Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

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When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it — the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.

Teresa Amabile: Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments

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Could keeping a daily diary be the key to unlocking happiness at work? At the 99U Conference, creativity researcher Teresa Amabile explains the unexpected benefits of tracking daily progress.

The Truth About Dishonesty

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Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world’s leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment. via thehighdefinite

A cultural revolution: The future of brand planning

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Interesting thoughts by Dayna Dion of Ogilvy & Mather

Digital Teens: The Drivers of Digital Behavior

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Digital Teens: The Drivers of Digital Behavior from Nick Black

Findings from recent North American research that looked at the online motivations of digital teens. Presentation by Nick Black

Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test

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Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two

The Scent of Colours: An Artist’s Blessing

PPT/ cool decks — thebrainbehind @ 10:35

Dawn Goldworm is the Scent Director of the Paris and NYC-based olfactory branding company 12.29, operated alongside her identical twin sister, Samantha. The company produces delicate and strategic elixirs of scents and places them in new contexts, manipulating environmental experiences, conjuring memories, and eliciting behavioral associations. You can find more interesting talks from the The Avant/Garde Diaries here and their facebook fan page is packed with interesting behind the scenes material


PPT/ cool decks,trends — thebrainbehind @ 10:46’s MINI TRENDS from

In a world of global hyper-consumption and creative destruction, there are now more consumer trends than you can swing a stick at. Here’s just a small selection of ‘mini’ consumer and business trends that are currently on’ radar

Paula Scher: Do What You’ve Never Done Before

PPT/ cool decks — thebrainbehind @ 10:42

“Once you know what you’re doing, it’s not as good,” says legendary designer Paula Scher in this 99U talk about ignoring the creative brief & charting your own course.

150 Smart Stats about Online Marketing

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150 Smart Stats about Online Marketing from ReachLocal

A collection of 150 online marketing stats presented with bold illustrations and charts to help make sense of today’s online marketing trends for your business by Reach Local

A Brief History of Information Design and Visual Storytelling

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A Brief History of Information Design and Visual Storytelling from JESS3

Humankind has been telling complex stories through simple visuals long before you saw your first infographic at Mashable. History is humbling, let’s go back in time together! A stunning presentation by jess3

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

PPT/ cool decks — thebrainbehind @ 12:54

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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