A knowledge broker is a person that links people to people or people to information in order to share learning, better understand each other’s goals or professional cultures, influence each other’s work, and forge new partnerships.
Knowledge brokering is a systematic approach to seeking external ideas from people in a variety of industries, disciplines, and contexts and then of combining the resulting lessons in new ways.
You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas. Here's how the tunes you're playing affect how your brain works.
You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are logical and analytical vs. those who are intuitive and creative. It seems to be natural law. Except it isn’t.
“A Message for all of Humanity” — a stirring mashup of Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator and scenes of humanity’s most tragic and most hopeful moments in recent history, spanning everything from space exploration to the Occupy protests.
Surveys indicate that screens and e-readers interfere with two other important aspects of navigating texts: serendipity and a sense of control.
People report that they enjoy flipping to a previous section of a paper book when a sentence surfaces a memory of something they read earlier, for example, or quickly scanning ahead on a whim. People also like to have as much control over a text as possible - to highlight with chemical ink, easily write notes to themselves in the margins as well as deform the paper however they choose.
Tom Kelley, partner at the design firm IDEO, explains how to unleash our creativity and change the way we approach and solve problems. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All, written with his brother,David Kelley, IDEO founder and creator of the Stanford d.school, provides principles and strategies for being more creative at work and in life.
This video will show you the importance of making the most out of your free time and your daily routine.
It won’t upset you or make you feel unfulfilled, but we guarantee that whatever really fun things you’ve thought about doing for the past few weeks will become a reality a lot sooner after getting a taste of how much time the average human has to explore the wonders this beautiful world has to offer.
Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it's the foundation of rational decision making. Rather than being opposed, emotion and reason are deeply interrelated: if you're going to make sound and rational decisions.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
One of the most underrated parts of the creative process is remaining vulnerable says New York Times bestselling author Brenè Brown in this magical 99U talk.
Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:
Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 by Theodore Roosevelt.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Independence of opinion is both a crucial ingredient in collectively wise decisions and one of the hardest things to keep intact. Because diversity helps preserve that independence, it’s hard to have a collectively wise group without it.
Humanity's success depends on the ability of humans to copy, and build on, the works of their predecessors. Over time, human society has accumulated technologies, skills and knowledge beyond the scope of any single individual.
Two studies show that larger groups of people are better at maintaining and improving cultural knowledge.
Setbacks in any career are inevitable, and yet some people manage to succeed despite the worst of setbacks. Their secret is that they know the difference between a setback and failure. The two aren't the same. A setback has to leave scars before it starts to become a failure. There are ways to protect yourself from being scarred. Some of these can be applied in advance, the way you'd apply prevention before you get sick. Others can be applied after a setback has occurred. But in both cases, anyone can learn the skills that are needed.
Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:
Solid advice from Deepak Chopra:
View yourself as a success, no matter what is happening.
It's not easy being a polymath these days. Knowledge is being generated and transmitted at light speed. The sheer quantity of knowledge required to become an expert in almost any domain is phenomenal, with barely any time left to master additional domains.