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How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint

How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Gerry Moran breaks down Twitter's 140 characters to help you write the perfect tweet. Combine your interesting content and your personal style with this blueprint to reach more people with your message!


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Stephanie Katcher's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:51 PM

People doubt the content value of a Tweet. The value is in the ability to abreviate a message into something compelling action. Truly and art and science of communication in the digital age. 

#digitalage #compellingcommunication 

Christopher Sachse Aaris's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:51 AM

Wish I'd seen this a long time ago! "How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint"

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About Knowledge Broker

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The purpose of this site - Knowledge Broker - is to highlight and share novel and creative thinking that makes you go: Hmm….interesting


Here I share interesting new books, thought-provoking videos, the latest research into neuroscience, psychology and human behavior, alternative ways of thinking, new innovative ideas, and motivational speeches.


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About Kenneth Mikkelsen


I believe that knowledge is everything. Knowledge is ideas. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is hope. 

But only if it is shared and applied.


That is why I created Knowledge Broker on Scoop.it. My personal aim is to provide you with stories you can learn and grow from. The kind of stories that provokes personal reflection and constructive action. 

I'm co-founder of Future Associates, a consultancy that helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, and organizational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.


You're welcome to connect via: 

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmikkelsen

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KennethMikkelsen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LeadershipABC

 

I hope you'll be inspired.

 

Enjoy!

 

Kenneth

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Margarida Sá Costa's curator insight, January 3, 3:29 PM

are you a  knowledge broker?

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Capability Bending

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Jason Jennings, author of The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, introduces a lesson in leveraging existing capabilities from How to Kill a Unicorn: How the World’s Hottest Innovation Factory Builds Bold Ideas That Make It to Market, by Mark Payne.

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Innovative companies have a culture of curiosity, a willingness to make lots of small bets, and a drive for speed.


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What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Our irrational behaviors are neither random nor senseless - they are systematic. We all make the same types of mistakes over and over. So attached are we to certain kinds of errors that we are incapable even of recognizing them as errors.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 22, 8:18 PM

Mindful behavior is in order.

 

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Listen up

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Talks on the importance of listening, and how to do it much better.

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Great TED playlist on the importance of listening.


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How to Understand Power

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Every day, we move and operate within systems of power that other people have constructed. But we’re often uncomfortable talking about power. Why? Eric Liu describes the six sources of power and explains how understanding them is key to being an effective citizen.


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Questions Are the New Answers

Journalist Warren Berger discusses how thinking in questions can catalyze innovation and reveal more effective answers.


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Questioning is a survival skills for all of us. It is way to organize our thinking around what we don't know and therefore a prerequisite for adapting in times of change.


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We Want Privacy, but Can’t Stop Sharing

We Want Privacy, but Can’t Stop Sharing | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Imagine a world suddenly devoid of doors. None in your home, on dressing rooms, on the entrance to the local pub or even on restroom stalls at concert halls. The controlling authorities say if you aren’t doing anything wrong, then you shouldn’t mind.


Well, that’s essentially the state of affairs on the Internet. There is no privacy.



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What happens to intimacy, when all our secrets are already online?

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AleGo's curator insight, October 26, 3:50 PM

the sad paradox...

 

Sílvia Dias's curator insight, November 19, 6:30 AM

Indeed....

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10 Powerful Sentences to Help Change Your Perspective on Life

10 Powerful Sentences to Help Change Your Perspective on Life | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Here are 10 powerful sentences to help inspire your day, year, or life. Use them as a reminder whenever you need an inspirational boost.



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Claude Emond's curator insight, October 18, 9:00 AM

Amen

Claude Emond's curator insight, October 18, 9:02 AM

Amen

Stefano Porro's curator insight, October 18, 12:14 PM

10 sentences to read and to think about via @Claude Emond

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The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change

The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Personal identity: What is it that makes a person the very person that she is, herself alone and not another, an integrity of identity that persists over time, undergoing changes and yet still continuing to be — until she does not continue any longer, at least not unproblematically?


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The Best Books of 2014…So Far...

The Best Books of 2014…So Far... | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly...

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If Everyone’s an Idiot, Guess Who’s a Jerk?

If Everyone’s an Idiot, Guess Who’s a Jerk? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude.
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Thinking yourself important is a pleasantly self-gratifying excuse for disregarding the interests and desires of others

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 8, 11:38 AM

This is an interesting article. We have moved away from having a civil society which means we may not engage in civil conversation any more. Did we ever? Sometimes we confuse experts with people who might be better defined as jerks. Is there an expert? Or is it subject to civil conversation?

 

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Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster

Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The Google boys in the back garage, were no doubt promoting all kinds of crazy ideas and maybe having even crazy people around them.


Well, Google is a bit of an exception, because it still tolerates some of that. But most companies start out probably with some of that buzz. But the data indicates that at about 50 employees to a hundred that buzz starts to stop. A company that was more multi dimensional, more evolved, becomes uni dimensional. It closes down.


Indeed, if you go to General Motors or you go to American Airlines or you go to Goldman Sachs, you don't see crazy people. Crazy people are fired. Well, to speak of crazy people, is taking the extreme. But maverick people are often fired.

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The excellent John Brockman in a conversation with Geoffrey West, professor and past president of the Santa Fe Institute.

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7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

No clue what you want to do with your life? Here are some crazy and thought-provoking questions to help you out.

