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Tim Ferriss on Mastering Any Skill

Behind the Brand host Bryan Elliott talks to best-selling author of The 4-Hour Chef, life-hacker, entrepreneur and possibly the new Most Interesting Man in t...
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The enthusiastic Tim Ferriss is changing publishing history.  Here are the writings that make him think:

1,000 True Fans:
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.phpThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/book-review-bird-by-bird/

 

On Writing Well
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548Letters to a Fiction Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Fiction-Writer-Frederick-Busch/dp/0393320618

 
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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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An Eye on New Media

An Eye on New Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Welcome to 'Ken's Odds and Ends'. Click this link to go to my 'real' site.

Let me be the first to tell you that this "Odd's and Ends' site is not a polished Scoop.it Page. It is the 'waiting room' or 'overflow room' for my primary Scoop.it page which you can find here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology

The focus of that site is New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms

This site reflects those interests as well as some other scoops that don't fit directly into nice little boxes under the 'new media' umbrella.

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I am trying to streamline my primary site.  Oddz and Endz is kind of an overflow of this original site but will have content that doesn't fit into nice little  boxes under the 'New Media' flag

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree - How to be awesome at life.

Barking Up The Wrong Tree - How to be awesome at life. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Sum Up

The steps to being as organized and calm as the Commander-in-Chief:

Get your to-do’s out of your head and onto one document.Lock in your calendar and set alarms so you don’t need to think about what’s next.Use “batching” and filters so you only get the info you need when you need it.Opt for “good enough” on the little decisions so you can focus on the big ones.Regularly capture, triage and prioritize new items.Have a “War Room” that contains what you need — and nothing else.
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Most of this is not new, but it is a good reminder. The "Sum Up" Up above will help you decide if this is worth reading.

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"Make do and mend"- Posters from World War 1 can inspire today

"Make do and mend"- Posters from World War 1 can inspire today | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The serious fighting of WW1 started 100 years ago. We look back at the posters urging conservation from that war.

Via SustainOurEarth, Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Resources for teaching terns about financial literacy.
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Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years

Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
“If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language. Here are ten…
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8 Ways To Tell if You’re A Truly Compassionate Person

8 Ways To Tell if You’re A Truly Compassionate Person | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama His remarks…
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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate....
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Ugh. Commentary on the ugly situation in the Middle East.

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Financial Thing | Budgets Are Sexy

The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Financial Thing | Budgets Are Sexy | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you can master just ONE large goal like maxing out your IRA or 401(k), or both!, you’ll become a millionaire in no time.
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Brand Over Brain

Brand Over Brain | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands.
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An hour of Ted Talks (radio) about the psychology of advertising.

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Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.

Carl Sagan was many things -- a cosmic sage,
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Carl Sagans critical thinking list.

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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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▶ DONALD IN MATHMAGIC LAND.... - YouTube

DONALD IN MATHMAGIC LAND....
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I read John Medina's "Brain Rules" book this week. He said that this animation altered his life by making him look at the world and math differently.  I watched the first 15 minutes (for now) and I can see how it could (and can) be very impressionable in a positive way for young minds. It is too bad that Disney does not still make projects like this.

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TELL ME WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE - Mary Oliver

TELL ME WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND  PRECIOUS LIFE - Mary Oliver | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Quote on a poster. Thick, durable, matte perfection, shouting out your message. Printed on archival, acid-free paper. Ships worldwide. Starting at $18
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Mary Oliver is one of my favourite poets.

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Charles Sheeler - Google Search

Charles Sheeler - Google Search | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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This is Charles Sheeler.  I like his balance of precision and abstract thinking, 

 

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When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.
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How to Set And Reach Advertising Goals

How to Set And Reach Advertising Goals | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Consider these tips to help you set advertising goals based on objectives you can track, reach and build upon.
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John Wanamaker is famous for saying, “half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”


These simple tips will help you get started in forming and tracking advertising goals.

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50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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I like this short list of simple but sincere ways to show you care or start conversations.
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Trailer | Behold The Earth - YouTube

Behold The Earth, a feature documentary directed by David Conover, is an inquiry into America's divorce from nature and the relationship between science and ...
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This documentary is an attempt to create dialog between science and technology

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A Bold Man Dives Head On Into Largest Waves On Earth to get great photos

A Bold Man Dives Head On Into Largest Waves On Earth to get great photos | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
What he captures on camera is absolutely incredible.
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15 Quotes for Moms With a Sense of Humor

15 Quotes for Moms With a Sense of Humor | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Forget flowers this Mother's Day -- give mom the gift of giggles.
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Some of these are very funny

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Pixar's Ed Catmull On Why Communication Should Know No Boundaries

Pixar's Ed Catmull On Why Communication Should Know No Boundaries | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
For the best communication to happen Pixar President Ed Catmull says companies need to break the boundaries of hierarchy.
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The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen

The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine. “This level of chronic exposure is above what most species will tolerate without showing some signs, either in terms of how long they live or in the number of tumors they have, or genetic mutations and cataracts,” Dr. Mousseau said. “It’s a perfect laboratory setting for us.”
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Nature's attempt to rebound around Chernobyl. Beautiful and interesting.

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The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013

The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
2013 was a year filled with ups, downs, and above all, surprise -- here are 60 photos to help illustrate our point about 2013!
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Procrastination alert:  Interesting photos about the world that you don't need to see.

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How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Can Henk Ovink sell Americans on a new approach to flooding — letting the water in?
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