Recommended: Duperrin’s Links for this week

Recommended: Links for this week (weekly) – Why Companies Need to Be More Transparent: The Customer Orientation Pers… http://ow.ly/1bQPA4

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Recommended: Op-Ed Contributor – Mind Over Mass Media – NYTimes.com

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Found at Op-Ed Contributor – Mind Over Mass Media – NYTimes.com.

NEW forms of media have always caused moral panics: the printing press, newspapers, paperbacks and television were all once denounced as threats to their consumers’ brainpower and moral fiber.So too with electronic technologies. PowerPoint, we’re told, is reducing discourse to bullet points. Search engines lower our intelligence, encouraging us to skim on the surface of knowledge rather than dive to its depths. Twitter is shrinking our attention spans.But such panics often fail basic reality checks. When comic books were accused of turning juveniles into delinquents in the 1950s, crime was falling to record lows, just as the denunciations of video games in the 1990s coincided with the great American crime decline. The decades of television, transistor radios and rock videos were also decades in which I.Q. scores rose continuously.

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Rereading How to Become a Better Manager … By Thinking Like a Designer (july 2009)

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How to Become a Better Manager … By Thinking Like a Designer

Interview by Jimmy Guterman

July 1, 2009

Presentation experts Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds help world-renowned executives, politicians and thought leaders deliver stronger presentations. Here they reveal how to influence and persuade in a different way, regardless of whether you ever have to communicate via PowerPoint.

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