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

Notes #02: Book – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Moving on further with reading of the book  “Talk Like TED – The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo. The first secret is “passion” and Gallo emphasizes: Before we can create and deliver more-passionate presentations, we need to understand what passion is and why it works. Gallo introduces us to Prof. Melissa Cardon who has studied passion deeply. Here is a … Continue reading Notes #02: Book – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Notes #01: Book – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Started reading “Talk Like TED – The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo. The first secret is to have passion. On page 18, Gallo says: The popular TED speakers share something in common with the most engaging engaging communicators in any field – a passion, an obsession they must share with others. The most popular speakers don’t have a job. … Continue reading Notes #01: Book – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Stephen Hawking

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

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Notes #01: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

The book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen Hawking was incomplete when the author passed away in March 2018. A review at physicsworld.com by Matin Durrani shares: Hawking was still working on Brief Answers to the Big Questions when he died last March. To fill the gaps, the publishers decided to draw on Hawking’s “enormous personal archive” of responses he’d given as speeches, interviews, essays and … Continue reading Notes #01: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 27

The 27th page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport: This period of “Great Restructuring” is a good time to have access to capital. Let us beyond the book – who else is talking about “Great Restructuring”? For example, Jeff Jarvis, in his article here, says: It’s not a great depression, neither is it a great recession we’re … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 27

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Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 24-26

Moving on to the 24th page of the book “Deep Work” – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. In the current economy, “High-Skilled” workers – who can work with complex machines – shall thrive. The other kind of people who will thrive are labelled “Superstars” – people who are the very best in their field – it is a “winners take … Continue reading Book Reading – Deep Work – by Cal Newport Page 24-26

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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

Jason Benn

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

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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