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Fresh Pick of the Day, May 7, 2016: “What Do Your Social Media Posts Reveal About Your Health?”

From Knowledge@Wharton – “That last question may seem odd, but not to the researchers at the Penn Social Media & Health Innovation Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Director Raina Merchant and her team are investigating how people’s social media language on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Yelp can be used to assess and their health and predict diseases. The conditions they are looking at are some of the main culprits for premature death and disability (not to mention skyrocketing health care costs) in America, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, chronic lung problems, depression and drug abuse.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, April 18, 2016: “A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking” from Insights by Stanford Business

From Insights by Stanford – “Students in my strategic communication class often ask how they can become more engaging, competent communicators. This question is in no way new — rhetoricians dating back to the ancient Greeks have explored this issue. However, unlike Cicero and Aristotle, we now have big data tools and machine-learning techniques to examine the core characteristics of effective communicators.”

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Podcast # 28: “On balancing business and family time” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In this episode, we will talk about the topic on balancing time between business and family. This question was posted by Melord Fabella, one of our Business Mango followers on Facebook. It is the classic question on how to strike work-life balance, only this time, the context is running a business rather than working as an employee for someone else’s business.”

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, April 8, 2016: “How a Mexican Janitor Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos” from Inc Magazine

From Inc Magazine – “Richard Montañez was born in Mexico and grew up in Guasti, a small town close to Ontario, California, picking grapes with this family. They would have dinner at the communal table in the kitchen they shared with six other families. As a child, Richard had no idea that he was poor.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, April 4, 2016: “‘Geography of Genius’: Can a Place Spark Creativity?” from Knowledge@Wharton

From Knowledge@Wharton – “Travel writer Eric Weiner argues that creative genius can sometimes be closely tied to place. In his new book, Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, he takes readers on a journey to explore the times and places that have had ‘genius clusters.’

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Podcast # 27: “How to become a thought-leader” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In its modern definition, a thought leader does not have to be the giant of contemporary society or history. A thought leader is an ordinary person who provides answers, insights or views on the big questions facing customers, colleagues, supervisor, senior management, or even the bigger society. A thought leader imparts knowledge that will help enable the person’s client to transcend the questions lingering in his or her mind, see further and move forward with decision and action.”

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Podcast #26: “What do you need to give up to become a good leader” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In this episode, we will discuss about what a person needs to give up to become a good leader.  A good leader is someone whom people respect, willingly follow and commit themselves in a significant way to achieve the meaning and purpose of an organization. But what should a good leader give up?”

 

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 2, 2016: “Southeast Asian economies grow, but prospects unclear”

From Nikkei Asian Review – ” Most economies in Southeast Asia are still chugging along, but the region’s economic outlook is unclear and downside risks are multiplying.      The combined gross domestic product of the five largest economies in the region grew by 4.4% in the October-December quarter compared with the previous three months, according to the Asian Development Bank. The pace of growth accelerated by 0.2 point from the July-September quarter. The ADB estimates for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are based on government data.”

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