Self help – Il Faro Della Vita http://ilfarodellavita.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:50:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ilfarodellavita.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Self help – Il Faro Della Vita http://ilfarodellavita.com/ 32 32 Combine ETL and DPA processes to accelerate digital transformation https://ilfarodellavita.com/combine-etl-and-dpa-processes-to-accelerate-digital-transformation/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:17:25 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/combine-etl-and-dpa-processes-to-accelerate-digital-transformation/ Stuart Steel, Founding Director of Insimbi Consulting Ltd, explains how leveraging modernized ETL processes and DPA as part of your digital transformation strategy can unleash the full potential of your data, delivering significant time and cost savings. money and elevate your business above the competition. “Data is the new oil. It’s precious, but if it’s […]]]>

Stuart Steel, Founding Director of Insimbi Consulting Ltd, explains how leveraging modernized ETL processes and DPA as part of your digital transformation strategy can unleash the full potential of your data, delivering significant time and cost savings. money and elevate your business above the competition.

“Data is the new oil. It’s precious, but if it’s not refined, it can’t really be used. – Clive Humby OBE, 2006

As the public and private sectors continue to adopt digital transformation strategies to increase business efficiency and improve the customer experience, it is increasingly important to be able to extract maximum understanding, usability – and value – your business data. This is where the development of ETL pipelines and their combination with DPA can be crucial.

What is ETL?

ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) is an end-to-end process by which raw data from one or more disparate sources is extracted (e.g. queried from a database or read from a file) , transformed (including filtering, validation, cleaning, enrichment, and homogenization) and then loaded into an output container such as a data warehouse or application for further use, analysis, and distribution.

Essentially, ETL processes enable the consolidation of data from multiple sources into a single, business-useful source of truth, increasing visibility and simplifying access while helping to ensure the integrity, validity, and timeliness of data. data.

Traditional versus modernized ETL

Traditionally, in-house IT staff were tasked with developing bespoke batch scripts to run specific on-site ETL processes, which were often time-consuming, inefficient, and had notable limitations:

  • Single use and/or run once.
  • Resource hungry with poor performance and scalability.
  • Unable to adapt to changes in data sources or technologies without significant modification or rewriting.
  • Unsuitable for real time or big data.
  • Inappropriate for an Agile environment.

In contrast, modernized ETL processes can be quickly created in off-the-shelf, GUI-based software, with little or no IT staff involvement and without the many limitations of traditional ETL scripts:

  • Modular and reusable.
  • Cloud-based, fast and scalable.
  • Can adapt to changes in data sources and technology.
  • Capable of dealing with real time and Big Data.
  • Suitable for agile environments.

What is DPA?

DPA (Digital Process Automation), an evolution of business process management (BPM), aims to reduce overhead, increase employee productivity and improve overall operational efficiency through the digital automation of repeatable manual tasks and to facilitate greater interdepartmental connectivity.

Using DPA to streamline business processes enables

  • Improved collaboration within your organization.
  • Free employees from repetitive and mundane tasks.
  • Operational stability, reduction of user interventions (and therefore human errors) and guarantee that processes are followed correctly.
  • A better understanding of business performance and the quality of results.
  • Adaptability to the market and improvement of the customer experience.

One solution to rule them all

Well-designed DPA and ETL processes can underpin a wide range of digital transformation and business-critical activities, but introducing new technologies into an established ecosystem can be challenging, especially in large organizations with multiple software stacks and siled legacy systems. But what if these challenges could be mitigated by introducing a single new software platform to implement all of your DPA and ETL process changes, and more, across the board?

Safe Software’s FME® is an enterprise integration solution that enables you to achieve your digital transformation goals with minimal IT staff involvement and without writing a single line of code. With support for over 450 different systems and formats, it’s virtually guaranteed to integrate seamlessly with your company’s data infrastructure, no matter how, when and where your information are stored.

This is where we come in

The Insimbi Consulting team has over a decade of experience using FME® to help organizations with ETL, information management, process automation, business intelligence business, self-service applications, cloud migration and more, with a proven track record of improving our customer performance and reputation while saving them time and money.

Insimbi’s FME® certified professionals have designed, built and supported numerous ETL solutions that have been used for the delivery of contracts of all sizes, including on Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

For example, Fusion JV (a joint venture between Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Construction) was able to use ETL to migrate from a spreadsheet based on legacy desktop information. management system to a modern cloud-based CDE (Common Data Environment).

