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Human Brain Analysis (Men Vs Women – A Must Read)


1. MULTI-TASKING
Women: Multiple process
Women’s brains designed to concentrate multiple task at a time.
Women can Watch a TV and Talk over phone and cook.
Men: Single Process
Men’s brains designed to concentrate only one work at a time. Men cannot watch TV and talk over the phone at the same time. They stop the TV while Talking. They can either watch TV or talk over the phone or cook.

2. LANGUAGE
Women can easily learn many languages. But can not find solutions to problems.

Men can not easily learn languages, they can easily solve problems.

That’s why in average a 3 years old girl has three times higher vocabulary than a 3 year old boy.

3. ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Men’s brains has a lot of space for handling the analytical process. They can analyze and find the solution for a process and design a map of a building easily. But If a complex map is viewed by women, they cannot understand it.

Women can not understand the details of a map easily, For them it is just a dump of lines on a paper.

4. CAR DRIVING
While driving a car, man’s analytical spaces are used in his brain. He can drive a car fastly. If he sees an object at long distance, immediately his brain classifies the object (bus or van or car) direction and speed of the object and he drives accordingly.

Where woman take a long time to recognize the object direction/speed. Man’s single process mind stops the audio in the car (if any), then concentrates only on driving.

5. LYING
When men lie to women face to face, they get caught easily.

Women’s super natural brain observes facial expression 70%, body language 20% and words coming from the mouth 10%. Mens brain does not have this.

Women easily lie to men face to face.So guys, do not lie face to face.

6. PROBLEMS SOLVING
If a man have a lot of problems, his brain clearly classifies the problems and puts them in individual rooms in the brain and then finds the solution one by one. You can see many guys looking at the sky for a long time.

If a woman has a lot of problems, her brain can not classify the problems. she wants some one to hear that. After telling everything to a person she goes happily to bed. She does not worry about the problems being solved or not.

7. WHAT THEY WANT
Men want status, success, solutions, big process, etc…

Women want relationship, friends, family, etc…

8. UNHAPPINESS
If women are unhappy with their relations, they can not concentrate on their work.

If men are unhappy with their work, they can not concentrate on the relations.

9. SPEECH
Women use indirect language in speech.

Men use direct language.

10. HANDLING EMOTION
Women talk a lot without thinking.

Men act a lot without thinking

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5 Key Talents of Successful Startup Founders

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Nick Hughes is the CEO and co-founder of Seconds, a mobile commerce platform that provides text messaging and mobile payments for local commerce. In his spare time, he inspires entrepreneurs to build meaningful and enduring companies through his writing.

Startup founders are fascinating creatures. They have to be multifaceted and dynamic, yet laser sharp and narrowly focused. During the early days, they must wear many hats and perform a variety of foreign duties, such as HR, PR, sales, marketing and product design. Above all, they have to be just a little bit crazy to even think about stepping into the roller coaster lifestyle called entrepreneurship.

As crazy as they may seem, the entrepreneur’s many duties create a uniquely talented individual. Yet subtle differences in personality and perspective can determine success or failure.

The talents listed below are detailed in the book Now Discover Your Strengths, a great read for anyone looking to improve on his or her unique talents. In the book you’re introduced to the StrengthsFinder metric, which measures the presence of 34 different categories of talent. According to the StrengthsFinder, “Talents are people’s naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied. The more dominant a theme is in a person, the greater the theme’s impact on that person’s behavior and performance. ”

Some talents are essential to a startup founder. Without the presence of these five specific talents, it would be very difficult to start and grow a new venture.


1. Activator


According the the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.”

If there is one talent all founders must possess, it’s the Activator. Activators find ways to simply get things started and make things happen, which is synonymous with the definition of a leader. Activators build out the core founding team, establish the general “idea” and strategic direction, line up legal representation, find office space, organize meetings, etc.

An Activator jumps up and say to his friends “Hey, let’s start a new company!” Some people have a hard time breaking from their ruts in life, but not Activators. They never fall into ruts because they are always starting something different or recruiting others to join them and their new pursuits.

Take for example Jason Jacobs, co-founder of the fitness app RunKeeper. While training for a marathon in 2007, he was using Nike+ and realized the world needed a simple, independent, open health metrics platform. As an Activator, he formed a company and convinced others to join. Another truism of entrepreneurship in action? You usually have no idea what you are doing, but you just learn as you go.

Do you have what it takes to make the jump, knowing you’ll be learning as you go?


2. Adaptability


According the the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to ‘go with the flow.’ They tend to be ‘now’ people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.”

Nothing in a startup ever goes as planned, and thus, startup founders must be able to adapt to changing circumstances. Successful founders go with the flow of startup culture, where markets change quickly, funding seems both eminent and impossible, co-founders come and go, and products evolve.

