[Book] One Minute Manager

I just finished reading one minute manager. Unlike other self-development books that present a central idea and discuss points in paragraphs, the audience of this book basically absorbing the new management system by following the journey of a young active learner. It’s as if I was reading a fictional book.

Near the end of the book, I found this little conversation rather interesting:

“I like you, young man,” the manager said. “How would you like to go to work here?”

The young man put down his notebook and stared in amazement. “You mean go to work for you?” he asked enthusiastically.

“No. I mean go to work for yourself like the other people in my department. Nobody ever really works for anybody else. I just help people work better and in the process they benefit our organization.”

It’s similar to a saying that “I have no allies/friends; I only happened to work/play with people that share the same goals/interests as me.” Okay, maybe not exactly that, but the manager’s answer clearly says that he is here to help you grow, not bossing you. 😀

Here’s the central idea of how this management system work:

It was a fun read. Definitely go check it out!!

Green Cleaning Tips

Look for cleaning products that have environmental certification such as the Ecologo or Green Seal. Alternatively, for many cleaning tasks around the home, you can use products that you might already have on hand

  • A vinegar and water solution can be used to clean and freshen many surfaces around the home, including walls and cupboards. It also works well to clean windows.
  • Baking soda has many uses including absorbing odours, cleaning bathtubs, and deodourizing rugs and carpets.
  • Lemon juice can be used to help dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. When added to a vinegar/water cleaning mixture, it also helps neutralize the vinegar smell.
  • Cornstarch (as well as baking soda) can be used to help deodorize rugs and carpets. Sprinkle about 1cup per room, then vacuum after 30 minutes.

Bash: Variable – filename example

Variable in bash is not particularly cool until we have a good use of it  😛

> filename="myfile.txt"
> touch $filename
> ls filename
myfile.txt

> rm $filename
> ls $filename
ls: myfile.txt: No such file or directory

> files="file1 file2" 
> touch $files
> ls $files
file1
file2

 

Bash: `type` Command

In unix, type command tells us whether a keyword is taken by the system or not. It is useful when trying to add a new custom command in the terminal and ensure that our command is not in conflict with system ones.

> type test
test is a shell builtin

> type cp
cp is /bin/cp

> type foo
-bash: type: foo: not found

# This is my custom command
> type note  
note is hashed (/Users/.../bin/note)

 

5 Mindsets for Living to the Fullest

This post is a note from a video on 5 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn Before 30. I’m not sure why the magic number 30 is there since everyone’s age span varies a bit differently, but anyways, here are the five lessons:

1. There may not be a tomorrow, so enjoy/do it now.

  • Think about what would be the things that you would regret not do if tomorrow were your last day.
  • Your time is limited and you don’t have forever, so do what you want to and do what you enjoy right now.

2. You’ve got nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

  • Give it your all. You are born to win, so do what winners do

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How to loop a video on YouTube

There are two ways:

Method 1: Create a playlist with only your target video and loop that playlist

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Method 2: Right click on the video and select loop option. This is a better way since it doesn’t refresh the page none stop 😉

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