With consultation from Insimbi, this CDE was able to include data seamlessly pulled from multiple internal and external sources, including Fusion’s own document management and asset management systems, their corporate MIS geographic information) and the electronic management of their client’s documents and records. system, greatly simplifying stakeholders’ access to and use of this critical information.

Using FME® to harness the power of DPA, Insimbi was then able to help automate several business processes, providing Fusion with performance dashboards to monitor deliverable progress and contract performance, real-time monitoring of field surveys, delivery notifications and automatic validation, consumption and ingestion of customer and contractor datasets, and numerous self-service tools ranging from data validation and from quality control to reporting.

“Insimbi’s knowledge of multiple disciplines has made it much easier to streamline and update business processes to provide data-rich insight to delivery teams, SLT and the customer. The savings were exponential in terms of resource time, a single automated workflow developed over 40 hours saved almost 4,000 hours” – Graham Starling, Chief Information Officer, Ferrovial Construction UK & Ire.

Another of our key clients, FarrPoint, a UK-based smart technology and connectivity consultancy, has engaged Insimbi Consulting to help with one of its major connectivity projects.

We designed and built an FME®-based ETL solution that could ingest telecom infrastructure provider datasets, validate them against schema models, detect changes from previous versions, and automatically produce reports evaluation summaries detailing the results.

Insimbi then further enhanced the value and usefulness of this data by using DPA to feed validation results into Microsoft’s Power BI, allowing for improved analysis and more easily digestible data and trend visualizations.

“Insimbi’s verification and transformation automation solution has delivered significant time savings, particularly for nationwide datasets, and ensured accuracy and repeatability of a project to deadlines. demanding.” – Chris Bond, Senior Consultant, FarrPoint.

To find out how Insimbi Consulting Ltd can save you time and money on your company’s digital transformation journey, visit our website or contact us.

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PRESS PLAY: New albums available on September 23! https://ilfarodellavita.com/press-play-new-albums-available-on-september-23/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:13:13 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/press-play-new-albums-available-on-september-23/ After an XPNFest weekend that still has everyone buzzing, it’s time to welcome the first new albums of fall 2022. Philadelphia DIY hero Alex G. shakes the sand for his clear and confident ninth album, god save the animals (read a review by our Sean Fennell here). These last years being punctuated by personal and […]]]>

After an XPNFest weekend that still has everyone buzzing, it’s time to welcome the first new albums of fall 2022. Philadelphia DIY hero Alex G. shakes the sand for his clear and confident ninth album, god save the animals (read a review by our Sean Fennell here). These last years being punctuated by personal and professional struggles and losses, Beth Orton resurfaced with her self-produced debut album; Weather Alive is a rich blend of mood and rhythm. More than a decade into her reign as “Highway Queen”, Nikki Lane hires Josh Homme to produce his fourth LP barnstorming, Denim & Diamonds. Guitar worlds collide Aliwith a globetrotting Texas threesome Khruangbin proof Old Farka Toure in a tribute to Malian blues patriarch Ali Farka Touré.

jersey girl find the Nashville singer Jessie Baylin return to its Garden State roots. A surprise release for his new house label, The tallest man in the world covers Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, and more on Too late for edelweiss. Although it comes a few years after his death, Dr. John finally realizes his lifelong desire to release a country-inspired album with the intimate things go like this. More than half a century after its release, the eponymous debut album by the pioneers of motorization NAKED! always looks futuristic; a new box set features new remasters of the band’s first three albums as well as covers and remixes from members of New Order, Hot Chip and others. PRESS PLAY on these new releases (and more) below…

Alex G.god save the animals
CHECK OUT: “Runner” “Cross the Sea”

Beth OrtonWeather Alive
CHECK OUT: “Fractals” “Friday Night”

Nikki LaneDenim & Diamonds
CHECK OUT: “First High” “Born Tough”

Khruangbin and Old Farka TouréAli
DISCOVER: “Tongo Barra” “Savannah”

Jessie Baylinjersey girl
DISCOVER: “That’s how it is” “Cloud Nine”

The tallest man in the worldToo late for edelweiss
CHECK OUT: “Tears Are In Your Eyes” “Metal Firecracker”

Dr. Johnthings go like this
CHECK OUT: “End of the Line (feat. Aaron Neville and Katie Pruitt)” “Gimme That Old Time Religion (feat. Willie Nelson)”

NAKED! – NEW! 50!
DISCOVER: “Im Glück (The National Remix)” Guerrilla Throw – “Zum Herz”

