Learning

Brendon Burchard’s Expert Academy (Fall 2013)

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I was totally blown away by Brendon’s four day conference in Santa Clara (September 2013).  Brendon certainly over delivers.  I estimate there were 1200 people in the room, paying $2000 each to be there.  Do the math… that’s $2.4 million.  Even if 1/2 that money was paid out in affiliate commissions, that a nice income for a four day event.  ... Read More »

What’s your Brain Performance Index (BPI)?

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A few weeks ago, I found a sight that practically claims it will help you improve your brain health and performance.  It’s called Lumosity.com. They allow you to play a few games, for free, then encourage you to upgrade to a paid membership where you can track your performance and continue to improve.  I figure my brain can always use ... Read More »

Google Reveals Stats in “Amicus Curiae” Brief

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Google recently filed an “amicus curiae” brief in a New York federal court case where EMI (record label) is suing MP3tunes.  An amicus curiae is someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it. The information provided may be a legal opinion in the form of an ... Read More »

What if you could remember everything? (Book Review of “Total Recall”)

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“Total Recall” is the concept that in today’s digital world, you can save and retrieve massive amounts of data. Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell are both researchers at Microsoft. Gordon is putting all of his atom- and electron-based bits in his local Cyberspace. It is called by MyLifeBits and includes everything he has accumulated, written, photographed, presented, and owns (e.g. ... Read More »

Doubling Knowledge and the IT Professional

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Ray Kurzweil, author of “The Singularity” forecasts geometric growth in knowledge and technology to a point in approximately 2045, beyond which we are unable to see. Consider for example, my first computer had a 10 megabyte hard-drive that cost about $250. Today, I have at least a 4 gigabyte flash drive hanging from my keychain. That’s an increase in 400 ... Read More »