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David Amerland
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Author, Speaker, Analyst.
Author, Speaker, Analyst.

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Think Like a Ninja

The fluidity of unarmed combat provides neuroscience with the perfect scenario to analyze in order to better understand what goes on inside the brain when decision-making under such extreme pressure, is required.
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"...How You Made Them Feel"

+Gina Fiedel's additions to this put it into stratospheric orbit.
It's Easier & Means More Than You Might Think

Don't hold yourself back from the small gestures. Go that extra little step and make a difference in someone's day. You often won't ever get to know how much what you said or what you did meant to someone, but they pretty much always mean more than you might think.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

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Make a Difference
Make a Difference
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Crazy Time

I've been quiet the last few days as I am buried in a project plus I have some hectic local travel to contend with. I will be coming up for air and many goodies very shortly. in the meantime it's been the kind of day when during a break I thought to myself I could just totally unplug from the world and spend the rest of my life speaking Westie. ;) Hope your Tuesday is way better than mine.
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Writing for Voice

Can you write for voice search? Our educated contention is that yes, you can. We shall be examining how, why and yes, even what. :)
Write for the One Answer Challenge in Voice Search

October 4. Register now http://bit.ly/OneAnswerWrite

Brief presentation from me and lively discussion with +David Amerland +Teodora Petkova +Omi Sido. Join us!
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I Just Crossed the Border

Join me in becoming a citizen of #thegood country: https://goodcountry.org/

There are 750 million of us. Just one collective baby step could change the globe. Video here: http://bit.ly/2D52gCP
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Even five minutes a day can make a massive difference to your fitness. The science behind it all is here: https://darebee.com/fitness/mini-workouts-science.html
Epic Five is a NEW five-minute a day no-equipment fitness program by DAREBEE
#darebee #fitness #exercise
Epic Five
Epic Five
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Try Your Hand at The Game of Search

My superpowers this weekend know no bounds! ;) See how far you get with SEMrush's game of search: http://bit.ly/2CYaYTv
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Choices

It turns out that L. P. Hartley (http://bit.ly/2D0ovtA) was right. The past is indeed a foreign country and they do, do things differently there. (http://bit.ly/2D0oPsi). In my youth superheroes were an expression of our hope that the better angels of our nature would always find some way to save us from ourselves (http://bit.ly/2NgfKAh).

Unsurprisingly perhaps I have written about superheroes and superhero culture before (http://bit.ly/2Nd7IZ0) Quite a lot as it turns out: http://bit.ly/2Nhdl8H, using the trope to both reveal hidden aspects of myself and to ask some obvious questions: http://bit.ly/2NiPhSU.

The birth of superhero culture was an ideation reflective of specific values (http://bit.ly/2NeHe9v) that were an expression of a nation’s aspiration to lead all other nations. As +Bruce Marko says they became a vehicle through which we actively sought to realize our own potential (http://bit.ly/2Nd5wAV). In looking at how (and why) superheroes were born we can also find parallels in other forms of human activity, like brand building: http://bit.ly/2Ne76m2 and business (http://bit.ly/2Nj9qbm).

That superheroes inspire us still is self-evident (http://bit.ly/2NiQ2LK). We secretly ask ourselves “what if” questions (http://bit.ly/2Ne7jpk) and, conveniently perhaps, gloss over some of the more glaring problems associated with the concept: http://bit.ly/2NfdCZV. We think there is (possibly) a superhero inside ourselves (http://bit.ly/2Ngf7XC) and ignore, perhaps, the fact that the superhero narrative is now changing: http://bit.ly/2Ni7yQ0. Superheroes themselves, as +Gideon Rosenblatt points out are being reinvented for a new century: http://bit.ly/2NeIEAR (maybe: http://bit.ly/2D2XLZu).

A superhero generator (http://bit.ly/2D2XOVa) often becomes the jumping-off point for some deeper thinking (try the generator to see what I mean). And while the connections with marketing are quite evident (http://bit.ly/2D3lF7o) it’s in popular culture that we find some of the more amusing instances: http://bit.ly/2D3mME6.

Yet superheroes present a deeper paradox: http://bit.ly/2D0pdHg. Their very existence, the need for them is an acknowledgment and a compromise. An acknowledgement that we have failed to achieve what we want and the compromise we must now make to get where we need to with the outside intervention of someone who is not bound by our own cultural, moral and social principles. Despite the potential for a good outcome here this is a devil’s bargain (http://bit.ly/2D1GMqE) with all the potential to backfire.

In the world we live in now, with the knowledge we have and the growing awareness we can both indulge in a little of speculative fun when we analyze just how different would the neuronal characteristics would certain super heroes have as they changed (http://bit.ly/2CZW279) and trying to imagine the actual process of becoming one: http://bit.ly/2D2VnlH.

Clearly, anything that takes place inside our heads has the potential to change us: http://bit.ly/2D3c2FB. And even as we scientifically explore the possible (http://bit.ly/2CZWTVp) we are also cognizant of where the true superpowers lie: http://bit.ly/2D3om90. Our ability to use what we have to perform extraordinary feats http://bit.ly/2Bt8sAa suggests that we have the potential to be our own saviors.

The grip superheroes have on our imagination (and passion) has not weakened (http://bit.ly/2D2zHWM). If anything it’s only getting more heated (http://bit.ly/2D1fKQ1) and, maybe, complicated: http://bit.ly/2D0h2L3. What’s certain is that unless we learn to fully take responsibility for our world (https://amzn.to/2D2zX8c) we shall continue to long for saviors outside ourselves to come and save us.

I know your superpowers of detection have enabled you to discover all the coffee supplies you needed and all the sweets you can safely consume so now you’re facing a full pot of coffee accompanied by croissants, cookies, donuts and chocolate cake. Have an awesome Sunday, wherever you are.
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Paint Me A Picture

New moon captured a few days ago when the sky was relatively clear and it was still very warm. Settigs as follows: f/5.6, ISO-250 85mm focal length on a 105mm zoom, 1/5sec exposure time on shutter.
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This is Sparta!

OK, ok, settle down. Not quite the 300 and you know, you gotta innovate somehow. It is Saturday, after all and this happened. Yeah.
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