MORE LISTENING:
Alphaville ETERNALLY YOURS, Arkell Flashes twice, billy idolThe EP cage, Bloods Together, baby!, The comet is comingHyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, Daniel LanoisPlayer, Piano, LuxuryDo you need a release?, Dermot Kennedyprobe, Divino NinoLast Spa on Earth, Douglas Andrew McCombsVMAK, Editors EBM, weird wanda Internal Radio, Fujiya and MiyagiSlight variations, future teensSelf-help, Grateful DeadIn and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81, ’82, ‘83, Ice Age Shake the Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021, Joni Mitchell The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975),Magdalen BayMercurial World (deluxe edition), Makaya McCravenIn these times, Marisa AndersonStill here, Maya HawkMOUSSE, Motorhead Iron First (40th Anniversary Edition), Nils Frahmanimal music,Pierre Matthew Bauerflowers, The Smithereansthe lost album, The sweet moonTo exist, Tim Burgesstypical music,Todd SniderLive: The Return of the Storyteller

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How do GPs practice cultural humility? https://ilfarodellavita.com/how-do-gps-practice-cultural-humility/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:21:53 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/how-do-gps-practice-cultural-humility/ New New research hopes to improve health outcomes by identifying gaps practitioners have in understanding and applying cultural humility. Research led by the University of Melbourne aims to improve healthcare delivery and the doctor-patient relationship. According to researchers from the University of Melbourne, developing professional cultural humility is a ‘key strategy’ to help tackle health […]]]>

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New research hopes to improve health outcomes by identifying gaps practitioners have in understanding and applying cultural humility.

Research led by the University of Melbourne aims to improve healthcare delivery and the doctor-patient relationship.


According to researchers from the University of Melbourne, developing professional cultural humility is a ‘key strategy’ to help tackle health inequities in Australia.


Defined as “a shift from mastery of understanding other cultures to an approach of personal responsibility in addressing systemic barriers that affect marginalized groups,” cultural humility is also “positively associated” with improving health outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients.


That’s why researchers, including RACGP President Adjunct Professor Karen Price, are asking practitioners to take part in a new project focused on assessing cultural humility among Australian GPs.


The research will see GPs take part in a 10-15 minute online survey about their interactions with patients from different cultural backgrounds, their experience of cultural humility training and their interest in further training in this area.


According to Professor Price, cultural humility is a fundamental aspect of health care delivery.


“We need to recognize the many ways in which a sense of self and a sense of health are experienced in other cultures,” she said. newsGP.


“By remaining openly curious, we can let other ways of seeing the world flourish. Only when we make room for it can we understand the patient’s biographical story about their illness or disease.


“Then we can engage in true shared decision-making, which is an empathetic ability to truly enter into dialogue with our patients’ worldview.


“Our Western reductionist view is helpful but limiting if we impose it on others without acknowledging each unique person we are privileged to help.”


The project aims to examine GPs’ self-assessment of their cultural humility and its impact on doctor-patient relationships. It will also assess GPs’ confidence in communicating COVID-19 public health messages to CALD patients and identify the need for additional cultural competency training.


Dr Olivia O’Donoghue is a descendant of the people of the Yankunytjatjara and Narungga Nations and the RACGP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Censor – the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to this position.


She said newsGP that cultural humility is an “essential attribute” for general practitioners.


“For me, cultural humility is about understanding myself, understanding my values, affinities and biases, my attitudes and behaviors and how these affect the people around me,” said Dr O ‘Donoghué.


“It’s about knowing and feeling that I’m not an expert on my own, let alone someone else’s culture, so it’s important to be open when interacting with people. others, to show a respectful interest in them and their culture, and to have a genuine commitment to understanding their lived and intergenerational experience.


When applied to a healthcare setting, cultural humility involves healthcare practitioners recognizing unconscious biases and systemic racism that impact individual and community health, addressing their own biases and cultural assumptions and learn to interact with patients from different cultural backgrounds to provide health care in a respectful manner. and in a sensitive way.

Olivia-O-Donoghue-article.jpgAboriginal physician Dr Olivia O’Donoghue believes that cultural humility is a “fundamental attribute” for demonstrating cultural understanding and safety.


In addition to seeking self-assessments of cultural humility by GPs, the project will also aim to improve cultural safety.


“We hope that the information gathered through this survey can help identify gaps in existing cultural humility training in medical school and specialty training,” the researchers write.


“Understanding the current landscape within a cross section of the medical community will help develop methods to address this aspect of healthcare with the ultimate goal of improving quality of care and outcomes for all patients in Australia.”


