• 4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

    In 2009, J D Wetherspoon, a chain of more than 800 pubs in the UK, was facing declining sales. Demand for beer had been down for five years. In addition, pricing pressure from super market chains was intense, and higher alcohol taxes further squeezed its already tight margins. What would you say is the company's real business problem? Most people see it as a sales problem and recommend better marketing and promotion. But this reflex may be wrong. In Wetherspoon's case, the company examined the problem more deeply, looked at data, and framed the situation from multiple angles. In the end, they found the real problem: A subtle but profound shift in consumer preferences.  As a result, the chain responded with much bolder actions, transforming all its pubs into family friendly cafes during...

    published: 03 Feb 2012
  • The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated s...

    published: 26 Apr 2016
  • Too Smart For Your Own Good??? | Creatives, Intellectuals, Thinkers, etc.

    http://dotheknowledge.com | Get the full song HERE: http://dotheknowledge.com/transcend/too-analytical Here's a short rhyme I put together which explores the inner-conflicts that come with being a hyper-creative, artistic thinker (or anyone of a similarly intellectual disposition) - remember to take pride in your penchant for creativity and your fundamental nature as an intellectual person - that's where your individuality. LYRICS ------------- "Too Analytical" Too analytical.... I think I'm tripping, cause I'm Too analytical.... I got knowledge, but it's / Too analytical.... so is it good, that I'm / Too analytical.....too analytical... Too analytical.... I must be bugging, cause I'm / Too analytical.... I drop science, but I'm / Too analytical.... so is it even good, that I...

    published: 07 Jan 2014
  • What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

    What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find close...

    published: 25 Jan 2016
  • Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

    Get the book: http://amzn.to/U2MRGI TWEET VIDEO - http://clicktotweet.com/SIfb3 Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Gregory Brown http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Further Reading -- 1) Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Khaneman 2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11120344 3) http://bit.ly/UGmTG...

    published: 31 Jan 2013
  • 5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. Lesson by Samantha Agoos, animation by Nick Hilditch.

    published: 15 Mar 2016
  • To all "Analytical Thinkers".

    Marshall Meditation Method is now LIVE! Only available until December 9th with exclusive bonuses. Click HERE for full course details. http://thenaturallifestyles.com/product-inquiry/ ✩ Website: http://www.thenaturallifestyles.com ✩ Instagram: http://instagr.am/thenaturallifestyles ✩ Facebook: http://facebook.com/thenaturallifestyles

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • The first secret of great design | Tony Fadell

    As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_fadell_the_first_secret_of_design_is_noticing Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.co...

    published: 03 Jun 2015
  • Howard Schultz: 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

    Subscribe to Inc.'s channel, click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/incmagazine?sub_confirmation=1 In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it's time for you to "be strategic."  Whatever that means. If you find yourself resisting "being strategic," because it sounds like a fast track to irrelevance, or vaguely like an excuse to slack off, you're not alone. Every leader's temptation is to deal with what's directly in front, because it always seems more urgent and concrete. Unfortunately, if you do that, you put your company at risk. While you concentrate on steering around potholes, you'll miss windfall opportunities, not t...

    published: 09 Apr 2012
  • Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

    Communication is critical to success in business and life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to give your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful about needing to provide critical feedback in the moment? You are not alone! Learn and practice techniques that will help you speak spontaneously with greater confidence and clarity, regardless of content and context. Recorded on October 25, 2014, in collaboration with the Stanford Alumni Association as part of Stanford Reunion Homecoming and the Graduate School of Business Fall Reunion/Alumni Weekend. Speaker: Matt Abrahams, ’91 Matt Abrahams is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching strategic communication; he also teaches public speaking in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.

    published: 04 Dec 2014
  • WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

    One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward. Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ec...

