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How Hackers Have Honed Their Attacks

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More organizations are getting breached, but data exfiltration is becoming harder for attackers, new data shows.
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How to Kill Dead Space and Achieve More in Business

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When you reduce Dead Space, you reduce the time it takes to accomplish your goals.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 27, 2016 11:36 PM


We all know that work expands to fill the time available in which to complete it. The difference between the actual time physically taken to complete a task, and the lapsed time between beginning and completing the task, is what is known as dead space. If you can kill the dead space, you will achieve far more in your business life, and this article highlights three steps to take to become personally more productive.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 28, 2016 11:38 PM
Dead space is a silent but deadly killer of initiative and success in business and life. Umberto Eco the expert on semiotics referred to Dead Space when he used the word Interstices. The idea is to fill up the empty spaces in our lives by doing something constructive. Take for example the time it takes for your friend to ascend to your flat using the elevator while you wait for him at the top. That is an interstice that you can fill up by writing something. If we were to remove the empty space from the whole universe, then theortically at least, the whole universe can be compressed to the size of an orange!
Appolon Noel's comment, April 30, 2016 1:53 PM
this is dead on .
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Digital storytelling handbook

This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!

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Will  prove to be useful, a call to commitment.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 19, 2015 6:02 PM

A fantastic resource!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:31 PM

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:10 AM

Always useful to have first-hand reference to enhance methodology... worth reading!

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How Women And Minority Leaders Can Avoid The Glass Cliff

Companies are more likely to install women and minorities in leadership roles during a crisisthen give them the boot later.
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What Effect Does Having Your Idea Stolen Have on Your Creativity? #IDEACHAT May 11 9a ET

What Effect Does Having Your Idea Stolen Have on Your Creativity? #IDEACHAT May 11 9a ET | Varied practice |

Photo of Wangling Soho Building by Zaha Hadid Architects


A Beijing building project by London-based architect Zaha Hadid – which was not even finished yet – was already being copied in Chongqing.  “Hadid herself seems a little more relaxed about the use of her work, provided the results contain a certain amount of innovation, saying ‘that could be quite exciting.’” –  Philippa Warr in “Architecture Pirates May Finish Copycat Building Before Original”


What effect does having your idea stolen have on your creativity?


“When the creative idea or design was stolen, the author’s dream was stolen too ... something that is part of that person has been stolen as well. It is their idea, and the solution that they found. It is something that came from within their mind and their being. What was created exists because the author exists and creates.  It is the heart of what a creative person is, and after their creation is stolen, they are left with wreckage, and with anger and fear.” – Linda Rash Pilkington in “Everything Can Be Stolen”


“There are two ways that idea-stealing can involve fear. First, there’s the writer who’s so afraid that someone will steal his idea that he never shares any of his work. On the other hand, there’s the writer who is so afraid of unknowingly taking someone else’s idea that she never writes anything at all.” – Gabriela Pereira in “Idea-Stealing”


“For years now, I have seen a normal and essential part of the creative process going underground and it makes me sad and, sometimes, outraged. This normal and essential creative process is called claiming your lineage.” – Jen Louden in “Claim your Lineage Proudly or Why Stealing Other People’s Stuff has Got to Stop”


Is there such a thing as an original idea?


“There are no original ideas. There are only original people.” – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison.


“Great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso


“Steal Like an artist.” – Austin Kleon


“I wanted to hear music that had not yet happened, by putting together things that suggested a new thing which did not yet exist.” – Brian Eno.


“Sometimes I think everything I draw is just a combination of all of the millions and millions of drawings I’ve seen.” – Dash Shaw


Can ideas be owned?


“Share ownership of your ideas. The more people who lie awake in bed thinking about your idea, the better.” – Scott Belsky


“I don't want to hear ideas. I just want to see the execution.” – Derek Sivers


Join us for #ideachat with Jen Louden as our special guest on Saturday, May 11th at 9 am ET, and read her post: 

“Claim your Lineage Proudly or Why Stealing Other People’s Stuff has Got to Stop” at



Some questions to think about:

What effect does having your idea stolen have on your creativity?

Is there such a thing as an original idea?

Does confronting someone who stole your idea make things better or worse?

Can ideas be owned?

Is the idea of attribution of ideas fading in the 21st century?

What are some modern rules to follow about other people’s ideas?

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Join us for #ideachat, a global salon of interesting creative people who convene monthly on Twitter!  This Saturday, May 11th, at 9 am ET with special guest Jen Louden.

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