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Sharing Can Truly Disrupt Business--By Mixing Money And Social Change

Sharing Can Truly Disrupt Business--By Mixing Money And Social Change | Wizards | Scoop.it
A look at how the new sharing economy can--and should--knock down the divide between social entrepreneurship and just plain entrepreneurship.

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One of the wizard's great tools is leverage - and today's entrepreneurs create massive leverage through disruptive business models. Here's a good artilcle on just how that can work to effect social change.

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Erika Harrison's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:08 PM

"Social change emerges from disruptive innovations--business model hacks that upend industries, enlarge markets, extend access, and stir power dynamics. Disruptive innovations challenge the prevailing economics of industries by finding ways to offer products drastically cheaper or more accessibly. This was how the computing revolution accelerated from million dollar mainframes to mobile for the masses, all the while changing every aspect of social life".

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, November 2, 2013 7:31 PM
Thanks for sharing Erika. Are you aware that the link to your Twitter profile on Scoop.it is broken? Found you anyway, but you might want to change it. Best, Kenneth
Erika Harrison's comment, November 2, 2013 7:52 PM
Thanks Kenneth. Updated now.
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Memories are ‘geotagged’ with spatial information, researchers find | KurzweilAI

Memories are ‘geotagged’ with spatial information, researchers find | KurzweilAI | Wizards | Scoop.it
A still from the game participants played. They made deliveries to stores, then were asked to recall what they had delivered. (Credit: University of
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Memory skills are one of the basic meta-skills real wizards must develop...and when you begin learning about memory systems, the locii, or memory palace technique is one of the first you'll encounter.  This new study helps explain a bit more of just how that works...

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Living life to the full

Living life to the full | Wizards | Scoop.it
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Living life to the full is an often-used but misund...
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Branson has been one of my heros for a long time...every since I picked up his first book in which he talked about starting his early businesses, the big fight to get Virgin Atlantic off the ground, etc.

 

A true model for wizard's everywhere...and this is a great article. Many thanks to my friend Kim Silverman for pointing it out!

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Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles

Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles | Wizards | Scoop.it
Engineering researchers have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver -- moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway "stations" that can recharge electric...

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Hey, didn't Nicola Tesla figure this out about 100 years ago?

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victor g martinez's curator insight, November 16, 2013 3:56 PM

The idea is very old, but is important to have someone still working on it.

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How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review

How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review | Wizards | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal?

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This article addresses a serious problem - because we all tend to make friends and spend time with like-minded individuals, and because our social media goes out of its way to figure out what we like -- it's easy to find ourselves in this "Filter Bubble," and ONLY hear what amounts to a reflection of our own ideas and experiences. 

 

If we want to expand our capabilities and experience life more fully, it's important to get out of that bubble - that comfort zone - and experience life from other viewpoints, sometimes the opposite of your own.  These folks are working on a way to do just that. A truly wizardly undertaking!

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victor g martinez's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:04 AM

How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views by: MIT Technology Review

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Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity and Art-Science of Making Mistakes

Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity and Art-Science of Making Mistakes | Wizards | Scoop.it
"The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them -- especially not from yourself."

"If you are not making mistakes, you're no

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Those who dare to think against the grain often bring us what turns out to be the greatest advances in thought...and Daniel Dennett is certainly one of those.  Interesting and inspiring article!

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victor g martinez's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:36 AM

“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before"

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'David Blaine: Real or Magic,' TV review - New York Daily News

'David Blaine: Real or Magic,' TV review - New York Daily News | Wizards | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'David Blaine: Real or Magic,' TV review New York Daily News Rather, he seems mainly to be showing off his wondrous Rolodex, since “Real or Magic” gives us a nonstop parade of high celebrities that Blaine blows away with a...
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I missed this...but am happy to see David Blaine is actually doing magic on TV again, instead of his stunt bits. When he shows cool people loving magic, that can only be good for magic and magicians everywhere.  What do you think?

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