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What lies behind sharing… (on social networks)?

What lies behind sharing… (on social networks)?

Did you know that… social networks are at their busiest on Wednesday at 9.30 in the morning? … we tend to share more positive than negative content online? … the most-shared content on the web is that which provoke the strongest emotional reactions? … we share content online to connect to other people?
All of these findings come from what is now called the science of sharing, which is the scientific study of how we behave …

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How to give good feedback

How to give good feedback

Imagine that you need to tell someone that you don’t like something that they’ve done. It could be a remark of theirs, a gesture, an act, etc. To use a term taken from the world of work, you want to give them feedback. Not all feedback is about negative things. However, there’s no doubt that this is the most difficult type of feedback to give. For this reason, we’re going to look at some key …

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10 Key Factors for Writing Non-fiction

My most recent book published in Spanish, “La Nueva Gestión del Talento” (“New Paths in Talent Management”) is on the shortlist for the “KnowSquare” prize for the best business book of the year. It is very pleasing to have one’s efforts recognised, and I’m most grateful to the jury and to all the people who at some time in their lives have read my writings. Authors exist to serve their readers and, speaking personally, writing …

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WikiLeaks and the blurring of boundaries

No sensationalist journalist in their wildest dreams would have imagined getting hold of the juicy information about the world’s leaders that WikiLeaks has obtained. In total they’ve published 250,000 classified documents concerning U.S. foreign policy. Now we can read all about certain people’s predilection for Botox, accounts of wild uninhibited parties, and how boring some leaders are.

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Departures, or the dignity of all types of work

I really enjoyed the Japanese film Departures, directed by Yojiri Takita, and winner of the 2009 Oscar for the best foreign language film. It blends sensitivity, a good plot, wonderful acting and, above all, it makes us think about the worth of any occupation when it is carried out with dignity and respect. The main character in the film prepares the bodies of the dead for their final rest. His line of work is rejected by those around him. However, he prepares the corporeal body for life beyond with such elegance, grace and profound respect that he acquires the stature of an artist.

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