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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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Daydreamers are thinkers.  In order to stay in front of the competition one of the biggest challenges is "how?"  Thinkers may have the answer...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Let go of controlling your mind. Daydreaming is an attribute of successful people.

 

"Daydreaming, as a mental state activating both the default and executive networks of the brain, plays an important role in that organizing and processing. What you may think is just your mind drifting is actually your mind actively forming connections between information, synthesizing what was previously only chaos, and preparing the ground for the moment when things suddenly fit into place."

 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:23 AM

"The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even learning."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

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How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business

How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Three growing realms of technology will seep into the gig economy and continue enhancing the experience for all involved parties.
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5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO

5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Cloud CFO director Elan Pamensky outlines and explains reasons why your start-up should have a virtual chief financial officer instead of an in-house one.
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What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human

What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Hardly a week goes by without news of automation displacing humans from the workforce. Automation is a disruptive force that is transforming every industry,
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Relationships are still, and always will be, key.

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What does success at work really mean?

What does success at work really mean? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What defines a successful career? Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers, while the majority just survive and plenty fail?
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Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders

Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For businesses in crisis, whether in a restructuring or taking steps to avoid one, the stakes cannot get any higher. In these situations, messages matter – not only their content but also their structure, the channel, the timing, and the tone they’re delivered in. What, when and how executives communicate during a crisis is critical and can have a dramatic effect on the change process and resulting outcomes. That’s why we’ve developed a set of principles that business leaders can follow to communicate more effectively – and empathetically – during a crisis.


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Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace

Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Diversity in the workforce matters, there’s a lot of research to prove that diverse workplaces are more successful. We need women and those of various ethnic backgrounds especially when trying to design a product or service to represent the general population; the diverse population out there who are the buyers of your product or service.

We all make instinctive decisions, based on what ‘feels right’. Research shows that unconscious preferences (biases) play a significant part in the way we engage with others and the decisions we make about them. We all have automatic and unconscious biases, over which we have little control, no matter how unbiased we think we may be. We don’t set out to make poor decisions, it’s a question of how our brains operate and what is going on in our environment.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:05 AM

Will 2017 be the year we stop talking about the benefits of diversity and actually make progress on it?

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The truth about lying and why you do it: "Apparently we all lie"

The truth about lying and why you do it: "Apparently we all lie" | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
I am currently working on two major film projects that share a key aspect: someone has lied. So I have been exploring why people lie and the impact of their lies on those close to them. Calumny Lies are big in the media at the moment; it’s as though the world has been given a
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Ensure Employee Commitment to Change Initiatives: Creating Relevance and Meaning

Ensure Employee Commitment to Change Initiatives: Creating Relevance and Meaning | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Most organizations have many change initiatives occurring at once, in all parts of the organization, large and small – all making demands on people. Employees know they are being asked or pressured to change, but they often do not know why in terms that are meaningful to them. This makes it difficult for them to have a personal commitment to change. Leaders often interpret lack of employee commitment as resistance, but it is more likely stakeholders not understanding why the changes are essential to the success of the business, and importance of their role in it. 

The pushback is usually not an employee issue, but a change leadership issue. Most people commit to what they believe in. And to believe in anything, people must see its relevance and meaning. Without perceiving relevance and meaning, there is no employee commitment. People must see themselves as contributing in ways they can relate to in support of the future of the business. Just because leaders say something is going to change doesn’t mean that stakeholders will understand it, do it, or sustain it. We know this all too well! 


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David Hain's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:01 AM

Most employees who resist change are being rational in their context. Change their context!

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4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile

4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Let’s just call it evolution. Take a quick trip to the other side of town, the other side of the country, or even the other side of the world, and it quickly becomes evident that our lives have drastically evolved due to technology.  Gone are the days of walking into any old restaurant and hoping for the best meal. Today we ask our smart devices where we can find the best burritos.  Need a good Pilates class? We quickly check Yelp reviews.  And, instead of filing those business cards we collected in a drawer, we simply go back to the office to connect on LinkedIn. And, here lies the problem. Many of us, especially leaders who aren’t looking for a job, aren’t doing a very good job putting our best profile forward.

 

“Tacky photos, incomplete sentences, poor spelling or grammar, and a lack of effort placed on who you are and what you stand for vs. just focusing on what you've accomplished in your career, are a few turn-offs for our team,” says Brian Mohr, cofounder and managing director of executive search firm, Y Scouts, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. “LinkedIn reveals how people present themselves to the world of business.”

