Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

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Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what’s to come.

Philip Evans: How data will transform business

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What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)

Nikhil Arora: Transparent Is the New Clever

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In this high-energy talk, Back to the Roots co-founder Nikhil Arora shares his unconventional methods for launching his company from a college experiment to a fully functioning social enterprise. Arora shares how candid transparency (and pictures of ugly fungi) helped his company’s mushroom growing kits become a hit among children and on Facebook. For each kit sold, Back to the Roots also donates one to an elementary school. The good will and social media generated sold more kits, which resulted in more donations.

“Google made headlines by saying they would make money without doing evil,” he says. “That seems like a cop out. In business today, you can make money and do good.”

10 Web design Trends for 2014

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10 Webdesign Trends for 2014 by Vanksen from Vanksen

10 web design trends of 2014 according to Vanksen

Telling Stories

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Telling Stories by @ThamKhaiMeng from Ogilvy & Mather

By @ThamKhaiMeng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

Making Friends & Influencing People (2014)

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We Are Social – Making Friends & Influencing People (2014) from We Are Social Singapore

What defines success in social media? How can you ensure success across different social media platforms, countries and cultures? This document sets out We Are Social’s best practice guide to strategic social media marketing, outlining our 10 core steps to enduring brand engagement. It also contains an overview of our 8-step framework for planning powerful social media strategies

Jonathan Perelman: Content is King, Distribution is Queen

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In this 99U talk, Jonathan Perelman breaks down the tactics and mindsets used by Buzzfeed to stand out on social media and elsewhere (complete with its trademark listicles). By adopting a social-first mindset and creating content that appeals to emotion, Buzzfeed has grown from a small blog to a cultural phenomenon read by tens of millions of people (including the President of the United States).

His advice? Respect the platform you’re using (e.g. Twitter is about timelines, Facebook is about emotion), stay positive, and tell a story that is “genuine, authentic, and meaningful.”

Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?

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An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature, in hopes that a more nuanced understanding may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.

Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

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There are many leadership programs available today, from 1-day workshops to corporate training programs. But chances are, these won’t really help. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future

Signs you are a true Social Media Addict

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Signs you are a true Social Media Addict from Manveer Malhi

by Manveer Malhi,

Yann Dall’Aglio: Love — you’re doing it wrong

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Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that’s ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it’s easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age

Worker Series #1 Craig Frazier – Illustrator and Storyteller

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Craig Frazier discusses his approach to the art of storytelling. His work can be seen at craigfrazier.com. Video by Jeff Hurn via swiss miss

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