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55 brilliant examples of infographics

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Infographics are everywhere, and cover everything from biscuit-dunking to what makes Olympic swimmers tick. We've trawled the web to find the best of the bunch - just look what we've uncovered!
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Top 10 psychology tricks to win friends and influence people

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Get someone to do a favor for you. Here is a list of the top ten ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making
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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:19 PM

I think we've all known a lot of people who can be jerks while in the process of trying to influence others.

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The 7 Essential Mobile Apps For When You Have To Work On Your Phone

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Most mobile business apps kill more time than they save. HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes shares the 7 essential apps that actually enhance productivity.

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Coca-Cola Content 2020 Part Two

PART 2: Storytellers worldwide pay attention! Great animated video from Coca-Cola about the importance of great content and storytelling if you want to connect to others. Highly relevant for anyone - marketeer or CEO.

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Coca-Cola Content 2020 Part One

PART 1: Storytellers worldwide pay attention! Great animated video from Coca-Cola about the importance of great content and storytelling if you want to connect to others. Highly relevant for anyone - marketeer or CEO.

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How Seemingly Irrelevant Ideas Lead to Breakthrough Innovation

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At Reebok, the cushioning in a best-selling basketball shoe reflects technology borrowed from intravenous fluid bags. And at IDEO, developers designed a leak-proof water bottle using the technology from a shampoo bottle top.
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Productivity Tools Can Waste Time

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Trying to be more productive? An explosion in technology aimed at helping people manage their time and tasks may actually be making it harder.
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Will the promise of 'Big Data' be realised?

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A world that seemed transparent and promising becomes murky and threatening if we lose trust in the way data is used, says Ellen Richey, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer at Visa. It is common knowledge that the world is growing more interconnected.
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Adaptive Innovation: Create, Learn, Repeat

Arvind Gupta, from IDEO in Shanghai, has written about the importance of adaptive innovation cycles in emerging markets in Rotman Magazine.

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Social Media Transparency

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Via janlgordon
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janlgordon's comment, January 24, 2013 12:35 AM
Thank you Annette Schmeling for your comment, I'm in complete agreement.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:48 AM
Social Media Transparency
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Get Personal: How to Build Your Brand on Twitter

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A Twitter brand is not identical with a company brand. It's much more about personal. Social media brand consultant Cynthia Hartwig offers tips.

Via Two Pens, El Copy Canalla, Tami Cannizzaro
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Two Pens's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:07 PM

It's surprising to me how many people miss the fact that building a Twitter brand starts with the personal. You are the brand on Twitter--not your product, not your service, not your company. 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, January 25, 2013 10:05 AM
Thanks for sharing, Tami. And connecting via Twitter. It's a pleasure to follow your leads. /Kenneth
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How to Experience Bliss

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Radiolab is a brilliant site to explore if you hunger for knowledge - try tuning in while you're commuting. This episode is about the moments of total, world-shaking bliss are not easy to come by. Maybe that's what makes them feel so life-altering when they strike. And so worth chasing.

 

Illustration credits: Daniel Horowitz.

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You can find the video with Alexander Gamme that is referred to here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC8gJ0_9o4M - It will bring out a smile....! :-)

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

"The process of combining more primitive pieces of information to create something more meaningful is a crucial aspect both of learning and of consciousness and is one of the defining features of human experience. Once we have reached adulthood, we have decades of intensive learning behind us, where the discovery of thousands of useful combinations of features, as well as combinations of combinations and so on, has collectively generated an amazingly rich, hierarchical model of the world. Inside us is also written a multitude of mini strategies about how to direct our attention in order to maximize further learning. We can allow our attention to roam anywhere around us and glean interesting new clues about any facet of our local environment, to compare and potentially add to our extensive internal model."


Via Howard Rheingold, Beth Kanter
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luiy's comment, January 30, 2013 11:49 AM
What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called chunking, which allows us to hack the limits of our working memory — a kind of cognitive compression mechanism wherein we parse information into chunks that are more memorable and easier to process than the seemingly random bits of which they’re composed.
wayne_b's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:58 AM

It is the process of combining various pieces of information to create something new and more meaningful - that is our learning process. As we combine information from one person or site, and add the thoughts of someone else, that we generate new ideas or expressions of those combined thoughts.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Tech fuels chunking info and curation.

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The Art of Adding by Taking Away

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The author of “The Laws of Subtraction” says that success often comes from knowing what to leave out of a project or situation.
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To attain knowledge, add things every day; to attain wisdom, subtract things every day. ” ~ Lao Tzu

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mixmaxmin's curator insight, January 22, 2013 3:59 PM

A bit like th eart of knowing when to say "No" and of ending a conversation...

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Can We Reach the End of Knowledge?

Knowledge is an island. As this island grows, Dartmouth physicist-philosopher Marcelo Gleise says, the border of what we do not know also grows. So the history of knowledge will always be incomplete. 

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The oaths: From Washington to Obama

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Tomorrow Barack H. Obama will be sworn in for his 2nd term as the president of the United States. 

 

This is a great interactive piece from Washington Post, where you'll find details about every US president's inauguration.

 

Highly informative for people interested in US history.  

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Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will

Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Humans have debated the issue of free will for millennia. 


But over the past several years, while the philosophers continue to argue about the metaphysical underpinnings of human choice, an increasing number of neuroscientists have started to tackle the issue head on — quite literally.


And some of them believe that their experiments reveal that our subjective experience of freedom may be nothing more than an illusion.


Here's why you probably don't have free will.

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The Shapes of Stories

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Which ingredients does a story contain? Kurt Vonnegut has the answaer. Great illustration by Maya Eilam. 

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Check also this great blog post on the same subject from Brainpickings: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/14/how-to-write-with-style-kurt-vonnegut/

 

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Staying on top

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Bosses fail for many different reasons. Some are just unlucky. Some are sunk by their lack of ambition. Alan Lafley and Roger Martin's new book: "Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works" is offically released on 5th February 2013. 

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

We often hear it, but how true is the phrase 'Money can't buy happiness'? Is there a correlation between the two, and if so, what can we learn from it? It turns out, if you think money and happiness are exclusive, you simply aren't spending it right.

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The End of Education As We Know It

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Using online media, adventurous educators are engaging students and teachers in fresh ways.
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Marco Bertolini's comment, January 12, 2013 3:12 AM
Thanks for suggesting this very intersting article ! Have a nice weekend ;-)
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Future of Work Report 2013

As part of the popular series of 'Future of' reports, the creative agency PSFK has released a 140 page document that covers the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers.

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How to design breakthrough inventions

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Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design -- an innovative approach being taught at Stanford. 60 Minutes profiles the company's founder, David Kelley.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, January 6, 2013 9:35 PM
It's interesting when a big news outlet like 60 minutes finally discovers design thinking - and the ever so brilliant David Kelley.

Check also this great article from Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/1139331/ideos-david-kelley-design-thinking
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The Top 10 Science Books of 2012

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New Scientist's "Top 10 List" of science books published in 2012 that you should not miss. 

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Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist

Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. He helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviours and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.