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10 Steps to Become a Better Geek. The Map of Meaning. How would you describe finding meaning in the work you do?

The Map of Meaning

Would you say that work is most meaningful when you are developing yourself? Would you say that that you find the most meaning when you are expressing your full potential? How about when you feel connected with others? Infographic: The Business Value of Thank You » Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary. In honor of the Labor Day holiday, we put together this little infographic as a visual reminder of the bottom line business value that comes from appreciating your workers.

Infographic: The Business Value of Thank You » Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary

To embed this infographic onto your site, please copy and paste the code below: All the slow hedgehogs are dead. How Algorithms Rule The World. Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society. By Maria Popova.

Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society

Friday Fodder: What Do Apps For Toddlers Have To Do With The Future of Work. Yep, that’s right, toddlers. There is no denying that technology is moving into digital natives earlier and earlier. Two years ago, it was cute to see a parent comfort a fussy 2-year-old by handing her an iPhone with some happy music and colorful images dancing on the screen.

We imagined the tot was actually “using” the iPhone, but it was most likely nothing more than a digital pacifier. Something fun to hold, and touch, and feel secure about clutching… and put in your mouth. Kind of like most of us with OUR devices. But now developers and education companies are coming together to create thousands of games and activities designed to help young children improve fine motor skills, vocabulary and understanding of important concepts. A mix of educational content and fun, the latest apps offer everything from potty training to musical experimentation to a digital doll house. To Get Paid What You're Worth, Know Your Disruptive Skills - Whitney Johnson. By Whitney Johnson | 1:42 PM September 14, 2010.

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Know Your Disruptive Skills - Whitney Johnson

Disrupt Yourself - Whitney Johnson. “Are you sure you aren’t making a mistake?”

Disrupt Yourself - Whitney Johnson

I had just announced to one of my dearest friends that I planned to walk away from Wall Street and my seven-figure salary. “Yes, I’m sure.” But was I? Years earlier, I had moved to New York City with a degree in music and a husband who was beginning a Ph.D. program. 7 Ways to Educate Yourself Outside the Classroom. What made 'Nasa Mohawk Guy' such a successful meme? Forty-eight hours ago, Bobak Ferdowsi had fewer than 200 Twitter followers.

What made 'Nasa Mohawk Guy' such a successful meme?

This morning, he has almost 40,000. Ferdowsi, also known as "Nasa Mohawk Guy", became an internet sensation after his unusual hairdo caught the eye of those watching the Mars Curiosity landing on Nasa TV. Within hours, he was a trending topic on Tumblr and became a trending hashtag on Twitter. How to Present like Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs’ presentations have become the stuff of legend.

How to Present like Steve Jobs

Inspired by his presentations, customers flocked to Apple stores waited in line for days to be the first to buy the newly released product. And his presentations left the media salivating over his every word. You may not have the huge fan base or the media clout of Apple, but you can still use several strategies that Steve Jobs employed to kick-start your product launch. Implicit Learning: Researchers Uncover How to Learn Without Trying. Practice makes perfect? - All In The Mind. (Sound effects from a Maria Sharapova tennis match.)

Practice makes perfect? - All In The Mind

What the Rolling Stones can teach your business: Seven sinful strategies for world domination. As London began to swing, shaking off the shackles of post-war austerity, five likely lads sauntered into the Marquee Club on the night of July 12, 1962 and struck up a racket that would change the world.

What the Rolling Stones can teach your business: Seven sinful strategies for world domination

The Rolling Stones are celebrating half a century of getting their rocks off and also making a tidy fortune to boot along the way. While the musical contribution of the Stones is evident by just reeling off the names of hits such as (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Jumpin' Jack Flash, and Sympathy for the Devil, a convincing case can also be made that they are among the most successful money-makers in music history.

Occasionally atrocious. Every writer -- even the great ones -- suffers rejection.

Occasionally atrocious

Several years ago, The Missouri Review went digging in the Alfred A. Knopf archives and retrieved a collection of in-house readers' reports documenting the publisher's rejection of several notable authors. In "Publication is Not Recommended: From the Knopf Archives," the Review reprinted many of the reports. Here's an excerpt of the article, featuring the original text of several rejections. New Year's Resolution Reading List: 9 Essential Books on Reading and Writing. By Maria Popova Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure.

Hardly anything does one’s mental, spiritual, and creative health more good than resolving to read more and write better. Today’s reading list addresses these parallel aspirations. And since the number of books written about reading and writing likely far exceeds the reading capacity of a single human lifetime, this omnibus couldn’t be — shouldn’t be — an exhaustive list. It is, instead, a collection of timeless texts bound to radically improve your relationship with the written word, from whichever side of the equation you approach it.

Why YOUR Company Must Become a Tech Company - Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram Lessons. The Marshmallow Challenge. Why Weird is Wonderful (and Bankable) Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School. Five insanely simple ideas to make your next presentation sizzle. By {grow} Community Member Jon Thomas Creating effective PowerPoint presentations is a skill that is rarely ever taught, but somehow we’re all expected to create dazzling presentations.

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The Past, Present & Future of Healthcare in 20 Inspired Tweets - Pecha Kucha. Social media truly levels the playing field.