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Seth's Blog: Most advice is bad advice...

Seth's Blog: Most advice is bad advice... | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
People mean well, especially friends and family, but they're going to give you bad advice. This leads to two challenges as you strive to create original work that matters: 1. Ignore their advice, even the well-meant entreaties that you stick...
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Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way

Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.

Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg

 
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

We seem to talk about instructor role so rarely that she becomes not only intangible, but at times invisible. Part of the problem seems to be that we’ve conflated instructor role with “authority,” and we’ve regarded authority as a dirty word.


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Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog

Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

When I first started working as an eLearning instructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses. I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Load by Ruth Colvin Clark, Frank Nguyen and John Sweller. In this book I discovered, among other things, Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) which is based on studies of human cognitive architecture – how we process and organise information.

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 18, 11:09 PM

From the article: As instructional designers, we need to be aware of the cognitive requirements our designs impose and ensure that our learners can meet those requirements. We must also ensure that all aspects of our design focus on adding value to the learning experience.

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6 Ways To Make Your Work More Effective, From Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

6 Ways To Make Your Work More Effective, From Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it


How do we tackle the big complex problems of our time--problems like climate change, poverty, and health care? Increasingly, change-makers realize that there is no silver bullet. There is no one individual, organization or sector that can tackle the enormous challenges we face. Instead, a growing number of pioneers are taking on the actual systems that cause these problems.

 

1: Understand the system you are trying to change. But not too much

Know the territory. Be Janus-faced, looking both backwards at the historical roots of the system you’re seeking to change, and forwards to see how it is evolving. Understanding how a system developed can help you transform it. Systems often “come from the brave choices of people who were themselves systems changers and who might be quite horrified that we are now just . . . accepting the consequences of the decision they fought for” says Julian Corner of The Lankelly Chase Foundation. "We don’t have to be passive recipients of history."

 

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 6, 6:37 PM

A growing number of entrepreneurs are taking on the underlying systems that are causing the major problems of our time, such as climate change and poverty. What are their strategies

Netwall Expert's curator insight, August 7, 12:51 AM

Very Good artical thanks for a sharing with us.

http://www.netwallexpert.com/

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5 Sites For Fantastic Creative Commons Design Resources

5 Sites For Fantastic Creative Commons Design Resources | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Creative Commons offers some great options for designers of all types. Elio shows us some neat tricks to take best advantage of this design goldmine.
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Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Seven Ways to Get Smarter | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Given my druthers, I'd choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing ...
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10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed

10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

I am constantly asked the question, “What does it take to get ahead?” Sure you have to work hard, but there are a lot of other factors.

 

Investor’s Business Daily identified 10 traits for turning your dreams into reality. Here they are with my take on each, plus a few bonus thoughts.


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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 5, 10:58 PM

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 25, 5:46 AM

These look like obvious fundamentals but we must *do these* to help bring us to some level of success that we aspire to.

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How to make flexible working work for your business

How to make flexible working work for your business | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Some top tips on how to manage new requests for flexible working.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 9:11 PM

(From the article): A common misconception around flexible working is that it primarily benefits the employee. This isn’t the case if you set clear and measurable business goals and outline clearly what is expected of an individual when working flexibly. For example, could you get them to deliver a special project that they will work on from home to achieve better focus?


Can working flexibly or from home be used to channel their creativity which might be impaired by much of the day-to-day activity they are immersed in when in the office?

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A 7-Step Path to Enjoying Work

A 7-Step Path to Enjoying Work | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Enjoying work has less to do with your actual job and more to do with your attitude towards it. And changing our attitude towards work is often far easier than changing jobs.
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10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry

10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
At the Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer you will find 10 Reasons Why Becoming an eLearning Freelancer May Be a Good Idea.
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A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today

A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
You should be using hashtags on social media. But how many, where and on what networks? Here's the data you need to max out their potential.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2:16 AM

This may offer some good ideas on when and where it is worth it to take the time to hash tag your postings.

Yoav Ostrinsky's curator insight, June 27, 6:06 AM

Hashtags! What a wonderful tool to make your business known. Could be used to as a plan for self-marketing and help monitir viewers and followers/

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Changes to QuickBooks Online Template Customization - QuickBooks and Beyond

Changes to QuickBooks Online Template Customization - QuickBooks and Beyond | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Intuit has changed the QuickBooks Online template customization feature. We'll show you what was changed, and what is missing from the prior version
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SH!FT Discruptive E-Learing: Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design

SH!FT Discruptive E-Learing: Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Universal design concepts that are most relevant to eLearning design.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 4, 8:06 PM

This is a fine post from  Karla Gutierrez on Shift's E-Learning Blog. It's far more than an inforgraphic. You'll find a design glossary hyperlinked to additional resources.  Think of this as an inforgraphic sitting on top of buried treasure.  Worth digging into! 

