Some of Japans most dominant companies owe their success not only to technology and process expertise but also to an often-overlooked factor:

During the past decade, they’ve been quietly turning their supplier relationships into a tool for innovating faster while radically cutting costs. Welcome to the new keiretsu—a modern version of the country’s traditional supply system.

During its heyday, in the 1980s, the traditional keiretsu system—an arrangement in which buyers formed close associations with suppliers—was the darling of business schools and the envy of manufacturers everywhere. Although there was some tentative movement in the West toward keiretsu- like supplier partnerships at the time, the rise of manufacturing in lowwage countries soon made cost the preeminent concern. Most Western companies today wouldn’t dream

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PAUL DUNCAN likens his title as

Curator convener to that of editor — and, as a former magazine editor and editorial director, he would know. He’s also a published author and head of design for homeward at Woolworths. Overseeing 38 curators, part of his role is ‘making sense of what’s emerging from the process’.

our designers and thinkers. Explain the curators’ role? The curators, who’ve been drawn from a variety of disciplines and age groups, and with a variety of different professional experiences between them, have been brought together to assess the project submissions — in themselves hugely varied. This is not a judging process. Rather

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Henry Fox Talbot

Over 100 years ago, Henry Fox Talbot invented the film negative. We try to rediscover the life of this inventor.

Sometime in October 1833, while enjoying his honeymoon on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como, William Henry Fox Talbot struggled to sketch the beauty of the landscape he saw, using the camera lucida. “I found that the faithless pencil only left traces on the paper, melancholy to behold,” he wrote describing the moment in his famous publication Pencil of Nature in 1844.

Recollection of Another Failure

The incident made Talbot recall another failure he had with a different drawing instrument,

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How to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 on-site

In one of his articles written after the conference, Microsoft TechEd 2013 North America, I mentioned that we have entered a new world of services, Microsoft «free versions.» This is evident from the annual update cycle of Windows 8, Windows Server, Visual Studio, SQL Server and all other products. One of the main conditions for peace «no version» — a seamless upgrade process to be able to move, for example, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 or to between versions of Office 365.

Improvements in the process of an upgrade to SharePoint

«Technical» the update process with the transition from SharePoint 2010,

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That authorities hide in gang Morozov?

For capital punishment, execution, board Supreme Court sentenced Sergei Morozov and Igor Danchenko, who in the midst of the 1990s formed in Gomel criminal gang. Offenders have pulled money from local businessmen and killed those who refuses to pay.Gang members — Zaitsev Semchenko Sidorenko, Astratsovu-Gutyru — Tribunal gave 20 years’ imprisonment, of which 5 years they have served in the bullpen, and fifteen — in the colony. Oleg Juma was sentenced to six years in prison.This is the second trial S.Marozavym and its partners. In December 2006 verdict over 30 gang members.Then sentenced to the death penalty Morozova Danchenko and

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Process with the administration of President Vl.Holadam bureaucrat will be closed

This was told in the press service Supreme Court. According to the press service, the case came to the court with the stamp, which provides for a closed process. When the process starts, has not yet decided.Vladimir Cold detained in late June. Bureaucrat presidential administration suspected fraud and incitement to bribery.According to these allegations Vladimir Frost threatens to 10 years in prison with confiscation of property.Lukashenko freed from B. Cold work Tsentravykankame, 18:08:07 Penalty "Narodnaya Volya"25 million in favor of Proleskovsky, 2:10:07

Why opaque privatization process?

Recent commercial transactions Belarusian authorities with foreign businessmen experts believe incomprehensible. Why did the authorities hide from society these projects? Is there anything in the process of privatization schemes grayish? Why Belarus began to open doors to foreign capital?Valery Karbalevich: "Last time, Belarus all opens the door wider to foreign capital. Almost every week, Lukashenko sees entrepreneurs from other states. Government and business entities intensively take foreign loans.Belarus eventually won the country’s sovereign rating. Started selling as individual companies, municipal shares and banks to foreign companies. Is this the beginning of any major processes that lead to changes in social

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Why opaque privatization process?

Recent commercial transactions Belarusian authorities with foreign businessmen experts believe incomprehensible. Why did the authorities hide from society these projects? Is there anything in the process of privatization schemes grayish? Why Belarus began to open doors to foreign capital?Valery Karbalevich: "Last time, Belarus all opens the door wider to foreign capital. Almost every week, Lukashenko sees entrepreneurs from other states. Government and business entities intensively take foreign loans.Belarus eventually won the country’s sovereign rating. Started selling as individual companies, municipal shares and banks to foreign companies. Is this the beginning of any major processes that lead to changes in social

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The process will begin on September 4 Malady

Tomorrow Ivan must go to the local district tribunal to obtain a formal agenda, reports the website of the newspaper "Nasha Niva"Yesterday was appointed date trial Anastasia Azarko of Nesvizha, it too will be judged on September 4. Does not know the date of the court’s own Jaroslav Hryshchenya but most leaning worldview that his court will also begin on September 4.All three Young people blame in Article 193-1 of the Criminal Code "Illegal business activity» public association, religious organization or fund or role in their activities."

Why PET bottles litter Belarus?

Now the programmer from the town of Brest on Belaazyorsk Makavchik Victor received a long awaited response from power structures."I got a call from Berezovsky’s executive committee. Say what now came paper-invitation to the meeting of the Ministerial Council. I believe that it will further this week … Generally its eighth month. I hope that our procedure is appropriate to the finish. "Victor Makavchik last year won a grant from the TACIS programs from waste disposal and collection of secondary raw materials. Amount — 160 thousand euros."I spoke to all the local power structure, which could get. Unfortunately, only in

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