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Time to rock the boat? Cruise ships can destroy the very destinations they sell to us

Time to rock the boat? Cruise ships can destroy the very destinations they sell to us | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Large ocean liners with several thousand passengers can overwhelm small towns and vulnerable coastlines.
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From Medieval kings to modern politics: the origins of England's North-South divide

From Medieval kings to modern politics: the origins of England's North-South divide | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Our expert joins the dots between the ancient kingdoms of yore and today's Northern Powerhouse.
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PepeSearch: Semantic Data for the Masses

PepeSearch: Semantic Data for the Masses | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
With the emergence of the Web of Data, there is a need of tools for searching and exploring the growing amount of semantic data. Unfortunately, such tools are scarce and typically require knowledge of SPARQL/RDF.
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Tech companies are eating journalists' lunch. Shouldn't they at least pay for it?

Tech companies are eating journalists' lunch. Shouldn't they at least pay for it? | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Tech and social media companies that benefit from using news content should help support journalism.
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Wake up sleepy head: why we fall asleep when we don’t want to

Wake up sleepy head: why we fall asleep when we don’t want to | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
There are many factors that contribute to us falling asleep unexpectedly, in inappropriate places, or even when we really don't want to.
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Evolution of the Desk: From the 1980s to 2015

Evolution of the Desk: From the 1980s to 2015 | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
This fab Vine video was created by Harvard Innovation Lab (via 
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Six things you can do with coffee – after you've finished drinking it

Six things you can do with coffee – after you've finished drinking it | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Thomas Ricker, CC BYMany of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions. These days, the words “coffee” and “fuel” are half-jokingly synonymous.
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What is Knowledge Management?

If you’ve ever sorted your socks by color, then you already understand the basic principles of knowledge management.
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Don't wait for HR, or anyone else for that matter, to save you at work.

Don't wait for HR, or anyone else for that matter, to save you at work. | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Here at HR tech World in Paris yesterday I heard Yves Morieux from Boston Consulting Group make the case that in a post industrial world an organisation's people, and their willingness to collaborate, are their greatest assets.
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Volkswagen crisis: brand that invented modern advertising is dented

Volkswagen crisis: brand that invented modern advertising is dented | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Classic VW ad from 1962 I’ve always assumed it was simple for companies to realise that the most important asset they have is trust. Without it, there’s not a lot you can do to build a sustainable business.
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Even Though RSS Never Went Away, Could It Be Coming Back as a Facebook Sinker?

Even Though RSS Never Went Away, Could It Be Coming Back as a Facebook Sinker? | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Long time readers will know I was – am – a huge fan of RSS and Atom, simple feed based protocols for syndicating content and attachment links, even going so far as to write a manifesto of a sort at one point (We Ignore RSS at OUr Peril).
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DON’T PANIC – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived…

DON’T PANIC – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived… | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
To tie in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit later this week, the OU teamed up with production company Wingspan Productions and data raconteur Professor Hans Rosling to produce a second “Don’t Panic” lecture performance that airs on...
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How Do YOU Stand Out? Exploring Your Social Work Brand (#YourSWBrand) - SocialWorker.com

How Do YOU Stand Out? Exploring Your Social Work Brand (#YourSWBrand) - SocialWorker.com | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Introducing a new online column on Your Social Work Brand (#YourSWBrand). This twice-monthly column by Kristin Battista-Frazee will explore how you can create your personal brand as a social worker for a positive impact on your career.

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Britain's freedom of information laws are 'working well' – but who for?

Britain's freedom of information laws are 'working well' – but who for? | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Whether they charge for FoI searches or not, it's still too hard to access government information.
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Here's wishing Trinity Mirror good luck with its new paper. It'll need it

Here's wishing Trinity Mirror good luck with its new paper. It'll need it | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
It's the worst time possible to launch the first new paper in 30 years. Here's hoping it succeeds.
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Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English – and lose out in global business

Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English – and lose out in global business | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Resented, mistrusted and misunderstood – do native English speakers risk being marginalised in international business?
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Whether stored electronically or written on calf skin, knowledge has never been more threatened

Whether stored electronically or written on calf skin, knowledge has never been more threatened | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Libraries and archives have dealt with threats for centuries, but the growth of digital networks has created new hazards.
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Why governments think that freedom of information is for nincompoops

Why governments think that freedom of information is for nincompoops | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
stablePoliticians go off being open quite easily. Tony Blair went from being a champion of transparency in 1997 to calling himself a “nincompoop” for passing a Freedom of Information Act in 2010.
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In love with Uber and Airbnb? You might have 'disruption fever'

In love with Uber and Airbnb? You might have 'disruption fever' | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Airbnb supporters rally in New York. Shannon Stapleton/ReutersThe Labor Party’s guidelines on the “sharing economy”, released last week, are a positive development for those concerned with the unfettered growth of businesses like Uber, Airbnb and...
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Guitar Lesson Dickie Betts show how to play Jessica

Dickie Betts show how to play Jessica. all the parts. also see; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdKAGlPf3gw
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Meaningful meetings: how can meetings be made better?

Meaningful meetings: how can meetings be made better? | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Meetings could be much better run, and achieve better results.
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Designing learning for the attention economy

Designing learning for the attention economy | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
When petabytes of data are accessible to anyone with a digital device, information is no longer a scarce commodity.  In the information age it is human attention that is in short supply.
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Normal

Normal | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
One of the hardest things about change, especially at work, is questioning what others take to be normal.
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DON’T PANIC – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived…

DON’T PANIC – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived… | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
To tie in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit later this week, the OU teamed up with production company Wingspan Productions and data raconteur Professor Hans Rosling to produce a second “Don’t Panic” lecture performance that airs on...
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Losing your balance

Losing your balance | Ian Dubya's picks | Scoop.it
Many moons ago I managed the editors who worked on Panorama. In those days it was broadcast on a Monday night so the weekends were the busiest and most pressured time for the editors.
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