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Creativity at work

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Creativity at work

Hello everyone, today some interesting information about the innovation and creativity, this may be functional for people that are looking for fresh ideas. Don’t forget to share it. Have a nice day

Creativity is more than just a Word; it is the secret of success for many businesses. The word “innovation” and “creativity” are frequently mentioned by executives and business owners. Many use them, but just a few know how to promote it in their work places, and even fewer executives actually practice them. In a recent survey, executives of successful companies in the U. S. A. were asked what was needed to survive in the 21st century. The most common answer was “innovation and creativity”. But few of them considered that they were doing it well.

Many companies create a stimulating working environment, but some promote more innovation than others. Creativity may be improved by a process called positive alteration. It shakes up the way things are and pushes companies into renovation. Companies and individual adapt to changes as they take advantage of the crisis.

It is believed that creativity, the ability to express new and valuable ideas is mysterious that only fewer very intelligent people have it. That is not true! Recent research shows that everyone has more or less the same creative potential. There are four kind of abilities that make us more creative:

  • OBSERVATION: look for new ideas, even if they don’t seem important at the time. Artist and inventors keep a notebook handy and they write down ideas when they occur to them.
  • CHALLENGE: though situations and difficulties might be scary, but they are also wonderful creative opportunities to have new ideas or recycle old ones.
  • EXPANDING HORIZONS: learning about other topics not related to your actual job, also keeps you be more creative.
  • SURROUNDINGS: multiple ideas are usually obtained by visiting diverse and interesting social and sport places. A static atmosphere, the same desk, the same co-workers day after day can be suffocating.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

IT’S TIME TO PUT YOUR CREATIVITY TO WORK!!

 

Source: Navigators 10 teaching resourcing 2011

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Diversity

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Diversity

Hello, D says “Hi” again. Today I bring some facts about an important singer of our century. I hope you like it, please, don’t forget to share it with friend or with people who may need this info. Have a good day.

 

The culture of a place is an integral part of this society whether that place is a remote village in Brazil or a highly industrialized city in Europe. The cultures around the world fascinate us, at first glance, because they seem very dissimilar. Japanese people, for example, bow. They do not shake the hands because they consider it inappropriate. Arabian men kiss each other on the check when they meet.

On the other hand, teenager in U. S. A. leave home when they finish high school. They think that to live with their parents is unconventional. You might think that a driving system in which people left on the right is impossible; but, the citizens of fifty-nine places all over the world do it. This custom is from countries like Hong-Kong, Jamaica, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, United Kingdom and others.

If you are an immigrant in Indonesia and you want to marry a woman, don’t be impolite! Tradition prohibits newly-married couples from clearing their bowels or urinating for three days and nights, or from leaving the house during this time.

Finally, Asian people have the habit of saying words just before they start to eat meals and finish their meals. If they come over to a friend’s house for dinner, they do the same thing. If they do not say these words, the other people would think that they are discourteous.

In conclusion, we can easily see from these few examples how different the world we live in is.

 

Source: Navigators 10 teaching resourcing 2011

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Englishman in New York

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Hello, D again here. Today I bring some facts about an important singer of our century. I hope you like it, please, don’t forget to share it with friend or with people who may need this info. Have a good day.

 

Sting, one of the most famous English singers started his solo career in 1985. His first album The Dream of the Blue Turtles reached triple platinum in the U. S. A., and included important hits like: “If you love somebody set him free” and “Russians.”

After two years of this successful album, Sting released his second record titled Nothing like the sun which included the hit song “Englishman in New York.”

The song is the story of an Englishman living in New York. The man realized the remarkable differences that exist between these two cultures. For example, in the first verse when the singer says: “I don’t drink coffee, I take tea… I like my toast on one side”. Other simple comparisons that the singer points out are in the accent, physical appearance, and even manners. The man in New York feels like a stranger in a society that really differs from his.

This song is a reflection on the simple but significant differences between two ways of life.

 

HERE THE LINK IF YOU WANT TO HEAR THE SONG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk

 

Source: Navigators 10 teaching resourcing 2011

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Reality Television

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Hello, Today I bring a useful reading in order to make you identify various things in a text, like the kind of the text, what you can infer about it.

 

Reality television is a genre of television programming wich, it is claimed, it presents unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents, actual events, and features ordinary people rather than professional actors. It could be described as a form of artificial or “heightened” documentary. Although the genre has existed in some form or another since the early years of television, the current explosion of popularity dates from around 2000.

Reality television covers a wide range of television programming formats, from game or quiz shows which resemble the frantic, often demeaning programmes produced in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s (a modern example is Gaki no tsukai), to surveillance- or voyeurism- focused productions such as Big Brother.

Critics say that the term “reality television” is somewhat of a misnomer and that such shows frequently portray a modified and highly influenced form of reality, with participants put in exotic location or abnormal situations, sometimes coached to act in certain way by off-screen handlers, and with events on screen manipulated through editing and other post-production techniques.

 

Source: Los Tres Editores s. a. s. (Estándares y competencias en IDIOMA EXTRANJERO 11°)

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Modern Humans

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Hello, Today I bring a useful reading in order to make you identify various things in a text, like the kind of the text, what you can infer about it.

 

By about 30.000 years ago, modern humans had spread to almost all parts of the world. They were almost exactly the same as people of today, although a little shorter.

These people lived mainly by hunting. They caught antelope, rabbits, pigs, elephants, birds and other animals. Some of the animal they killed were quite large. This shows that the people must have lived in large groups and worked together. The people in the groups probably had leaders.

The work of the men and the women was probably very different. The men hunted and built places to live in. They made tools. The women prepared food and looked after the children. They made clay pots and they used skins to make clothes. Living in large groups helped their language to develop. People started to make paintings on the Walls of caves. At this time most of the paintings show animals and hunting scenes. They also made carved objects out of bones and Stone.

 

Source: Los Tres Editores s. a. s. (Estándares y competencias en IDIOMA EXTRANJERO 11°)

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