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10 Nerds Who Are Rich as Hell

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Bill Gates Net Worth: $72.7 billion Starting off our list is none other than Bill Gates, the embodiment of the words “rich” and “nerd”. Born in 1955, Gates showed an interest in computers at an early age.
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Persuasion Depends Mostly on the Audience

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Dale Carnegie once noted that the only way to get someone to do something is to get that person to want to do something. Thus all persuasion is ultimately self-persuasion.In fact, a great deal of psychological research indicates that, much like Dale Carnegie suggested, the key triggers of persuasion take place in the receiver of the message, whereas persuaders typically account for less than 10% of the effect. What, then, are the main psychological forces that explain when and why we are likely to be persuaded by others? Here’s what the science actually shows:


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Start With WHERE, Not WHY In Your Stories

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My business storytelling colleague Paul Andrew Costello shares great wisdom with us as he challenges the popular notion of "start with WHY", so rampant today in business/business storytelling circles. 


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 12:45 PM

Paul, I couldn't agree more. WHY has it's place, but WHERE is much more powerful. I like your approach much better. 

Folks -- check out Paul's post and let's get unstuck from WHY


Click on the link above to read the entire recent thread from Worldwide Story Work group on Facebook. In the post, participant names are hyperlinked so you can check them out.


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START WITH WHERE, NOT WHY

Paul Andrew Costello The new book, all the rage is, "Start With WHY" (Simon Sinek), but Why? dare I ask?

I want to write a book in reply, titled, Don’t start with WHY, start with WHERE. Because Why assumes there is a reason, whereas more times than not, WHY is a SITUATION, not a reason. Why are police in controversy? Why are young men from minorities being targeted? Why is America still so scared of terrorism? Don't formulate some grand theory about racism or class, just go into those streets and meet those people and you understand that a thousand reasons wont do justice to the situation. 

A why question implies that people have the luxury of an answer, as if the world must always conform to cause and effect logic, or that people always have the freedom to have reasons, rather than acting out of necessity. Most human complexities are compounded by answer-denying situations and once you give an answer, its immediately wrong because there is no one answer. 


Go read the blog post for the entire conversation and what people in the biz story world really think about the notion "Start With Why".

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Day Job While Launching Your Own Business

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You want to give your new company your entire focus but few people can afford to abruptly give up their paycheck. In an ideal world, you have at least a year’s salary saved up and you can quit your...
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NFL Draft Updates: Jameis Winston To The Buccaneers, Marcus Mariota To The Titans

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The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft takes place in Chicago on Thursday.
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Elizabeth in the army: When the Queen was a truck mechanic

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In March 1945, a truck mechanic (No. 230873) in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service, based at the Mechanical Transport Training Section, Camberley, Surrey, received a visit from her parents and her sister.
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If you're ready for some travel envy, these European Instagrammers can help

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The woes of winter have finally started to subside. The snow has melted and the sun is shining ... well, sometimes
As we look forward to our bright, warm futures, what do you see? The canals of Amsterdam?
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Top 10 Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid - WP Tricks and Tips

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No Doubt, WordPress is the more powerful CMS.  Presently, it plays an increasingly vital role in building websites for blogging and businesses. Many Beginner WordPress users actually have no ideas of how to manage their websites correctly and efficiently, even make some evil-able mistakes. In the following, we have summarized top 10 mistakes to help ...
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Stomach Tied Up in Knots? That's a Very Good Sign

Your body's stomach-churning response to stress might just be a sign that you're doing something right.

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How are the signs of worry difference from stomach-churning that is a sign of good things?

 

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Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

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Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion.
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Heart disease prevention: Strategies to keep your heart healthy

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You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are strategies to help you protect your heart.

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Several Medications Can Help People Quit Drinking: Study

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But these drugs are rarely prescribed for people who abuse alcohol, experts say
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Solange Deletes Beyonce Photos From Her Instagram (Except One)

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While the Internet waits for the audio from the Solange and Jay Z elevator footage, which hit the 'net yesterday (May 12),
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The Down And Dirty Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brian Cuban

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I love and have loved. I have been rejected. I have let go. I have forgiven. I am alive. I am okay. You can be as well.
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The 50 Best Grilling Recipes For Summer Cooking

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The warm weather is made for grilling. Because it’s too hot to cook indoors, it’s best to cook every possible meal off the grill. That doesn’t mean you have to eat hamburgers and hot dogs for the next few months. Nope, the grill is good for so much more...

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Dream In Time : Life: Ugliness and Beauty Through the Eyes of an Artist

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Perspective of an Artist...

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Backyard birds enhance life in urban neighborhoods

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How aware are you of the birds that live in your neighborhood? Do you know how many different species there are? Do enjoy your local birds, or find them annoying? J. Amy Belaire of St. Edward's University, Lynne Westphal of the U.S.
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10 Pieces of Wisdom from the Best Books on Creativity

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We delved through 15 of the best books on creativity out there to find the most useful, unmissable nuggets of advice that every modern day creative needs.

Via Creativity For Life, Bobby Dillard, Dr. J.L. Harter
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The Secret to Google's Brand: Invest in Your People

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Say you have $100,000 to invest on “branding.” What’s the best place to spend it?You could buy a commercial on local television, although then again, nobody really watches commercials anymore thanks to DVR and Netflix. You could buy an ad on YouTube, which people will skip in five seconds, or a banner ad, which garners a click-through rate of 0.04 percent.You could try pay-per-click, but that is both expensive and becoming less effective. You could try podcast commercials, although everyone just
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Music Helps Kids' Brains Process Language

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Musical training doesn't just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That's the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language.

 

The brain depends on neurons. Whenever we take in new information — through our ears, eyes or skin — those neurons talk to each other by firing off electrical pulses. We call these brainwaves. With scalp electrodes, Kraus and her team can both see and hear these brainwaves.

 

Using some relatively new, expensive and complicated technology, Kraus can also break these brainwaves down into their component parts — to better understand how kids process not only music but speech, too. That's because the two aren't that different. They have three common denominators — pitch, timing and timbre — and the brain uses the same circuitry to make sense of them all.

 


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Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

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It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
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Bacteria in Arteries May Be Link Between Stress And Heart Attacks

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The long-held belief that emotional or physical stress can trigger heart attacks may now have a scientific explanation: In stressed people, heart attacks might be triggered by bacteria dispersing within artery walls, causing fatty deposits in those...
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7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

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Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee ...
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This Artist Swapped Iconic Disney Characters' Skin Colors

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Would it matter if Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" were Indian? Hispanic? What about Middle Eastern?
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This Guy Traveled Around The World For 3 Years, And Created An Epic Selfie Video

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Alex Chacon has just finished the adventure of a lifetime -- and he has a mesmerizing selfie video to prove it.

Over the course of three years, Chacon used a GoPro camera on a stick to document his travels to far-flung places throughout 36 countri...
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