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First map of rainfall in the United States in 1855

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U.S. ARMY SURGEON GENERAL, “HYETAL OR RAIN CHART: MEAN DISTRIBUTION OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR” (1855).

 

The drive to map weather yielded the first map of rainfall in the United States in 1855. It captivated the attention of a nation that was just beginning to turn its attention to a West whose climate and arability remained largely unknown.

 

One of the Most Influential Infographics Of The 19th Century. 

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First American attempt to map the census, published before Civil War

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This was among the first American attempts to map the census, published just as the nation descended into Civil War.


The map riveted the nation, and even commanded the attention of President Lincoln (notice that it appears in the lower right corner of the famous portrait of Lincoln announcing his policy of emancipation to his cabinet). In one glance, the slave map conveys a complex picture of the variation within the South. 


One of the Most Influential Infographics Of The 19th Century. 

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CONSPECTUS OF THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” (1880)

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WALTER HOUGHTON’S “CONSPECTUS OF THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” (1880).

 

With the United States’ centennial in 1876, many were inspired to look back on the nation’s first century. A Midwestern educator constructed this elaborate history of political parties in 1880.

 

One of the Most Influential Infographics Of The 19th Century. 

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Check out the spiral...except it is not a spiral, just circles

Check out the spiral...except it is not a spiral, just circles | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

Check out the spiral...except it is not a spiral, just circles.


Don't believe me? Use your finger to follow the fake spiral.
The tilt of the boxes fools your brain into believing it is a spiral.

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America's Global Cultural Diversity Infographic

America's Global Cultural Diversity Infographic | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

The United States prides itself on its cultural diversity.

 

Melting Pot of Immigrants. Interesting to see all the different backgrounds of people in the United States. Great number of countries are represented in the United States by such strong numbers.

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The American Dream: A Road to Riches (Income to Debt Infographic)

The American Dream: A Road to Riches (Income to Debt Infographic) | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

The American Dream: A Road to Riches (Income to Debt Infographic)

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Innovation Excellence | 10 TED Talks to Help You Become an Innovative Leader

Innovation Excellence | 10 TED Talks to Help You Become an Innovative Leader | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it
I've recently been thinking about and discussing with a client the topic of innovative leadership. As in what makes an innovative leader. And if you aren’t one, what do you need to do to become one.
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The reality of authoritative leadership styles

The reality of authoritative leadership styles | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

This infograph shows a pretty interesting picture about authoritative leadership styles at work.

 

A leadership disconnets exists between managers - who are authorative in the current work environment.

 

 

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The Secret Phrase: Top Innovators Use

The Secret Phrase: Top Innovators Use | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it
How do Google, Facebook and IDEO jumpstart the process that leads to innovation? Often by using the same three words: How Might We. Some of the most successful companies in business today are known for tackling difficult creative challenges by first asking, How might we improve X ... or completely re-imagine Y... or find a new way to accomplish Z?

 

It's not complicated: The "how might we" approach to innovation ensures that would-be innovators are asking the right questions and using the best wording. Proponents of this increasingly popular practice say it's surprisingly effective — and that it can be seen as a testament to the power of language in helping to spark creative thinking and freewheeling collaboration.

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19 Tips for Success from @RichardBranson

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Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20, and he hasn’t looked back. He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. We’ve compiled 19 of the best tips from his new book — 'Like a Virgin: Secrets...

 

 

 

1. Don't do it if you don't enjoy it;

2. Be visible;

3. Choose your name wisely;

4. You can't run a business without taking risks;

5. You can't run a business without taking risks;

6. The first impression is everything. So is the second;

7. Perfection is unattainable;

8. The customer is always right, most of the time;

9. Define your brand;

10. Explore uncharted territory;

11. Beware the "us vs. them" environment;

12. Build a corporate comfort zone.

13. Not everyone is suited to be CEO;

14. Seek a second opinion. Seek a third;

15. Cut ties without burning bridges;

16. Pick up the phone;

17. Change shouldn't be feared, but it should be managed;

18. When it comes to making mistakes, bounce back, don’t fall down;

19. Be a leader, not a boss.

 


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Exercise Your Right and Vote Nov 6!!! Make Democracy Work.

