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Compete vs Complete. What I Learnt From World Class Cyclists at The Race Across America

Nothing makes an effort sweeter than getting things done successfully. When we do things, do we do it merely for the sake of doing it (completing) or do we do it in order to improve ourselves (compete)?

It is worthy to make a note to ourselves that every effort is an opportunity to learn and get better. Every action we do must be able to reverb back us knowing that we’ve improved. 

The best analogy for this is in sports. Most times the trainings are repetitive, and the drills a chore. Yet after that hour or two of effort, the endorphins kick in and we see the rewards immediately. We feel great!

So what is it that you would like to do? Are you in it just because it’s a job, or are you in it because it makes a difference?

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Dark Patterns: How User Interfaces Trick Us Into Decisions We Didn’t Really Make

What are dark patterns and how much of it is present into our daily digital activities? How much do the decisions we make are based on our own choices and how much are influenced by what we see? Did we really buy into that item or were we somehow coerced into it?

Watch this video and learn how online experiences and user interface designs are intentionally designed to make use of our natural cognitive biases to influence us into making decisions we wouldn’t have naturally made.

Some cases are good; others however, a little tricky. Nonetheless, it’s hard to deny that patterns are a powerful influence in our everyday task.

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Seriously, Live Performances Have Never Been The Same After This One From Queen in Live Aid 1985 Wembley

The band in an event that every other band and events tries to emulate but never can.

At 12, I was introduced to Queen by my late sailor uncle and Radio Gaga was my first song that I had listened to. The year was 1982. The memory still very vivid in my mind – taking the cassette tape out of it’s blue cover case with the word Radio Gaga and putting it into the player. It was Radio Gaga all day for me that day.