Pivoting (i.e., adaptability) is essential to today’s startups. Smart founders should initiate the process not with the “dream company concept” in mind, but rather, with the commitment and pursuit of solving a consumer problem.

You’ve probably heard of Instagram, the breakout photo sharing app that has attracted more than 27 million downloads. But you might not have heard of Burbn, which was what the founders built before changing to “Instagram.” Co-founder Kevin Systrom explains how they launched the service primarily as a checkin, social geo-location app, on which users could quickly upload photos and share them with friends. Burbn had attracted a core following of users, but was not exactly taking off. Upon further evaluation the founders noticed that photo uploading was the strongest and most used feature. Going with the flow, they cut all other features and moved forward with the newly minted Instagram. Twenty-seven million users later, I think they made the right choice.

Do you have the guts to cut 95% of your existing product and redirect its focus if necessary?


3. Strategic


According the the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.”

Acute pattern recognition, finding alternative ways to succeed, spotting signal and relevance from all the noise — this is strategic thinking. It’s what separates the idea-and-fail group from the execute-and-succeed group.

Strategic thinking names the company, defines what makes you unique, finds where in the market to position your product, determines how to best orient the value proposition, discovers how users will find your service, and figures out who will ultimately become a strategic partner. This requires a founder to see the entire competitive landscape, to understand where the holes are, and to align the company in the appropriate position for success.

Steve Jobs was probably the best strategic thinker we have encountered in recent history. It’s no coincidence Apple has risen to become the most valuable company in the world; Steve Jobs realized computing was not just about productivity, but that people wanted to be liberated, creative and entertained. Jobs determined to create a computing and entertainment ecosystem around the entire consumer.

How did he recognize this potential? Jobs turned the corner when he decided to make a better portable music player and integrate iTunes into the computing experience. He noticed that consumers wanted a hub, one place to access all their music and entertainment. After taking the music industry by storm, he made computing mobile with the iPhone and the iPad, again reinventing computing for the post-PC era. Finally, the advent of the App Store opened an entirely new market for millions of entrepreneurs, and has already generated billions of dollars in less than five years.

Although we lost him late last year, Jobs may not be done transforming our world. Apple TV has the potential to change how we interact with digital content. Jobs did all this by seeing around corners, observing the how and why of the consumer, and using strategic thinking every time he made a decision.

Do you see and understand all angles of your market, and have the ability to spot patterns or counterintuitive trends?


4. Discipline


According the the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.”

Entrepreneurship has an entropic feel to it — each day is totally different. Roles and responsibilities can pull a founder in so many directions that he can feel lost in the chaos. Therefore, establishing routine and structure is essential to moving a business forward.

Discipline is what forces a founder to fill his calendar with customer discovery interviews each week to help uncover the problem they are trying to solve. Discipline is also what keeps foundering teams together, often when founders are working two jobs and struggling to make time for the business. Discipline keeps the startup lean, efficient and moving forward.

The “lean startup movement” can be loosely defined as a focus on discipline. Eric Reis and other lean startup proponents teach principles such as “fail fast,” “iterate quickly,” and “release, test, evaluate, toss out what doesn’t work and stick with what does.” Validated learning — or the constant search to establish your market, value proposition and ultimately your initial customer segments — is all about discipline for the early founder.

Based on the teachings of people like Reis, we have finally determined startups aren’t all built on lucky breaks, but rather on a methodical and disciplined approach to finding a sustainable business.

Do you have the daily discipline to methodically test your value proposition, product and customers to find a sustainable and repeatable business model?


5. Focus


According the the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.”

You have 100 things to do today, but you only have time to accomplish three. Which ones do you get done?

You may have all the talents described above, but if you cannot focus on the right things, you will not succeed. Focus takes your discipline, narrows it down on the essential few things that are important, and makes sure you get them done. How many people do you know who have said they are starting some new venture only to tell you six months later they just couldn’t get going and are already doing something different? These people might be an Activator and even excel in strategic thinking, but if they cannot focus in on what’s important each day, they will never get to the next level.

Launching a successful company can be one of the most challenging experiences in your life. Don’t make it any harder than it needs to be. Focusing on the critically important and dismissing all other distractions will make all the difference.

Noah Kagan, chief Sumo of AppSumo, explains how focusing on the important tasks will not only improve daily efficiency, but will significantly benefit business as well. He describes it as “maximizing the best use of your time.”

Ask yourself, which are the most important tasks on which your business depends? Now, focus on those and only those tasks. Evaluate all the other stuff on your plate and delegate accordingly. Trying to do everything will result in getting nothing done.