    published: 17 Sep 2010
  • Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

    Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers - Learn Business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj28JbQs05A&list=SPX6DRnWZs6BEtC6I1PVCTek6S8cTHgFxb&index=0 Slow down. Insist on multiple problem definitions before moving towards a choice. This doesn't need to be a time consuming process Break from the pack. Actively work to buck conventional wisdom when facing new challenges or slowly deteriorating situations. Encourage disagreement. Debate can foster insight, provided the conflict is among ideas and not among people. How to Earn Extra Income for Housewives : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDNIVF7Pgh8BDfBM6Dsu2wQ Engage with mavericks. Find credible mavericks, those lonely voices in the wilderness who many dismiss, and then engage with them. It is not enough to simply be comfortable with disagreeme...

    published: 09 Dec 2013
  • Creative thinking - how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma

    This video is filmed and edited by Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO www.uninettunouniversity.net. Corazza is a full-time professor at the Alma Mater Studiorum at the University of Bologna, a member of the Executive Council, and the founder of the Marconi Institute of Creativity. He teaches science and the applications of creative thinking. Why/Which/How/Where/What/When/Experiment. A quick jump out of the box is more insight ful than a lifetime of standard thinking. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are brande...

    published: 11 Mar 2014
  • 18 Great Books You Probably Haven't Read

    In which John shares 18 of his favorite books that aren't wildly popular bestsellers. CLICK SHOW MORE TO GET THE BOOKS: 1. This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own by Jonathan Rendall: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/088001685X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=088001685X&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20 2. One of Us by Alice Dreger: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0674018257/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0674018257&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 3. Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312274920/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0312274920&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20 4. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff: http://www...

    published: 18 Feb 2014
  • How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2

    Before we dive into the big questions of philosophy, you need to know how to argue properly. We’ll start with an overview of philosophical reasoning and breakdown of how deductive arguments work (and sometimes don’t work). -- Images and video via VideoBlocks or Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons by 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... -- Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Crash Course Philosophy is sponsored by Squarespace. http://www.squarespace.com/crashcourse -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC... Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://www.patre...

    published: 16 Feb 2016
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    published: 03 May 2016
  • Career Ideas for Analytical Thinkers : Career Counseling

    Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Ehow Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/Ehow If you're an analytical thinker, certain career paths seem tailor made for someone of your type. Get career ideas for analytical thinkers with help from an experienced career counselor in this free video clip. Expert: Karen Chopra Contact: www.chopracareers.com/ Bio: Karen Chopra is the go-to person for career counseling. She inaugurated the Washington Post's online "Career Coach" feature and developed her own counseling model, Integrative Career Counseling (ICC). Filmmaker: Angela Cheatham Series Description: Starting your new career may be nerve-wracking, but you should always try to look at it as a bold first step in an exciting new direction. Get advice on how to start yo...

    published: 26 Oct 2012
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4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