 

Mohr’s statements, as an executive recruiting professional, may not be all that surprising, until you consider the level of employee his firm is looking to recruit—the rock star leader who probably doesn’t have their next career move on their radar.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, December 7, 2016 9:39 PM
Some great tips for everyone not just leaders...
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 8, 2016 3:54 AM

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Bryan Worn's curator insight, December 11, 2016 2:55 PM

It is better to fix these things early before you need to.

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How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel

How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Feeling stressed lately? Chances are you're not alone. We carry varying degrees of stress around with us all the time—sometimes more, sometimes less. Does that pressure make us more productive or less? As with so many aspects of human psychology, the answer is: It depends. But what it depends on is something called the Yerkes-Dodson curve, a theory that dates back to 1908. Here's how understanding it can help you channel the stress you may be feeling into energy to get things done.

 

The Yerkes-Dodson curve relates the amount of motivational energy, called "arousal," a person may possess to how well they'll perform at a given task. The basic idea is that at low levels of arousal, people don't perform particularly well. In this state, people aren't all that motivated to get much done. That helps explain why being totally stress-free can breed laziness or complacency, and also why some of your most productive days are those when the clock is ticking for you to wrap up a big projec


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 30, 2016 4:20 AM
Stress, surprisingly is a precursor for success! Some of the best art forms were produced in times of stress. The poet P.B. Shelley wrote 'Ode to the Westwind' when he was undergoing a lot of difficulties in life. The poem was to become one of the best works of poetry. It is for this reason that we need to understand that stress can be turned around and made into a tool for promoting success!
Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 30, 2016 3:34 PM
Interesting... I always thought the whole 'I work well under pressure' was a bit of a cliché but it turns out to be true
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 1, 2016 5:57 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about productivity. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about business management can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified?

Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

There it is: your dream job. There’s just one problem. You don’t meet all the qualifications.

 

It's a conundrum. Should you channel your inner life coach and go for it? Or should you follow the rules and wait until you have the right experience or credentials? If you sit it out, you may miss a great opportunity. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste your time or, worse, alienate hiring managers by wasting theirs.

 

It’s a tough question, but you should almost always err on the side of "go for it," says career expert Cynthia Shapiro author of What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. After all, everyone has to take a job that stretches skills if they want to move ahead. Before you do, these career coaches and recruiters recommend asking yourself these six questions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 27, 2016 4:48 PM

Recruiters weigh in with some surprising advice on the importance of being qualified to get the job you want.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 28, 2016 4:23 PM
I think the percentage should be closer to 75 - 80% match before applying for your dream role, but overall a good read.
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A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people

A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness, and status, we have lost our authenticity.

 

We have lost morals and what it means to be ourselves. So many are caught up in following the crowd they have gotten lost in it. How can any type of true success come from being a follower?

 

Followers are lost to their authenticity and are chasers of "status" and "wealth." Followers are competitive, insecure, and consistently positioning and provoking to one-up each other. The stand-out successes we all admire are not in the crowd, they aren’t chasing cash, or being cool.

 

It doesn’t mean they don’t love nice things or indulge in them; it means they approach success from a different mindset.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 25, 2016 11:13 AM
A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:11 AM

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The Most Unlikely Source to Boost Productivity - People Development

The Most Unlikely Source to Boost Productivity - People Development | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Play at work, if implemented correctly, is a powerful tool to increase employee morale and boost productivity, these 5 tips can help

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Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With the right balance, leaders will become highly respected by their employees.

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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an absolute gem you missed earlier in the year.

 

Take the post titled "The Two Minutes It Takes to Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever," by marketer Josh Spector, for example. As short as it is useful, the piece is one of the most recommended posts of 2016, Medium informs me. It's not hard to see why.

 

Spector offers five dead-simple changes you can make to basically any piece of writing in a matter of seconds that will make it more forceful and compelling. We'd all enjoy reading a bit more if more writers followed his tips.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 15, 4:45 PM

Super quick changes, outsize impact.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 15, 6:43 PM

Simplify, get to the point, eliminate unnecessary wording.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Some people managers struggle with being good leaders and cannot understand why: They are experts in their fields, work hard, and communicat

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 12, 9:04 AM
Have you ever witnessed someone lose their cool at work? How suddenly facts, arguments, and reason become irrelevant because a decision maker has a meltdown? Or how, at a meeting, the moderator is holding a monologue rather than engaging with the other participants and encouraging different viewpoints and ideas? Those behaviors are signs of a lack of emotional intelligence. And if leaders lack it, the consequences for their teams can be devastating.
 
