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How to Spot a Weak Argument — Science and Technology

How to Spot a Weak Argument — Science and Technology | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
When you’re reading or skimming argumentative essays, especially by philosophers, here is a quick trick that may save you much time and effo…

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Jessica Kelly's comment, May 31, 2013 12:24 PM
I'll start countering "surely" w/ "actually"! :)
Joshua Sng's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:11 PM

How "surely" indicates that the writer is probably very unsure about the point that it prefaces.

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5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2012

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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