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The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great

The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The poetics of presenting, or why beautiful metaphors are better than beautiful slides.

Nancy Duarte notes the Dr. King spoke in short bursts more reminiscent of poetry than of long-winded lecture-speak and highlights his most powerful rhetorical devices — repetition, metaphors, visual words, references to political documents, citations from sacred texts and spiritual songs. 



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10 Most Awe-Inspiring Neuroscience Studies

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New studies demonstrate the deep power of human empathy, debunk right-brain and left-brain personalities, explore neural structures during sleep and way more...
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Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard Story of David and Goliath

It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?

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Stanford: Top 10 Videos of 2013

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The most popular videos on Stanford GSB's YouTube channel in 2013, including talks by Elon Musk and Tory Burch.

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A Beautiful Math Poster Featuring The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time

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A wonderful visual featuring some of the brightest mathematicians of all time. 

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What I learned about creative thinking from Walt Disney

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Think Jar Collective contributor and creativity expert Michael Michalko shares what he learned about creativity and innovation from Walt Disney.
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Dan Andrews's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:14 AM

In today's quick score business model as new businesses arise to fill niches the  senior businesses need to head the drive to rekindle the creative side of their empires. Keeping senior staff and infusing younger employees who can take that knowledge of today's tramsmedia and merge it with senior ideas to create new innovations.

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Types of Procrastination and How You Can Fix Them

Types of Procrastination and How You Can Fix Them | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Which particular character drags you to delaying tactics? What solution will help you modify your behavior and crush procrastination? Which specific act or habit should you stop doing?

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The Arrow of Time

Why is the past different from the future? Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains how the arrow of time is not an intrinsic property of physics, but rather an emergent feature.

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Does Money Make You Mean?

It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy.


Quite interesting perspective seen in the light of the growing wealth gap in the world and morality in our financial system. 

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New Research: Rituals Make Us Value Things More

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Rituals in the workplace can reinforce the behaviors we want, create focus and a sense of belonging, and make change stick

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It Is Always Now

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Sam Harris, an American neuroscientist, author, and philosopher, shares his concept of the present moment and why it matters to live in the now rather than wait for the "now" of the future. This video asks viewers to live for each and every moment.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:55 AM

Being fully present is an essential aspect of living.

Don Cloud's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:19 AM

Life is a blessing ... don't let it slip by without notice.  It is always "now", and the now is worth being grateful and thankful for.

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The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

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.

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10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know

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When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more.

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How Simple Ideas Lead To Scientific Discoveries

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Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:32 PM

Insightdful and illuminating

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

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In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.


Excellent piece by Wharton professor Adam Grant from The Atlantic. 

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How Your "Working Memory" Makes Sense of the World

Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it.


In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance - and limitations - of your "working memory," that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what's happening right now.

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Stanford research: The meaningful life is a road worth traveling

Stanford research: The meaningful life is a road worth traveling | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

A Stanford research project explored the key differences between lives of happiness and meaningfulness. While the two are similar, dramatic differences exist – and one should not underestimate the power of meaningfulness.

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How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

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The start of a new year is always a great time to think about what we want to see happen in the coming year, and to resolve to pursue those objectives more actively. If you have been feeling torn between resolutions to exercise more and to be a better working parent or spouse, then this should come as great news: You can do both.


Here’s to your success and happiness in 2014.

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The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

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What does scientific research say are the proven methods for being the best at anything? Here's what studies show time and time again.

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Chris Shern's curator insight, December 26, 2013 12:12 PM

It is great to have genetics on your side but it is not the only route. Hard work and grit is always an essential ingredient.

Don Cloud's curator insight, February 22, 2014 2:39 PM

Interesting insights combining several ideas ... and sound advice on how to push oneself to grow.

 

From a leadership perspective, it would be interesting to study how these ideas overlay on organizations (vice individuals) ... e.g. how similar principals as applied to groups/teams/organizations contribute to sustained, high performance, learning organizations?

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The Differences in How Women and Men Think Are Hard-Wired

The Differences in How Women and Men Think Are Hard-Wired | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Recent Studies Raise the Possibility That Male Brains Are Wired for Focus, Female Brains for Multitasking.
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The 25 Best Slideshare Presentations Of 2013

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Sellection of the top 25 slideshare presentations of 2013 for business leaders, marketers and growth hackers.


Reading through the list and paging through the slides is like taking a training course on some of the biggest trends in business and marketing.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, December 21, 2013 11:52 AM

As we prepare to close out 2013, one more to add to the  "Best Of..." series. A useful example of how effective curation can give an instant perspective of the key memes, trends and topics for a who;e year.

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Infographic: If Social Networks Were Megacities

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What would all of our online friends look like if organized into physical cities? Lets just say there would be a lot more urban density.

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Computers Can Now Automatically Stereotype 'Hipsters' and 'Bikers'

Computers Can Now Automatically Stereotype 'Hipsters' and 'Bikers' | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Scientists have trained algorithms to determine your "urban tribe" from your online photos.

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5 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

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Check out this short list of apps launched this year that get the job done - and deserve a prominent place on your homescreen.

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The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013

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The 13 most stimulating, fascinating, mind-expanding science and technology books of the year from Brain Pickings. 

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