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¿Cómo te motivas?

¿Cómo te motivas? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
¿Cómo te motivas? Sorprendentes conclusiones de la investigación sobre lo que verdaderamente nos motiva

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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, December 28, 2012 4:30 PM

Food for thought...very inspiring

David Hain's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:54 AM

Don't need to know Spanish to get the universal message and call to action...

Jose Luis Yañez's comment, January 3, 2013 5:02 PM
True ;)
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5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2012

5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2012 | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Every year brings dozens of new quirky findings about how to be more effective, whether in managing our time, being more creative or just getting things done. Here are some of the highlights from 2012.


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:22 PM

(From the article): We live in a time when where more people are staying connected on vacations. People have forgotten how important it is for your mind to rejuvenate. Research shows that naps improve productivity—a growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity — and that skipping breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 29, 2012 4:52 AM

This is a fine recap of the latest insights and research in this field. Good work from David Rock, who is the founder of the Neuro Leadership Institute. I had the pleasure of talking to David a few years ago for an article about the influence of neuro science in our modern business world.  

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, December 29, 2012 4:54 AM
Thanks for making me aware of this blog post, Don. Happy holiday season to you. Best, Kenneth
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40 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

40 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
It has been another busy week in the digital world. Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup.

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The Secret Ingredient of Brilliant Leaders and Managers

The Secret Ingredient of Brilliant Leaders and Managers | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

I have only come across a handful of brilliant leaders and managers in my working career.

 

The ingredient these people shared was, they were intrinsically drawn to “doing the right thing”. The “right thing” for these leaders and managers wasn’t always popular. The act of choosing for them was sometimes personally agonising, but they still made those decisions.

 

When questioned, many leaders and managers know what “doing the right thing” is, but quite often,  mysteriously,  they just don’t make that decision.  Thus, opportunities are lost, credibility is questioned and results are lower than expected.


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 29, 2012 4:40 PM

(From the Article): When leaders and managers don’t understand how to manage difference whether it is psychological, cultural, or an equality issue, or are more concerned about speedy outcomes at the expense of the people they employ, then there is a danger unhelpful decisions will be made.

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 30, 2012 4:58 AM

Intuition

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.comwww.harvardtrends.com

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The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness

The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Faulty excuses keep thousands of people from creating the lives they want. Do any of these 8 most common excuses for unhappiness resonate with you?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:15 PM

Fantastic list to do the opposite!

Christine Heine's comment, December 30, 2012 6:27 AM
Here is to a new year filled with the 4 C's enabling all who wish it to now will it.
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Free Google SEO, Social Media and Google AdWords Webinars and Videos

Free Google SEO, Social Media and Google AdWords Webinars and Videos | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Free seminar series on search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and social media. Really cool and fun! For marketers and businesspeople seeking to learn how to get to the top of search engines, for free.
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Free info from VC - contact us today for a full online audit FREE

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Make 2014 count :)

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Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph

Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

My name is Ally Greer. I’m a marketer with expertise in content marketing and curation. You’ve probably never heard of me.

 

With over 500 million users on Twitter, 175 million on LinkedIn, and over a billion on Facebook, you probably haven’t heard of most people on the Internet. The bad news is that this also means most of those people probably haven’t heard of you either.


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timethief's comment, January 27, 2013 10:26 PM
Inspiring article - thanks!
timethief's curator insight, January 27, 2013 10:29 PM

Listen up! " The benefit that topic-centric curation provides to you is that your name is now attached to all of the most relevant content on your topic of expertise... " Curation can help you get found.

Renee Baribeau's curator insight, January 28, 2013 11:53 AM

Keys to the internet castle, curation of content that unlock peoples desire to share.

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10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups

10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
To build the most successful small business in the world, it takes 10 key principles.
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The Innovation Disconnect | Innovation Management

The Innovation Disconnect | Innovation Management | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
CEOs talk enthusiastically about the need for innovation. Workers at the front line can see the needs and opportunities for fresh ideas. But somehow nothing happens. Ideas do not get implemented. Innovation grinds to a halt.

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The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership - Forbes

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership - Forbes | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leadership great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 27, 2012 9:59 PM

Surrender - not for the faint of heart.

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How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs

How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
You know it, I know it, and even if you're as cynical as I am about shiny marketing fads, you probably realize that our lives ultimately revolve around stor

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:36 PM

This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated a few days about about sequencing content.


The author here, Georgina Laidlaw, talks about creating long-term story arcs for your content.


Yes! Great idea! Basically, Laidlaw talks about how a story arc works, and then how to generate content along a story arc over a period of time. Think a long period of time.


She also gives plenty of examples and links to other articles. So there are lots of resources here to dig into.


Laidlaw also mentions how to leverage this kind of content with cross-promotion and spin-offs -- which is different from sequencing stories. Between the two articles I've curated there is lots of food for thought.


As we all get ready for 2013, planning your content around long-term story arcs, along with sequencing your stories will help drive engagement.

Margaret Doyle's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:45 PM

I've been telling my clients this for a long time, nicely explained here why the long story format works in digital media and why it's important to invest in it. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 1:15 PM
I agree Margaret! Long form storytelling definitely has a place in the marketing/storytelling mix. My apologies for not responding sooner! I didn't receive a notice about your comment. Have a great day.
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4 ways to inject humanity into your social media posts | SmartBlogs

4 ways to inject humanity into your social media posts | SmartBlogs | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, a lot of people have the "media" part nailed but their "social" game is lacking. Sometimes it feels like if it weren’t for

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DPG plc's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:50 AM

networks and collaboration, connections and conversations....

