On the Path to a Solid Career

Some time ago, I read about a brilliant article by Australia’s Chief Scientist to a year 10 student which contains great advice not only for students but about life in general. Here it is. Dear Julie You lamented that you…
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Meaning of Grit

We all think that we understand what grit means: it is perseverance. However, there are aspects of grit we do not fully understand. At least I did not until I came across a key message in Angela Duckworth’s book Grit….
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Some Excerpts from Mind Platter

I have found some good messages in the book Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author and poet. Some excerpts are as follows. My Philosophy I cannot count the number of times I’ve been told not to be too…
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The Only Constant in Life

The only constant in life is change. It is very important to realize that nothing stays the same forever. Not our health, not our relationships, not our skills, and so on. Everything either improves or declines. This is where it…
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Take That Step

Recently, I came upon the book Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author and poet. I found that she has a great talent to express ideas in a heart-warming style. Here is an excerpt. If you can’t stand up…
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Raising the Pain Threshold

In an interview on business lessons, Elon Musk had a great advice as follows. Starting a business, I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold. Alain de Botton also had something very similar to say on writing a…
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Hard Work is Not a Problem

Some time ago, I had to take a 15 hours flight which I thought would be very boring. I do not like to get trapped in a tube for a long long time without any option to walk or run…
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Moore’s Law and Human Inefficiency

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, predicted in 1965 that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every 18 months. It is not a physical law and instead just a remarkable observation of…
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Benefits of an Unbroken Run

The good thing about good habits is that they build a history of investment in that aspect of one’s life in the form of an unbroken run. This investment if continued for some time (even with pain) plays a central…
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