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Saikat Basu
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The web is where you go to when searching for a new job or reinventing a new career. A clutch of fresh new digital services are changing the way we go about our job hunt.
The online world is choc-a-bloc with career angst and advice. The web is where you go to when searching for a new job or reinventing a new career. You are not alone. Everyone is still trying to figure out how to play the career game. But thankfully, the days of going through day-old classifieds and…
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You can call them as big rocks or big, hairy, audacious goals. Some call it a bucket list. Emptying that bucket calls for action. How do you break down your BIG life goals?
Can you dig through a hundred meters of solid rock alone? "No," a reasonable person would say - and they'd be wrong. The "Mountain Man" of India proved otherwise. It took the humble laborer 22 years to break a road through a mountain, by himself, using only the most basic of tools.  When he finished, his…
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Will mega-corporations like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel go on to give future generations the world we can only imagine now? These exciting research projects say that it is a promise they will keep.

#future   #ibm   #google   #microsoft   #intel  
It's 2210 A.D. There is no scarcity of food because energy is plentiful. There is no disease because humanity is pushing the right genetic buttons. There is no global warming because geo-engineering is the hot career of the day. That just might never come true if Hollywood is the oracle. Script doctors paint a dystopian picture of man…
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Thanks to cutting edge Web technologies, exploration of space is now more down to Earth. Make a beginning of your space journey with just the Chrome browser. Here are a few space tools.

#space   #astronomy   #chrome  
Thanks to cutting edge Web technologies, exploration of space is now more down to Earth. Your "mission control" could be the office chair or the couch at home. With the right space science apps on your smartphone, you can even take your interest in the heavens for a walk. Thanks to our obsession to explore…
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Life projects that are stalled? Yes, we all have them. The story is always the same. We start with an idea but never see it through. Break the brittle obstacles and persevere with these tips.

#selfimprovement   #personaldevelopment   #motivation  
You know them well. The three vampires – Fear, Procrastination, and Apathy are waiting to ambush you at the next pass. Ready to puncture your personal growth. They have hit me quite frequently. And parts of me are lying in the graveyard of unfinished projects and unmet aspirations. There are two unbreakable rules for achieving…
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If they are at the right age, planning a road trip in one's own country or going abroad for a short family trip could be a timely excuse to teach kids new skills.

#learning #learninganddevelopment #education #roadschooling  
"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." There was no Wi-Fi when Samuel Johnson lived. Travel was mostly local and usually for the elites and adventurers. What he said then is just as true today. The Internet has…
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A little learning is always better than no learning. That's how the idea of using little snatches of time for bite-sized learning every day becomes a good habit to start.

#learning   #microlearning  
Have you ever taken a productive trip to the bathroom?  If you haven't, you should try it!  After all, what's good for Google should be good for you and me. Before you laugh, here's the story... Google uses one-pagers known as “testing on the toilet” — consisting of topics such as testing for code —…
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Let's repeat -- there's no age to learning. Once you are on that path, you just have to keep practicing. And today there are more ways than one way to sharpen your coding chops
#learning   #coding   #programming  
I am 24 years old and just started learning coding. I want to be a programmer. Am I too late in the game? One of the upvoted answers to this on Quora.com came from graphic artist Michel Poisson. I'm 63, and eight months ago I decided to teach myself Blender 3D. It's open source, written…
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Used with imagination, flowcharts can simplify both your work or life. Why not try out a few flowcharts with one of the easiest tools on hand – Microsoft Word.

#flowchart   #msword   #msoffice  
If man were a logical beast, math would be the easiest subject and love wouldn't exist. Thankfully, when it comes to logic, the right tools can help simplify any process. Flowcharts are among those visual thinking tools that go grossly ignored for non-technical tasks. Maybe because flowcharting started purely as an engineering skill and didn't…
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Finding the right career is easier with online tools and career counselors. But to truly understand your dream job, you need to dive deeper and decide for yourself if that job fits you.

#careeradvice   #careertips   #careersuccess   #careerdevelopment  
If you are still searching for rungs on the career ladder, then you should probably take the time to check out these online tools that can help you explore new careers. Some career counselors say that the average American changes six to seven careers in a lifetime. Not just job hopping – but complete career U-turns. It's difficult…
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The bad news is that you have to work hard with pinpoint intention to polish your talents. The good news is that there are more opportunities than ever before to spit-shine your hidden talents and not let them die. Let’s talk about them.

#personaldevelopment   #selfimprovement   #talent   #hobbies  
America's Got Talent has it all wrong. Talent isn't all about juggling balls or eating fire. Or even doing a lumbar twisting rumba. For me, talent is simply doing the best with what we have. Kindness could be a talent. So could be survival. It's difficult to pin it down when media pins it down…
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The simple RSS service has managed to grab attention. That's why we are talking about it.
Google Reader is ash. Feedly has gone to town as a worthy replacement. But if you are still not in the place where you want to be with a feedreader, give Inoreader a second glance. Feedreaders need to be nimble and simple. Good looks help, but it is the functional combination of the first two…
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  • MakeUseof.com
    Assistant Publishing Editor/Staff Author, 2008 - present
  • GuidingTech.com
    Contributing Writer, 2011
  • HacknMod.com
    Contributing Writer, 2009
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A business professional by training, geek by choice, writer by passion
Introduction
I came screaming and kicking into this world...but I am learning to enjoy the journey since then.

I spent my wonder years in several cities, adapting, learning and absorbing cultures, dialects and sensibilities.

I studied about plants and the environment. I graduated to studying about business and the selling factor.

I started my white collar life as a professional executive in White Goods, Automobiles and finally Telecom.

I discovered myself when I started to write. I discovered my joy factor.

They say that you can find your personal alchemy anywhere...anytime. I found it in the words of Andy Rooney -

There was never a writer who didn't hope that in some small way he was doing good with the words he put down on paper and, while I know it's presumptuous, I've always had in my mind that I was doing some little bit of good.

If you have stopped by, here's wishing you well for life. May you have many wonderful trips around the sun!
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Survived rat race...and came out.
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Kolkata
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New Delhi/Pune/Saugor (M.P)
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