By identifying cultural differences within the doctor-patient relationship, it will also allow the patient to take full advantage of all the healthcare services available to them, according to the research team.


In the area of ​​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in particular, Dr O’Donoghue says cultural humility is key to building relationships, respect and trust.


“Cultural humility is a fundamental attribute for demonstrating cultural understanding and cultural safety,” she said.


‘[It] is a fluid state of gaining experience, self-reflection, self-improvement and re-evaluation.



The RACGP and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organization‘s cultural safety resource center can also help healthcare providers.



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The Queen’s gift to her people? Modeling the nation’s best self https://ilfarodellavita.com/the-queens-gift-to-her-people-modeling-the-nations-best-self/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:36:22 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/the-queens-gift-to-her-people-modeling-the-nations-best-self/ In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Rosemary Haskell writes about the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. The column has been published by Greensboro News & Record, the Salisbury Post, The Stanly News & Press, By Rosemary Haskell The death of Queen Elizabeth II encourages me to consider the interesting subject […]]]>

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Rosemary Haskell writes about the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. The column has been published by Greensboro News & Record, the Salisbury Post, The Stanly News & Press,

By Rosemary Haskell

The death of Queen Elizabeth II encourages me to consider the interesting subject of Britain, a country I left over 40 years ago.

Rosemary Haskell, English teacher

I wonder again why this woman was so important, and I’ve come to believe it’s because she allowed her subjects to find a way to love their rather troubled country.

The Queen’s public persona of quiet virtue, religious devotion, sense of duty, self-control, and stoic resistance to the lure of fickle public opinion has made her much admired, and now, much mourned.

In his early years, his long reign over the United Kingdom as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and “other kingdoms beyond the seas” took place during the rather rapid dissolution of the former British Empire. This split accelerated in the 1960s, with African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Kenya leading the way.

The British Commonwealth of Nations, now just the Commonwealth, emerged. Elizabeth was notoriously devoted to this organization, forming strong personal relationships with many leaders of former colonies. Watchers of ‘The Crown’ will know that Elizabeth promoted economic sanctions against apartheid South Africa and that in 1961 she danced with Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah in what was then a rather shocking display proximity in black and white.

But not all of the Queen’s horses and all of the Queen’s men can purify the history of the British Empire and its aftermath. The British Empire was a racist, oppressive and sometimes cruel and violent institution. These unpleasant truths are laid out clearly, most recently in Caroline Elkins’ 2022 book “Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire”.

Indeed, the UK now has its own ‘Black Lives Matter’ experiences, with calls for apologies and reparations, particularly in the Caribbean islands where slaves worked under the British monarchy until 1834, followed of indentured labor and imperial neglect that produced appalling conditions for generations. The “white settler” colonies of Kenya and South Africa were also racist constructs, with the brutal British suppression of Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s.

So to love their country, Britons need to think seriously and maturely about their past. Just as Americans grapple with their own histories of racism and oppression and the long shadows of Civil War, Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era, Britons must “accept” or “heed” their National historical misdeeds.

Some may wonder what this means. I think that means finding in the Queen, since she came to the throne in 1952, the best parts of an ideal national self. In the United Kingdom and across the Old Empire and the New Commonwealth, Elizabeth provided her people with a role of decency and moral endeavour. It was an effort to be better than the reality of the past and present, and to approach the furthest point of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “arc of the moral universe”, which is admittedly long, but which I believe I too “leans towards justice” in the UK and the US

The British and the Americans want to love their country. President Biden’s speech at Independence Hall on September 1 encouraged our patriotism by reminding us of who we can be. “We the people burn within each of us the flame of freedom that was lit here in Independence Hall – a flame that lit our way through abolition, Civil War, suffrage, the Great Depression.”

Thus, he fulfilled a valuable function: not as chief executive, but rather as head of state, as Elizabeth was for her country.

King Charles III, following his mother’s example, must continue to show his own nation his “better self”, characterized by an enhanced humanitarian decency that crosses class and racial lines, both internally and internationally. outside the UK.

How disappointing he doesn’t have help from Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, whose black American roots seemed poised to help the royal family reflect the multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan society that the Great Britain has become. Britain since 1952. His presence, inspecting the funeral flowers and waving to the Windsor crowd, was welcome. Is it too late to bring the Duke and Duchess back into the royal fold?

Charles can look for additional inspiration in the cabinet of new Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss, where major state offices – Foreign Office, Treasury and Home Office – are not held by any white men.

