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Zane Claes
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Attended University of Southern California
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Drawing is one of "those artsy talents" -- the kind that people seem to think that they either have or don't. Yet artists will tell you that it's just a matter
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Have you ever heard someone say "travel is a state of mind?" It's one of those platitudes that annoys me whenever I'm not on the road. Only someone who has the
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Let's face it: most of us are bad at saving money. It turns out it's not our fault: our brains are wired in a way that makes it difficult to financially plan fo
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There are good ways to change bad habits. Yoda knew it, and so do scientists.
What do Yoda, vegetarians and Alcoholics Anonymous all have in common? They all work in absolutes to create permanent results. It turns out there's solid scien
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Modern theories on play suggests that it is an integral process of development for all animals, including humans. Play allows for experimentation: a sort of la
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The Anna Karenina principle is derived from a famous Tolstoy quote: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   Th
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Rewards aren't always a good thing.
This post is based upon research on the science of rewards and enjoyment. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understand
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Every year, I strive to read at least 100 books. Most of them either fall into the research category (a synthesis of different studies), or are novels. Here are
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There's an old biblical proverb about there being "nothing new under the sun." On one level, it is true: most of what we know of as creativity is actually the r
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Let's face it: our brains are terrible at time. We tend to either ignore it completely, or become chronic clock-watchers. Our obsession with time leads us to sp
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The old "carrot and stick" are two of the most-used tools for motivation. Yet, do we really understand how they work? Recent research has found some surprising
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Occupation
Computer Programmer
Employment
  • Airbnb
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Streamified LLC
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • inZania LLC
    Founder, 2009 - 2012
  • Electronic Arts
    Intern Software Engineer, 2007 - 2007
  • Culture Gateway
    Manager of International Affairs, 2007 - 2008
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
West Bloomfield, MI - Los Angeles, CA - Hermosa Beach, CA - Fairfax, VA - Beijing, China - Valencia, Spain - Rabat, Morocco - Montpellier, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Lima, Peru
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Computer programmer, world traveler and blogger
Introduction
Founder of inZania LLC, a mobile software development company, world traveler, polyglot and blogger.
Bragging rights
Traveled all over the world, lived in China and a handful of other countries, created dozens of mobile apps - some award winning. Learned to speak 4 languages.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2010
  • Cranbrook Kingsood
    1998 - 2005
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Male
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inZania, Zaneous