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In 2009, J D Wetherspoon, a chain of more than 800 pubs in the UK, was facing declining sales. Demand for beer had been down for five years. In addition, pricing pressure from super market chains was intense, and higher alcohol taxes further squeezed its already tight margins. What would you say is the company's real business problem? Most people see it as a sales problem and recommend better marketing and promotion. But this reflex may be wrong. In Wetherspoon's case, the company examined the problem more deeply, looked at data, and framed the situation from multiple angles. In the end, they found the real problem: A subtle but profound shift in consumer preferences.  As a result, the chain responded with much bolder actions, transforming all its pubs into family friendly cafes during day hours.  The strategy worked. Wetherspoon saw its earnings per share jump by 7.1 percent in the first year. Two years after this frame shift (2011), it has maintained its earnings per share and, with the investment in this new strategy, its free cash flow is up 12.9 percent. Exploring multiple problem framings, by zooming out rather than in, gets you to the root of issues and more creative solutions.  If you fail to do this, you risk solving the wrong problem. Ironically, the more experience you have, the harder it will to break from conventional mindsets. Leading companies often get stuck in old business models. Kodak engineers developed an early version of the digital camera, while the rest of the company remained focused on chemical film processing. Microsoft executives doubted the value of online search as a revenue model. Barnes and Noble seemed convinced that people would always want a physical book in their hand. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman attributes shallow framing to people substituting easy questions for hard ones. We often miss the crux of the issue by drawing imaginary connections between what we see and what we expect to see. As our own book Winning Decisions explains, the essence of critical thinking is to slow down this process, learn how to reframe problems, see beyond the familiar and focus on what is unique in any important decision situation. Here are four ways to hone these critical thinking skills: 1. Slow down.  Insist on multiple problem definitions before moving towards a choice. This doesn't need to be a time consuming process -- just ask yourself or the group, "How else might we define this problem -- what's the core issue here?" This should become a standard part of every project scoping conversation you have, especially when the issue is new or complex. 2. Break from the pack. Actively work to buck conventional wisdom when facing new challenges or slowly deteriorating situations. Don't settle for incremental thinking. Design ways to test deep held assumptions about your market. Of course, different is not always better so seek to understand the wisdom inherent in conventional wisdom as well as its blind spots. 3. Encourage disagreement. Debate can foster insight, provided the conflict is among ideas and not among people.  Increasingly, we live in a world where people can choose to interact only with those who agree with them, through Facebook friends, favorite news sources, or our social cliques. To escape from these cocoons and echo chambers, approach alternative views with an open mind. Don't become a prisoner of your own myopic mental model. 4. Engage with mavericks. Find credible mavericks, those lonely voices in the wilderness who many dismiss, and then engage with them. It is not enough to simply be comfortable with disagreement when it happens to occur.  Critical thinkers seek out those who truly see the world differently and try hard to understand why. Often you will still disagree with these mavericks, but at times they will reframe your own thinking for the better. This article was co-authored with John Austin and is second of in a series examining the key components of strategic aptitude: anticipating, thinking critically, interpreting, deciding, aligning, learning. For an overview of all six skills see 6 Habits of Strategic Thinkers.
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The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Too Smart For Your Own Good??? | Creatives, Intellectuals, Thinkers, etc.

Too Smart For Your Own Good??? | Creatives, Intellectuals, Thinkers, etc.

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http://dotheknowledge.com | Get the full song HERE: http://dotheknowledge.com/transcend/too-analytical Here's a short rhyme I put together which explores the inner-conflicts that come with being a hyper-creative, artistic thinker (or anyone of a similarly intellectual disposition) - remember to take pride in your penchant for creativity and your fundamental nature as an intellectual person - that's where your individuality. LYRICS ------------- "Too Analytical" Too analytical.... I think I'm tripping, cause I'm Too analytical.... I got knowledge, but it's / Too analytical.... so is it good, that I'm / Too analytical.....too analytical... Too analytical.... I must be bugging, cause I'm / Too analytical.... I drop science, but I'm / Too analytical.... so is it even good, that I'm Too analytical.....too analytical... Do I take action? Or rather am I trapped in / A bad habit of over-intellectual distraction ? / I contemplate well, but is my contemplation a jail / Or can contemplation prevail ? / Is there a career where mental-pioneers share ? / Am I near part of the sphere ruled by ideas ? / Am I too analytical and should I calm down ? / Or end the self-ridicule and treat it like a crown ? / Cause my 7th Chakra...and my pineal gland's hotter / Than a lot of hip-hoppers who's yada-yada means nada! / I drop it proper: kicking logic like it's soccer / But not unstoppable when locked in philosophic-drama. / Where my talent and my hindrance are both the same / You'll find my life's arch-nemesis inside my brain. / I said my talent and my hindrance...they both the same / My life's arch-nemesis? Inside my brain (because I'm). / Too analytical.... I think I'm tripping cause I'm Too analytical.... I got knowledge but I'm / Too analytical.... so is it good that I'm / Too analytical....too analytical... Too analytical.... I must be bugging cause I'm / Too analytical.... I drop science but I'm / Too analytical.... so is it even good that I'm Too analytical.....too analytical... (Too analytical) When I design my rhymes, I think I'm / (Too analytical) When spitting lines to dimes, I'm probably / (Too analytical) I love my intelligent mind, but I'm / (Too analytical) I guess I'll develop in time, since I'm / (Too analytical) With the arguments I'm having, I be / (Too analytical) Before I even take action, I get / (Too analytical) I must be bugging out, cause I'm / Too analytical.... too analytical / Too analytical..." ~ fin credits
https://wn.com/Too_Smart_For_Your_Own_Good_|_Creatives,_Intellectuals,_Thinkers,_Etc.
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

