Like every other year, I made a promise to myself to read more. You know the typical new year resolution that only lasts a month or two.
To my surprise, this year turned out to be different, thanks to the book I read last year by James Clear called The Atomic Habits.
Yes, the book I read helped me read more books this year.
The book is not about how you can read more, but it's about forming good habits and getting rid of the bad ones. …
This week we will talk about an interesting exercise that every student of Stanford University’s design program has to go through.
The year has ended and now is the season of resolutions, goals, planning, and fresh starts.
Every year I make plans or resolutions at the start of the year and never follow through with them. This year I am determined to change that. So I went on a great google search on tips and tricks on new year resolution, life goals, and planning in general and found this really great exercise/plan named Odessey Plan.
You might have been asked…
This week we will talk about a website to discover what people are asking about, a blog on muscle building, and an online service to get high-quality icons & generate color schemes.
Answer the public is a great tool for anyone doing market or customer research.
It taps into google searches (approx 3 billion every day)and cranks out useful questions people are asking around a keyword.
It generates the output in a mind map type visual, which is very easy to digest. It’s a goldmine of customer insights that you can use to create your next product or service.
This week I am continuing with my YouTube recommendation series and will talk about some must-watch YouTube videos on the topic of International Affairs.
All my recommendations are from VOX and Johnny Harris. VOX is a media outlet that apart from hard-hitting journalism, makes really great content on YouTube. You might have seen their Explained series on Netflix. Johnny Harris is an independent content creator who has made some amazing videos for VOX in the past, some of which I am going to recommend here.
Remember the time when there was a major crisis in Syria and Iraq due to…
This week we are changing up a little bit. Instead of sharing interesting websites, products, or tools, I am going to talk about some really interesting YouTube channels focusing on historical events and topics.
I consider myself a bit of a history nerd. If I had to pick a new career, I would love to be a historian. I guess other than me, only YouTube knows this about me, and based on my watching habits, it recommended a video on Mongols, which had a really good-looking thumbnail. …
If you have never been camping and want to explore the great Canadian outdoors you have come to the right place.
When I moved to Canada in 2012, I learned that a lot of people go camping and there are some amazing parks in the close vicinity of Toronto that offer camping spots.
Since I had never gone camping before I didn’t know where to start.
I had many questions.
Do I just pack my stuff and go to a park and camp?
What camping gear do I need?
Where can I buy camping equipment?
Where would I go to…
The most important part of writing is editing. Great stories are made in the editing phase.
As they say write without fear and edit without mercy.
Edit, edit, edit.
I strongly believe, a good edit can make or break a story. After I finish my draft I spend a day editing it. I try to remove any redundancies to make the story crisp.
If the same message can be conveyed with one word rather than a sentence I am all for using just one word.
This week I want to share a trip that I took with my wife back in 2018, a Good Friday long weekend to Mexico City.
We are usually the type of people who like to plan their trips well in advance; however, this was different. We had a long weekend coming, and we wanted to travel somewhere away from Canada’s cold spring.
Our criteria were
Based on the above, our options were limited. …
Zoom fatigue is real.
The productivity gains we saw when everyone started working from home are now slowing.
With the need to jump on a call for every little thing productivity has dropped.
Everyone's calendars are packed with meetings. Even the sacred lunchtime is now eaten up(pun intended) by Teams and Zoom calls.
With so many meetings spread throughout the day, it's hard to keep track of everything. With this problem in mind, I went in search of an app that could help.
In my search, I came across MeetingBar.
MeetingBar is a free Mac-only application.
Meetingbar integrates with…
Remember the thing that we used to do until March last year where we plan, apply for visas, book flights-hotels, pack our luggage, hop on the plane, rent a vehicle, visit places, eat exotic food, and experience a new culture?
We used to call it “travel”.
With vaccines rolling, people will start traveling soon. In preparation for that, I wanted to share this itinerary to Iceland which I prepared for my wife & her friend when they traveled to Iceland in 2019.
It's going to be 9 days and 8 nights itinerary where you will circle around entire Iceland through…