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 5, 10:06 AM

A useful article.  GOOD summary.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 5, 8:58 PM

Very nice!

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How to Make Simple Animations for Social Media

Here's a very useful tool that will show you how to make simple animations for your social media channels. Well worth taking a look.
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#RRHH #HR How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

#RRHH #HR How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Discover 3 measures based on neuroscience that will help leaders to create a continuous learning environment in their organization.

Via Grant Montgomery, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, David Hain, Ricard Lloria, Dean J. Fusto
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Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves

Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Or do they? Millennials want to work on their own terms--without a bad boss micromanaging their every move.

 

In the 15 years I’ve been teaching MBA students, their career plans have changed dramatically. Until the early 2000s they aspired to work in traditional corporate jobs for companies like Deloitte, JPMorgan, and GE. After that, the top destinations became tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

 

In the past few years; however, a new favorite career choice has emerged, which eclipses any other form of traditional employment--working for themselves or launching their own business.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 6:59 PM

Employers can learn a big lesson: If they want to attract millennials, then they must present themselves as innovative and successful without seeming greedy

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What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice

What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

You are a twentysomething entrepreneur ready to launch a new business and your emotions are running wild. You're frightened, intimated, and stressed, but at the same time you're enthusiastic and confident about what the future holds.

 

At this point, it's time to step back and listen to those who have been in the same situation.

 

It would be a foolish mistake and a missed opportunity not to value the advice, experience, and knowledge a mentor can offer. Put your ego aside; be a sponge and soak up as much wisdom as possible.

I was in this exact position prior to launching SDC Nutrition Inc. I was confident and probably a little too self-assured, but I knew I had to set aside my ego to listen and absorb as much invaluable advice as possible from my advisers.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 8, 12:46 AM

Very good advice!

donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 8:58 AM

(From the article): Whether you're an established entrepreneur or fresh to the world of entrepreneurship, you should never hesitate to ask for advice from your mentors. Their expertise and perspective may be the knowledge needed to help you and your business succeed and prosper for many years to come.

victor carney's curator insight, August 11, 1:52 PM

when you listen to somebody that knows more than you do you learn and grow into the best you can be 

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Designing eLearning For ipads

Find about emerging need of eLearning on iPads, learn how to get started with it as a first step towards ‘mobile learning’.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Let's get started with iPads. Teachers need to learn how to use materials and also how to create them

Fernando Yanes's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:13 AM

Interesante ... como para ir preparando las transformaciones. "La escuela nunca fue ni será el monopolio del conocimiento"

Peter Shanks's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:57 PM

like them or not, the ipad has become an educational tool that content and application developers can't ignore

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Today's Leadership Word is "Celebration".

Is is important to have the presence of "celebration" in your daily leadership efforts.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 4, 9:56 AM

Celebration is: To rejoice and enjoy whatever you have achieved especially when you have longed for it for so long. 

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Why Do You Lead?

Why Do You Lead? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Efforts to understand the core reasons behind why we lead require that we delve into the field of philosophy. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 7, 9:09 AM

(From the article): Value formation helps us understand why leadership is defined and practiced differently. Our personal belief – me, us or Him – influence how we act, what we deem important or unimportant and defines what is right or wrong. Understanding why we lead also helps us to understand ourselves, others and the activities we choose to undertake. Answering the why question is both a foundational and missing ingredient in leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 10:05 AM

Parker Palmer speaks about the most important question we need to ask is who the person is that teaches, leads, and lives a particular life. It is the one that goes unasked in the busyness of asking all the other questions.

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Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory

Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 22, 11:49 AM

Well. don't completely forget about Lean and Agile. Just broaden the perspective. Lean and agile imply readiness and responsiveness which are good things. But they should not imply "reactive-ness"; . responding well to current circumstances  is simply not enough. Anticipating, forecasting, predicting, as well as possible, future needs and conditions is also critical.

