Computer Guy

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Chamath Palihapitiya: contrarian VC at Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya, billionaire founder/CEO at Social Capital

"You are being programmed."  re: the dopamine addiction that is intended to hook you into increased engagement and dependence, by the social media companies, such as Facebook where he was an early executive.

There is a lot to learn from this hour long video interview at Stanford in 2017. Take notes, it goes fast. 

After the video, check him out on Quora.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Elon Musk: Productivity and Scheduling

Productivity, Scheduling, Prioritizing, Calendaring, Email,
Phone calls, Pomodoro Technique, Time boxing, Work ethic...
methods employed by Elon Musk

Elon Musk: How to Start a Business

Three excellent videos:
Elon Musk talks about How to Start a Business
These fundamentals apply to every business,
regardless if you are at ground zero, or 5 years in.

Friday, December 18, 2020

How to Inspire and Motivate

This short video is one of the best I've seen on How to Inspire and Motivate.

Watch it several times, take notes, make it part of your being!

This great video was sent to me by one of my favorite clients.
He already knows I am one of his super fans.
Thanks, Shiv!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Today's Email from a Happy Client

Here are things I love most about the EZchecklist.

EZchecklist includes all my holistic goals.  It is organized in a way that is easy to use and visually appealing. The continuous updates of the software as well as added perks make it increasingly better as time goes on. 

Now that I use the EZchecklist, there are more healthy and beneficial habits in my life than ever before.  Helping others and spending time with family are just a couple of the many great things I now track (and therefore focus on) thanks to you. 

The original EZchecklist product has proven to be a very useful foundation for me on its own.  The fact that it is customizable and personalizable on top of that makes it that much better. 

The atmosphere is a positive space, including the ToBeWise quotes (aka cherry on top).

The MOST beneficial part of the EZchecklist however has been you. 

You motivate and inspire me.  You follow up with me, you listen to what I say, and you make yourself available.  You even have helped work with me and/or flat out found solutions to some of my problems, both big and small. 

I am so grateful for what you have created and for you.  

Alyssa S, New Jersey, 12/10/2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

World Class CEO and World's #1 Executive Coach Video


Highly recommended to watch this video carefully, take notes, and, most importantly, take action on what you can learn from this discussion featuring one of the world's best CEOs and his executive coach. You might agree that it is common sense, but rarely common practice. 

Alan Mulally was the CEO of Boeing and later CEO of Ford and now on the board of directors at Google (Alphabet). He knows a thing or two about management. And yet, even he wanted to have a coach, so he hired the best in the world...

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been the World's #1 Executive Coach for a long time. Author or editor of 42 books. He has a unique business model: if his work as coach fails to get the results you want, there's no charge. Of course, if the CEO fails to do the work, he loses Marshall as coach.