Sunday, March 30, 2014

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread of influenza across the US. via Pocket

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do you want to know how global millennial are going to change the world for good?

During Hult Prize 2014 regional judging in San Francisco on March 8, 2014, i felt the passion of 11 teams from across the world in curing chronic disease for the 25,000,000 people living in the slums across the entire planet!

Hult Prize 2014 in partnership with Clinton Global Initiative crafted the challenge for various universities teams from the planet to cure (not prevent) cardiac disease, respiratory illnesses and diabetes for the poor living in slums across the 2019!

5 simultaneous regional judging panels were held in Hult International Business School campuses (San Francisco, Boston, Dubai, London and Shanghai) on Mar 8, 2014. The unique judging experience for our team (San Francisco) was an eye opener! 

We saw, felt and breathed the passion, the stories, the connection these young people brought to their ideas for poor living in slums. Teams shared how their own experiences in those slums guided them in dreaming up their ideas to solve the chronic disease for the 25 Million people.

One thing that lit my fire was: these young women & men could empathize with the poor living in slums, while they are from a different background!

The San Francisco regional winning team was from MIT (3 young women and one young man). They already have a working prototype to rapidly heal people in slums who suffer from diabetes related wounds. Instead of daily dressing, their solution would require change in dressing once every three (3) days.

While dramatically reducing the cost for the people in slums suffering from diabetes related wound infections!

Here is another write up from fellow judge Sheryl Chamberlain

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to engage your audience for any event...even SXSW (Slideshare content)

Keep these jewels in mind when you are requested to give a keynote address. Give something to your audience.....not expect to take from your audience.

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Introverts: Know Your Strengths, And You Can Flourish At Work, Too

By Laura Pepper Wu, editor, The Write Life Magazine. In American business culture, we often favor extroversion. Yet the latest research suggests introverts make up one-third to one-half of the U.S. population. via Pocket

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Will Your Kids Be High-Performers In The Workplace?

In the 1950’s and 60’s, researchers were curious to find out if there was a correlation between intelligence, creativity, and high-performance. At the time, psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance was conducting a series of tests on children. via Pocket

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A good alternate to Behavioral Interviewing

There are plenty of inefficient and ill-conceived business processes. Some of them are worse than the rest. These Business Worst Practices are more than badly-designed and bureaucratic. via Pocket