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C O M PA N Y N E W S ACQ UI S I T I ON SA N DPA RTN E R S HI PS Richardson, a leading global sales training and performance improvement company, announced a partnership with SAVO, the market leader in sales enablement. Together, the two companies have developed SAVO Sales Process Pro Richardson Edition, an application that allows sales and marketing leaders to reinforce training and execute best practices through coaching at each stage of the sales cycle. Pearson's business unit Pearson English announced its partnership with the world's largest social network for language learning, busuu. The two companies are joining forces to transform the way English learners around the world measure their language learning. The partnership gives busuu's 40 million language learners access to Pearson English's new affordable self-test, gSET. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development for $175 million in cash. Steve Smith, President and CEO of Wiley, feels that this addition position them as a trend leader in the area of enterprise talent management by addressing skill, productivity and performance gaps, and a shift to e-learning solutions., an online education company, announced that it has acquired Compilr, a software coding and development environment that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser. This acquisition is a part of lynda. com's growth strategy and underscores its commitment to providing members with the best personal and professional development resources available. GP Strategies completed its acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies to add to its GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group. Leading providers of human capital management (HCM) solutions, Effective-People and EffectiveLearning offers sales and support of the full SAP SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services. getAbstract, the world's largest provider of business book summaries, and Triple Creek, a leading provider of enterprise social learning and knowledge sharing software, formed a strategic partnership that will provide mutual customers with access to getAbstract's business book summaries directly from Triple Creek's social learning platform. INDUST RYNE WS Industry Pioneer Don Kirkpatrick Passes Don Kirkpatrick, best known for creating a highly influential 'four level' model for training course evaluation, passed away at age 90. A luminary in the training and development industry, his four levels of training evaluation created in the 1950s became the industry standard for measuring the impact of training programs. Adobe Launches Voice for iPad Adobe has launched Voice, a free multimedia iPad app that puts the creation of narrative, animated videos directly into consumers' hands. It is designed as a substitute for PowerPoint-style deck presentations, featuring real-time motion graphics, audio sweetening, and HD video output. It's targeted to small businesses, educators and students who want to create an original message with artistic flair, without the need for photo or video experience. Survey Results Show Many Leadership Teams Out of Touch AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, conducted a survey of more than 300 executives and managers that revealed that many corporate teams operate as though stuck in a leadership bubble. The leadership bubble phenomenon is neither new nor unique, according to the findings, but leaders themselves are seldom aware of the situation. New Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Program Raytheon Professional Services LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, and T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - SUMMER201 4 I WWW.TRAININGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE Petrofac Training Services announced a first-of-its-kind offering under their jointly owned Hi-Con Training program. The new Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (THUET) course was recently launched at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING COMPANY NEWS? PLEASE SEND TO EDITOR@TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM 57

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2014

From Where I Sit
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Developing Emerging Talent Pipelines
The Inherent Inertia of Training
Stop Harping on Generational Differences
Learning to Live the Brand
Leading through a Merger and Acquisition
Organizational Change through Applied Learning
Influencing without Line Authority: A Key Skill for Virtual Project Managers
The Currency of Trust: The Difference between Flourishing and Floundering
Building Buy-in for Learning Investments
Sales Winners Sell Differently: How Selling Is and Isn't Changing
From Mind-Full to Mindful: The Intention/Instruction Intersection
The Implications of Organizational Forgetting
Casebook: ADP: Improving Sales Process Effectiveness
Sustaining Training's Impact
Managing at the Speed of Business
Becoming an Authentic Leader
What's Online
Company News

Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2014