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I'm learning at warp speed by curating steams of tagged content. The process is near automatic. I feel like I'm responding to things brought up by someone in the room.  

 

My home base is http://jaycross.com. My blog is http://internettime.com.

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Paula Silva's comment, August 27, 2012 6:25 AM
That’s a wonderful idea!
We like reading about your views and thoughts.
Your other topics on Scoop.it are rocking!
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Alexis Watt's comment, June 5, 2013 2:33 AM
Fresh from a session by Scott Klososky from Future Point of View about curating rivers of knowledge ... enter Scoopit via Twitter
Richard E Furlong's comment, August 30, 2013 9:34 AM
Rivers and streams of tagged content knowledge. Green all around, birds chirping. ;-) - kidding, Smart Jay . .
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Welcome to the LinkedIn Family, lynda.com!

Welcome to the LinkedIn Family, lynda.com! | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Many people don’t know that I started my first company when I was a freshman in college. I didn’t know the first thing about designing a website and relied on a Lynda Weinman web graphics book to get my site up and running. What I didn’t know at the time
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Most mergers fail. My guess is that the marriage of LinkedIn and lynda.com will follow the pattern. LinkedIn foresees people looking for jobs on LinkedIn that require certain skills automatically turning to lynda,com to get them. Why would they? These are two independent decisions.  

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Content Curation

Content Curation | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Content curation is the art of finding, selecting, contextualizing, personalizing and illustrating relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience
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A great list of curation tools from Robin Good.

 

I'm really enjoying curating topics with Scoop.it. I discover new things, connect them to what I already know, add my take on things, and pass them along to friends through social media. It's poor man's Personal Knowledge Mastery. 

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Stop Calling Yourself a Guru, Jedi, Rock Star and Ninja (Unless You Are a Guru, Jedi, Rock Star or Ninja) - Marc Ensign

Stop Calling Yourself a Guru, Jedi, Rock Star and Ninja (Unless You Are a Guru, Jedi, Rock Star or Ninja) - Marc Ensign | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
1601631951Being an expert is cool. Think about it. You get to know everything about something without ever having to prove anything! Have more than 1,000 followers on Twitter? You are a Social Media Guru! Have you made more than $100 online? Guess who is an Internet Marketing Rock Star? Were you an early adopter on …
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A view from someone who is clearly not yet a guru.

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Glossary | Jay Cross

Glossary | Jay Cross | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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I have updated the feisty Glossary on my site. My tongue-in-cheek definitions of the jargon we live by. 

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7 little-known side effects of daylight saving time

7 little-known side effects of daylight saving time | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Springing forward can do a lot more damage than just making you sleepy.
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I detest Daylight Saving Time. It's disruptive. It upsets one's sleep rhythms.

 

The Russians did without Daylight Savings Time from 1930 to 1991. Rumor has it that Stalin forgot to decree that people reset their clocks in 1931. 

 

Putin officially called off winter/summer time changes last October. Russians will never reset their clocks now. 

 

I enjoy it when my UK friends go on British Summer Time, which I think of as "BS Time." 

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Minds Matter: Mindfulness Is the Key to Success

Minds Matter: Mindfulness Is the Key to Success | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
To boost mindful leadership, she suggests imagining that people can see your thoughts.
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To boost mindful leadership, Ellen Langer suggests imagining that people can see your thoughts. She's blunt: do you want to go through life mindfully or mindlessly?

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How Your Sleep Habits Are Aging Your Brain

How Your Sleep Habits Are Aging Your Brain | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Experts believe that the lighter stages of sleep, referred to as rapid-eye-movement (REM), help a person process emotional memories and form connections between different bits of information, whereas slow wave sleep—the kind that occurs when an individual enters stages 3 and 4 of non-REM sleep—is especially important for helping information transfer from the short-term memory bank into the long-term memory bank.
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My sleep apnea keeps me from getting any deep sleep. It's a wonder I can learn anything.

