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Handy Links [Feb - March 2015]

A list of links found during February & March 2015. You are invited to add to it.
42 Things to Tweet When You're COMPLETELY Out of Ideas
Feeling content fried? Out of ideas? Don't know what to tweet? Sometimes businesses feel clueless about what to post on Twitter. In this article, I'll give you 42 vetted ideas for the next time you have no idea what to tweet.
The Productivityist Podcast: Built Unstoppable w/ Justin Levy
This week on the podcast, I spend time with Justin Levy. I've known Justin for a few years now (although we only first met in person last year), and the story that has unfolded for him in the past few months has been very inspiring.
NonProfit Times (@nonprofittimes)
The Leading Business Publication for #Nonprofit Management. #News, Special Reports, Jobs, and Expert Advice for the Nonprofit Sector. RTs are not endorsements.
Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling
You've hit your limit of 5 free articles as an anonymous user this month.
Managers | Year Book | CMI
Held with the British Library, the Management Book of the Year competition aims to celebrate the best of management books in the UK. Find out more!
Speaking Openly in Business
Most businesses shudder at the thought of creating a space or culture where employees and stakeholders can speak openly without fear of being fired or ostracized. And it's not just leadership that stands in the way of encouraging an open culture, no it's our society as well.
Podcast #5 - Return on Relationship
Ted Rubin, Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Author discuses the concept of return on relationship in the collaborative economy.
The Science of Breaks at Work: Change Your Thinking About Downtime
I know you don't want to take a break right now. Why? Because you're too busy. This post is probably one of more than a few tabs you have open on your browser or phone. Your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.
JustUnfollow - Grow on Instagram and Twitter
Thinking who unfollowed me on twitter and instagram? Instagram and Twitter business tools. Easily increase your followers and unfollow unwanted twitter users.
A remedy for your health-related questions: health info in the Knowledge Graph
Think of the last time you searched on Google for health information. Maybe you heard a news story about gluten-free diets and pulled up the Google app to ask, "What is celiac disease?" Maybe a co-worker shook your hand and later found out she had pink eye, so you looked up "pink eye" to see whether it's contagious.
Episode 011: Customer Service Greatness, Mafia Hairdresser, and Not Tipping
Should We Emulate the Service Greats? An Interview With Jon-David aka Mafia Hairdresser People Who Don't Tip Jeannie and Adam discuss the service greats and if others should emulate them. Jeannie says this kind of imitation can be a false way to present your organization.
Europe's mentor gap: Hey, tech founders, it's time to give back
For years, we have compared and contrasted parts of Europe with Silicon Valley. "Is Berlin the next Valley?" "Is London catching up with San Francisco?" All of our European tech hubs have come along in leaps and bounds in the last few years.
The Entrepreneurial Guide to Making Time for Fitness
Become the CEO of your own health and make time for fitness with this quick guide.
The People's Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce
by Maria Popova "We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of us whether this soil is enriched or depleted, whether it nurtures diverse and vital produce or allows predictable crops to take root and run rampant."
The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager
by Maria Popova A 1923 critique of everything that's wrong with media today. Recently, The New York Times asked me to weigh in on SOPA.
Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective
by Maria Popova "There is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms." An iconoclastic hero of the written word, Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937-February 20, 2005) endures as the godfather of "gonzo journalism" - that once-radical, now-ubiquitous style of New Journalism that does away with claims of capital-O objectivity and instead inserts the author into the story as an active first-person narrator.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity
Buy The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity by Steven Pinker (ISBN: 9780141034645) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.
The People's Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce
by Maria Popova "We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of us whether this soil is enriched or depleted, whether it nurtures diverse and vital produce or allows predictable crops to take root and run rampant."
Harvard's Steven Pinker on Violence and Human Nature
by Maria Popova Harvard psycholinguist and prolific author Steven Pinker is among the most compelling thinkers of our time, with particularly perceptive insight into language and the human mind. Pinker has also done fascinating work on the history of violence, unearthing some surprising and counterintuitive findings that refute what contemporary media might suggest about the rate of violence in the world today.
Harvard Thinks Big 2010 - Steven Pinker - 'Some Questions About Violence'
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, speaks at Harvard Thinks Big 2010 on the question of whether social structures have rendered humanity more or less violent on the whole. Professor Pinker is a Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
The Family Business Agenda Survey
Family Business United is looking to identify the challenges facing family businesses in the UK today. What keeps family business owners awake at night? Are the issues facing family firms similar the length and breadth of the country? We want to know what you really think and do appreciate the time taken to complete the questionnaire.
New Irish Writing
This website is about Irish writing and Irish writers. We aim to provide a platform where our writers can showcase their work. Writers who self publish and smaller publishers are finding it increasingly difficult to reach readers. If you are having difficulty having your work distributed, if you are finding it difficult to find a publisher, perhaps we can help.
Family Business Inspiration
Join us in London to be inspired by a selection of great speakers sharing their insights, perspectives and knowledge on various aspects of life in a family business. Topics include: Made in Britain by Family Firms, The Family Factor in Developing A Brand, Building a National Brand, Goverance and Avoiding Tomorrow's Predictable Problems Today, Protecting the Name Above the Door, Communication and more besides.
In search of Tom Hickey
Most people find their way to my blog because I link via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Others know the blog at hickeysworld.com, or people share on Facebook and retweet on Twitter. Yet others are good enough to link via their own blogs, for which I'm very grateful.