Archive | July, 2013

25 Ways To Successfully Get Through College

23 Jul


 College is not easy. Not only does it test your learning capacity, but it also tests your endurance, time management abilities, finances, and a heck of a lot more. The college challenge can be so grueling, that many venture to finish a college degree only to give up half way. But that may not have to happen if you follow these 25 ways to successfully get through college.

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As a freshman, college may be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to do at all sorts of times. Make it a point to be aware of these activities so that you don’t miss out on something that could potentially be of great interest to you. Visit the college website to look at their calendar or if your college has a newsletter/newspaper, make it a point to read it.


Go to classes prepared

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Shizuoka Blossoms – Shimoda City

23 Jul

Tokyobling's Blog

In late March I went to the Izu peninsula west of Tokyo to photograph cherry blossoms for the Special.T campaign. I took these photos of cherry and plum blossoms as well as a fruit tree with what could possibly be yuzu or maybe bitter orange (which would explain the fact that they seem to be totally unmolested by the local kids). Izu is famous among cherry blossom chasers, the people who live for following the cherry blossoms blooming around the country, the reason being that these are the earliest blossoming trees on the Japanese mainland! Even in late March they were in full bloom only in this garden in Higashiizu City, in most other places they had already gone past full bloom and I was lucky to find these trees still in bloom, at the Inatori Onzen hot springs. There’s plenty of stuff to see and do in Higashiizu so…

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Pakistani Coture

23 Jul

Leadership and being CEO

23 Jul

Startup Iceland

Instead of writing about what it means to be a Leader, I am just going to link to a bunch of posts that I read about the challenges of being a CEO. The classic one is “The Struggle” by Ben Horowitz, and I found a number of gems in this category in his blog. If you have not read my post about the Struggle, you should. When your startup goes through a metamorphosis of growing up there is always growing pains, there is politics and the team culture challenges. Building a world class team is hard, if this was easy or simple everyone would do it. I have been really digging deep into figuring out what makes teams tick and come together. I guess it is as different as we are as people.

  1. What is the most difficult CEO skill? Managing Your Own Psychology
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