Samy Chong – Employees, Your Most Valuable Asset, Summer Series Interviews

Samy Chong

Samy Chong - Employees, Your Most Valuable Asset, Summer Series Interviews Each week during July and August, I will take one of the interviews from my book,  Tales of People Who Get It, and post it on the blog so that you may learn from some of the interviewees.  This week, I feature Samy Chong, who treated his employees well. Related:  Living an Authentic Life – Gabriel Draven, Summer Series Interviews Leading Women toward Self-Sufficiency, Anthea Rossouw – Summer Interview Series Pay Your Taxes – George Fraser, Summer Series Interviews Building Relationships – Andrea Nierenberg, Summer Series Interviews In 2007, I published my … [Read more...]

5 More Lessons from my Informal Liberal Arts Education

Lessons from my liberal arts education

5 More Lessons from my Liberal Arts Education In 7 Lessons from my Informal Liberal Arts Education, I extracted some key lessons as I read through my course notes. For me to penetrate the information, I have to take the time to reflect on what I am reading. As I continue to interact with course notes, I found some other important lessons from my liberal arts education that I would like to share with you. Game-changing technologies change the way ideas spread. Today, people talk about social media making ideas going viral, bringing us information on important events in real time. During the Renaissance, the invention and adoption of … [Read more...]

How to Evaluate Website Content

evaluate website content

How to Evaluate Website Content It now takes only two days to generate the amount of data that was generated in the entire year in 2003, which means that a lot of content is generated every day. Additionally, websites are popping up every second, and not all of this new content being generated is created equally. When conducting research, the best places to begin, are reputable sources such as the government, universities and commercial databases. For these three sources, the content is usually vetted before it is released to the public. But when the typical person needs information, the first thought that often comes to mind is to … [Read more...]

Learning How to Learn

4 Phases of Learning How to Learn

Learning How to Learn Planning to pursue an informal liberal arts education wasn’t easy and straightforward, not like a degree program. When you are working on a degree or a diploma, there are core courses and electives that you have to take, but when your study is more self-directed, the possibilities are endless, which makes the process for deciding what courses to take more difficult. I decided to go the informal route because I already have two business degrees, and I didn’t think that I needed to take on the expense of taking formal courses when there are so many excellent free courses if you know where to look. I completed my … [Read more...]

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review In Susan Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue, the star in the story is a Johannes Vermeer painting. After Dean Merrill’s funeral, a few colleagues from the mathematics department are talking, and at some point, the conversation moves to last words spoken. Cornelius Engelbrecht, mutters, “An eye like a blue pearl,” the last words that his father spoke. Usually a loner, the day brings back memories of his father, whom he buried years ago, on a day like this one. Cornelius invites one of his colleagues, Richard, to his home because he wants to show him something. Cornelius surprises his … [Read more...]