Exercise Your Right and Vote Nov 6!!! Make Democracy Work. | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

Make Democracy Work.

 

Exercise Your Right and Vote Nov 6!!!

 

Registering to vote and voting info on website.

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5 Ideas That Are Changing The World - Time Mag

5 Ideas That Are Changing The World - Time Mag | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

Time Mag by Bill Clinton. From technology to equality, five ways the world is getting better all the time...

 

There are three big challenges with our interdependent world: inequality, instability and unsustainability. The fact that half the world's people live on less than $2 a day and a billion people on less than $1 a day is stark evidence of inequality, which is increasing in many places. We're feeling the effects of instability not only in the global economic slowdown but also in the violence, popular disruptions and political conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. And the way we produce and use energy is unsustainable, changing our climate in ways that cast a shadow over our children's future.

 

TECHNOLOGY
PHONES MEAN FREEDOM
The fact is, technology fosters equality, and it's often the relatively cheap and mundane devices that do the most good.

 

HEALTH
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROSPER
While governments, the private sector and foundations have long worked to combat major health crises, innovative partnerships among these three sectors have led to greater advancements in building lasting health systems in poor countries than any of those groups could have made on its own. Working together in innovative ways results in an exponential increase in the good they all can do.

 

ECONOMY
GREEN ENERGY EQUALS GOOD BUSINESS
There's no denying that too much of the world is still mired in an economic slowdown, but some of the brightest examples of significant and lasting opportunity are right under our noses. In tough times, it's harder to accept that some economic instability is good--if there were no possibility of failure, there would be no room for success.

 

JUSTICE
THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE IS NOW
Many of the world's greatest challenges today are simply modern manifestations of our oldest demons. The truth is, the future has never had a big enough constituency--those fighting for present gain almost always win out. But we are now called upon to try to create a whole different mind-set. We are in a pitched battle between the present array of resources and attitudes and the future struggling to be born.

It's struggling just as much in every distressed community in America as it was in Tahrir Square in Cairo. We have to define the meaning of our lives as something other than our ability to control someone else's. The persistent inequality among and within societies breeds instability and conflict, but there are success stories all over the world that we can use as models for reform.

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MAP SHOWING RATIO OF FOREIGN TO AGGREGATE POPULATION” (1874)

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FRANCIS AMASA WALKER, “MAP SHOWING THE RATIO OF THE FOREIGN TO THE AGGREGATE POPULATION” (1874) [LIBRARY OF CONGRESS]

 

After the war these maps of data were advanced by Francis Amasa Walker, the superintendent of the census, who convinced Congress to fund his effort to map the Ninth Census of 1870. Look closely: This map uses shading to represent the ratio of the foreign born to the general population but also the density of the general population. Here lies the origin of GIS thinking.

 

One of the Most Influential Infographics Of The 19th Century. 

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CONSPECTUS OF THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” (1880)

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WALTER HOUGHTON’S “CONSPECTUS OF THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” (1880). Part 2 details. 

 

The width of the line represents the power of the party at that moment in time. Notice the flurry of activity in the 1850s.

 

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US driven by two fundamentally different ideals ~1888

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John Smith’s “Historical Geography” (1888) portrays a US driven by two fundamentally different ideals: the avaricious slaveholding South and the God-fearing, righteous North. 

 

One of the Most Influential Infographics Of The 19th Century.

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Most Prestigious Universities: And their famous graduates

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Most Prestigious Universities: And their famous graduates (USA).

 

 

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Where would you travel - if this was your last year on earth?

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Where would you travel - if this was your last year on earth? End of the World Travel Bucket List! 
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Global Citizenship: Hans Rosling - "Fact Based World View"

Hans Rosling at The University of Oslo: "Fact Based World View". 

 

How to be a Global Citizen. Hans Rosling is amazing speaker/professor/thinker. Must see.

 

Hans Rosling makes complicated facts and stats sound like music to your ears. On August 22nd the world-renowned Swedish professor lectured at The University of Oslo to kick off the autumn Global Citizen lecture series.

