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10 Steps to Become a Better Geek. If you teach technology, it’s likely you’re a geek. Even if you didn’t start out that way–say, you used to be a first grade teacher and suddenly your Admin in their infinite wisdom, moved you to the tech lab. The Map of Meaning. How would you describe finding meaning in the work you do?

The Map of Meaning

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. For fifty years, it was a national disgrace.

All the slow hedgehogs are dead

Motor cars in the UK often left behind road kill. Hedgehogs would meander across the road and splat. How Algorithms Rule The World. When Christopher Steiner, the 35-year-old cofounder of Aisle50, a Y Combinator startup offering online grocery deals, set out to write the book Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, (out tomorrow), he’d planned to focus solely on Wall Street.

How Algorithms Rule The World

“There were a ton of good stories and then the Flash Crash happened. There was a lot to tell,” says Steiner. “But at some point I thought, ‘Do people really care about the 13 different electronic training networks that were going on in the 1990’s?’” Instead, the former technology journalist expanded his research to explore how the power of algorithms has spread far beyond Wall Street and now touches all of us--starting with today’s young innovators.

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. 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. Implicit Learning: Researchers Uncover How to Learn Without Trying. It’s rare that a computer science lab brings us a scenario worthy of a spy novel, but that’s what happened earlier this month when Hristo Bojinov, a researcher at Stanford University, divulged his latest project.

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

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.