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RT @ValaAfshar: This stapler does not use any staples.
This expanding implant could cut the risk of strokes
A flower-inspired solar panel produces more energy than traditional solar panels
Health spending and life expectancy
A four day work week produced: Productivity: +20% Commitment: +20% Stress: -7%
Human activity is threatening 1 million species with extinction
RT @ValaAfshar: Dear high school kids, learn 1 public speaking 2 writing well 3 storytelling (see 1-2) 4 critical thinking (not cynicism)…
Things that I did after the age 40: 1 appointed chief customer officer 2 wrote a book 3 wrote first blog (450+ articles) 4 awarded US patent (social machines) 5 appointed chief marketing officer 6 started using @Twitter 7 started a weekly show (500+ guests) 8 joined @Salesforce
You are not too old to: 1 change your mind 2 forgive first 3 learn a new skill 4 share wisdom 5 be afraid 6 apologize for mistakes 7 love again 8 make new friends 9 be generous 10 be happy 11 remove clutter 12 re-read favorite book 13 show gratitude 14 try again 15 dare to dream
I am impressed when I meet very smart, successful people. But what I admire most is kindness, humility, optimism, generosity and shared knowledge. Be this person.
Here’s how luck finds you: 1. Work harder than expected 2. Stay teachable 3. Give without expecting a get 4. Read and write more 5. Show up on time 6. Focus on your customers 7. Develop good manners 8. Be humble 9. Be kind and generous 10. Surround yourself with smarter people
RT @ValaAfshar: Sebastian Steudtner, a German surfer, rode a wave over 115 feet tall at Nazare, Portugal in 2018
If you made a mistake, apologize. If you love someone, tell them, now. If you are confused, ask more questions. If you appreciate someone, show them. If you want to feel lighter, forgive first. If you are stuck, ask others for help. If you miss someone, connect with them.
RT @ValaAfshar: The pendulum motion
RT @ValaAfshar: Stunning Shaolin Kung Fu from above
RT @ValaAfshar: You did not choose your: 1 birthplace 2 skin color 3 birth parents, family 4 birth gender 5 birth language 6 birth name 7 e…
A rich life: 1. You and your loved ones are healthy 2. Quality time with family and friends 3. People who love and trust you 4. Work that fills you with pride and joy 5. Opportunity to learn and grow 6. Freedom to express yourself 7. Courage to dare, dream and do 8. Wanting less
More Hall & Oates
A little Hall & Oates
Distance yourself from people who: 1 speak poorly about others 2 have problems for every solution 3 enjoy complaining 4 always feel entitled 5 blame others for losing 6 take more than give 7 make you feel bad about yourself 8 cheat or lie 9 bully or troll 10 nitpick as a hobby
15 habits of lucky people: 1 work harder 2 complain less 3 teach others 4 show gratitude 5 share credit 6 choose kindness 7 volunteer first 8 unselfishly give 9 trust first 10 good manners 11 stay teachable 12 promote others 13 love to explore 14 storytellers 15 love to compete
RT @ValaAfshar: Enemies of innovation: 1 culture of blame 2 no safe space to experiment 3 desire to please all 4 big egos 5 self-doubt 6 m…
RT @ValaAfshar: Top 10 skills in 2022: 1 analytical thinking and innovation 2 active learning 3 creativity 4 tech design 5 critical thinki…
The coolest people I know: 1 have great manners 2 remember people's names 3 show up on time 4 lifelong students 5 listen with interest 6 don't respond to negativity 7 random acts of kindness 8 mentor 9 give without expecting a get 10 holding doors open 11 graceful truth tellers
The second time you make the same mistake is called a choice.
RT @ValaAfshar: AI adoption is projected to grow by 95% over the next two years. AI is changing the rules of business, so it's imperative t…
RT @JonErlichman: Revenue generated each hour: Amazon: $28.3 million Macy’s Best Buy Sears Target $…
If you cannot outspend your competitors, then: outwork outcare outgive outsmart outlove outlisten outeducate outplan outshare outrisk outinnovate outservice outtrain outinspire outhustle outpraise outpromise outrespect outdream —Seth Godin
The best teacher is your last mistake.
RT @ZDNet: 5 CIO initiatives that should be topping IT’s agenda by @ValaAfshar
It is easier to hold onto our principles 100% of the time than it is 98% of the time. —@claychristensen
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. —Coach John Wooden
RT @ValaAfshar: Appreciate the teachers that can show us the beauty of science
A good recipe: be stubborn on the vision and strategy and flexible on the details and tactics. —@jeffBezos
It is amazing that this was said in 1985
A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to do great things in this world. If you want to be able to do great things, whether you’re a musician, or whether you are an entrepreneur, or whether you’re an investor, you need free time and you need a free mind.—@naval
Everything has meaning but not everything is meaningful.
There are times when a deliberate pause is needed for your purpose to find you.
If you care about someone, and you want to be helpful, then give them your undivided attention.
I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. —Professor Richard Feynman
Only 22% of IT leaders consider voice assistants to be a high priority, and only 14% have a completely defined voice technology strategy. Yet 58% of customers today say voice assistants are actively changing their expectations of companies.
RT @ValaAfshar: This is what happens when you sleep
RT @ValaAfshar: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossibl…
“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Customer experience is a function of flow continuity. Friction minimization is only optimized with AI technologies (machine learning and natural language processing).
Marketing without AI is not personalized, relevant or timely. Sales without AI is not optimized, value driven or scalable. Service without AI is not proactive, completed and preventative. AI is electricity. Without it, businesses are in the dark and on a path to irrelevance.
RT @ValaAfshar: Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from the holocaust. Some of the survivors surprised him 50 years later. https://…
RT @ValaAfshar: 20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions
Measurement is fabulous. Unless you're busy measuring what's easy to measure as opposed to what's important. —Godin
Inviting you to listen to a short but engaging conversation with my friends @ValaAfshar and @rwang0 - "A Timely Conversation About Digital Lifestyles 🤳, the Future of Work 🤖 and the Importance of Creativity 🎨" #TuesdayThoughts #TuesdayMotivation
An important conversation with @ValaAfshar and @rwang0 about digital lifestyles 🤳, the future of work 🤖 and creativity 🎨. e-in-an-era-of-distraction/ #MondayMotivation
RT @ValaAfshar: Judgment is knowing the long-term consequences of your actions. In an age of infinite leverage, judgment is the most import…
RT @ValaAfshar: Be humble. You may be wrong. Be kind. You may be remembered. Be hard working. You may be luckier. Be trustworthy. You may…
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