Author: Kermit Kordell

  • How US decision to torture one individual led to the rise of ISIS

    I would like to say a Merry Christmas, but I will instead take the opportunity to remind people of what happens when a few people in government (or just government in general) gets too much power. I will illustrate this by summarizing how a few people in the US made decisions roughly 10 years ago, […]

  • Stylus-based Android note app that syncs with Google Drive

    What I wanted Stylus based note taking app which can take notes as good as S Note, AND save to and open from Drive / sync with Drive, allowing edit of Drive files from within app or from within Drive itself. Apps tested S Note I can sync the files manually into Drive, but I […]

  • Book Sum: Multipliers by Liz Wizeman – how you can lead and manage to get the best out of your team

    Multipliers assume: Others are smart enough to figure things out Intelligence can be grown Using multiplier approach, you will make people around you more successful. Did not do research on whether it makes YOU more successful [but seems likely, based on the fact that most people I see who are highly successful seem to operate […]

  • Analysis: Apple MDM Framework – building iPad management tool for schools

    A couple of months ago, I discovered that some schools spend a lot of time managing iPads in their classrooms. Teachers have to take time from education to sit and configure new iPads that will be deployed to students. So I started a little project to analyze if there was a real need, and if […]

  • Life Lesson’s from Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography

    Main learnings from this book: Humbleness Better to convince people by being the “humble inquirer” rather than being confrontational and “winning over” people which may win you the argument, but will not win you any friends, which is more important for success. Better to help people realize the truth for themselves, which makes them like […]

  • The purpose of life is self-esteem

    According to Aristotle, the highest value is something which “makes life desirable and lacking in nothing”. I personally happen to agree with this – this is the ultimate thing that every person should strive for, this and nothing else. Anything particular thing we strive for should ultimately lead to this thing, because this is what […]

  • Why Kant’s Categorical Imperative is evil and how you should think instead

    Kant’s Categorical Imperative says that you should base your decisions on whether the underlying reasoning should reasonably applied as a universal law. For example, if you feel like lying to get money from someone else, would you want this to be a law that everybody should follow? Obviously not, so lying to get money from […]

  • The Value Of Sales People For Society

    I think that sales people are really valuable, not only for their employers (as the bringers of cash), but also for their customers. My belief is compounded by the fact that the sales profession generally ranks high in the salary league (at least in complex B2B sales, and if you are somewhat successful of course) […]

  • An Easy Keyword Classification Method

    You have hundreds of keywords, and no way of knowing what to do with them.. I’m going to show you an easy way of classifying them. There are several benefits of doing this. The most obvious one is the ability to search your keywords when you’re in need for an idea to write about. It […]

  • The path of least resistance

    One of my friends have planted this idea in my head called “The path of least resistance”. It is the theory that you should basically go with the flow, take the least resistance to happiness. For example if it is easy for me to get a job in a certain career, then I should take […]