Book: The Book of Joy

“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 […]

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Book: The Art of Communicating

 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 […]

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Book: Do You Talk Funny?

“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 […]

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MOOC: People Analytics

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 […]

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MOOC: Leading Teams

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 […]

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