What’s the easiest to understand a technical jargon term? Google that term, you’ll get a lot definitions, including from some the big name dictionaries. Here’s how Sideways Dictionary explains what’s an Internet Service Provider using simple analogy. Internet Service Provider — It’s like a gym. You pay a monthly fee and some get more out […]
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870)
A fantastic talk about how you can leverage Microsoft’s newly acquired LinkedIn, a growing social network site for professionals.
As International Managing Editor at LinkedIn, Isabelle is sharing and creating content daily. She has a deep understanding of LinkedIn as a publishing platform and works with top performing LinkedIn Influencers and members across the globe. Hear first hand what kind of content resonates and garners attention on LinkedIn. Through practical examples and top tips on how to curate content you’ll learn about the importance of having an opinion and choosing timely topics to perfect your writing style. You’ll come away knowing how to help drive greater engagement with your posts and ultimately how to “Find your voice” on LinkedIn.
Also good read: 4 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn (Even If You’re Not Job Hunting)
One of the 4 tips, which is my favorite:
Communicate. “LinkedIn is a social network, so be social,” Fogarty suggests. Comment on others’ posts, and keep up with connection requests and messages. “The key is to interact and be ‘seen,’” Fogarty notes. A word about sending connection requests: Along with the standard “I’d like to connect with you…” boilerplate, add a line or two about why. “Personalize it,” says Fogarty. “You would never walk into someone’s office without saying hello and then, if they don’t know you, explaining why you’re there. This is not much different.”
Don’t shy away from the world’s pain. Instead, examine it, challenge it and, while you’re at it, find “a villain to vanquish,” acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg urged this afternoon in his Commencement address to Harvard’s Class of 2016.
“Live each day as if you will live forever. That means, first and foremost, that you should treat the people around you as if they too will be around for a very long time to come. The choices that you make today matter, because their consequences will grow greater and greater.
That is what Einstein was getting at when he supposedly said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. This isn’t just about finance or money, but it’s about the idea that you’ll get the best returns in life from investing your time in building durable friendships and long-lasting relationships.
In one sense, all of you are here today because you were approved by the admissions office of Hamilton to pursue a course of study, which is now over. In another sense you are here because you found a group of friends to sustain you along the way, and those friendships will continue. If you take care of them, they will compound in the years ahead.”