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  • Updated: 31 Jan 2013
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Get the book: http://amzn.to/U2MRGI TWEET VIDEO - http://clicktotweet.com/SIfb3 Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Gregory Brown http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Further Reading -- 1) Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Khaneman 2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11120344 3) http://bit.ly/UGmTGY
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5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos

5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. Lesson by Samantha Agoos, animation by Nick Hilditch.
https://wn.com/5_Tips_To_Improve_Your_Critical_Thinking_Samantha_Agoos
To all "Analytical Thinkers".

To all "Analytical Thinkers".

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Marshall Meditation Method is now LIVE! Only available until December 9th with exclusive bonuses. Click HERE for full course details. http://thenaturallifestyles.com/product-inquiry/ ✩ Website: http://www.thenaturallifestyles.com ✩ Instagram: http://instagr.am/thenaturallifestyles ✩ Facebook: http://facebook.com/thenaturallifestyles
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The first secret of great design | Tony Fadell

The first secret of great design | Tony Fadell

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As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_fadell_the_first_secret_of_design_is_noticing Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Howard Schultz: 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

Howard Schultz: 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Inc. Magazine

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Subscribe to Inc.'s channel, click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/incmagazine?sub_confirmation=1 In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it's time for you to "be strategic."  Whatever that means. If you find yourself resisting "being strategic," because it sounds like a fast track to irrelevance, or vaguely like an excuse to slack off, you're not alone. Every leader's temptation is to deal with what's directly in front, because it always seems more urgent and concrete. Unfortunately, if you do that, you put your company at risk. While you concentrate on steering around potholes, you'll miss windfall opportunities, not to mention any signals that the road you're on is leading off a cliff. This is a tough job, make no mistake. "We need strategic leaders!" is a pretty constant refrain at every company, large and small. One reason the job is so tough: no one really understands what it entails. It's hard to be a strategic leader if you don't know what strategic leaders are supposed to do. After two decades of advising organizations large and small, my colleagues and I have formed a clear idea of what's required of you in this role. Adaptive strategic leaders — the kind who thrive in today's uncertain environment -- do six things well: Anticipate  Most of the focus at most companies is on what's directly ahead. The leaders lack "peripheral vision." This can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. To anticipate well, you must: Look for game-changing information at the periphery of your industry Search beyond the current boundaries of your business Build wide external networks to help you scan the horizon better Think Critically "Conventional wisdom" opens you to fewer raised eyebrows and second guessing. But if you swallow every management fad, herdlike belief, and safe opinion at face value, your company loses all competitive advantage. Critical thinkers question everything. To master this skill you must force yourself to: Reframe problems to get to the bottom of things, in terms of root causes Challenge current beliefs and mindsets, including your own Uncover hypocrisy, manipulation, and bias in organizational decisions Interpret  Ambiguity is unsettling. Faced with it, the temptation is to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution.  A good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. To get good at this, you have to: Seek patterns in multiple sources of data Encourage others to do the same Question prevailing assumptions and test multiple hypotheses simultaneously Decide Many leaders fall prey to "analysis paralysis." You have to develop processes and enforce them, so that you arrive at a "good enough" position. To do that well, you have to: Carefully frame the decision to get to the crux of the matter Balance speed, rigor, quality and agility. Leave perfection to higher powers Take a stand even with incomplete information and amid diverse views  Align Total consensus is rare. A strategic leader must foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge.  To pull that off, you need to: Understand what drives other people's agendas, including what remains hidden Bring tough issues to the surface, even when it's uncomfortable Assess risk tolerance and follow through to build the necessary support Learn As your company grows, honest feedback is harder and harder to come by.  You have to do what you can to keep it coming. This is crucial because success and failure--especially failure--are valuable sources of organizational learning.  Here's what you need to do: Encourage and exemplify honest, rigorous debriefs to extract lessons Shift course quickly if you realize you're off track Celebrate both success and (well-intentioned) failures that provide insight Do you have what it takes? Obviously, this is a daunting list of tasks, and frankly, no one is born a black belt in all these different skills. But they can be taught and whatever gaps exist in your skill set can be filled in. I'll cover each of the aspects of strategic leadership in more detail in future columns. But for now, test your own strategic aptitude (or your company's) with the survey at www.decisionstrat.com. In the comments below, let me kno Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Inc Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inc G+: https://plus.google.com/+incmagazine/posts Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inc.-magazine
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Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

