I’m just starting my journey to gain “MBA” knowledge through the cheapest route. So instead of burning time and tens thousands of dollars, I’ll just read the book below:
As I progressed through the pages, I’ll write down findings that I found really interesting. The first thing that I found was the definition of business. Business is a repeatable process that:
- creates and delivers something of value …
- that other people want or need …
- at a price they’re willing to pay …
- in a way that satisfies the customer’s needs and expectations …
- so that the business brings in enough profit to make it worthwhile for the owners to continue operations
I like this definition. I found it concise, easy to remember, and become a very good topic for discussion after lunch! 😀 Lately my lunches hasn’t been boring whenever I brought up this topic.
More to come!
Feynman technique is a method to help you to learn basically anything, faster. The technique is named after Richard Feynman, a Noble Prize winner physicist. The technique consists of 4 steps:
Write the name of the concept at the top of a blank paper (or make it a blog title)
- Simple Explanation
Explain and elaborate the concept using simple terms (non-technical), perhaps analogy, as if you explain the concept to a child (person who is totally clueless about the concept)
- Find What You Don’t Know
While doing step 2, you might find things that you can’t explain.So write the name of these difficult concept as the sub-title, read books/materials to understand the concept, then repeat step 2.
Check to ensure that all explanations are using simple terms. If you find any explanation that is simply para-phrasing the source material, simplify it. Add analogy or maybe simple visual aid.
PS: I was feynmanning this from http://mattyford.com/blog/2014/1/23/the-feynman-technique-model
Let’s start learning again
After recent Windows 10 System update (I am using Insider Preview), my Xamarin Android Player (XAP) refused to work. Everytime I tried to start the emulator, it will prompt error.
Error! The details is in the log file (if you can find it)
Since I don’t know where the log file is located, I just run the VM from VirtualBox. This time, I got more informative error message.
Details of my system:
- Windows 10 Insider Preview. Build 1433.rs1_release.160422-1940
- VirtualBox 5.0.20 r106931
- Xamarin Android Player 0.6.5
From the error message, it seems something wrong with the VM’s network option. Looking into VirtualBox’s network settings, I don’t see anything amiss.
File -> Preference
The network settings are already follow the recommended values. Perhaps we can find something in Windows’ network settings (Win-R, ncpa.cpl, ENTER)
Hmm…VirtualBox NDIS6 Bridged Networking Driver strangely is not checked. Could this be the cause? Let’s just check that and try to start the XAP again.
It works! Heng ah! 😀