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Your body language shapes who you are [TED] - Amy Cuddy

Your body language shapes who you are [TED] - Amy Cuddy | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

   Amy Cuddy wasn’t supposed to become a successful scientist. In fact, she wasn’t even supposed to finish her undergraduate degree. Early in her college career, Cuddy suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors said she would struggle to fully regain her mental capacity and finish her undergraduate degree.

   But she proved them wrong. Today, Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom. And her training as a classical dancer (another skill she regained after her injury) is evident in her fascinating work on "power posing" -- how your body position influences others and even your own brain.

   “Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.” Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. "Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful."

 

Direct Link to Amy's TED Talk: http://bit.ly/VjrPRu .

 
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20 Game-Changing Technology Trends - Part 1 - Daniel Burrus

20 Game-Changing Technology Trends - Part 1 - Daniel Burrus | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

Your company can’t survive without technology. And these days, even non-technical employees know that technology goes way beyond desktop computers and networks. To stay competitive, your organization needs to anticipate the most significant technology trends that are shaping your business and then develop innovative ways to use them to your advantage both inside and outside of your organization. Over the next five short years these 20 game-changing technologies will transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, educate, train, innovate, and much more. Take some time to digest this well ...

 
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How Games Can Change The World - Jane McGonigal @avantgame [Video]

   Jane McGonigal talks about Gamification. More than 174 million Americans are gamers, and the average young person in the United States will spend over 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21. They will be gaming experts long before they join the workforce.

   This means that our workforce and economy will be reshaped by the experiences and expectations that these 'Super Empowered Hopeful' Gamers will bring out of their games.

   She distinguises the 4 Core States of the SEH Individuals:

- Urgent Optimism - to rise upon the Challenge; 

- Social Fabric - and the sense of understanding other Gamers;

- Blissful Productivity - and Hapiness about our Achievements;

- Epic Meaning - and Mastery of our Results.

 
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Journalistiek blundert met ‘onderzoek’ naar Social Media en jongeren - Linda Duits @LalalaLinder

Journalistiek blundert met ‘onderzoek’ naar Social Media en jongeren - Linda Duits @LalalaLinder | Mapmakers | Scoop.it
Het is kwalijk dat de journalistiek een podium biedt aan ondernemers die angsten over jongeren en nieuwe media aanwakkeren om daarmee geld te kunnen verdienen.

   Jongeren krijgen stress van sociale media, zo rapporteerden onder andere NOS Journaal, Metro en Trouw. De berichten zijn gebaseerd op onderzoek van de Nationale Academie Media & Maatschappij. Die naam klinkt heel vertrouwenwekkend, maar heeft met wetenschap niets te maken. Het onderzoek achter de berichten mag de naam onderzoek niet dragen, maar is een PR-stunt waarmee twee slimme ondernemers hopen geld te verdienen aan zorgen van opvoeders en overheid.

   De journalisten die dit ‘onderzoek’ als waarheid hebben overgenomen dienen daarom bestraffend toegesproken te worden. Het rapport van 21 pagina’s is zo gelezen en je hebt geen universitaire opleiding of methodologische training nodig om er gaten in te schieten. Vooral de journalisten van het Journaal is dit aan te rekenen, dat een lang maar kritiekloos item maakte.

   Zie ook: http://www.toekomstvandejournalistiek.nl/2012/05/wie-zullen-we-geloven-journalisten-of-bloggers

 
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Social media around the world 2011

Free research report of a global social media study. Results cover 35 countries. More than 9000 people participated.
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20 Game-Changing Technology Trends - Part 2 - Daniel Burrus

20 Game-Changing Technology Trends - Part 2 - Daniel Burrus | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

In Part 1 I shared 10 of my Top 20 Game-Changing Technology-Driven Trends that will cause both disruption and opportunity on a global level. In this Part 2, I bring you 10 additional trends to complete the list. Remember, to stay competitive, your organization needs to anticipate the technology trends that are shaping your business and then develop innovative ways to use them to your advantage in your organization. Use this list as a roadmap to be pre-active and determine how your company can profit from these trends now and in the future.

 
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Social Business Design [Infograph] - Mark Smiciklas @intersection1

Social Business Design [Infograph] - Mark Smiciklas @intersection1 | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

   A Social Business is like a city. Build yours one neighbourhood at a time. Social business design – adopting the use of social technology, flattening corporate structure and shifting towards less siloed operational models – helps organizations achieve business objectives as the marketplace becomes more digitally connected.

   Social business draws on trends in technology, work, and society. Companies should care about social business because they can improve business outcomes. The core principles touch on all areas of a business, whether for business-to-customer engagement, employee-to-employee collaboration, or supply chain optimization. Making social business work requires focus on a company’s culture, connections, content exchanges, and measurement and analytics.

   A post recently published by Dave Gray really helps crystallize the idea of social business design. In The Connected Company Gray uses a series of “city” metaphors to clearly explain how a social business is a “complex, adaptive system.” His post inspired the following information design. My goal here is to present a visual interpretation of these ideas aimed at building high level understanding and prompting discussion.

 

Bonus Information: The Connected Company about the City Metaphor - http://www.davegrayinfo.com/2012/08/26/the-connected-company/ .

 
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Trade patterns for Obsidian played key role in Maya Collapse - Mark Golitko c.s.

Trade patterns for Obsidian played key role in Maya Collapse - Mark Golitko c.s. | Mapmakers | Scoop.it
Shifts in exchange patterns provide a new perspective on the fall of inland Maya centers in Mesoamerica approximately 1,000 years ago.

   Related reading on the Obsidian Trail: http://phys.org/news164896641.html

   Related reading on Maya Collapse: http://phys.org/news/2012-02-maya-civilization-collapse-modest-rainfall.html

   For the Maya, who did not have metal tools, obsidian (or volcanic glass) was highly valued because of its sharp edges for use as cutting instruments. Maya lords and other elites derived power from controlling access to obsidian, which could be traded for important goods or sent as gifts to foster important relationships with other Mayan leaders.

   The Field Museum researchers found that prior to the fall of the Maya inland centers, obsidian tended to flow along inland riverine networks. But over time, this material began to be transported through coastal trade networks instead, with a corresponding increase in coastal centers' prominence as inland centers declined.

   The shift in trade might have involved more than obsidian. Field researcher Mark Golitko said, "The implication is that other valuable goods important to these inland centers were also slowly being cut off." Golitko led the Social Network Analysis that graphically depicts the change in trade patterns.

 
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Business Model Generation - Alexander Osterwalder

Business Model Generation is a Handbook to defy outmoded Business Models and design Tomorrow's Enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a Strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, we bring you Business Model Generation. It's also a MUST for any startup. Contact us at www.EffeDoen.nl

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Daniel Campos's comment, April 27, 2013 2:43 PM
Hi Robin, have you ever tried bussmo.com ? It's a fast and easy to use tool for business model generation.