The new king could also encourage the clear thinking contained in his June 2022 speech to Commonwealth Heads of Government in Kigali, Rwanda, on imperial slavery and “the most painful period in our history”.

If it can do this, then the sins and evils of the national past cannot be erased but at least better understood, more truly recognized and perhaps, at least partially redeemed.


The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of Elon University.

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Self-driving cars may require human assistance https://ilfarodellavita.com/self-driving-cars-may-require-human-assistance/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 21:55:04 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/self-driving-cars-may-require-human-assistance/ Self-driving, or self-driving, vehicle makers have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop the fully robotic product. However, industry leaders and experts say the technology may still require human oversight. Proponents of autonomous vehicles, or AVs, claim that computers and robotic technology will reduce the number of traffic accidents. But in […]]]>

Self-driving, or self-driving, vehicle makers have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop the fully robotic product. However, industry leaders and experts say the technology may still require human oversight.

Proponents of autonomous vehicles, or AVs, claim that computers and robotic technology will reduce the number of traffic accidents. But in reality, making self-driving cars safer than those driven by humans is complex. Autonomous programming lacks the human ability to predict and quickly recognize risks.

Kyle Vogt is the head of Cruise, a unit of American automaker General Motors (GM). When asked if he believed humans could ever be completely free to drive vehicles, Vogt questioned the value of such a goal.

“I can offer my clients peace of mind knowing that there is always a human to help them if needed,” he said. “I don’t know why I would ever want Discard of this.”

GM reminded and updated software in 80 Cruise self-driving vehicles this month after a crash in June. Two people were injured in the accident in San Francisco, California. US safety officials said the recalled software could “incorrectly predict” the path of an oncoming vehicle. Cruise said his vehicles won’t make the same mistake again after the update.

For some, the need for human supervision increases doubt about the technology. And fully autonomous vehicles are far behind in the development that industry leaders have promised.

In 2018, GM sought US government approval for a fully self-driving car. It had no steering wheel or brake or gas pedals. It was supposed to go on sale in 2019. But that vehicle, the Cruise Origin, isn’t expected to start production until spring 2023, Vogt said.

In 2019, Tesla chief Elon Musk promised that one million robotaxis would be in place by 2020. His company’s “Full Self Driving” feature has been criticized because its cars use human operators.

In June, Musk said building self-driving cars had been much more difficult than he had anticipated.

Mike Wagner works for Edge Case Research, which helps AV companies analyze risk.

He said, “If these companies don’t succeed in the next two years, they won’t exist.”

AB Dynamics staff hold a demonstration of the Advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator (aVDS) in Bradford on Avon, Britain on June 20, 2022. (REUTERS/Matthew Childs)

A human eye looks

Many audiovisual companies today use humans as remote flight supervisors. They help self-driving cars cope with unexpected events on the road. The industry calls these “edge cases”.

Extreme cases can include street closures for road works or unpredictable actions of a human driver or walker.

When a self-driving car encounters a borderline case, “it raises its hand and says, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,'” Koosha Kaveh said. He’s with Imperium Drive, which uses humans as remote operators for cars in the UK town of Milton Keynes. Kaveh said their job is similar to that of air traffic controllers, but for self-driving cars instead of airplanes.

Cruise’s Vogt says the company’s AV vehicles on San Francisco roads currently rely on humans less than one percent of the time. But on thousands, if not millions, of AVs, that would represent a large amount of downtime on the road waiting for human guidance.

Hadyn Kiff, Applications Engineer at AB Dynamics, demonstrates the Emergency Steering Assist (ESS) system.  (REUTERS/Matthew Childs)

Hadyn Kiff, Applications Engineer at AB Dynamics, demonstrates the Emergency Steering Assist (ESS) system. (REUTERS/Matthew Childs)

“Rush to Market”

Autonomous systems are not as efficient as humans because their “Perception and prediction algorithms are not as good as the way a human brain processes and decides,” said expert Chris Borroni-Bird. He has worked with autonomous vehicles with GM and Waymo.

For example, Borroni-Bird said that a human seeing a ball rolling down a road is likely to immediately recognize that a child might be chasing that ball. AVs won’t. Thus, a human driver will reduce speed much faster than an AV in such a limiting case.

This worries Borroni-Bird.

“I fear that audiovisual companies will Rush on the market without proving that safety is better than human-driven vehicles,” he said.

I am Dan Novak.

