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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

5 Trust Builders & 5 Trust Destroyers This is a guest post by Bernd Nurnberger. The original on his blog – Community of practice and trust building A few days ago I shared my crude model how we go from words to trust. I strung it along: word, definition, context, grammar, meaning, concept, understanding, salience, insight, trust, reputation. I believe each prior step must be present and perceived by both partners in an interaction before the next step gets good traction. Being in the people business of establishing technical trust – as I am – is an interesting combination of challenges: engineering, salesmanship, diplomacy, organization and administration, combined with awareness for the needs of future users of what we test and certify, and the needs and expectations of society.

USA Memory Championships competitors provide tips for remembering the stuff we always forget The event includes memorizing 99 names, a shuffled deck of cards, a poem, and a list of 500 words. We'll find our keys. Memory competitor Mike Mirski (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) We forget. Every day, we forget. » Creating Silence from Chaos Post written by Leo Babauta. We are often afraid of silence, because its emptiness feels idle, boring, unproductive, and scary. And so we fill our lives with chaos, noise, clutter. But silence can be lovely, and therapeutic, and powerful. The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The "New Groupthink," And The Problems With Brainstorming Bill Gates, Craig Newmark, and Mark Zuckerberg have more in common than being highly successful founders of tech companies. They’re also introverts. This psychological temperament, according to Susan Cain, author of the recently published book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, is vastly misunderstood and undervalued. A self-avowed introvert herself, Cain is a former corporate lawyer and consultant who says that 30% to 50% of the population aren't just the first to leave a party, they are also uniquely creative, highly focused, and often better prepared than their loudmouthed counterparts. We spoke with Cain about the power of going solo and why brainstorming is broken. FAST COMPANY: You say "introversion is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.”

Robots that fly … and cooperate: Vijay Kumar on TED Technology Make your smartphone a personal robot: Keller Rinaudo at TED2013 Sometimes, it feels like your smartphone is your friend. But if Keller Rinaudo has his way, your phone may be more like a pet. Rinaudo, the co-founder and CEO of Romotive, has created Romo, a smartphone robot. Your phone docks into a robotic base that looks a bit like a powdery blue tank. Attention Profiling Mark-up Language APML (Attention Profiling Mark-up Language) is an XML-based format for expressing a person's interests and dislikes. Overview[edit] APML allows people to share their own personal attention profile in much the same way that OPML allows the exchange of reading lists between news readers. The idea behind APML is to compress all forms of attention data into a portable file format containing a description of the user's rated interests. The APML Workgroup[edit]

How does today impact tomorrow’s success? Everyone wants to have a good day, but not many people know what a good day looks like – much less how to create one. And even fewer people understand how the way you live today impacts your tomorrow. Have you ever asked someone what he was doing and heard him respond, “Oh, I’m just killing time”? Have you ever really thought about that statement?

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it's time for you to "be strategic." 6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives. This is the story of Jane and Joe... Jane was up until 4 a.m. putting the final touches on her deck. In fact, she spent the entire weekend fixed in her apartment, preparing the presentation.

Living for the city: Gospel for Teens and Mama Foundation for the Arts at TED2012 art A choir live and online: Eric Whitacre at TED2013 In an extraordinary finale for TED2013, Eric Whitacre stages a type of performance that has never been seen before, with a choir assembled to sing his composition, “Cloudburst.” It’s not just any choir. He’s joined on stage by 100 live singers formed from choirs from California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton […] Personas Metaconstructs - gavinkeech Personas/Metaconstructs = State/Mode :: Identity/Experience Filter = Timelines :: Dimension/Environment = Interface :: Process/Mechanism = Actions :: Knowledge/Repository = Database :: Download PERSONAS/METACONSTRUCTS GEN001 (PDF) Combinations of personas can be embraced, yet 1, 2 or many, may overshadow the focus at a certain time by being the main intent or condition of that given moment, especially if merging with an environmental construct (metaconstruct of 1 or many of instances and scales) Combining the mind with any combination (but being aware of its initial state) is entering the zone of metainfluence ... When in metainfluence, going anywhere or being anything and seeing things clearly are proportionate to that mode. While in this state, shifting/activating into another mode/state/condition, allows for a type of hyper-mode for an evolution of consciousness (from all the metadata - embedded - fractally growing from the environments emerging/made/created/decayed).

12 Tips For Becoming Charismatic & Unforgettable Charisma is a great and wonderful talent to possess. A lot of people feel that Charisma is something only a handful are born with. Well they are wrong. Introverts in the Office: How to Work Well in an Extrovert's World Speak up! Promote yourself! Network!

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