 

Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life http://www.gapminder.org/

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Where states stand on expanding Medicaid participation under the new federal health-care law - via WSJ

Where states stand on expanding Medicaid participation under the new federal health-care law - via WSJ | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

Where states stand on expanding Medicaid participation under the new federal health-care law - via WSJ

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A Brain Filter for Clear Information Transmission

A Brain Filter for Clear Information Transmission | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it
Frequently, as many as one thousand signals rain down on a single neuron simultaneously. To ensure that precise signals are delivered, the brain possesses a sophisticated inhibitory system. Scientists have now illuminated how this system works.

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The Evolution of Innovation ~ John Seely Brown

The Evolution of Innovation
An Interview with John Seely Brown

 

“We didn’t invent products; our game was to invent industries.”

 

John Seely Brown has been at the center of many of the
most profound shifts in R&D management over the past
three decades. As Chief Scientist at Xerox Corporation and
director of PARC, co-chair of the Center for the Edge, Silicon
Valley board member, and prolifi c author, he has helped
frame leading-edge thinking about the effective management of research and innovation.

 

In this interview, he speaks about a wide range of topics, from the generative environment at PARC to its contributions to Xerox; from the emergence of sociotechnical approaches to technology design to the increasing importance of social media; from innovation
at the edges of companies to the growing emergence of innovation ecosystems across corporations.

 

Brilliant ideation is not the same as brilliant innovation. Radical innovation involves marketing genius as much as technological genius.

 

Knowledge is fundamentally changing from being contained within a corporation to being contained within ecosystems of partners.

 

 

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There is no such thing as leadership – Peter Drucker classic, Change Leadership?

There is no such thing as leadership – Peter Drucker classic, Change Leadership? | New Ideas ☼ Innovative Thinking | Scoop.it

Wes Balda has written a compelling piece on Peter Drucker and our overwrought attention to defining leadership, which is timely, seeing the new Pew report on negative media and presidental election coverage.

 

Excerpts:


At lunch one day, [Wes] asked Peter to define leadership. He snorted in response, “There is no such thing as leadership.”

 

WB: He defended this by claiming it couldn’t be defined. He stressed that leaders were only labeled thus because they had followers.

 

PD: “At best, leadership may be a dimension of management,” he said, “and leaders could be identified because their actions were predictable, or perhaps trustworthy.”

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Leading could be how we manage, or make knowledge effective through relationships, in powerless environments.
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WB: ...Max DePree identified an important concept – the absence of power. Leading could be how we manage, or make knowledge effective through relationships, in powerless environments.


Results are achieved around or beyond the use of power. “Leading without power” may be the only way leadership works. By definition, then, using power in leading is not leading at all.

 

DN:  Perhaps it's just coercion, or intimidation.  From another article excerpted here, from Forbes, note the diagrammed split of leadership and management tools and the placement of "power tools."


WB:  So, when Drucker says leaders are only defined by the presence of followers, I believe he means that these followers first exist – and that they are absolutely free from all constraints in choosing to follow.


A well known video on being the first follower helps illustrate this point.

 

Power is absent, and the decision to follow creates the ultimate democracy. (Drucker, incidentally, was even more focused on civil society after Sept. 11, 2001.)


Read the full article here.

 

Photo credit:  by Jeff McNeill, Flickr.com CC

 

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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 6, 2012 2:28 PM
In any organization, there will always be leaders and followers. It is true that many people hate the fact that they are just simple followers, the main reason why they often time make nasty comments about these leaders.But, despite all these negative comments, a true leader should never be onion-skinned, and should stand firm on what he believes is right and advantageous for the majority, regardless of any negative opinions.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, September 10, 2012 2:54 PM
@Victoria, thanks for your comment. It is true that "leaders" must have thick skins. Drucker's point, I believe, is that followers define the leaders, and that leaders may, in many, even most cases be an artifact of management, rather than the magical status we've given them over the years.

Indeed, where would Gandi, Nelson Mandela, Washington and Lincoln be without their first followers and the followings that emerged to turn the tides of public opinion to make significant changes in our histories.

It's a provocative article and I'm glad that people are rescooping it. ~ Deb
Erika Holthuizen's comment, September 26, 2012 2:58 AM
golden truth
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