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Excellent blog post by Mark Manson. 


Excerpt from the post: 


Part of the problem is the concept of “life purpose” itself. The idea that we were each born for some higher purpose and it’s now our cosmic mission to find it. This is the same kind of shitty logic used to justify things like spirit crystals or that your lucky number is 34 (but only on Tuesdays or during full moons).


Here’s the truth. We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. The unimportant ones basically just kill time.


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Make No Plans: The Power of Serendipity

Stefan Weitz is the director of search at Microsoft Bing. In his 2012 TEDx, he covers the topics of his own life experiences in Australia, neuroscience, chaos theory, accidental discoveries and personal networks, all to make a point that long-term planning in life might not pay off as well as you think.


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58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

We like to think we're rational human beings. 

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

This is an excellent overview of cognitive biases. The best I've come across so far. 


I'm a huge fan of Daniel Kahneman and Dan Ariely's work. You'll find previous scoops on their thinking here:


Kahneman:

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Are we in control of our own decisions?

Are we in control of our own decisions? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

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Why we're getting smarter

Why we're getting smarter | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

It's called the "Flynn effect" -- the fact that each generation scores higher on an IQ test than the generation before it. Are we actually getting smarter, or just thinking differently? In this fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn suggests that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.


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How our minds changed dramatically over the last century - and made you smarter than your grandparents.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 15, 6:11 PM

Are we smarter? Or are we smarter differently?

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, November 18, 12:39 AM

Wish my dad and grandad were around. Would love to show them this video.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Person?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Person? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help people better understand and retain information.

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study published in the October issue of the journal Neuron, suggests that the brain’s chemistry changes when we become curious, helping us better learn and retain information.

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Ally Greer's comment, November 5, 5:16 PM
super cool find!
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Thanks Ally :-)
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The Road to Self-Renewal

In this article, extracted from a speech delivered to the Hawaii Executive Conference in Kona, Hawaii, in April 1993, John Gardner turns his thoughts to personal renewal. 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Previously I've scooped another speech by John Gardner related to the topic of personal renewal. 


You will find the speech here.


John Gardner is the author of: Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society.



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Adversaries to Allies

Nadine B. Hack defies the conception that seemingly opposite ideas can't work together by revealing the power of your humanity. A master bridge-builder, who has worked with Nelson Mandela and other leaders from all sectors, Nadine has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Nadine's unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholder to find common ground and achieve great goals.


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David Hain's curator insight, October 24, 11:24 AM

Excellent insight on how to build the bridges we desperately need to meet today's wicked challenges. www.beCause.net for more.

 

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'Seven Bad Ideas,' by Jeff Madrick

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In “Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World,"Jeff Madrick argues that the failure of economists to address the 2008 financial crisis is rooted in decades of intellectual misconduct.

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The economics profession has not, to say the least, covered itself in glory these past six years. Hardly any economists predicted the 2008 crisis — and the handful who did tended to be people who also predicted crises that didn’t happen. More significant, many and arguably most economists were claiming, right up to the moment of collapse, that nothing like this could even happen. 


“Seven Bad Ideas” tells us an important and broadly accurate story about what went wrong. Economists presented as reality an idealized vision of free markets, dressed up in fancy math that gave it a false appearance of rigor. As a result, the world was unprepared when markets went bad.


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Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs in 2014

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs in 2014 | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.


TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders. 


If you’ve yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to dash off to South America for this global-minded innovation conference, you can get inspired at home by watching the following top TED Talks of the year. 


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The rise and fall of Default Man

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How did the straight, white, middle-class Default Man take control of our society – and how can he be dethroned?

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Paddle your canoe up the River Thames and you will come round the bend and see a forest of huge totems jutting into the sky. Great shiny monoliths in various phallic shapes, they are the wondrous cultural artefacts of a remarkable tribe. We all know someone from this powerful tribe but we very rarely, if ever, ascribe their power to the fact that they have a particular tribal identity.


They dominate the upper echelons of our society, imposing, unconsciously or otherwise, their values and preferences on the rest of the population. With their colourful textile phalluses hanging round their necks, they make up an overwhelming majority in government, in boardrooms and also in the media.

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We Are More Rational Than Those Who Nudge Us

We Are More Rational Than Those Who Nudge Us | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

We are told that we are an irrational tangle of biases, to be nudged any which way. Does this claim stand to reason?

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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

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Viktor Frankl's psychological memoir Man’s Search for Meaning - a meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the primary purpose of life: the quest for meaning, which sustained those who survived.


For Frankl, meaning came from three possible sources: purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

This is a wonderful curation by Brainpickings' Maria Popova of Viktor Frankl's book: Man’s Search for Meaning.


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Lessons in Mindfulness from Sherlock Holmes

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How can we train our brains to think like Sherlock Holmes? This question occupies Konnikova's book, and her answer can be summed up in one word: mindfulness. Mindfulness is "staying in the present moment and learning how to concentrate and how to focus your mind so that it really can avoid any distractions, can avoid anything that might kind of get it off track, says Konnikova.

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This "scientific method of mind" makes use of the brain as an "attic" in the sense that the space in the brain is a finite resource. To think like Sherlock you need to optimize your mental resources and then figure out how you can take the things you've stored and access them in a way where you can "see the bigger picture and not just these random components" that you put there.

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