Reuters reported this story. Dan Novak adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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Why our teamwork and individual strengths are just as important https://ilfarodellavita.com/why-our-teamwork-and-individual-strengths-are-just-as-important/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:47:38 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/why-our-teamwork-and-individual-strengths-are-just-as-important/ Despite the fact that nothing important in life is done alone, we live in a culture obsessed with heroes. If you poll the public, ask people how they think a company like Tesla rose to prominence, you’ll probably hear all about Elon Musk, but not a glimpse of the team he built around him, which […]]]>

Despite the fact that nothing important in life is done alone, we live in a culture obsessed with heroes. If you poll the public, ask people how they think a company like Tesla rose to prominence, you’ll probably hear all about Elon Musk, but not a glimpse of the team he built around him, which was essential to its success. In fact, most people can’t even name another executive or employee who works at Tesla or SpaceX. (Can you?) And if you ask the average person about the success of someone like Musk, you’ll hear that he got to the top through things like hard work, intelligence, and visionary creativity.

Typically, explanations for a person’s success consist of all sorts of individual attributes. Books that promise to improve your life are filed under “self-help.” Seminars that promise to teach you how to succeed are considered personal development. Business schools rarely teach soft skills. It’s all about me, me, me. Our individual strengths and attributes are of course central to shaping our careers, but why do we so rarely talk about the friends, allies, colleagues and even strangers who propel us along the way?

That’s partly because the idea of ​​self-made success makes for a good story, and stories are how we deal with a messy, complex world. Good stories have a hero and a villain, a central conflict, and a resolution from which the hero or villain (usually the hero) emerges victorious. It’s easier to tell stories that overlook the surrounding cast. Superman and his ten allies don’t quite roll your tongue like that Superman Is. We’ve been telling and telling stories like these for centuries. Benjamin Franklin himself “artfully constructed his Autobiography as dazzling lessons in self-construction. Americans are especially keen to embrace the personal success story because we are a country that has long celebrated the ideal of a flamboyant John Wayne and the rugged individualism he stood for.

But tidy accounts of the hero’s journey like these are misleading. In fact, Franklin’s networks and connections were a defining aspect of his life, as you’ll see in the next chapter, and those connections played a huge role in his success. Indeed, if you study the life of a notable person, you will find that the main character operates within a network of allies. As tempting as it is to believe that we are the only heroes in our own stories, we are entangled in cities, businesses, organizations, families, society at large – collections of people who shape us, help us and yes, sometimes even hurt us. It is impossible to dissociate an individual from the environment of which he is a part. No success story should ever be removed from its larger social context.

The self-taught person may be a myth, but the old adage “There is no I in crew” is wrong, too. There is a I in crew. A team is made up of individuals with different strengths and abilities. Simone Biles needed her teammates to become America’s top gymnastics gold medalist (with points awarded by team). Yet no one would dispute that she was more crucial to Team USA’s Olympic success than anyone in recent memory. Conversely, one bad apple in an otherwise high-performing group can ruin the whole group. Research shows that a team in the business world will tend to perform at the level of the worst team member. Your individual talent and hard work may not be enough to achieve success, but they are absolutely necessary.

“I” versus “We” is a false choice. Both the individual and the team matters. Your professional success depends on both your personal abilities and the ability of your network to amplify them. These are inseparable. Think of it as I/We. The power of an individual is increased exponentially with the help of a team (a network). But just as zero hundredth power is always zero, there is no team without an individual. This book is titled The startup of you, but really, the “you” is both Singular and plural.

Excerpt from “The Startup of You (Revised and Updated): Adapt, Take Risks, Grow Your Network, and Transform Your Career” by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha. Updated edition published by Currency, May 2022.
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New Hampshire Air National Guard Chiefs Unveil IGY6 Tattoo > 157th Air Refueling Wing > News https://ilfarodellavita.com/new-hampshire-air-national-guard-chiefs-unveil-igy6-tattoo-157th-air-refueling-wing-news/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 12:49:12 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/new-hampshire-air-national-guard-chiefs-unveil-igy6-tattoo-157th-air-refueling-wing-news/ PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NH — Sitting in an office whose door is always open, three senior leaders share a new tattoo and a daily reminder of a deeper connection. Inside Chief Master Sgt. The office of Robert Holt, the aircraft maintenance superintendent with the 157th Maintenance Group, Chief Master Sgt. Bernard […]]]>


Sitting in an office whose door is always open, three senior leaders share a new tattoo and a daily reminder of a deeper connection.

