Smile to win

No matter how much we know and how productive we are, we do need the help of other people. Communication with others can be the biggest source of fulfilment and of frustration. Today I offer you reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. Smile, the superweapon Smiling is easy and effective. When we smile …

One education cannot fit all

I think all of us know that the education system is not perfect. Some of us secretely hope that a revolution will happen in the way people learn. And maybe some of the readers are actually making the first steps towards this revolution. For today I have chosen several really cool articles, so do read …

Self-Education Vs. College. Top Pros and Cons for Smart Guys

Many of our students wonder if they need to start with college or self education (like a coding bootcamp). Ideally one should start by self-educated work to see if the work pleases him. Then the colledge education will be percieved in perspective of practical experience. Further self-education or advanced degree will result in deeper and …

3 Key Digital Marketing Skills Students Don’t Learn In College

This guest post deals with digital marketing from the perspective that did not change much during the last 10 years. Of cause, new ideas and directions are invented all the time, yet very few of them catch. So (for now) let us stick to the classics of our age.  With the permission of the author, …

Superlearning for programmers: data science and neural networks

Occasionally I write posts with specific tips for programmers of different kinds. Nowadays data scientists and AI programmers are in high demand. New areas like deep neural networks, chatbots, and mixed reality pose a new level of challenges. How will you treat these challenges as superlearners is up to you. This post focuses on working …

Learning to make mistakes

We all make mistakes. Can we properly learn from our mistakes? Maybe. There are some tips that can help. You can find more here, here, here, and here. This time you should really read the resources I mention. Classification of mistakes There is no clear classification of mistakes except for legal mistakes. In legal documentss, …

Work life balance: set boundaries, get effective, learn to say no

There are many positive skills and habits we know should master and practice in our lives. Finding time to practice these skills may be challenging. In fact, being skilled we are often sought after by other people. If we please all people who need our attention, we may lose the skills we cherish. Setting the …

Mentors, sponsors and career moves

I am not an expert on office politics. Occasionally I wish that I was. I do have many years of job experience and can share some insights. This post is inspired by several resources you should probably read, here, here, here, here. Mentors and sponsors There are two kinds of relationships we need in order …

Grit and perseverance

Typically we describe visualization in the context of creativity and learning since this is a focus of our interest. Visualization is extremely useful in many other situations. Recently I noticed that many of memory masters are very good in activities that typically require grit. I think this is because of the incredible power of visualization. …

Programming psychology

A friend of mine was dreaming of writing the first book about programming psychology, and after a year of collecting anecdotal material he found out there is more than one book on the subject. This sounds strange and stupid, but smart people try to reinvent the wheel even more often than people who are not …