Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Keanu Reeves (1964)? Keanu Reeves, whose first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964. Happy birthday, Keanu!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

— A. A. Milne

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Sunday – Riddles

Different lights make me stranger, for each one my size will change. What am I?

 

 

 

 

The answer is: A pupil.

I’m tasty on the inside, I’m curvy not wide. If you step on my hide, you’ll go for a ride. What am I?

 

 

 

The answer is: A banana.

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job? | Ladders

Multitasker — another word for “unfocused”
According to current neuroscience research, our brains can not focus on multiple tasks at the same time, but actually switch between tasks quickly, giving us the illusion of multitasking. Meaning, people cannot listen in a meeting and write an email at the same time – they are doing each of these tasks for a few seconds at a time while constantly switching their attention back and forth. While this sounds impressive, serious productivity is lost in both activities.

via What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job? | Ladders

From my Fav newsletter for Startpreneurs

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TraveLibro: Here’s A Travel Social Network That Helps Travellers Discover, Capture, And Inspire Wanderlust
Founded by Monish Shah and Malhar Gala, TraveLibro enables users to build a global social network where they can capture their travel experiences in live ‘On-The-Go’ stories via photos, videos, reviews, and thoughts, chronologically.
Established in 2016, pi Ventures claims to be India’s first such venture fund that is focused on AI. It recently raised $6 Mn from the CDC Group UK. Here are the excerpts from this week’s Moneyball with Manish Singhal founding partner at pi Ventures where he talks to us about how their model is nott to spray and pray, his belief that in future, products will struggle to survive if they don’t use AI and machine learning in a meaningful way and much more…
Inc42, in the 21st episode of Ask Me Anything (AMA), hosted Siddharth Talwar, co-founder and partner of Venture capital firm Lightbox. He has been in the startup ecosystem for nearly two decades with hands-on-experience of being an entrepreneur and then an investor, supporting consumer technology startups.
nc42’s Blockchain Technology Report 2018: Demystifying The Hottest Technology Of The Moment
Zoho, which enables enterprises to run their businesses smoothly with its suite of online productivity tools and SaaS applications, claims to have more than 35 Mn users worldwide. Even as Indian startups are going the IPO way, Vembu loves his freedom and has no plans to take Zoho public.
Online lending startup CASHe has developed a proprietary scoring system called ‘SLQ’ as an alternate to the current banking credit scoring system. The SLQ is independent of any bureau reports and generates its own scores based on the customer’s social behaviour data

I  The One watching 

 When you think that no one sees you, I The One am diligently watching you. 


When you feel that no one hears you, I The One am listening intently to you. Because you are Mine, I am the One who is most intimately concerned about you”.

                                                                              —-Meher Baba 

Intimate Conversations With The Awakener, p37

By Bal Natu 

Copyright 1989 Sheriar Foundation 

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Sunday – RAK Movement Random Acts of Kindness.

  1. Make your voice count – sign a petition for a good cause
  2. Buy someone a coffee
  3. Help someone improve, give them constructive feedback
  4. Have lunch with a homeless person
  5. Tell a friend about ARK/World Kindness Day
  6. Help someone academically – lend them your study notes
  7. Reconnect with your grandparents or an elderly person you know – give them a call!
  8. Put your phone down and have a conversation with a friend
  9. Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone
  10. Go out of your way to thank someone today!