Want to Improve Your RFP Process?

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mitch Ditkoff. I am the Co-Founder of Idea Champions, an innovation consulting and training company headquartered in Woodstock, NY. We've been in business since 1986 and, since that time, have responded to more than 1,200 RFPs. Along the way, we've noticed a curious trend. Time and again, we've seen RFP-requesting companies get stuck with a vendor or contract that did not fulfill their needs because their RFP process got in the way -- a process that ...
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Put on a happy face? “Deep acting” associated with improved work life

Deep acting is the work strategy of regulating your emotions to match a desired state. New research suggests that deep acting reduces fatigue, improves trust, and advances goal progress over other regulation strategies. Further research suggests learning to attune our emotions for deep acting is a beneficial work-life strategy. In the film adaptation of "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963), Dick Van Dyke sings to a dour Janet Leigh to simply put on a happy face. "Wipe off that 'full of doubt' look, / Slap o...
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Sexual harassment claims from "non-stereotypical women" seen as less credible

Sexual harassment is behavior characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances.Results of a 2018 survey showed that 81% of women (and 43% of men) had experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime.According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, women who do not fit female stereotypes for beauty are less likely to be seen as victims of sexual harassment, and if they claim they were harassed, they are less li...
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World's oldest work of art found in a hidden Indonesian valley

Archaeologists find a cave painting of a wild pig that is at least 45,500 years old.The painting is the earliest known work of representational art.The discovery was made in a remote valley on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. A recently-found picture of a wild pig that was made over 45,500 years ago is the world's oldest known cave painting, according to archaeologists. The painting, which may also be the world's oldest representational or figurative artwork, was discovered on the island of S...
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What can Avicenna teach us about the mind-body problem?

Philosophers of the Islamic world enjoyed thought experiments. If the heavens vanished, they wondered, would time continue to pass? If existence were distinct from essence, would that mean that existence itself must exist? Can God turn your household servant into a horse, so that you come back home to find it has urinated all over your books?But the most famous is the so-called 'flying man' thought experiment, devised by the most influential philosopher of the Islamic world, Avicenna (in Arabic,...
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Mayoral Hopeful Andrew Yang: New York Needs Hype Houses

Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang commenced his run for New York City mayor yesterday with an ad indicating that he’s familiar with the subway system, pizza, and—ayyy—the Knicks. Yang, who’s never held public office in New York City, or anywhere, is staring down a maelstrom of once-in-a-generation crises:…Read more...
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Tesla 2021 Fix for Cold Weather EV Range

Tesla new 2021 Model 3 will only lose about 13-19% range in cold weather versus 40% range reduction in older models. This will help Tesla increase sales in Canada and Northern Europe. There is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Thermoradiative Device for Harvesting 24 Hour Daily Energy from Sun

A thermoradiative devices (TRD) based power generator that harvests solar energy via concentrated solar irradiation during daytime and via thermal infrared emission towards the outer space at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Ark Invest has started a new space focused investment ETF called ARKX. ARK Invest is famous for its ARK Innovation fund ARKK. Their largest holding has been Tesla and they have been the Tesla Bulls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Tesla Mostly Beyond Car Hardware By 2024

Tesla had 16% of its revenue from its non-car business in the third quarter of 2020. This might have increased to 20% in Q4 of 2020. Tesla should be proving the ramp of car production to about 4... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The incredible physics behind quantum computing

While today's computers—referred to as classical computers—continue to become more and more powerful, there is a ceiling to their advancement due to the physical limits of the materials used to make them. Quantum computing allows physicists and researchers to exponentially increase computation power, harnessing potential parallel realities to do so.Quantum computer chips are astoundingly small, about the size of a fingernail. Scientists have to not only build the computer itself but also the ult...
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Full Autonomous Self Driving Teslas in Vegas Boring Tunnels by the End of 2021

The LVCVA board approved $6.25 million to Boring to operate the mile-long convention center system from Feb. 1 through June 30, 2022. At no cost, authorized access to Boring to dig tunnels connecting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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