Convergence of math, science and art

I was very happy to find the opening concert for the Elbphilharmonie online after being intrigued by the computer algorithms used to design it. The performance hall is as much of a performer as the musicians in the opening concert videos below as elements of the architecture are highlighted throughout the performance. Check out the cool … Continue reading Convergence of math, science and art

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The robots are coming. Be prepared.

I attended my employer's alumni program webcast this week on Robotic Process Automation (RPA). There is no doubt this innovation is going to transform our world and EVERYONE needs to be prepared. No, I don't mean "Terminator" prepared. These aren't actual robots*.... What is it? RPA is software that enables business units to automate repeatable tasks … Continue reading The robots are coming. Be prepared.

6 Seconds

Quick read: Harvard Business Review article about Mindfulness at work. How many times do we go through our day without resetting, calming our minds? One breath before each meeting, 6 seconds, is all it takes to be "more present, more effective, and productive". Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Documentary review: The Brain that Changes Itself

I watched this documentary on Amazon Prime. Norman Doidge, M.D., author of the book The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science highlights a collection of "neuroplasticians" and case studies of their work. These scientists are developing therapies that help the healthy parts of the brain rewire and regain capabilities … Continue reading Documentary review: The Brain that Changes Itself

Books I enjoyed the most in 2016

Of the 69 books I read or listened to in 2016, these were the books I enjoyed the most. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. English translation by Alison Anderson. Truly a beautiful story - tissues required. 10% Happier by Dan Harris. A self-proclaimed "BuJew" explains his path to Buddhist meditation. I listened to the audiobook and … Continue reading Books I enjoyed the most in 2016