Archive | February, 2013
25 Feb

Startup Iceland

Startup Life - Amy and BradI have been reading the new book by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor on Startup Life -surviving and thriving in a relationship with an entrepreneur. I think Brad and Amy bring a level of conversation that I have not read in a self help or relationship help book. This is one of the must have book as a reference if you are an Entrepreneur or a Startup Founder or working in a Startup. It has many strategies, stories, sacrifices and simple advice on making things work while everything around the entrepreneur is moving at a crazy pace. I have been enjoying the book. I would recommend everyone to read this book. The contents of the book are not just for Entrepreneurs it is for anyone wanting to having a lifelong relationship with a person whom they love, respect and admire. Here are some excerpts from the book:

In a…

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24 Feb

The Positivity Project

As a person who likes to keep busy and ALWAYS have something to do, I have had to develop a system which allows me to prioritize my time. One of “imaginary lives” for this week is as a life coach, so the following post will be an exercise in behaving as if I exist inside of this imaginary life.

By the way, the “imaginary lives” exercises involves choosing 5 professions that you are not engaged in, but that you find interesting. Spend some time imagining or writing about what your life would be like in each of these professions, and then integrate some part of your imaginings into your life. It’s sort of a neat experiment that has the potential to increase the level of fulfillment that you experience in your real life.

A few posts ago, I spoke about all of the things that are going on in my…

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24 Feb

Law of Attraction Mastery

In “The Healing Heart: Antidotes to Panic and Helplessness”, Norman Cousins, credits laughter with much of his miraculous recovery from a crippling neurological disorder.  Cousins noted, “Nothing is more important in the treatment of serious disease than liberating the patient from panic and foreboding”. Nothing is more important than feeling as good as we can right now. Good feelings attract more good feelings and good circumstances into our lives.

The following are small steps you may take to feel better consistently.  Decide which ones most appeal to you. Feel free to come up with your own small steps too.

SMALL STEP #1:                 What Can You Think? What Can You Do? Who Can You Talk to Or See To Feel Better Right Now?

Make a list of as many things as possible that you can do right this moment to feel as good as you can. Ideally, these things should involve…

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24 Feb
21 Feb

Miss. Tilly

Couple of years ago I heard this story:

A very poor man decides to pray to God that he could win the lottery. He prays and prays, but doesn’t win. Every day, he prays to God that he could  let him win the lotto, and it never happens.

One day, when he’s very old and frustrated, he gets on his knees and says, “Look, God. This is the last time I’m going to pray. PLEASE let me win the lottery, or at least tell me why you aren’t letting me win!!!”

Suddenly, an angel appears before the man and says, “Look, sir you have prayed every day to God, but have you ever bought a ticket ?”

So often people look to others for answers/rewards and make themselves out to be victims (I myself am guilty of this). I have come to the realization that one of two things needs…

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21 Feb


Providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) tend to be based in elite pockets of the United States (SiliconValley and Boston, for example), but their students increasingly come from all corners of the world. And to attract and accommodate a more global student body, online education startup Coursera on Thursday said that it had added even more school partners, about half of which are international, to offer more courses reflecting different languages, perspectives and disciplines.

The Palo Alto-based company said it had added 29 new academic partners, 16 of which are international, nearly doubling its list of institutional partners (you can see a full list of new schools below).  With its new partners, the startup will not only offer courses in French (it already launched a course with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), but also Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

Since launching nearly a year ago, the…

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21 Feb


edX, the nonprofit online course provider launched by Harvard and MIT, has long had a highly international student population — 70 percent of its students are from overseas. But now it will draw its content from schools around the world as well.

On Wednesday, the group announced that it had expanded its X University Consortium with six schools, including its first partners based outside the U.S. The new partners include: Australian National University (ANU), Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, McGill University and the University of Toronto in Canada, and Rice University in Texas. With the new additions, edX now counts 12 academic institutions as partners.

“Our mission is to offer the best courses from the best professors from the best universities – and quality, of course, is a key part of what we’re doing,” said Anant Agarwal, president of…

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