Become an Engine of Change

Innovate Focus on the change that you want to see in the world. Read every day about leadership, technology, finance or personal improvement; don’t waist your hours in nonsense. Because, if you use your time well, you can become an engine of change. You can be the connector that refers key people to world-changing entrepreneurs. Or the clever programmer that comes up with a faster algorithm that changes an entire industry. But, in order to…

Forget About Reading the News. Focus on Making News.

People largely talk about similar issues: news, celebrities, new policies, etc. But you are different, you want to make a dent, to craft a legacy, to have an impact by improving a critical sector of our daily lives. I get it. Making big social contribution starts by getting ahead of the mainstream train of thought and actually working on making news instead of constantly following or reporting on news. Being an innovator is all about…

The Path to Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero This is my inbox as of Thu May 28, 2015. How can this be? I manage several businesses, constantly develop websites, have account in over 200 social networks, etc. How can my inbox be empty, what’s the big trick? Are you ready for it? The obvious trick is to have a social media assistant. The key is to simply delegate all your your email and social media communications and share your inbox with…

Learn SQL “The Hard Way”

SQL enables you to find the best datapoints even in fogy days A lot of emphasis is being placed to get more and more people to code. And, while a worthy enterprise, this guidance misses an important opportunity: gradual computer science involvement can boost retention and improve comprehension. Before learning C, our children should probably learn a bit of UNIX although some people might think I’m a little ambitious here. But what about learning SQL.…

Three Years in the Best Seller List: Investing in Language Learning

The Darden Business Publishing mail list arrived this morning with a pleasant surprise. My co-written business case, “Best Buy: Investing in Language Learning”, made the best-seller list, now for three years in a row. From the publication: This week’s feature presents the most popular and most frequently taught cases published within the past five years… The Darden School of Business is regularly recognized as having one of the world’s premier teaching faculties within business education,…

Mobile Commerce, AI, Wearables and Driverless Cars

The smartphones we carry in our pockets are a million times more powerful than the supercomputers of the sixties. But the revolution doesn’t stop here: networking, software development and communications devices have also advanced at an exponential rate. My point being that the accelerating rate of improvement in information science will hit escape velocity very, very soon. Technology is penetrating our daily lives at very crazy rates. We now discover apps daily, purchase new hardware…

The Great Educational Divide

We need more people in the world that understand this!! (Cauchy’s Inequality) Regarding my collaboration with Math Multipliers, I would like to share some important documents regarding basic education in China and Latin America. The contrast in math education between this two regions is quite staggering. China has clear guidelines to use math as a tool that enriches the individual’s mind and brings forth a higher level of societal understanding thru abstract thinking, to this…

Why the Bitcoin Revolution Will be Bigger than the Internet

The social media revolution is mostly over. The mayor players have matured, innovation is very stagnant in this area and most social networking ideas are “pretty much out there”. With the exception of a civic network all the potentially mainstream social networking innovations have been created. The next revolution is something far greater in scope and potential gains for humanity. A large group of programmers, activists, venture capitalists, investors and technical leaders are now seeking…

The Stanford SEE Open Programs – A Historic Milestone

  If you read HNews or follow the Y Combinator companies, you’ve probably heard about the new open Stanford Engineering programs. Recently, I got my confirmation email from SEE for the Artificial Intelligence class (www.ai-class.com).  These experiment in higher education will take the world by surprise and prepare a new generation of “self-actualized” leaders. Course Details A bold experiment in distributed education, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” will be offered free and online to students worldwide…