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The Future of Education Call for papers Lecturers, teachers, researchers and experts in the field of education as well as coordinators of education and training projects are invited to submit papers for the fourth edition of the International Conference The Future of Education which will take place in Florence, Italy, on 30 June - 1 July 2016. The conference proceedings will be produced with all the accepted papers and will have an ISBN and a ISSN number. 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? A person might as well say, “I’m throwing away my life,” because, as Benjamin Franklin asserted, time is “the stuff life is made of.” Today is the only time we have within our grasp, yet many people let it slip through their fingers.

The Pretense of Knowledge - Friedrich A. Hayek [Lecture to the memory of Alfred Nobel, December 11, 1974] The particular occasion of this lecture, combined with the chief practical problem which economists have to face today, have made the choice of its topic almost inevitable. On the one hand the still recent establishment of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science marks a significant step in the process by which, in the opinion of the general public, economics has been conceded some of the dignity and prestige of the physical sciences. On the other hand, the economists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought about by policies which the majority of economists recommended and even urged governments to pursue.

Lead with your glass jaw Here's one way businesses can profit from a social media presence: Make it easy to get hurt. If you're in a low trust industry (like car sales), a social media presence dramatically increases the opportunity people have to call you out, beat you up, tattle on you and flame you in public. If you have a Facebook page and people can YELL at you there, for all to see, it makes you vulnerable. Do you really think that a Chris or a Guy or Gary is going to risk ripping you off for consulting or wine? No way. We Are Not The Dead: soldiers' faces before, during and after serving in Afghanistan Photographer Lalage Snow photographed and interviewed members of 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland before they were sent to Afghanistan, after three months' service, and days after they returned home. Their faces show the toll that fighting in Afghanistan takes on our troops. Private Chris MacGregor, 24 11th March, Edinburgh: “Obviously I’ll miss family but other than that I am going to miss my dogs more than anything. They are my de-stressers and keep me sane. I think I’ll miss TV too though.

Do coaching and technology make a good fit? - Biz-E-training This post is adapted from an article published in Business Issues, the IATEFL BESIG Newsletter, Summer 2015, Issue 90, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the Editor, Chris Stanzer. Available from In recent years, the use of coaching techniques in ELT has become increasingly widespread. The shift in role from teacher to coach has perhaps been prompted to some extent by the possible financial rewards it can bring, but when working in corporate settings with adult learners, establishing a coach / coachee relationship in the classroom, especially with one-to-one clients, would seem to make good pedagogical as well as commercial sense. For one thing, this kind of relationship is more palatable for managers or engineers in positions of responsibility, who are accustomed to making decisions, and it can help sidestep possible feelings of resentment at being ‘taught’ as if they were back at school. Early in the book, the authors observe that

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. You can learn it! That is why we have decided to share with you ‘ 12 Tips For Becoming Charismatic & Unforgettable ‘. Complexity, patterns and links The mainstream ways of thinking about management are based on the sciences of certainty. The whole system of strategic choice, goal setting and choosing actions to reach the given goals in a controlled way depends on predictability. The problem is that this familiar causal foundation cannot explain the reality we face. Almost daily, we experience the inability of people to choose what happens in their organizations – or in their countries. We live in a complex world. Things may appear orderly over time, but are inherently unpredictable.

Web 2.0 Adoption Curve, 2009–2015 A blueprint for social networking investments Web 2.0 and social networks have gained perceptible mindshare during the first quarter of 2009, and conversations with clients, fellow speakers at conferences and online conversations are clearly showing the reappearance of a familiar adoption curve. Here I’ll discuss the Adoption Curve for Web 2.0 and Social Networks and provide rough milestones, so you can use it to gauge your investments in Web 2.0. You can avoid some of the extremes that the majority of the market will experience. Melbourne: Explore our 5 must-see laneways Melbourne is a city of nooks, crannies and hidden gems. Here, authors and Melbourne experts Kornelia Freeman and Ulo Pukk share their insider tips on weaving through the historic laneways. Kornelia Freeman and her brother Ulo Pukk are Melbourne-based twins with a passion for producing travel photography books that capture Victoria’s most interesting destinations. The latest in their Portraits of Victoria series is Laneways of Melbourne, which tells the tales behind some of the city’s most fascinating, beautiful and notorious streets.

Make your own Word Scramble Puzzle This page allows you to create Word Scramble puzzles using your words. Please enter a set of words. When you are done, hit the "Puzzle" button to generate a word search puzzle. Once the puzzle is displayed, you can use the "print" button on your browser to print the page on your printer. The web page generated will remain on this server for about two months. If you want to ensure that you have a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy. Eight Products the Facebook Generation Will Not Buy Consumer tastes are changing at a greater rate than ever before. Not surprisingly, the purchasing habits of the youngest generation present the most dramatic shifts — a reflection of what they find important. 24/7 Wall St. has identified eight popular products that the “Facebook generation” is not buying. Generation Y, generally defined as those born between 1980 and 1999, have lost interest in many of the services and products their parents found important. For example, younger Americans are less interested in cars.

What Happened to The Secret Sauce? I began this post minutes after reading the op-ed letter in the New York Times by Greg Smith, Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs. I have read numerous blog posts and emerging conversations from both supporters and detractors. What has continued to strike me as the most important part of this conversation is a single sentence in Smith’s original letter. “ The culture was the secret sauce that made this place great and allowed us to earn our clients’ trust for 143 years. ”

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