Mohmmed Yunus, creator of the micro credit union Gramen Bank offered the following comment on education:"Today, our education system produces job seekers ending up with a job application when it should prepare job creators armed with a business plan."
I've been a Live Your Legend host for about a year.

I've had a very special guest this week and I'd like to send him the LYL creed along with a thank you certificate.  Here is the certificate, you may want to use it and adapt it.  I'd appreciate it if you improve it you send it back to me. 

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Tony Schwarts is the CEO of a consulting firm called the Energy Project. They focus on how to get better results by focusing on the how to better use and replenish the resource we all have: our energy.

The article I just came about was published in the New York times.  Tony, who is over 60 talks about his daughter's wedding.  He talks about the difference in how people are adding to their network now compared to how it was when Tony got married.  It is so easy to stay in touch now, it may appear that the conversations on social media are shallow.  In truth the conversations can be deep.  There is a commitment and an investment when updating social media statuses, but that investment is met with rewards (liking, commenting, thanking).  These rewards bring gratification of their own.  It's difficult to judge if that is an efficient use of time, but certainly it is easy to see how many people think it is so good.
A MOOC is a massive Open Online Class. 

Today, the course How to Change the World! Opened.  It's goal is to introduce major issues facing the world today, helping us to understand what we know about them, why we should care about them, and what we can do about them. 

Each week they will release the video lectures (and conversations) on Monday morning, along with the writing assignment of the week. 

How to Change the World has its origins in the Social Good Summit held at the 92nd Street Y in New York. They will use some videos from the Summit within the lectures each week, but there is plenty of additional content you might want to check out. For example, here is an inspiring talk by philanthropist Melinda Gates. 

There are more than 40,000 signed up for the class, so it will be exciting to be a part of this community.  If you want to join me, sign up for this course this week.  It's free. 

It’s Martin Luther King Day in the United States, which seems like a fitting day to launch this class. I look forward to learning with you in our MOOC adventure! 

On ne donne pas ce qu'on n'a pas.  G. Miron, PSS
We cannot give what we do not have.
How to start being an inclusive project manager ?

Start with yourself.

1. Sleep
2. Exercise
3. Competence 
4. Accept yourself as you are

Once your needs are fulfilled, you can start giving your best work.  If these needs are incompletely satisfied, your performance will suffer.

    Etienne Portelance

    Etienne has been managing projects in the public transit and medical devices fields. He finds it important for all people involved in the endeavours of life to feel involved, included.


    September 2013