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Watching - TV series - Narcos ( Season 1 ) - 8/10

There's no business like blow business.

tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him.

Callnote - call recorder

Record video and audio calls in a snap with Callnote Recorder for Skype, Google+ Hangouts, Facebook and Viber, GoToMeeting and Webex as a participant. Capture shared screen and chat, manage recordings library and share it with the world via YouTube, Facebook or email.


Artificial Intelligence - Services and Tools for Personal Use

Artificial Intelligence for personal use:

🏠 Personal / In-Home

Ems — helps you find the perfect place to live
Bridge Kitchen — kitchen assistant for turn-by-turn directions in the kitchen
UnifyID — verify your identity by the way you walk, type and sit

πŸ‘” Work

Carly — helps you manage phone calls
ETCH — helps you manage your networks into a searchable database
Findo — Your smart search assistant across email, files &personal cloud
Leap — recommends companies to apply for based on your skills
Lomi — identifies sales leads
Mosaic — helps you write better resumes
Newton — helps you find a dream job
Notion — helps with email overload, organisation and communication
Robby — a better and smarter calendar
Stella — scans for jobs and helps manage your application process
Woo — helps you make smarter decision for your career, anonymously

πŸ‘― Social

Brightcrowd — helps you find meaningful professional connections
Capsule.ai — recall the good times in life
Dating.ai — dating app with Face Search
ETCH — helps you manage your networks into a searchable database
Eezy — let Eezy take care of your evening so you can take care of having fun
Hashley — ironic hashtag and comment generator for your photos
Hotness.ai — can tell you how hot you are
Nudge.ai — actionable insights and relationship intelligence
Rey — introduces you to people you should really meet (work and play)

πŸŽ“ Education

Thirdleap — helps children to learn maths
Woogie — the conversational AI robot that makes learning and discovery fun for children

πŸ₯ Health / Medical

Abi — your virtual health assistant
Ada — can help if you’re feeling unwell
Airi — personal health coach
Alz.ai — helps you care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s
AmΓ©lie — chatbot for mental health
Bitesnap — food recognition from meal photos to help count calories
doc.ai — makes lab results easy to understand
Gyan — helps you go from symptoms to likely conditions
Joy — helps you track and improve your mental health
Kiwi — helps you to reduce and quit smoking
Tess by X2AI— therapist in your pocket
Sleep.ai — diagnose snoring and tooth grinding

πŸ•΅️ Agents — Personal

Amazon Echo / Alexa — everyday personal assistant for in-home
Apple Siri — everyday personal assistant on iPhone and Mac
Cortana— everyday personal assistant on PC and Windows devices
Facebook M — competitors to Siri, Now and Cortana
Focus — helps you focus, get tasks done and prioritise your day
Gatebox — a holographic anime assistant in an espresso machine
Google Assistant — everyday personal assistant
Hound — everyday personal assistant
Ling — similar to Amazon Echo
Mycroft — is the world’s first open source voice assistant
Remi— like Siri with an interface
Spoken — virtual assistant with an interface
Viv — like Siri but 10x better

πŸ“… Agents — Professional

Clara — meeting scheduling assistant
Julie Desk — meeting scheduling assistant (aimed at C-Suite)
Kono — meeting scheduling assistant
Mimetic — meeting scheduling assistant
My Ally — handles meeting scheduling and manages calendar
SkipFlag — automatically discover and organise your work
Vesper — virtual assistant aimed at C-Suite
x.ai— meeting scheduling assistant
Zoom.ai — personal assistant to help you at work

πŸ™ Agent — Fun

Fembot— your AI girlfriend
Lifos — dynamic independent entities that interact with the web and social
Replika— your AI friend that you raise through text conversations

πŸ“ Agents — Chatbot

Brin — helps you make smarter business decisions
Chatfuel — create a Facebook chatbot in 7 minutes
Luka — chatbot messenger for people and other chatbots
myWave — chatbot to help you throughout your daily life
Lyra — monitor analyse your carbon emissions

πŸ—ž️ Entertainment / News

Jottr — content and news app that learns what you like and don’t like
News360 — learns what you enjoy and finds stories you’ll like

