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Michio Kaku: What does the future look like?

Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at City University of New York shares his vision of mankind's future as part of The Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Forum for New Ideas.


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Tom Hood's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:59 PM

Saw Dr. Kaku at the DigitalNow conference this past April. He had some mindblowing predictions about the future...

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GOOD Video: How One Small Business Lights the Way for Sustainability | Business on GOOD

GOOD Video: How One Small Business Lights the Way for Sustainability | Business on GOOD | Positive futures | Scoop.it
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idx4qQcu8jc&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] This post is brought to you by GOOD, with support from UPS.

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Scenarios as a warning: Limits to growth

Scenarios as a warning: Limits to growth | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Probably the most controversial scenario study is the Limits to Growth report. It launched a world wide debate on the future of our planet and humankind.

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Warren Buffett Shares His Most Essential Advice For Generation Y

Warren Buffett Shares His Most Essential Advice For Generation Y | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett assumed the role of mentor to the youth yesterday when he gave networking and career advice in an "Office Hours" session with Levo League, a site aimed to assist youngsters in making their dreams come true.

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The CoSoMo Manifesto - Atlantic BT

The CoSoMo Manifesto - Atlantic BT | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Our Connected, Social & Mobile revolution moves sand under our Internet marketing feet twenty years+ after Cluetrain's Manifesto, time for a new manifesto.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:54 PM

Had fun writing an update to one of my favorite books - The Cluetrain Manifesto. Here are highlights from the CoSoMo Manifesto:

* We (your customers) are POWERFUL beyond your wildest dream.
* Our (your customers') everyday needs are more than MET.
* Our (your customers') aspirational desires will never be satisfied.
* Greatness is the cost of the poker game you are playing.
* We can't tell You how to be GREAT, but sure know it when we see, feel or buy greatness.
* Our TIME is our most valuable resource, so don't waste it.
* We may know you better ONLINE than you know yourself, so be authentic and real.
* Together we are more powerful than either of us alone.


What about you? Have ideas we should add to the CoSoMo Manifesto? Share in comments and we will curate in. Marty

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How to Turn a Problem into a Prize

How to Turn a Problem into a Prize | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The difference between a true leader and a misfit manager is this.  The former knows how to take a troubled producer and coach them up or out; nothing in between. The latter fears this confrontatio...

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Is a five year old child on day 1 of school met by a teacher who is thinking "here is a new bundle of potential to nurture" or one who thinks "here is another problem for me to solve"? The former I hope, as this article demonstrates.

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From Compassionate to 'Compassion It'

From Compassionate to 'Compassion It' | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Compassion It is a global social movement inspiring daily compassionate actions. How did it come to be? Founder Sara Schairer shares her story.     Did you know that.

 

Did you know that ‘compassion’ is a noun?  In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, you’ll find the definition: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.  But, that sounds more like a verb to me.  And, thanks to a gift from the universe and many incredible people, compassion IS now a verb.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:20 PM

"Compassion is the most important skill to teach our children.  If we teach a new generation to put themselves in others’ shoes, the world’s social problems would disappear.” We need to find ways to feel good about our self and others.

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The New Thin Difference: Millennial Leaders - Thin Difference

The New Thin Difference: Millennial Leaders - Thin Difference | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Thin Difference, closing the gap and creating a new leadership story for millennials or Generation Y.

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Six 'Megatrends' That Will Shape The Future Of Digital Media

Six 'Megatrends' That Will Shape The Future Of Digital Media | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A careful look at the forces shaping how people are creating and sharing digital media today, and perhaps even more importantly, what the world of digital media will look like in the coming years.


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Nick Peperell's curator insight, May 3, 2013 3:28 AM

Now we are both content creators and consumers so how do we create standout for greater reach?

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Press Release: Studies Show Up to 700% ROI from Executive Coaching

Press Release: Studies Show Up to 700% ROI from Executive Coaching | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Perth, WA, April 23, 2013 - Many studies have been conducted in an attempt to determine a definitive ROI gained from executive coaching.
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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness | Positive futures | Scoop.it

For decades, GDP has been the primary measure of the success of a society. Is it any wonder than we’re ever more prosperous but no more happy?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:31 PM

This is a great way to see the world. Succes will be measured quite differently if it can be measured at all. It might be we can only describe it.

Belinda MJ.B's comment, April 30, 2013 1:55 PM
Thanks for sharing this amazing article!
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Doctor's Orders: 40 Minutes Of Meditation a Day

Doctor's Orders: 40 Minutes Of Meditation a Day | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meditation increasingly is being worked into hospital rehabilitation programs as studies show it can lower blood pressure and help patients with chronic illness cope with pain and depression.

