Category: Tool kit

The triple overload: data, communication and cognition

The triple overload: data, communication and cognition

ARTICLE: We are being bombarded with more data, more communication, and more interruption than ever before, creating ever more demands on our limited time and attention. That can leave us burned out and feeling as though there simply aren’t enough hours in the day for us to achieve everything we need—and want—to do. Triple Overload -- data overload, communication overload and cognition overload -- is a multifaceted problem; three separate yet interconnected issues that plague almost everyone, in every walk of life. Each is a direct result of the explosion of information and technology that has come to define the modern world. SOURCE: Evernote Blog ...
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Talk to Books: A Google tool for browsing passages from books using AI

Talk to Books: A Google tool for browsing passages from books using AI

UTILITY: Type in a question or a statement, the model looks at every sentence in over 100,000 books to find the responses that would most likely come next in a conversation.  Although it has a search box, its objectives and underlying technology are fundamentally different than those of a more traditional search experience. It enables an AI to find statements that look like probable responses to your input rather than a finely polished tool that would take into account the wide range of standard quality signals. Talk to Books is more of a creative tool than a way to find specific answers. You may need to play around with it to get the most out of it. SOURCE: Talk to Books ...
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Here's a list of 1,174 Coursera courses that are completely free

Here’s a list of 1,174 Coursera courses that are completely free

UTILITY: Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want to access graded assignments or earn a Course Certificate, you will need to pay. There are a few courses that are still completely free. When you sign up for these courses, you would see an option of “Full Course, No Certificate.” More than 1,150 Coursera MOOCs (1,174, to be exact) that are still completely free (including the graded assignments, minus the certificate). SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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6 degrees of ... Wikipedia

6 degrees of … Wikipedia

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: “Six degrees of separation” is a well known meme which postulates that any two people in the world can be connected, in six steps or less, by people, mutually known to each other.This utility extends the concept using Wikipedia’s gigantic storehouse. Enter any two topics and the programme will connect them via known Wikipedia topics. SOURCE: 6 degrees of Wikipedia ...
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The political compass: take a test to find out where you stand

The political compass: take a test to find out where you stand

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: If you consider the points in a political compass as Left-Right and Authoritarian-Libertarian, where do you stand? Take this test to find out. And, get a nicely formatted, multi-colour certificate with your name on it at the end of the session. There is also a large collection of resources on this subject. SOURCE: Political Compass ...
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Ikigai: how the Japanese find meaning in life

Ikigai: how the Japanese find meaning in life

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase “raison d'être”. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the belief that discovering one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

UTILITY: Stop wasting time typing up a new resume every time. Use what you already have - your LinkedIn profile. It only takes a click. SOURCE: CEEV ...
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How utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism Scale

How utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism Scale

UTILITY: Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, described utility as the sum of all pleasure that results from an action, minus the suffering of anyone involved in the action. Utilitarianism is a version of consequentialism, which states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong. Here’s a simple questionnaire that can assess the degree to which you subscribe to this controversial ethical theory. SOURCE: Practical Ethics - University of Oxford ...
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Here's a list of the best apps you’ve probably never heard of

Here’s a list of the best apps you’ve probably never heard of

UTILITY: “What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about?” Here’s a list of 27 items. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today's world

Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today’s world

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY: Mapping Global Transformations is the World Economic Forum’s effort to explore and make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues. Aimed at supporting more informed decision-making by leaders, Transformation Maps are a dynamic knowledge tool that incorporates expert and machine-curated knowledge allowing users to visualize and understand 120+ topics and the interconnections and interdependencies between them. Most of the Transformation Maps have been co-curated with experts from leading global universities, think tanks, international organizations and other research institutions. SOURCE: World Economic Forum ...
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SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: : Don't let the stark, visually unappealing interface get in the way of the value of this site. It is easily the best, most powerful utility of its kind. The plain interface comes with a host of options for refining the output. SMMRY was created to summarise articles and text. SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SOURCE: SMMRY ...
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Climate change and our health: a small document that must be read

Climate change and our health: a small document that must be read

DOCUMENT: Here is a brief, well written document that outlines how climate change may affect our health. The report was released by the Royal Society of New Zealand but is highly relevant to all of us. Despite the confusion that politicians have created, there is near unanimity amongst scientists and thinkers that this huge problem is man-made and can be tackled only by the combined, concentrated efforts of right-minded people. The future of Mankind is at stake. We can't afford to be dismissive. SOURCE: The Royal Society, New Zealand ...
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Infogram: creating engaging infographics from data

Infogram: creating engaging infographics from data

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Beautiful charts, maps, graphics, and dashboards are a snap with Infogram. Create engaging infographics and reports in minutes. More than 35 interactive charts and over 500 maps to help you visualise data, including pie charts, bar graphs, column tables, and word clouds. SOURCE: Infogram ...
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