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Cc @DeeKerubo RT "@advaits: @calestous @ScienceBasedRD ref. http://t.co/h6XHxCiT7e http://t.co/i1NfaAdNPO”
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True wisdom doesn't see "reality" as a fixed and unchangeable thing. Wizards are willing to change their beliefs when their perspective shifts, and when the change is warranted.  Gotta love this!

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New Leonardo da Vinci Film Reveals the Man Behind the Genius

New Leonardo da Vinci Film Reveals the Man Behind the Genius | Wizards | Scoop.it
Get ready to see Leonardo da Vinci as you've never seen him before. A new film about the Renaissance genius's life opens in select theaters on Friday (Dec. 19).
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I'm rather looking forward to this. Always been a da Vinci fan, but the additional reading I did about him and in his notebooks while researching "The Wizard's Way," stoked the fire.

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Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away

Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away | Wizards | Scoop.it
A mammoth effort is underway to digitally publish Albert Einstein’s letters, papers, postcards and diaries that have been scattered in archives, attics and shoeboxes.
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Fascinated by Einstein, his life and way of thinking? I've always been interested, but became more so while researching him for "The Wizard's Way."  If you're with me as a true Einstein fan--Here's a great big holiday gift you'll love, then!

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Why Do We Make Art? Author Explores The Depths Of Leonardo Da Vinci's ... - Huffington Post

Why Do We Make Art? Author Explores The Depths Of Leonardo Da Vinci's ... - Huffington Post | Wizards | Scoop.it
"The good painter has to paint two principle things, that is to say, man and the intention of his mind. The first is easy and the second difficult." Leonardo da Vinci, the man who pondered these thought centuries ago, was an innovator acros...
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Da Vinci is one of the first true historical wizards I discuss in the soon to be released "The Wizard's Way." As part of my research, I've reawakened my own "da Vinci fandom," and so can't wait to read this new book!

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9 Books That Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

9 Books That Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read | Wizards | Scoop.it
How did Musk learn to build rockets? "I read books," he says.
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Elon Musk has so many "real wizard" qualities -- I think those of us on the path to wizardry can all learn from him. I found this listing of books he thinks everyone should read to be inspirational.

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Peter Diamandis – President Bill Clinton and Peter Diamandis at CGI...

Peter Diamandis – President Bill Clinton and Peter Diamandis at CGI... | Wizards | Scoop.it
President Bill Clinton and Peter Diamandis at CGI 2014
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Peter Diamandis and Bill Clinton: World changers both. I think Diamandis' book "Abundance," his XPrize organization and the Singularity University stand a chance to create more positive change in the world than almost anything else in our world today. 

Many lessons here for our would be wizard world-changers.

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A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy's Little-Known Collection of Quotes to Nourish the Soul

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy's Little-Known Collection of Quotes to Nourish the Soul | Wizards | Scoop.it
One of Tolstoy's most exciting publications has passed by almost unnoticed....
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It always freaks me out a bit when I find a posting about true wisdom on the Huffington Post... but they actually do amazingly well finding things like this, on Tolstoy's "wisdom quotes" collection...there's some good stuff here!

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Richard Attenborough dead: Words of wisdom of actor-director who has passed away at 90

Richard Attenborough dead: Words of wisdom of actor-director who has passed away at 90 | Wizards | Scoop.it
Actor and director Lord Attenborough, who has died aged 90, was known for his anecdotes and words of wisdom
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Always in search of wisdom for my wizards... and there seems to be a good deal of that in this farewell article to Sir. Richard Attenborough.

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Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities

Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities | Wizards | Scoop.it
The idea that nothing exists in isolation−but only as part of a system−has long been embedded in folklore, religious scriptures, and common sense.

Via Erika Harrison
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One of the things that gives real wizards their "powers," is the ability to see the world as systems within systems within systems... and then finding the leverage points, where a small action in one part of the system might cause a very large response elsewhere...

 

This post and article discuss that whole idea in a bit more depth. I found it to be a good read.

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Josie Gibson's curator insight, September 14, 7:11 PM

Timely focus on the critical role of thinking systemically as a leader...

Jason Leong's curator insight, September 29, 4:15 AM

"Despite the inherent logic of systems thinking, governments, corporations, foundations, universities, and non-profit organizations still work mostly by breaking issues and problems into their separate parts and dealing with each in isolation. Separate agencies, departments, and organizations specialize in energy, land, food, air, water, wildlife, economy, finance, building regulations, urban policy, technology, health, and transportation−as if each were unrelated to the others. So, one agency pushes hard to grow the economy while another is charged to clean up the resulting mess and so forth, which is to say that the right hand and left hand seldom knows−or cares−what the other is doing. The results are often counter-productive, overly expensive, risky, sometimes disastrous, and most always ironic."