 

The assumptions that present conditions will prevail and simple improvements upon existing processes or  activities will remain sustainable is unwise. Effective organizations both adapt and strive to improve their adaptability. This can be described as sustainable adaptation.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 22, 7:55 PM

Reacting and responding are two different things. Reacting is often a spur of the moment and off the cuff action that has little thought behind. Response, which is often understood as synonymous, is a measured process of thinking and acting. The word response is the root word for responsibility. Even in being lean and agile, we should be responsible and thoughtful in our responses.

Amy Melendez's curator insight, July 25, 11:29 AM

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Employees of an anticipatory organization understand that those who can see the future most accurately will have the biggest advantage. They know that you cannot change the past, but you can shape the future based on the actions you take in the present. As such, they actively embrace the fact that many future disruptions, problems, and game-changing opportunities are predictable and represent unprecedented ways to gain advantage. They know that it’s better to solve predictable problems before they happen, and that future problems often represent the biggest opportunities. Above all else, they are confident and empowered by having a shared view of the future based on Hard Trends and what I call the “science of certainty.”

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One Entrepreneur's System for Getting the Same Amount Done in Half the Time

A formerly frazzled founder claims he managed to squeeze 40-plus hours of work into just 16.7. Could his system work for you?
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Truly forget the nine to five.

The last step for Winfield was jettisoning old ideas of when he should work and when he should unwind, so he could better utilize all the hours of the day, not just the ones falling within "normal" work hours.

"The final piece to my puzzle was moving from a five-day work-week, where I had to stop by 5 p.m., to a seven-day work-week, where I could work when it suited me. This took me from 40 to 45 hours available to get my 40 Pomodoros in, to having 168 hours each week. Since I only need 16.7 hours net, that means I only work 10% of my time. What a difference." he says.

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How To Create Content for Internet “Scanners” Instead of “Readers”

How To Create Content for Internet “Scanners” Instead of “Readers” | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Calling all scanners, calling all scanners! I know you are out there and I know you are guilty of scanning content rather than reading it thoroughly. And you know what…that’s OK! We are busy people (yes I am a scanner as well) and we like to get to the takeaways of the content we read sooner rather than later. Let’s look at some ways to create content that is scanner friendly and still gets your main points across.


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Important Stats You Should Know from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report: Part I

Important Stats You Should Know from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report: Part I | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 9, 6:09 AM

Excellent trends data here on social and online education.


From the post:


Education

-1/3 of 4-year college grads say they weren’t prepared for their jobs.


-4/5 Americans said that education issues are extremely important to them.


-Multiple online learning platforms have seen over 50% growth in 2014.


-Education startups are expanding with direct-to-consumer products, leading to mass adoption and lower distribution costs.


-25 million Americans are now learning second languages thanks to online education programs like Duolingo, making for a 14X increase from 2013.


The increase in online learning tools leading to the ease of attaining new knowledge is a notable advancement in the education system of America.


Increasing numbers of students with or without college degrees are expanding their expertise online and becoming more aware of the issues that exist in the modern world of education.

 

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VIRTUAL MISS FRIDAY - e-Travel Weekly

VIRTUAL MISS FRIDAY - e-Travel Weekly | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

e-Travel Weekly your essential free weekly video, audio and newsletter resource that serves Online Service Providers and Digital Nomads around the globe Learn More >>

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Thought for the week...

So before we get into the client action plan, I wanted to share that I've had a really hectic week, one of those weeks where even a hardcore optimist like myself might take a step back and wonder what the heck happened... Without going into detail, a friend just said to me "I know how much strain you're under" - my reaction - "It's not so much strain just more of a challenge, which only makes us stronger and more appreciative of less challenging times." 

Hassle-Free Slide Decks

Does creating slide decks get you down? Feels like too much fiddling around when all you want to do is create a neat presentation super-fast? Well in this months VISA tutorial inside the Passport Members Club, I show you how to do just that, and best of all, it's free!

And finally in this week's e-Travel Weekly Show I discuss a 7 day action plan for attracting clients which includes LinkedIn, Swayy a free 12 week marketing course that you should grab while you can!

BLOG: 7-Day New Client Action Plan

During the first year to 2 years of business, and maybe even beyond, you may have to work actively in filling your online service business with new paying clients. After a period of time you can find that through consistent effort your client intake happens almost naturally from past efforts such as putting yourself out there in social media, blog posts, forums, groups etc... But what if you need those clients, and you don't quite have the groundwork done yet? - In this week's post I'll provide you with a plan of action.

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The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post

The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How long is the perfect blog post? How is it formatted? What is its headline? We present the data and science behind these answers and more.
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