Gabija Grušaitė on How to make peace with your own white privilege?Author of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta2 months ago
Everytime protests over racial injustice erupts somewhere in a world (mostly USA), I notice quite a few people around me start telling stories how they are not racist, but... Just stop it - we all are. I was once stopped by police in LA, because my friend ran a stop sign. We smiled and told him we are stupid foreigners who are not familiar with driving in a LA. He frowned and asked if our country has Stop signs. We admitted it was wrong and promised to be careful. He waved goodbye and didn't even write us a ticket. Most of us here in the North have no idea what it means to live in fear in your own country. We usually are welcome everywhere. Blue eyes open doors. It was very different for our parent and grandparent generations. Their life was shaped by oppression. Out of respect for those who fought for our freedom, we should show compassion and empathy for people trying to lift themselves out fear. To have their voices heard. Just admit your privilege and be kind.
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Gabija Grušaitė on How to make peace with your own white privilege?Author of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta2 months ago
For those who have not experienced racism, it’s hard to appreciate the subtlety of its influence and its infiltration into thoughts and actions, coded behaviours and subconscious responses both for perpetrator and recipient. 💚 I have not experienced it directly, though I have encountered other forms of discrimination throughout my life. 💚 Empathy is not an abstract idea or feeling, as humans we understand it personally most often through a story. 💚 In order to grow, we need to listen to the experience of others who are different than us. 💚 Here is a very interesting perspective of someone who experienced racism as a passenger. What are your thoughts or tips on growing empathy within?
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Think twice before deciding which side you are on, while you are listening to other people trash-talking their managers, colleagues, or partners. ⚠️ According to a recent study, by siding with the interlocutor, we are just adding more fuel to the conflict, which discourages the interlocutor to forgive and make peace with the other party. To be supportive, we do not have to choose a side. The most important thing is to create a safe space for the other person to vent their emotions and collect one's thoughts. We can do it by asking open questions, such as: ✔️ What happened? ✔️ How does it make you feel? ✔️ Why is it important for you? ✔️ What is the next step? Remember that our goal as good conversational partners is not to condemn anyone but rather be patiently present with the other person. 👌 Link to the study:
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Design is a part of our everyday life. Whether it’s the way that door knob works, the way that fork holds in your hand, or the way you share your daily adventures on social media, it’s all designed. However even though as a craft design is very much a user-centered discipline it has also become an integral part of businesses thus shifting towards more profit-centered ways. So the big challenge arises in the intersection between what the user needs and what the business needs. And this is where most of todays designers are balancing between. This clash of needs and sometimes a clash of what the designer and the business are advocating for can result in products that impact our lives in negative ways. This is why now more than ever it’s important for designers to take a more ethical stance and take responsibility for the impact we create.
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Staying at home shouldn’t keep you away from attending conferences and learning from the best in the industry! Here is a list of your favourite design and development conferences gone online and happening remotely this year (and some of them for free). Stay curious!
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Keep learning, keep discovering new ideas and keep getting better at design. Lots of smart & wonderful people are doing online courses/speaking events and a lot of them are for free.
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Steven Liew on How to invest your money?Startup investor and advisor3 months ago
The second worst excuse for not actively investing your money is “I dont know how.” And the worst? “I don’t have time.” Why would any sane person not spend a bit of time to learn about investing? All of us want a passive income! All of us want to retire early! But to really live the YOLO lifestyle, you need to have some money at your disposal. Depending on your tolerance for risks, there are plenty of things in which to invest - from unit trusts, equities to real estates or cryptocurrencies. Key is to start small, fail fast, learn fast and continue investing.

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Andrew Lim Mao Tung on How to find your passion.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.
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I used to like to envy people, and like to compare, why do people so rich, has nice dress, car, or have a big family, only to find out the price of having them: Goal. Price Credit Card. Debt Good paycheck. Health issues Family. Being looked down Relationships. Being used High Education. Debt Then one day, God took away my ability to walk, i got an accident, i was unable to walk for 4 months, in the hospital i think to myself, when i was able to walk there are so much things i could do. Now i have learned to appreciate myself more and not to compare, be grateful of what we have, and take responsibility for our life. People just care of their needs, once they cannot see any value in you, they will leave you. Be wise not to take the blame in other people's mistakes. Refer Maslow Pyramid. Transcend by Scott Barry Kaufman on Blinkist. Blinkist offers the best knowledge from nonfiction in powerful, memorable packs. So be smart, not to lose out, and have a constant learning, update and adapt to new technology and things. So that you are not left behind.

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Andrew Lim Mao Tung on How to find your passion.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.about 1 month ago
Got problem, solve problem, and not create problems. Solve it, and get rewarded with opportunity.
