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Interactive Things

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Great projects from Interactive Things, one of the best visualization studios in the world. So cool!

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The Future of Working Life

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Lynda Gratton, The London Business School professor and top 50 management thinker describes the possible ups and downs of the future of work
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Léonne Willems's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:04 PM

Let's ruminate some more :-)

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:28 AM

Another great and extensive interview at Forbes with HR Guru, London Business School professor Lynda Gratton. She describes 32 trends and five broad forces that will shape the future of work and organizations. Must-read!

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Do You Hire For IQ Or Klout Score?

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What is the right balance between intelligence and social connectivity? From an innovation perspective, this difference is very significant. In fact, it can mean the difference between success and failure.

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Time to Reinvent Yourself?

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Kare Anderson's insightful review of the new book: "Reinventing You" by Dorie Clark. A great blog post with lively examples of what it takes to make a career transition. A highly relevent subject for many people in today's job market.   

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Are You (Subconsciously) Afraid of Success?

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Have you ever found yourself on the verge of a big success, and noticed things starting to go wrong? It begins with a feeling of agitation. The tiniest details irritate you. Reliable people start making alarming mistakes.

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Prove You Matter: 5 Routes to Relevance

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Ever wonder why some people seem integral to the plot, while others tend to be easily written out of the story? The answer is relevance—and it can be generated in several ways.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 26, 2013 3:43 PM

Ever wonder why some people seem integral to the plot, while others tend to be easily written out of the story? The answer is relevance—and it can be generated in several ways. To be relevant is to grasp an invisible power, the power to influence, participate, and alter events. It’s the wind behind the sails of cultural movements, historical icons, and even creepy cults. Here are a few ways to make yourself, and your cause or company, relevant.

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The Science of Productivity

Productivity is on the minds of many. So what can science tell us about the human brain and productive work? How do we become more efficient at working, and spend less time working overall?

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We Love You

To the Iranian people To all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate. I'm not afraid of you, I don't hate you. 

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How social media enables people to stand up for world peace. Valuable leadership lesson for any world leader....Power to the people! 

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Why Companies Act Like They Hate Curiosity

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Curiosity - something that drove us to Mars and profoundly motivates individuals - seemingly has no home in the corporate world. The end result is a dull, doggedly problem-solving formula for innovation.

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Free Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking - Stanford University

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Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

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Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Want to write everyday? Start exercising? Quit smoking? We look at how to hack our brains' hard-wired habit loops to change our lives for the better.

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Kimberly Togman's comment, March 18, 2013 5:06 PM
Duhigg's narrative on habits is a good one. He lays out a clear path to effecting personal and system wide change. And helps us understand why it is so hard. Also check out Chip and Dan Heath's "Switch," William Bridges "Transitions" and Rick Maurer's "Beyond the Wall of Resistance."
The BioSync Team's comment, March 18, 2013 8:04 PM
Thanks Kimberly for the book recommendations. I am familiar with William Bridges "Transitions". It is one of the books I recommend on my site (http://www.biosync.com/resources/recommended-reading/). I will look at the other two as well.
Kelsey Walsh's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:51 PM

I chose this article because it answers the question, "How do I get in the habit of running?" It explains how to replace old habits with new ones and include rewards.

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How To Be interesting

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You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. Who doesn’t? This excellent new book combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, March 17, 2013 2:46 PM
Check also Jessica's blog here: http://thisisindexed.com and her contributions on Forbes here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

A wonderful animated short movie: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" - what a title and what a powerful story.


This movie won an Oscar in 2012.  

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. His wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another.

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The Power of Words

Wonderful and highly inspirational video. Reminds us all to strive for authentic and purposeful communication. So choose your words wisely. They are extremely powerful.

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DISFLUENCY - Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave.

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This is a sublime article/video with Adam Alter related to his new book: Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave.

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Employee Engagement Toolkit

Highly visual pdf explaining why employee engagement matters, what it means and what an 'engaged' employee looks like. The evidence infographic, how we get there and some key ingredients for success.

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4 Steps to Successful Brainstorming

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Almost everybody does brainstorming wrong, Ralph Keeney says, and turns it into an enormous waste of time. He wants to tell you how to do it right.
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The Truth Behind "Secret" Innovation At Nike, Apple, Google X

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Innovating in "secret" is a growing trend - not just at corporate giants like Nike and Apple, but at any number of startups that claim to be in "stealth mode." It's part marketing, part strategic PR - and it can do as much to juice public perception as it can to foster internal culture.

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The Life of a Project!

@LeadershipABC: The Life of a Project! From Austin Kleon's book; Steal like an artist! http://t.co/RRf1GPvxPW

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Why Great Ideas Get Rejected

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Have you ever debuted an exciting new idea to the world only to receive a lukewarm or even highly critical response? You are not alone. This TED talk shows that we all possess an inherent bias against creativity.

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Is Creativity the New Business Edge?

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The business world is very rational. Operational excellence, financial mastery and technology savviness have become pre-requisite not to stand out as a winner but to be allowed to compete.
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Understanding How to Frame Your Creative Expertise

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You don't need to be all-knowing to make a meaningful contribution to your team. You are likely one of these four types of expert, when it comes to the work you most want to do.

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Do you dare to dream?

Do you dare to dream? - Excellent animated video about the power of imagination. Highly recommended!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:45 AM

Wonderful share here via  @Kenneth Mikkelsen.  


I dared to dream a few years back and lately I am feeling like the character hanging from the tree limb who is about to fall and hanging on for dear life.  


I will continue with my strategy and hope I can hang on.



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Why Innovation By Brainstorming Doesn't Work

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Anything - even doing laundry - will help you dream up new ideas better than sitting in a meeting, says Debra Kaye, author of "Red Thread Thinking." A case study of the history of the single-use detergent pod.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 6:06 AM

Come to think of it, I've got some ironing to do...!

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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 organizational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.