Why do we need to understand people? By Suf Alkhaldi

As an avid reader of Quora, I sometimes find very intriguing questions, so appealing that I am the first one to read them.  One of these questions is why it is important to have the skill to understand people.  Understanding people creates new meaning in our lives. It puts our previous perceptions and our own biases… Read More

Curing cancer by 2020: Moonshot strategy by Suf Alkhaldi

It is time to start making a dent in cancer. A new Moonshot project was announced just weeks ago by Vice President Biden to cure cancer by 2020.  If you think this is an overly ambitious project, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong does not believe so.  Dr. Soon-Shiong even has the blueprints for activating the human T-cells… Read More

The future of self-controlled AI robots by Suf Alkhaldi

Our lives are filled with robots capable of taking care of many tasks.  Most robots function as inspection and surveillance tools, helping us to do very boring tasks.  Producing robots with high Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved from the testing stage in labs to the streets. We might call 2015 the year of Artificial Intelligence. 2015 is the first year… Read More

A resolution: The decision to be happy by Suf Alkhadi

Every year I spend some time to write down my resolution for the year.  Most of the time, I achieve 80% of what I write down.  This year, I will share one resolution with my readers: I decided to have deliberate happy days at least one day per week. The power to decide to be happy One of my resolutions… Read More

Don’t follow Steve Jobs’ management style by Suf Alkhaldi

After the splash achievement of Apple in producing outstanding products, we have to wonder if the success of Apple is related to Steve Jobs’ leadership and management style or if it is related to something else.  There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a pioneering giant.  His perception and his vision were unparalleled.  Tim… Read More

Your New Year’s Resolution: Eliminate Stress by Achievement by Suf Alkhaldi

Visualization of successfully completing a difficult task is possibly the most effective way to prepare yourself for the actual execution of the task.  Athletes, exam takers, and job interviewees practice this technique quite often. Visualization of a task is similar to doing the task. The human brain luckily cannot know the difference.  Although visualization can… Read More

How can habits help us to break the wall of fear? by Suf Alkhaldi

I want to take the final weeks of this year to revisit some of my previous posts and update them with new material. In a previous post, I wrote about forming the habit of reading, thanking people, and sending short emails to all my friends and colleagues around Christmas time to keep in touch.  These habits… Read More