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Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens | Autopia | Wired.com

Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens | Autopia | Wired.com | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
This supersonic private jet ditches windows with the aeronautic equivalent of a television fireplace.

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How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.

Your next thought may be, How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?

It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership roles every day who have no business belonging there.

Sometimes it's political; other times it's the easier choice--promote from within and avoid the high cost of recruitment--but a bad choice, nonetheless.

The biggest challenge leaders face is performing to the set standards of the best in the business. This means raising the bar really high--as the ten hugely successful CEOs I wrote about recently have done.

In the end, you'll find the leadership journey is predicated on two things that drive success: Results and relationships. You can't have results at the expense of people. And serving your tribe well without getting results is merely putting lipstick on a pig.


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I guess this says it all! Leadership is not everybody's cup of tea! The biggest challenge faced in leadership positions is to perform to a very high set of standards.However, all is not lost for those who are struggling with leadership roles, as they can always make use of some of the tips given in this article!
 
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There are remarkable differences between LEADERS and MANAGERS...
 
Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 25, 12:23 AM

www.inc.com provide us with some useful ideas here about what 'really good' leaders to at work.  I've been thinking about the strategies offered; 1. giving feedback 2. regular team planning sessions 3. conducting stay interviews 4. recognition & appreciation 5. freedom to make decisions 6. allowing people to take on new responsibilities 7. open-door policy.  All of these rely on the fundamentally critical technical skill of being able to give and receive feedback and the heart-connected qualities that allow people to thrive because you want them to do their best.  For me, really good leaders empower people to succeed.  Allowing freedom is great, but to do this without building trust and sound relationships first, could be an action taken too soon. Interesting topic!  

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These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses

These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying to say, it could be that your perceptual languages are getting in the way. Discovered by development psychologist Taibi Kahler, perceptual languages are the different processes of how people communicate. The way people communicate often carries more information than the words themselves, says clinical psychologist Nate Regier, cofounder of the communication-coaching firm Next Element.


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Communication is a complex process that goes much beyond mere verbal communication.The study of semiotics, kinesthetics and the use of gestures all of them happen to be an integral part of a system of communication that goes beyond the verbal level.Taibi Kahler suggests that "perceptual languages" are different processes and filters used by people while communicating with others. Teachers and educationists will find this article interesting especially as it helps them understand why some of their pupils find it difficult to comprehend what they think are "simple instructions".
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 6:56 PM

Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them.

Infra Bazaar Pvt Ltd.'s comment, April 13, 12:42 AM
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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 15, 7:57 PM
I believe there's a seventh language although there's no words I call it optimum communication and it's just a look. How do I know my wife wants to go home? It's just a look!
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Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com

Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

One of the most fun things to do in design is swirling the latest color trends into your work. Color is a fascinating topic, and even a generator that understands color theory has recently been invented. Because they mean different things, companies also actively use color in their brand designs to encourage feelings and behaviors from customers. However, in different cultures, color theory isn’t all black-and-white. 


In this delightful infographic, SilverDoor describes color associations of different cultures, adding contrast to the way you think. Telling a person from another part of the world that you’re “feeling blue” may mean something entirely different to them. Is your favorite color offensive to another culture? Find out in the infographic below....


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Strangely enough, colours have different meanings in different cultures! In India, white used to be the colour worn by widows in mourning, while in the West, black is the colour preferred by those in mourning. On the whole, however, most colours have the same meaning across most cultures. Green might be the symbol for agriculture. 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 13, 1:56 AM

Surprising meaning of colors in other cultures.

Ashley Villegas's curator insight, April 13, 11:59 AM

Really cool... 

Michelle Harris's curator insight, April 13, 1:20 PM

Very interesting article that I wish I had read years ago.  Happy reading....

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Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.

In the Harvard Grant Study, the longest running longitudinal study in history, (spanning 75 years and counting--from 1938 to the present), researchers identified two things that people need in order to be happy and successful:

The first? Love.

The second? Work ethic.

And what's the best way to develop work ethic in young people? Based on the experiences of the 724 high-achievers who were part of the study (including people like future-President Kennedy and Ben Bradlee, the Watergate-era editor of The Washington Post) there's a consensus.


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Encouraging kids to do chores will empower them for life as successful adults. We tend to pamper children, when we discouraged them from making an odd cup of tea, or perhaps empty their plates into the garbage can before placing them in the sink. Teaching children to wash their plates, lay the table, or even dust or tidy their rooms will go a long way in making them successful adults!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 9, 9:04 PM

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

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Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket

Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

As anyone who has ever walked into a supermarket to buy a gallon of milk and left with a cart full of impulse purchases knows all too well, grocery shopping can be a complicated process. To help brand marketers decode consumers’ path to purchase, Food Network Magazine partnered with research firm Open Mind Strategy to survey nearly 2,000 people (half of which were magazine subscribers) about their grocery shopping experiences, behaviors and attitudes.


