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ZENODO. Distraction Watch. One of our correspondents submitted this specimin with the apt comment, “Social!!!!!!!!!!

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Eleventy!!!” ============== SOTICS 2014 | Call for Papers =============== SOTICS 2014, The Fourth International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics October 12 - 16, 2014 - Nice, France General page: Call for Papers: - regular papers - short papers (work in progress) - posters Submission page: Submission deadline: May 16, 2014 Sponsored by IARIA, Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIAJournals: Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind DigitalLibrary: Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options. Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: SOTICS 2014 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site) Digital resource domains.

Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future: Jonah Sachs: 9781422143568: From Dissertation to Book - Manage Your Career. By Leonard Cassuto How do you publish your dissertation as a book?

From Dissertation to Book - Manage Your Career

The question has been asked countless times yet still animates scores of ambitious graduate students—and their advisers—in the humanities and social sciences. Conventional wisdom holds that graduate students should start publishing in journals before they try to turn their dissertation into a book. Get a couple of chapters out there as articles, and you'll be able to test your ideas for the revision. Or so runs the standard advice. But what if publishing dissertation excerpts in a journal actually reduces the viability of a young scholar's book manuscript? Do the new digital dynamics change the rules for graduate students (and junior faculty members) seeking to publish their first book?

I caught up with Leslie Mitchner, the editor in chief of Rutgers University Press, soon after she participated in a publishers' round table on this subject at the University of Connecticut this spring.

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In that capacity he has supported hundreds of up-and-running companies who are changing the way the world does business. He has worked to build the field of social entrepreneurship through Net Impact, SVN, The Impact Accelerator Network and many other organizations to encourage those supporting impact entrepreneurs to learn from each other. His previous roles include CEO of ITF Consulting, Inc., Director of Projects for Wall Street Without Walls, co-designer of the AmeriCorps*VISTA Entrepreneur Corps, and the internet coordinator for a U.S.

Presidential Campaign. Mr. Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Suzannah Simmons is passionate about using marketing and outreach to connect the right people in order to give initiatives more impact and bring solid ideas into a working reality. Advisors Dr. How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds [video] How To Build Positive Marketing Stories That Work. Throughout human history, the stories that have survived and been passed from mind to mind have been based on human beings’ higher values.

How To Build Positive Marketing Stories That Work

And in a marketing landscape that has gone from broadcast to peer-to-peer, these ancient rules will apply more than ever. That’s why in past posts in this series we’ve explored the critical importance of basing marketing efforts on values. Still, it goes without saying that viral success takes something more--some spark of joy or emotion or outrage that takes a message from launch to world famous in seconds. That something more can be revealed by looking at a couple of the most iconic Internet viral successes through an unlikely lens--the evolution of the human brain. What we’ll discover are three universally powerful viral story elements: Freaks, Familiars, and Cheats. I propose we go back to our deepest roots and enter a time machine to discover the earliest days of our oral tradition.

From Paper to iPad: the Evolution of the Great Cookie Thief. Ed.

From Paper to iPad: the Evolution of the Great Cookie Thief

Note: Susan Tofte is Sesame Workshop’s archivist. How would you update a classic? Take a treasured story from one era and spruce it up for a new century’s readers? Sesame Workshop has produced over 1200 books in a variety of formats since the early 1970s. Part of the philosophy of our publishing group is the willingness to tell stories in whatever formats will attract and reach preschoolers. In September, Sesame Workshop partnered with Callaway Digital Arts to produce an app version of the classic storybook The Great Cookie Thief. In the process of transforming the show segment into a book, editors needed to capture the spirit of the story while meeting the curriculum goals of literacy and relational concepts (comparing objects).