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 29, 4:57 AM

Very comprehensive and interesting.... and not only about the cities... Good...

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Great Leadership Starts with Mindset Not Skillset - George Ambler

Great Leadership Starts with Mindset Not Skillset - George Ambler | Wizards | Scoop.it
Leadership begins with mindset. What is mindset you may ask? Mindset refers to the ideas, beliefs and attitudes with which a leader approaches a situation. As such mindsets for the foundation of great leadership. Mindset forms the basis for action. The VUCA environment of today is rewriting the rules of business. The result is that leaders …
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Interesting thoughts by George Ambler - and in this case, what goes for leaders, goes double for those seeking to become true wizards.  The biggest changes you need to make aren't just skills, but they go deeper, to mindset.  Learning to embrace new experience, take on radical responsibility and adopt the creative mindset are essential.

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | Wizards | Scoop.it

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Jerry Busone, Roy Sheneman, PhD, JLAndrianarisoa, Jose Luis Yañez, Erika Harrison
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This seems to be a theme for my day... this is the third place I"ve encountered the idea, and it's not even 9am yet. When we seek to create change in the world, all too often we ignore the most powerful thing working against us - the culture in which we're working. So how can you work with that? Make your change "fit" the culture? Find ways to change the culture itself?

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Anne Landreat's curator insight, May 21, 8:40 AM

La culture d'entreprise est ce qui rend les actions de tous cohérentes sans surcharger tout le monde avec des procédures paralysantes.

C'est donc un outil sur-puissant, qu'il travaille à la perte de l'entreprise ou à son agileté, sa capacité d'innovation et d'adaptation, bref, sa performance.

Et c'est aussi un des éléments les plus complexes à transformer. Complexe, mais pas impossible.

Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, May 23, 2:19 AM

J'aime beaucoup ces propos :

"“You can’t complain here,” Tamara explained. “If you see something wrong, you must fix it. We say it is a great opportunity to come up with a solution, and this is where many of our best programs have come from. Anything can be changed. We aren’t victim to anyone. We own the culture.”"

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 11, 1:23 AM

Culture matters and it matters immensely!

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Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience ... - Entrepreneur

Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience ... - Entrepreneur | Wizards | Scoop.it
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Sophia Amoruso has never been one to do things by the book.
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It's getting easier to spot real wizards who are women. Sophia Amoroso certainly qualifies. Think I'm in love:

 

One of my favorite quotes is from George Bernard Shaw, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” I think we as a culture spend too much time looking at role models or other fascinating lives instead of spending time creating our own. And that’s probably the best lesson to learn from my story.

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Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, July 6, 1:55 PM

Just got a newsletter from  Peter Diamandis, one of my favorite "tech age" thinkers, and founder of the X prize. He has a new project, and I think it's pretty cool.  Click the link to see what you think about it. People stepping up to create the change the world needs...that's my idea of true wizardry!

Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, July 6, 1:56 PM

The latest from one of my favorite "Tech Age" thinkers. Stepping up to create the change the world needs...that's real wizardry!

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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge | Brain Pickings by Maria Popova

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge | Brain Pickings by Maria Popova | Wizards | Scoop.it

"The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings."


Via Erika Harrison
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Wizards are curious - and you never know what will turn out to be practical...

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, March 23, 11:09 PM

"In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, ideas that we may later transform into new combinations with applications both practical and metaphysical".

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Q&A: Eve Ensler on Hillary, Feminism, Revolution and Her New Play

Q&A: Eve Ensler on Hillary, Feminism, Revolution and Her New Play | Wizards | Scoop.it
Eve Ensler’s new play O.P.C., starring Kate Mulligan, opens November 28 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. Ensler is the author of The Vagina Monologues and the co-founder of V-Day. This interview has been edited and condensed.
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Wizard's make smarter revolutionaries... and Ensler certainly qualifies. One of my personal favorites... and and interesting Q&A session.

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Vote for TIME's 2014 Person of the Year

Vote for TIME's 2014 Person of the Year | Wizards | Scoop.it
I think Elon Musk should be TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year. What do you think? Cast your vote
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What do you think? Musk continues to be a renegade thinker and one who takes great personal responsibility for making changes to our world that are needed. Reinvigorating the space race, creating a company that makes personal conversion to solar power virtually free, and releasing ALL of Tesla's patents. If not Person of the Year, he at least qualifies as a true wizard in my book!

