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The Third Age of credit

Original Post: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/16/the-third-age-of-credit/?sr_share=twitter Author: Nik Milanovic Society is beginning to wake up to a tremendous shift in one of the most fundamental underpinnings to how we live our lives: the credit system. Even though it’s not commonly known, credit infrastructure has existed about as long as civilization itself. In one way or another, credit systems have always formalized the one essential basis for…
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4 predictions for the future of work

Original Post: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/predictions-for-freelance-work-education Author: Stephane KasrielCEO, Upwork   I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, I care about our future. As CEO of freelancing website Upwork, I am…
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“Speed” is the new “Scale”

Those quickest to act will win. Click below link to read more on “why speed is the new scale” https://www.bcg.com/publications/2018/digital-common-sense-speed-new-scale.aspx

The Art of Active Listening

Original Post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/art-active-listening-glenna-fulks/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3Bu47Sh%2FgOTu%2BSCqIkRUMu%2FQ%3D%3D Author: Glenna Fulks It’s absolutely true, listening is an art. And sadly, it has become a lost art. Few actually do it well. It would seem to be a pretty simple concept, but there are several deterrents that get in the way. Many of us are guilty of starting a conversation and putting a thought or question…
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How to handle difficult customers on social media

Original Post: https://considerthisuk.co.uk/news/how-to-handle-difficult-customers-on-social-media Difficult customers can tarnish the reputation of an otherwise reputable business. However, you can learn to turn each situation into a positive one. It’s important to showcase the exceptional level of customer service your business provides. Creating this on social media platforms helps to promote your brand and show the world that…
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Why you procrastinate, according to a psychologist

Original Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/why-you-procrastinate-according-to-a-psychologist?utm_content=bufferb2574&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Author: Chris WellerIdeas Reporter, Business Insider Don’t blame your lack of will power or poor time management skills for your inability to get stuff done. According to psychologist Tim Pychyl, a leading expert on procrastination from Carleton University, the fickle habit goes much, much deeper. At its heart, Pychyl tells Business Insider, procrastination is an emotional…
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Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

Original Post https://medium.com/the-global-future-of-work/there-is-something-extraordinary-happening-10492495c715 By Gustavo Tanaka   Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything…
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These are the habits that mentally strong people rely on

Original Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/habits-to-help-you-develop-mental-strength/ Author: Travis Bradberry President, TalentSmart Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical, mental, and social challenges that are designed to test candidates’…
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HOW TO SUPPORT SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING IN A LEARNING ORGANISATION

Original Link https://3starlearningexperiences.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/how-to-support-self-directed-learning-in-a-learning-organisation/ By: Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner Employees must constantly learn, improve, and adapt to economic, societal and technological changes in order to not become obsolete – mostly because where they work continually change their work practices in order to be more productive and/or competitive. This learning can be formal, non-formal or informal (see for example Van…
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The Next Generation of Jobs Wont Be Made Up Of Professions

Original Link http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170424-the-next-generation-of-jobs-wont-be-made-up-of-professions Author:  Alina Dizik,  24 April 2017 To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik. When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on helping his…
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