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The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
"That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes."
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David Hain's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:06 AM

Looks like a great book - another fantastic share from BrainPickings!

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, June 19, 2013 6:29 AM
Yes, David. It's a great source of inspiration.
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Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back. Which is more important?

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John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:39 AM

In Canada and the United States, having frequent contact with neighbors was associated with higher levels of well-being, as was the feeling of truly belonging in a group. "If everyone in a community becomes more connected, the average level of subjective well-being would increase."

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:00 PM

Great question

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:54 AM

Oh yes!

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13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas

13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Want to get smarter during your commute? There are a lot of fantastic podcasts that will teach you new things in a thoroughly entertaining way. Here are 13 podcasts that will expand your brain with cutting-edge science and cutlural analysis.

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Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, June 13, 2013 5:20 AM

Stay open for new inputs and inspiration - only way to stay ahead of the game - enjoy!

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Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years?

Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
The world has changed. In the next 5 years, there's a strong likelihood that someone in your industry won't make it. Don't let it be you.
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Harvard professor Michael Norton explains how to be happier

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Harvard professor Michael Norton and author of "Happy Money" explains the latest science on how to increase your happiness.
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7 Essential Books on Optimism

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What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.

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Is open innovation the future of academic research?

Is open innovation the future of academic research? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Organisations from a wide range of sectors are now opening up their innovation processes to people outside of their organisation. The time to imbrace open innovation in academic research has come. 

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Obama's Speechwriter Gives A Graduation Speech. Not Surprisingly, It's Badass.

Obama's Speechwriter Gives A Graduation Speech. Not Surprisingly, It's Badass. | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Words of wisdom: When an elite speechwriter does his own graduation speech, you get this (skip the intro by going straight to 1:19). VIDEO. 

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Adam Atodl's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:38 PM

Brilliant :-)

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Transforming the Basis of Knowledge

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Confidence that a 'one size fits all' global economy and that the 'Western canon' of knowledge are sufficient to see humanity through the next phase of its transformations and adjustments has diminished dramatically over the past years.

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5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators

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Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems. Here's five visual-thinking based skills that disruptive innovators must master.

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Creativity as Connecting Dots

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DARE - CARE - SHARE: Brainpickings is by far my most treasured source of inspiration. This piece + video on connecting the dots should be an eyeopener to everyone - finally someone talks about the ability to connect the dots as a skill set!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:21 PM

This is a pretty interesting article.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:56 AM

Worth watching......

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5 Videos That Describe New Learning

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What new learning actually is depends on who you talk to. Project-based learning infused with educational technology. Game-based learning and learning simulations. Self-directed learning and learning through play.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

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According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.


Via Dennis T OConnor, Christine Heine, AlGonzalezinfo
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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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Gamestorming

The future of work is not about dull routine… it's about being more human.

 

Gamestorming is a set of best practices compiled from the world's most innovative people and companies, condensed into a lightweight, low-tech toolkit that applies tools and rules to the problems of collaboration and teamwork.

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Tom Hood's comment, May 28, 2013 8:12 AM
Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!
Tom Hood's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:13 AM

Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 28, 2013 9:36 AM
You're welcome, Tom. By the way....you should check out Stattys.com - it's a new type of sticky notes (on steroids!)...They are really amazing. I tried them for the first time at a conference recently.
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Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career

Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The idea entrepreneur is an individual, usually a content expert and often a maverick, whose main goal is to influence how other people think and behave in relation to their cherished topic.

 

These people don't seek power over others and they're not motivated by the prospect of achieving great wealth. Their goal is to make a difference, to change the world in some way.

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malek's comment, May 28, 2013 3:53 PM
Drive the quest to change..the most difficult task
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How to Give a Killer Presentation

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A 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, tells a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from lions—especially at night.

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Knowledge Mapping

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This module focuses on the basics of Knowledge Mapping, its importance, principles, and methodologies. Key Questions: What is K-map? What does the K-map show, and what do we map?


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How to Manage Your Business Partner

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Disagreements and hurt feelings between co-founders can sink a company before it starts. Here are four strategies to set the relationship up for success.

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“Share” Is The New “Save.”

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Working out loud, in the social organization, is to share. So, “Share” Is The New “Save.”
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Scott Langston's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:48 PM

Share is the new save - I like that!

Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:45 AM

In reality, a lot of the buzz going around in the era of "New Leadership" is about Sharing, it is authentic & transparent and in my mind a relief for managers and companies around the world. It is so much easier just to be honest and run an "open" business - I believe Sharing to be the new Black.

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On Sense-Making

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Sense-making is a way to process, categorize, and choose between different possible explanations.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:12 AM

We often treat everything as simple or complicated and there is more complexity ad chaos than we acknowledge.

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The Journey of a Tweet

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This infographic shows the literal journey of a tweet - from the initial tweet to the retweet and beyond.

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

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This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter - as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.

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Conscious Computing: How to Take Control of Your Life Online

Conscious Computing: How to Take Control of Your Life Online | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? We need to embrace personal knowledge management. 


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Beth Kanter's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:35 PM

Great piece.   Love the idea of "calming technology" 


This is the question motivating the embryonic movement known variously as "calming technology", "the slow web", "conscious computing" or (Pang's preferred term) "contemplative computing". Its members hope that we might be able to perform a sneaky bit of jujitsu on the devices that dominate our lives: to turn the agents of distraction into agents of serenity. Their inventions so far include wearable sensors that deliver rewards ("calm points") for breathing well while you work, developed by Stanford University's calming technology laboratory; iPad apps to help you meditate yourself into a state of super-focused concentration; software that lets friends decide collectively to disable their smartphonesfor the duration of a restaurant meal; and scores of pieces of "zenware" designed to block distractions, with names such as Isolator andStayFocusd and Shroud and Turn Off The Lights. I wrote most of this article using OmmWriter, which filled my screen with a wintry backdrop of bare trees and my headphones with the hypnotic clanking of old railway engines. I also used f.lux, which changed the glare of my screen to yellowy evening light, precisely timed to synchronise with the sunset outside.

God Is.'s comment, May 24, 2013 9:51 AM
I feel like grasshopah...
God Is.'s curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:52 AM

Grasshopahhhhhh...

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3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Yes commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington show us some platitudes can save your life.

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Rethinking Thinking

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Every day, we meet people and process our interactions - making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us. In this lesson, Trevor Maber introduces us to the idea of a 'ladder of inference' and a process for rethinking the way we interact.

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Great video from TedEd. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.