Andrew Lim Mao Tung on How to find your passion.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.20 days ago
Love what you do.
Andrew Lim Mao Tung on How to find your passion.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.about 1 month ago
Never take revenge on other people, take 100% responsibility on our life.
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Esther Chook on How to identify what you’re good atPharmacist, Chinese Metaphysics & Health3 months ago
What shapes your character? What shapes your mindset? Growing up we are surrounded by many expectations and conditioned in a way that tells us what is good and bad. However, have you ever , like ever felt like it’s never enough? As though you have a super saiyan power that has yet to be revealed? Or maybe you feel like you’re just too good in everything but at the same time you’re good with nothing at ALL? Well the truth is- we all have our own inner strength and power to control whatever we want. In the metaphysical science study, we are all the same and unique. Who we are, what we are good at are given. How we ought to use it or even realise its there in the first place is the matter of awareness. Metaphysical science application in the modern era is no longer a FORECAST or PREDICTION. Because we have to own out own life and be responsible in our own journey and destination. Its more of self understanding, and knowing how to use your weakness as part of your strength Want to know more? Talk to me about it 💓
Lina Linkeviciute on How To Provoke Renaissance In Your Activity ?Theatre Director [email protected] Paintings/Luxury Business Professional2 days ago
If you want to revive, renew and reinvent your activity wouldn’t it be handy to have an INNOVATION MANAGER? Just as even the most expert surgeon can’t operate on himself, you need someone with an outside perspective. A fresh pair of eyes and new brain can work wonders. By giving the doctor your trust and complete information, you’re on the way to being cured. Every case is different, and you need not only deep experience of different kinds of innovation techniques, but also be able to gauge how it will impact your specific organization. What kind of person becomes an INNOVATION MANAGER? Usually they are generalists rather than specialists. These people can fit for so many different positions because they bring a wide-angle lens to a problem that a normal employee would just bring a close up view for. The best example is the main character from a TV series “Pretender”, Jarod who can quickly master complex skill sets to successfully impersonate any profession. It sounds unbelievable but these kinds of people really exist and can create huge benefits for those who are looking for effective innovations. How does an INNOVATION MANAGER Operate? Studies indicate that our ability to think creatively comes one-third from genetics; but two-thirds of the innovation skill set comes through LEARNING and UNDERSTANDING different skills then PRACTICING, EXPERIMENTING and at the end ASSOCIATING them. So, an INNOVATION MANAGER will come to your “home” – company, he is going to to observe everything like an anthropologist or social scientist. He carefully looks for small behavioral details—in the activities of customers, suppliers, and even cleaning ladies of your office—in order to gain insights about new ways of doing things. Then he is going to talk to as many team members as possible, including an engineer, a stay-at-home dad, and a designer to identify what kind of innovation could benefit your business or organization. The most important role of INNOVATION MANAGER is to find THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. Is it a new team? Is it a management technique? Is it a product? Is it service offer? Is it a marketing campaign? Is it a communication campaign? Is it long-term vision? Is it turnover? Is it a leadership skill? Is it the atmosphere? Is it meaning of work? Is it the engineers? Is it the front-line workers? Is it the office? Is it the motivation? Is it the general mood? Is it clients service? Is it proceeding? Is it logistics? What is it? And after: ‘If we did this, what would happen?’” Bringing all the team together, mixing them with new professionals from outside, asking to imagine a completely different alternative can lead to truly original insights. In these ways INNOVATION MANAGER will find the ANSWERS together with the team and will develop the creative spark in everyone. The best historical example is the “Medici effect,” referring to the creative explosion in Florence when the Medici family as “INNOVATION MANAGER” of that time brought together people from a wide range of disciplines—sculptors, scientists, poets, philosophers, painters, and architects. As these individuals connected, new ideas blossomed at the intersections of their respective fields, thereby spawning the Renaissance, one of the most inventive eras in history. If you want a Renaissance in your business – just reserve a call :)
Esther Chook on Create your own destiny blueprintPharmacist, Chinese Metaphysics & Health3 months ago
Are you making progress towards rhe goala that you want to achive? Or are you constantly caught up on a treadmill of history? Maybe many times you know that something is not right, but youre just not sure. How many times , and effort that you have wated on repeating the same old mistakes. And what is the right step that you could have taken to achieve your goals? What if I tell you, that we have a tool that you can tap on to help you to empower yourself to make better decision in life? Keen? You can claim them for free now. Its personalize :)
Ronaldas Buožis on Making a documentaryCinematography, tech and boats4 months ago
Every day we are surrounded by huge amount of visual information, and my job is to make it visually appealing for a viewer to watch. For 13+ years I have been responsible for every shot made in various commercials and movies. One of the biggest achievements is a documentary movie about famous Lithuanian athlete Rūta Meilutytė “Rūta”. Once you go through the whole film-making process any other challenge is a piece of cake. I am happy to share my knowledge on any chosen topic and to help you see the field from the professional and personal perspectives.
