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Programmer Bob who outsourced his job was a model modern employee

Programmer Bob who outsourced his job was a model modern employee | this curious life | Scoop.it
Steven Poole: A star programmer fired for outsourcing his own job has learned a harsh lesson: exploitation is a job for employers, not staff
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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What Actually Happens When You Click On Those 'One Weird Trick' Ads

What Actually Happens When You Click On Those 'One Weird Trick' Ads | this curious life | Scoop.it
"Prepare to be shocked!"
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Meet the Dogged Researchers Who Try to Unmask Haters Online | MIT Technology Review

Meet the Dogged Researchers Who Try to Unmask Haters Online | MIT Technology Review | this curious life | Scoop.it
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?
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This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists

This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists | this curious life | Scoop.it
It could liberate biologists from relying too much on a Darwinian explanation.
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Eight beneficial introduced species in South Australia

Eight beneficial introduced species in South Australia | this curious life | Scoop.it
Take a look at eight introduced species which have not harmed, or have even been helpful, in South Australia.
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Ancient dental plaque: A 'Whey' into our milk drinking past?

Ancient dental plaque: A 'Whey' into our milk drinking past? | this curious life | Scoop.it
We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think "Why?
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Archaeologists have discovered an ancient settlement under the sea

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient settlement under the sea | this curious life | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient settlement lying beneath the Aegean Sea, just off the coast of the Greek island of Delos.
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Cowardice

Cowardice | this curious life | Scoop.it
The English pacifist and journalist Fenner Brockway boasted that he received so many white feathers during the First World War that he had enough to make a fan.
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Gut organisms could be key to unlocking Western diseases

Gut organisms could be key to unlocking Western diseases | this curious life | Scoop.it
Having trouble losing weight or feeling positive? Maybe bacteria or other organisms in your gut are to blame.
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Giant kangaroo weighed 240kg, looked like a rabbit and walked like a human

Giant kangaroo weighed 240kg, looked like a rabbit and walked like a human | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists believe the now-extinct two-legged sthenurine kangaroo was more than two metres tall and unable to hop
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The Art of the Creep: When Good Movies Happen to Bad People

The Art of the Creep: When Good Movies Happen to Bad People | this curious life | Scoop.it
Bruce Handy looks at Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and a certain MGM exec many decades ago.
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Systems Thinking Applied: The Household Production of Health ...

Systems Thinking Applied: The Household Production of Health ... | this curious life | Scoop.it
This Blog Post is Based on a Series of 3 Lectures by Dr. Henry Mosley, Emeritus Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Click here to see and hear Dr. Moseley's Lectures in full.

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How Creativity Works--And How To Harness Its Power

How Creativity Works--And How To Harness Its Power | this curious life | Scoop.it
Creative ideas don't just come out of the blue. Creativity is often a process of taking existing ideas and remixing them.

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Dealing with Change and Chaos at Work

Dealing with Change and Chaos at Work | this curious life | Scoop.it
Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests.

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Why Muslims Love Jesus Too

Why Muslims Love Jesus Too | this curious life | Scoop.it
The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?! It is indeed. So have yourself a merry Muslim Christmas.
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Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work

Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work | this curious life | Scoop.it
"True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible... In consequence, on
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Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone

Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone | this curious life | Scoop.it
British documentary maker Danny Cooke’s video Postcards from Pripyat, is first time area has been filmed from the air
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Cyclone Tracy transitions: See how Darwin has been rebuilt 40 years after the devastation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cyclone Tracy transitions: See how Darwin has been rebuilt 40 years after the devastation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
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You won't believe what this stray dog did after being fed a meatball

You won't believe what this stray dog did after being fed a meatball | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scruffy but adorable Arthur refused to leave after being fed a meatball, and found himself climbing hills and wading through mud, forming an unbreakable bond
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London's secret sights: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there - Telegraph

London's secret sights: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there - Telegraph | this curious life | Scoop.it
From the fake houses of Leinster Terrace to the landmark with a nose sticking out of it, here are 14 sights you've probably missed
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Australian doctors transplant first circulatory death human heart

Australian doctors transplant first circulatory death human heart | this curious life | Scoop.it
The St Vincent's Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit has carried out the world's first distant procurement of hearts donated after circulatory death (DCD).
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Revealed: the British bank clerk who foiled Hitler’s collaborators

Revealed: the British bank clerk who foiled Hitler’s collaborators | this curious life | Scoop.it
Eric Roberts plucked from obscurity of 15-year career at local bank branch to penetrate Nazi ‘fifth column’ in UK
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“Why Not Just Send Your Résumé to Stanford? That’s a Good School, Right?”

“Why Not Just Send Your Résumé to Stanford? That’s a Good School, Right?” | this curious life | Scoop.it
It’s your sister’s wedding, and you and your quiet but nice cousin—he’s doing his Ph.D. in something, maybe history?—are doing your best to get drunk off the watered-down open-bar bourbon.
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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | this curious life | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong, Daniel Watson, Sandeep Gautam, Melanie Greenberg
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

Molly McClure [molly@fremontconsulting.com]'s curator insight, April 4, 1:24 PM

We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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How Connectivity Changes Everything | David Amerland

How Connectivity Changes Everything | David Amerland | this curious life | Scoop.it

In this brand new world of constant information flow our value lies in our ability to help make sense of it all. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, books have to do more than simply entertain or inform. They have to empower and transform, meeting real needs and addressing direct concerns in their audience. 

Writers, we used to say, have to also be readers. But now we know that readers who take the time to connect and deeply interact with the writers they like themselves become influencers of the writing process. Writers, these days, need to not just read, but also share and listen. The requirements of the job description have changed somewhat and the end process is not just a book that a writer has wanted to write but one that readers have wanted to read.


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Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

Why Are We So Wired to Connect? | this curious life | Scoop.it
A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:11 PM

Man is a social animal!