The Invisible Mentor Epic Black History Month Curated Posts

Celebaring Black History Month 2015

The Invisible Mentor Epic Black History Month Curated  Posts I never liked studying history in high school! Who wants to learn about a bunch of dead people? Looking back now, perhaps I didn’t like history because of the way it was taught. Although I didn’t set out to study history, it evolved naturally through the eyes of people whom I wanted to learn more about. A few years ago, I started to write profiles about people who helped to change the world, and that’s how I learned about the Refugee Slave Act. And it’s interesting how I started to see the connections among the people whom I profiled. Countries around the world, including the … [Read more...]

Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Art Tatum: 3 Musicians, What They Had in Common

Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum left behind a great body of work, which people in the field have learned from. Each of these three men had a great impact on music. I’ve been creating profiles in wisdom for over a year now, so I decided to start grouping people I have profiled into logical groups, in this case musicians, to see what lessons I might glean by looking at them collectively. 7 Lessons from Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum Strive for excellence. Work at your craft everyday. Resilience – bounce back from setbacks, it’s a part of life. Understand the fundamentals in your field and then … [Read more...]

This Week: Awaken the Genius – Patrick K. Porter, Winston Churchill, & Rebecca Penna

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Awaken the Genius: Mind Technology for the 21st Century by Patrick K. Porter, Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, and Rebecca Penna, Director, Refervescence Training. Adventures in Learning On Saturday I saw the documentary, Bob Marley at the Bloor Street Cinema in Toronto. Last weekend was also Doors Open Toronto which added more energy to the city. I love Bob Marley’s music, and I learned quite a bit about him when I wrote his profile during Black History Month. However, I learned much more about him while watching the film, especially the reasons why he … [Read more...]

10 Lessons from the Bob Marley Documentary

On Saturday I saw the documentary, Bob Marley at the Bloor Street Cinema in Toronto. Last weekend was also Doors Open Toronto which added more energy to the city. I love Bob Marley’s music, and I learned quite a bit about him when I wrote his profile during Black History Month. However, I learned much more about him while watching the film, especially the reasons why he wrote specific songs. Artists often create their art as a social commentary of what’s going on around them, and Bob Marley was no different. Although the film was almost two-and-one-half hours long, the time went by quickly. Here are 10 important lessons from Bob Marley … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Black History Month – Bob Marley, Singer, Songwriter and the Father of Reggae, and Gary Vurnum, Author. Adventures in Learning I have never given museum curation much thought, and I first learned about online curation in the fall of 2010 from Social Media Examinerin their post How to Grow a Following With Other People’s Popular Content. However, during Social Media Week Toronto, I attended an excellent session titled Curation vs. Curation, where the panel compared curation in the context of museums with curation online. The big question … [Read more...]