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Healthy Deviance

It's hard to be healthy when you're living in an unhealthy world. That's the premise of Pilar Gerasimo’s latest book, The Healthy Deviant. Don't let the title deter you. Gerasimo's definition of a deviant isn't a troublemaker or outcast, it's simply someone with enough personal oomph not to stay
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Managing with emotional intelligence

Intro summarise main points and TOC. What is emotional intelligence?American Psychologist, Howard Gardner, first proposed the idea of multiple intelligences in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner was intent on widening the scope of intelligence in education to beyond cognitive intelligence. The kind
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13 ways to establish yourself as an expert

Why does anyone listen to anyone else?What makes you listen to what someone has to say? What makes you listen to me now? Someone you have never met before. Words perhaps? Entertaining words, intriguing words, or words that tell a story encouraging you to read on. The right words
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Ghost for posts

I use ghost as my publishing platform. It's simple, lightweight and, compared to Wordpress, it's a writers' dream. Sometimes however you need to grapple with the nuts and bolts under the bonnet in order to make Ghost work. For example, when installing ghost for the very first time I was
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Book Review: Computer by Paul Atkinson

Historians and sociologists of technology have long been fearful of the spectre of technological determinism. So it is only recently that they have begun to confront the issue of technology’s materiality. Paul Atkinson’s Computer, part of the Objekt series published by Reaktion Books, is a timely contribution to