“It’s difficult to categorize consumers as one type of shopper or eater—they want it how they want it and when they want it,” said Food Network Magazine vp, publisher and CRO Vicki Wellington. “They’re also more attuned than ever to ingredients and packaging: Less is more in regard to ingredients, and clear or transparent packaging suggests wholesomeness and ‘better for you.’”


And while the study found that e-commerce is growing, brick-and-mortar retailers need not despair just yet. “The majority of people still want to smell, see and choose their own products, particularly fruits and vegetables,” explained Wellington.


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The saleability of a product will to a great extent depend on how it is packaged. Effective advertising and content marketing can help boost sales.
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 4, 11:26 AM

A new survey from Food Network Magazine helps brand marketers decode the path to purchase. Valuable marketing insights!

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9 Creative Storytelling Methods

9 Creative Storytelling Methods | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer.But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.


Offline, too, authors have begun rethinking the traditional concept of the book in ways both innovative and unorthodox. Might a story be better understood as a set of machine parts? How might destroying a book actually bring its messages to life?Here are nine ways authors are revolutionizing the way stories are told....


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Story-telling is one of the most effective tricks for attracting an audience. It makes your content more interesting, and effective. This holds true not only for those in content marketing but also for instructors and educators. Educators could make boring content more interesting by telling their students the story of the topic. Tell your students the story of the formal letter, or the story of the classified advertisement rather than just move on with the formats!
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 29, 1:00 AM

Storytellers are deconstructing books and getting innovative -- both online and offline.

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9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.

New research from Stanford tells the story. Carol Dweck and her colleagues conducted a study with people who were struggling with their performance. One group was taught to perform better on a task that they performed poorly in. The other group received a completely different intervention: for the task that they performed badly in, they were taught that they weren't stuck and that improving their performance was a choice. They discovered that learning produces physiological changes in the brain, just like exercise changes muscles. All they had to do was believe in themselves and make it happen.

When the groups' performance was reassessed a few months later, the group that was taught to perform the task better did even worse. The group that was taught that they had the power to change their brains and improve their performance themselves improved dramatically.


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The primary takeover in life is that we should never stop learning. the moment we think that we are who we are is the moment we give away our unrealized potential. In Gandhi's own words, 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.'
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 23, 6:15 PM

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 26, 1:26 AM

All these skills are learnable, some are hard at first but like driving a car they become second nature when you have enough practice.

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7 quick ways to use content marketing to boost search ranking

7 quick ways to use content marketing to boost search ranking | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Content marketing can be very effective in increasing traffic, generating leads, enabling sales – and contributing to SEO. So how can businesses use it to improve their search rankings?


When done well, content marketing can contribute to boosting a site’s position in search rankings.R


Although this may not seem like the most obvious benefit to a successful content marketing strategy, it’s an effect that no business can ignore.


Here’s how to take advantage of your site’s content to rank higher in the SERPs.


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The tips in this article will help boost content marketing. The fact is that one needs to prepare fresh content as often and as regularly as possible! Content has a shelf life, and rec-cycled content is just about hanging on borrowed time. A general rule of thumb is that there should be some kind of a balance between graphics and written content plays a crucial role in making people stay on your page. Backlinks are important, use of key- words can boost search ranking, and of course, you need to be innovative and ready to take risks.
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 15, 10:33 AM

Practical tips for better SEO from your content marketing.

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Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Research has shown that when we receive an email, we’re predisposed to view the tone of that message negatively–or at least more negatively than the sender intended it.

Given that everyone has this natural “negativity bias” against email, it’s important to pay close attention to your phrasing. For the most part, we use email either to remind people about things they said they’d do, or to ask them to do something for us. In the absence of social cues, this is a delicate task. With that in mind, here are a few tips for making your emails friendly and appealing—without running on too long or coming off as ingratiating.


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We keep talking about Email etiquettes, perhaps the most important thing is that one should fight against a negative bias which might force the receiver to respond in a rather belligerent tone. One need not be too effusive, nor being ingratiating, nor should one be too stiff. The "I beg your attention to" days have passed away, and so has the "This is to warn you to desist" opening line!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 12, 7:30 PM

We’re hardwired to read emails in a more negative tone than how they were actually written. Here’s the antidote.

