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Capitalism is making way for the age of free

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Jeremy Rifkin: The internet of things has facilitated an economic shift from markets to collaborative commons, with costs close to zero
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When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make

When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.

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Memory and Recall: 10 Amazing Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog

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Human memory and recall works nothing like a computer, but that's what makes it all the more fascinating to understand and experience.
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How Cultures Move Across Continents

How Cultures Move Across Continents | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.

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10 Principles of Organization Design

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 In the 18th annual PwC survey of chief executive officers, conducted in 2014, many CEOs anticipated significant disruptions to their businesses during the next five years as a result of external worldwide trends. One such trend, cited by 61 percent of the respondents, was an increasing number of competitors. The same number of respondents foresaw changes in customer behavior creating disruption. Fifty percent said they expected changes in distribution channels. As CEOs look to stay ahead of these trends, they recognize the need to change the organization’s design. But for that redesign to be successful, a company must make its changes as effectively and painlessly as possible, in a way that aligns with its strategy, invigorates employees, builds distinctive new capabilities, and makes it easier to attract customers.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 23, 9:33 PM

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.


Steve Bax's curator insight, March 24, 6:00 AM

This is a very topical, well written piece on the ongoing issues of organisational structure design. The principles are sound and resonate with previous theorists such as Lewin, Deal and Kennedy. There are some good examples and strong recommendations for what NOT to do too. The comments on benchmarking are particularly relevant for many organisations seeking to establish their own position in the marketplace. Another key message is to let go of the past. Leaders need to build on strengths - formal or informal - and look ahead.

Karen Silins's curator insight, March 25, 11:53 AM

Nice list of elements in organizational design.

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Where To Look For The Next Big Thing

Where To Look For The Next Big Thing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Usually tales of great discovery begin with a flash of inspiration, like when Watson and Crick first imagined a double helix and then quickly realized that they had discovered the structure of DNA; or an accident, like whenAlexander Fleming contaminated his bacteria culture and stumbled onto penicillin. Yet those stories, while not apocryphal, are misleading.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.

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Ed Bremner's curator insight, March 3, 6:49 AM

Not adding this to my imaging channel but to my TEL one.  This is just the kind of course that I often run and give myself.

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, March 3, 11:49 PM

These are great sites to add to a bank of creative commons image sites.  All book or class projects need to use creative commons as the baseline of their projects.

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These 14 giant corporations dominate the global auto industry

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

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Fascinating and instructive exploration of approaches to how we learn and progress.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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Elements of Learning Experience Design

Elements of Learning Experience Design | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.

The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom. Although each of these experiences require their own unique methods and frameworks, the elements that should be taken into consideration during the design process remain mostly the same.

 

As a learning experience designer, you should focus your time and attention during the strategy plane on identifying the gaps that exist between the learner and his/her desired outcome. Those gaps exist due to a lack of the following:

Knowledge: Do learners lack the proper information to complete a task?Skill: Do they have all of the right information but lack the ability to translate that knowledge into action that could be applied to a given situation?Confidence: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill, but do they hesitate or refuse to apply it?Motivation: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill confidently but just don’t want to do it?Access: Do they have all of the above but lack the proper tools or resources to complete a task?

Once you are able to properly identify the gaps that cause learners to struggle, you must design a solution that effectively addresses those gaps.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 


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Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 23, 8:57 PM

Just like any experiences, learning experiences also need to well designed. After deciding on outcome to be achieved of learning particular course (learning outcome), gaps to reaching the outcome should be identified at requirement plane, strategy plane, interaction plane and sensory plane. In course of doing so, gaps in knowledge, skills, confidence, motivation and access that learners may have should be addressed through course delivery, that careful planning be made through the planning, determination of objectives, implementation and evaluation stage of curriculum.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 24, 2:31 AM

Good!

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, February 25, 4:26 AM

Un artículo muy claro y muy interesante.

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Scientists discover that eyes really are 'the window to the soul'

The eyes really are a window to the soul, according to scientists.

Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.

Everyone has a different structure of lines, dots and colours in their iris.

So scientists at Orebro University in Sweden compared the eyes of 428 subjects with their personality traits to see if these structures in the iris reflected their characters.

They focused on patterns in crypts - threads which radiate from the pupil - and contraction furrows - lines curving around the outer edge - which are formed when the pupils dilate.

Their findings showed those with denselypacked crypts are more warmhearted, tender, trusting, and likely to sympathize with others. In comparison, those with more contraction furrows were more neurotic, impulsive and likely to give way to cravings.

The researchers argued that eye structure and personality could be linked because the genes responsible for the development of the

iris also play a role in shaping part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which influences personality.

They say the findings could one day be used in psychoanalysis and by companies screening candidates for jobs.

The results will be published in the American journal Biological Psychology. 'Our results suggest people with different iris features tend to develop along different personality lines,' said Matt Larsson, a behavioral scientist who led the study at Orebro University.'These findings support the notion that people with different iris configurations tend to develop along different trajectories in regards to personality.

'Differences in the iris can be used as a biomarker that reflects differences between people.'

The scientists suggested these differences are due to genetic variation, and pointed to the involvement of a gene called PAX6. This gene helps control the formation of the iris in embryos. Previous research has shown that a mutation of it is linked to impulsiveness and poor social skills.

The speed and accuracy with which irises can be mapped means there is growing interest in using photographs of eyes for security as well as research purposes.

The Government is testing the use of digital photographs of the iris on 'biometric' passports and identity cards.

Trials of the iris technology have been taking place at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-436932/Scientists-discover-eyes-really-window-soul.html#ixzz3SOiahqxm


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:49 PM

This is an interesting article.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 6:02 PM

The eyes really are a window to the soul, according to scientists.

Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.

Everyone has a different structure of lines, dots and colours in their iris.

So scientists at Orebro University in Sweden compared the eyes of 428 subjects with their personality traits to see if these structures in the iris reflected their characters.

They focused on patterns in crypts - threads which radiate from the pupil - and contraction furrows - lines curving around the outer edge - which are formed when the pupils dilate.

Their findings showed those with denselypacked crypts are more warmhearted, tender, trusting, and likely to sympathize with others. In comparison, those with more contraction furrows were more neurotic, impulsive and likely to give way to cravings.

The researchers argued that eye structure and personality could be linked because the genes responsible for the development of the iris also play a role in shaping part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which influences personality.

They say the findings could one day be used in psychoanalysis and by companies screening candidates for jobs.

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Such changes, Li and colleagues suggested while reviewing a number of related studies, are consistent with anatomical changes that can occur in the brain as a result of learning a second language, no matter the age of the learner, as they reported in a recent issue of Cortex.

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, February 9, 11:39 PM

I really love languages but I have only ever really mastered one.  Here's proof that one of my future goals really needs to be to decide and commit to Spanish, French or Indonesian... 

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 7:00 PM

very useful article and I like the multigenerational emphasis

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 8:28 AM

There are parts of our brain laying dormant. Wake them up and learn a language . You are never to young or old to learn.

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In Singapore, a Failure to Fail

Government support is beneficial, but venture capitalist investor Mike Maples recently made a point in a conversation with TechCrunch that crystallized a nagging concern that I’ve had about Singapore: it’s too hard for companies to fail.

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's than their peers. But not all forms of reading are created equal.

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The Truth About Collaboration — Medium

The Truth About Collaboration — Medium | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

I’ve been writing a lot lately about honesty, self-responsibility and self-worth, and now it seems appropriate to talk about an oft misunderstood phenomenon: collaboration. To be perfectly blunt, collaboration can be a real motherf—er.

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Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

While we often think of the future of collaboration resting on the shoulders of technology, that is only part of the story. Sure, technology provides opportunities, but it’s important to view technology and social systems as partners. The promise of tomorrow’s collaboration requires actively considering, designing, and fine tuning both.

