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Valeria Maltoni
Works at Conversation Agent - http://bit.ly/bestrategic
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Stuart Brown's research on play exposes the areas of our #culture most in need of “play hygiene”
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” [Plato] Stuart Brown says play is more than just fun. In Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul he says: “[...] work that is devoid of play is either boring or a grind. We can get pretty far through sheer willpower, and some people have prodigious powers of perfectionism, self-denial, and suffering. Ultimately, though,...
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Learning the difference between anecdote and #story - very powerful.
How do you go about it? I can tell you that it's a long process and takes a lot of work. Because of one key element your story needs to have to be valuable -- human context. Tomorrow we will take the stage and #dareconfUSA and tell our stories. Mine was a defining moment in the arc of my life and the story arc will convey how much that decision has changed me from that point forward. Stories without a turning point are just anecdotes. Peter Aguer...
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Liu Bolin and his art of blending takes me back to elementary school. We had an #art   teacher of gave us as assignment to continue the image in a postcard -- she distributed various landscapes to us, which we glued to a big white cardboard. Our tools: brushes and paints. I loved that assignment!
In September 2010 I received a package with a personalized note on crisp executive format paper from Mountain View, California. A place I have (still) never visited. The note was signed Nancy. It said: “Dear Valeria, I'm exited to send you a hot-off-the-press copy of Resonate. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Hopefully we can change the world one presentation at a time!” Changing the world is hard. That is something I know, ma...
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How did we get here? +Barry Ritholtz provides some thoughts #business  
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When we become better at spotting cultural biases in our stories, we improve our ability to expand options.
“You have no idea how much work goes into being as good as Maryl is or for making it look as effortless as she makes it look,” says Nora Ephron who highly recommends having Meryl Streep play you at the AFI awards. The audience seems to agree. Meryl Streep is highly relatable whether she's playing Julia Child, Karen Silkwood, Miranda Priestly, Donna Sheridan, or herself. “She's so good people don't really notice. I call her at the end of the day t...
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weekly #technology  and #business  links - happy Monday everyone.
Making Sense: Shared meals and stories are the raw material of our lives. Through them, we engage in the daily active construction of meaning and relationships. Consuming media rather than savoring it is akin to semi-processing food -- its nutrient taken out. If we want to conquer information overload, we need to treat what we read as food for the mind. When it comes to creating, the mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, and more says focus on the importanc...
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The book teaches us how to use the tools of improv comedy to communicate more openly and honestly, especially during the most difficult conversations.
In Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration The Second City Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton say that: We are at our happiest and most successful when we are working as improvisers. When we are fiercely following the elements of improvisation, we generate ideas both quickly and efficiently; we're more engaged with out coworkers; our interactions with clients become richer or more long-standing;...
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I just finished this book on Friday and really enjoyed it. Nice post. 
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We may or not may not be aware of the trade-offs we make between immediate benefit, cost, and long-term consequences, including unintended consequences - #learninghabit  
In economic terms we call them opportunity cost. They involve sacrificing something to do something else. Every day, we trade our time, attention, and resources as we go through our day. As individuals and organizations, we are reservoirs of potential energy that can be recruited to do things. How we spend our days does end up creating our lives. As Jim Loher and Tony Schwartz say in The Power of Full Engagement, a book I read a dozen years ago, ...
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weekend #technology  and #business  links
Making Sense: Rewarding patience over laziness in social experiments and weaving engineering into cartoons both lead to surprising results. The button: the fascinating social experiment driving Reddit crazy. Vox: These colored badges have created a virtual status hierarchy. Within the /r/thebutton community, lower numbers are more prestigious. Only a few people have had the patience and good luck to snag coveted yellow flair indicating a timer be...
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This question and the following one on "how to #ask" keep coming up in my circles as well - so I pulled a few ideas together.
You give me way too much credit if you think your potential customers read my blog. You misunderstand and misapply influence and you're giving away your inexperience with new media. Let's be clear, I still like you, I just find it easy to skip over your pitch. Go build your own audience. I wrote here almost five years ago. Plenty of time to build an audience. Check your “ask” -- should you be pitching me? Most of the time the answer is no. You kn...
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Hope to meet you at #dareconfUSA  on May 19 - register here https://2015.dareconf.com/usa#register
Something that can help you with discipline and to practice the right way to achieve progress reliably. Working on a project or through a step-by-step tutorial are not enough, and listening to a lecture or presentation on how to do something does not lead to mastery. What does then? Learning the techniques that people who have become experts at something used and continue to use to achieve mastery and the reason why they worked is a better method...
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business and brand strategy, digital and social integration, brand development, global experience; eCommerce, financial services, technology, media & entertainment, publishing, CPGs
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  • Conversation Agent - http://bit.ly/bestrategic
    Founder & CEO, present
    Most organizations struggle with two problems: not creating the right products or services, and not reaching the right people. We translate big “S” Strategy into action strategy using learning to build contextual understanding of your brand and its relationships, including customers and their networks and create advantage for your business. Our framework is built on observation and orientation to lead to decision and action.
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Conversation Agent | Make sense. Make do. Make it.
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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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Publisher #LearningHabit | Strategist | passionate about digital, brands, creativity, culture, languages.
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  • University of Bologna
    linguistics
  • Villanova University
    marketing
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