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Generation Z

Generation Z is one of the names used for the First World or Western generation of people born between the early-1990s to late 2000s. As this generation is still being born, and is still very young, it is hard to…

The Lost Art of Conversation

Life Changing Discussions. Think back to a time you had a life-changing discussion. Who was it with? Where was it? How did it make you feel? That’s the power of great conversation. Conversation offers infinite possibilities. It is great for…

The Rise of Crowdsourcing

“Crowd” and “Outsourcing” for the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a…

Speech Attention Tips and Grabbers

How you can create a speech in less than 10 mins that is equally effective and to-the-point (without all the fluff!) 1. Start with the conclusion! Echoing Steven Covey’s 2nd habit, it is critical to have the end in mind.…

The Ultimate Gift Experience 12 Days/12 Ways

A few years back, a little book started something very big. A message that has already prompted people to give to others, connect with friends and family, and help those in need like never before. Every one of us has…

Entrepreneurs are greedy, really?

When’s the last time you turned on CNN and heard an encouraging story about business owners doing good in the world? When’s the last time you heard somebody in the media or education system say, “We need to build up…

Honda’s new personal mobility technology U3-X

I came across an article yesterday touting the release of Honda’s new personal mobility technology, U3-X (pictured below). Basically, the U3-X is a stool with a unique directional wheel system that allows it to travel diagonally, as well as right,…

Into the Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning is an amazingly prescient book Neil Howe wrote with the late William Strauss in 1997. The work, which describes generational archetypes and the cyclical patterns created by these archetypes, has been an eye-opener to anyone able to…

Is Self Sacrifice worth it, really?

The path to greatness is called SACRIFICE. Imagine cavemen sitting in comfort before a fire in a communal cave being urged by their mates to go hunting for food on a cold, rainy, winter day. They are being called on…

Celebration Of Business Innovators And Ideas

Innovation is the spark of capitalism. To celebrate our 85th anniversary, we have selected 85 business breakthroughs that have changed our lives in a profound way since Forbes started publishing. We also highlight 15 more that promise to do the…

Next Generation of Leadership

We believe that the ability to transmit a message to so many different people is an important and unique asset of XPLANE. Together we achieved greater comprehension and a homologous vision of the project. “It is my desire to inspire…

iLearning Global

If you could change your life completely by changing less than 1% of your daily routine would you do it? By investing 7 minutes per day (roughly ½ % of 24 hours) in yourself and your education you can dramatically…

Thoreau and The Highest of Arts

Who was the dominant figure of Henry David Thoreau, an avid naturalist, essayist, reform advocate and civil disobedient. Thoreau believed that as we get older we fall into a routine, gradually and mindlessly beating a track for ourselves. Bogged down…

Positive Affirmations

Words and Phrases on my White Board Optimize I must get better. Take a deep breath and remind myself we live in an abundant world Focus on revenue producing activities This is not a time to slow down. This is…

Trend Predictions that will Shape the Future

The 16 major trends that will shape the new century 1. The age of instant communications. 2. A world without economic borders. 3. Four steps to a one-world economy. 4. Internet commerce and learning. 5. The new service society. 6.…

World’s Strongest Dad

And what has Rick done for his father? Not much–except save his life. Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they…

Life Lessons From Burning Man

Reno, NV “Make no mistake… this is an exercise in radical self-reliance…” (Burning Man survival guide) Howdy… No, I’m not at Burning Man this year. Just couldn’t pull it off, because of random acts of viciousness and distraction ladled upon…

Deeper Level of Intelligence

Most people use mostly their acquired knowledge and adopt a “take the bull by the horns” approach to tackle challenges and move up in the world. But a few use their inner intelligence to overcome challenges… According to Deepak Chopra,…

Minimum, Target, and Outrageous Goals

Raymond Aaron in his book “Double Your Income Doing What You Love” breaks life down into six pathways, and then sets out a simple but highly effective system for you to set goals in all six categories every month. Using…

Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2008

Scientists had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2008. The Large Hadron Collider fired up for the first time, a temple of science opened its doors, several companies promised cheap genome sequencing and President-elect Obama hired a fantastic team of…

