Archive for February, 2007

How to conduct a successful interview

February 27, 2007  |  Self-Improvement  |  No Comments

Few things could spice up a research paper like a good interview could. This is why I thought it might be a good idea to go through the essentials of interviewing.

Before the interview
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Time to Uninstall Web 2.0 … you heard me right!

February 27, 2007  |  No Comments

Web 2.0 is a term that is being used more often and I personally think it’s a stupid term (and this is not a mis-underestimation). Why? Well it has no real meaning to it, the word could be used to mean almost anything. If there was a word that could mean everything then it would have meant nothing!

Time to wake up here! There is no such thing as a Web 2.0, its the same o’l Web with some social bookmarking features/tagging and AJAX. Nothing new here, it’s no easier making a product today than it was yesterday.

The idea of making everyone “connected” in these so called e-conversations is pretty neat, but will it work in the long end? I doubt it.

What do you think? Am I wrong here? Do you know of any other vague useless terms?

Recent updates

February 18, 2007  |  No Comments

Updated the site and added some content:

1. To do list

I went through the basics of constructing a task list. This is great if you have procrastination issues. Procrastinators unite!…. tomorrow Read More

How to live more not longer!

February 16, 2007  |  How to, Self-Improvement  |  2 Comments

This is a post about the art of living more and not longer since the latter is not in our control at all (regardless of what any biased health nutritionist may claim). Do you want to know what it implies to live more?

  • You get more things done in less time
  • You can live life more; 10, 20 or even 30 years which would otherwise be in vain.
  • How is this possible?

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    Speed reading test

    February 12, 2007  |  Reading

    As some of you might know, we have a speed reading test tool that has become somewhat popular quite recently. This made me think about improving it to add some more study tools along with it.

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    The recommended way of learning is NOT recommended

    February 10, 2007  |  Educational Theory

    A feeling of aversion. That’s what I feel when I hear people claim that you could only learn in one specific way, in their way or else your studies could all be in vain!

    This mentality is completely wrong and is refuted by a number of solid facts;

    1. You are unique

    Yes, you are special and unique and that goes for the way you learn as well. Some students have to study in a completely silent area while others tend to feel restrained by such silence.

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    4 tips – Catch up with speed readers

    February 8, 2007  |  Reading  |  10 Comments

    Have you ever noticed how some people flip through pages that may take you (and me) hours to read in order to fully comprehend? What are these people doing that we might be missing? Not that much actually and it’s not really that difficult to accomplish. Here’s 4 important factors to help you read faster and catch up with these speed offenders.

    1. Knowledge is #1

    This goes for all situations, you need to have knowledge about something before you can take action. Did you know, for instance, that an average student may spend around 2400 hours studying (if we consider this person studies 20h/week in a period of 3 years). Do you know that this means?

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