Wednesday, September 26, 2018

book: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century



21 Lessons for the 21st Century: Yuval Noah Harari: 9780525512172: Amazon.com: Books

...urgent, shape-shifting topics that will shape our present and near future, including nationalism, religion, immigration, artificial intelligence, and even the nature of Truth..


“In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power"

"Unlike "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus" (previous books of the same author), this book is intended not as a historical narrative but rather as a selection of lessons. These lessons do not conclude with simple answers. They aim to stimulate further thinking and help readers participate in some of the major conversations of our time."


“So what should we be teaching?
Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching
the four Cs’—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. 

More broadly, they believe, schools should downplay technical skills and emphasize general-purpose
life skills
. Most important of all will be the ability to deal with change, learn new things, and
preserve your mental balance in unfamiliar situations
. In order to keep up with the world of
2050, you will need not merely to invent new ideas and products but above all to reinvent
yourself again and again.





Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Learn how to learn, for exams and otherwise


An excellent, free, video tutorial.
Applicable to any learning, not only for "cloud computing certification"

A Cloud Guru - A Cloud Guru

AWS Certification Preparation Guide course artwork


Friday, August 10, 2018

Martin Luther King: be the best "Street Sweeper"

Martin Luther King "Street Sweeper" Speech - YouTube



“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”