bloom, happiness, positive vibrations

The Chronicles of Roni

In brief, flourishing is what one makes of it. Scrolling through the internet one can find definitions upon definitions but in reality, flourishing never stops growing and I mean that both metaphorically and figuratively. Surprisingly, psychologists such as founding father Dr. Martin Seligman have tried to officially define this process of growth in one’s life but the simple conclusion is ‘take whatever makes you happy and run with it.” It is hard to follow a psychological process like this one because it will probably change in ten years. Unlike previous definitions, flourishing is a measure of happiness and that only because once one starts to measure the labeled negative emotions that are when one introduces unnecessary attention to the complications in one’s life. If there is one point in this piece to take home, it should be to build a foundation that has always made you feel invincible and rely…

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What does it mean to practice self-love?

LoveFrom the very first day that each of us came into this world, we’ve been repeatedly fed the message, through bedtime stories, books, movies, music and the wisdom of our loved ones, that love is a powerful thing.

So cliché, right? Because it’s obvious. It goes without saying. We’ve all felt the impact that love can have, the difference it can make in our lives, and we’ve seen what it’s done throughout history.

Look at the Chinese couple, Liu Guojiang and the Xu Chaoquing that chose to live in a cave because the world didn’t want them to be together. Or the Prince, Shah Jahan, that spent 22 years building one of the most stunning pieces of architecture, the Taj Mahal, in memory and out of love for his dead wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

These are beautiful stories, though have you ever contemplated why individual stories of self-love…

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Two benefits to avoiding technical jargon and concepts

Simplicity, Technology

Digital Business

Technology can very complex. Like every profession, technologists use lots of acronyms and jargon. As digital executives, we may succumb to the temptation to get overly complex. That is natural because much of what we do is complex.

So, after coming up with ideas, we need to develop simple messages and language to test our ideas with folks from the business.

Avoiding all technical jargon and concepts has two benefits:

  • First and most important, it forces us to think clearly and crisply
  • Second, simplicity increases the chances that the business audience will understand the intent and see the benefits.

Does the average marketing person understand what people in technology are saying? If not, we need to go back to the drawing board.

There is way too much complexity in the world. As digital executives, we can drive to simplicity that benefits everyone.

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What is “Fake News”?

disinformation, Facebook, fake news, internet, Internet Research Agency, misinformation, post-truth

Wright's Writes

The now-popular buzzword “fake news” gets thrown around a lot today by many different players. In fact, it has become so central to our current political issues that Oxford Dictionaries designated “post-truth” as the international word of the year in 2016. But what does “fake news” actually mean? For a term with so much importance, there is surprisingly little agreement on its definition.

Scholarship thus far has primarily focused on breaking down different meanings of the term based on distinguishing between “truthful” and “false” information. This has most commonly been done by delineating between the concepts of misinformation and disinformation. The key difference between these two terms is the intentionality behind them. Specifically, misinformation is typically understood as false information that is spread unintentionally, such as a social media user sharing a false story or rumor without realizing that it is untrue. Disinformation, in contrast, is information…

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