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"The Use of Lateral Thinking is a concise and very accessible book which I would absolutely recommend to everything as it is a road map for a broader and more creative process of thinking, ideation and problem-solving that can be applied in all areas of life."

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The Use of Lateral Thinking is a concise and very accessible book which I would absolutely recommend to everything as it is a road map for a broader and more creative process of thinking, ideation …
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"In the offline world it is very expensive to experiment and test, the cost of failure is very high. As a result we don't take risks. We keep doing what we think "works", until the day we go bankrupt.

The web changes that."

#WebAnalytics   #Marketing   #Manifesto  
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All the Little Animals is a simplistic gem of a book about a very simplistic individual’s point-of-view of the world. The protagonist, Bobby, a grown-up who possesses the mentality of a young boy, due to an accident he suffered as boy, is a delightful narrator of his journey to come to terms with a world that is equally brutal and beautiful.

#AlltheLittleAnimals   #WalkerHamiliton   #Book   #Reading   #Review   #ChristianBale   #JohnHurt   #Nature   #Childhood  
If you want escape the hectic adult world and return to a childhood simplicity, then this slim volume will keep you happy for the relatively short time it will take for you to complete it
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Lateral thinking is very much key to understanding what I am attempting to achieve with the Breaking Cinema podcast and, as such, I have gone about illustrating a lateral process of enquiring within the subject matter and as the film formulaic structure of this unfinished Vision Video...

#BreakingCinema   #Podcast   #LateralThinking   #Filmmaking   #SomethingtodowithFilm   #todowithfilm   #VideoEssay   #Creativity   #FilmStudies   #EmotionalIntelligence   #MediaStudies  
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Positive Psychology is a very impressive course that opts for a different format to other MOOCs by utilising a round-table discussion in which the lead educator, Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, conducts various different discussions and experiments with her guests that the student is invited to participate in as well.

 #PositivePsychology   #MOOC   #EmotionalIntelligence   #Psychology   #Masters   #MTA   #Postgraduate   #Gratitude   #EmotionalRegulation  
Emotional regulation and gratitude are key talents for achieving life fulfillment
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In the same way that I keep saying film and media studies would be greatly enhanced by adopting a more constructive approach, Positive News has innovated and utilises the related emerging field of Constructive Journalism, which is precisely why I purchased some shares in Positive News last year, as part of the #OwnTheMedia crowdfunding campaign. Now the first issue of the rebranded and revamped Positive News publication has arrived in the post.

#PositiveNews   #ConstructiveJournalism   #News   #Media   #OwnTheMedia   #PositivePsychology   #Positivity   #2Interface  
The first issue of the revamped and rebranded Positive News arrived in the post today. In the same way that I keep saying film and media studies would greatly be enhanced by adopting a more constructive approach, Positive...
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I really want to get a cat, because I think they are such beautiful creatures. However, my current tenancy agreement will not allow me to get one, but I will more than happily settle for a Cat Cafe. £10 well spent!

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I have been meaning to get on this all throughout January!

#NoPayMBA   #MBA   #MTA   #MastersofTransdisciplinaryApplication   #Postgraduate   #BusinessAdministration   #Portfolio  
Find out about my No-Pay MBA and how it relates to my Masters of Transdisciplinary Application
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As with all the MOOCs offered on Open2Study, Human Resources is a very concise and very accessible introduction and overview to the field of people management, recruitment, development and performance.

#PeopleManagement   #HumanResources   #Open2Study   #MOOC   #PeopleManagement   #PerformanceManagement   #Recruitment   #LearningandDevelopment   #MTA   #MastersofTransdisciplinaryApplication   #Postgraduate  
People management is a hugely useful aptitude to possess both inside and outside of a business setting.
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Economics is everyone’s business and this book is geared towards making its reader more than capable of being an active and perceptive practitioner of economic practice. 

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Economics is something to conceptualise, not to memorise.
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I suspect that my 2017 New Year’s Resolution will have something to do with posting on this blog regularly and getting PeterO’Brien.me into a nice fixed-up shape…

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What's the trick to sticking to your New Year's resolutions?
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I suspect that Understanding Media will greatly assist with the Mass Communications major of my MTA; likewise, The Use of Lateral Thinking should assist with the development of Breaking Cinema.

#Books   #MediaStudies   #MassCommunications   #LateralThinking   #UnderstandingMedia   #EdwarddeBono   #MarshallMcLuhan  
I have invested in two new books on Ebay, The Use of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono and Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhuan. I am not one for glorifying film and media theorists, because...
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    Mr Proactive, 1989 - present
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Visualographer / Writer / Creator / MOOCer / Award-Winning Researcher.

Keeping a promise.
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I'm the one and only Peter O'Brien (theNonIrishJazzman one, that is)
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  • Independent Learning
    Transdisciplinary learning and research, various fields, 2013 - present
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Entrepreneurship, 2014 - present
    A Coursera Specialisation.
  • Bath Spa University
    First Class BA (Hons) Creative Writing with Film and Screen Studies, 2009 - 2013
  • The Sixth Form College, Farnborough
    Film Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Media Studies, 2006 - 2008
  • Kings International College for Business and the Arts
    Art, Applied Business, English Literature, English Language, Geography, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Food Technology, 2001 - 2006
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