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You are as old as you perceive yourself | Gustafson - Bothell Reporter

You are as old as you perceive yourself | Gustafson - Bothell Reporter | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
A new study from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley concluded that people who saw their natural aging process as a positive development – i.e. by becoming wiser, happier, less stressed, etc. – were able to preserve their physical and mental abilities better than others who harbored negative thoughts about old age.
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Important Stuff

Important Stuff | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
 Consider these pages a museum of things that have inspired my thinking since the 'net lit up. My interests embrace business strategy, networks, innovation, and learning. Here you will find inspira...
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Important Stuff Consider these pages a museum of things that have inspired my thinking since the ‘net lit up. My interests embrace business strategy, networks, innovation, and learning. Here you will find inspirations from Doug Engelbart, Tim O’Reilly, Kevin Kelly, Dave Snowden, John Dewey, Ivan Illich, Roger Schank, and others.Perpetual beta, never up to date but contact me if you have suggestions on how to improve the list.

Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |   Schooling   |Culture   |    Foundations   |   Organizations   |   Other   |   Video

Glossary  |  Jay’s Research Pointers  |  Important Stuff bookmarks  |   Jay’s Bookmarks  |  

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A New Year's Challenge: Health, Happiness, Peace, Joy |

A New Year's Challenge: Health, Happiness, Peace, Joy | | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Same Sex Married Life | 10 Thousand Couples online same sex married life magazine, same-sex couples news, profiles in courage, relationship advice, healthy marriage, healthy families, global
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This is a great list of hints for leading a better life. Don't be put off by the fact that it comes from a gay site and is three years old. 

 

Health:

1. Drink plenty of water. 
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 
5. Make time to be thankful. 
6. Play more games. 
7. Read more books than you did in 2009. 
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 
9. Sleep for 7 hours. 
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
12. Don't have negative thoughts on things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits. 
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 
16. Dream more while you are awake. 
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. 
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra 
class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 
23. Smile and laugh more. 
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:

25. Call your family often. 
26. Each day give something good to others. A good word really matters. Change Lives
27. Forgive everyone for everything. 
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day, better yet, make them LOL!. 
30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing! 
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
34. The Creator heals too. 
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
37. The best is yet to come. 
38. When you awake alive in the morning, give thanks for it. 
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please feel free to share this with the people you care about, I just did.

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Resources - Treading Lightly

Resources - Treading Lightly | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The book, Treading Lightly, describes how the ancient Aboriginal society organised for sustainability, their mission to keep all alive, non-herarchical leadership, eco-farming methods, four-level story-telling method and governance rules.
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check out Accounting for a Sustainable World

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Pivots and Portfolios: A Contrarian View

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Pivots and Portfolios: A Contrarian View | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
We live in turbulent times. We struggle to find ways to cope with this turbulence but many of our approaches only aggravate the situation rather than alleviate it. Case in point: portfolios and pivots.
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The bottom line issue with both of these approaches is that they tend to undermine commitment to any particular course of action, or even any particular view of how a market or arena is likely to evolve. So, what’s wrong with that?


Magnifying risk rather than reducing it


What’s wrong is that we fall prey to one of the greatest risks in times of uncertainty. We become distracted by surface events and lose our focus on the fundamental forces that are shaping our surroundings. The more we pay attention to surface events, the more likely we are to shorten our time horizons and spread ourselves too thinly in a vain attempt to respond to the latest unexpected developments. We lose our ability to prioritize – everything seems to have equal urgency.  In a turbulent sea, the worst thing that can happen is that we get buffeted from surface wave to surface wave and lose any sense of the direction of underlying currents that might carry us to safety.

 
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The Story of the University of Phoenix

The Story of the University of Phoenix | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
What drives the profits is how many students they enroll," says Harkin. "The school gets the money. They pay their shareholders, they pay their school administrators. And the student drops out and has this debt hanging over his or her head for the rest of their life," says Harkin. "It's unfair."
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Well, I was there close to the beginning, when John Sperling turned his sights on business students. 1976 - 8. 


Unfortunately, "What drives the profits is how many students they enroll," says Harkin. "The school gets the money. They pay their shareholders, they pay their school administrators. And the student drops out and has this debt hanging over his or her head for the rest of their life," says Harkin. "It's unfair.""

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Virtual reality creator hopes to treat anxiety attacks

Virtual reality creator hopes to treat anxiety attacks | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
OCULUS RIFT
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Will Facebook cure depression and anxiety? 

