Social media is a relatively recent phenomenon, but the popularity is great enough to attract considerable attention from businesses looking to harness social media to connect with customers. Entrepreneurs are searching for effective ways to use social media. Many start with profiles on popular social media sites and work to engage customers on their pages. Mobile social media offers a lot of opportunities for businesses, including restaurants and retail stores, that rely on walk-in customers. Explore your social media marketing options and don't be afraid to move on and experiment to get your desired results.
On the NPR Radio Show, Fresh Air , Terry Gross interviews Michael Specter, who published an article in the New Yorker about "In-vitro Meat" , . protein tissue with the genetic make-up of animal flesh that is grown without an animal. This activity raises technical and ethical issues. Some see synthetic meat as a way to provide food without killing animals, and with potentially more efficient use of resources. That would reduce the ethical dilemma of raising millions of animals just to slaughter them for food. Against that benefit is the concern that this technology will give pharmaceutical companies even more control over our lives.
The Last Planner System (LPS) is a production planning and control system designed to produce predictable workflow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects. LPS has five main elements: (1) Master Scheduling, (2) Phase "Pull" Planning - what should get done, (3) Make Work Ready Planning - what can get done, (4) Weekly Work Planning - what will get done, and (5) Learning - what was done (did) . The collaborative process of LPS promotes participation of those who do the work to plan the work.