Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory I remember it like it was yesterday. I just won the biggest marble from a boy three years younger than me, and my “best buddy” back then was talking to me on how much he liked his new moped. (He wasn’t legally old enough to drive it on the street, yet he did). He got it from his father who, I believe, up till now still has a bicycle shop. We used to talk about things we’d like to do. He was going to have his own motor-shop one day, while all I could think about at that time was my new marble. Now let’s fast forward to present tense. What differs those who are naturally set to succeed, from others who are not? It boggles my mind why some entrepreneurs make it big while others settle for mediocre or close to nothing results! Lately, I’ve met a lot of business men and students set to create a startup, and I started noticing a few differences… It’s not education, skills or talent; It’s passion, drive and motivation. People who get stuff done strive for “good enough” and go on to the next.
How jet engine is made - material, manufacture, history, used, parts, components, dimensions, product, industry, machine, Design, Raw Materials, The Manufacturing Process of jet engine Background The jet engine is the power plant of today's jet aircraft, producing not only the thrust that propels the aircraft but also the power that fuels many of the aircraft's other systems. Jet engines operate according to Newton's third law of motion, which states that every force acting on a body produces an equal and opposite force. The jet engine works by drawing in some of the air through which the aircraft is moving, compressing it, combining it with fuel and heating it, and finally ejecting the ensuing gas with such force that the plane is propelled forward. The jet engine, like many technological innovations, took a long time to progress from concept to design to execution. Today's commercial engines, up to eleven feet in diameter and twelve feet long, can weigh more than 10,000 pounds and produce more than 100,000 pounds of thrust. Design At the very front of the engine, a fan helps to increase the flow of air into the engine's first compartment, the compressor. Books
DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. Go go go!
Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations In the past I’ve given some tips for handling meetings effectively, covering topics like: - How not to let your meeting go down a rat hole; - Dealing with the elephant in the room; - Dealing with skeletons in your closet; - How to make meetings discussions, not “pitches” - A tale of two pitches (I eventually invested in the first company that pitched) Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. This might be a VC meeting but also might just be a sales or biz dev meeting. 1. If you look at Diagram A above you’ll see that the presenters are sitting at the opposite end of the table from where the screen is. If you look at Diagram B you’ll see that the people you’re presenting to can look you in the eyes and glance up at the screen. 2. I personally wouldn’t worry about it if it the team coming to see your presentation seems a bit surprised and says, “oh, we normally all sit on the same side.” 3. 4. 5. 6. So, there you have it.
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners Lidia and Uli Fluhme, married founders of Gran Fondo NY, were inspired to become business partners by their shared loved for cycling. Bringing a family member or friend on board as a business partner may seem like a fine idea, but the relationship can prove tricky to navigate--or to end, if things don't go well. "It's easy to get into business, but it's hard to get out," says Wayne Rivers, president of the Family Business Institute, a consulting firm based in Raleigh, N.C. That means you need to take a step back and think carefully before partnering with a friend or relative. Are we in it for the same reasons? What is this person bringing to the job? Should you offer an equity stake in the business? What will happen when we can't agree? How in sync is our risk tolerance? What will each of our roles be? How will we keep our personal and professional lives separate? How will this person be evaluated? If it doesn't work out, what do we do? What will our succession plan look like?
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew The Ultimate Guide to Motivation – How to Achieve Any Goal | zen habits “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford One of the biggest challenges in meeting any goal, whether it be related to productivity, waking early, changing a habit, exercising, or just becoming happier, is finding the motivation to stick with it. If you can stick with a goal for long enough, you’ll almost always get there eventually. It just takes patience, and motivation. Motivation is the key, but it’s not always easy, day in and day out, to find that motivation. What follows is a guide to motivation using what I’ve learned over the last few years in a series of successful accomplishments, goals and habit changes. What Motivation Can Achieve What have I accomplished using these motivation methods? That’s not intended to sound like bragging, but to show you what can be accomplished (just to start) if you find the right motivation. How Does Motivation Work? So motivation, in its best form, is a way for you to want to do something.
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