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“Do Not Tell Lies about the past”

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Though he wrote the statement “Do not tell lies about the past,” he rarely mentions the past in his notes, memoir, or private journal.  No, he was firmly focused on the future in his writings. Curious about everything, his writings are one of the great treasures of his time. From the age of 30, he was a habitual journal keeper.  What we find in his journal is the random thoughts of a man who seemed to jump from one idea ...

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Curiosity

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Constant CuriosityTM.. linkage between the art and science of truth!

“I believe that the distinction between an [artist], we generally use the word artist to be visual arts of some sort, but there is very little distinction between an artist of that type and a scientist or engineer of the highest caliber.

And I have never had a distinction in my mind between those two types of people.  They, just to me, have been people who pursued different paths, but ...

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Leading Change

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I was honored this week to give the inaugural presentation to the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) across the Internet. The topic was leading through the sea of change. It is available online if you would like to listen in to what I shared.

https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p32206844/

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Gladwell on Innovation

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Gladwell began his presentation by discussing Art! Specifically, he talked about Cezanne and Picasso. Their greatest came about in very different in a ways and teaches about the human potential. Their are two types of innovators according to Gladwell:

Experimental Innovators – Cezanne – He had no bold ideas.. All of his mastery is done through doing and failing and redoing. He slowly worked over time to enhance his skills to become a master – we ...

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Trust, Web 2.0 and Influence, Social Networks Part II

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I continue to think that trust development is critical question to maximizing Web 2.0 technologies. Check out James Randerson’s article in the Guardian Unlimited. Back in September of this year, he reported on research by Will Reader at Sheffield Hallam University. If Reader is correct, and there needs to be much more research performed on how can we build trust through online networking sites. If we can not develop solutions to the ...

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