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Communication is critical to success in business and life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to give your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful about needing to provide critical feedback in the moment? You are not alone! Learn and practice techniques that will help you speak spontaneously with greater confidence and clarity, regardless of content and context. Recorded on October 25, 2014, in collaboration with the Stanford Alumni Association as part of Stanford Reunion Homecoming and the Graduate School of Business Fall Reunion/Alumni Weekend. Speaker: Matt Abrahams, ’91 Matt Abrahams is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching strategic communication; he also teaches public speaking in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.
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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

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One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward. Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines. Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great ideas. [Arabic subtitles provided by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, with support from the Stevens Initiative]
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Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

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Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers - Learn Business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj28JbQs05A&list=SPX6DRnWZs6BEtC6I1PVCTek6S8cTHgFxb&index=0 Slow down. Insist on multiple problem definitions before moving towards a choice. This doesn't need to be a time consuming process Break from the pack. Actively work to buck conventional wisdom when facing new challenges or slowly deteriorating situations. Encourage disagreement. Debate can foster insight, provided the conflict is among ideas and not among people. How to Earn Extra Income for Housewives : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDNIVF7Pgh8BDfBM6Dsu2wQ Engage with mavericks. Find credible mavericks, those lonely voices in the wilderness who many dismiss, and then engage with them. It is not enough to simply be comfortable with disagreement when it happens to occur. How to Generate Money Online: http://youtu.be/svAXQfxwGrA Music: Locally Sourced - free Background Music - YouTube Creators Tools - audio library - YouTube Partner dashboard.
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Creative thinking - how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma

Creative thinking - how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma

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This video is filmed and edited by Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO www.uninettunouniversity.net. Corazza is a full-time professor at the Alma Mater Studiorum at the University of Bologna, a member of the Executive Council, and the founder of the Marconi Institute of Creativity. He teaches science and the applications of creative thinking. Why/Which/How/Where/What/When/Experiment. A quick jump out of the box is more insight ful than a lifetime of standard thinking. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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18 Great Books You Probably Haven't Read

18 Great Books You Probably Haven't Read

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In which John shares 18 of his favorite books that aren't wildly popular bestsellers. CLICK SHOW MORE TO GET THE BOOKS: 1. This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own by Jonathan Rendall: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/088001685X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=088001685X&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20 2. One of Us by Alice Dreger: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0674018257/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0674018257&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 3. Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312274920/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0312274920&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20 4. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U898X4/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003U898X4&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 5. Thirsty by MT Anderson: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763638951/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0763638951&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 6. Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763627968/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0763627968&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 7. Fly on the Wall by E Lockhart: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385732821/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0385732821&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 8. The Untelling by Tayari Jones: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446694568/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0446694568&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 9. The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081090960X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=081090960X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 10. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399237496/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399237496&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 11. The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486421201/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0486421201&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 12. Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312422199/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0312422199&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 13. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679728899/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0679728899&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 14. This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Q75K6Q/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005Q75K6Q&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 15. Kendra by Coe Booth: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0439925371/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0439925371&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 16. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067972883X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=067972883X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 17. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone: The Carter Family and their Legacy in American Music: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/074324382X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=074324382X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 18. The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0803215916/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0803215916&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20 WILL YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE FROM YOUR PANTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbvbEMSLKpI
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How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2

