Thursday, June 27, 2013

The game of life and how to Win it by Bett Correa

The game of life and how to Win it by Bett Correa

My Novel Engineer Your Perfect Child
 People often ask me how I wrote and published my own book, became a Customer Experience Architect, became a professional public speaker, and became an improv actor.
Here are the simple steps I used to achieve my goals.

You can make your dreams come true! Anyone can. You need to follow these steps to make it happen.


1.     Mental Steps

a.     Dream big

b.     Write down your goals

c.     Define who you need to be to achieve this goal. Then make a plan to become that person. Start Thinking Like that person today.


2.     Grow your network

a.     Find mentors

b.     Meet and talk to as many smart people as you can


3.     Learn

a.     Read the Harvard business review every month

b.     Read the Wall Street Journal everyday

c.     Read five books on the subject

d.     Write some blog articles on your unique viewpoints on the area


4.     Read the following books


a.     Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

b.     The New Digital Age By Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

c.     Talent Is Overrated By Geoff Colvin

d.     Will Power By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

e.     The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss


Following these simple steps will let you reach your goals. The key is your attitude. If you stay positive and ask others to help you, they will. See how you can help them too.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Three Leadership Mindsets

Three mindsets or servant leadership :
1. How to deal with your colleages: Do nothing from Rivalry or vain conceit.
2. Consider others more significant than yourself.
3. Do not look to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What can Software Architects Learn from Building Architects?

This week on the Software Architecture Concepts Podcast, we talked to Donna Cohen Associate Professor of the School of Architecture at University of Florida.
We compared the two industries to learn how building architects approach talking to clients about what to build. How architects build prototypes to get feedback on their design. How architects documenting the design to hand over to the contractor.
We found that software architecture is following the building architecture discipline but we are well behind them. We also talked about what makes a design "beautiful" in software.
Listen to the whole podcast.