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So very true.

via +Bruce Marko
 
Remember That Knowledge & Wisdom Are NOT The Same Thing

I've known more than a few intelligent people in my life who didn't seem to have a shred of wisdom. You can be intelligent and not very smart all at the same time.

I work with a lot of people with advanced college degrees. They have Ph.D.’s and all kinds of letters after their names testifying to their vast knowledge. And yet many of them are incapable of showing good judgment in some of their life choices. These people are perfect illustrations that knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing.*

Knowledge is the accumulation of information, while wisdom is the ability to make wise decisions. Knowledge can be lost and gained over a lifetime but, once gained, wisdom stays constant. Knowledge can become outdated, and new knowledge becomes necessary. However, wisdom remains timeless.

Although the pursuit of knowledge is an admirable goal, having knowledge without wisdom is pretty close to useless. Wisdom allows us to take the knowledge we have and apply it to our circumstances and make smart choices.

A little wisdom will get us a lot further in life than a lot of knowledge. And while a classroom might be the best place to acquire knowledge, the best place to gain wisdom is through our own personal experiences. So let's start becoming more 'wise' today. 

#wisdom   #knowledge   #kurtstips  
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Would any of my fine peers be interested in helping me out with a 12 question survey about book purchasing habits?  Shouldn't take any more than 2 - 3 minutes and there's no essay questions.

 If you don't feel you have anything to add, I would appreciate a share to expand the scope and get as many replies as possible.

Any time invested in helping me is greatly appreciated!

#books #survey  
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A common misconception amongst the online community.
 
Following does not an influencer make

What makes an influencer is their ability to do precisely that, influence. It is not a large following that determines this by any stretch and it is by far our most coveted, and irrelevant, metric.

Mostly because people still feel the pull of popularity, or its perception, that we seek to drive those numbers. Also the perception of reach, the number of screens our social media content can reach, which creates the impression of importance of this singular metric.

Yet look at the percentages. If the plus count of an average post of a user with a large following is less than one percent of that following, then it bears no real impact on engagement. This is the standard I see every day.

Their are many factors that influence following which have zero to do with quality of content. So many it cannot be assumed that following is deterministic, or for that matter symptomatic, to influence.

People like the tangible, things which they can measure and weigh. Yet influence is an intangible aspect of engagement, not a metric.

It is the ability to influence the thoughts and direction of those within their sphere. The ability to teach and foster the growth of those with which they are engaged. That is influence, that is an influencer.

The pretty girl kicking out memes and selfies is not an influencer. The person who bought their following is not an influencer. Those who have gamed the system are not an influencer. These are all people with large following, yet they do not influence anything of relevance.

Some of the most relevant influencers I know, and I know a few, have followings south of ten thousand. The vast majority of those which have mattered to me have followings south of a hundred thousand.

Because if they have no influence on you, your direction, your process, the quality of your content, then are not an influencer, their popular. Do any of us remember popularity from school?

I do, and popular people had no influence on me in my youth. They were cheerleaders and athletes, they were people we wanted to be like in the ignorance of our youth if we were subject to such desire.

I was not. They didn't matter to me then and they still don't. The influencer is a person who can change the direction of our course for the better. Can teach us and help us learn and grow. It's not about numbers, it's about effect, it's about growth, it's about you.

If the first thing you consider when circling someone you might follow is their following, you are missing the boat completely. Look at their posts, look at their engagement. If what they say resonates with you, then that person is the true influencer...

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If I had a nickel...

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I came across this interesting #conversation  :: 
Einstein to Chaplin:
"What I most admire about your art is that you don't say a word and the rest of the world understands you." 
Chaplin answered:
"It's true, but your glory is even greater. The whole world admires you, even though they don't understand a word of what you say!"

Whether this conversation really happened or not, the dialogue is worth sharing!

#charliechaplin   #alberteinstein   #conversation   #admiration  
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I didn't know some of these.

1. Create a new Google Account using your existing email address. The regular sign-up process uses your @gmail.com address as your Google account username but with this special URL, you can use any other email address as your username. (https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail)
Which website has access to my Google account? What does Google know about me? Where can I see ads that I've clicked on Google search?
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According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. - Plato
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The person ahead of you is just as tired. The one who gives up last will come first. 
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