Akai Draco

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Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

Jet Li's Warrior Wisdom

Turns out there's more to life than kicking ass, grasshopper. And Jet Li has whupped enough to know<p>The scene could be from any of his movies. A bellhop holds the hotel door open, and the man in black strides in, slo-mo, dark glasses hiding eyes that scan the dim lobby. He's not tall-5'7'', 5'8'' …

Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

When I was in my early days as CEO of Quest Diagnostics, working hard to turn around a then-troubled company, my daughter suffered a life-threatening illness. She was a freshman in college in a distant city. As any parent would, I rushed to her bedside. As I stood there, contemplating her uncertain …

5 Crazy Career Changes That Will Inspire You Not To Settle

Some people know exactly what they want to do with their lives from an early age. They say, for example, that they want to be doctors when they grow up—and, as promised, they’ll excel in science, get accepted into med school, and become physicians.<p>But there are equally successful people whose paths …

Meet The Top 30 Social Salespeople In The World

“Never underestimate the fondness of people and organizations for the status quo,” <i>Enterprise 2.0</i> author Andrew McAfee warns businesses. People are naturally resistant to change, and while that’s not always a bad thing, I’ve encountered my fair share of people resistant to the massive changes and …

Facebook's DeepFace Software Can Match Faces With 97.25% Accuracy

Have you noticed that Facebook is getting better at making suggestions for people to tag in the photos that you have uploaded? Facebook will only get better at identifying faces thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and “deep learning.” Facebook researchers are currently developing …

How To Succeed At Becoming A Digital Nomad

Ally Basak Russell is among the growing number of digital nomads, professionals who prefer a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the world.<p>Russell leads the international marketing team at oDesk, a marketplace for online work headquartered in Redwood City, …

Ten Life Tips For Digital Nomads

Ally Basak Russell, who leads the international marketing team at oDesk, a marketplace for online work headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., compiled a list of tips that have helped her find success as a digital nomad working in locations around the world. Russell, who is currently based in …

7 Sales Strategy Secrets from an Expert Panhandler

This doesn't mean you should quit your job and become a panhandler, but watching how the most successful bring in serious money offers sales technique lessons for your business, too.<p>Not long ago, in the lobby of a hotel near Harvard Business School, I noticed a slightly disheveled man in a black …