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Success At Her Fingertips

Success At Her Fingertips | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When Essie Weingarten was young, one of her favorite things to do was getting her nails done. She realized that she could make and sell her own nail polish. Today, her product is a household name.
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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans

Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Robin Williams has been honoured at the spot where he touched the most hearts during his rich and eccentric career, with fans scrawling Good Will Hunting quotes by the bench in Boston where his character so articulately conveyed the beauty of worldly experience and the simple magnificence of love.
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Googlicious - Google isn't giving up on Glass

http://cnet.co/19j49HO Glass is still an important platform to Google. Google's self-driving cars are coming by 2020, and Magic Leap shows off their vision of Augmented Reality.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 8:03 AM

Yes! Needed to hear this. ;)

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Do you stink at visual storytelling? Then here are 17 battle-tested resources for you

Do you stink at visual storytelling? Then here are 17 battle-tested resources for you | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Even if you have an eye for design, you may still suck at making visuals for your campaigns. These 17 resources can help – no Photoshop skills required.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 25, 10:52 AM

When you want to do visual storytelling well, you need great tools and a little design know-how.


What makes a great tool? It's easy to use, there's hardly any learning curve, and you don't need to know about design to produce fabulous material.


What about design know-how though? Well, as you use the tools if you want to go a bit deeper and become more design savvy, there are some easy ways to boost your knowledge.


Hence this post by Ritika Purl about 17 resources to help you with visual storytelling.


Some of these you might know about -- like Prezi. But what I like that Purl has done is also list the shortcomings for each tool.


Gems you probably haven't seen before is Karen X Cheng's blueprint for hacking design and General Assembly's Visual Design Hacking Class. Or Unbounce's Guide to Conversion Centered Design -- now that looks cool.


I'm also going to check out Canva. I've been looking for a tool to put together photos and text that tell a story.


Enjoy these. I hope you find good stuff here.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Timeline Charts Illustrations PowerPoint Presentations

This PowerPoint Timeline Template features professionally drawn illustrations of timeline in assorted styles. 


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PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, March 21, 7:25 AM

The collection allows users to create a wide range of timelines including business history timeline, corporate history timeline, project timeline, event planning timeline, wedding timeline and much more. You can customize the slides to suit your presentation by altering the colors and inserting relevant text and data. 

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Fox News Officially Freaking Out About Google's Plan To Rank Sites By 'Accuracy' (VIDEO)

Fox News Officially Freaking Out About Google's Plan To Rank Sites By 'Accuracy' (VIDEO) | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Now why would Fox News be worried about Google beginning to rank websites based on trustworthiness?

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Elon Musk Predicts the End of Human Drivers

Elon Musk Predicts the End of Human Drivers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has predicted a future where human drivers are outlawed in favor of self-driving cars.
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The Psychology of Excitement: How to Better Engage Your Audience

The Psychology of Excitement: How to Better Engage Your Audience | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Learn how to use the psychology of excitement to make your marketing more engaging.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 18, 1:55 PM

People are emotional creatures. We decide and take action (including buying decisions) based largely on emotions.


If your marketing content tries to reach your audience only through a rational approach, there’s a good chance it will fall flat.

Amy Rattray's curator insight, March 19, 12:26 AM

Yes, I too agree. I would find myself giving everyone advise and you can see if you said one thing wrong that the person asking, who defiantly emotionally feel those words said.

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Little League star Mo'ne Davis designs sneaker line to benefit impoverished girls - Today.com

Little League star Mo'ne Davis designs sneaker line to benefit impoverished girls - Today.com | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Mo'ne Davis made history in August as the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in a Little League World Series game — and the sixth...
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The distribution of jobs in every state, in 2 charts

The distribution of jobs in every state, in 2 charts | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
No state’s job market is as skewed toward financial services as Delaware’s. None is as manufacturing-heavy as Indiana’s.
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One Worker's Fantasy: A March Madness National Holiday

One Worker's Fantasy: A March Madness National Holiday | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Ellen Ozier/Reuters March Madness officially commenced yesterday with two annual traditions.
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Genetically modified apples, potatoes win FDA approval

Genetically modified apples, potatoes win FDA approval | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
FDA says apples that won't turn brown and potatoes that resist bruising are "as safe and nutritious" as regular varieties
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1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.

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How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good

How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't be...

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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, March 20, 8:05 PM

Overwhelm & Procrastination: Two sides of the same coin?

