Fatos Morina

Software engineering and personal development

Month: September 2016

5 myths and misunderstandings about learning

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Scott Young is a writer of a few books that are mostly about learning more and productivity. He is probably famous especially for his astonishing project of finishing a four year MIT Computer Science curriculum in one year learning on his own without being at MIT. He writes in a blog mostly about ways of learning more and better.  A couple of weeks ago, Scott Young held a webinar about the myths and misconceptions that people have about learning well. The webinar was not intended to be recorded, so I had to wake up at 2:30 am to watch it because of the time zone differences, but I consider it totally worth my time and effort. In this article, you can find some notes that I took while attending the webinar, hoping that they may be beneficial for you. Continue reading

Elon Musk can be afraid just like you

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When you hear the name of Elon Musk, what might be among the first things that pop into your mind?

I guess you might think of a modern “Iron Man”, who is really smart and really brave going after his targets despite all odds and conventional wisdom.

Except being an extraordinary guy for its achievements, his seemingly inhuman work ethic working around 100 hours a week and his big goal of making interplanetary transportation possible, he feels fear too. Continue reading

How do you know that you are going to be ready in the future?

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Two weeks ago, I wrote an article telling how we do not have the courage or the determination to face with difficult tasks that we have at hand and suppose that we might postpone important things for the future, expecting that somehow, we are going to be ready to finish them. For those of you that might have not been convinced yet, I would suggest you to reevaluate your opinion by answering the following questions and then be able to think whether you should keep postponing your task. You do not have to answer them for me, but for your own selves. Continue reading

The 400,000 dollars idea about productivity

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Charles M. Schwab, who used to be one of the richest man in the planet, asked the productivity consultant Ivy Lee for some advice that would help his employees increase their work efficiency. The advice he gave to the executives turned out to be something very valuable for which Schwab later paid Lee a sum that is now worth 400,000 dollars. Continue reading

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