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Seth Godin's favorite books for 2013 Readers A diet for your mind

Seth Godin's favorite books for 2013 Readers A diet for your mind | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

Many of you you know that I am a huge fan of marketing hero Seth Godin.  Here are some books that he suggests we all read.

 

This list does not just include marketing books. They are about understanding the mind, motivation and the world around us.


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Anyone who follows Seth Godin knows he certainly thinks out of the box.  Does his reading list have anything to do with his creative mind?  Well, here's your chance to read and see...

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:58 AM

A great list of books that Seth Godin suggests we read

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September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ... - Bustle

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Whether or not you're a student, you have to acknowledge that back-to-school season has arrived.
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Design Thinking Tools: Reverse Brainstorming - Designorate

Design Thinking Tools: Reverse Brainstorming - Designorate | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Reverse brainstorming is a design thinking tool that solves the problem through focusing on the idea of what causes the problem or how to achieve an opposite result of what is expected.

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David Carr’s Last Word on Journalism, Aimed at Students (Link to Carr's Syllabus)

David Carr’s Last Word on Journalism, Aimed at Students  (Link to Carr's Syllabus) | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Mr. Carr, who died Thursday, was a funny, demanding, optimistic teacher of reporters-to-be at Boston University, and his syllabus distills his sense of an unfolding digital age. Excerpts here serve as the final Media Equation column under his byline.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 16, 10:22 AM

Brilliant, brilliant!  Fortunately, we have a treasure trove of his knife sharp thoughts on what he felt mattered to future journalists.  And then consider his introductory remarks to students (Carr was not interested in sharing his resume): 

 

“Your professor is a terrible singer and a decent dancer. He is a movie crier but stone-faced in real life. He never laughs even when he is actually amused. He hates suck-ups, people who treat waitresses and cab drivers poorly and anybody who thinks diversity is just an academic conceit. He is a big sucker for the hard worker and is rarely dazzled by brilliance. He has little patience for people who pretend to ask questions when all they really want to do is make a speech.

 

Direct Link to Press Play:  His syllabus.   https://medium.com/press-play/press-play-4b26bed77b7d

 

 

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Why Sleep Training Is A Feminist Issue - Role Reboot

Why Sleep Training Is A Feminist Issue - Role Reboot | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Mothers are two and a half times more likely than fathers to cover the nightshift of caretaking. Arianna Huffington has deemed sleep the next big feminist issue, because women are significantly more sleep deprived than men. Without enough sleep, she argues, we cannot reach our full potential as a sex: “A nation of sleepy women is …
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When I worked in the corporate setting in the 1980s, obtaining a full night of sleep was referred to as being a "light-weight".  CEO's delighted in telling employees that they required hardly any sleep.  Who needs sleep...you're not a bear...get to work!  Almost thirty years later Arianna Huffington's heralds in a new age and mindset about taking care of ourselves.  My feeling is this applies to both men and women.  I actually heard Arianna give a keynote presentation on sleep four years ago in California and it resonated with me---and all my sleep-deprived years.  How I wish this healthier perspective could have been the battlecry in the corporate world years ago...

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A Machine That Trains Your Brain to Pay Attention

A Machine That Trains Your Brain to Pay Attention | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.
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Newsmaker: Jane Goodall is in touch with her wild side - The National

Newsmaker: Jane Goodall is in touch with her wild side - The National | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The English ethologist, who will give a talk at NYU Abu Dhabi next week, has spent her life helping us understand the relationship between humans and primates. And what a life it's been.
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I have been a forever fan of Jane Goodall.  I didn't realize it was the spark from reading the children's book, "Doctor Dolittle," that her dream began.  Oh, those children books and their life-long influence!

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The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year

The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The psychology of the perfect daily routine, how to criticize with kindness, the creative purpose of boredom, Kafka on what books do for the
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From mindsets to what it takes to be a genius...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 5, 5:18 PM

The list includes a broad range of topics i.e. happiness, neuroscience, gender, etc.

 

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Very Good 

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Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
How to find the fragile middle in a time of racial tension
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An award-winning piece (I feel) by Connie Schultz in The Atlantic today. She shares the experiences of many baby boomers who grew-up during the era of white flight, the 60s, and attitudes that shape more progressive views today.  

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Take the test: Are you color blind?

Take the test: Are you color blind? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Color blindness can pose serious problems in daily life. Look at some images from the Ishahara vision test to see if you have color blindness. 
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The ads are a little annoying but interesting test...

