The figures about young males who self-harm themselves are shocking, because quite frankly, who really knew? We’re talking young males who are cutting, burning, binge drinking, and are physically hurting themselves, often to alleviate the emotional pain or personal trauma they are going through.
“It was a personal epiphany. A few years ago, I was staying in a Ritz Carlton hotel and accidentally found a red LED lighting spot on the mirror over the washbasin. I touched it, then a TV program magically showed up on the mirror. I discovered it was a waterproof mirror TV. After that, I consciously checked what televisions they used in hotel bathrooms I was visiting. I soon found that luxury, new or refreshed hotels were increasingly using mirror TV’s or waterproof TV’s in their bathrooms. Some installed the mirror TV’s over the washbasin, some installed the waterproof TV’s (non-mirror) near the bathtub. I realized that the waterproof TV would be a growing trend for the bathroom, including at home, in wet or humid environments — bathroom, kitchen, pool area and even a spa, And you could continue watching your daily news or blockbuster entertainment programs!” — Luke Liu, co-founder of visual display manufacturer, SWI/ShineWorld Innovations.
There is no doubt that the prosperous workers of the future will have to demonstrate agility in learning. Learning will be a continuous process for anyone who wants to remain valuable as the world changes. So, what is the catch? We all move smoothly out of and into stages of learning and working as smoothly as we move out of shallow sleep to deep sleep. But there is a catch. In fact, there are two catches. People and corporate culture. Neither of these are going to change quickly or anytime soon, and so the transition for those moving from the learning->work culture of the past will be faced with obstacles that we will have to navigate now and in the foreseeable future.
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted. It takes serious levels of commitment, learning, and hard work to run a business. From the initial overwhelm of starting a new venture to presenting your idea to the investors, entrepreneurship tests everything you're made of. Be prepared for some sleepless nights, rejections and failures. But on the other side, there is success waiting for you.
Goals give you the direction. They give you a purpose. If you’ve written down your own goals, congratulations, you’re already ahead of most (who feel demon butterflies in their stomach when thinking of setting goals).
The testing effect is all about memory. If you need to have information memorized, the testing effect is said to be your most powerful tool.
The spacing effect is a desirable difficulty for learning (along with the testing effect) that helps produce long lasting, durable memory traces, but has also been ignored in education. The spacing effect is when the learning of material takes place over long periods of time. Usually, when we teach something, we concentrate the presentation of related information in a short amount of time. Once that information is learned, we move on to different information. Longer lasting and more durable memory traces result from the spacing of the learning of information in time.