Brian Parker

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The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

7 lies you tell yourself that could impact your success

Some of the lies are harmless, but others hold us back. Those lies manifest themselves in little habits and patterns for problem solving and getting work accomplished that only seem to be effective.<p>Give yourself a chance to rethink the things you 'know to be true' to help you move forward in a more …

Entrepreneurship

Why schools should be more like organic farms

The problem with schools isn't that they work poorly. It's that they work too well at doing the wrong thing.<p>Nine years after Ken Robinson delivered the most-watched TED talk of all time, the education expert is back with a book that answers the talk's titular question, "Do Schools Kill …

Education

Intelligence is Important but Integrity Matters More - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

When you think of leadership, you want a wise leader who is quick on their feet and sharp in their vision and intelligent in their decisions.<p>But …

Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’

I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in education? Why? If you could reinvent education, what would it look like? Would you have …

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

<i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his career, Gladwell's insightful books have cracked <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller list five times, most recently with</i> …

Self-improvement

7 Public Speaking Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have delivered good presentations before, but recently, you don’t know how to take your public speaking skills to the next level.<p>This happens to the best of us -- even pros who consistently get paid to speak. However, successful …

Public Speaking

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

<b>Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b> and<b> TeachThought Staff</b><b>Purpose:</b> Improving our chance …

Pedagogy

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses.<p>1. They always prefer action to thinking.<p>A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and …

Entrepreneurship

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

Teachers are used to seeing studies about what a learner's brain is like, but information about their own brains is far less common. Harvard …

Sir Ken Robinson on the inner and outer world

What does it take to be a citizen who thrives in the 21st Century?

21 Nov 2014<p>John Thornberry and Adam Jefford discuss the value of creative-led investigation and the development of 21st century skills across the …

Australian Universities

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Move to Think: Why kids need more movement for brain function & what we can do about it.

My friend Jane* recently discovered the ultimate secret for helping a child have better attention and academic success. This “secret” is really just …

Pedagogy

This is Why People Leave Your Company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, …

Hung Up

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

Seagate Technology

What Happened When Ideo Tried To Teach Us How To Be Better Listeners

Is it possible to listen like an Ideo researcher? We find out.<p>“I think our world has gotten less and less good at listening.”<p>Much of your life is trying to tune out the world as much as possible. That’s a lost design opportunity.<p>That’s Fred Dust, a partner at Ideo, talking, and he’s walking us …

Design

Life is your talents discovered | Sir Ken Robinson | TEDxLiverpool

RT @adnanedtech: #Creativity is intelligence having fun - Albert Einstein #inspirational #educational http://t.co/25bqiiSM7t

Habits of Very Successful Innovators | Inc.com

The biggest misconception about success is that what you did yesterday will help you succeed tomorrow.<p>To stay on top of your game, your business, and your leadership, you need to keep innovating.<p>To continue innovating you have to keep learning, thinking, questioning, exploring, experimenting, …

Innovation

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?<p>Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in …

Harvard Says The Best Thinkers Have These 7 'Thinking Dispositions'

Darren McCollester/Getty Images Bill Gates isn't just a smart guy — he's disposed to critical thinking.<p>Harvard education scholar Shari Tishman wants …

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book <i>Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,”</i> which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that …

Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> painter Chuck Close memorably scoffed. <i>“Show up, show up, show up,”</i> novelist Isabelle Allende echoed in her advice to aspiring writers, <i>“and after a while the muse shows up, too.”</i> Legendary composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky …

Six schools that are dismantling the classroom

<i>This article was taken from the September 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

The World We Explore

Many thanks to Maximilian Journey for putting these beautiful images to a talk I gave at the Google Zeitgeist conference.

Need Creative Inspiration? Take A Walk

We’ve always thought a quick stroll is good for getting our creative juices flowing. Now science proves it.<p>“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” Those were the wise words of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1889, but the idea seems equally true today. Steve Jobs swore by walking …

Creativity

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …