The first dikuw WordPress blog was written on Dec. 7, 2011, more than 7 years ago. Time flies, doesn’t it? December 7, 2011 I was living in Emeryville, California, which is just across the bay from San Francisco. I was working on a project for Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley. I had a girlfriend named Erica… Continue reading Hello Word 2019!
Today’s post concern’s itself with Derek Siver’s book “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur.” I recently finished this short read via an audiobook on Audible, which is pleasantly read by Derek himself. Overall one gets the feeling that the building of his business was a casual, almost accidental affair that… Continue reading Casual Company Building: Review of Derek Sivers’ “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”
So I recently decided to dust off my three years of high school Spanish (of which practically all I remember is “Yo tengo no dinero”) and start learning Spanish again for upcoming trips to South America. Here are three free tools I’ve been using: Anki – the OG flashcard application for your desktop. It’s free to… Continue reading 3 Free Tools for Learning a Language
This blog post is on Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s very (perhaps overly) optimistic book “Bold, How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.” As of this writing (June 8, 2015) I’m only 60 pages in, but somehow I’m already due to return my copy to the local library, so this may be… Continue reading Being “Bold”
This post cover’s SharePoint adoption considerations based on the whitepaper “8 SharePoint Adoption Secrets” by Lee Reed, currently available with Kindle Unlimited. These are the points that stuck out to me: For organizations new to SharePoint, adoption is often a “journey from a world of ‘information comes to me via e-mail’ to the world of… Continue reading SharePoint Adoption
“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” I stumbled across Kamal Ravikant’s Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It during a 30-day free trial of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (no affiliation) and remembered it mentioned by his brother (AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant), on the highly recommended Tim Ferriss podcast “Naval Ravikant on Happiness… Continue reading The Importance of Loving Yourself
“Caffeine leads you to believe you’re focused and energetic, but turns your judgement to shit, which explains a lot about the twentieth century.” Greg Egan, Distress