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A powerful talk from Hugh Herr, 7 years in the making

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Hugh Herr's talk transfixed the audience at TED2014, and has now been viewed nearly 2 million times. So it might surprise some to know that his talk took nearly 7 years to happen. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Hugh Herr’s talk transfixed the audience at TED2014, and has now been viewed nearly 2 million times. So it might surprise some to know that his talk took nearly 7 years to happen. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

“As you can see, my legs are bionic,” said Hugh Herr on the TED2014 stage. “The artificial part of my body is malleable, able to take on any form, any function, a blank slate through which to create structures that can extend beyond biological capability.”

Standing tall in a suit hemmed at his knees, Herr spoke eloquently about his work creating the next generation of bionic limbs. He demonstrated how his own worked as he spoke, moving gracefully around the red carpet. This talk—which ended with ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis performing for the first time since she lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing—was one of the most-beloved of TED2014…

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Five of best Writing & Writers Advice Videos

Five of best Writing & Writers Advice Videos

A collection of five short videos presenting simply valuable advice for writing and writers

How to Tell if You’re a Writer?

For John Irving, the need for a daily ration of solitude was his strongest “pre-writing” moment as a child. So he discovered a difference, or a need to entertain!

 

Tom Perrotta debunks the maxim of always writing what you know

Tom Perrotta’s Advice to Writers

Anne personalize writing advice

Anne Rice share some of her personal insights into writing.

 

What Do You Have To Sacrifice To Be a Writer?

Nothing, according to Mosley. He wakes up early every day so he can write before most people even read their morning paper.

 

 

Christopher Hitchens Advice for Writers

Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” it says. It’s been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it’s as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan.

“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”
— Christopher Hitchens

 

Incubators and Accelerators – The Inside Secrets

Originally posted on Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups:

Incubators and accelerators help entrepreneurs refine their business ideas and offer support to promote growth. Given the pace of change that lessens the go-to-market timeline, incubators and accelerators can be helpful environments for entrepreneurs to take their start-ups to the next level.

Join us at the next event in the startupPerColator Series, “Incubators and Accelerators – The Inside Secrets,” to learn how to find incubators and accelerators, the benefits they provide, the costs, and ultimately, whether it’s the right decision for you.

Click Here to Register

Panelists:

• George Favvas, Founder and CEO – PerkHub (first batch, 500 Startups)

• Liron Petrushka, Partner – Upwest Labs

• Greg Raiten, General Counsel – 500 Startups

• Keith Teare, Founder – Archimedes Labs

Moderator:

• Lior Zorea, Partner – Perkins Coie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Palo Alto, CA

Complimentary breakfast to be provided.

Logistics

Perkins Coie – Palo Alto
3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304

8:00 a.m. – 8:30…

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Social Media Blue Ocean Strategy

BOS Idea; Social Media Applications and Blue Ocean Strategy

 

Blue Ocean Strategy ( BOS ) is one of the most interesting business & management strategies I’ve learnt so far.

It’s highly related on innovation and the spirit of Blue Ocean Strategy is very much similar and related to Entrepreneurship. Knowing BOS is indeed eye-opening for entrepreneurs.

What I have studied and figured out the benefits of “Four Exciting Technologies” in creating Blue Ocean Strategy; The techs are:

- Cloud Computing

- Big Data

- Open Source Software

- Social Media Applications

The Idea of Blue Ocean Strategy & the FOUR technology is freshly presented in a 30 minutes presentation and I’m pleased to share some of the slides with you via the following Slideshare link.

 

Please do not hesitate to share your comments & ideas with me.

What is the most Retweeted Tweet?

All about Ellen’s Most Retweeted Tweet Oscar Selfie!

The Ellen Degeneres’s Tweet becomes the worlds most retweeted tweet and most retweeted photo. with more than one million tweet in less than one hour and more than 2 million retweet in less than 3 hours.

I published this photo right after Ellen’s Tweet, It was obvious that this tweet is going Viral like no other tweet has been retweeted before!

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Ellen slefie Oscar’s Tweet

 

 

 

Announcing the amazing Twitter News :)

Before the Ellen’s record breaking tweet Barack Obamas Famous tweet after winning the second round of presidency was the most retweeted tweet by more than 780000 retweets.

Lea Michele’s Tweet after death of her co-star and boy friend was the most Retweeted Tweet of 2013!

Ellens Oscar’s Selfie Tweet Will Reach about 4 Million Retweets RT in Less than 24 hours!

Most Retweeted tweet

What is the most #Retweet-ed #Tweet?

From Today:
The Ellen Degeneres’s Tweet becomes the worlds most retweeted tweet and most retweeted photo. with more than one million tweet in less than one hour and more than 2 million retweet in less than 3 hours.

Before Today’s Oscar:

This Tweet of Barak Obama is the World’s Most Retweeted Tweet right after he has been selected for the second round of presidency

And This Tweet by Lea Michele is the most Retweeted Tweet in 2013:

Thank-you-card-by-PurpleTrail.

GoDaddy Stopped Sanctions Against #Iran

More than a year back I wrote a post to reveal how Godaddy has restricted its web servers in a way they are not reachable from Iran, and It was considered as a part of sanctions against Iran and Iranians.

Today I’m truly glad to receive a confirmation via Twitter that GoDaddy has stopped these restrictions.

I thank Godaddy, specially for announcing this update publicly.

I also thank Collin D Anderson ( @CDA )  and NIAC (@NIACouncil) for following the updates about the sanctions and internet restrictions all along.