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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.photo 22807 20101116 The Importance of Teaching Music

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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8 Secrets to Success From the Perspective of Will Smith

You may think of Will Smith as an alien-fighting man in black or bad boy from Bel-Air, but after watching this mash-up you may want to think of him as inspirational.

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This video mash-up of Will Smith interviews showcase his insights on success and philosophical views for becoming great.

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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.

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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?

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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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The Misconceptions and Use Cases of Twitter – Part 1: Introduction

twitter logo The Misconceptions and Use Cases of Twitter – Part 1: Introduction If you’re not already familiar with twitter, then you’re currently missing out on one of the ‘newest’ (although Twitter is past it’s second birthday) social utility/networking websites sweeping the web.

To get a glimpse of the basic concept of twitter take a look at this video introduction from Common Craft:

With the premise of ‘What are you doing?‘  twitter users can post any open-ended message, thought, url/link, question, etc as long as it fits into the space of 140 characters (text letters).  Aside from ‘tweeting’ your own messages, you can ‘follow’ or subscribe to view the messages of others. Now, this doesn’t seem that powerful, does it? Well, it is and hopefully this will be apparent if