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Moin Rahman
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A human factors scientist & cognitive engineer who takes the bull by the horns -- i.e., challenging problems -- to advance human knowledge and technologies to create, paradigm-shifting state of the art solutions in safety critical domains.
A human factors scientist & cognitive engineer who takes the bull by the horns -- i.e., challenging problems -- to advance human knowledge and technologies to create, paradigm-shifting state of the art solutions in safety critical domains.

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A personal perspective - Our Experience as Immigrants -

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A Study of Novak Djokovic, the #1 Tennis Player - what makes Novak, Novak? #novakdjokovic   #stoic  
He brings to mind Marcus Aurelius's "The Obstacle is the Way" where he observed:
"Our actions may be impeded . . .
but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions...
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The impediment to action advances action
What stands in the way becomes the way."
Having quoted the above, I am always on the lookout for contemporary examples who epitomize that. And as an avid tennis player, part time coach and fan, the one player who comes to mind was Novak.
More than a decade ago, as a teenager -- and not heralded as a rising star -- he appeared to be destined to become another journeyman on the professional tennis tour. Novak's roblems ranged from breathing issues, exhaustion, average technique and tactics, poor mental focus, etc. Last but not least, the game was being dominated by the Big Two: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
Novak, used every one of the impediments, mentioned above, as a trigger to overcome them. This included changes in his diet, physical training, coaches, mental techniques (Buddhist mediation), and more. Last, but not least, he used the Big Two, to his advantage. As a target to be met, and leverage them to his advantage, to improve his game. And he mightily did.
Today Novak, who is #1, is only the One Big ONE left. Having left every other tennis pro behind. He is literally unbeatable. This past year, he has won four grand slams in a row. Now he is on the threshold of a Golden Slam. That is, winning all four majors (Australian, French, US Opens and Wimbledon in a single calendar year.)
Novak seems to have marshaled Marcus Aurelius's spirit, where:
What Stood in the way became the way.

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Designing for Situation Awareness in Critical Infrastructure Domains 

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Design for Human-Centered Situtation Awareness

Personal Reflections ~ professional incentives: Vacation Time over Bonuses and Raises
A smart employer, instead of giving bonuses to reward an employee's (over)work that gradually is actually killing him, is better off giving the following incentives to get the best of the employee:
- Extra weeks of vacation
- Sabbatical - paid work time to do what he likes full time, in his professional sphere, for x number of weeks. 
- Never ask for weekly reports and giving him the leeway to skip one and all meetings he doesn't wish to attend.
A smart employee will choose such a employer over $1000 awards or $10K+ annual bonuses. Or alternatively quit and employee himself on those terms.

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 #ProductivityHacks - My Style "Virtuous Unproductiveness -- the Productivity Multiplier" by @mrahman4 on @linkedin

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Digital Tsunami | Analog Interference

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+Larry Page I am skeptical! Unnatural #UI ! Fantastic Tech but the #UX sucks!! Disembodied, De-Affordanced and Impoverished. I bet you will be prove me wrong! Look forward to how the UX evolves. http://uk.businessinsider.com/google-soli-finger-control-technology-2015-5?r=US

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