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Ada Lovelace honoured by Google

You may already notice that today’s Google doodle is about Ada Lovelace. According to online source, she was a mathematician and also she is known to be the first computer programmer.

The interesting point here for me is that she was mathematician and programmer. I personally believe you cannot be a real programmer unless you have mathematical blood in your vein ;) , not necessary being mathematician but at least you should know that programming has driven from mathematics.

Sometimes I wish I had the chance to explain why mathematics is important in computer fields especially in programming. There are some awesome people on internet who I sincerely praise their work on this matter, for example the Khanacademy.

She died of cancer at age 36 :(

Secrets to Success

1. Trust yourself 
Trust yourself, dig deep down and ask yourself: ‘who do you want to be?’. Not what, but who. Not what your parents or teachers want you to be, but you! Figure out for yourself, what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to the people.

2. Break the rules
We have so many rules in life about everything, break the rules! It is impossible to be a true original if you too well behaved and not break the rules; you have to think outside the box. What is the point of being on this world if all you want is to be liked by everyone? The only way that I ever got any place was by breaking some of the rules

3. Don’t be afraid to fail
Anything that I’ve ever attempted I was always willing to fail. You can’t always win, but don’t be afraid of making decisions. You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, success will come.

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The surprising truth about what motivates us

I do blogging over 5 years and many people do the same, though some of them do very well and professionally. There are many reasons which motivate people to make a blog such as money and passion. Let’s watch this video first:
It sounds silly, but sometimes I read my old post in my blog and it surprises me: “did I write this?”, so my blog is kind of a diary for me which is not too personal.  By blogging I usually keep track of my thought and the progress of skills development which I think it is necessary to stay motivated.

Why feedback is important in business?

It’s enough has been said that every business has different ways of managing their employees. There are some common ways which most businesses could share them, such as motivation, hardworking and many more, but don’t forget the feedback. It is an “easy” and “les cost” way which employers could use to improve their employees productiveness. Giving effective feedback will improve communication between both sides and decrease the gap between boss’s expectation and employee’s performance.