Geniuses are made not born 2

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How to become a genius -- This session was presented in Computer Engineering Festival 8th May 2010

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Geniuses are made not born 2

  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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