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AR/VR to hit $150 billion by 2020 - Report

AR/VR to hit $150 billion by 2020 - Report | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There's been a lot of speculation about whether augmented reality or virtual reality will be "the next big thing." A new report from Digi-Capital suggests that both technologies will hit it big, but one considerably moreso than the other. According to the firm, AR and VR will grow into a $150 billion market by 2020, with AR claiming $120 billion of that total compared to VR's $30 billion.

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The race between human productivity and the machines

The race between human productivity and the machines | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Internationally, economists are increasingly noticing that boosting productivity is about modest tweaks rather than big breakthroughs. By listening to those on the factory floor, the firm is able to make small, incremental changes that together help raise living standards.I

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Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 8, 7:45 PM

Another way of showing how reading widely does more than just "broaden your world."


"When you dive into a second culture, two interesting things happen. First, it increases your overall openness to new experiences ... As second thing that happens is that you being to recognize that everything in the world can be viewed in many different ways." 

Susanna Soderstrom's curator insight, March 9, 10:50 AM

Obvious to some not to others

Elivert's curator insight, March 25, 5:22 AM

Indeed!

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The 13 Worst Pieces of Business Advice EverSwitch & Shift

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Great selection of well-meaning - if ill-informed - business tips to ignore...

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Dazzling display of light by auroras on Saturn

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Scientists first observed Saturn’s auroras in 1979. Decades later, these shimmering ribbons of light still fascinate. For one thing they’re magnificently tall, rising hundreds of miles above the planet’s poles. And unlike on Earth where bright displays fizzle after only a few hours, auroras on Saturn can shine for days. Auroras are produced when speeding particles accelerated by the sun’s energy collide with gases in a planet’s atmosphere. The gases fluoresce, emitting flashes of light at different wavelengths. Watch the video to see an edge-on view of Saturn’s northern and southern lights courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.


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Innovation and Organizational Culture

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Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest "Most Innovative Companies 2014" survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, G...
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Roundup on latest BCG survey by Ralph-Christian Ohr..

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The Alternative Futures of Work

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While we cannot fully predict the future, we can imagine it and prepare. When we think about the future it is natural to think about events that are a continuation of today; these are the probable futures. But surprising futures, initiated by unforeseen events, are also possible and as such are worth our consideration.


In this piece Frog Design explores the implications of several alternative futures on the workplace and the workforce.

 

 


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Daniel Egger's curator insight, February 21, 3:17 PM

The main implications lie in the way of how our day-by-day life is organized. With the listed changes affecting the work structure, we lead with an increasing flexibility and uncertainty in income. Our consumption patterns as well the fix costs however have to change, new financial solutions created.  Beside those increasing uncertainties in the workforce, living patterns, family structures, romantic relationships, and perception of success will dramatically challenge  our emotional balance affecting directly our well-being

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 7, 8:57 AM

Some very interesting concepts presented here. How do you think they could affect the workplace?

Tessa Dagnely's curator insight, March 8, 8:24 AM

Nous sommes tous concernés par tout ce que le futur nous réserve, ce que  nous aurons prévu et préparé et ce qui nous échappera.

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The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

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It's familiar advice to anyone who pursues creative endeavors: the typical creative process isn't one punctuated by bursts of brilliance, but is instead a long term development of a consistent work habit. Consistency doesn't count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot.
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#Connectivism #Infographic

#Connectivism #Infographic | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The 8 Principles of Connectivism in a nice infographic. What does an online connectivist course look like? #CMOOC


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Jean-Louis LEFEBVRE's curator insight, February 5, 4:19 AM

Leçon d'infographie dans une présentation visuelle du connectivisme.

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 9, 2:35 AM

Is Moodle connectivist (Piaget)? Or socioconstructivist (Vygotsky)? (Have I got those associations right?) Or is it both? Hey-ho! More work to do! 

Jason Leong's curator insight, February 11, 4:35 AM

"#4 Capacity to know is more critical than what is currently known, i.e. "Know-where is more important than know-how and know-what""