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22 brilliant things we learnt visiting the Pixar Studios

22 brilliant things we learnt visiting the Pixar Studios | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
On a visit to Disney’s Pixar Studios in California, we picked up one or two fun things to share with you…
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Who doesn't love Pixar....

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How Incentives Demoralize Us

How Incentives Demoralize Us | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
In the early 1990s, Switzerland was getting ready to have a national referendum about where it would site nuclear waste dumps. Citizens had strong views on the issue and were well informed. Bruno
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I just love the science of motivation :)
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Children's Cancer Center Rebrands Chemo as JLA "Superformula" - IGN

Children's Cancer Center Rebrands Chemo as JLA "Superformula" - IGN | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center and Warner Bros.' Justice League have concocted a "Superformula" to fight cancer.
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Imagine the placebo effect if you're a kid and love the Justice League of America. Love the thinking and intention behind this project :)

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How to Give a Killer Presentation

How to Give a Killer Presentation | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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If only great presentations were as easy to give as bad ones. This article ticks some top boxes.

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The astronomical maths behind UPS' new tool to deliver packages faster

The astronomical maths behind UPS' new tool to deliver packages faster | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
In a sense, all business boils down to math. But some companies
have tougher equations to solve than others.
At UPS, the average driver makes about 120 deliveries per day,
says Jack Levis, the shipping giant's director of process
management.
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I'm sure it says something about me that I find the mind boggling maths in this article fascinating and insightful!

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The Secret Weapon of Story Physics: Narrative Strategy

The Secret Weapon of Story Physics: Narrative Strategy | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
"What is narrative strategy? It’s how you will narrate your story. It is the voice of your story. Pretty much everything else you need to decide upon defines the WHAT of your story. The expositional content of it."
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The Art of Story Physics
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Italians put 'disco ball' into orbit (Wired UK)

Italians put 'disco ball' into orbit (Wired UK) | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
Italian physicists have put a test particle into space to attempt to measure an effect predicted by general relativity
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My respect for Italian science has infinitely increased. Did anyone think to send an MP3 player and some flares up too?

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Why We Still Need to Write, Even When We’re Scared

Why We Still Need to Write, Even When We’re Scared | The Joy of Stuff | Scoop.it
Writing is scary. Sometimes when we publish something, it makes us feel like our insides are hanging out, for all the world to see. We feel vulnerable.
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Moving forward by embracing dis-comfort :)

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