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Bill Gates explains how he defines success — and it has nothing to do with money or power

Bill Gates explains how he defines success — and it has nothing to do with money or power | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Asked about how he defines success in a Reddit AMA, billionaire Bill Gates quoted his friend Warren Buffett.

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Success, according to Bill Gates has nothing to do with money or power, but rather with making a difference and taking care of people around you. Somehow I believe that power and money do come into play, especially if you look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs, it is only after you have satisfied your basic needs, requirements that you go on to look for other things in life. A basic/minimum of financial independence and some power to make a difference might be needed.
 
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Coin Joker's curator insight, March 7, 5:14 AM
Innovation is an Important Aspect Today!
 
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Still Feel Unsuccessful? A New Stanford Study Says That's Probably a Good Sign

Still Feel Unsuccessful? A New Stanford Study Says That's Probably a Good Sign | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Are you one of the never satisfied strivers?

 

The type of person who, despite having some obvious successes in life--a solid career, a modicum of financial security, the respect of your peers--just never feels like you've quite made it?

 

Are you always a little worried you could be accomplishing more?

 

If so, you probably feel kind of crummy sometimes compared to your more easily contented competitors, but according to new research out of Stanford, all your ambition has a serious upside (hat tip to Science of Us for the pointer).

Perpetually feeling like you're a bit unsuccessful, it turns out, is a pretty good sign you're going to go on to achieve even greater things.


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Feeling unsuccessful might be good after all! A New Stanford study suggests that it is better to feel unsuccessful at times, rather than feel successful and satiated at times. Complacency and satisfaction might be obstacles to progress. What we need for constant progress is hunger. Hunger is the key to success. Organisations introduce disruption for the very fact that stagnancy and fixed routines might spawn laziness.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 2, 6:01 PM

Feeling like you have something to prove keeps you fighting, new Stanford research shows.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 6, 2:57 PM

Comparisons are debilitating. There is always someone else who appears smarter, dumber, prettier, uglier, faster, slower etc. than us. This study shows once again the best way to fulfilment is through learning to be the best we can be.

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Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately

Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A software bug discovered in Cloudflare, a popular web performance and security company, may have compromised the security of ove

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I guess you might as well forget dates of birth, and names of your pets! The best passwords are a complex combination of letters, digits and symbols, that is if you could remember them!
 
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Making Time for Learning Will Make You Healthier, Richer, and More Popular

Making Time for Learning Will Make You Healthier, Richer, and More Popular | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you're looking for reasons to make time in your busy schedule to keep learning, there's no shortage of possibilities. First and foremost, perhaps, is that you'll be in great company. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey all set aside dedicated time to learn new things each week. Look how far the practice has taken them.

But if you're looking for more scientific explanations of why the end of school shouldn't mean the end of learning, writer John Coleman is probably your man. He writes regularly for the HBR blogs on the subject of lifelong learning and its many benefits. One of his recent posts is a must read for those who suspect they should to make more time in their lives to nourish their brains, but still need a bit of a kick in the pants.


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Making and finding time to learn new things, even things not related to one's profession or skill set will help make one healthier, richer, and more popular. This is very important for all professionals. Learning is a constant process, and the more you learn, the better equipped you are for life in the 21st Century. Looking at the pace with which technological advancement is taking place and the pace with which new discoveries and inventions are taking place, I feel it is important for us to be life-long learners! Health, richness and popularity will follow!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 19, 5:41 PM

An author runs down the impressive benefits of lifelong learning.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 20, 2:31 AM

Long life learning has become an economic imperative

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'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired

'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d get in that car.”

As unnerving as driverless cars may seem, change can be hard for many people to accept. We often fear the worst — that music videos would be the end of radio, and tablets would eliminate traditional books. Just consider how many people find it concerning every time Apple changes its charging cord on the iPhone. Yes, it’s concerning. But, we adapt…because we have to.

Change, in all areas of life, can be daunting, and especially at work where our natural tendency is to find a groove that works for us. Still, the resistance to change can be dangerous — as the way we work, the when we work, and the things we work on are consistently in a state of flux.


Via The Learning Factor
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Somehow, the human brain is averse to change, and disruption tests it severely. It will take some time getting used to riding in driverless cars or any new technology that challenges accepted beliefs and norms. To say that you hate change is a sure way to get fired. You need to get over your hatred for change and accept that there might be other ways to do things.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 18, 7:28 PM

In a world with driverless cars, drone package delivery, and technology advancing like never before, it can feel like everything, especially our work, is changing. But, there are some things that actually never change—like the five mindsets that could inspire your boss to ask you to ‘take a hike.’