Startup founders are indeed uniquely talented individuals. Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful founder?

source: Mashable

Largest Solar Storm In Years to Hit Earth Thursday

The Sun released a Coronal Mass Ejection, a mighty explosion of plasma, on Tuesday evening. The effects of that ejection should strike Earth at approximately 7 a.m. ET on Thursday morning and last until Friday, according to the federal government’s Space Weather Prediction Center.

Bob Rutledge, lead at the Forecast Office at the Space Weather Prediction Center, said that he thinks the storm is “modest,” but it’s getting attention because “we haven’t really had a lot [of solar activity] in recent memory.”

Rutledge and his team don’t consider the storm to be powerful enough to cause serious damage. They have classified the event as a “three” on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s one-to-five scale of solar storm severity.

According to that rating, the storm might wreck havoc with power grids, radio communications, GPS systems and Earth-orbiting satellites, but it shouldn’t cause major blackouts or failures.

Additionally, according to Rutledge, some airlines are already planning alternate routes to avoid the Earth’s polar regions. Those areas are particularly sensitive to solar radiation, which has been known to cause communication problems between aircraft during solar storms.

What about the astronauts living onboard the International Space Station, outside the protective shield of Earth’s atmosphere? NASA spokesman Rob Navias said today that the space agency doesn’t consider the storm strong enough to warrant taking extra precautions for their astronauts.

There’s a silver (and blue, and green and purple) lining to a solar storm — their radiation is known to trigger particularly impressive light shows from the Aurora Borealis, or “northern lights.”

If the storm arrives around the time it’s expected, stargazers in Central Asia will stand the best chance of witnessing the Aurora’s dancing colors, although viewers from northern latitudes across the world may be treated to a glimpse, too. But, unfortunately for curious onlookers who venture out in the March cold for a solar show, their view may be impeded by Thursday night’s bright full Moon.

Are you worried about the potential effects of the solar storm? Or are you hoping for a glimpse at the Aurora Borealis? Sound off in the comments below.

source: Mashable

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The story of Mecca as it’s never been told before

New artwork by Saudi artist Ahmed Mater using a magnet and iron filings to represent people circling the Ka'ba in Mecca.

From a few thousand people traveling by camel in the 7th century to three million a year today: The story of the Hajj — the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca — is an epic journey.

That journey is celebrated in the first major exhibition dedicated to the Hajj, opening at the British Museum in London on January 26.

It includes sacred objects, pictures and the human stories of pilgrims past and present.

“We hope to be able to get across the hardship of the journey in the old days when it was a long journey by camel or by sea and could take two years there and back,” said Venetia Porter, the exhibition curator. “Now of course you can go by plane.”

Yet despite the changes over the years, it was what hadn’t changed which most struck Porter.

“The experience itself doesn’t seem to have changed,” she said. “If you read the historical accounts of pilgrims in medieval times, their rituals, how they feel and the deep spiritual significance is the same as now.”

The exhibition falls into three sections, the first focusing on the journey to Mecca, particularly along the major routes used through history across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The second section focuses on the Hajj today, its rituals and what the experience means to pilgrims. Finally, the exhibition takes on Mecca itself, its origins and importance.

Mecca is considered the spiritual center of Islam because it was where the Prophet Mohammed is said to have received his first revelations in the early 7th century.

At its heart is the cube-shaped Ka’ba, built by Abraham and his son Ishmael, according to the Quran.

The Hajj takes place in the last month of the Islamic year, known as Dhu’l Hijja and includes certain rituals which must be completed. Every Muslim who can is expected to go on Hajj at least once in their lifetime.

It took the British Museum more than two years to collect all the objects, which include a seetanah which covers the door of the Ka’ba, archaeological material, manuscripts, textiles, historic photographs and contemporary art.

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The exhibition was put together with the help of the King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh, which arranged the loan of some objects which had never before been taken outside Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Ambassador to Britain, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, said: “Hajj is not just a physical journey, it’s the most extraordinary spiritual journey every Muslim takes.

“We leave our families and our homes to undertake this profound life-changing experience.

“It doesn’t guarantee passage to Heaven, but it focuses us on what’s important in life.

“It’s a sensitive issue for the British Museum to tackle and we had long discussions to make sure it was accurate. Eventually they did an excellent job.”

Porter said: “The most challenging aspect for us was to turn it from a mere collection of objects into something evocative of the strong spiritual experience.

“The way we did it was to include quotes and voices from pilgrims.”

To accompany its exhibition, the British Museum invited Muslims to recount their own experiences on its website, and hundreds have done so.

