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Why read it, if you can watch it?

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December 23, 2014
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In three weeks, my 15-year-old daughter is handing in her 9th grade school project. The assignment is; “Has the world gone crazy?” She has chosen the title of her project to be; “Digitalization of childhood”. She is handing in a video, NOT a written report!

As the year draws to a close, we can look back and note that the past 9 months, we have written a great deal here on the blog. Relevant content on how knowledge workers of all kinds can become super productive and happy agents at work and in their personal life by using the available and soon-to-come technology properly and thoughtfully. However, the next generation will, for the most part, not read a blog like this one – they will prefer a video – or maybe a screen shot, a text of no more than 250 words, or group chat on an open platform. Since you might spend the holidays with your teenager, I have chosen three videos you can watch together!

“The dancing guy” is basically three minute footage from a TED-talk about leadership, and on how an adoption of new behavior takes place. Watch it and follow! Link

A 2:30 minutes animation on how one e-mail becomes 64 e-mails will hopefully start a conversation with your teenager about e-mails, since she is not using it herself. Watch it and explain! Link

The secret about motivation and why autonomy, mastery, and purpose are so important in knowledge work. Daniel Pink’s talk is animated and lasts ten minutes. Link

Happy holidays ….Arrrghhhh 269

 

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