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The Importance of Teaching Music

A few years ago, I came across this great write-up on the importance of music education. I recently re-discovered it buried in my archives and thought I’d post it for others to enjoy.

With music and art programs being cut from schools all over the United States, I think this is a great reminder that music is more than a fun hobby or emotional outlet.

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How to Combine and Display Your Facebook, Twitter, and Comment Counts

Combining your blog’s comment count with social sharing counts such as facebook and twitter can give a better indication to your readers how people truly react to your posts.

While some posts may get few comments, they may get hundreds or thousands of retweets, facebook shares, or bookmarks. Showing the true spread of your writing can inspire people to share and comment more frequently. You could use the big, bulky buttons to display individual facebook and twitter counts, but we’re going to take a look at combining the total numbers of comment, facebook, and twitter counts into one display.

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You're not talented and why it doesn't matter.

I have some great news! It turns out, you’re not talented. Why’s that great? Because, it doesn’t matter.

Photo courtesy of graur codrin

I’m almost finished reading Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin and it’s helped broaden my perspective regarding talent, success, exceptional achievement, and the myth of talent.

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The 3 Zones Everyone Should Know About

We’ve all heard of the comfort zone, but did you know there’s 2 other zones?

Knowing the 3 zones can help your productivity and ensure that you avoid staying stagnant by being in the learning zone.

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Immersive Labs Interactive Developer Position


Immersive Labs (a Techstars HCI company) is looking for a broad-based developer with a focus on NUI technologies/experiences to join them at the renowned seed accelerator program in NYC.

Immersive Labs builds software that allows any existing digital sign to display targeted, interactive, and measured ads using only a web camera. Their solution allows any hospitality, retail mall, airport, brand, creative agency, or ad network to create interactive content in a way that is easy to build, display, and measure. They create engaging experiences through face detection, artificial intelligence, motion tracking and mobile technology.

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On Inspiration

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”

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On growth and success

A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she are willing to have.”

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On Getting Better

If you donʼt look at things from a realistic point of view and admit that things are not as good as they can be, they wonʼt get better.”

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
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On Being Yourself

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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On Hiring Decisions

The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake. The best people don’t need to be managed. Guided, taught, led – yes. But not tightly managed.”

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t