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Create Interesting Presentation Slides with Flight Routes Visual Analogy PPT Template

Create Interesting Presentation Slides with Flight Routes Visual Analogy PPT Template | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Take a look at the interesting visual analogy images created using 24point0’s Flight Routes PPT template.

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Rekha Sridhar's curator insight, March 25, 6:50 AM

Slides from our Flight Routes PowerPoint Template were used to highlight various business management frameworks. Take a cue from these examples and create your own customized presentation slides within minutes.

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Cartographically Inspired Fashion

Cartographically Inspired Fashion | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

I found this on pinterest (where else?) and decided to share the geographically inspired craftiness:

1. Paint your nails white/cream
2. Soak nails in alcohol for five minutes
3. Press nails to map and hold
4. Paint with clear protectant immediately after it dries.

This also works with newspaper, but don't try it with NatGeo Maps because the paper is of too high a quality to have the ink bleed out; I would recommend using an old USGS Topo map. 

 

Tags: fun, art.


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Mrs. B's curator insight, March 25, 8:13 AM

Yes to map fashion! I saw a woman with a map skirt - so cool. MAPSMAPSMAPS!!!

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 11:34 AM

I heart maps!  I cant wait for spring break to try this :)

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A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The current flatness of the curve shows investors expect mediocre growth.

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Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings

Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"It is a very slippery and dangerous slope because there's no arguing with a machine"

 

Google could launch an effort to keep trolls and bad information at bay, with a program that would rank websites according to veracity, and sort results according to those rankings. Currently, the search engine ranks pages according to popularity, which means that pages containing unsubstantiated celebrity gossip or conspiracy theories, for example, show up very high.


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Warren Buffett’s 15 Most Memorable Quotes

Warren Buffett’s 15 Most Memorable Quotes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the most successful businessmen of the 20th century. Here are a few of his pieces of advice on investment.
1) Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No.
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How They Filmed 'The Sound of Music' Opening Scene

How They Filmed 'The Sound of Music' Opening Scene | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The ???The Sound of Music??? crew only had 20 minutes when the sun came out to get the shot.
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US Stock Market Sinks as Price of Crude Oil Resumes a Slide

US Stock Market Sinks as Price of Crude Oil Resumes a Slide | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
US stocks slip as oil price fades, bringing down energy sector; Apple joins Dow industrials
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The '70s Are Back in Fashion. Again. - New York Times

The '70s Are Back in Fashion. Again. - New York Times | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Why does the era of glitter and grit spin like a continuous reel in designers’ heads?
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Coffee Today, Everything Tomorrow

Coffee Today, Everything Tomorrow | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Starbucks customers across the country will, by the end of the year, be able to order and pay for coffee from their smartphones before they set foot in a store, the company announced this week.
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Amazon gets FAA certificate to experiment with drones

Amazon gets FAA certificate to experiment with drones | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Seattle company had asked the FAA for permission to fly drones for package deliveries last July
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Every Men's Basketball Team in the NCAA Tournament, Mapped

Every Men's Basketball Team in the NCAA Tournament, Mapped | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
From sea to shining sea

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 18, 8:20 AM

A friend of mine asked, "why is the University of Utah (in Salt Lake City) shown as south of BYU (in Provo)?"  The easy answer would be to same that the map was messed up, because UC Irvine is shown as south of San Diego State, which also clearly isn't true.  The question leads to a bigger question about mapping: how precise does your map data need to be?  This is best answer I could give: the cartographer or the mapping algorithm was looking for the "best fit" that guaranteed the icons would not overlap, but would still be "close enough." Otherwise Duke or North Carolina would block the other out on the map, so they push the icon to a non-competing space. This type of mapping is used when precision isn't that high of a priority. That, or they just screwed up. I'm guessing the shape of the Ute icon (feather dipping down and to the west) is why it was placed there even if it make no geographical sense.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, March 22, 1:56 PM

This map can show how a different spot is more popular in some area than others. In this map, you can see how basketball is more of a NorthEastern/central sport.

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Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
You have to understand people.

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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, March 20, 7:47 PM

Hmmm... some interesting points & methodology...

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Don't Always Be a "Good Employee," From Someone Who Had a Breakdown Doing Just That

Don't Always Be a "Good Employee," From Someone Who Had a Breakdown Doing Just That | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Don't Always Be a "Good Employee," From Someone Who Had a Breakdown Doing Just That: Exhausted from trying to be perfect all the time.


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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, March 20, 8:16 PM

What does always being the "Good Employee" cost you?