“We rise in power and make a difference in the world due to what is best about human nature, but we fall from power due to what is worst.”
Content: Article | Author: Maria Popova | Source: Brain Pickings | Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Power / Authority
I often think of reading not as the acquisition of static knowledge but as the active springboard for thinking and dynamic contemplation — hence the combinatorial, LEGO-like nature of creativity, wherein we assemble building blocks of existing knowledge into new formations of understanding that we consider our original ideas.
Content: Quotation | Author: Maria Popova | Source: Brain Pickings | Subjects: Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge
The poetics of presenting, or why beautiful metaphors are better than beautiful slides.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Maria Popova, Nancy Duarte | Source: Brain Pickings | Subject: Personal Development
Writing That Works: How to Communicate Effectively In Business by former Ogilvy & Mather CEO Kenneth Roman and legendary adman Joel Raphaelson offers some timelessly practical tips on the art, science, and psychology of successful communication.
Content: Article | Authors: Joel Raphaelson, Kenneth Roman, Maria Popova | Source: Brain Pickings | Subject: Personal Development