James Schreier's curator insight, April 19, 8:25 AM

This is about "paradigms."

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Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should

Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

For fifty or sixty years job-seekers have been taught to write their resumes in the most opaque and unhelpful way imaginable.

Job-seekers have been taught to use terse, governmental language in their resumes, so that almost every job-seeker sounds identical to every other job-seeker!

That's the worst possible approach. You are not a dry, dusty person — you are lively and creative! Why not show some of that creativity and spark in your resume?


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This is a most important and highly informative write up by Liz Ryan! Resume writing is something we teach at school at the grade twelve level in India as part of job applications. We do not, however, don't tell our students to mention the "ten things" listed by Liz. Most of us professionals would prefer to outsource the designing of our resumes to an expert. However, for those of us who do our resumes ourselves, it would be a good idea to speak with our "own voice" and not hesitate in being "honest"! We are so used to cliches and accepted conventions that oftentimes, our resumes sound dead and boring. I will surely revisit my resume after this!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 7:07 PM

Here are 10 essential pieces of information that do not show up on 99% of resumes -- but they should!

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nice info it is very helpful for job seekers thanks for sharing.
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Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying "get out of the way." I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.

Working alongside the team in the trenches at times is important, but a high performance team must be empowered, nimble and adaptive. This is hard to accomplish when micro-managers are breathing down their necks all day. That's not a sound leadership strategy anyway and it won't lead to improving speed, efficiency or morale.


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Leaders who interfere too much, leaders who maintain a hawkeye's view of their employees need to "Get Out of the Way" according to this article! Somehow, successful leadership is about having the courage to give their subordinates the autonomy to do their thing. A tactful and unobtrusive supervisory style interspersed with periodic advice and tips for success will go a long way in empowering a team to be self-motivated, and self-driven.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 6, 6:40 PM

Effective leadership has many obstacles. Don't be one of them.

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Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain?

Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain?

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The artificial brain is moving towards a reality today. Artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic becoming by-words in today's world of technology, the days when an artificial brain substitutes a biological brain are really not very far away.
 
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 5, 1:23 AM

A cautionary tale for all of us.  Advanced work at MIT, along with rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning make the artificial brain a real possibility.  The stuff of science fiction is becoming science fact.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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excellent
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Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket

Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

As anyone who has ever walked into a supermarket to buy a gallon of milk and left with a cart full of impulse purchases knows all too well, grocery shopping can be a complicated process. To help brand marketers decode consumers’ path to purchase, Food Network Magazine partnered with research firm Open Mind Strategy to survey nearly 2,000 people (half of which were magazine subscribers) about their grocery shopping experiences, behaviors and attitudes.


“It’s difficult to categorize consumers as one type of shopper or eater—they want it how they want it and when they want it,” said Food Network Magazine vp, publisher and CRO Vicki Wellington. “They’re also more attuned than ever to ingredients and packaging: Less is more in regard to ingredients, and clear or transparent packaging suggests wholesomeness and ‘better for you.’”


And while the study found that e-commerce is growing, brick-and-mortar retailers need not despair just yet. “The majority of people still want to smell, see and choose their own products, particularly fruits and vegetables,” explained Wellington.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 4, 11:26 AM

A new survey from Food Network Magazine helps brand marketers decode the path to purchase. Valuable marketing insights!

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 5, 4:09 AM
The saleability of a product will to a great extent depend on how it is packaged. Effective advertising and content marketing can help boost sales.
 
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Elon Musk warns there could be 'no stopping' a Superintelligent AI

Elon Musk warns there could be 'no stopping' a Superintelligent AI | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Tech giant Elon Musk has revealed he’s kept a ‘wary eye’ on the growth of AI for years as an investor in DeepMind, which was acquired by Google in 2014.

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Science fiction writers have written about Artificial Intelligence destroying Mankind. In recent times we have had movies like Matrix that have talked about the destruction of the human society as we know it. I guess our next big battle will be with Cyborgs and Superbugs. Mankind has challenging times ahead!
 
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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.

Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that took 30 points from her IQ. Before the crash Cuddy had an IQ near genius levels; her post-crash IQ was just average.

As someone who had always built her identity around her intelligence, the significant dip in Cuddy's IQ left her feeling powerless and unconfident. Despite her brain damage, she slowly made her way through college and even got accepted into the graduate program at Princeton.

Once at Princeton, Cuddy struggled until she discovered that it was her lack of confidence that was holding her back, not her lack of brainpower. This was especially true during difficult conversations, presentations, and other high-pressure, highly important moments.