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Better Together: Parenting a Child in an Independent School

Better Together:  Parenting a Child in an Independent School | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
While all good schools work to meet the needs of every child, it can seem as if demanding "squeaky-wheel" parents get more attention than those who quietly try to follow school protocol. Yet how much of our protocol is explicit? Who helps p...
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This is sound parenting advice for anyone....public school, boys and girls.  It just happens to be coming from Ann Klotz, Laurel School headmistress...a gem!

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 12, 2014 7:44 AM

Ann Klotz is one of my favorite heads of school.  This works for any parent in any school...and for boys as well as girls.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 2014 10:30 AM

I worked closely with parents, but, when it is not the cultural norm, it is resented. An independent school has some advantages in breaking free from repressive norms.

 

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RIP: Celebs We Lost In 2014

RIP: Celebs We Lost In 2014 | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
We’ve said goodbye to many well known faces in 2014 including comic legend Joan Rivers, Hollywood star Robin Williams and Brit TV stars Rik Mayall, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Both Peaches Geldof and GRL singer Simone Battl...
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Robin Williams, Lorin (Cleveland Orchestra fans), Joan, Cream, Paul R, and many more greats... 

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

What Every School Can Learn From Preschools | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.
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Life skills are as important, if not more, as academic skills....too bad they don't test all that easily. 

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The Neuroscience of Storytelling: Quick2LAUNCH

The Neuroscience of Storytelling: Quick2LAUNCH | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Quick2LAUNCH's online platform helps businesses develop & manage presentations.
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30 Perfect Dr. Seuss Quotes That May Just Change Your Life

30 Perfect Dr. Seuss Quotes That May Just Change Your Life | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
'Teeth are always in style.'
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Googler: Win Every Interview with these 6 Steps

Googler: Win Every Interview with these 6 Steps | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Three unbelievably cool things happened to me this week. On Monday, my publisher sent me the first hardcover copies of my new book, Work Rules! It’s a real thing now! On Tuesday, the CEO of a major company told me he’d been following my interviews with Tom Friedman about how to get a job at Google, or anywhere. He asked how his company could adopt some of those same practices. Someone is listening!And on Wednesday, a new Googler stopped me in one of our on-campus cafes. He told me, “I read every one of your articles about resumes and what Google looks for, did what you said,
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Practice, practice, and then practice some more...

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How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes…

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I always thought Apple was the name because of its connection in the early years to education---wrong!

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(Artists) New Fair Use Guide Helps Distinguish Between Copyright and Copywrong

(Artists) New Fair Use Guide Helps Distinguish Between Copyright and Copywrong | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Hoping to remedy pervasive and often crippling uncertainty among artists and art professionals over how and when to invoke fair use when dealing with copyrighted materials, the College Art Associat...
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Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News

Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Agreed!  

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Children Photographed With Their Most Prized Possessions 

Children Photographed With Their Most Prized Possessions  | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Anna Ream tried careers in both investment banking and financial advising, but often felt like a fraud. When she started studying photography in 2008, things finally clicked. “I find with photography I don’t care how dumb my questions sound because I’m so driven to know the answer,” she said. “I’ve always...
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oh...that worn-out blanket or old, eyeless duckie (Rach:). 

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Notable Opinion Art of 2014

Notable Opinion Art of 2014 | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The best illustrations that accompanied opinion pieces in The New York Times this year, as selected by the section’s art directors.
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Timely, provocative, thought provoking...

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What mattered in 2014, according to your Google searches

What mattered in 2014, according to your Google searches | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Google's released its annual list of top trending searches for the year, showing Robin Williams, the World Cup and Ebola were top of mind in 2014
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The Ten Best Movies of 2014 - The New Yorker

The Ten Best Movies of 2014 - The New Yorker | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
At this time, I offer a mere list, except for a note on what is by far the best movie of the year.
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Mapping Migration in the United States

Mapping Migration in the United States | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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In my limited experience, places where "some" migration occurs tend to be friendly and easier to make friends and get involved.   Arizona is that way....very easy to make new friends, get involved in the community, etc. because social ties are not restricted to people who have known each other forever.  However, too much migration isn't good either.  People feel less tied to the community and willing to volunteer, pay taxes, etc.  

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5 more apps that make you say wow

5 more apps that make you say wow | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the
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I love the ruler app (teachers note) & the app that automatically crops, fixes and then saves all your old photographs the best...

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Cowbird · A witness to life.

Cowbird · A witness to life. | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A witness to life.
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The most loved stories of the week....Cowbird.

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10 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know

10 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Few art movements are as synonymous with the image of a paint-splattered male painter than abstract expressionism. Some of art history’s most radical masculine personalities emerged from the period...
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