Written by Adriano Marques
Rich Dad Poor Dad
19 November, 2012
The author recounts his story from the viewpoint of having two fathers: one that was very well educated, but not financially wise and the other been of limited education but financially wise and successful. It gives a good insight on the main reasons why most people struggle to achieve financial success and how to break the cycle that he calls the rat race. I recommend this book, and it really helped me a lot in various aspect but I'd be cautious with some suggestions the author makes that are a
Review: The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
24 October, 2012
“We become what we repeatedly do.” Sean Covey [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Covey] at The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens [http://www.amazon.com/7-Habits-Highly-Effective-Teens/dp/0743258150%3FSubscriptionId%3D0G81C5DAZ03ZR9WH9X82%26tag%3Dzem-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0743258150] Insightful analysis on how our brain [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain] develops habits using the most recent and intriguing cases studied in the field. The auth
Another group photo from the mentor Summit 2012
23 October, 2012
Another group photo from the mentor summit 2012.
Gift table near the end of Summit
21 October, 2012
Gift table near the end of the mentor summit.
Another talk we're giving today at the mentor Summit 2012
21 October, 2012
Another talk we're giving today at the mentor summit 2012.
The Personal MBA
23 September, 2012
Thinking that a book could cover 2 years of MBA studies would be silly, and I didn't get through this book expecting that, but it certainly surpassed what I thought it was going to deliver. The author makes a focused summary on all the subjects usually taught in an MBA and makes several references to other resources where you can dig further in any topic of interest, not being too shallow in his own job of teaching each subject and being careful not to spend much time in any specific topic.
19 September, 2012
Although I somewhat enjoyed going through this book, I didn't try the writing method the author preaches and am not sure whether it is actually efficient. I'm not saying that I suspect it isn't efficient, but I'm sure it isn't suitable to all personalities, and it definitely isn't a green method as it will make you consume a lot of trees in the process. I think this is definitely a good read for other authors to help them improve their writing, but not really of great help for the casual write
No Easy Day
09 September, 2012
Written by one of the Navy Seals that participated in the Osama Bin Laden capture, it is a very detailed recount of all the training and execution of the mission from his perspective, featuring a detailed narration of the helicopter accident and Osama's death. The majority of the book's content is devoted to explaining what the navy seals are, how they train and the kind of missions they execute. In the process, various other missions not related to Osama's pursuit are recounted, which can rea
10 May, 2012
There are 7 attributes that can be associated to any story, brand or personality that triggers the human fascination: * Power * Passion * Mystique * Trust * Alarm * Rebellion * Prestige Not only the author does a great job describing each of these triggers, comparing brands, products and even celebrities, but she also teaches how to identify all your personal triggers, how enhance them and what are the effects each of these triggers causes in other people. Great read and definitely recommend f
Open Monitor and Google Summer of Code
09 December, 2011
Talk at December's meeting of the Chipy community about Open Monitor and participating in the Google Summer of Code program.
The experience of giving a speech in a catwalk with a 360˚ screen
18 November, 2011
After being invited to speak at the Creativity World Forum 2011 in Hasselt, Belgium, I was struck with the news that I was going to speak in a catwalk and that the presentation was going to be projected in a 360˚ screen, while the audience would be surrounding me from all sides. That felt like a great idea, and I was really excited to give it a try. When I got up there, I noticed that the catwalk had live grass throughout and it just summed up to the whole new experience of speaking in such a
Building an Internet Connectivity Monitor
16 November, 2011
A short speech I gave at the Creativity World Forum 2011 in Hasselt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasselt], Belgium [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium].