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Burning The Midnight Candle

I wish my warm covers were over me right now. I wish I was waking up to realize it was just 1:00 am and then quickly snuggle back under my covers.

Instead, I am sitting with my laptop on my lap (isn’t that where it belongs, anyway?)  Hoping I can get halfway into my project’s goal plan before my eyes close for the night, I am taking a quick moment to self- distract via this post. Part of it is a result of  procrastination. Things add up and catch up with us at a time when we least want them to.  I can hear someone judge me for being lazy, unfocused, negligent or just being a poor personal time manager. No, that’s not the case! I just failed to recognize what I had to prioritize over the other. I was working hard all along, but the timelines and deadlines were not well orchestrated.

What am I trying to say, before I return to my, yet, long night?

  1. Much as we  would like to impress, let’s learn to promise just as much we can deliver regardless of what opinions we fear might be formed about us.
  2. It’s okay to have more than we can handle, but it’s very important that we prioritize and concentrate on what’s more urgent ( temporarily blocking out important, but less urgent tasks) .
  3. If we can’t make the deadline, unless it’s a make-or-break situation, it’s better we promptly update the expecting party about our shortcomings and delays, and then diligently work towards delivering according to our renegotiated deadline. That way, quality and integrity may always equally maintained.
  4. Treat ourselves to a rewarding sleep-in if we think we overstretched ourselves for a while and it might deplete us of our creative and physical energy. And oh, yes, get that one dish we promised to treat ourselves to once we complete a major gruesome project.

Shhhh… here I am reaching out for the poor kettle again so I can make myself one more delicious cup of coffee to see me though that final round of the night. If you’re reading this at this moment (and you’re within my time zone) chances are we have a similar routine or PROBLEM?   Yes, PROBLEM!

The best thing of all is that I work in my PJs so I can just fall asleep anytime and will not have any apologies (to myself) come dawn.

Adios!

 

 

 

 

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Stop Faking It To Make it… Just BE It!

   Sometimes, this is ME some mornings!!! 


I wake up and just want to get things done. I had the same feeling this morning and off I went to my PC and started to create something to inspire myself and others. Yes you will soon see what I created!

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Most important to me is that we all move from a place where we seek acceptance to where we are inevitably accepted.  Let’s stop trying to fake it ’til we make it!

Seems like much to ask for, but all we need need to do is to get the job done- within ourselves, and without. Is that too much to ask for? Not really.

So, let’s do it! Have a fabulous weekend!!!   Stay focused…if you can!

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Data science is still white hot, but nothing lasts forever

Maybe it’s time for major #PredictiveTraining in colleges and schools to avoid the disappointment of ‘profession staleness’.

Fortune

Every day tech industry execs bemoan the lack of data scientists—the people who theoretically know how to look at the data your company generates, and delve into it to derive the all-important insights we keep hearing about.

And on Thursday, the hype continued. At a Big Data panel hosted by Silicon Valley Bank and Hack/reduce in Boston, nearly 100% percent of the speakers talked about the dearth of qualified data scientists and the impact that is having on business. Several actually said the time to hire a data scientist was: “yesterday.”

What do you expect? Two years ago, The Harvard Business Review, apparently an arbiter of such things, dubbed data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”

So, if you can’t go back in time to hire a data scientist, sooner is still better than later, said Michael Schmidt, CEO of Nutonian, a Cambridge, Mass. data analytics…

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Beyond blood: Theranos’ billionaire founder talks growth

What are your thoughts? #Reflections

Fortune

Men tend to start business to make a lot of money. Women start businesses to create the companies that they want to work for—and typically don’t dream about building Fortune 500-sized giants that will make them billionaires.

Elizabeth Holmes is not your typical woman entrepreneur. And even though her habitual style of dress—black turtleneck and black suit—is Steve Jobs-ian, this self-made multi-billionaire is unlike anyone Silicon Valley has seen before.

Holmes founded Theranos, a blood diagnostics business, 11 years ago when she was a student at Stanford. She dropped out of college during her second year, relentlessly altered her vision and business plans, went on to raise more than $400 million in funding, and today runs a company that investors value at $9 billion. Holmes, now 30, owns more than half of this fast-growing health-care startup.

Last June, my colleague Roger Parloff did a fascinating Fortune cover profile of Holmes…

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GoPro CEO’s promise to a college friend just cost him $229 million

Precious virtue! #KeepingPromises

Fortune

GoPro’s top executive Nick Woodman, the highest paid CEO in the U.S., is generating headlines for keeping his word — even if it costs him millions of dollars.

Woodman, who steers camera maker GoPro [fortune-stock symbol=”GPRO”], saw his fortune drop by $229 million this week after he returned 4.7 million shares to the company, according to a Bloomberg report. He was handing back the shares as part of an agreement he struck with the company for stock options that were granted to Woodman’s college roommate Neil Dana, who attended the University of California at San Diego with Woodman.

Why was Woodman so generous? Well, he was making good on a verbal agreement he struck with Dana more than a decade ago, when he agreed to share 10% of any proceeds he received from the sale of GoPro shares held by Woodman. The terms of this promise were even disclosed…

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