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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

.:: General Skill-Building Tips for Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing ::.

The best tips for English-language learners, students and job seekers to develop the Reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills
Students can follow the following tips 

Reading Tips
English-language learners can improve their reading skills by reading regularly, especially university textbooks or other materials that cover a variety of subject areas (e.g., sciences, social sciences, arts, business, etc.) and are written in an academic style. A wide variety of academic texts are available on the Internet as well as in magazines and journals.

Reading to Find Information
Scan passages to find and highlight key facts (dates, numbers and terms) and information.Practice frequently to increase reading rate and fluency. Reading for Basic ComprehensionIncrease vocabulary. Flashcards can help.Practice skimming a passage quickly to get a general impression of the main idea, instead of carefully reading each word and each sentence.Develop the ability to skim quickly and identify major points.Afte…

Ayurveda

Origin
      Ayurveda originated in India and is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. The word Ayurveda means science of life. It is the combination of two words ─ Ayu (Life) & Veda (Knowledge). It is said to have been taught by the creator, Brahma, to Daksha Prajapati, who taught it in turn to the divine twins called the Ashwinikumars. Ashwinikumars were the heavenly healers who taught this science to Indra. The personages mentioned were deities of early Vedic times. When mankind started suffering from various diseases, the wise men like Bharadwaja learnt from Indra the knowledge of medicine. References of illness, cures and other health-related issues are found in vedas, the oldest recorded compendium of wisdom on the earth (6000 B.C.). The main source of knowledge of Ayurveda today is two sets of texts each consisting of three books viz. 1.Brihattrayi   i.e., the three major classics
·Caraka Samhita (1500-1000 B.C.) ·Susruta Samhita (1500-1000 B.C.) ·Vagbhata (600 A.D.)
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