Top Technology Breakthroughs of 2008

10. Flexible Displays Researchers have worked on thin, paperlike displays that can be folded, rolled or sewn into the sleeve of your hoodie. Flexible displays could change the way we interact with the info-universe, creating new kinds of cellphones, portable…

Tracking the World Googlezon

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season…

Core Competencies for the 21st Century

Every epoch requires people and organizations to develop core competencies or skills needed to be successful. Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Helen Haste has identified five that we should begin teaching our students. We  business managers should also consider…

Empowering Beliefs

Empowering Beliefs can free the mind of our limitations, and allow us to believe that new things are possible: they unlock the chains which hold us back and open our minds to all kinds of new possibilities. Remember the story…

Active Listening and Powerful Questions

The skill of powerful questioning is the tool that can help take your coaching to even greater heights. So, what exactly is a powerful question? Well, it is that question which stops you dead in your tracks. It is the…

The Doorknob Principle

Before you open another door, follow this three-step process: Stop. Pause. Enter. It might take an extra 10 seconds, but doing this will help you become more conscious of your objectives and help you connect with your spouse, children, boss,…

6 Rules of Life

The 80/20 Rule Pareto’s rule states that only 20 percent of your work accounts for 80 percent of your output. Be ruthless in cutting down the amount of time you spend on the less important 80 percent Parkinson’s Law Parkinson’s…

The 80/20 Principle and the Good Life

Now you might have heard the story about the businessman on vacation. He was staring at the calm blue sea thinking about lunch. A small boat laden with large yellow fin tuna docked near the pretty Mexican village. A lone…

Does the curiosity kill the cat?

You may know hundreds of people. Yet how many are truly fascinating? I’ve often wondered about these men and women. What gives them that special indefinable quality that makes them so enjoyable to be around? Some will say its education,…

5 Ways To Learn New Skills Quickly

It’s essential to learn new skills quickly in today’s information economy. Today, you are what you know. If you want to progress forwards in life, you need to learn new skills. But most adults resent learning. When was the last…

15 People Who Will Reinvent Your Future

Seeing the Light Scott Woolley Richard Friend’s supermolecules will give us paper-thin display screens–and much more. The Secrets of Scent Daniel Lyons Linda Buck maps the brain using her nose. Steely Dan Lea Goldman Daniel Branagan and his heroic metal.…

Greatest Athletic Achievements

At their best, sports are about more than just winning games and diverting crowds. They test the limits of what the human body and spirit can achieve. A great athlete performing at the peak of their powers is as moving…

Future by Design

Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a…

How to Wake Up With a Natural High

Ever had days when getting out of bed was the last thing you wanted to do? I’ve had those days, too. I once thought that I needed to take supplements in order to wake up all energized and ready to…

Did God make the laws of nature?

Did God make nutrition? Did God make the laws of nature so that surgical procedures would work – and so that the combustion engine would work – and so that energy medicine would work (and a thousand others)? I believe…

The Champion’s Creed

I’ve taken this affirmation with me all over the world. Reading it regularly will help you become resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Stay focused on your goals and decorate your desk with this beautiful “Champion’s Creed” Success leaves…

Jumpstart Your Creativity

What Do You Want to Create? Perhaps the greatest myth about creativity is the idea that it’s a rare gift or genetic endowment possessed by only a few. We see an original painting, feel moved to our core by a…

Push Your Boundaries

“If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.” by Tony Robbins Being in the comfort zone is the primary cause for laziness in most of the people. It is similar to the gravitational field. You got to do…

Scarcity VS Abundance Mentality

“I believe in abundance, I desire abundance, I receive abundance.” Shakti Gawain Let’s revisit the three examples from the beginning of this article, to determine how behavior might change in these circumstances with an Abundance mentality. One who believes that…

Breakthrough Recommended Books

Breakthroughs! by P. Ranganath Nayak This is the story about the people and companies behind fourteen of the most successful 20th century commercial breakthroughs: the VCR, the Post-it note, ChemLawn, Tagamet, the Walkman, The CAT Scanner, the microwave oven, Toyota…

Stunning Pictures and Photos

50 (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/ 130 Creative Pictures http://acidcow.com/pics/2555-130-creative-photos-by-markku-landesmaki.html Animals http://animalphotos.info/a/ Funny angles http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-funny-photos-taken-at-unusual-angle-humor/ Surfing http://www.flickr.com/groups/immersion/discuss/72057594128773092/ Digg Stumble Upon Del.icio.us Buzz

