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Valeria Maltoni
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It's hard for us to adapt, it's not a natural response we have, so we need to work on it. When something throws us off normal course, we are forced to look for a new one.
Mistakes happen, things don't go the way we'd like them to -- or they are supposed to, as planned. What then? Letting go of how we expect things to be in that moment is the best antidote to ruining our day. If there is anything we can learn from the story that follows is that there is potentially tremendous upside in doing so as well. Late in January 1975, a 17-year-old German girl called Vera Brandes walked out onto the stage of the Cologne Oper...
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It's a better use of energy to get into problem solving mode as quickly as possible when life bounces off us. “What if” mental games dissipate it and weaken us.
Purpose is something we each find in different ways. It comes from inside ourselves. We connect with it when we trust ourselves, our skills, our ability to make decisions, to use what we know and build upon it as we do things, and the sense that we can communicate and connect with others. Many people who look to the outdoors to find peace of mind. As a lifer long-distance runner, I do prefer getting outside to a treadmill -- there is more space t...
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Creativity is an important aspect of finding new ideas and getting them done. Serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel says that it's important to think for oneself in order to create a good company.
The pattern that is most conducive to innovation is that of the open platform, says Steven Johnson in the concluding chapter of Where Good Ideas Come From, commercial entities can build upon it, and they have. Seeing patterns is dependent upon keeping opportunities open for the flow of information and ideas generated by networks of people. Innovation and creativity are often used interchangeably, yet there are distinctions between the two. While ...
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There were enough reasons to be cross about his faith and life. And yet, Frankl emerged from the experience with a richer perspective on human condition.
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life -- daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the task...
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An idea is not a single thing, it is instead “a network.” Two insights that flow from this concept is that we can and should build better environments to help nurture good ideas, and that we are better served when we connect our ideas rather than by protecting them.
We all like to think our ideas are good, and many likely are. When we stay with an idea long enough, over time, we may find a way to get it done. Adoption, or success is the validation that the idea was good. Steven Johnson writes about big ideas and in Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation he tells the fascinating stories of great ideas and great thinkers across disciplines. Setting the tone with Darwin's Paradox in the i...
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We are at risk of never realizing our uniqueness -- at least as long as we remain in the shadow cast by our thought habits and conditioning.
It might be easy to dismiss a book by its cover, especially when that book is Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. If not for the subtitle that provides a clue that the author is grounded in everyday reality -- mindfulness meditation in everyday life. The organization of the book in short chapters provides countless ways of reading it. We can go through one short story each day, or just open it and read where we land. Some chapters s...
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“A company is just a group of people gather together to produce a product or service. And a company should only exist if that product or service is truly useful for customers.”
Technology is growing exponentially, and so is our need to store the digital data we generate through use. Whether we use the cloud or not, somewhere there are physical centers that store our data. Facebook, for example, has four data centers in Oregon, Iowa, North Carolina, Sweden, and has plans to build a fifth in Texas, and a sixth ten miles from Dublin. These facilities typically house computer systems and associated components# -- such as te...
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We've all had experiences of environments that were not conducive to creative thinking. For starters, a good indication is the lack of enthusiasm in the air, which is heavy with rules and reactionary behaviors.
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Love the message that today's best practices lead to dead ends and that we need to think bout business from first principles instead of formulas.
“The most important thing of all is not to oppose the crowd, but to think for yourself.” [Peter Thiel] This statement alone should give us pause, “all happy companies are different.” Because the reliance on “best practices” has never been greater. At a time when opportunity increases due to the fast rate of change, so does risk. But we can put a price on risk and learn to appreciate that it is part of the very actions we take to create new opport...
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Yep that's it maltoni I think the best idea, speaks about business and above all relax your mind from many things!

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We evolved to stretch our boundaries, including beyond our area of competence. Minsky's ideas on the configuration of the brain are still considered with skepticism.
Hailed as a pioneer of artificial intelligence, Marvin Minsky died at 88 (January 24.) Combining “a scientist's thirst for knowledge with a philosopher's quest for truth,”# Minsky was the co-founder of the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Project (later the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.) His contributions to the field of cognitive science are many. His ideas on human intelligence and thinking are still relevant. In a 1994 article titled Negat...
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I love the core message that out actions change our reality. Our decisions have intended and unintended consequences -- and they shape our future. The key is to think through the implications of this belief.
In Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull describes his thoughts on Steve Jobs with whom he worked for more than a quarter-century. He says: Perspective is so hard to capture. I worked with Steve for more than a quarter-century -- longer, I believe, than anyone else -- and I saw an arc to his life that does not accord with the one-note portraits of relentless perfectionism I've read in magazines, newspapers, and even his own authorized biography. Relentless...
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Even revolutionary ideas stem from incremental discoveries and refinement in our thinking.
Our world is not binary. When it comes to experience, we frequently if not most of the time have more than two choices as to how we go about making decisions, for example. Why it is good to reflect the reality that in life there are more than two doors in our stories, and to learn to think critically, or with our own head rather than accepting what others dish out as absolute truths. In an essay he titled The Relativity of Wrong, Isaac Asimov arg...
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strategist - design of service/product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effect on relationships + culture. 

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    linguistics
  • Villanova University
    marketing
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