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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
"Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

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David Ogilvy’s Timeless Principles of Creative Management

David Ogilvy’s Timeless Principles of Creative Management | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
"If you ever find a man who is better than you are -- hire him. If necessary, pay him more than you pay yourself."

Advertising legend Dav
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There is great advice in this Brain Pickings article about "The Unpublishied Ogilvy"

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:25 PM

Happiness and strong relationships are important to the creative forces.

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What Does Preaching Do to Your Brain?: Richard Cox explores the findings of neuroscience on how we hear sermons.

What Does Preaching Do to Your Brain?: Richard Cox explores the findings of neuroscience on how we hear sermons. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Richard Cox explores the findings of neuroscience on how we hear sermons.
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Tips & Advice

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Dr. Posen shares tips on how to reduce stress, and improve your work-life balance.

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The Psychology of Influence

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This is a fantastic infographic about the psychology of influence.

 

No matter how much technology advances, the triggers behind human behavior remain the same. With the right planning you can use psychology to increase conversions and improve your bottom line.


Via Ivo Nový, Gladys Pintado, Firas Ghunaim
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Stress Response: Savior to Killer

As we've evolved, the human stress response has saved our lives. Today, we turn on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with intense, ongoing stres...

Via Linda Alexander
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My favorite part of the video talks about how a zebra would never understand why we use the same bodily reactions to deal with public speaking as it uses for surviving an attack from a lion.

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This short Stanford University video is included in current course work via Coursera on emotional intelligence.  The video makes a telling point about human stress by comparing our lives to that of animals in the wild...

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TEDxCMU - Jonathan Fields - Turning Fear Into Fuel

How to turn fear from a source of anxiety and paralysis into fuel for action and achievement. Jonathan Fields is a former private equity attorney turned life...
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What if I fail?

What if I recover?

What if I do nothing?

 

Good advice on how to manage worry.  This man started his dream business on September 11, 2011.

 

He asks the audience the tough question:  What are you not doing that would make you feel completely alive and happy.

 

He also introduces the damage of putting biggest fears into 'spin cycle' in our heads.

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Teachers As "Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink

Teachers As "Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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I am sharing this short blog because I like how Daniel Pink asks us to rethink our role as teachers.  Our job is partially to help students become intrinsic learners.  Learning objectives often lead to performance objectivs.  The reverse is not always the case.  We don't need more problem solvers.  We need more problem identifiers.  There is great value in identifying problems.

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Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege

Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including how own marketing consulting firm. His left after school Vik has been extremely successful...
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Good points about the psychology of procrastination

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What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public?

What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered subtle cues that help nonconformists break from the pack and thrive.
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I wear jeans and cargo shorts all the time. I make rare exceptions for weddings, funerals, and similar events. I feel much better based on the research that being a nonconformist is OK.

David Hain's curator insight, March 21, 5:31 AM

Sticking out can help you get noticed, but only behaviour lasts in gaining influence.

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Your app makes me fat

Your app makes me fat | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
In 1999, Professor Baba Shiv (currently at Stanford) and his co-author Alex
Fedorikhin did a simple experiment on 165 grad students.They asked half to
memorize a seven-digit number and the other half to memorize a two-digit
number.
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This is an interesting call to action for web designers to be more thoughtful about the effects that poor (or even good) design effects the off-line life its users.

 

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How To Stop Reading And Start *Doing*

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Research shows your brain sees writing differently than thinking or talking. Here's how personal writing in a notebook can really improve your world.
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Telltale Language Reveals Who Is Keeping a Secret | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Telltale Language Reveals Who Is Keeping a Secret | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Sharing a secret can forge a relationship and solidify a bond with a friend. Keeping a secret, however, can eat away at our health and happiness.  ...
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A sudden stop in using words "I" and "Me" / longer emails can show signs of pent up stress from keeping secrets

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Dan Ariely On Why We Lie And How We Decide

Dan Ariely On Why We Lie And How We Decide | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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At about 33 minutes in, Ariely give s a great example of 'playing God' between choosing the death of one person vs. the death of five people via train wreck. Then he add a curve, what if you make eye contact with the one person?  Takeaway = a little distance makes a huge difference in our decision making.

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Edward Bernays, Part I Of Cigarettes and Suffragettes

Nowadays Edward Bernays, often called "the Father of Public Relations," remains a relatively obscure historical figure. His legacy, however, is thriving arou...

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I knew about the "tourches of freedom' but I did not know about the Green Movement.

Ken

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k3hamilton's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:02 PM

more on the torches of freedom...Lucky Strike a statement of women's equality...ick

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Torches of Freedom. Bernays proves his theory and scores big for the big tobacco industry.

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Yes, You Can Learn to Sell

Yes, You Can Learn to Sell | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The skills of a great influencer are learned, not innate.
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Dan Pinks take on the psychology or convincing people that they can learn to sell

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TEDxAtlanta - Sally Hogshead - How to Fascinate

In today's world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how ...
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Sally Hogsehead says that technology has reduced some active web surfers's attention to 9 seconds.  That is the attention span of a gold fish!  What are you doing to design a message that gets attention in 9 seconds?

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15 Important Tips To Help You Keep Your Customers

15 Important Tips To Help You Keep Your Customers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
According to the Harvard Business School, increasing customer retention rates by 5 percent increases profits by 25 percent to 95 percent. Learn how to keep your customers coming back with this post from Help Scout's Greg Ciotti.
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Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us : NPR

Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us : NPR | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Scientists say that whether tipping waiters or trading Christmas cards, we're programmed to reciprocate when we receive a gift. But the rule of reciprocity can also complicate politics and medicine.
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reciprication

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