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Alphonse MacDonald
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[From your instagram feed, you can follow my daily pictorial journey here: http://goo.gl/PFVewb]

Your brand values are everywhere, especially in little nooks and crannies.  This is a great example.

It makes you smile. It makes you love the brand a bit more. But, most of all, it really delights you that there is someone at this company that cares so much.

Almost all companies fail at this (except one famous one). The price of always wanting to scale, to be big, to be efficient. Sad.

But, let's rejoice at the examples we can find!

#branding #marketing #values #surpriseanddelight
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A must read for anyone engaged in or with science
The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of resear...
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Live Now: President Obama Addresses The National Academy of Sciences

Today, Monday, April 29th at 11 AM EST, President Barack Obama will address the National Academy of Sciences to celebrate our 150th anniversary. Visit www.nap.edu/obama at 11 AM to view the President’s speech live.
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I do not usually ask my friends to sign petitions but this one is worthwhile. It is a petition asking the Nobel foundation to honor Malala Yusufazai the 14 year old year who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban because of her courageous campaign to draw attention to their attempts to deny girls education.
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Tonight, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will #debate  domestic policy for a national audience. What will they have to say on education--in particular, #STEM  education?

Last month, both candidates submitted their answers to ScienceDebate.org. We've published a range of books--all free to download--on the importance of science education for the nation's future.

Before tonight's debate, have a look at some of our reports on Education, check out the candidates' ScienceDebate answers, and be a better-informed viewer (and voter!).

http://notes.nap.edu/2012/10/03/science-debate-2012-education/
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Love the Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum. Always a good time, but man is it expensive for a "free" museum!

http://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/
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This was a fun project to work on and the outcome was superb.
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Richard Alley tells the little-known story of how Lincoln and his advisors founded the National Academy of Sciences to address scientific problems during the Civil War. One of NAS's first tasks was to figure out how to keep magnetic compasses working properly on board the new "ironclad" battleships. They solved that, and successive presidents, such as Wilson and George W. Bush have turned to the Academy for impartial advice on matters of critical national significance ever since. In fact, a panel including a prominent climate skeptic endorsed the findings of the third IPCC report on human involvement in global warming. More recently still, the Academy has charted the most sustainable path towards America's Energy Future.
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Have you read Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's responses to the science questions at ScienceDebate.org?
The leading U.S. science and engineering organizations developed a list of 14 science policy questions facing the U.S. in 2012. You can read these
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  • The National Academies
    Marketing & Technology Director, present
  • Island Press
  • Conservation International
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