Embracing the confusion and constraints in your life might be the way to finding focus and fulfilling work. AR Rahman is a world renowned composer, winner of two Academy Awards, two Grammy awards, and numerous regional and national awards in India. In June 2015, he visited San Jose on 'The Intimate Concert Tour" and participated in a fireside chat at … Continue reading AR Rahman on technology, tolerance, and the creative process
Information graphics, and the data visualization techniques that support their use - plots, charts, graphs, maps - have become important tools in disseminating information. A well-designed graphic, devised to clarify or confuse, depending on the designers motive, holds the power to influence decisions we make every day about the food we eat, the products we buy, … Continue reading Visualizing statistics with maps
It's that time of year when you start to act on plans to hone existing skills and develop new habits. When the young Anne Lamott decided to start writing short stories, her father, also an author, provided some guidance about how to get better: As you chug along with your plans keep this nugget of … Continue reading Do it every day for a while: how to get better at a skill
Why do a lot of Americans hate Obama? From outside the US it feels like he was a good president and implemented good laws but I can see there is this hate against him. Recent Gallup polls show that President Obama’s approval rating, as he nears the end of his second term, has improved significantly from an all-time low of … Continue reading Do Americans approve of Obama’s presidency?