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Geniuses Are Made, Not Born!
                        Ahmed Soliman
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Warning!




                          This talk might
                        change your way of
                        ...
“genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent
                          perspiration”

                                 ...
To be Truer...        -- Thomas Edison




                                                                     1%
       ...
Inspiration
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Why it’s not
           there?



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Convergent Thinking


Saturday, May 8, 2010
Resource 1   Experience




                        Resource 2   Resource 3


Saturday, May 8, 2010
We ask questions like




Saturday, May 8, 2010
What’s going on?
                        Why is this happening?
                            What’s the solution of ...?


...
Divergent Thinking


Saturday, May 8, 2010
Possibility     Possibility   Possibility




                        Knowledge
                        Experience
       ...
Again, like




Saturday, May 8, 2010
What happens if ....?
                        What else could we do?




Saturday, May 8, 2010
That was   cool
                        What else is wrong?


Saturday, May 8, 2010
Knowledge islands
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Build bridges
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thank you son.
                        Anything else?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
We take too many
                        things for granted*


                                 *learn to look into detail...
Become a philosopher
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Inspiration comes
                               when ...

                  • Learn about convergent and divergent
      ...
Perspiration
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Sisyphus*




                        *what’s the purpose of what you are doing?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
SELECT `purpose` WHERE
                  `purpose` = ‘goal’;
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Ok, I got it...
                        But long or short
                              term?


Saturday, May 8, 2010
Can I have a long
                          term goal?



Saturday, May 8, 2010
FACTS
          Let me tell you some




Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 top in-demand jobs
                    in 2010....



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Did not exist in 2004!


Saturday, May 8, 2010
What does that tell   YOU?




Saturday, May 8, 2010
You simply↓




Saturday, May 8, 2010
Think agile
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Think Iterative



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Accept changes
                         between steps


Saturday, May 8, 2010
Experiment different
                          approaches



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Ever
                        Thought

                        about
        Sprints?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Small is            BIG
               *start with something small that you can stick to




Saturday, May 8, 2010
define artifacts*




                            *Visual results make you happy
Saturday, May 8, 2010
SET
                  ALWAYS
                        TIME
                        LIMITS
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Keep your engines
                            running

                  • It’s a MUST to have short-term goals.
         ...
1%
                                                                  29%



                  Inspiration
                ...
Instruction/Encouragement
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Invest in ⇒YOU⇐



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Build network of
                           mentors*


                                *only successful mentors
Saturday, ...
Define artifacts



Saturday, May 8, 2010
Define artifacts
                         Didn’t I say that before?!




Saturday, May 8, 2010
work in a team
                          Or build one
                                Or join one

                       ...
Join   CAT                       *


                        * or maybe any “good” team if any.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thank You!
                        www.ahmedSoliman.com




Saturday, May 8, 2010
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  1. 1. Geniuses Are Made, Not Born! Ahmed Soliman Saturday, May 8, 2010
  2. 2. Warning! This talk might change your way of thinking! Saturday, May 8, 2010
  3. 3. “genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” -- Thomas Edison Saturday, May 8, 2010
  4. 4. To be Truer... -- Thomas Edison 1% 29% Inspiration Good Instruction and Encouragement Perspiration 70% Saturday, May 8, 2010
  5. 5. Inspiration Saturday, May 8, 2010
  6. 6. Why it’s not there? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  7. 7. Convergent Thinking Saturday, May 8, 2010
  8. 8. Resource 1 Experience Resource 2 Resource 3 Saturday, May 8, 2010
  9. 9. We ask questions like Saturday, May 8, 2010
  10. 10. What’s going on? Why is this happening? What’s the solution of ...? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  11. 11. Divergent Thinking Saturday, May 8, 2010
  12. 12. Possibility Possibility Possibility Knowledge Experience Etc. questions Saturday, May 8, 2010
  13. 13. Again, like Saturday, May 8, 2010
  14. 14. What happens if ....? What else could we do? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  15. 15. That was cool What else is wrong? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  16. 16. Knowledge islands Saturday, May 8, 2010
  17. 17. Build bridges Saturday, May 8, 2010
  18. 18. Thank you son. Anything else? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  19. 19. We take too many things for granted* *learn to look into details Saturday, May 8, 2010
  20. 20. Become a philosopher Saturday, May 8, 2010
  21. 21. Inspiration comes when ... • Learn about convergent and divergent thinking • Ask why, how. • Build a correlated knowledge base. • become a philosopher. Saturday, May 8, 2010
  22. 22. Perspiration Saturday, May 8, 2010
  23. 23. Sisyphus* *what’s the purpose of what you are doing? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  24. 24. SELECT `purpose` WHERE `purpose` = ‘goal’; Saturday, May 8, 2010
  25. 25. Ok, I got it... But long or short term? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  26. 26. Can I have a long term goal? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  27. 27. FACTS Let me tell you some Saturday, May 8, 2010
  28. 28. 10 top in-demand jobs in 2010.... Saturday, May 8, 2010
  29. 29. Did not exist in 2004! Saturday, May 8, 2010
  30. 30. What does that tell YOU? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  31. 31. You simply↓ Saturday, May 8, 2010
  32. 32. Think agile Saturday, May 8, 2010
  33. 33. Think Iterative Saturday, May 8, 2010
  34. 34. Accept changes between steps Saturday, May 8, 2010
  35. 35. Experiment different approaches Saturday, May 8, 2010
  36. 36. Ever Thought about Sprints? Saturday, May 8, 2010
  37. 37. Small is BIG *start with something small that you can stick to Saturday, May 8, 2010
  38. 38. define artifacts* *Visual results make you happy Saturday, May 8, 2010
  39. 39. SET ALWAYS TIME LIMITS Saturday, May 8, 2010
  40. 40. Keep your engines running • It’s a MUST to have short-term goals. • Think agile/iterative *sprints? • Think small but persistent. • Define your work by artifacts. • Stick to time limits Saturday, May 8, 2010
  41. 41. 1% 29% Inspiration Good Instruction and Encouragement Perspiration 70% Saturday, May 8, 2010
  42. 42. Instruction/Encouragement Saturday, May 8, 2010
  43. 43. Invest in ⇒YOU⇐ Saturday, May 8, 2010
  44. 44. Build network of mentors* *only successful mentors Saturday, May 8, 2010
  45. 45. Define artifacts Saturday, May 8, 2010
  46. 46. Define artifacts Didn’t I say that before?! Saturday, May 8, 2010
  47. 47. work in a team Or build one Or join one Ok --You got the point :) Saturday, May 8, 2010
  48. 48. Join CAT * * or maybe any “good” team if any. Saturday, May 8, 2010
  49. 49. Thank You! www.ahmedSoliman.com Saturday, May 8, 2010
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