Category: Do it-now

Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Scientists (and most others as well) are poor communicators of ideas. The Japanese Haiku poetry form expresses much and suggests more in just 17 syllables. A group of teachers/ academicians are suggesting that the Haiku might be a simple solution. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

VIDEO: In this fascinating talk, three strategies are offered to make luck happen by design rather than chance. SOURCE: TED ...
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How the mind makes new ideas

How the mind makes new ideas

VIDEO: New ideas emerge through 3 processes: bending, blending and breaking. Listen to the renowned neuroscientist, Dr Eagleman, talk about examples. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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Headliner: make videos with no equipment ... for free

Headliner: make videos with no equipment … for free

UTILTY: In our age of minuscule attention spans, videos are the most favoured method of communicating. Headliner is a browser-based app that will make sophisticated videos for you with nothing more than a voice recording. SOURCE: Headliner ...
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Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

VIDEO: Ambigrams are words or symbols styled so they still have meaning when viewed from another perspective. This video is a great overview of some of the best artists and books on the craft. SOURCE: YouTube via Boingboing ...
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What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

VIDEO: Consultants give advice and charge you for it. Are they worth their price? Steve Jobs was of the opinion that they were not. In this short video, he talks about taking responsibility for advice given and staying with those involved for long periods of time: "having skin in the game". SOURCE: YouTube ...
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Draw like a child; communicate like a master

Draw like a child; communicate like a master

VIDEO: There are many ways in which seemingly simple drawing techniques can allow us to communicate more clearly by building a richer visual vocabulary of child-like images. This video shows you how. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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Don't panic - The truth about population

Don’t panic – The truth about population

VIDEO: With seven billion people packed into our planet, we often look at the future with dread. The late, great, inimitable and irrepressible Hans Rosling makes a presentation about global population.Slowly but surely, we have begun to conquer the problems of rapid population growth and extreme poverty. SOURCE: Real Stories via YouTube ...
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Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

INFOGRAPHIC: The best employees are not always the agreeable ones. "Givers" and "takers" both can be either agreeable or disagreeable. Disagreeable givers are the best value for an organisation. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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Anchor: podcasts for dummies -- from your iPhone or iPad

Anchor: podcasts for dummies — from your iPhone or iPad

UTILTY: It seems like everyone is into podcasts. Anchor is a wonderfully simple, fully equipped app which let's you join the brigade with only your iPhone/ iPad. SOURCE: Anchor ...
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How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

INFOGRAPHIC: Brainstorming has been receiving a lot of criticism in terms of its effectiveness. “What was the value generated from a brainstorm session?” or “was the brainstorming purposeful?”: these are some commonly asked questions. Auditing the success of a session is therefore crucial. Here is a simple technique using Postit notes. SOURCE: Signature UX ...
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Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

ARTICLE: IBM shows off Project Debater, artificial intelligence project designed to make coherent arguments as it processes vast data sets. It was a draw: Man-1; Machine-1. While the debate may seem like a stunt, it is an important demonstration of the ever-growing capabilities of artificial intelligence. SOURCE: The Guardian ...
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How the organisation of knowledge has changed from trees to networks

How the organisation of knowledge has changed from trees to networks

VIDEO: The top-down "tree of knowledge" has been displaced by networks. Positions in a hierarchy are no longer as important as connections and networks. This video will walk you through the history of this transition. SOURCE: TED ...
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The art of giving feedback and performance evaluation in 4 steps

The art of giving feedback and performance evaluation in 4 steps

VIDEO: This video outlines 4 steps in carrying out performance evaluations which will benefit both parties involved. Feedback should be a process offered as a gift and not a punishment. We look at the past to make plans for the future. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The "doughnut" theory of growth: healthy economies should be designed to thrive, not grow

The “doughnut” theory of growth: healthy economies should be designed to thrive, not grow

VIDEO/ INFOGRAPHIC: Opposing the long held principle of growth being the cornerstone of successful economic systems, Oxford economist Kate Raworth believes that a sustainable, universally beneficial economy should look ”Like a doughnut”. It should be able to move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits. SOURCE: TED ...
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