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5 Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible

5 Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Are you looking to make your LinkedIn profile more attractive to recruiters?   1. Keywords in your profile Search engine optimization is a key element of your LinkedIn profile.

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LinkedIn is for professionals and so why not have a professional profile?

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Are you looking to make your LinkedIn profile more attractive to recruiters?   1. Keywords in your profile Search engine optimization is a key element of your LinkedIn profile.

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Resilience and Frothy Ideas

Resilience and Frothy Ideas | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The story started in 1983 and culminated in 1984 by publishing a research paper in one of the most prestigious scientific journals. Going back and refreshing my memory I find that the paper focused on one aspect of resilience that we could have expanded and built on.The idea that prevailed that time was to use rubber from old tire in adding resilience to asphalt. The process included grinding rubber and then mixing it with asphalt and aggregate. Soon, many problems emerged. The grinding process produced angular grains that tore the asphalt film, the mixing process was made more difficult beca
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Telling Business in Stories

This book is a Pool of posts that appealed to the readers. The posts cover some business and life aspects
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4 pronged strategy to scarcity

Plants use 4-pronged strategy to deal with the scarcity of water. Businesses who face the scarcity of talents, resources, time and other types may learn a lot …
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Desert Plants-Derived Business Strategies

Businesses today suffer from heated competition, falling customer loyalties, shortening life spans of products and employed technologies, falling employees' engagement, emergence of disruptive technologies and other challenges. The prevailing climate of business reminds me of plants living in deserts. These plants face many similar challenges. They live in ocean of sands with intense heat, lack of rain and being victimized by animals who might eat them.It is the survival of plants in deserts and the survival of businesses who suffer from customers deserting them. What can businesses learn fro
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Desert Plants-Derived Business Strategies

Businesses today suffer from heated competition, falling customer loyalties, shortening life spans of products and employed technologies, falling employees' engagement, emergence of disruptive technologies and other challenges. The prevailing climate of business reminds me of plants living in deserts. These plants face many similar challenges. They live in ocean of sands with intense heat, lack of rain and being victimized by animals who might eat them.It is the survival of plants in deserts and the survival of businesses who suffer from customers deserting them. What can businesses learn fro
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Success Edges

Success Edges | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Amazingly and remotely-looking concepts is how they may relate. One example is the electron that will not jump to a new energy level unless a quantified amount of energy is given to it. Human efforts are indifferent. They need energy to move forward, but sometimes only definite amount of energy shall take us to the next level.This thought came to my mind as I was studying the Fogg Behavior Model. You shall not cross the borderline to doing different behaviors unless the trigger, the motivation a
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Great Managers Manage Thoughts

The graph below shows the interactions among thoughts actions and output (could become a habit and then behavior, if repeated frequently). Positive thoughts may lead to positive actions and behavior; in contrast are negative thoughts. The book Delivering Results by David Ulrich has an interesting quote concerning how our thoughts and actions relate:“People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking, than think their way into a new way of acting.” It seems that there exists an acceptance that thoughts precede actions. However; there is more agreement
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New definition for managers

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As long as they focus on their own thoughts, its all good.

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Disruption with Purpose- Examples of

Disruption with Purpose- Examples of | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The word disruption carries many negative impressions for the readers. The disruption of business and how chaotic it may go and thus unmanageable is just one example.This I seeing only one side of the coin. Focusing on the negative side may turn us blind to the positive sides of disruption. As there is no light without darkness, so there are no harms without associated benefits. Can there be positive aspects of disruption? Can disruption be purposeful? Let us explore this possibility.A clear example of purposeful disruption is disruptive coloration. Look at the stripes of zebra herd below and
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When disorder is superior to self-organizing? How to apply this to your business?

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Coexistence of Opposites

Visually see how differences coexist in nature. It is the unity in the duality that we must appreciate to feel the harmony within us.
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Doing the Right Thing- can be wrong

Two stories spring up in my mind that propel me to write this post.The first story is short. It is more than just a joke. A girl wanted to tell her boyfriend that she wasn't that kind of girl. Before she could, she was.The second story is about a man approaching a girl, but she wouldn't yield. If you do, I offer you one thousand dollar. The girl refused his offer bluntly. How about two thousand dollars? Surely not, the girl responded. Well, I offer five thousand dollars.  No, the girl replied mildly with an interrupted voice. The man then made what he assured it was his last offer- then
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The Reputation Capital

The Reputation Capital | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The advancement of the internet has reshuffled the playing cards of the social capital. Shadow prime locations in which a person has a secondary location on the organizational structure may in effect have a prime location in terms of influence. A customer who might be secondary in terms of direct business might be in contact with potentially high paying customers and could be the influencer in changing those customers business direction.Customers have their Butterfly Effect in which a small action or word of those customers might generate powerful impact on a business. On the negative side, a
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The Iceberg of Habits and Storytelling

The Iceberg of Habits and Storytelling | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Understanding habits is of paramount importance in marketing, storytelling and almost any researched field of human activities. Habit Marketing relates to understanding habitual behaviors so that we market products that don't negate habits; instead reinforce them.I like very much the quote of ― Mahatma Gandhi“Your beliefs become your thoughts,  Your thoughts become your words,  Your words become your actions,  Your actions become your habits,  Your habits become your values,  Your values become your destiny.” I pondered on habits and w
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Understanding "visualized habits may assist the author in making compelling stories

