Want to become happy?

Are you one of those who want to become happy? Start by staying away from things which can make you miserable. Somebody has nicely defined “misery” as “you get what you don’t want and you don’t get what you want”. Check out this brilliant video about seven things that can make you miserable. Stay away from them, if you want some happinss in life. Thanks again, CGP Grey!

Can you have a bite?

Looking to get into one of the best software companies of the world? Even if not, this would do well to exercise your grey cells. Here is a compilation of top challenging questions that have sometime been asked in Apple interviews. If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it?

ADEPT

Need to give a talk or conduct a lecture? Wondering what is one of the more effective ways of explaining a concept to somebody who has absolutely no idea of what it is about? Try A.D.E.P.T. This idea from Kalid Azad of betterexplained.com seems quite interesting. A - Analogies D - Diagrams E - Examples P - Plain Language T - Technical Definition [Image courtesy: alistapart.com]

Industry Expectations From an Engineer

Featured Article: “Industry Expectations from an Engineer” by Rajagopalan P, Infosys, Mysore. The “industry-academia gap” is a widely discussed topic. This gap can be minimized by understanding what the industry expects from a fresh engineer. This article is an attempt to list out the top 8 expectations industries have from an engineer. Learnability: The fluid industry trends in today’s world force engineers to be life-long learners! Learnability is the ability to generalize a specific knowledge and apply in various contexts.