Posted on July 9, 2011 by matthewdbenson
A friend recently shared with me a thought leadership article (cover shown above) from Accenture, a consulting firm. The article shared views and insights into factors determining the adoption of electric vehicles, and future direction in which they will likely develop. These views were supported by a study/survey that Accenture had undertaken.
The article addresses a topic that I am interested in, and so I was glad to be informed of the article. What’s even better, the article was free (but was still comparable in quality to what one might find in leading professional media publications).
This highlighted for me an interesting development. Professional service / advisory firms are generally keen to prove their abilities, highlight their knowledge and expertise, and often do this by preparing thought leadership articles. These articles are often freely available on their websites (sometimes on request or after registration).
Filed under: Global economic environment | Tagged: Accenture, Advisory services, Boston Consulting Group, Consulting firms, Deloitte, education, Ernst & Young, Insights, KPMG, McKinsey, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PwC, Thought Leadership | 2 Comments »
Posted on May 28, 2011 by matthewdbenson
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I’ve not posted much on language translation recently, so I’d thought I’d take another look and see what’s going on … A couple of things have come to my attention:
- Rosetta Stone are doing some interesting things with iPhone/iPad (to be honest, not too soon – I’ve always thought that smartphones/tablet computers and Rosetta Stone are made for each other)
- Google Translate continues to push forward – their smartphone app (for Android, iOS, etc.) is quite simply amazing (and yet still quite simplistic, but imagine where they’ll be in another 5-10 years, which is quite a long time in tech terms …
I like the contradiction of the above – one that promotes better language learning, and the other which helps you get by without language learning. Somehow typical of the world today – more solutions, more options, more complexity, more tailoring to individual needs, etc.
Filed under: Language translation | Tagged: Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, Ernst and Young, Google, Google Translate, Rosetta Stone, RosettaStone, Tom Adams, Translation | 3 Comments »