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How to Determine the Correct Things to Focus On

How to Determine the Correct Things to Focus On | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to know the right time to simplify and focus on one thing, but nobody does. That’s what makes success so hard. Entrepreneurship isn’t like baking a cake. There is no recipe. There is no guidebook. 
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13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back

13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Penelope Trunk writes: I have tons of debt after launching four companies. There has never been a launch that didn't mess up my personal finances. Most entrepreneurs have no credit- I am like that as well - so I have

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That's just amazing and horrifying to me. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman explores Prospect Theory, the Endowment effect, and loss aversion. However, taking "the plunge" entails more than I thought. But it has to be worth it, right?

 

comments at the end of the article might help shape decisions as well.

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Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » The Knowledge Age

Knowledge’s meaning is changing. Knowledge is no longer being thought of as ‘stuff’ that is developed (and stored) in the minds of experts, represented in books, and classified into disciplines. Instead, it is now thought of as being like a form of energy, as a system of networks and flows – something that doesthings, or makes things happen. Knowledge Age knowledge is defined—and valued—not for what it is, but for what it can do. It is produced, not by individual experts, but by ‘collectivising intelligence’ – that is, groups of people with complementary expertise who collaborate for specific purposes. These changes have major implications for our education system.

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"Knowledge’s meaning is changing. it is now thought of as being like a form of energy, as a system of networks and flows – something that doesthings, or makes things happen. Knowledge Age knowledge is defined—and valued—not for what it is, but for what it can do. It is produced, not by individual experts, but by ‘collectivising intelligence’ – that is, groups of people with complementary expertise who collaborate for specific purposes. These changes have major implications for our education system."

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The End Of The Scale Economy

The End Of The Scale Economy | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Bigger isn't really better anymore. To compete in the new economy, we need a new playbook.

 

from the article: "Clearly, digital technology has enabled a new semantic economy where access and scale have been decoupled.  When access is universal, or nearly so, size doesn’t really matter."

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For teachers of economics, business-related topics, and US government, this be interesting. What does this mean for economic empire building? How do you view simulations and new ways to organize an organization? With changes in education, there are also changes in how business organizations process information and decision making. But what does this mean in terms of skills that students need to develop? What does this mean for daily operations? What is work?

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The Benefits of Play for Adults: How Play Can Improve Your Health, Work, and Family Relationships

The Benefits of Play for Adults: How Play Can Improve Your Health, Work, and Family Relationships | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Play is not just for kids. Learn how play can improve your relationships, creativity, and productivity.
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Grit and the Need for Achievement

Grit is best defined as a personality trait with two key components:

1) A passion for long-term goals

2) The powerful motivation to achieve these goals through the necessary work, practice, and time.

 

Recent studies show grit and a healthy need for achievement can have many psychological benefits.
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excerpt: "Lack of grit is the reason why incredibly talented people sometimes never reach success. Because no matter how smart or talented you are, you still need to put in the work and have the resilience to overcome obstacles and continue marching forward when things get tough."

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Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop

Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Beliefs can be casual thoughts, but also ingrained attitudes about life and abilities, and affect how much we develop creativity and pursue other interests.
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“As a young adult raising a family in a trailer, King started a story inspired by his stint as a janitor cleaning a high-school girls locker room. He crumpled it up, but his writer wife retrieved it from the trash, and using her advice about the girl milieu and his own memories of two reviled teenage classmates who died young, he came up with Carrie.” [Amazon.com summary of On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King.]

 

- See more at: http://talentdevelop.com/55889/changing-thinking-beliefs/#sthash.HnsHjIj2.dpuf

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