Really Great Entrepreneurs Have…

According to Astro Teller:

Really great entrepreneurs have this very special mix of unstoppable optimism and scathing paranoia. If you don’t have a tonne of optimism, you’re not going to make it… you won’t be able to evangelize to everyone else. On the other hand, if you aren’t constantly paranoid about what can go wrong and put plans in place, then you’re going to get bitten at some point.

Unless You Actively Flex Your Neurons…

“unless you actively flex your neurons, nothing much happens in your head. A reader has to be motivated, engaged, curious, and inspired to solve problems, draw conclusions, and generate new knowledge. And for that, you need challenges, exercises, and thought-provoking questions, and activities that involve both sides of the brain and multiple senses.”

From “Head First” series of books. I love the Intro section where they talk about using an informal style, touching emotions and other ways to engage learners. 

If you really want to learn, and you want to learn more quickly and more deeply, pay attention to how you pay attention. Think about how you think. Learn how you learn.

We can use some of these ideas to engage students in face to face interactions in class as well. Instead of delivering long lectures that put them in a listening (or sleeping) mode, it may be good to provoke them into thinking and kindle their curiosity to learn more. 

LinkLog: Why Functional Programming Matters?

Functional programmers argue that there are great material benefits – that
a functional programmer is an order of magnitude more productive than his
conventional counterpart, because functional programs are an order of magnitude
shorter. Yet why should this be?

LinkLog: Why Functional Programming Matters?

A couple of days ago, I went into the wrong networking event by mistake. This is one of those, where exchanging cards seems to be the main activity. The only saving grace was that I bumped into a programmer. We got to chatting and I asked him about his favorite programming languages. Pat came the reply “Haskell”. Before I could dig deeper, we were called into a formal (rather boring) meeting. So I went and Googled “Why functional programming” and here is one the neat papers I came across. It is kind of old but, will give you a sense of why you should consider giving it a try.

Functional programmers argue that there are great material benefits – that
a functional programmer is an order of magnitude more productive than his
conventional counterpart, because functional programs are an order of magnitude
shorter. Yet why should this be?

You can Read the full paper.

What People Believe

Business folks believe that conversation solves all problems. Designers believe visualization solves all problems. Engineers believe that optimization solves all problems. Communication mayhem ensues!

What People Believe

What People Believe

Business folks believe that conversation solves all problems. Designers believe visualization solves all problems. Engineers believe that optimization solves all problems.