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Poets, The Original Systems Thinkers. Poets are the original systems thinkers according to a recent Harvard Business Review piece, which describes the benefits of poetry for professionals.

Poets, The Original Systems Thinkers

Author John Coleman covers the expected territory about poetry as a creative tool and of the strange appeal of meter to the human mind, but it is the following paragraph that struck me as much more interesting: Visualizing Greatness. The Acute Heptagram of Impact. Not as catchy a title as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but I hope you'll walk through this with me: I can outline a strategy for you, but if you don't have the tactics in place or you're not skilled enough to execute, it won't matter if the strategy is a good one.

The Acute Heptagram of Impact

How to Do What You Love. January 2006 To do something well you have to like it.

How to Do What You Love

That idea is not exactly novel. We've got it down to four words: "Do what you love. " But it's not enough just to tell people that. Doing what you love is complicated. The very idea is foreign to what most of us learn as kids. List of eponymous laws. A Random Act Of “Wow” I was pretty exhausted when I checked into the Embassy Suites hotel in Maryland last night.

A Random Act Of “Wow”

I was greeted politely, they found my reservation quickly (always a good thing) and then it happened . . . I was told that I had been selected as their guest of the day! How Powerful Companies Got Their Names (14 pics. The Science of Procrastination - And How To Manage It. Desire path. A typical desire line A desire path (also known as a desire line, social trail, goat track or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of foot or bicycle traffic.

Desire path

The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. 20 Ways to Find Your Calling. The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened. Private Language and Marketing-Speak. Marketing is, to a large extent, about communication.

Private Language and Marketing-Speak

Consumer desire needs to be translated into a product and, in turn, the consumer has to understand how the product will make his life better in some way. A good marketer is a communication professional. Many marketers often use their own private language, marketing-speak, to communicate among their own tribe and with others. Val Patterson Obituary: View Val Patterson's Obituary by Salt Lake Tribune. The Courage to be Afraid. The Courage to be Afraid I’m afraid.

The Courage to be Afraid

Afraid of never doing enough.Afraid of never being enough.Afraid to break out of my routine.Afraid to take the leap.Afraid to commit.Afraid to say no.Afraid to say yes.Afraid to try.Afraid to fail.Afraid of disappointing others.Afraid of disappointing myself.Afraid of what you’ll think.Afraid of heading down the wrong path.Afraid I’ll never live up to my expectations. Life is scary my friends. Henri, The Cat (Tribute) *NEW* The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office” Comic strip for 07/25. Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald. I am a long way from Australia at present. Remembering Steven R. Covey with Timeless Insights from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. By Maria Popova “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” In 1989, Stephen R. Covey penned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (public library), a book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and defined a new genre bridging self-improvement, business management, and personal productivity.

This week, Covey passed away at the age of 79. This is Why I'll Never be an Adult. I have repeatedly discovered that it is important for me not to surpass my capacity for responsibility.

This is Why I'll Never be an Adult

Over the years, this capacity has grown, but the results of exceeding it have not changed. Normally, my capacity is exceeded gradually, through the accumulation of simple, daily tasks. Ever Imagined a World Without Internet? [INFOGRAPHIC] A Father's Advice: F. Scott Fitzgerald on What to Worry About. In the hundreds of letters authored by F.

A Father's Advice: F. Scott Fitzgerald on What to Worry About

Scott Fitzgerald that have been collected, we have this one dated August 8, 1933. In it, he offered the following advice to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, while she was away at camp. It is still good advice today. I feel very strongly about you doing duty. Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog. This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership.

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog

He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan. To be a leader today in almost any organization means you are daily, if not hourly, bombarded with problems and challenges that don’t have clear-cut “right” answers. Or, even more confounding, there are many “right” answers, depending on your perspective. Such challenges include meeting contradictory needs (for example, tending to your “stars” while building the team as a whole), delivering quarterly results while investing for the future, maintaining consistent standards and policies while accommodating unique customer requirements, or staying focused on results while adhering to your company’s purpose and values. New Social Network Uses Kindness As Its Currency, Encourages Giving. Impossible is a new “social network” built around the concept of people doing simple favors for one another.

The minimal site, currently in beta, simply lets participants select from a series of small tasks that they need done or would like to do for others. These tasks range from “I wish to find someone who needs help looking after an animal” to “I wish to help someone learn a language” and others simple acts in fitness, business, and home care. The initiative has high-profile backing – driven by actress / activist Lily Cole, Impossible has gathered financial support from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and others at Google, Wolff Olins and Ethical Markets.

The team describes their mission on the bare-bones site: Imagine if kindness was currency. Watch Lily Cole and Jimmy Wales describe the initiative below and visit Impossible to submit your wish: An Open Letter To Anyone Ever Laid Off. Abigail R. Gehring: Odd Jobs: 9 Weird Careers That Can Make You Money. Mapping the world of thinking. Wiping Out $90,000 in Student Loans in 7 Months - Real Time Economics. Meet the Urban Datasexual. A LIFE ON FACEBOOK by Alex Droner. Never Give up: Inspirational video. Beyond the Comfort Zone. Life lessons for the office. Marcel Kampman » Quotes. This Inspiring Note Greets Apple's New Hires on Their First Day. Apple does things differently to other companies, and this note that greets its new employees on their first day is further proof of that. While the note and inspiring words are not a new introduction, the growth of Instagram — which now has more than 50 million users — and other sharing services are bringing details like this to large scale audiences like never before.

Mostly About Chocolate. Ending "Business As Usual": 10 Insights on Rethinking Work. 25 Quotables from the 99% Conference. In just a few weeks on May 3-4, 2012 in New York City, we’ll be presenting Behance’s fourth annual 99U Conference, two days fully focused on exploring the mechanics of making ideas happen. How to browse the Web anonymously. Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them. Shouldn't you announce your goals, so friends can support you?

Isn't it good networking to tell people about your upcoming projects? Doesn't the “law of attraction” mean you should state your intention, and visualize the goal as already yours? Fan Power: Hunger Is Not a Game, Revisited. Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. “The Hunger Games” film, which debuted just over a week ago, has exceeded all box office expectations, taking in nearly $200 million to date and making Lionsgate, its distributor, very happy. Blogs. The evolution of death.

#ideachat. Tara Sophia Mohr: 12 Questions to Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet. How Iceland Is Rebuilding Its Economy With Social Media. 携帯にヤキモチを焼く猫 Jealous cat to mobile. A Year Later, Undertaker’s Story Offers Japan Hope.

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Whales Give Dolphins a Lift. Upside of Irrationality Chapter 1: Paying More for Less. The Temptation of Free. Cat Naps On Router, ISP Provides Decoy Router In Exchange For Cat Pictures. Sorry, We’re Closed: The Rise of Digital Darwinism. The Employees First Effect. The Right Age To Be Amazing. Sometimes the most simple graphic makes the biggest impact. Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss. Tony Hsie on corporate storytelling. @Raesmaa. At This School, the Tutor Speaks Cabby. What Paulo Coelho Can Teach You About Storytelling & Writing. Mad Men - The Carousel (Higher Quality) The eye sheds a tear to find its focus... · iain2008. Stacy Green, Will You Marry Me? [INFOGRAPHIC] Stats About Porn That U Didn't Know [Infographics] Articles » Gig Review: Laneway Festival @ Sydney College Of The Arts » Polaroids Of Androids.