Inside Chief Master Sgt. The office of Robert Holt, the aircraft maintenance superintendent with the 157th Maintenance Group, Chief Master Sgt. Bernard Cho, the senior enlisted chief with the 157th MXG and Don Roussel, the psychological health director with the 157th Air Refueling Wing, share similar depictions of the ;IGY6 patch they chose for a tattoo.

;IGY6 stands for ‘I got your six’, or ‘I got your back’. The letters symbolize camaraderie and the semicolon represents the choice to continue living.

The three leaders played a key role in the growth of resilience training and the “I Got Your Six” initiative during the 157th ARW.

“It’s all part of putting people first,” Holt said. “Make connections, foster relationships and show people that you care and are a teammate. that’s what this tattoo means to me. It’s a daily reminder that yes, we have a job to do, but our Airmen are people and they matter.

Each color on the patch has a meaning. Teal is for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness and solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Black symbolizes the heavy hearts of those who suffer from PTSD and those who have lost loved ones to suicide due to PTSD. The red represents the blood that was shed and the lives that were lost.

“They called me the day before and said they were considering getting the IGY6 patch tattooed,” Cho said. “At first I was like, ‘Are you just gonna drop this on me the day before?’ but I really didn’t need to think about it. It’s really meaningful to me.

“I did six years as a first shirt and experienced every part of this tattoo with my airmen,” he added. “Anything we can do to get people interested in mental health and to normalize it is a step in the right direction.”

Cho said resilience training for Pease started with Tech. sergeant. Joseph Dipalma, crew chief of the 157th Maintenance Group, and took off after Ret. Chief Staff Sgt. Air Force chief master sergeant Kaleth O. Wright has trampled on the importance of mental health.

“The idea for the movement; IGY6 at Pease came from Dipalma,” Cho explained. “He was part of the first resilience team here. He really pushed for this initiative. Now, resiliency trainings are more prevalent throughout the Air Force, and we can see the stigma surrounding mental health is changing for good.

The first Resilience Tactical Break was held at Pease in 2019 and continues to be an annual event.

“We came to the conclusion that the main objective of the RTP is to bring people together, airmen,” Roussel said. “It’s about that connection. It’s the number one saver for people who are having suicidal thoughts or going through a tough time.

“I understood that your six initiatives are about reaching out and making sure no one is left behind,” he added. “Each part represents a part of the larger message. The whole point of this is to break the stigma of mental health so that when people feel stuck, they can seek help.

45,860 veterans commit suicide each year, according to the most recent National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report 2021. The Resilience Team fights to build pillars of self-awareness, mindfulness, self-care, Positive relationships and purpose for all Airmen, so every wingman has the opportunity to continue their story.

“You matter,” Holt said. “I think that gets glossed over in the military because the mindset is usually mission first.”

“This tattoo is a permanent reminder of my commitment to my Airmen and Wingmen,” he said. “We have a mission to accomplish and a job to do, and that’s important; but people come first, mission by extension.



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The Uffizi Gallery sends its art from Florence to Shanghai to help boost tourism in China and brings in $6 million in return https://ilfarodellavita.com/the-uffizi-gallery-sends-its-art-from-florence-to-shanghai-to-help-boost-tourism-in-china-and-brings-in-6-million-in-return/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:58:33 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/the-uffizi-gallery-sends-its-art-from-florence-to-shanghai-to-help-boost-tourism-in-china-and-brings-in-6-million-in-return/ Visitors to the Bund One Art Museum in Shanghai will be treated to an international exhibition offered by the Uffizi Galleries this fall. “Self-Portraits: Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery,” which opens September 9 and runs through January 8, 2023, includes some 50 works by artists ranging from Raphael and Rembrandt to Yayoi Kusama and Cai […]]]>

Visitors to the Bund One Art Museum in Shanghai will be treated to an international exhibition offered by the Uffizi Galleries this fall. “Self-Portraits: Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery,” which opens September 9 and runs through January 8, 2023, includes some 50 works by artists ranging from Raphael and Rembrandt to Yayoi Kusama and Cai Guoqiang.

The exhibition is the first to launch a series of 10 exhibitions that the Florence-based museum will lend to China over the next five years. Among other exhibitions planned, an exhibition dedicated to Botticelli will open in March 2023, with works by the Florentine master as well as his teacher Fra Filippo Lippi, Cosimo Rosselli and Lorenzo di Credi, and a spotlight on works from the 18th century. The partnership with the Bund Museum generates some $6 million for the Uffizi, the art diary reports.