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Are you ready for digital transformation? Probably not.

Are you ready for digital transformation? Probably not. | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The transition to a digital foundation under the enterprise is becoming the defining business challenge of our time.
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"The transition to a digital foundation under the enterprise is becoming the defining business challenge of our time," says Stowe Boyd. Four out of five companies say they've embarked upon the journey; only a quarter of them have a clear understanding of what they're doing. 


That's bad news. The culture that accompanies digital transformation is the foundation for Modern Workplace Learning. It's one of the "adjacent possibles" required for the great leap forward to deeply social and embedded learning. 


Let's face it. CLOs and the training department aren't going to make over corporate culture to embrace transparency, openness, sharing, and tolerance for experimentation. They lack the clout. More likely, cultural change will ride in on the wings of shifts like digital transformation.



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Take Thomas Edison’s 146-Question Knowledge Test for Prospective Employees (1921)

Take Thomas Edison’s 146-Question Knowledge Test for Prospective Employees (1921) | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
I remember opening my college newspaper one day, and out of it fell what looked like an advertising supplement of unusually utilitarian design.
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For the ultimate in irrelevant job interview questions, take Tom Edison's onboarding quiz. 

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Getting More Sleep Linked to Higher Well-Being - Gallup.com

Getting More Sleep Linked to Higher Well-Being - Gallup.com | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Getting more hours of sleep is linked to higher overall well-being, with the relationship peaking at eight hours of sleep. In the U.S., 42% of adults report they usually get less than seven hours of sleep per night.
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Adequate sleep increases your sense of well being.

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The History of the Future of Education

The History of the Future of Education | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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The graphics alone make this worth reading.

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40,000 Artworks from 250 Museums, Now Viewable for Free at the Redesigned Google Art Project

40,000 Artworks from 250 Museums, Now Viewable for Free at the Redesigned Google Art Project | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Yesterday we featured the National Gallery of Art's site NGA Images, where you can download 25,000 high-quality digital images of that museum's works of art. Today, why not have a look at Google Art Project?
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Great art on the web for free. I will be lost for hours in these, scrolling through paintings.

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The Extremely Simple & Healthy Shortcut to Happiness

The Extremely Simple & Healthy Shortcut to Happiness | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Walking is going places. Humans’ most common pastime -- forsaken for decades as too slow and too much effort -- is now recognized as a health
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Jay's Important Stuff Page

Jay's Important Stuff Page | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The Important Stuff Page is a virtual library of documents, video, and URLs that inspire me. It covers these topics: Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |  ...
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The Important Stuff Page is a virtual library of documents, video, and URLs that inspire me. It covers these topics: Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |   Schooling   | Culture   |    Foundations   |   Organizations   |   Other   |   Video

 

From now until December 4, I’m crowd-sourcing suggestions for new things to put here,anything from a single-panel cartoon to a link to an important, soul-stirring book.

First prize, of $50, and other prizes will be announced during my presentation at Online Educa, Berlin.

Suggest something cool. Send me the item, the URL, where it came from, and why it’s important to the topics covered here. Tell me if I should or shouldn’t credit you on the page.

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Lee Smolin

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Time is the universal constant. 

 

I'm reading Smolin's Time Reborn. It's wonderful. 

 

Click around this site and change your thinking. 

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Fast Time and the Aging Mind

Fast Time and the Aging Mind | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Is it possible that learning new things might slow our internal sense of time?
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Time is what you make of it. Lifelong learners have more mileposts and experience time more slowly. Time doesn't speed up as you age, but your perception of recent and distant blurs, so in retrospect, time feels faster. 

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Report: Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Report: Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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with Jeremiah's slides. 

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Real Business - Happiness will save the economy

Real Business - Happiness will save the economy | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Boyd Kershaw argues that happiness boosts productivity so much it could bring the UK economy out of recession.
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"At Nixon McInness, social business consultants based in Brighton, employees can place tennis balls in one of two buckets - marked "happy" and "unhappy" - when they head home. This happiness barometer acts as an early warning system so that any looming problems can be identified and addressed early on."

 

Maybe it's time to reinvigorate my Happiness app.

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