Attributes of Effective Tweets

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The mark of an effective tweet, like the mark of any effective pitch, is that it engages recipients and encourages them to take the conversation further – by responding, clicking a link, or sharing the tweet with others. from Daniel Pink Here are a few thoughts about Attributes of Effective Tweets: They have “processing fluency” […]

Can Rhyme Enhance Reason?

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Daniel Pink thinks so. About Rhyming Pitch: Rhymes boost what linguists and cognitive scientists call “processing fluency,” the ease with our minds slice, dice, and make sense of stimuli. Rhymes taste great and go down easily and we equate that smoothness with accuracy. In this way, rhyme can enhance reason. From the chapter on Pitch in his book […]

LinkLog: The Future of Work

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This whitepaper from Intel is a fascinating read. On knowledge work: Though there is still debate on the specific definition, knowledge work is generally seen as work that most leverages human intellect, creativity, and analytic skills. Trends are already indicating that a growing number of jobs will require a significantly more complex set of interdisciplinary […]

Games for Learning

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From the Institute of Play On Games for Learning Education in the early part of the twentieth century tended to focus on the acquisition of basic skills and content knowledge, like reading, writing, calculation, history or science. Many experts believe that success in the twenty-first century depends on education that treats higher order skills, like […]

Idea Myopia

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When an aspiring entrepreneur asks me whether I have a few minutes to talk about their idea, I always say ‘yes’. I like to know what kind of problems people are working on and how we (as a community) can help. What follows is kind of interesting. Sometimes, the explanation is crisp and coherent. They […]