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A Programmer’s Guide to Creating an Eclectic Bookshelf

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Every developer should have a bookshelf. The possible set of texts in his cabinet are myriad, but not every collection gives a programmer a variety of tools. With an eclectic set of weapons, a...
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Gift of life confronts social taboos

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It’s an implanted fact: According to the American Transplant Foundation, 20 patients in the United States die every day due to lack of available organs for transplant. Up to eight lives can be saved...
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AI & Creativity: Deep Dream comes true

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Artificial Intelligence always fascinated me. Not only as a useful set of tools, continuously evolving, but also as an experiment field. Some years ago, as Neural Network-based solutions popped up everywhere, it was a breakthrough. A...
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Want to know who the leader is? Ask him to decide.

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One of the most valuable things an effective leader can offer an organization is the ability to make decisions, hopefully the right ones. However, it is the way the decision is made that separates outstanding...
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Should we be worried about our past?

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On leaving behind digital breadcrumbs. In his revealing and subliminal book on Business Strategy, Only the Paranoid Survive, Intel’s C.E.O Andrew S. Grove (God rest his soul) wrote one of the most eerie sentence; “In technology,...
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Year-end rally to come in global equities, led by emerging markets

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I recently wrote that I would be enlisting the help of friends and family to help make up for some of my weaknesses when it comes to investment thinking, writing and executing. I am...
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Your business is built on the foundations you exhibit.

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Brick by Brick, regardless of your presence. You can learn a lot by observing children about the parents who raised them. Similarly, you can learn a lot about a business by observing how the employees conduct...
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Forget about Oil, Water is the future.

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We’re not running out of alternatives for fuel. The energy sector was once a booming glory of investors, no matter the market’s state — the argument could always be made for Liquid Gold. Oil. The Pinnacle of all...
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To Gain an Edge, Influencers Move Markets

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Influencer marketing raises several questions: Not only what is it, but is it still a thing? Henny Mohenyi Maruapula adamantly affirms the second part. After all, he makes his livelihood in the trade. Through his...
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The Death of Discretionary Asset Management and Rise of Data-Driven Investment

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Data-driven services have made the active asset management industry experience a major shakeup, as these investment strategies (especially digital services) continue to grow in popularity. Their lower cost and greater efficiency make them more...
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Your wallpaper is a reflection of your mood.

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And it affects your productivity. Sensory response, through vision, can invoke a sense of emotion. Like seeing an advertisement at the subway as we wait for our train to come, those L.E.D’s are silently doing...
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Why I didn’t attend my graduation.

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…I kinda sorta fell asleep, and here’s why “Degrees” are bullshit. Alright, who’s next — alright Nabeel Tahir, may you please approach the stage. “He’s not here.” “Where is he?” “He’s asleep, I think.” “He’s not here for his...
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Lead by Example, Not Force.

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It’s a lot easier to set the rules in place, and have them enforced through management. It’s difficult, to lead by setting an example — a technique I think is more valuable than forced rules...
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Organizational Change Begins with Me

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They teach us that a significant role in the transformation of an organization is played by clearly defined business goals, the relationship of a leader with people and well-chosen communication tools. And although I...
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The Dawn Of A New Day In Germany

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Germany has been front-page news around the world lately, as perhaps there is Schadenfreude in some quarters regarding what appears to be collapsing German political stability. In the key Southern Germany state of Bavaria,...
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A Possible Conspiracy Theory for Bitcoin’s Prolonged Stability, Despite Much Positive News

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This story is just a theory and I have no idea if this is true or not, it is simply an opinion. Enjoy! Bitcoin has remained at the same price of around $6,600 for the...
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The Gem in the North: North Korea’s Untapped Mineral and Industrial Potential

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When North Korea appears in mainstream media headlines, one of the last descriptors you’d expect to see is “tremendous opportunity.” And yet, now that the U.S. and North Korea have concluded an apparently successful summit...