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Managing your Research

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Good paper: Managing your Research http://masteringresearch.blogspot.ca/2012/12/managing-your-research.html?goback=.gde_96766_member_199460944

This article is for those who are having their first research study and facing problems while managing their research study.

Written by youryblog

December 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Posted in Research

” Get Naked in Person, Not on Facebook” from pcmag.com

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Get Naked in Person, Not on Facebook http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413629,00.asp
“Self-destructing’ Snapchat and Facebook Poke messages can actually be copied, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Protect yourself.”

Very good: ”

Oh, Those Teenagers
Teenagers overlook this because teenagers are actually clinically brain damaged. They’re biologically programmed to ignore risk and act on emotion. So I can excuse 15-year-olds who sext their boyfriends. It’s a horrified, facepalming excuse, but forgive them, for they know not what they do.

(Teenagers, I’m speaking from personal experience here as someone who spent ages 13 to 16 screaming, crying, thrilled, miserable, in love, in love, in love, out of love, hopeful, and always passionate about something.)”

But what’s about other people. They are almost the same 🙂

 

Written by youryblog

December 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8 – good paper

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10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013431/10-reasons-to-choose-ubuntu-12-10-over-windows-8.html

see below comparison:

 

  Windows 8 Pro (x86) Ubuntu 12.10
License fee $39 to $69 upgrade Free
CPU architectures supported x86, x86-64 x86, x86-64, ARM, PPC
Minimum RAM 1GB, 2GB 512MB
Minimum hard-disk space 20GB 5GB
Concurrent multiuser support No Yes
Workspaces One Two or more
Virtualization Hyper-V KVM
License Not applicable GPL Open Source: Main, Non-GPL: Restricted
Productivity software included None LibreOffice
Graphics tools included No Yes

 

If you want to have something free – Ubuntu or Fedora a very good choice, but if you like something commercial – try Mac Mini or Mac laptop.

 

 

 

 

Written by youryblog

December 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Posted in Business, IT, News

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You – Forbes 12/13/2012 @ 1:15AM

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Mike Myatt wrote a very good paper about problems at all companies with employees. I would like to give a citation to the 10 reasons only (which must know any employer, but in many cases doesn’t): http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/12/13/10-reasons-your-top-talent-will-leave-you/?goback=.gde_3746653_member_197541132
“Following are 10 reasons your talent will leave you – smart leaders don’t make these mistakes:

1. You Failed To Unleash Their Passions: Smart companies align employee passions with corporate pursuits. Human nature makes it very difficult to walk away from areas of passion. Fail to understand this and you’ll unknowingly be encouraging employees to seek their passions elsewhere.

2. You Failed To Challenge Their Intellect: Smart people don’t like to live in a dimly lit world of boredom. If you don’t challenge people’s minds, they’ll leave you for someone/someplace that will.

3. You Failed To Engage Their Creativity: Great talent is wired to improve, enhance, and add value. They are built to change and innovate. They NEED to contribute by putting their fingerprints on design. Smart leaders don’t place people in boxes – they free them from boxes. What’s the use in having a racehorse if you don’t let them run?

4. You Failed To Develop Their Skills: Leadership isn’t a destination – it’s a continuum. No matter how smart or talented a person is, there’s always room for growth, development, and continued maturation. If you place restrictions on a person’s ability to grow, they’ll leave you for someone who won’t.

5. You Failed To Give Them A Voice: Talented people have good thoughts, ideas, insights, and observations. If you don’t listen to them, I can guarantee you someone else will.

6. You Failed To Care: Sure, people come to work for a paycheck, but that’s not the only reason. In fact, many studies show it’s not even the most important reason. If you fail to care about people at a human level, at an emotional level, they’ll eventually leave you regardless of how much you pay them.

7. You Failed to Lead: Businesses don’t fail, products don’t fail, projects don’t fail, and teams don’t fail – leaders fail. The best testament to the value of leadership is what happens in its absence – very little. If you fail to lead, your talent will seek leadership elsewhere.

8. You Failed To Recognize Their Contributions: The best leaders don’t take credit – they give it. Failing to recognize the contributions of others is not only arrogant and disingenuous, but it’s as also just as good as asking them to leave.

9. You Failed To Increase Their Responsibility: You cannot confine talent – try to do so and you’ll either devolve into mediocrity, or force your talent seek more fertile ground. People will gladly accept a huge workload as long as an increase in responsibility comes along with the performance and execution of said workload.

10. You Failed To Keep Your Commitments: Promises made are worthless, but promises kept are invaluable. If you break trust with those you lead you will pay a very steep price. Leaders not accountable to their people, will eventually be held accountable by their people.”

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December 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Posted in Business, Management