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10 Haunted Libraries Around the World

10 Haunted Libraries Around the World | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

There are many tales about haunted libraries, some more believable than others.  The paranormal has a strong hold on the imagination of many people, and for them stories of spooky shelves in the library are especially attractive.  Here's a list of 10 haunted libraries around the world.

 

There are also ten more haunted libraries in the US here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/10-haunted-us-libraries

 

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog likewise compiled its own list: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/ghosts-in-the-library-the-haunted-library-series-is-back/

 


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Land of Confusion: Why are our business processes so bad?

Land of Confusion: Why are our business processes so bad? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Work processes, like road signs, should be clear and direct. They should evoke a series of concise responses to effect a specific, desired outcome. The problem is, humans are organic. We start out ...
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Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital

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But CEOs increasingly do.
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Want to Brainstorm New Ideas? Then Limit Your Online Connections

A new research paper measures the cost of connectedness as a loss of diversity of ideas.
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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.
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What Stiglitz Misses On Inequality: The Responsibility Of Economists

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Josoph Stiglitz is wasting his time haranguing managers, bankers and politicians on inequality. He should address those responsible: his fellow economists.
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Wealth by degrees

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IS A university degree a good investment? Many potential students are asking the question, especially in countries where the price of a degree is rising, as a result...
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The incorporated woman

FACEBOOK, Amazon, Twitter and a host of other big companies in today’s “data-driven economy” share one thing in common: they make a living from harvesting...
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Guyana profile - Overview

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The future belongs to the self-employed

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"PERHAPS the future belongs to the self-employed. Steady jobs, after all, are hard to find. The idea that a young graduate should expect to work for 40 years with the same employer until retirement seems quaintly dated."
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Structural shift to increased self-employment on both sides of the Atlantic...

Excerpt: But perhaps the structural trend means those paid jobs will not become available. If so, the economy may have created a vast reserve labour force, akin to the “spinsters” of early 19th-century Britain—single women who were paid piece rates for spinning textiles at home—or the dockers who used to mass outside port gates in the hope of being selected for a day’s work. That would suggest an economy where wages are permanently kept under pressure and where profit margins remain high. Good news for the stockmarket perhaps, but not so good for the self-employed.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 3:57 PM

Good story in The Economist on the rise of self-employment in USA and UK!

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Data: The Core Competency To A Growing Set Of Occupations

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Let’s try something. You’re playing Pictionary. You select doctor. What will you draw? A stethoscope, obviously. If you get painter, you’ll sketch a paintbrush. Judge? A gavel. Accountant? A big calculator. Web developer? Computer, maybe some headphones. You get the point: We identify occupations with the requisite tools of the trade. [...]
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10 motivational quotes to fuel your business

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Being an entrepreneur or running a small business is not always easy. The journey is not just paved with joyful moments. There are also intense periods of despondency and diffidence. When they happen, one of the best ways to get back on track is to read some sage advice from successful people. Here is a list of 10 motivational quotes for you, today.
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NSA Collects Millions of Images Each Day for Facial Recognition

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Written and audio messages aren't the only forms of communication the government appears to be gobbling up. The National Security Agency is collecting "huge numbers" of photos from emails, text mes...
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Do you waste too much of your time dealing with toxic relationships?

Do you waste too much of your time dealing with toxic relationships? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
At work, do you waste too much of your time, dealing with toxic relationships?For most working people, we spend more time at work than we do at home, so it’s important to have healthy relationships
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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

You need a more efficient method.
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The wrong way

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IT SHOULD be no surprise that Latin America’s years of plenty are over, along with the commodity boom that fuelled them. Even so, 2014 has been disappointing....
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Getting to Know the Makerspace Movement in Education

The Makerspace Movement is Making Waves in Classrooms Everywhere. So What's it all About? I've been increasingly interested in learning more about the
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So what is holding innovation back? A new GE report

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I always look forward to the GE Global Barometer and the 2014 report is no exception, actually it really has moved the needle on what is presently holding innovation back. The Barometer has explore...
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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

 
 

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.

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INNOVATION CELEBRATION | Trend Briefing from trendwatching.com

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The most bang on-trend innovations of 2014 so far.
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The goodness of nations

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A new index ranks national decencySEEN from space, our pale blue dot of a planet is a borderless sphere floating amid the stars. But worldly men know better: the...
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Goodbye Multitasking--Hello Supertasking

Research shows a small percentage of people can accomplish two tasks at once--and perform better when their attention is divided. Can you?
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The inner workings of the executive brain

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“ New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.”
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Most of us assume that when we try to solve problems, we're drawing on the logical parts of our brains. But, in fact, great strategists seem to draw on the emotional and intuitive parts of their brain much more.

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This is an excellent summary of research on problem - solving and the brain.  Huge implications for all leaders.  And the role of attention control is undeniable. A good read. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 4:06 PM

Good WSJ article on leadership and decision-making: "Take much of what you know about how  executives make decisions. Now, forget it." New brain research shows most of what we thought we know about executive decision making is wrong

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Five Reasons to Change Your Outlook on Emerging Markets

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Instead of lumping all emerging markets together, dig deeper to find the indices and countries that can appreciate over the long haul. A quarter-to-quarter focus will only hurt your portfolio.
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5 Must Reads for Creative Leaders

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In a pivotal 2010 survey, IBM asked 1,500 CEOs the most important qualities for future leaders. “Creativity” was their number one answer. Four years later, the topic of stewarding creative
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Tweet from @glichfield

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Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart. http://qz.com/192440/ pic.twitter.com/LWorJBAery
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