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Video Curation - What Is It And Why Do You Need It?

Video curation is the next big thing, and this video describes what it is and why it's the next step from regular content curation. You've probably heard and...

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The social media profile photo (and why you need a great one)

The social media profile photo (and why you need a great one) | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
How important is your online profile photo? We look at the perils and pitfalls. When it comes to social media, it's all about the profile photo!

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The New Reputation Economy - What You Need to Know

The New Reputation Economy - What You Need to Know | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

This article was written by Rachel Botsman for WiredUK. I posted her Ted Talk the other day on this relevant, evolving topic., the reputation economy.

 

Rachel goes deeper into this with great insights, information and takeaways that are important for all of us professionally and personally.  

 

Intro:

 

"Imagine a world where banks take into account your online reputation alongside traditional credit ratings to determine your loan;

 

**where headhunters hire you based on the expertise you've demonstrated on online forums such as Quora;

 

**where your status from renting a house through Airbnb helps you become a trusted car renter on WhipCar 

 

**where your feedback on eBay can be used to get a head-start selling on Etsy 

 

**where traditional business cards are replaced by profiles of your digital trustworthiness, updated in real-time.

 

Where reputation data becomes the window into how we behave, what motivates us, how our peers view us and ultimately whether we can or can't be trusted.

 

Welcome to the reputation economy, where your online history becomes more powerful than your credit history.

 

An aggregated online reputation having a real-world value holds enormous potential for sectors where trust is fractured:

 

**banking; e-commerce, where value is exponentially increased by knowing who someone really is

 

**peer-to-peer marketplaces, where a high degree of trust is required between strangers;

 

**where a traditional approach based on disjointed information sources is currently inefficient, such as recruiting. .

 

Early influence and reputation aggregators will undoubtedly learn by trial and error -- but they will also face the significant challenge of pioneering the use of reputation data in a responsible way.

 

There's a challenge beyond that: reputation is largely contextual, so it's tricky to transport it to other situations.

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It's the culmination of many layers of reputation you build in different places that genuinely reflect who you are as a person and figuring out exactly how that carries value in a variety of contexts.

 

The most basic level is verification The larger opportunity is carrying social matches based on like-minded individuals across marketplaces.

 

The New Identity Brokers:

 

Connect.me, Tru.ly, Legit, TrustCloud, Scaffold, Confido, Briiefly, Reputate

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/O0zkLD]


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:22 PM

Fantastic scoop! Thanks Nadine Hack.

 

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:32 PM

Very interesting article and one that could be upon us soon.

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Jennifer's Tips for How to Be a Better Leader — The People ...

Jennifer's Tips for How to Be a Better Leader — The People ... | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
How to be a better leader” – people crave this information. I feel fortunate to have multiple platforms in which to share my leadership development experiences here on The People Equation and elsewhere like the Lead ...
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chrisbrogan.com — Building the Digital Channel - Beyond Social Media

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Building the Digital Channel - Beyond Social Media
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Seth's Blog: True professionals don't fear amateurs

Seth's Blog: True professionals don't fear amateurs | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Professional farmers don't begrudge the backyard gardener his tomato harvest. That's silly. And talented mechanics certainly don't mind the antics of the Car Talk guys (or their listeners).
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A Remarkably Simple Business Plan

A Remarkably Simple Business Plan | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I don’t know about you, but when I started trying to figure out how to work for myself, the idea of a “business plan” sort of made me gag. The trad
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Seth's Blog: Doing what you love (but maybe you can't get paid for it)

Seth's Blog: Doing what you love (but maybe you can't get paid for it) | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
[I wrote this five years ago. As you plan the magical things you will do next year, I thought it was worth reconsidering:] The thing is, it's far easier than ever before to surface your ideas. Far easier to have...
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Virtual workforce management to become HR priority

Virtual workforce management to become HR priority | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Over the next three years virtual workforce management will become an increasingly important priority for HR professionals, according to a new study.

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The Importance of Collaborating with the Right People

The Importance of Collaborating with the Right People | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we must effectively create partnerships with everyone around us, from family to colleagues to society in general.

 

The word partner conjures up many connotations, such as collaboration, equality, teamwork, trust, alliance, support and reliability. These are qualities that we look for in both personal and professional relationships. The people we surround ourselves with can often make the difference between failure and survival. It’s not only who we surround ourselves with that matters, but how we interact with them that makes the difference.

 

The Partnership Principle

 

Every partnership involves two or more parties who work together to achieve a common purpose or undertake a specific task while sharing risks, responsibilities, resources, competencies and benefits. It’s a voluntary collaborative agreement that must evolve to meet the needs of everyone involved.


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 27, 2012 8:51 AM

Henry Ford famously said: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

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Code Hero: A Kickstarter Mired in Controversy

Code Hero: A Kickstarter Mired in Controversy | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Code Hero raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter this past February, but as the months passed, the campaign effectively fell apart.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, December 20, 2012 12:07 AM

Hmmmm. Now it's more important that ever to ensure your campaign has risk reduction messaging, and that you can prove you are not going to squander away the money. 


Of course, relentless communications during and after your campaign is paramount, whether you reach your crowdfunding goal or not. 


Marty Koenig


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