Business topics… why not…

Starting a business is a dream for many (including me) and it comes with hard work, courage and risk taking. The article belows gives good information for those of us who dare to dream of this.

How to build a business when you can’t quit your job

Dream of success, then wake up and work hard to make it real!
AC

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Iceland, a quiet innovative place

Iceland has made headlines recently, and a lot of people think that the reason is fútbol (soccer), when they shocked the world by winning an improbable game against the UK. The dream ended when they lost against France, although they played proudly and changed the way the world looks at the small island from now on.

But they are also an example of how the human capabilities strive in extreme weather conditions, making technology innovations that probe that we can create without destroying. You can watch a nice 30-minute documentary in Bloomberg. It gives a lot of insights and interesting things to learn… enjoy!

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Let me know which kind of topics you’re interesting in seeing here. I want to make this blog easy to read and with positive, innovative and clean content.

Let’s learn together!

AC

 

Free education

For anybody interested in learning there are many online free resources available that can be used with computers or mobile devices.

I’ve been able to take advantage of some of them and the amount of knowledge I gained is amazing. And the cost too… zero!

Here are some, you should check them out. Do you know others? Please share them!

Coursera

Khan Academy

Udacity

Never stop learning, keep Alzheimer away!

Help your kids become programmers

Just like Math helps us all solve problems, Programming helps us develop out logical brain and also promotes innovation and creativity.

I asked my son (10) to try Scratch and he loved it. It comes with a variety of options that make learning fun and motivational.


He’s working on a programming sequence to animate some of the characters provided by the site. He’ll be busy for the summer.

It’s worth trying, it has no age requirements.

Coaching thoughts

A very good book about leadership is The weekly coaching conversations by Brian Souza, which is an interesting tale about an experienced leader with sports coaching background and a brand new frontline manager who has no clue on what he’s supposed to do to motivate his team.

The main takeaway I found in this book is this:

hearts_first

For an old school manager working in a highly bureaucratic environment this could present an unrealistic scenario, and he might even say that this can only be done in a person’s church. However, in his book Souza makes a great point when he states that an employee who comes to work feeling frustrated, unmotivated , unappreciated, unimportant or sad will be improductive, and working like every day will likely have a bad effect in her family.

We like to say that family and business are separate, but we cannot switch on and off our brain or our feelings. Putting the interests of our fellow teammates ahead of ours will be always a win-win proposition, but is usually easier to say it, the hard part is to do it. Caring for others will always take care of ourselves and there are many examples of that.

It’s better to be a leader without a title… than just having just a title.