Brian David Johnson, Intel's resident futurist, discusses forecasting the future, getting ordinary people involved in building a better future, and how to remember the humans when machines talk to each other.
Daniel Goleman's new book, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, is a fascinating round-up of the latest cutting-edge research into how emotions a (Emotional Intelligence and the Brain: An Interview with @DanielGolemanEI >
Storytelling is a really important way to connect with your audience – it is at the heart of families, communities and cultures around the world. Storytelling will help you develop emotional connections and build relationships.
Neal Ungerleider: "A study of "Walking Dead" viewers looks at what happens to the mind while watching a zombie apocalypse… and what happens when viewers don’t share emotionally wrenching scenes on social media."
One could do worse than hold up Steve Jobs as a leadership model. He was cocksure. He was unrelenting in his vision. But, as Barbara Kellerman argues in Ivey Business Journal, Jobs wasn't a paragon. He was an outlier.
It doesn't mean "just do whatever you want, as soon as it occurs to you."...Being your true self is not the same as being spontaneous. It is one thing to be authentic, quite another to "shoot from the hip." It is crucial to recognize that authenticity is a social ability. Implicit in the concept of being authentic — "being actually what is claimed" — are qualities of interactive behavior.
Emotional Intelligence -Emotional intelligence is a set of skills that capture our awareness of our own emotions and the emotions of others and how we use this awareness to manage ourselves effectively and form quality relationships.
Organizational Justice – Great leaders don’t shy away from the truth. They know how to integrate what people think, what they want to hear, and how they want to hear it with the facts. This makes people feel respected and valued. Character – Leaders who embody a true sense of character are transparent and forthcoming. They aren’t perfect, but they earn people’s respect by walking their talk.
Development – The moment leaders think they have nothing more to learn and have no obligation to help develop those they lead is the moment they ensure they’ll never know their true potential.
Salman Khan’s dream college looks very different from the typical four-year institution.
The founder of Khan Academy, a popular site that offers free online video lectures about a variety of subjects, lays out his thoughts on the future of education in his book, The One World School House: Education Reimagined, released last month. Though most of the work describes Mr. Khan’s experiences with Khan Academy and his suggestions for changing elementary- and secondary-school systems, he does devote a few chapters to higher education.
In a chapter titled “What College Could Be Like,” Mr. Khan conjures an image of a new campus in Silicon Valley where students would spend their days working on internships and projects with mentors, and would continue their education with self-paced learning similar to that of Khan Academy. The students would attend ungraded seminars at night on art and literature, and the faculty would consist of professionals the students would work with as well as traditional professors....
Jasper Visser: "To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ" ...
Transmedia 101 presents Jon Reiss: Think Outside the Box Office. Masterclass
Taught by critically acclaimed filmmaker and author Jon Reiss, the Think Outside the Box Office (TOTBO) Full Day Master Class, presented by Transmedia 101, gives participants the knowledge and tools they need to create a distribution and marketing path for their films. This course is recommended not only for filmmakers who have finished films, but especially those who are in the early stages of a film project or who want to have a clear understanding of the radically changing landscape for distributing and marketing films.
Jon Reiss’ approach is a practical, step by step guide to create a unique distribution and marketing strategy for your film. During the master class participants will learn:
-Goal Assessment -Audience Identification -Ways to connect with and build an audience for your work. -Social media, organizational partnership and crowdfunding essentials. -How to create a robust Live Event/Theatrical release. -How to create merchandise that audiences will want to buy. -A new approach to conceptualizing digital rights and their monetization. -How to coordinate the timing of their various rights & marketing strategies. -How to integrate the exciting new world of transmedia into their work. -What is a Producer of Marketing and Distribution & how they can help you.
Jon Reiss is a media strategist who helps filmmakers & companies navigate the new distribution and marketing landscape. He has worked with and consulted for the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, The South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals to devise ways to educate and help independent filmmakers in the new economic landscape. He has conducted his TOTBO Master Classes over four continents, is the year-round distribution and marketing lab leader at the IFP Filmmaker Labs and the Director of the IFP PMD Labs he co-created with the IFP.
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