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Attitude and confidence can bring down or boost IQ levels as this story would like you to understand. In other words, there  should be a positive correlation between attitude, confidence and intelligence! Somehow there has to be, also a relationship between all of them and Emotional Intelligence.
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 21, 5:33 PM

If you have not watched (and even if you have) Amy Cuddy's TED Talk read this very useful article from her on body language.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, March 26, 8:48 AM

Wow this is a great read!

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 10:38 AM
We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
 
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Hate Performance Reviews? Good News: They're Getting Shorter And Simpler

Hate Performance Reviews? Good News: They're Getting Shorter And Simpler | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Few people look forward to annual performance reviews. For managers, filling out lengthy forms is an onerous chore, and for employees, infrequent, one-sided appraisals can be a cause for dread. But new data shows companies are adopting shorter, more continuous feedback practices and it’s having a positive impact on their business.

A small number of firms like Adobe have been experimenting with simpler, more informal performance reviews for years. Now the practice is gaining wide adoption. “We see this massive re-engineering going on,” says Josh Bersin, a principal at Deloitte and Forbes contributor who oversees the Human Capital Trends report, an annual study of H.R. trends. Of the 10,447 business and H.R. leaders Deloitte surveyed, 71% said they’re either re-evaluating their current performance management system, upgrading it, or have updated it over the past three years.

 


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Hate those annual performance reviews? You would like to avoid those "One on one" meets with the boss, where the boss never turns up or makes you wait outside while he engages in another important meeting? It is high time these performance reviews were streamlined! The good news is that " firms like Adobe have been experimenting with simpler, more informal performance reviews for years" and I hope this trend filters down to other organisations throughout the world!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 10, 12:34 AM

Few people look forward to annual performance reviews. But new data shows companies are adopting shorter, more continuous feedback practices, and it’s having a positive impact on their business.

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Why Your Creative Ideas Get Ignored

Why Your Creative Ideas Get Ignored | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

EMany of us bemoan the fact that creativity seems to be in decline in America.Research by KH Kim finds that the ability to think creatively is down among children and adults, which suggests they may be less able to come up with creative solutions to problems. This trend worries those in the business sector and beyond, who fear it could spell disaster for the future of innovation.


But what if the biggest block to creativity isn’t the inability to come up with new ideas and solutions to problems, but our inability to accept and recognize them?


This idea is at the heart of Jennifer Mueller’s new book, Creative Change: Why We Resist It . . . How We Can Embrace It. Mueller, a former Wharton School management professor, uncovers the way our minds react to uncertainty and how that can get in the way of embracing creativity. Her book aims to give us the tools we need to be more open to creative ideas and to communicate them to others....


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Has the internet robbed us of the ability to be creative? Why be creative when everything is out there on the Internet! No, according to the article, it is because we are not ready to accept novel ideas that we have turned away from creative ideas. Ironically, the Internet has made us averse to change and disruption!
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 10, 11:16 AM

A new book explains why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset. Useful thinking.

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U.S. visa processing delays heighten allure of Canada’s Tech Sector

U.S. visa processing delays heighten allure of Canada’s Tech Sector | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Canadian industry has already seen increased interest from skilled workers after the U.S. suspended processing of H-1B visas

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I guess this is America's loss, Canada's gain!
 
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Downed Amazon Web Servers Cause Chaos Across Internet

Downed Amazon Web Servers Cause Chaos Across Internet | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A number of websites became unavailable Tuesday after Amazon's website hosting service went down unexpectedly.

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Downing of Amazon Web Servers might be an indication of things to come; trouble for unsecured online transactions. Post Demonetization, our dependence on online cashless transactions. 
 
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 1, 10:43 PM

Another sign of our times.  Protection of your private data is even more important now.  Amazon is just one of many companies targeted by hackers, criminal syndicates, and state-supported actors. Be careful when you shop online.

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The infuriating silence of Donald Trump over an Indian engineer’s murder in Kansas

The infuriating silence of Donald Trump over an Indian engineer’s murder in Kansas | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is anything but a man of few words. Especially on Twitter, the US president scarcely restrains himself from reacting to a range of events. In the last few days, for instance, his official Twitter handle @POTUS and personal handle @realDonaldTrump have produced the usual flurry of tweets, covering everything from fake news and th

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The continued silence of Donald Trump over the slaying of an Indian engineer in Kansas bodes ill! A few words of comfort, an assurance that Democracy is still going strong would go a long way in comforting the bereaved family of someone who did not deserve in this manner.
 
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