Don’t Say No For Someone Else

It’s easy to look at a job posting and think we aren’t qualified. It’s natural to want to share something new and think we aren’t worthy. It’s just human nature to look at ourselves and think we aren’t enough But if we don’t believe in ourselves, who will? Go into Continue Reading

Well, That’s Interesting

Imagine two people faced with the same unexpected challenge. One quickly reacts to the situation, builds stress, and is hastily trying to find the best solution to resolve the issue. The other stays calm, takes his time, thinks over the challenge thoroughly before testing plausible solutions. Which one would you Continue Reading

Is Privacy Really Private?

One of the core obstacles of a machine learning researcher is often dealing with a lack of data. It’s an easy thing to complain about when it comes to poor performance. Ironically though, those same people can be hesitant about sharing any data about themselves whenever asked. And why wouldn’t Continue Reading

Why I Love Whiteboards

I love whiteboards. For some reason, I always feel like I’m tapping into creative juices whenever I’m using them. And I just don’t get the same feeling when I’m working out problems on pen and paper. But this goes beyond the feeling. Whiteboards are magical for one reason: They can Continue Reading

“Is This Going To Be On Test?”

You’re asking if you have to do more. It means you’re here just to tell everyone you were here. If you ask “How can I learn/do/give more,” you’re here for a lot more than a certificate of attendance. I think it’s a lot more productive to show up to things Continue Reading

Stop Depriving Others Of Your Best Self

How do we grab someone’s attention? It’s what we want. For people to see us, listen to us, and treat our ideas with respect. So imagine if you’re giving a speech on a topic you’re most passionate about and you notice someone sitting down on their phone. Or, perhaps more Continue Reading

Boredom is Exciting

When people think of difficult challenges, they think of athletic feats or complex mental puzzles. But very few look at something that may be the most challenging of all. Sitting down for a lengthy period of time and doing nothing. There’s a certain frustration that comes with creating something new. Continue Reading