How AI solves depression and finds cancer by Suf Alkhaldi

Artificial Intelligence AI moves us in different fields of life, faster than we thought even two years ago.  Using AI in diagnosing bipolar depression as well as other illnesses has created a buzz in scientific communities so that many startups have started to use it.  One of these companies is NeuroLex Diagnostics Inc.  The company has developed… Read More

Forecasting the power of wearable devices by Suf Alkhaldi

The line between our work lives and our social lives has become thinner and thinner nowadays.  Communication and wearable devices created by the abundance of cellphones and fitness trackers have advanced the conflict between our social and work lives.  Having recently experienced the benefits of my summer vacation, I had to dig deeper on how… Read More

The wonder of Icelandic vacation 2 by Suf Alkhaldi

  Probably, the most amazing cure for stress and the way to recharge my life battery is to take a vacation. Vacations for me usually reset the time to calibrate my life priorities. On vacations, I slow down by looking  at my life with new lenses, asking myself different deep questions. Many people refuse to take vacations — an idea… Read More

How to self-control and manage your willpower by Suf Alkhaldi

Self-control is something we all need to work on when we hit our teenage years and beyond. Teenage years are often full of bad decisions — pushing against conventional wisdom and challenging anything that represents the establishment or authority. My parents worked hard to teach me to control my anger, joy, as well as my desires.… Read More

Why avoiding bad advice is hard by Suf Alkhaldi

One of the good skills I needed to develop was to know the difference between good and bad advice. It sounds simple, but it was not that simple for me and it is still not.  Knowing the difference between good and bad advice is not only hard, it is a skill – at least I have… Read More

The 10,000 hours of deliberate practice rule by Suf Alkhaldi

The 10,000 hours deliberate practice was first introduced by K. Anders Ericsson in his famous article in Harvard Business Review in July-August of 2007, which has been famously used by Cal Newport (productivity blogger and Computer Scientist at Georgetown University) and Malcolm Blackwell, the author of Outlier. Blackwell proved that in order to master a skill like playing… Read More

The decision to be productive at life by Suf Alkhaldi

As I am moving forward with deep work understanding, even taking a class on that (Top performer) , trying to achieve more but keeping regular hours of work, planning my day has become a challenge and fun as well.  I try hard to place 90 minutes of deep work in the mornings and the afternoons… Read More

The discovery of deep work by Suf Alkhaldi

It is highly unlikely to read anything about working habits of current and previous well-known people without stumbling onto the Deep Work trend. The new book released by Cal Newport about Deep Work contributes to the definition and explanation of using this concept.  Cal Newport’s blogs on the practice of deep work are followed by thousands… Read More