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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

Via Chris Carter
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I can only say that in this day and age I cannot over sell this video. It is extremely inspirational.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 25, 2013 11:57 AM

No leader = no rudder.

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Customers Are More Likely To Trust, Buy From Brands Who Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Customers Are More Likely To Trust, Buy From Brands Who Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Random Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Customers Are More Likely To Trust, Buy From Brands Who Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] (RT @lorilewis: Customers Are More Likely To Trust, Buy (Listen To #Radio) From Brands Who Use Social Media INFOGRAPHIC http://t.co/EzeKqq02Qr)...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Becky Norman, Nick Moxon, Fatana Faghiryar, Toni Kane
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This does not surprise me at all with all modern day consumers on the move people trusting brands that they constantly interact with is inevitable. It seems amazing how quick we trust something when our friends are using it or if we see it on popular social media sites but I guess we trust if others that we know are taking the same risk. This should be a note to would be marketers to get their companies brand on social media and have an active engagement with their consumers.

 

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Tiffany Tang's comment, September 26, 2013 8:07 AM
i think this is a very good article to read with. some companies however still choose to ignore the evolution on online activity and choose to go through the traditional streams of communicating with there target audience. This might let the company reduce the amount of profit.On the other hand if the company use the social media to promo their product this will largely give a big advantage for the company.
Anna Kong's comment, September 26, 2013 9:26 PM
i agree with you jianwang this article is interesting and it does point out the vital connections between branding and social media. well chose article.
Steven Chen's comment, September 26, 2013 9:33 PM
Good insight Lycoris. For me, I fit into one of the 18-34 demographic and I use social media every day. All the statistics in this article show that social media plays a significant role in brand engagement and I totally agreed with it. For me, I would like to engage with a brand that using a social media platform, especially if some of my friend a link to me on Facebook. One of the reason that I would like to trust brands who use social media is there are not just positive advertisements on the Facebook page but also different comments I can read. And I also agree with Lycoris’s point that social media is a powerful tool. It is an effective and cheap platform for brand to engage with people, but it is hard to control. For brand, this could be a negative issue because when things go wrong, it is really hard to control how people saying on the social media so there is no way to hide the truth. And for customers, this could be a good issue because we knew if something goes wrong, we will see news on social media.
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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

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Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Wow just wow!!! If you have not seen please take the time to watch. Ever inspiring Professor Mitra has talked about revolutionising the way that information is taught and his experiments with lower income areas is amazing.

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!