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Pausing and Regularity Can Kill

I offer new perspectives on different facets of life and businesses. I want to disrupt some conventional thinking.Mostly you are aware of the Maslow Pyramid of needs. One issue that makes me uncomfortable with it is the lack of the time dimension. Needs vary and their intensity varies as well. For example, we need fresh air to breathe. Human beings can survive in average three minutes without inhaling Oxygen. Next is water and humans may survive in average three days without drinking. Food is different and humans may go for weeks without food and yet survive.It is this time dimension that we
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Maslow's Pyramid of needs and how they change over time

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A Beginner’s Guide to Influencer Marketing | XEN Systems

A Beginner’s Guide to Influencer Marketing | XEN Systems | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Why Do I Write for LinkedIn?

A question hovered over my mind- why do I write for LinkedIn?Is it for money? Money is a strong motivator, but I am not paid. In fact, I have been approached to write paid posts for some blogs and I turned them down.For fame- Well I get thousands more views on SlideShare than I get on LinkedInFor recognition_ it is too late to try to get recognition because of my ageFor learning- they say if you want to understand something teach it. I say if you want to understand something write it. Yes, I want to learn and writing helps me do that.For venting off my ideas- this could be a powerful motive.
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Desert Plants-Derived Business Strategies

Businesses today suffer from heated competition, falling customer loyalties, shortening life spans of products and employed technologies, falling employees' engagement, emergence of disruptive technologies and other challenges. The prevailing climate of business reminds me of plants living in deserts. These plants face many similar challenges. They live in ocean of sands with intense heat, lack of rain and being victimized by animals who might eat them.It is the survival of plants in deserts and the survival of businesses who suffer from customers deserting them. What can businesses learn fro
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A Telling Story

The mother looked at her daughter who was carrying one apple in each hand. The mother asked her daughter "would you give me an apple"? The daughter glanced at her mother and then she started looking at the two apples while moving her eyes right and left. She didn't respond to her mother's request. The mother had hardly started walking away angrily when her daughter started calling her "mother- take this apple. I was trying to figure out which apple is sweeter to give it to you. I think it is this one".This story isn't uncommon in our lives because we assume immediate feedb
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Sisterhood and the Greece Crisis

Sisterhood and the Greece Crisis | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
There were two sisters of a poor family that strived to make living. Misery unites people sometimes and makes them share their worries and sufferings. The sisters became so united and shared their future aspirations. As much as the two sisters were beautiful; in contrast was their miserable life.A very rich man accidently met with one of the two sisters. He was so attracted to her than soon they were married. She moved to a grand house. She lived in luxury thereafter.  Her sister wasn’t that lucky and married a man who could afford a modest house and average standard of living.Soon
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Can richness and poverty co-exist?

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The Death of My Brother, but not his great lesson

My brother Eng. Azzam passed away fifteen years ago at the age of 47 suffering from brain cancer. I still remember him walking in my office shortly before his death walking in my office with a big smile on his face. He won a lucrative contract and he came to invite me to a celebrating dinner. My telephone rang and suddenly my brother started making noises and hitting the desk nervously. I could  hardly hear  the phone conversation. Suddenly, my brother fell down  and while falling making a big scream.  Later, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.It is amazing how happy momen
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Great Managers Manage Thoughts

The graph below shows the interactions among thoughts actions and output (could become a habit and then behavior, if repeated frequently). Positive thoughts may lead to positive actions and behavior; in contrast are negative thoughts. The book Delivering Results by David Ulrich has an interesting quote concerning how our thoughts and actions relate:“People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking, than think their way into a new way of acting.” It seems that there exists an acceptance that thoughts precede actions. However; there is more agreement
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Combining Observations and Reflections- A Visual Approach

Combining Observations and Reflections- A Visual Approach | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I wrote series of posts on the O.T.H.E.R Loop. Rod King, Ph.D is the inventor of this loop. A quick reminder of the loop is shown in the figure below.Observe and Reflect feedback each other directly. The question that clouded my mind is: isn't this the way we see. Objects reflect light and the eye then deals with these reflections. How our eyes do that and what lessons may we derive kept nagging me. How the eye sees, how the reader sees your story are they related? One question draws many others.In order to see, there must be light. Light reflects off an object and -- if one is looking a
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Trees Die Standing- or Not?

As I was looking over the balcony I saw a tree that fell on the road. Apparently it was hit by a car. Amazingly, the tree is still in part alive and in part dead.Do trees die standing? Here I see a tree lying on the street and still not dead. Is it  the pride of a tree not to die while not standing? Even a cowardly action will not make tree die in humiliation.I see life and death meeting in one place. Humans are alive or dead. However; the tree is still alive hanging to life and refuses to die in whole. The part that touches the ground is dead, but not the part that is still hanging in t
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Intangible Capitals

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Selected thoughts

A collection of modern business ideas and their applications using creative metaphors
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