Knowledge Broker
36.3K views | +1 today
Follow
Knowledge Broker
Valuable insights for inquisitive minds.
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

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.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
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

via @LeadershipABC 

Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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! 

more...
Jasmin Rez's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:30 AM

via @LeadershipAB

Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling
Scoop.it!

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

Via Karen Dietz
more...
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.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

The Ten Faces of Innovation

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

Kenneth Mikkelsen's photo on Instagram

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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."  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

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.  

more...
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 ;)

Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

How to Nail Your Elevator Speech in 5 Easy Steps

How to Nail Your Elevator Speech in 5 Easy Steps | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Giving an elevator speech is a good skill to master when you’re introducing yourself during an interview, a sales pitch, or a networking event. People are busy, and being able to communicate who you are and what you do quickly and effectively will ensure that you get your most important points across, no matter how short the conversation.”

 

5 easy steps to nail your elevator pitch

 

1. Start with a Blank Piece of Paper: Write down the most important details that you would like to convey about yourself, your goods and services, or maybe your company. What, precisely, do you do? What have you accomplished, and precisely what are your primary goals? Who are your customers and why? Concentrate on the very best or unforgettable facts that actually make you stand out from others.

 

2. Highlight it: By using marker, edit what you’ve written. Remove any redundancies, unneeded or unclear info, as well as broad organization info. Spend some time to improve the best parts. “I’m good at sales” isn’t likely to get attention. Instead, give a concrete example: “I’ve exceeded my sales targets every three months going back a couple of years” demonstrates confidence and may well get the attention you want.

 

3. Pick a Card: Use five pages in your notebook and tag them: Who I am, What I Actually Do, How I Really Do It, Why I Do It and Who I Truly Do It For. Include each item to the pages where they fit best. At best, you’ll have two persuasive sentences beneath each headline. Where there’s not, add relevant information.

 

4. Sort Your Pages: Put the pages in an order where they make sense, being certain the key details are first. Don’t forget, you only have a few seconds to talk with somebody. If you have to stop the speech, what would you like your recipient to know?

 

5. Add Attention: Furthermore, find an interesting fact or statistic to tell at the start of your presentation. Your main goal is always to right away awaken attention so that the person becomes curious and wants to know more.

 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

Books Worth Reading

Books Worth Reading | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

List of recommended books by Kenneth Mikkelsen on www.scoop.it/u/LeadershipABC

more...
Marylène Goulet's comment, May 1, 2013 12:08 PM
The Shallows. Very good read.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

How to Find Fulfilling Work

How to Find Fulfilling Work | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

The desire for fulfilling work — a job that provides a deep sense of purpose, and reflects our values, passions and personality — is a modern invention. For centuries, most inhabitants of the Western world were too busy struggling to meet their subsistence needs to worry about whether they had an exciting career that used their talents and nurtured their wellbeing.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:06 PM

I used to have a job with a capital J. Now, I just do someone else's work. We need to avoid this syndrome.

Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

The Abstraction Method of Problem Solving

The Abstraction Method of Problem Solving | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Everyone has heard the phrase, “losing sight of the forest for the trees.” The idea behind this metaphor is that when you are too close to something, you can get mired in the details and have difficulty focusing on the way those details fit together into a big picture.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

This is an amazing video - a truly engaging way to incorporate sentiment, emotions, and a HUGE WHY in advertising. A must see for any marketeer. 

 

Sccoped by Kenneth Mikkelsen on: http://www.scoop.it/t/knowledge-broker.

more...
plerudulier's comment, April 23, 2013 12:25 AM
Very clever advert, for a change.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

When Do Babies Become Conscious?

When Do Babies Become Conscious? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it
For everyone who's looked into an infant's sparkling eyes and wondered what goes on in its little fuzzy head, there's now an answer. New research shows that babies display glimmers of consciousness and memory as early as 5 months old.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

What talented people want has changed. They used to want high salaries to verify their value and stable career paths to allow them to sleep well at night. Now they want purposeful work and jobs that fit clearly into the larger context of their career.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 2013 5:35 PM

It is what I want and I am not applying for work.

Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

The 10 Stages of Reinventing You

The 10 Stages of Reinventing You | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Reinvention is becoming critical to career and personal success - however it can seem daunting.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen from The New Reality of Work
Scoop.it!

Think We Have Skills Shortages Now? Just Wait Until We Get to 2020

Think We Have Skills Shortages Now? Just Wait Until We Get to 2020 | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Skills shortages in 2020 will rise to an entirely new level. 

And I’m not talking about STEM skills, although they’re critical. Or the ability to speak multiple languages, which needs to be more common in the U.S. Or even the readiness of college graduates to take a place in the economy, which a majority of employers report is lacking.

 

But really — what about the skills for the future? I’m not sure what we’ll call those skills. I’m not even sure they’re skills, to be honest, but here’s what I do know:

People are living longer and will want/need to have longer careers.Smart machines are taking over the most routine workplace tasks.Data – big, medium and small – is changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level.Text isn’t the only way we communicate any more.Organization structures and behaviors are changing due to social technologies.We say “Global,” but what that really mean is that innovation and growth will be primarily driven through the integration of differing cultural norms and diversity.


Via L'Atelier de l'Emploi - ManpowerGroup, Denis Pennel
more...
L'Atelier de l'Emploi - ManpowerGroup's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:35 AM

"Here’s what I do know:

  • People are living longer and will want/need to have longer careers.
  • Smart machines are taking over the most routine workplace tasks.
  • Data – big, medium and small – is changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level.
  • Text isn’t the only way we communicate any more.
  • Organization structures and behaviors are changing due to social technologies.
  • We say “Global,” but what that really mean is that innovation and growth will be primarily driven through the integration of differing cultural norms and diversity.

The Institute for the Future’s Future Work Skills 2020 highlights recent research that predicts the kinds of skills for which we’ll be recruiting in 2020 (which is only six and-a-half years away). Trust me when I write that the majority of HR/recruiting professionals are not ready for this. ATSs aren’t ready for this. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter aren’t ready for this.

And clearly, our education infrastructure isn’t ready for this. And yet, here we are.


10 critical skills we need to start teaching


The IFTF identifies and defines 10 skills that we need to begin to teach now so we can deploy them in six-and-a-half-years. They are:

  1. Sense-making: The ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.
  2. Social Intelligence: The ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.
  3. Novel & Adaptive Thinking: Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based.
  4. Cross-Cultural Competency: The ability to operate in different cultural settings.
  5. Computational Thinking: The ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.
  6. New-Media Literacy: The ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.
  7. Trans-disciplinarity: Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.
  8. Design Mindset: The ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes.
  9. Cognitive Load Management: The ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques
  10. Virtual Collaboration: The ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual teaSocial intelligence (we call it EQ today, I think) and Cross-cultural Competency are certainly emerging in more sophisticated and global organizations currently. Perhaps we have a leg up with these two."
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

I am because WE are

I am because WE are | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

An anthropologist proposed a game to kids in an African tribe.

 

He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

 

When the anthropologist asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''

'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are."

 

Imagine if we all lived according to these values - and if companies in fact strived towards this and organized their business model around it???

 

We have a lot to learn from the deeply rooted fellowship in the African culture. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Scoop.it!

12 Types Of Social Media Users

12 Types Of Social Media Users | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

When you’re using social media, are you an Ultra? Perhaps you’re more of a Dipper, or a Peacock. You might be happier being a Ghost or a Lurker. There Are 12 Types Of Social Media Users – Which One Are You INFOGRAPHIC

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, April 17, 2013 1:24 PM

I'm not sure it's news; it's rather the way of the Internet use in general.

Curated by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist

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.