Audio books – the good, the bad and the promising

“Listening is the new reading” promotes the banner as soon as I log in my Audible account, but is it? Is it really the new normal? I do believe that people have different approaches how to learn things. For example I’m a person who needs to see or feel emotions to remember. A brand story…

“Believe you can or believe you can’t either way you’re right” /Henry Ford/

Saldais skrējiens

Francija maijā smaržo pēc īrisa konfektēm, ceptiem maršmeloviem un cukurvates. Gaiss ir tieši tik silts un biezs, ka skrienot šķiet ķermeni apņem neredzama kārtiņa apkārt peldošā parfīma. Ceriņi, rododendri, īrisi, lupīnas, rapši un daudzi, jo daudzi man nezināmi ziedi izmainījuši mazās ieliņas, māju pagalmus un ziemas nogurdināto kalna pakāji. Kā lai paskrien, ja ar katru…

Artificial intelligence and our boring data

While we browse our search engines and add new apps to our phones, somewhere all the data is stored. It has never been a secret but it seems like we have been caught off guard with the first news worthy data usage articles. Facebook, Google and other companies that we so often rely on for…

Self driving NOW 

Self driving cars are hope for a better future. One where text or app notifications will not get the drivers attention speeding on a highway. Where “I had just two drinks” people don’t smash into objects on their way home, while being “not drunk”, of course. Where our overworked, tired bodies don’t fall asleep behind…

Time’s up

This comes from my heart and leaves me “naked”. If you feel uncomfortable reading it, skip forward and please don’t come back.  Here’s the truth. I wasn’t born according to the ultimate beauty standards. I was pretty puffy kid with a scar on my forehead. I have had it since I was two, so to…

If you pass the first sleep phase, you’re screwed

Unless you’re a student who needs to start&finish some long delayed paper. In my experience imagination and time effectiveness usually work the best in short time frame, sleep deprivation under the possibility of failing. (I’m not saying that the best ideas come from it, but there’s always something to get you to that minimum word…

There’s nothing like a Virgin

I remember the first time I heard about Virgin airlines and spent a minute thinking if there’s a different meaning to this word besides the one I knew, because it did not make any sense to name a company Virgin. More than a decade and two autobiography’s later it totally makes the point. As I’m…

Run, run more, until your fear is tired to run with you

There’s no such thing as easy running against all odds. Pushing yourself again and again towards something that is so hard to define. (inner motivator?) Failing miserably on your face and trying to get back up without the glorious fear free plan. But if you run more, push yourself more and fall more, it becomes less and…

Vasaras naktis

Es atceros tās reibinošās vasaras naktis,
Kad zem zvaigžņotas debess smaržoja,
Miljoniem pukstošu āboliņ’ dvēsles,
Un caur logiem uz zvaigznēm lidoja cilvēku sapņi.