This effort is part of the Italy-China Culture and Tourism Initiative, jointly announced by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai. Tourism has been hit hard by the pandemic in China, where in March 2022 institutions in Shanghai including the Long Museum, West Bund Museum, Yuz Museum and Power Station of Art temporarily closed as another wave of cases was sweeping the country.

by Yayoi Kusama self-portrait (2010). Courtesy of the Bund One Art Museum.

Museum officials hope the list of exhibits, some of which include works never before seen in China, will help spark interest in cultural tourism. “Chinese tourism needs to come back, and it undoubtedly will,” said a Uffizi spokesperson. TAN. “The Chinese love the Renaissance, and they love Florence.”

Diego Velazquez, Self-Portrait (1640. Collection of the Museu de Belles Arts de València.

Diego Velazquez, self-portrait (1640s). Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of València.

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World’s first coronavirus vaccine you can inhale approved in China https://ilfarodellavita.com/worlds-first-coronavirus-vaccine-you-can-inhale-approved-in-china/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 05:06:00 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/worlds-first-coronavirus-vaccine-you-can-inhale-approved-in-china/ China became the first country to approve an inhaled, needle-free version of a Covid-19 vaccine made by Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics Inc., sending the company’s shares soaring as much as 14.5% on Monday morning in Hong Kong. China’s National Medical Products Administration has approved CanSino’s Ad5-nCoV for emergency use as a booster vaccine, the […]]]>

China became the first country to approve an inhaled, needle-free version of a Covid-19 vaccine made by Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics Inc., sending the company’s shares soaring as much as 14.5% on Monday morning in Hong Kong.

China’s National Medical Products Administration has approved CanSino’s Ad5-nCoV for emergency use as a booster vaccine, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sunday.

The vaccine is a new version of CanSino’s single-shot Covid drug, the world’s first to undergo human testing in March 2020 and has been used in China, Mexico, Pakistan, Malaysia and Hungary after its rollout in February 2021. The inhaled version can stimulate cellular immunity and induce mucosal immunity to enhance protection without intramuscular injection, CanSino said.

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Companies are considering developing inhaled versions of vaccines to boost antibodies in nasal and respiratory tissues to defend against the coronavirus. They are needle-free and can be self-administered, broadening their appeal for vaccine-hesitant people and potentially easing pressure on healthcare resources.

CanSino’s first single-shot vaccine was found to be 66% effective in preventing Covid-19 symptoms and 91% effective against serious illnesses, but it lags behind vaccines from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and state-owned Sinopharm Group Co. used outside of China. These two companies account for the bulk of the 770 million doses that China has sent to the rest of the world.

The vaccine, which uses a modified cold-causing virus to expose the immune system to the coronavirus, is similar to those developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson.

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South Forsyth High School graduate chosen for $10,000 Goddard School scholarship https://ilfarodellavita.com/south-forsyth-high-school-graduate-chosen-for-10000-goddard-school-scholarship/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 14:11:38 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/south-forsyth-high-school-graduate-chosen-for-10000-goddard-school-scholarship/ The Goddard School, the nation’s leading provider of high-end educational child care, recently awarded a Forsyth County student the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship. The 14th annual $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a kindergarten or kindergarten graduate of Goddard School who “demonstrates a work ethic, perseverance and commitment to the community,” according to a […]]]>

The Goddard School, the nation’s leading provider of high-end educational child care, recently awarded a Forsyth County student the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

The 14th annual $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a kindergarten or kindergarten graduate of Goddard School who “demonstrates a work ethic, perseverance and commitment to the community,” according to a statement from hurry.

This year’s recipient, Kira Young, graduated in 2010 from the Goddard School of Suwanee located on Old Atlanta Road and graduated in 2022 from South Forsyth High School.

Young is now a mental health advocate and has launched several initiatives to promote awareness and provide resources on the subject. In an effort to educate herself and others, she founded The Power of Okay, a website devoted to a range of mental health topics, including mental illness, self-help book reviews, self-talk with mental health professionals and wellness counselling.

Young has also partnered with South Forsyth Secondary School to launch Operation Positivity, which empowers students to promote mental health awareness and spread positivity throughout the school.

“Of the thousands of nominations we’ve received over the years, Kira’s positivity and passion for helping others truly stand out, and we’re honored to name her the recipient of the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship this year,” said Dennis Maple, President and CEO of Goddard Systems.

“As Goddard School strives to make the world a better place through early childhood development, Kira has a similar mission to make the world a better place through mental health awareness,” he continued. “On behalf of the entire Goddard community, we are privileged to be part of Kira’s educational journey and thank her for the positive impact she is having.”

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