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Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.
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This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 3, 11:16 AM

I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

Tom Wojick's comment, January 3, 11:17 AM
Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.
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Don't get stung: "Domain Name Corp" scam targeting business owners - StartupSmart

Don't get stung: "Domain Name Corp" scam targeting business owners - StartupSmart | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Businesses have been warned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to keep an eye out for a new scam hitting mailboxes across the country. However this time it’s not email inboxes that are being affected—scams are landing in the actual mailboxes of businesses. A wave of letters delivered to companies nationwide are offering
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Many alarms have sounded on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to upend the workforce, especially for easy-to-automate jobs. But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. The fact is, artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.

How can managers — from the front lines to the C-suite — thrive in the age of AI? To find out, we surveyed 1,770 managers from 14 countries and interviewed 37 executives in charge of digital transformation at their organizations. Using this data, we identified five practices that successful managers will need to master.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 15, 2016 3:23 AM

We need to learn to make robots our colleagues - at least we don't have to buy them a drink, so a cheap date with high potential!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:42 AM

Absolutely a factor.

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, December 15, 2016 2:20 PM

Most surveyed didn't value the critical people skills they need today & will need even more in the future.

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Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction. 

 

Whatever your opinion of Musk's plans, his presentation of them was rhetorically effective—and a memorable departure from the tech leader's notoriously dispassionate Twitter voice. In introducing his Mars plan, Musk tapped into two foundational emotions that every effective leader should know how to activate: hope and fear. Here's how.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 11, 2016 5:49 PM

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that without exploiting it.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:39 AM

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Learn to Respond, Not React!

Learn to Respond, Not React! | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
One of my favorite stories is a lesson about taking responsibility for our own lives. It is about learning to respond rather than react when we are confronted by “life”. I heard this simple Buddhist story many years ago, and it goes like this:

A young farmer paddled his boat vigorously up river. He was covered with sweat as he paddled his boat upstream to deliver his produce to the village. It was a hot day, and he wanted to make his delivery and get home before dark. As he looked ahead, he spied another vessel, heading rapidly downstream toward his boat. He rowed furiously to get out of the way, but it didn’t seem to help.

He shouted, “Change direction! You are going to hit me!” The boat came straight towards him anyway. It hit his boat with a violent thud. The young man cried out, “You idiot! How could you manage to hit my boat in the middle of this wide river?”

As he glared into the boat, seeking out the individual responsible for the accident, he realized that there was no one. He had been screaming at an empty boat that had broken free of its moorings and was floating downstream with the current.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 5, 2016 10:01 AM

Great parable and lesson about leadership form Dr Marshall Goldsmith!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 5, 2016 1:44 PM
Respond and responsbility come from the same etymological roots.
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Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes

Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Leaders, like anyone else, are habitual beings that protect their worldview and the meaning they derive from it. Peter Drucker understood that better than most people. In Innovation and Entrepreneurship he dedicated a chapter to incongruities, the mental gaps between perception and reality. Drucker saw these gaps as an invitation to innovate. At its core, entrepreneurship is at about exploring such opportunity spaces to create something new, something different.

We live in unsettled times of economic, technological and sociopolitical change. No company, industry or nation is immune to evolving cultures. What is in question is how we can use the current culture shift to replace outdated industrial practices. History teaches us that cultural innovation is triggered by the creation of a new story. It is through the evaluation of what we hold dear and how we want to live that we can create better practices.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 28, 2016 2:51 AM

Organisations don't shift - people do! Passionate plea for shift be @LeadershipABC. Right on Kenneth!

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How to Make Your Day Super Productive?

How to Make Your Day Super Productive? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
We all have hard days. Tasks seem enormous and deadlines are stressful. However, you still have to make the most out of each day and finish everything in time. How can you make everything work? What are the tips on how to be productive and do everything on time? In this article, you will find everything you need to know about this.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Productivity

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 23, 2016 8:17 AM
We all have hard days. Tasks seem enormous and deadlines are stressful. However, you still have to make the most out of each day and finish everything in time. How can you make everything work? What are the tips on how to be productive and do everything on time? In this article, you will find everything you need to know about this.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Productivity

 

 

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 23, 2016 3:54 PM

Another good read! 

Everyone battles with time, but these are some easy tips to do if you have self discipline to do them...

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 25, 2016 3:46 AM

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How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated

How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Around half the population of the United States woke up on Wednesday morning to enormous disappointment. In a stunning upset, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for president, leaving Trump supporters elated and many Clinton backers devastated.

 

But in my work as a coach, I've found that even the most crushing defeats can ultimately be channeled into energy for forging ahead. Regaining confidence is an uphill battle, and it takes a crowd—or at least two people, talking things out—to pull an someone out of a funk. Here's how it can be done.


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#Offthebenchleadership 

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