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Kirsty Collins's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:29 AM

Meditation helps rehabilitation...

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Where is the Self in Treatment of Mental Disorders?

Where is the Self in Treatment of Mental Disorders? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A lot of treatment for mental health concerns is focused on the disorder. Medications for the symptoms, cognitive-behavioraltherapy for the irrational thoughts. Professionals always asking “How’re you doing?” “How’s the week been?” “How’s your depressive mood this week?” They look at your eye contact, monitor your lithium levels.

 Read more at: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/04/28/where-is-the-self-in-treatment-of-mental-disorders/


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:25 PM

I've always been concerned that mental health professionals tend to treat the diagnosis instead of the person - which is along the same lines of this article. -Lon

Elisabeth Skeet's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:58 PM

There are some interesting & thoughtful views expressed here about the way in which, following a mental health diagnosis such as Bipolar, a loss of self identity can be a very real component of some people’s mental illness and subsequent treatment. The writer proposes that this aspect of the individual's experience should be addressed as a regular component of mental health treatment, especially when the loss is acutely felt.

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Making Mistakes : NPR

Making Mistakes : NPR | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen — and when they do — how do we deal with being wrong?

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:32 PM

""When we start losing our tolerance for vulnerability, uncertainty, for risk — we move away from the things we need and crave the most like joy and love and belonging, trust, empathy, creativity." — Brené Brown"


Most of the greatest successes in medicine are borne out of mistakes.


SHAME is the fear of disconnection.  WOW .  We MUST be allowed to be seen.  Really seen.  Vulnerability is key.  The "wholehearted" walk into vulnerability.  


Vulnerability is NOT weakness.  It is our most accurate measurement of courage.  


I'm not sure we can BE creative if we aren't courageous and vulnerable.  Te be human is to be vulnerability.  


Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:48 PM

We need to help children develop resiliency and find out mistakes are OK. We will make them.

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish - and how current education culture works against them.


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The Flat World Debate Revisited

The Flat World Debate Revisited | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The opposing views of Thomas Friedman and Pankaj Ghemawat on the state of globalization have significant implications for multinationals.

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:20 PM

This article states that the global economy isn't as flat or interconnected as Thomas Friedman's seminal book 'The World Is Flat' might have us believe.

 

I say that it completely depends on the business and industry you work in.  Blanket statements are dangerous territory for a company to live in and abide by.

 

ALWAYS evaluate any trend or strategic position against the realities of your specific circumstances.

 

Please listen deeply and search closely for the clues and nuances to drive your company's agenda.

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Reversing Climate Change in Just Ten Years, or Die!

Reversing Climate Change in Just Ten Years, or Die! | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In as soon as in 2015 we could witness the complete summertime collapse of the Arctic ice cap -- setting off devastating and irreversible runaway climate change feedback loops.

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Nanoparticle Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Rural Poor

Nanoparticle Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Rural Poor | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The purification device can remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants from water.

 

A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:15 AM


A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study.


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'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion

'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Think back to fourth grade. What were you doing in school? Were you practicing fractions? Learning photosynthesis? Maybe you were studying the British colonization of the New World?
Well, if we fast

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When Life Knocks You Out

When Life Knocks You Out | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Your inner strength, your competence is all you can count on eventually. Impact of the external circumstances on you is dependent on your own mindset.


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The Power Of Events And Where Breakthroughs Happen

Steven shares a new post The Power Of Events And Where Breakthroughs Happen check it out!


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The Next Generation of Business Leaders

The Next Generation of Business Leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it

MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are saying. So what’s next? Learning to code and “lean startups.” Accelerators are the new b-school.

 

There’s just one problem though.

 

While creating a product and starting a company have never been easier, building and sustaining a business have never been harder. And lean is not everything. That means business education has never been more important. But first, both b-schools and companies need to learn some new tricks.


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Robin Martin's comment, May 1, 2013 12:40 PM
Wow...will we ever find the real "balance?"
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, May 1, 2013 6:12 PM
Hmm, finding the real "balance"?? The illusive goal!
michaelpohl360's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Though I don't like statements such as one "must" and companies "have to", I believe that the overall view is correct. The world's changing, business environment is changing as well. New leadership skills are required that were not taught in public schools at all but neither at business schools yet.

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Eastern thought and meditation are pushing evercloser to the mainstream. Today many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:36 PM

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

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Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR

Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Refining our capacity to notice is an act of reverence that we can bring to everywhere and everywhen. It's an invitation, bringing the world's most basic presence into view, opening our horizons and restoring our spirits.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:46 PM

The first, I mean the very first time I began notice what was going on inside  me and around me was on five day walk in the woods.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:23 PM

Nature is a great place to let your inner teacher find its voice.