Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Creativity Thoughts


"There's nothing called 'you are not creative', everyone is creative. The point is that some choose to believe that they are creative, while others believe not!! You are what you think!"
This is one of most inspiring quotes that made a huge change in my life. If you seen my latest promo, you'd find that it was Eng. Tarek Sakr one.

Today, I found my friend Amira Aboulrous has tagged me in one of her notes at Facebook, and found it so inspiring. That's why I asked for her permission to add it here in my spot.

Here's what Amira had wrote:
Although some people are creativity gifted, there are some techniques that anyone can follow to promote his/her creativity.


One of these techniques is "paradise". Paradise technique states that you should Dream and then Solve.
When you are thinking about a creative product, you should dream about all features that this product should be supplied with and then solve (think how to make all these dream features work).

TED.com has developed a device that is unveiling the "Sixth Sense", this device is the most creative device that I have recently seen.

This is a video link for the device,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=421jDx4ROZg

Thanks to Eng.Tarek Sakr who gives creativity lectures to our team at Kinematechs, and to Ahmed Elaraishy who send me a link to this video.


PS: Amira and Ahmed were my work-mats at Kinematechs, and Eng Tark is the CEO.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What To Do If You Make A Big Mistake


Have you ever been in a situation that someone trusted you doing some job for him/her, then you mistakenly messed it up?!!

I hope you never find yourself in a similar situation, but if you do, here are some tips you may take. I read them since quit some time on TechRepublic.com, and I found them very helpful

If possible, come up with a plan to fix the problem
Don't just walk away and wash your hands of the situation. If you caused the problem, you are responsible for coming up with the plan to resolve it. The plan needs to address the actions that need to occur, the people who need to take them, and the amount of time you think the actions will take.

Come clean with your boss
Trying to cover things up rarely works. It's important that you be in control of the message. So as hard as it will be, you should summon up your strength, take a deep breath, and go talk to your boss.

Let the boss know about that plan
In this situation, and in fact at any other time, never to go to the boss with just a problem. Go with a solution as well. In this case, go with the plan you developed and show the boss that, to at least some degree, you're in control.

Tell the affected parties
Let those affected by your mistake know what happened, but spare the technical details for now. Instead, focus on how the situation affects them. Most important, offer any workarounds you can. Ask for their suggestions as well.

Don't blame others
You're no longer in grade school. Trying to blame other people makes you look unprofessional, diminishing the opinion that others have of you. Conversely taking responsibility and admitting your mistake can win you respect.

Stop looking back
Learning from the past can help prevent repeat mistakes. However, don't confuse learning from the past with dwelling on the past. The latter involves endless self-recrimination and often self-pity, neither of which helps resolve the situation. If you find yourself dwelling on the mistake in this manner, stop it right now and read the next tip.

Prepare and issue a "lessons learned" document
"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Documenting the mistake, and the steps taken to resolve it, are key in this regard. In doing so, be sure to cover the conditions that led to the mistake, the steps taken to correct it, and the measures taken to prevent its recurrence.

Apologize to those affected
Mistakes often cost others in lost time and productivity and hence frustrate them. Consequently, even if you solve the problem, the people who were affected by it might still be upset if you never acknowledge that frustration. Taking a second to apologize will go a long way toward restoring you to good graces. By doing so, you show you appreciate what they had to go through.

Put the best face possible on what happened
Everyone focuses on the negative effects of a problem. However, can you find any good things, no matter how small, that resulted from this problem? One of the most useful concepts I've learned is that of "reframing" the situation, that is, to change the way a person looks at it.

In this case, reframing the problem might take the following form:
• Yes, a problem occurred.
• Yes, the system was unavailable.

BUT the good news is:
• It happened during a slow time.
• It identified issues we need to address elsewhere in other systems.

Of course, in offering these arguments, it's helpful if you can do so with a straight face.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

وأنــا في طــريـــــقي

رغم انها مش اول أغنية سمعتها بتتكلم عن الموضوع دا. إلا أنها ابدعهم ، سواء كانوا بالعربية او الاجنبية.

بجد اغنية قمة في الابداع خصوصا الكلمات و اللحن، لانهم بيوصلوا المعني والرسالة بابداع

من الاخر: انا بحبها جدا





اداء: حمزة نمرة
ألبوم: احلم معايا

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Connect 2 Success 4 Promo

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In FCI-CU
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Saturday, 7th March, 2009
@ 10:30 am