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How Renaissance Men And Women Think

How Renaissance Men And Women Think | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Do you think like a polymath? Here's a quick test: are you more of a rational or experiential/intuitive thinker?

 

If you cringed as you read the question and thought to yourself, "I love constantly shifting between both modes of thought," then you're on the polymath path.

 

According to psychologist Seymour Epstein's cognitive-experiential self-theory, humans have two parallel but interacting modes of information processing. The rational system is analytic, logical, abstract and requires justification via logic and evidence. In contrast, the experiential system is holistic, affective, concrete, experienced passively, processes information automatically and is self-evidently valid (that is, experience alone is enough for belief).


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The Skills of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Skills of Leonardo Da Vinci | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci sought a job at the court of Ludovico Sforza, then the ruler of Milan. Leonardo’s application letter, found in the amazing Letters of Note, included a ten-point list of his abilities. Keep in mind that Sforza was looking for military engineers.


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The Beginning and the End - The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective

The Beginning and the End - The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come.


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Spaceweaver's curator insight, June 20, 2014 6:52 AM

The global brain in a cosmic context.

20% off with the code 'Vidal2014'

Mlik Sahib's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:07 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB026QhWNHQ

 

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8 Lesser-Known Strategies to Get More Out of LinkedIn

8 Lesser-Known Strategies to Get More Out of LinkedIn | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is a great platform for finding capable employees, but that's only the beginning of its value. Chances are, you are probably not using it to its fullest potential in areas like content marketing and event preparation — yet, anyway.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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EU report: More women in IT could add €9bn to economy | ITProPortal.com

EU report: More women in IT could add €9bn to economy | ITProPortal.com | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
“ A survey released today has found that addressing the lack of women in the IT industry could solve the shortage of IT workers in Europe, and add more...”
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An All-Call for a New Style of Leadership

An All-Call for a New Style of Leadership | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
It’s time for a new style of leadership. Today’s employees want to work for an organization that they can feel proud of: an organization that has values and viewpoints compatible with their own.
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donhornsby's curator insight, June 2, 2014 8:45 AM

(From the article): Successful leaders know that today’s motivational techniques may satisfy employees only long enough to achieve short-term goals. If you supplement today’s forms of employee motivation by instilling a belief in your organization’s mission and stress the importance of every employee’s contribution, you bring about commitment that motivates people forever. The question is, “Is it possible to create this kind of environment and strive for market leadership?” The answer is, “You don’t have much of a choice.”

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 2, 2014 10:34 AM

Great scoop here via @donhornsby


Here is my favorite section:


Successful leaders know that today’s motivational techniques may satisfy employees only long enough to achieve short-term goals. If you supplement today’s forms of employee motivation by instilling a belief in your organization’s mission and stress the importance of every employee’s contribution, you bring about commitment that motivates people forever.


The question is, “Is it possible to create this kind of environment and strive for market leadership?”


The answer is, “You don’t have much of a choice.”

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 2, 2014 1:44 PM

When Robert Greenleaf proposed servant-leadership, it was in response to a shift from local communities to large institutional settings. Today, we are facing a new shift involving technology which connects us across time and space.

 

It is not just about using digital technologies. It is about integrating them well and making sense of when a particular tool fits well with a task.

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Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! | Video on TED.com

“ TED Talks When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve.”
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Bob Manning's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:11 AM

Mr. Sirolli has found that humility, curiosity and the ability to listen can be the most effective "aid" you can bring to a less developed country.  This lesson can be applied to opportunities for accessing emerging markets as well.

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Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think – and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on – already in short supply – is at a premium. Leadership in the 21st century not only requires the ability to continuously manage crisis and change – but also the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the obvious in order to anticipate the unexpected before circumstances force your hand. As you embark upon your change management journey, here are ten things that will challenge your capabilities as a change agent and potentially become defining moments along your leadership success path.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 11, 2014 12:40 PM

Well, I think, it's obvious and might even be frightening... the "only" somewhat plan-able part is the development of your team (meaning the smaller ones and the company-wide). By development I mean their involvement, their engagement and commitment, their alignment and also their carrier... because they will be with you and will follow you and be willing - if involved properly - to align with your/the company's plan if their needs are also taken into account - in the measure of possibility... if they handled as partners in the chaotic jungle of today's business world and who can count on you and who in turn you can count on...

Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, May 11, 2014 2:47 PM

The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:34 PM

Does anyone have change for a "pair of dimes"?

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The Future of Social Networks

Thomas Power delivers a talk on The Future of Social Networks.


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Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:56 PM

The Future of Social Networks

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The Digitization Megatrend

The Digitization Megatrend | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

By the year 2020, an entire generation, Generation C (for “connected”), will have grown up in a primarily digital world. Computers, the Internet, mobile phones, texting, social networking - all are second nature to members of this group. And their familiarity with technology, reliance on mobile communications, and desire to remain in contact with large networks of family members, friends, and business contacts will transform how we work and how we consume.


The phenomenon of digitization is reaching an inflection point. The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of our lives because three forces are powerfully reinforcing one another:


Consumer Pull: Consumers, and particularly Generation C, are already fully adapted to the digital environment. They naturally expect to be always connected, are willing to share personal data, and are more likely to trust referrals from their closest friends than well-known brands.Technology Push: Digital technology continues to expand its influence. The infrastructure backbone of the digital world is bringing affordable broadband to billions of consumers. In parallel, low-cost connected devices are being deployed in every industry, and cloud computing, and the vast information-processing machinery it requires, is developing quickly.Economic Benefits: The economic benefits to be captured through digitization are real. A wave of capital has poured into the new digitization technologies and companies, and the public markets reward early movers with unprecedented valuations



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Generation C And The Future of Work

Generation C And The Future of Work | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Generation C and technology will transform business and the workplace.


Individuals will need to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to rapidly changing work environments and become lifelong learners.


Also a focus on critical thinking skills, and a prominence on soft skills such as interpersonal skills and collaboration will be valued more than pure technical skills. A revised and redefined role for Human Resources in organizations will be critical, by developing a mindset to hire people for positions that do not even exist today, and helping us navigate a collaborative economy.



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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:55 AM

Resources for Educators and Students on Digital Literacies. 

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:27 AM

Educators need web literacy:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:42 AM

thanks!!!

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Da Vinci, Polymaths and the Art-Science of Innovating the Future

Da Vinci, Polymaths and the Art-Science of Innovating the Future | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Renaissance thinkers combined art and science in novel ways; the boundaries between the disciplines more fluid than they are today. It was from such voluminous expertise that the ideal of The Renaissance Man arose: an individual with many creative gifts who cultivated a wide range of scholarly interests.



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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 17, 2014 8:19 AM

Yeahhh... a little bit (or a lot) of renaissance, reborn, rejuvenation strategically, tactically what you want would be a good point on our (planetary...) agenda... both individually as socially... Not all of us, of course... those being perfect, go elsewhere... only those who think that it would be a good thing...:-)))

Marc Lambelin's curator insight, June 21, 2014 4:43 PM

It is not "a believe", nor "an analogy", it is an evidence ..., and ..., an intrinsic property of the human nature belonging and coming from the Universe ...


INFORMATION+ENERGY+PARTICLES+DNA+BODY+UNIVERSES = 1 (the fundamental equation of the Universe ..., and she is ... "FREE OF CHARGE", cause her name is OBSERVABLE, PERCEPTIVE, AND PERCEPTIBLE REALITY)


... DNA, human body+soul+mind, universes, Universe ..., are ALL BELONGING TO THE SAME INTERCONNECTED REALITY, "ONENESS" ..., everything else separating this truth in small parts ..., are only minds illusions ..., and partial conceptualisation containing errors ..., and/or misunderstandings, and false believes.


Physicists are knowing that fact perfectly ..., mathematicians also ..., since more than 50 years ...


