IDIOM OF THE DAY - Qi Qiao Sheng Yan - Chee Chow Sheng Yan

IDIOM OF THE DAY – Qi Qiao Sheng Yan – Chee Chow Sheng Yan

Yesterday, as part of Business Owners Book Club, I had a chance to submit Idiom of the day. Had great fun researching for it. Here you go. Qi Qiao Sheng Yan (Chee Chow Sheng Yan) Literally: Smoke from Seven Orifices Qi – SEVEN Qiao – APERTURE Sheng – EMIT Yan – SMOKE *Verb. Highest Level of Anger* Before your mind begins a wild imagination, the … Continue reading IDIOM OF THE DAY – Qi Qiao Sheng Yan – Chee Chow Sheng Yan

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Notes #02: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

The book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen Hawking carries an introduction by Kip Thorne, Nobel-prize winning physicist; he shares how he first met Hawking when he was a PHD student, about his life-long friendship with him, about one of the most remarkable discoveries – Hawking Temperature of Black Holes and a lot more. Another person to work with Hawking was – Roger Penrose – who received … Continue reading Notes #02: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

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Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 13-23

Moving on to the 13th page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Pages 13 to 18 emphasize the importance of Deep work and how the author fell in love with it and what benefits and achievements he derived from it. The chapter 1 begins from page 21 – introducing three winners (extremely successful people): … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 13-23

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Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 5-12

Moving on to the 5th page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Few more mentions of people who do isolated deep work: Bill Gates Neal Stephenson Page 6 talks about fragmented attention and shallow work: Average knowledge worker spends more than 60% workweek on electronic communication related activities. Page 7 concludes network tools negatively impact … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 5-12

A candidate event display for the production of a Higgs boson decaying to two

Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 4

Moving on to the 4th page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. People mentioned: Mark Twain Woody Allen Peter Higgs JK Rowlings Let us look at the life of Peter Higgs, eminent Physicist, who predicted the Higgs Boson particle (informally, the ‘God Particle’) 50 years before its discovery and received the Nobel Prize in 2013. … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 4

The Tour de Montaigne (Montaigne's tower), where Montaigne's library was located, remains mostly unchanged since the sixteenth centur

Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 3

Moving on to the 3rd page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Few topics mentioned: Current intellectual capacity Psychology Neuroscience Going away from immediate pursuits Not shy of taking time off (from routine work) Michel De Montaigne Let us look at the wiki entry of the gentleman mentioned- Michel De Montaigne: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 3

Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 2

Moving on to the 2nd page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Few mentions: Psychological Types by Carl Jung Differences between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud Checking up on first item above, the wikipedia entry says the original German language edition, Psychologische Typen, was first published by Rascher Verlag, Zurich in 1921. In the book Jung … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 2

Bollingen Tower as seen from Lake Zürich.

Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 1

Just began reading the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. If I have to take the premise of “Deep Work” into reading this book as well, then the first page itself can take a few days to ruminate. For example, people and places mentioned on first page are: Swiss Village Bollingen Carl Jung India Mason Currey for … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 1

How & When will Mobile Apps become Obsolete?

Summary of a few trends: 1. GAMECHANGER: BRING IN THE CONTEXT Excerpt from “Will Google Now make apps obsolete one day?” The next evolution of that is to obtain desired information that isn’t contained in a single app. “Individual app developers can’t think far enough ahead and their apps aren’t nuanced enough to know what I want to do in my current situation at my … Continue reading How & When will Mobile Apps become Obsolete?

Day 20: Exploring Python for Data Analysis – The Numpy Library – Part 2

Checking out Python Numpy Tutorial by Justin Johnson. Quick Review of Python Data Types: Booleans t = True f = False print(type(t)) # Prints “<class ‘bool’>” print(t and f) # Logical AND; prints “False” Strings s = “hello” print(s.capitalize()) # Capitalize a string; prints “Hello” print(s.upper()) # Convert a string to uppercase; prints “HELLO” print(s.rjust(7)) # Right-justify a string, padding with spaces; prints ” hello” … Continue reading Day 20: Exploring Python for Data Analysis – The Numpy Library – Part 2