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7 steps to problem solving for non-genuises - Standard-Examiner

7 steps to problem solving for non-genuises - Standard-Examiner | Wizards | Scoop.it
“There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different.”
-Albert Einstein
By learning new ways...
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Much as I dislike the phrase "outside the box" when it comes to creative thinking (and this author uses it a lot)... this is quite a good article on Einstein's own brand of renegade thinking.

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5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission

5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission | Wizards | Scoop.it
Have courage and blaze a trail with advice from the history-making activist on the anniversary of his birth.
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Gandhi is among my favorite "wizard examples," at least partly because he actually SAID what he was about. His writings are a great source of information and inspiration for the aspiring world changer.

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Wisdom in the Age of Information: Maria Popova (Future of StoryTelling 2014) - YouTube

http://www.futureofstorytelling.org http://www.brainpickings.org See the rest of our 2014 FoST films here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs6Vd3jEmIs...
Tobias Beckwith's insight:

Are you interested in how knowledge becomes wisdom, and how wisdom fits into the process of storytelling? Stories help us make sense of our world... wisdom makes us all wizards!

(Follow all the links here...they take you different places, and each one will expand your understanding.)

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Real technology magic from Marco Tempest - YouTube

Marco Tempest performs magic. But not your Houdini style of magic. Nope, he performs magic WITH technology. You might have seen his TED video. But here's the...
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Robert Scoble takes us backstage at Marco Tempest's studio. This during the development of some of the technology he later unveiled during his several talks at TED conferences. Making what others can only imagine a reality... 

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Jeff McBride - The Mystery of Marketing Magic | Magician Business - Marketing for magicians and performing artists

Jeff McBride - The Mystery of Marketing Magic | Magician Business - Marketing for magicians and performing artists | Wizards | Scoop.it
Jeff McBride founder of McBride Magic and Mystery School speaks about marketing for magicians.
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Podcast with Jeff McBride talking about the business of magic. We've learned quite a bit in the past 25 years I"ve been working with him...

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Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, August 26, 8:08 PM

I put this in the wrong blog earlier...

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SerialThriller™ — joluvian: Life begins at the end of your comfort...

SerialThriller™ — joluvian: Life begins at the end of your comfort... | Wizards | Scoop.it
joluvian:
“ Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
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I love this. An inspiration for all of those walking The Wizard's Way. And so beautifully done!

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How to Cultivate Practical Wisdom in Our Everyday Lives and Why It Matters in Our Individual and Collective Happiness

How to Cultivate Practical Wisdom in Our Everyday Lives and Why It Matters in Our Individual and Collective Happiness | Wizards | Scoop.it
The psychology of how we use frames, categories, and storytelling to make sense of the world.

"It’s insulting to imply that only a syst
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Wisdom is what makes a wizard... and this post truly tickled my wizardly fancies. Not only a review of what looks like a fantastic new book on Practical Wisdom... but a review the way I wish every review was done. It not only makes me want to read the book... but adds to what the author has found already in the book.  The one book made me want to explore the whole "Brain Pickings" site - something I highly recommend. If you're like me, you may well find yourself falling in love with what you find there!

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Harry Potter Returns in a New Story From J.K. Rowling - Speakeasy - WSJ

Harry Potter Returns in a New Story From J.K. Rowling - Speakeasy - WSJ | Wizards | Scoop.it
Harry Potter is pushing 34 and he has "a couple threads of silver" in his black hair, according to a new story from J.K. Rowling. (Harry Potter fans! The wizard is back in a new story by J.K.
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Fellow wizard fans, here's a bit of welcome news...

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Industrial Automation & Robotics: Marco Tem... | element14

Industrial Automation & Robotics: Marco Tem... | element14 | Wizards | Scoop.it
Read about 'Marco Tempest brings us a robot that wants to be a real boy' on element14.com. Marco Tempest and EDI at TED2014 (via TED & Marco Tempest) Any fans of Artificial
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I found this to be kind of a strange article on Marco and EDI. What do you think?

 

Still...if you're having a conference on AI or robotics... Marco's piece and his talk about how EDI was developed might be just the spice you need to keep things moving...

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Southwest Things to Do, July 17-23

Southwest Things to Do, July 17-23 | Wizards | Scoop.it
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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Thanks to the Las Vegas Review Journal for this on Jeff McBride's upcoming show at The Orleans on July 18.

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