Former General Electric CEO. Here’s what Jack said in an interview back in 2009: “On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy … Your main constituencies are your employees, your customers, and your products. Managers and investors should not set share price increase as their overarching goal.” It’s a great reminder to set overarching goals that matter. Then great results are a by-product....(Read whole news on source site)
When building application that works both on WinRT and Window Phone you use Portable Class Libraries (PCL) for shared classes. As there are many application specific things that are not same on different platforms or that are not supported by PCL then you have to make some architectural decisions when creating shared functionalities. In this posting I will focus on persisting data for offline use.The post Generalizing storage access for Windows Phone and WinRT apps appeared first on Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog.
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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/mtreadwell/archive/2013/12/08/154833.aspxGreat Amazon deal at 20% off the price for Office 365 Home Premium 1 year Subscription Key Card. This can be used for your upcoming annual renewal as well. For Win7+. The funny part is that they send you a physical card. This would be perfect for a digital delivery, but I guess Microsoft does not trust Amazon that much.
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At NDCLondon, I had the pleasure to present my talk “Putting the Microsoft Design Language to work”. Because of time constraints (60 minutes is fairly short I couldn’t show the actual code that I show in the long version of this talk. I did however promise to publish them and here they are now for […]