One, Kamran Majid, from London, wrote: “The moment you enter the Harem Mosque and first lay eyes on the Ka’ba feels like the day you are truly born of life, your soul, heart and eyes soften and ease to the glorious sight.”

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Another, Amal Alabdulkarim, from Riyhad, wrote: “Hajj is the journey of pureness, love, hope and optimism. It taught me humility, patience and justice.”

Sophia Khan, from Slough, UK, wrote: “My most memorable moment was when I just happened to sit on some steps looking out to the Ka’ba. There were thousands of people from all over the world circumambulating this sacred structure at the center of the Earth, all there for a common purpose of praising God, yet each engaged in private reflection oblivious of any other.”

source: CNN

Steps to Success

Step 1: Decide on your goal, and know your deadline.

It’s important to be absolutely clear on what your goal is, so you’ll know when you get there. A goal like ‘become famous’ for example is no good, it’s too vague.

‘Complete an animation course, create a 5 minute showreel and apply for work experience at 5 companies’ is much better. It might sound like a lot of hard work, and it will be. But now you’re clear on exactly what you need to do.

If there isn’t a natural deadline, like an exam, then choose a deadline, and write it on your calendar. This might move, but you need a date to focus on.

Step 2: Make an effective plan

Use our Brainsmart planner* and tips sheet* to organise everything you have to do in the time you have to do it.

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Step 3: Think ahead: What sort of help will you need?

Look round corners – you now know what you’ve got to do and when, but will you need any expertise or practical help to get there? If so, don’t leave it to the last minute, contact people early.

Step 4: Stay motivated

A big goal will require a lot of hard slog, and a lot of persistence. You need to keep your energy and enthusiasm levels high, and this is within your own control. Here’s how to motivate yourself.

Step 5: Don’t get stressed

Easier said than done when your project starts to go off the rails… but if you understand what stress is, you’ll be able to manage it better.

Step 6: Prepare for the Big Day

Many people’s goals involve a ‘performance’ of some kind at the end, whether it’s an exam, a job interview, or an important audition. Anxiety about this big event can ruin all your hard work just when it matters. However you can reduce your anxiety greatly by taking control of the situation. Successful sportspeople know how to do this, and here’s how the rest of us can learn from them.

Step 7: Perform like a champ when it counts.

Time for another lesson from the world of sport psychology. Your brain’s like a computer in the sense it only has a certain amount of capacity for conscious thought. Worrying and wobbles are the result of your mind focusing on scary imaginings of Bad Stuff Happening. If you can, increase your focus on the positive aspects of what you need to do, then you’ll have less mental space left for anxious speculation. Manage your mind, in other words. Decide in advance what you’re going let it think about – it’ll make a big difference. Got all that? Now, go for it!

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Talk a walk in your mind

Here’s a simple but very effective way to memorise a number of items in order, without writing them down. The ancient Greeks invented this technique so they could remember their public speeches and it’s officially known as the Loci System.

The idea:

All you need is a journey or a route you already know well. Then by mentally linking the items you want to remember to points along the route, you’ll be able to recall them not just in the original order, but backwards too.

Here’s how to do it:

Step One

Decide on the route you’re going to use. It should have as many stop-off points as there are items on your list. It could be a walk you take every day, or just a mental journey around your house, room by room. The key is you need to know it very well.

Step Two

What’s your first landmark (or room)? Let’s say it’s your front door.

Step Three

What’s the first item you’d like to remember? Let’s say it’s vegetarian sausages.

Step Four

Now – and here’s the key – use your imagination to link an image of sausages, to your front door. You might think of the door as being totally covered in sausages, including the handle which squidges in your hand as you open the door …. Or perhaps there are giant sausages swinging from the ceiling that bash into you as you try to get out. Whatever image you choose make it UNFORGETTABLE. Crazy, action-packed and full of noise and maybe even smells.

Step Five

Now repeat step 4 for your next item, at the next location.

Step Six

And do this again and again until you’ve created images for everything on your list.

Step Seven

Now test yourself! Take yourself back to the beginning of your route and think of your first location: your front door. And what item do you see there? (Correct answer: sausages. Easy!)

Step Eight

Recall all your items in order … and you’ll never need a shopping list again.

Advantages of this system:

Even if you forget one of the items, you can skip onto the next one no problem.

Use this technique for:

  • Remembering what to get at the shops.
  • Memorising a to-do list you think up while you’re on the running machine at the gym.
  • Memorising key points you want to make when you’re giving a talk or a presentation (the Ancient Greeks invented this system, and used it for exactly this).
  • Remembering lists for revision – for example the abiotic factors in biology that limit a species’ success.

Transform your humble memory route into a ‘Memory Palace’ by progressively adding in more and more memorable landmarks along the way.

source:bbc