This truth has been firstly hidden since 2000 years, secondly transformed, and then denatured (to reverse the essence of meaning ..., until meaningless), by all political groupware having "political power and financial interests to act like this" to ensure political controls against others human beings.


This was the first step of collusion going right away ..., to globalisation of corruption, this is why we are free to get back the right to make a civil break through ..., nobody could fight against a worldwide CIVIL AND PACIFICAL BREAK ...


The first corruption hidden by people ..., are themselves ..., by denying themselves human nature and divine existence.


http://imagineathena.com/p13118/


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Work in 2020 - Adrian Furnham

In June 2014, Adrian Furnham held the Finn Øien Lecture at BI Norwegian Business School. Furnham, talked about how technology is changing everything, and how its ultimately will change our working environment.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:06 AM

You can access his presentation by clicking this link: The Finn Øien Lecture at BI Norwegian Business School.


To see the whole presentation, click here: Work in 2020 - Adrian Furnham

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class

Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 20, 2014 7:13 AM

Interesting stuff! 

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

How Different Cultures Understand Time | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Time may seem universal, but different cultures interpret it very differently.


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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, June 20, 2014 7:22 AM
How much time do you have?
Grant Douglas's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:14 AM

More from Richard Lewis. 

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To Create Real Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

To Create Real Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
Aspiring young executives dream of climbing the ladder in order to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.The problem is that while authority can compel action it does little to inspire belief. Only leadership can do that. It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they have to also want what you want or any change is bound to be short lived.That’s why change management efforts commonly fail. All too often, they are designed to carry out initiatives that come from the top. When you get right down to it, that’s really the just same thing as telling people to do what you want, albeit in slightly more artful way. To make change really happen, it doesn’t need to be managed, but empowered.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:59 PM

There is a difference between authoritarian and authority. Authority is about authoring authority in the words and actions. It is artful; whereas authoritarian is about management and technique which are imposed. We give people something which is empowers them rather than engaging them in their work, their calling.

donhornsby's curator insight, June 2, 2014 8:03 AM

(From the article): Control is an illusion and always has been an illusion.  It is a Hobbesian paradox that we cannot enforce change unless change has already occurred.  The lunatics always run the asylum, the best we can do as leaders is empower them to run it right.

 

And that’s why change always requires leadership rather than authority.  Respectable people always prefer incumbency to disruption.  Only misfits are threatened by the status quo.  So if you want to create real change, it is not power and influence that you need, but those who seek to overthrow it.

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If We Want More Ada Lovelaces, We Need to Empower Women

If We Want More Ada Lovelaces, We Need to Empower Women | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
As we celebrate Ada Lovelace, the woman who created computer programming, we need to realize how important it is to empower and educate women globally.
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Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it's prudent to revisit this extensive Gallup Poll video, "What Muslims Really Think."
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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

 

The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

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Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:53 AM

Do men really not have these talents? I can certainly think of a few... however, perhaps on the whole these are female traits.

CEO_University's curator insight, July 18, 2014 5:47 PM

This is a great article.

Dale Roach's curator insight, September 14, 2014 10:52 PM

Some of the best team leadership skills I have ever discovered came when I was willing to listen to a woman's perspective.

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.


Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


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Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2014 5:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:55 PM

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

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An Essential Role Needed in the Future of Work

An Essential Role Needed in the Future of Work | networking people and companies | Scoop.it

Whether you are a start up organization, a non-profit or enterprise business, community managers can contribute to the success of your company in many ways. For instance, a community manager can help with research and development at a lower cost and provide more accurate data than focus groups. They can also decrease the cost and response time for customer support by responding instantaneously on Twitter and reducing the use of call centers. By adding a community manager to the team, employee engagement and employee referrals can increase and save on recruiting costs.



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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | networking people and companies | Scoop.it
Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it's us under the microscope. But there's a trend in design toward video games that build social skills and encourage players to reflect on themselves and their relationships. Here are a few games that do just that.

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Aracy Campos's curator insight, April 23, 2014 7:22 PM

 

O uso dos jogos na educação tem feito dos games uma das tendências de ensino mais importantes da década