How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2

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Before we dive into the big questions of philosophy, you need to know how to argue properly. We’ll start with an overview of philosophical reasoning and breakdown of how deductive arguments work (and sometimes don’t work). -- Images and video via VideoBlocks or Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons by 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... -- Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Crash Course Philosophy is sponsored by Squarespace. http://www.squarespace.com/crashcourse -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC... Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Dr  Ivan Sertima   Great Black Thinkers

Dr Ivan Sertima Great Black Thinkers

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Career Ideas for Analytical Thinkers : Career Counseling

Career Ideas for Analytical Thinkers : Career Counseling

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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Ehow Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/Ehow If you're an analytical thinker, certain career paths seem tailor made for someone of your type. Get career ideas for analytical thinkers with help from an experienced career counselor in this free video clip. Expert: Karen Chopra Contact: www.chopracareers.com/ Bio: Karen Chopra is the go-to person for career counseling. She inaugurated the Washington Post's online "Career Coach" feature and developed her own counseling model, Integrative Career Counseling (ICC). Filmmaker: Angela Cheatham Series Description: Starting your new career may be nerve-wracking, but you should always try to look at it as a bold first step in an exciting new direction. Get advice on how to start your new career with help from an experienced career counselor in this free video series.
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Critical Thinking - Use Independent Thinking To Build A Powerful Life

Critical Thinking - Use Independent Thinking To Build A Powerful Life

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Critical Thinking - How critical thinking works and how you can use it to build an amazing quality of life. The Ultimate Life Purpose Course - Create Your Dream Career: http://www.actualized.org/life-purpose-course Leo's Top 140 Self Help Books http://www.actualized.org/books Full Video Transcript Here: http://www.actualized.org/articles/critical-thinking Video Summary: In this age of information, we are literally awash in it, much of it crafted to achieve a a purpose counter to that of the reader. There's no shortage of information. In fact, we have derived an acronym for it: TMI. Our shortage is in techniques to decide what to believe. Critical thinking is a fundamental tool for steering one's life. No one has achieved great success without possessing the skill of critical thinking -- thinking independently. Artists, philosophers and inventors derive many of their ideas by questioning the established norms. While employers may lump critical thinking under the general category of "problem solving," it's much more survival-oriented. It encompasses far more than mere information gathering, which is clearly part of the first step. It also includes knowing where to look and continuing the search without prejudice about what we may find. Analyzing the accumulated information requires thoughtful consideration of the voracity of the information and what we believe to be true in our life, not necessarily in someone else's. Learn how to become a critical thinker who is open-minded and curious. Cultivate the skill of critical thinking, a true source of wisdom. Ask questions to probe to the core of the issue. Then derive your own answers.
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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time. For more from Tim Urban, visit Wait But Why: http://www.waitbutwhy.com/ TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD...
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Good thinkers

Good thinkers

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How To Have Better Creative Thinking

How To Have Better Creative Thinking

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This educational resource is a extremely helpful time-saver that will enable you to get good at creative thinking get ideas and inspiration, writing a book, screenwriting. Watch our tutorial on How To Have Better Creative Thinking from one of Videojug's professionals. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=videojug Check Out Our Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/videojug Like Us On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/videojug Follow Us On Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/videojug Watch This and Other Related films here: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-improve-your-creative-thinking
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For good thinkers

For good thinkers

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Transgender Community in Pakistan, a short documentary by Good Thinkers Organization Pakistan

Transgender Community in Pakistan, a short documentary by Good Thinkers Organization Pakistan

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Transgender Community facing violence and hate in Pakistan
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Bad Thinkers and Good Thinkers: Spengler and Wittgenstein

Bad Thinkers and Good Thinkers: Spengler and Wittgenstein

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