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How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Non-reading is not just the absence of reading. It is a genuine activity, one that consists of adopting a stance in relation to the immense tide of books that protects you from drowning. On that basis, it deserves to be defended and even taught.

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What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.
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The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

An illustrated introduction to The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. Oliver Burkeman is hilarious. His dry, cutting sense of humour turned something which could have so quickly become pompous and preaching into an absolute pleasure and a joy to read.

 

As one person describes it in his review on Amazon: "It's as if Bill Bryson or Louis Theroux had performed a road trip into the world of self help."

 

The book has Burkeman's excellent style as a rational, intelligent journalist at heart and this work is both readable and important. Why important? Because it is the first book I have ever read that effortlessly and amusingly conveys hundreds of philosophical and psychological points on happiness into a coherent whole in a way that makes it a pleasure to consume.

 

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The stupid company or the myth of collective intelligence?

The stupid company or the myth of collective intelligence? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Here is my exploration with the eyes of hosting learning spaces to the Blog Carnival proposed by eCollab : In theory, everyone is for the learning organization or the mobilization of collective intelligence.

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Do You Really Need LinkedIn Premium?

Do You Really Need LinkedIn Premium? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Untangling just what LinkedIn Premium can or can't do for your career takes a little doing. So Fast Company's Amber Mac did it for you.

 

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The Social Web: People Don't Share Facts, People Share Feelings

The Social Web: People Don't Share Facts, People Share Feelings | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
It's time to move past this false debate about Social Media. The new web means spending less time interacting with facts & more time communicating with people.
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Innovation and the Art of Riding an Elephant

Innovation and the Art of Riding an Elephant | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

In trying to understand why we act in a predictably irrational ways, for example choosing short-term instead of long-term rewards, Bengt Järrehult uses the metaphor of the mahout and elephant to depict the different parts of the human brain.

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5 Traps You Have To Avoid When Pitching Bold Ideas

5 Traps You Have To Avoid When Pitching Bold Ideas | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Innovation is not a science. Much of it has the elusive qualities of art, dressed up as useful things. But business leaders continue to try and invest in innovation as if it were a science.
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The Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias

The Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Research Shows That the Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias. This is a great article from The New Yorker about the subject. 

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Make the room smarter

Make the room smarter | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The title of Dave Weinberger’s book, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room, describes what should happen in a room where knowledge is freely shared. 

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Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide

Dump Facebook, Keep Your Friends: A Step-By-Step Guide | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
You don't have to say goodbye to your friends in order to keep the good parts of Facebook and avoid the constant distraction. Here's a step-by-step guide to leaving Facebook without deleting your online social life.
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Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty

Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
“Creativity can help us tell better stories — stories that allow us to be even more dishonest but still think of ourselves as wonderfully honest people.”
The first use of the U.S. Postal Service was to sell products that didn’t exist.
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The Best Books on Creativity You'll Ever Read

The Best Books on Creativity You'll Ever Read | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

This blog post from one of my favorite sites, Creativity, the former print magazine now gone online, contains a captivating round-up of some of the greatest books written about creativity. 

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Characteristics of 21st Century Learning

Characteristics of 21st Century Learning | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, have been keeping track of the latest debates and  releases in this trend and have even devoted a whole blog to articles on the 21st century learning.

 

Here they advocate 9 essential characteristics of the 21st century learning from Teacher Thought.


Via Med Kharbach, Aki Puustinen, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Co-Design in Innovation

Co-Design in Innovation | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Co-design’ has cropped up more and more in design circles and even in popular culture to the extent where it qualifies for the term ‘zeitgeist’. Like every new term it initially struggled for a definition being mixed with similar areas such as participatory design, co-discovery and ethnographic research.

 

For Danish readers check also this article: http://www.mannaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/innovation-artikel.pdf

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How to Be an Explorer of the World

How to Be an Explorer of the World | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

This article from the website, Brain Pickings, highlights a wonderful book: "How to be an explorer of the world" by Keri Smith.

 

It is a great compendium of 59 ideas for how to get creatively unstuck by engaging with everyday objects and your surroundings in novel ways.

 

I highly recommend reading this book! 

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Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully

Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Despite the numerous gadgets and apps that help us get through our days, research suggests that only 2% of people can multitask effectively. As for the remaining 98%? They’re actually lessening their productivity without even realizing it.

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Recommendation of a brilliant FREE online courses website

Recommendation of a brilliant FREE online courses website | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Throughout the years I had the pleasure of learning new languages and boosting my personal knowledge via several FREE online courses websites. One website I found particularly useful is ALISON. Check out their +400 FREE courses.  

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The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone

The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Information can be useful - and even beautiful - but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics.

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Visual thinking tools can enhance understanding of complex projects and big data

Visual thinking tools can enhance understanding of complex projects and big data | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Information designers often use visual thinking tools to enhance understanding of complex projects, and manage high amounts of data. Visual thinking or visual perception is defined as thinking through visual processing and using the part of the brain that is emotional and creative to organise information in an intuitive and simultaneous way. 

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John Maeda on the simple life | Video

John Maeda on the simple life | Video | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
TED Talks The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.
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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

Image by Federico Morando on Flickr and used with Creative Commons license.

 

 

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Future Learning

GREAT VIDEO!

 

Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn.

 

Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education at UCSF, are redefining how we engage young minds for a creatively and technologically-advanced future.

 

Which of these eduvators holds the key for unlocking the learning potential inside every student?

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The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity. 

 

We’ve already seen that the notions of stable character and fixed personality are a myth.

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