Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 23, 2019

“BE CURIOUS, NOT JUDGMENTAL.” –WALT WHITMAN

I’ve been an early morning person for a long time now. I’m enjoying the feel of early morning runs and the calmness it brings. There is just something about the sound of the night time creatures as they start to greet the sun. Here are a few things from the learning, design and technology world to greet you and I hope you get a whole lot of whatever brings calmness to you.

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Why We Hide Some of Our Best Work

In a world where anything visible is likely to be assessed or evaluated, people respond as you would expect them to: They keep the most important things under wraps in an effort to manipulate what others think of them. The incentives run counter to authenticity, productive deviance, and simply getting work done efficiently. (This is an anti-Work Out Loud perspective.)

https://hbr.org/2014/09/why-we-hide-some-of-our-best-work


What PwC Learned from Its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone

When it comes to flexible workplace policies, the key is to actually be “flexible.” It seems counterintuitive, but having rules in place can work against you. Learn more about what PwC calls “everyday flexibility”.

https://hbr.org/2019/01/what-pwc-learned-from-its-policy-of-flexible-work-for-everyone


Talent Stacks and Personal Learning

Yishan Chan talks with Robin Pettered about the idea of personal talent stacks and how to develop your own talent stack. Yishan focuses on how individuals learn from peers, podcasting and side projects as a way of learning. Tune in for more.

https://www.sproutlabs.com.au/blog/talent-stacks-with-yishan-chan


Little Known Ways to Write Fascinating Bullet Points

Bullet points are sometimes maligned when people don’t know how to write them effectively. Put a little more time and effort into making yours fascinating (or, at minimum, crystal clear and beneficial), and you’ll see your response increase.

Little-Known Ways to Write Fascinating Bullet Points


Edit .EPS & .SVG Graphics for Free

This is a great tip for using vector graphics to getting more mileage out of your image library from Tom Kuhlmann. (@TomKuhlmann)

https://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/edit-eps-and-svg-files-for-free/


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

Conference Roundup

Check out the upcoming conference action and please let me know if you see any I´ve missed.

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