Book Review: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

"...relationships are more like muscles—the more you work them, the stronger they become."  -Keith Ferrazzi. In Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi offers tips and best practices to strategically develop one's social and professional network.   Pro tips: Never look at relationships as transactional. They are not Quid pro quo, rather "...relationships are more like muscles—the more … Continue reading Book Review: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

Three Years Later: #DeleteFacebook

In Dec 2014, I published a post "Why I'm breaking up with Facebook". Breaking up with Facebook, though, proved more challenging than I expected. This week, in March 2018, Facebook's abuse of user trust has spurred a new campaign from Elon Musk, Brian Acton, and thousands of others to #DeleteFacebook. Acton, the co-founder of Whatsapp, … Continue reading Three Years Later: #DeleteFacebook

Why I stopped signing emails: “Please advise”.

Email is a fantastic tool that enables asynchronous communication across the globe. However, we all suffer from the too much email. For two months, I have tried to stop signing emails with an open-ended phrase like "Please advise, or What do you think? (WDUT?)". Why? Ambivalence Unclear expectations: The recipient is often overwhelmed what he can, … Continue reading Why I stopped signing emails: “Please advise”.

Two weeks ago, my Apple Watch became indispensable to my daily routine.

Two weeks ago, I updated my Macbook to High Sierra, and I updated my Apple Watch to Watch OS 3. I can't tell you about any notable changes to either software, but I can tell you about one feature that has made my Apple Watch indispensable to my daily routine. Auto Unlock. If you're wearing … Continue reading Two weeks ago, my Apple Watch became indispensable to my daily routine.

Breathlyzer : Drinking&Driving || Textalyzer : Texting&Driving

Would you hand your phone to a stranger? Perhaps.  Would you let a stranger use your computer? Most people, this time, say no. Why the difference? Perception. People rightfully believe that their computer contains an enormous amount of confidential and proprietary information. In the hands of a malicious stranger, the stranger can do a lot of damage. … Continue reading Breathlyzer : Drinking&Driving || Textalyzer : Texting&Driving

What is deep learning?

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. "Deep Learning" is a term used to refer to a branch of Machine Learning. Deep Learning leverages computation power to solve complex problems. Recently, Deep Learning made news headlines when Alphabet’s AlphaGo (DeepMind) computer program defeated international Go champion Lee Se-Dol . Go is an ancient Chinese game that is computationally far more complex that Chess. Why is this so significant? Beating the … Continue reading What is deep learning?

E-commerce, What does the price mean?

The NYTimes  wrote an expose on e-commerce sites exploiting customers looking for a "deal". What the sites do? Websites (e.g. Overstock, etc.) show expensive prices to portray expensive merchandise Websites show discounts to convince customers that they are getting a deal. Some websites (e.g. Amazon, eBay) have timed-deal to create urgency. Are there problems with these tactics?  There is no problem … Continue reading E-commerce, What does the price mean?