Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages?

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So geeky!!What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits.

Janis Joplin on Rejection

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The latest animation of the PBS series Blank on Blank

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

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What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know.

50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business

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50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business from ValaAfshar

There are five mega trends impacting the IT departments of every company: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps and Big Data. In this presentation, Vala Afshar reveals ten startling stats for each mega trend.

Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night?

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Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night? from Adobe

Results from Adobe’s full U.S. research study, “Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night?,” highlights how marketers lack confidence in their digital marketing prowess, correlate digital marketing proficiency with company performance, and question if they truly know whether or not their marketing is working.

Milton Glaser: Good Life Project

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An episode from the Good Life Project featuring the iconic designer Milton Glaser! Via swiss miss

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks)

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Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks): Visual Sketchnotes from MarketingProfs

Feel too overwhelmed by networking? Are you an introvert in need of networking tips? This interesting ppt from MarketingProfs will help you to connect

Social Brands: The Future Of Marketing

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Social Brands: The Future Of Marketing eBook by Simon Kemp from Simon Kemp

The world’s best brands don’t just predict the future; they define the future on their own terms. However, it’s the brands that define their future in terms of the enduring value they add to people’s lives that are most likely to succeed. This eBook by @eskimon presents a series of provocations to help you define your brand’s vision of the future, and helps you to start bringing that vision to life today by building a more social brand. A big thanks at @faris for bringing this to my attention

The ultimate guide to explain Digital (to your colleagues)

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The ultimate guide to explain Digital (to your colleagues) from Gregory Pouy

A guide by Gregory Pouy to help you better understand to what extent digital, as a tool, is modifying the company and (probably) your job.

Breaking: How Native Advertising Makes Headlines

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Breaking: How Native Advertising Makes Headlines from Hawk Thompson

Interesting thoughts by Hawk Thompson

Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

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Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.

Mathieu Ledoux – The Ultimate State

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The 30-year-old French Canadian stuntman speaks to the inherent joy of simply doing what you love! More about this one on theavantgardediaries.com or at their at their fb page here

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