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A place for Charlie's Inspiration

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quotevadis:

"Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe."
— Simon Sinek, an author best known for popularizing the concept of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why”, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”’. He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning. His first TEDx Talk on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the 7th most viewed video on TED.com. His 2009 book on the same subject, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) delves into what he says is a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision-making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others.

quotevadis:

"Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe."

Simon Sinek, an author best known for popularizing the concept of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why”, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”’. He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning. His first TEDx Talk on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the 7th most viewed video on TED.com. His 2009 book on the same subject, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) delves into what he says is a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision-making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others.

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mapsontheweb:

European Countries Compared To US States By Area
JacksonRT:


Spain: 505,992 km2 Nevada and Utah: 506,238 km2
France: 640,679 km2 Montana and Wyoming: 634,174 km2
Poland: 312,679 km2 New Mexico: 314,915 km2
Greece: 131,957 km2 Louisiana: 134,264 km2
United Kingdom: 243,610 km2 Illinois and Indiana: 244,319 km2
Germany: 357,021 km2 North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware: 351,509 km2
Italy: 301,338 km2 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island: 301,529 km2
Portugal: 92,212 km2 Maine: 91,646 km2



Related: USA population measured by Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK

mapsontheweb:

European Countries Compared To US States By Area

JacksonRT:

Spain: 505,992 km2 Nevada and Utah: 506,238 km2

France: 640,679 km2 Montana and Wyoming: 634,174 km2

Poland: 312,679 km2 New Mexico: 314,915 km2

Greece: 131,957 km2 Louisiana: 134,264 km2

United Kingdom: 243,610 km2 Illinois and Indiana: 244,319 km2

Germany: 357,021 km2 North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware: 351,509 km2

Italy: 301,338 km2 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island: 301,529 km2

Portugal: 92,212 km2 Maine: 91,646 km2

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The Surprising Secret To Getting Your Emails Read

fastcompany:

“Vagueness is the opposite of useful,” Geoffrey James writes for Inc. “The clearer the goal, the more convincing your e-mail will be.”

  1. Start by writing what you think you are trying to say
  2. Discover that the first few lines are wholehearted hogwash
  3. Rejoice in your determination to write something well
  4. Keep your hands on the keyboard, look for the conclusion when it appears
  5. THEN move that conclusion to the top of the message

Here are more tips. 

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murketing:


Yesterday I tagged along with Lorna, from Knits For Life (my sister!) while she installed this super awesome iphone yarn bomb on this sad looking pay phone. As you can see in the before above, the receiver is gone so this is a definite upgrade. I wanted to ask her a few questions about the idea and her process

Read it here: The Dapper Toad: iPayPhone Yarn Bomb)
I really like this, and have just lately been thinking about abandoned pay phones and booths. Who owns them, exactly?
Anyway this is a cool project. Via No Expectations.

murketing:

Yesterday I tagged along with Lorna, from Knits For Life (my sister!) while she installed this super awesome iphone yarn bomb on this sad looking pay phone. As you can see in the before above, the receiver is gone so this is a definite upgrade. I wanted to ask her a few questions about the idea and her process

Read it here: The Dapper Toad: iPayPhone Yarn Bomb)

I really like this, and have just lately been thinking about abandoned pay phones and booths. Who owns them, exactly?

Anyway this is a cool project. Via No Expectations.

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fastcompany:

How It Feels To Use Google Glass

Today, Google shared their first, practical vision for Glass’s HUD. If there’s one mantra, it’s transparency. Aside from videos and photos, every bit of the interface focuses on clarity, from the use of what must be the sveltest font possible, to contrasting that font against the lightest matte possible.