An ongoing series of informational entries
“It always seems impossible until it is done” – Nelson Mandela - Celebrating the Life and Legacy of a Global Icon The year 2018 marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela who fought for racial equality, non-discrimination and the value and dignity of human life. A high-level South African Government Delegation, Global South Africans and Friends concluded week-long celebrations in the United States of America for Mandela’s life and legacy with an interactive program hosted by Brand South Africa at the Rubin Museum in New York City on September 27. The evening event was powered [...]
What Does Space Camp® and the Famous Quote “research Is What I’m Doing When I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” Have in Common?
This past week I attended a small business alliance meeting organized by NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, AL. It was a great event where small businesses get to meet George C. Marshall Space Flight Center’s personnel, government officials, large prime contractors such as The Boeing Company, Orbital ATK, Jacobs, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Dynetics, Teledyne Brown Engineering and other exhibitors, as well as fellow small business attendees. I also had the time to visit the US Space and Rocket Center® which is the official visitor center for NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, an affiliate of [...]
Technology comprises 40% of our GDP in the United States of America according to Secretary Pritzker at the Department of Commerce as noted in a previous blog post. Furthermore, there is a big imbalance in supply and demand of technology talent. Employers are hence seeking candidates that can learn on the job and at a fast pace. How do you know who is the right candidate for the role you are hiring for? What questions are you asking candidates? Geoff Smart and Randy Street describes A players in their book Who, published during 2008 which I received as a [...]
Where does the word “interview” come from? What does it mean? The dictionary explains it as a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person such as a job interview. It means to get a glimpse of someone and to see in between. The word origin and history explained by The Dictionary: 1510s, "face-to-face meeting, formal conference," from Middle French entrevue, verbal noun from s'entrevoir "to see each other, visit each other briefly, have a glimpse of," from entre- "between" (see inter- ) + Old French voir "to see" (from Latin videre ; [...]
What does The Martian have in common with The Man in the High Castle? The short answer is Sir Ridley Scott who directed the film, The Martian, and he is the Executive Producer for The Man in the High Castle, an original series from Amazon. The 73 rd Golden Globe Awards will honor the best in film and American Television of 2015 and will be broadcast live on January 10, 2016 by NBC. The nominations were announced on December 10, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and Ricky Gervais will host the show for the fourth time. The Martian, [...]
Madison Tech Meetup #5 The fifth Madison Tech Meetup organized by Carlos Abad and Marc Baskin held yesterday evening was an interesting and successful event with Heath Ahrens, Founder and CEO of iSpeech as keynote speaker. He humored the tech crowd with his rags to riches stories and impressed with the innovation of iSpeech that allows users to 'Make Apps Human" and instantly turn text into human quality audio. Congratulations Heath and wishes for much success to you and the team and we look forward to seeing the pipeline coming to fruition. Check them out at www.ispeech.org to learn [...]