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Terrific August Tweets

by Beth on September 1st, 2011

I learn so much from the people I follow on twitter. A recent tweet led me to a blog post by @lauraleewalker where she listed some of her favorite tweets. I thought this was a great idea, so I’ve decided to give it a try.

Here are 10 tweets from August that I found especially interesting:

  1. Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life http://bit.ly/cJta2B via @coachginny. Mark Twain definitely understood the power of positivity!
  2. 5 essential books and talks on the psychology of choice http://j.mp/dLxcWB via @brainpicker. This is an awesome summary of books on how we make decisions that also includes videos of each of the authors.
  3. In defense of boredom: Scott Adams argues that constant stimulation is hurting our creativity http://on.wsj.com/pWWuTg via @WSJ. The creator of “Dilbert” talks about the benefits of boredom and gives us a scary look at the effect of our over stimulated world on creativity.
  4. Disrupt Yourself http://goo.gl/wFb5U via @HarvardBiz. In an interesting twist Whitney Johnson applies the concept of “disruptive innovation” to our careers.
  5. Are Your Co-Workers Killing You? A fascinating update on workplace stress http://bit.ly/pL1SHt via @jonahlehrer. A recent study found that risk of death was correlated with the perceived niceness of co-workers. People in the study who worked with unfriendly coworkers were 2.4 times more likely to die!
  6. A utopian look at the #workplace? http://ow.ly/5VChI via @shawmu. I love this somewhat unusual list (e.g. camaraderie, dogs, manners) of 12 characteristics of a dreamy workplace community.
  7. Work Life Balance for entrepreneurs: 6 tips to incorporate into your daily routine http://ow.ly/627qz via @LeaderChat.  I think this is a good list to help everyone, not just entrepreneurs, “stay sane while they prosper at work and at home”.
  8. Nine Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing with the Disgruntled http://bit.ly/qq04ws via @RosabethKanter. Maintaining a positive workplace at times requires diffusing negativity. Rosabeth gives some good advice for dealing with negative employees.
  9. What’s The Connection? – The Dalai Lama Speaks On Inner Peace, Happiness And Money bit.ly/qgWuKa via @FinerMinds. This is a 2-minute video of the Dalai Lama. He always brings a smile to my face.
  10. Gen Y’s Lowered Expectations: Wise or Misery Inducing? — Happiness more likely by setting higher goals http://ow.ly/6dNEX via @LeaderChat. Another potentially negative impact of the recession on young Americans.

Who do you suggest we follow on twitter for more great tweets?

 

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