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Mapping the global Twitter heartbeat: The geography of Twitter

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Henry Ford's Experiment to Build a Better Worker

Henry Ford's Experiment to Build a Better Worker | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

An excerpt from historian RIchard Snow's coming book, I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford, explores the businessman's pursuit of the ideal worker by regulating lifestyle for higher pay.

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How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Mastering the ability to reframe problems is an important tool for increasing your imagination because it unlocks a vast array of solutions. Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:24 PM

This reminds me of Ellen Langer's work and the asking of different questions so students and adults are not locked into one possible answer.

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25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Visual Learning

25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Visual Learning | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Concept-mapping–or mind-mapping, idea-mapping, or some other variation that makes sense to you–is the practice of demonstrating the relationship between ideas in a map-like form.
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How to Tell a Story with Data

How to Tell a Story with Data | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

So how does a visual designer tell a story with a visualization? The analysis has to find the story that the data supports. Traditional journalism does this all the time, and journalists have become very good at storytelling with visualization via infographics. In that vein, here are some journalistic strategies on telling a good story that apply to data visualizations as well.

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The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

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To be a successful creative, you need to not only be a good generator, but also a good evaluator. The problem is that in practice, it’s remarkably hard to be both. By switching between Promotion and Prevention focuses we can generate our best ideas.

 

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Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco

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Evolution of an Entrepreneur

Evolution of an Entrepreneur | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

To see how the field of entrepreneurship has changed throughout history - as well as what the startup culture might look like for future generations of enterprising business owners.

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How to organize knowledge and practice map storytelling

How to organize knowledge and practice map storytelling | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.


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Guille Florian's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:25 AM

Excellent tool

Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:07 AM

The City of Naples WEB APP used a storyboard which tell the story of naples development via a map--- map story is similiar.  Should make us think how we need to get georgraphy back into schools integrated with history and ecnonmics.

Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:33 AM

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Altimeter Slideshare: Strategy and Content Marketing in the Enterprise

Despite an overwhelming trend toward content marketing and the need to continually feed an ever-increasing portfolio of content channels and formats, most organ
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What to Do When You've Made Someone Angry

What to Do When You've Made Someone Angry | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Intention vs. consequences — is the root cause of so much interpersonal discord. It's not the thought that counts or even the action that counts. That's because other people don't experience your thought or your action. They experience the consequences of your action.

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The New Digital Age: The Internet Doesn’t Hurt People - People Do

The New Digital Age: The Internet Doesn’t Hurt People - People Do | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
The Internet’s disruptive impact has only just begun. Mass adoption of the Internet is driving one of the most exciting social, cultural, and political transformations in history, and unlike earlier periods of change, this time the effects are fully global.
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The Strongest Careers Are Non-Linear

The Strongest Careers Are Non-Linear | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

A fundamental shift is taking place, where the path to getting a job is massively circumventing college credentials. It's time to recognise the importance of "The Non-linear Career."  

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What are the established learning theories?

What are the established learning theories? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

This is a fantastic map, which provides a overview of established learning theories. A holistic approach to technology enhanced learning.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 24, 2013 7:32 PM

This is an incredible infographic.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:49 PM

There's innovation in there somewhere ;)

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The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
There's a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve. A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that the link may follow the twisting path of the vagus nerve, which connects social contact to the positive emotions that can flow from interactions.
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Heroic Words of Wisdom

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Fantastic compilation of superhero wisdom. 

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10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain

10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The human brain is a marvelous tool. However, it was designed for a very different world than we currently live in. As a result, it retains many design flaws that do not serve us well, especially in today’s business world where new ways of thinking and ongoing innovation are essential for success.

 

Perhaps the most damaging flaw is the brain’s tendency to think it’s right. In fact, it often insists it is right even in the face of contradictory evidence. So the next time you’re absolutely, positively sure you’re right, consider these 10 reasons not to trust your brain

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:28 AM

We need to practice mindfulness and being present. The brain is a great organism that can be used much better.

Maree Conway's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:11 PM

Challenging assumptions and taken for granted ways of working is at the core of strategic foresight - understanding how the brain works helps us to understand that our views about the future are not fixed.

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The Science of Serendipity in the Workplace

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Firms are thinking up new ways to encourage interactions among employees, going so far as to squeeze workers into smaller spaces and install trivia games on elevators.
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10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here's a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.

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If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive

If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
The list of the world’s CEOs regularly includes celebrities, billionaires, big egos, risk takers, and failures. What it does not include are social media experts; but that’s about to change.
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Pairing Wine and Food

Pairing Wine and Food | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Jesus turned water into it, people stomp their feet to make it, and it can still be ingested after 200 years of proper storage. This distinctive beverage is wine.
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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

We all know ideas and information spread through word of mouth. But the key to making things really popular happens long before it's discussed at the water cooler or "liked" online. It starts with the message! 

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Using Cliffhangers: How to Keep Your Audience Reading/Listening

Using Cliffhangers: How to Keep Your Audience Reading/Listening | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
Listen ... Just because you got people to read your headline doesn't mean your job is done. Nor is your job done if they read the first sentence. Or

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Karen Dietz's comment, April 30, 2013 11:48 AM
How great! I am happy you are finding different uses for the material here.
Teresa Carvalho's comment, May 1, 2013 5:42 PM
Thanks for your comments. They're always useful.
Karen Dietz's comment, May 1, 2013 7:31 PM
Thank you Teresa! Have a great day.
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The Ten Faces of Innovation

The Ten Faces of Innovation - Great book by IDEOs Tom Kelley.

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10 Clues From Your Calendar That You're Doing Something Right

10 Clues From Your Calendar That You're Doing Something Right | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
What do you have booked? Hopefully, it's enough to keep you busy but not so much that you feel kinship with ping-pong balls.
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