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Understand the Yin and Yang of the Truly Creative Mind

by: Idris Mootee

My first blog post last year was “Your New Year Resolution-Unlock Your Creative Mind”, so I decided to start this year with another post on the “creative” mind. There are lots of myths around what is the "creative class" and how they are often associated with jobs linked to design which is absolutely not the case. You can be very creative but never trained in any design discipline.

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The Human Feed: How Twitter & Networks Filter Signal From Noise

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The Way Things Spread (the Opposite of What Gladwell Suggests)

by: Scott Goodson

The word is Mark Earls is Malcolm Gladwell on Speed. Last year, he wrote a book called "Herd: How to Change Mass Behavior by Harnessing Our True Nature" available here.

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Guy Kawasaki - Goodson Does Lunchtime Chats

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Fat and Happiness Are Social

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The Expertise of Experts

by: David Armano

I've been called an expert. An expert blogger, an expert "social media" person—whatever that is. An expert in user/consumer/customer experience or "Web 2.0". If the "expert" label gets thrown my way, I don't give it much thought. It's just a label that helps people wrap their heads around something abstract to make it more concrete. Sometimes we need to categorize in order to make sense of things.

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Learn to Master the Four Patterns of Thinking to Unleash Your Mind to Perform on the Next Level

by: Idris Mootee

Who are you? You probably have some ideas of how your mind works. Do you? A designer with a strategic mind? An artist with a business mind? A strategist with an engineer mind? An cosmetic surgeon with an artist mind? Are you a marketer with ADD? Are you a designer with a cook's mind? Are you a politician with the mind of a criminal?

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Brands & People

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Designer Salvation

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

(note: this is part 4 in this week's 5-part series on the brandification of our lives) 

Lots of people shop for religion, and some even get their salvation custom-designed. It didn't used to be this way. 

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Bridging the Social Divide

by: David Armano

Over the weekend I had a flash of clarity while listening to a podcast from Jeremiah Owyang about companies trying to gain a significant a foothold in "Social Marketing". There was one particular moment that crystallized things for me.

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