Out-of-the-Box Brain

Let’s pretend that the diagram below belongs to you—that this is the shape of the all-important mindset that defines your general BrainMap Profile—and that it depicts how your brain thinks (even though it is only a sample of the many…

50 Regresive Goals

50. Stay focused. 49. Divide your time for each task in hand. 48. Analyze the outcome of your effort and decide accordingly how much time you need to spend. 47. Take a break. 46. Spend time with your loved ones.…

Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation, is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation of Americans who grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as…

Lost Generation

The “Lost Generation” is a term coined by author and poet Gertrude Stein to characterize a general motif of disillusionment of American literary notables who lived in Paris and Europe after the First World War, especially after military service in…

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom. The term “baby boomer” is sometimes used in a cultural context, and sometimes used to describe someone who was…

Efficient Decision Making

For people overwhelmed by choices…solutions for fast and confident decision makers. Small organizations tend to be more efficient than large ones because in a large group it is easier to separate decisions from their consequences. In general we make better…

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom. The term “baby boomer” is sometimes used in a cultural context, and sometimes used to describe someone who was…

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Powerful Questions Can Have a Powerful Effect

Each individual will define excellence in a deeply personal way. Consider these five questions while envisioning the quality that you desire for your life and career: What would your vision of excellence look like if it had no restrictions, and…

Is History boring?

Even though I hated pop quizzes, I love to talk about things like history, geography, and the universe — all the subjects we’re supposed to learn in school. Most people tell me they don’t learn these things because they are…

Generation X

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is a term used to refer to the generation born after the baby boom ended, extending from the early-to-mid 1960s to late 1970s. The term Generation X has been used in demography, the…

Brainwave Entrainment Self-development Technology

What EXACTLY are brainwaves? Well, every state of mind has a unique electrical signature that can be detected in the brain. These signatures are known as “brainwaves.” Brainwaves can be measured and recorded using specialized equipment – such as an…

Millennial Generation

The Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y or as Generation Next,.[1][2] is a term used to describe the demographic cohort following Generation X. Its members are often referred to as “Millennials”[3] or “Echo Boomers”[4]. As there are no precise…

Constant Changes

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change — this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.” Bruce Barton The list is…

5 Ways to be More Productive

Because I’m always on the lookout for better ways to work more productively and efficiently — leaving more time to pursue the interests that really make life worthwhile — Lifehack.org devised a common-sense list of 10 simple ways to be…

Great AudioBooks Titles for Kids

101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith Pongo lives happily with his human pets Mr and Mrs Dearly in a large house in Regent’s Park. When his wife Missis produces a litter of fifteen beautiful pups, life seems wonderfully complete. But the…

Methods to Learn Real Fast

The fastest way to learn ANYTHING Sure, there are seriously important things to learn in data structures, algorithms, and methodologies, but the fastest way to learn programming (the fastest way to learn ANYTHING) is to try to solve your own…

How to Smile and Move?

SMILE How to Smile? Be happy. * Wake up. Show others you care by giving attention to their needs. * Be thankful. The opportunity to serve is a gift… not an entitlement. * Be approachable. We’re at each other’s service,…

15 Questions to Improve Your Life Purpose

“Writing or reviewing a mission statement changes you because it forces you to think through your priorities deeply, carefully, and to align your behaviour with your beliefs” Stephen Covey 1. What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.)…

Oil Industry and Technology

West Texas Crude. In 1939, a huge discovery launched the Permian Basin of West Texas into one of the country’s first major domestic oil sources. By the 1980s, the local town of Midland boasted more millionaires per capita than any…

Oil Industry and Technology

West Texas Crude. In 1939, a huge discovery launched the Permian Basin of West Texas into one of the country’s first major domestic oil sources. By the 1980s, the local town of Midland boasted more millionaires per capita than any…

Oil Industry and Technology

West Texas Crude. In 1939, a huge discovery launched the Permian Basin of West Texas into one of the country’s first major domestic oil sources. By the 1980s, the local town of Midland boasted more millionaires per capita than any…