“The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Gouglas Abrams “‘joy,’ as the Archbishop said during the week, ‘is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is often seen as being dependent on external circumstances, joy is not.’” “Suffering is inevitable, they said, but how we respond to that suffering is our choice.” “The ultimate […]Read more "Book: The Book of Joy"
Here are my notes for”The Art of communicating” by Thich Nhat Hanh “When we say something that nourishes us and uplifts the people around us, we are feeding love and compassion. When we speak and act in a way that causes tension and anger, we are nourishing violence and suffering.” “The energy of mindfulness is […]Read more "Book: The Art of Communicating"
I had the fortune to listen to Ken Beer and Ryan Treat’s talk on keys and certificates. Here are my notes: Keys Key hierarchy: A technique to improve manageability of a larger number of keys and security by encrypt keys with another set of keys. Envelop encryption: Data keys for applications are encrypted by […]Read more "Talk: Keys on AWS and Certificates"
“Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement” by Kenneth W. Thomas Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, put it this way: “I think any company . . . has got to find a way to engage the mind of every single employee. . . . If you’re not thinking all the time about making […]Read more "Book: Intrinsic Motivation at Work"
“Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits To Become A Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker” by David Nihill “Laughter triggers a dopamine release, which aids memory and information processing. It’s like a mental post-it note that tells your brain, remember this.” “Humor is proven to increase the likelihood that your pitch or presentation will be […]Read more "Book: Do You Talk Funny?"
These are my notes from MOOC from Coursera on People Analytics by University of Pennsylvania. Performance Evaluation “For any given level of effort, a range of outcomes can occur due to factors outside the employee’s control.” i.e. skils vs luck “Chance doesn’t persist. And if the challenge is to parse skills from chance, the single […]Read more "MOOC: People Analytics"
Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]Read more "MOOC: Leading Teams"