I was listening to this podcast titled Cognitive Fire – The Language: A Cultural Tool. What caught my attention was Daniel’s statement: They live along the Amazon river, close to the water. They fish and eat. Since they have a lot of time, they spend it talking to each other. They have a simple language […]
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” […]
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 […]
This class definition may not fly in any programming language I know 🙂 However, if you liked this, you will love this presentation – What is a Data Scientist?
How much should you spend on marketing. This is a question every entrepreneur thinks about. Here is what Evan says: Interested in seeing if online advertising will work for your business? Start with $500 and see if you can get a return on it. It’s not too hard to find $100 Google AdWords credits for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the cover matter on one of my favorite books, ever – Software Tools. Good programming is not learned from generalities., but by seeing how significant programs can be made clean, easy to read, easy to maintain and modify, human-engineered, efficient, and reliable, by the application of commonsense and good programming practices. Careful study […]
Hubspot is an amazing organization – a few I really admire and learn from. Here is one more thing to learn from them – how to build a culture.