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Simplicity ≠ Simplistic

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Simplicity is not a starting point, neither is it a destination, it is a continuous iterative process.

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, January 13, 12:17 AM

The Laws of Simplicity: 

  1. The First Law: The opposite of Simplicity is not Complexity but Confusion. 
  2. The Second Law: The path to Simplicity is through Complexity.
  3. The Third Law: Complexity is never eliminated but can only be reduced or concealed. 
  4. The Fourth Law: Simplicity is achieved by finding the right balance between usability and usefulness.


Amrita says it best: "Simplicity is not a starting point, neither is it a destination, it is a continuous iterative process" - Do you agree?

Efficienarta's curator insight, January 13, 8:06 AM

An economic consulting firm that I used to work for made a brand promise of "Unravelling complexity. Revealing simplicity". This served as a very powerful driver of our internal behaviour - from the structuring of spreadsheet workbooks to the construction of arguments for use in court, in front of the European Commission etc. My sense is that in many organisations, the people in the middle of the hierarchy honesty believe that complexity is good - perhaps partly because they have a belief that managing such complexity provides them with more job opportunities .....

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The Business World's Cultural Icon Has a Real Culture Problem

The Business World's Cultural Icon Has a Real Culture Problem | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
In a move for a better culture at Zappos, CEO Tony Hsieh has watched great employees leave. That's bad culture management.

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Efficienarta's curator insight, January 18, 3:04 AM

What level of unmanaged attrition is optimum?  Whilst the headline  level of departures at Zappos looks concerning, on reflection my sense is that it may be OK ....... on the basis that a danger of very tight cultures can be a lack of diverse insights, turnover at the level mentioned in this article may actually be good for the corporate DNA.  

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Extracting business value from the 4 V's of big data

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The power of big data—centered around the 4 V's—enables organizations to improve the business value of their analytics.


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Efficienarta's curator insight, February 17, 5:46 AM

and Leaders should demonstrate consistently that they value this ...

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Our Biased Brains

Our Biased Brains | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
Where does this ingrained propensity to racial bias come from?

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:54 AM

Our biased brains, often helpful and sometimes not. It's always good to develop our understanding of what goes on between our ears, especially when it helps us make better and more informed choices.

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Mentalist Lior Suchard interviewed by Larry King - Mindblowing!

Mentalist Lior Suchard Larry King Full Interview

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 12, 2015 8:20 AM

Watch this when you have 20 minutes and prepare to be amazed! We have seen this "Mentalist" live at the Sydney Opera House recently and he blew our minds!


This interview with Larry King is great because Lior Suchard provides a little bit of insight into how he does it - simply astounding!

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The True Meaning of 'Entrepreneur'

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If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, don't start out wanting to be one.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 3, 2015 8:16 AM

What does it really mean to be an Entrepreneur?

These days (too) many like to call themselves "entrepreneur", but who really is?


And after you get to the end of the article and scroll down you'll get 21 Tips on how to become one! ;)

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Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
New studies of the brain show that leaders can improve group performance by understanding the biology of empathy.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 5, 2015 7:25 AM

Go deep into the emotional intelligence of leadership with Daniel Goleman and the Harvard Business Review.

The emerging field of social neuroscience — the study of what happens in the brain while people interact — is beginning to reveal new truths about what makes a good leader.

The salient discovery is that certain things leaders do — specifically, exhibit empathy and become attuned to others’ moods — literally affect both their own brain chemistry and that of their followers. Amazing stuff!

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How to Use LinkedIn: The Ultimate List of LinkedIn Tips

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Learn how to use LinkedIn for professional networking, business, and marketing with this ultimate cheat sheet of tips.


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How to find your calling in life | Context with Lorn Dueck | Dr. Steve Garber

www.ContextwithLorna.com | Where's My Job? Dr. Steve Garber joins the conversation. Watch full episode here: http://www.contextwithlornadueck.com/episodes/wh...
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To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body

To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
To handle stress and adversity more effectively, we should probably pay closer attention to what is happening inside our bodies, according to a fascinating new brain study.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, January 14, 7:39 AM

In this article the researchers make a connection between resilience to stressful events - resilience in terms of emotional reaction to it and bounce back afterwards - and the awareness of what's going on in one's body. Listening to your body during a stressful event, they say, moderates the emotional response, avoids overreaction and accelerates bounce back.


Seeng they tested this by exposing subjects to physical stressors I am wondering if this isn't really more about our perception of what's going around us: when we perceive a situation to be threatening we "choose" to react in a certain. By "checking in" with our bodies in times of a physically stressful event we can judge the actual impact of the event more clearly than if we immediately react to the perceived threat (which often tends to be exaggerated), i.e. if we're aware of what's "really" going on we can moderate our emotional response accordingly and don't freak out unnecessarily.

Seems to me that this logic would apply to any stressful event: through checking in and assessing the threat clearly by confirming what's "really" going on we stay in control of our response instead of getting carried away by a wave of emotions. Not meeting that deadline doesn't look so bad anymore now, does it?
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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

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Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.

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Yes, kids don't need interference from adults to be creative.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, February 1, 2:09 AM

Genius does not equal creativity, and practising for 10,000 hours doesn’t either, possibly on the contrary. Looks like the greatest drivers for creativity are passion and curiosity, not sheer brainpower and persistence.

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Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction for Their Next Play

Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction for Their Next Play | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
Science fiction is both shaping the language that virtual reality companies use to market the technology and defining long-term goals for developers.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, February 18, 12:35 AM

Science Fiction requires a lot of imagination, both from the writer and the reader. And it inspires the development of new technology. Remember the communication devices from the original Star Trek TV series (sorry, I'm not enough of a geek to remember what they were actually called)? We've got them in our pockets today. The knowledge of the world at our fingertips? Video conferencing? Virtual reality? Holographic chess?

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Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
The experiment that changed everything.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 17, 2015 1:53 AM

Take a look at how the Zappos CEO redefines how businesses are managed by moving his to values level 6!

That's leadership!

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29 Clever Tactics to Become an Influencer

29 Clever Tactics to Become an Influencer | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it
As marketers, we are used to trying to influence people to make a purchase, but what about when ...

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 3, 2015 6:32 AM

As is often the case with lists, some points are better than others, but all of these have some value in them and serve as good reminders that leadership is an action, not a state..

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

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What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships.

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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 3, 2015 8:25 AM

A quick overview from the father of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman, of the competencies of great leaders.


Always good to keep these in mind and practise them on a daily basis!

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The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy

The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy | how to discover your calling | Scoop.it

Would anyone do the opposite of what you’re doing?


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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, May 6, 2015 6:29 PM
Morning Insight Scoop for You!This is a great question you need to ask when you're doing a business strategy question!
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Choosing Career Clusters and Career Pathways

Choosing Career Clusters and Pathways based on your personality and interests (Holland's Theory). For a free map download, visit Career Key article, "Choose ...
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Grow and find your calling

University of Alberta Staff and Faculty members share their thoughts on opportunities for growth and challenge.
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