Archive for March 2017

Want more TIME in your day? (This tactic’s crazy enough to work.) – SCN Encourager

I’ll admit it’s different. But it’s do-able. Hear me out. According to mega-marketer and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk our success at managing ourselves and our time begins with how we assess our “buckets.” He’s worth a’ listen. Vaynerchuk was born in Russia, learned English in our schools, helped grow his father’s wine selling business into a $60 million…

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Why associations like MSPRA are more important than ever – SCN Encourager

They go far beyond one-to-one support and “hot topic” professional development How do I know? Well, check out the rubric below. You can see for yourself. It’s easy to benchmark each one of MSPRA’s “over and above” components. Now this Five Point Association Rubric is something I made up. But don’t write it off just because of that. I…

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Is an “unexamined life” really such a bad thing? – SCN Encourager

Was Plato right about it being “not worth living?” You gotta wonder. Sure… his words and teachings have been admired for more than 2400 years. But I’m going to wait and see how he trends over the next few decades before seriously worrying about them. There’s no need to make a snap decision. Besides I’m the one who has to…

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So much for heeding warnings, spot on as they may be – SCN Encourager

The 1993 copy Columbia Journalism Review gathering dust in my basement also offered a word of caution There was more than just the SpiderMachine. But didn’t you find the SpiderMachine on the back cover inspiring? How could you not? As “crowdsourced” by a 5th grade class in NYC to spotlight the future of communications for a contest, the conceptual design…

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How some kids saw the future of communications 24 years ago – SCN Encourager

I never know what I’ll find while cleaning my basement Embarrassing as it is to admit. But I sure wish I had memorized this SpiderMachine sketch when it first came out in the Columbia Journalism Review back in 1993. I would’ve invested my retirement funds much differently through the years. I probably didn’t give it a speedy-kwik glance, though. That would’ve required at…

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