Larry Smith – Why you will fail to have a great career

Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.

Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.

Rob Reid Unveils Copyright Math and Hollywood BS

Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists. This is why Hollywood and Copyright Mathematician come up with BS figures about losses because of piracy. We’re talking about the $8 billion iPod here. You are a billionaire and you have no idea my friend.

How to Shower In Under a Minute

Quick Shower Tip

Shower but shower fast, in under a minute. This is quirky way to save time and water, lots of water. Be efficient and friendly to mother nature even during one of the busiest day of the week.

The 30 Minute Female Orgasm at the Gym

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Female orgasm at the gym. You read that right. Ladies, you want to have an orgasm? Make sure you go to the gym and don’t just work out your boody but do the crunches. Get into a 30 minutes crunches set for a 30 minutes orgasm till you drop. That was it. Crunches equals orgasms. Just hit the gym and get wet (no pun intended).

Female Orgasm and Work Outs

“Women may not need a guy, a vibrator, or any other direct sexual stimulation to have an orgasm, finds a new study on exercise-induced orgasms and sexual pleasure. Orgasms tended to occur after multiple sets of crunches or some other abdominal exercise rather than after just a couple repetitions. Exercise-induced orgasms may be one way for scientists, and women themselves, to learn about the process of orgasm”.

You now know why SHE is smiling while YOU suffer when doing crunches.

If you want to read the whole story on female orgasm at the gym follow the link for the article about Debby Herbenick’s research, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University.

Hope for Cancer Patients, Viruses Recruited as Killers of Tumors

avian flu virus

New York Times reports

It was not a coincidence. Common viruses sometimes attack tumor cells, researchers discovered. For decades, they tried to harness this phenomenon, to transform it into a cancer treatment. Now, after a long string of failures, they are nearing success with viruses engineered to kill cancer.

“It’s a very exciting time,” said Dr. Robert Martuza, chief neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. “I think it will work out in some tumor, with some virus.” Candidates are already in advanced trials, he noted.

According to the researchers, the side effects of treatment with these viruses are minimal, and include nausea, fatigue and aches. “In comparison to what happens with standard chemotherapy, flulike symptoms are very manageable,” said Dr. Reid, who has treated hundreds of patients with oncolytic viruses.

[Thanks M]

Adam Savage, How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849.

Symbiosis, The Reason For The Greek Crisis

greek crisis symbiosis

Scott Berkun is a man of many talents, plus a notebook. It’s only after i met Scott and his team that i discovered his writing skills and thought process. It’s usually the other way around. First you read the book and then you eagerly want to meet the writer.

Scott’s latest book, Mindfire, was the reason for thisinterview and among the questions one caught my attention.

Q: Do you think there is a cautionary tale in the rise of power of the project/program manager relative to Microsoft? How might you prevent that in other companies?

Think of Microsoft as a large organization not as a company. With 92.000 employees (not counting the contractors), Microsoft is an organization with 1/100 of the size of Greece. The analogy is pretty clear and Scott’s answer is the only one needed to understand the Greek crisis. Continue reading…

Tokyo Summerland Wave Pool, Greek Summer Engineered

Summerland Wave Pool

Tokyo Summerland is famous for its adventurous atmosphere as you splash about at the many water activities available. It’s well known for the Tokyo Summerland wave pool with artificial waves hitting hundreds of people screaming. It’s like Greek summer time with waves but with Greece replaced by Japanese engineering and a wave pool.

If you can’t have it you engineer it. Greek summer time that is. Continue reading…

Lambda Oil, Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil 60 eur / 500ml

Lambda Oil, Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil 60 eur / 500ml

Award winning Lambda oil is the first luxury olive oil in the world. Produced by Greek luxury food and beverage company Speiron, Lambda oil originates from some of the oldest olive trees of Greece. It is bottled entirely by hand, bottle by bottle, in order to ensure ultra-low acidity and stunning flavour. Exquisite organoleptic features, intense fruitiness, notes of fresh grass, almonds and cinnamon, buttery aftertaste.

500ml of Lambda oil ultra premium extra virgin olive oil will cost you 50 pounds or 60 euro. You must be nuts to buy this.