A thirst for knowledge is what has brought Intel® Software Innovator Tejumade Ajonja to where she is today. She has a drive to not only continuously learn, but to also continuously prove that women can be in the forefront of technology. As Tejumade continues to gain more skills and further her own pursuit of understanding artificial intelligence (AI) she is also working to promote building up the AI community, for both men and women, in Nigeria...[more]
You don't apply. You don't get a salary. No one picks you.
Bragging about how much money you've raised or what your valuation is a form of job thinking.
Entrepreneurship is a chance to trade a solution to someone who has a problem that needs solving.
Solve more problems, solve bigger problems, solve problems more widely and you're an entrepreneur.
It's tempting to industrialize this work, to make it something with rules and bosses and processes. But that's not the heart of it.
The work is to solve problems in a way that you're proud of.
If you're working in an office, here are some of the checklist items that might have been omitted:
- Add energy to every conversation
- Ask why
- Find obsolete things on your task list and remove them
- Treat customers better than they expect
- Offer to help co-workers before they ask
- Feed the plants
- Leave things more organized than you found them
- Invent a moment of silliness
- Highlight good work from your peers
- Find other great employees to join the team
- Cut costs
- Help invent a new product or service that people really want
- Get smarter at your job through training or books
- Encourage curiosity
- Surface and highlight difficult decisions
- Figure out what didn't work
- Organize the bookshelf
- Start a club
- Tell a joke at no one's expense
- Smile a lot.
Now that it's easier than ever to outsource a job to someone cheaper (or a robot) there needs to be a really good reason for someone to be in the office. Here's to finding several.
[Heads up: Today's the early priority deadline for the summer session of the altMBA.
Also! Tonight, just after 6 pm ET, the one and only Simon Sinek is joining me for a Facebook Live conversation, on location.]
You are the first woman on the first day of creation. You are mother, sister, lover, friend, angel, devil, earth, home.
| Marcelo Rubini, La Dolce Vita
Matt Adrian’s Bird Paintings
Since dawn of the industrial age, tighter has been the goal.
A tighter system, with less slack.
Tighter connection with customers.
Even plastic surgeons deliver tighter skin. No one ever goes seeking more folds and flab.
The thing is, tighter is fine when you're trimming a sail or optimizing a production system.
But many things in our lives need to be looser. More room for innovation. More slack for peace of mind. More spaces for surprise.
I love this chart, but it’s wrong to imagine that we can avoid all our biases. They are as deep in our wiring as language and lust.
Map of Languages and Dialect Groups in Spain.
When backed into a corner, Trump inflates his neck pouch to establish dominance.
A placebo that works becomes more powerful.
Which makes it more likely to work next time.
It's that simple, but it's magic.
Placebos work for two reasons:
- The confidence they create makes it more likely our body will respond, our work will improve, that something will go better.
- Things might get better on their own, but if the placebo was around when it happened, it gets the credit.
And so, we end up with medicines or horoscopes or mantras or methods or devices that help us. Without a lot of expense, without side effects, without a hassle.
The positive ratchet of reinforcement can help us if we let it.
A rich variety of indigenous fruits and vegetables grow in Africa, which contribute to the nutrition and health of Africa’s populations. Fruits and vegetables have high moisture and are thus inherently prone to accelerated spoilage. Food fermentation still plays a major role in combating food spoilage and foodborne diseases that are prevalent in many of Africa’s resource disadvantaged regions. Lactic acid fermentation is probably the oldest and best-accepted food processing method among the African people, and is largely a home-based process. Fermentation of leafy vegetables and fruits is, however, underutilized in Africa, although such fermented products could contribute toward improving nutrition and food security in this continent, where many are still malnourished and suffer from hidden hunger. Fermentation of leafy vegetables and fruits may not only improve safety and prolong shelf life, but may also enhance the availability of some trace minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Cassava, cow-peas, amaranth, African nightshade, and spider plant leaves have a potential for fermentation, as do various fruits for the production of vinegars or fruit beers and wines. What is needed to accelerate efforts for production of fermented leaves and vegetables is the development of fermentation protocols, training of personnel and scale-up of production methods. Furthermore, suitable starter cultures need to be developed and produced to guarantee the success of the fermentations.More here
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