"Do you have any idea what it means to hold down advertising?" "I guess not." "To hold down advertising is to have nearly the entire publishing and broadcasting industries under your thumb. There's not a branch of publishing or broadcasting that doesn't depend in some way on advertising. It'd be like an aquarium without water. Why, ninety-five percent of the information that reaches you has already been preselected and paid for." I learned little about the world at school, actually, I learned nothing about the world order from teachers or educational system. However, I found it all in the books, and especially ones written by Haruki Murakami. At times of confusion your mind blurs; things which seemed surreal become reality, and you can't tell right from wrong - simply because you know little of how things actually work.. You have no clue about "the Boss" who "sits squarely on top of a trilateral power base of politicians, information services, and the stock market." Published almost three decades ago, on October 15, 1982, this book now seems even more genuine than ever ●
Atėnė Strazdas Drozdaitė on How to not give up on 𝕐𝕆𝕌ℝ𝕊𝔼𝕃𝔽?Interior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast2 months ago
𝕊𝕔𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕤 𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕗𝕪 𝕘𝕖𝕟𝕖 𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕞𝕒𝕪 𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕚𝕤𝕥 𝕨𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕘𝕒𝕚𝕟 Let's discuss... 1. What triggered my nerve particularly, is the fact that the research was solely based on the very 1% on population, who stay metabolically healthy thin people, stressing the fact that it is unfair towards the other's, who are putting effort in looking good. I love having to put effort in everything. 2. Maybe this is not exactly what the scientists suggested, however the journalists introduced it in a way that everyone will be able to pig out no matter their health consequences. (This is most meutral article I could find) 3. Thin gene will eventually kill our planet as it already struggles with human activity directed towards our survival, regarding food resources. 4. This will completely destroy the discipline of eating habbits, promote even worse food waste and destroy all the boundaries... 5. Is this definitely something worth researching instead of promoting healthy food choices ? What do you think? Am I too paranoid that humanity will turn this thin gene to their own egoistic advantage?
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Andrew Lim Mao Tung on How to get up again after life knocks down.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.3 months ago Sometimes removing some people out of your life makes room for better people.
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Have a lot of thoughts buzzing in the head, but feel crap at articulating them to your team or others? I feel you. It happens to me. ALL.THE.TIME! 🙄 You feel like you have a lot of ideas and have the reasoning why they are great and that you can take over the world with them. But when they come out of your mouth, what you say doesn’t have the same power when you vocalize them. And unfortunately what sounds great in your head just doesn’t translate to anything valuable, impressive or inspiring to your team. Not all of us are born great orators, but when we have a passion, we can talk hours about it. Meaning, we have a bunch of words and sentences around the topic, but the key is to concentrate the most valuable part of the whole idea into a short pitch. So…what to do? Basically you have to practice explaining things to people. Here’s a few tips I from my experience, that I feel helped me a lot: 1️⃣ TREAT IT LIKE A STORY “It all started, when…” Not everyone operates on the same level of information as you do, so even if it feels stupid and common sense most of the time when working in a team, start with giving a back story to why your topic/suggestion/idea is important. This introduction is a great way for you to keep the flow of your talk, have everyone onboard and not jump into the middle of the story where context might get lost for people that have less information about what you are telling. 2️⃣ HAVE A PLAN Have the end goal in your head, where you want the listeners to be taken to by your story. Even if what you will be telling or discussing goes all different directions, you will have this powerful lighthouse - the main point that you want to conclude to. 3️⃣ BE PREPARED if you have time, let’s say - have a meeting about something - do some research and challenge your idea asking WHY it is important to discuss and HOW it could be perceived different than you think. In that case - you will feel solid if you get these questions, will express your opinion more firmly, taking possible doubts into consideration, and increase the chance that conclusions will be made as you expected. 4️⃣ MAKE IT FLOW Thoughts usually are very chaotic. In our heads, they are random keywords which you roughly know how to combine into this huge concept. Try putting your thoughts into text. When you do this exercise, you will be faced with a challenge of construction - have to write it down so that it has structure, flows nicely and makes sense in general. After doing so, you will have the structure in your head: what is starts from, why it matters, how you propose to approach it and what value will this idea bring to listeners. 🙃 P.S. See what I did here? I think Qoorio insights are a great way to start practising structuring your talks and inspiring your team 😉
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