This is an area of animal and human behavior that has absolutely fascinated me....
This is an area of animal and human behavior that has absolutely fascinated me. I believe that I have experienced this in my own life and career. If you simply believe strongly and achieve, the next round will become an even easier hurdle to climb. It is one of those things that seems to defy objective explanation.
An excellent discussion of the deeper social implications of the Internet of Everything. Perhaps difficult for some to grasp, but consistent with many other futurists’ views. The current world of MOOC’s in online education, for example, may only be a brief waypoint on the journey to anytime, everywhere education.
This article has resonated with me, and my own personal epiphany. It came to me as a university student, sitting on the grass in the university common area. I suddenly realized that I was my own boss, and I no longer cared much what other people thought of me. As the author says here, it was a sense of calm, and a moment that not everyone achieves. It is a variation on my own tag line…”The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Once again, I find that the key factor is people skills.
What are the differences and similarities between Robert Noyce and the leading technology entrepreneurs of today?
Answer by David Mayes: Noyce and Moore were both already eminent scientists in the world of semiconductor physics, with private industry experience. They were both passionately pursuing a Big Idea, and there was no venture capital whatsoever. Today, we are talking about very young entrepreneurs and trivial ideas being valued in the Billions. View Answer […]
I met today with Ali Kashani and Janice (pronounced “Janeece”) Cheam of Energy Aware in their offices in Chinatown, East Vancouver. Ali is a UBC Vancouver Engineering Ph.D, and Janice is a Sauder “BComm” graduate. Together, they are the brains behind Energy Aware’s novel approach to the “hairball” of the Internet of Things. I began our meeting as a skeptic, and came away impressed with their approach, their market savvy, their chemistry as a team, and the big name partners they have already attracted.
For my UBC students facing tough interviews, here is some serious advice on how to answer the dreaded “What is your biggest weakness? question. Reblogged from Forbes… 1/21/2013 @ 2:35PM |191,470 views How To Answer The Dreaded ‘What Is Your Biggest Weakness’ Interview Question Posture to counteract weakness and enhance blood flow to the brain (Photo […]
Recently there have been a number of reports that Apple’s release of its new operating system, iO7, had caused unexpected problems for battery life in most older iPhones. Another way of saying this, is what a mobile phone salesman at The Waterfront, in downtown Vancouver said to me, “Everybody wants there phones to do too much stuff!” His comment came after I had bought one of the new external batter boosters for my smartphone. An entirely new accessory market has opened up, selling extended battery life for you phone, when you are not able to use your charger. This is not a real or long term solution. As many of my students know, battery life and heat dissipation on the microchips are among the most important areas of technology research today. It is also worth noting that this problem has also led to advances in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) architecture which are also likely to help address the problem of power and energy efficiency technology devices..
Reblogged from Quartz: My first massively open online course ended recently, and I just can’t stop asking multiple-choice questions. Here’s one: Which of the following statements might be true? 1) Two-thirds of those enrolled never showed up 2) More than half of the students earned a passing grade It’s obviously a trick question since the answer is […]
Barclays, Others Expand FX Probe to Salespeople (The Wall Street Journal Europe, Nov 20 2013, Page1)
LONDON—Banks including Barclays PLC that are enmeshed in the global investigation into potential manipulation of foreign- exchange markets are looking into the possible roles played by their salespeople, according to people familiar with the…read more…
Reblogged from Gigaom:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fls523cBD7E&w=610&h=344] There are a few defining moments of innovation that we can point to that changed the future. Quantum computing may be that next big moment. “Computationally, quantum computing is the equivalent of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk,” said Greg Tallant, the program manager at Lockheed Martin. Nearly everything around us, from cars […]