I hope not. By the way, here is some background: I had a class in Entrepreneurship last night and we had a special guest. He is Ong Peng Tsin who has founded two companies, Interwoven and Encentuate, and is one the Singapore’s best technopreneurs. He talked a lot about his experience of being an entrepreneur, how he started the two companies and what kind of difficulties he faced.
There is a very interesting article in Wikipedia about the meaning of life. It’s such a fundamental topic, so it’s interesting to see what people say about it. The article is quite long and takes some time to read, but considering the depth of topic it actually saves us a lot of time (such topic may require a thick book to cover). The meaning of life is probably the most important question in someone’s life. Is there anyone who never think about it? I don’t think so. Our souls are always searching for meaning.
There are a lot of interesting links this week, more than what I usually get. Here they are: Google Cheat Sheet by Adelaider.comA few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of increasing your Google-fu. Now you have practical help on your way. This cheat sheet can transform you from a Google novice to Google ninja in only 2 pages. Is It Worth Being Wise? by Paul GrahamWhat is the difference between wisdom and intelligence? In this interesting essay, Paul Graham explains the different nature of wisdom and intelligence and digs deeper on how to get them.
The Why I Blog meme is spreading through the blogosphere, and I’m now part of the fun. Many thanks to Gleb Reys from Personal Development Ideas for tagging me. Gleb tagged me in his post Why I Blog which is the result of being tagged by Edward Mills from Evolving Times. Asking “why” is among my favorite methods of personal reflection. Often we are so used to do something until we forget why we do that in the first place! Have you ever had such experience? I have, and that’s why I think it is important to take a break and ask why we do something.
If you are like me, there may be many things you want to achieve in life. You may want to accomplish A and B, achieve C and D, and so on. Yet, you should never forget what your top priority is. From what I learn, I realize that my top priority should be relationships. I believe they should also be your top priority. Nothing else matters more. Here are why:
Many people do their creative thinking using tools such as mind maps. That’s a good thing, and I also like mind maps (though I use OneNote’s outlines more often than mind maps). However, recently I find another tool which is also helpful for creative thinking: JDarkRoom.