✈️ Travel

Ada — chatbot that helps you navigate and make decisions
Emma— automatically calculates and adds meeting travel time
ETA — helps you manage travel itineraries and meetings
HelloGbye — book complex trips with simple speech
Mezi —helps with booking flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and more
Ready — traffic forecaster and travel time prediction

πŸš— Vehicle

Vinli — turns any car into a smart car

πŸƒ‍ Fitness

Mara — smarter running app

🎡 Music

Aiva — composes emotional soundtrack music
Pandora — finds music you might like

πŸ›️ Insurance / Legal

Docubot — can advise you on legal issues
Driveway — tracks and rewards safe drivers

πŸ›’ Shopping

Entrupy — helps detect if high-end designer products are authentic
Fify — helps you shop for clothing
GoFind — helps you find clothing online by taking a photo
Mode.ai — helps you find clothing online

πŸ’° Finance

Abe — fast answers about your finances
Andy — a personal Tax Accountant
Ara — helps you budget
Bond — helps you achieve your financial goals
Mylo — rounds up your everyday purchases and invest the spare change
Olivia — helps you manage your finances
Responsive— institutional-grade active portfolio management
Roger — helps you pay bills easily
Wallet — AI for your daily finance decisions
Xoe.ai — AI lending chatbot

πŸ“± Social media / Website management

Firedrop — websites designed automatically, just add content and publish
Hashley — ironic hashtag and comment generator for your photos
Millions.ai — throw content at it and it builds you a website
Oly — selects and helps you publish content to your social media
Signature — build elegant landing pages using your social media content
Zen.ai — personalised recommendations for your Shopify store

πŸ’‘ IoT / IIoT

Aerial — home activity, movement and identity sensor
Bridge.ai — smart-home platform focused on speech and sound
Cubic — one place to connect your smart home devices
Grojo — grow room controller and monitoring system
Home — autonomous home operations with connected devices
Hello — helps you monitor and improve your sleep
Josh — whole house voice control
Mycroft — is the world’s first open source voice assistant
Nanit — the baby monitor reinvented
Nest — a range of in-home devices such as Thermostat, security and alarms

⌚ Wearables

Eli — helps you learn a new language from conversations through your day
Kick.ai — wearable for martial arts to help analyse kicks and fights

🌐 Language / Translation

Liv — transcribe conversations in English and Hindi
Microsoft Translator — language translator powered by neural networks

πŸ€– Robots

Dispatch — delivery by robot
Roboy— a humanoid robot aimed to be as capable as a human
Spoon — a robot (I couldn’t work out its purpose, but it sounded cool!)

πŸ’Œ Useful + Fun + Random

CaptionBot — Microsoft describes any photo
Crowdfunding.ai— crowdfunding platform for AI projects
Elevator — helps you find and buy cannabis (with recommendations)
Fieldguide — universal field guide that suggests possible matches
Frankenstain.ai — is a collaborative storytelling experiment using AI, machine learning, robotics, bio-engineering and IoT
#Laugh — laughs visualised in a digital format, that may be sent to space
IntelligentX Brewing Co. — beer brewed by artificial intelligence
Spark — order cannabis from directly text messages
Token — helps you send the perfect gift
Wixi — helps you fix Wifi problems

πŸ“š Research

Apollo — breaks down articles and PDF’s into quick, readable dot points
Ferret.ai — helps you research by summarising articles and search ability
Iris — helps you research and visualise concepts in research papers

🎫 Events, Conferences and Communities

The AI Conference — an annual event where leading AI researchers and top industry practitioners meet and collaborate
Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference — Bootstrap Labs Venture firm
Events.ai — the one stop shop for AI/ML/DL events and conferences
Nucl.ai — game AI conference and courses
oh.hai.ai — strong name game!
Amsterdam — applied AI community and events
Bangalore — applied AI community and events
Berlin — applied AI community and events
Bucharest — applied AI community and events
Budapest — applied AI community and events
City.ai — applied AI communities and events
Hamburg — applied AI community and events
Hongkong — applied AI community and events
London — applied AI community and events
Madrid — applied AI community and events
Milan — applied AI community and events
New York.ai — applied AI community and events
Krakow — applied AI community and events
Oslo — applied AI community and events
Tallinn — applied AI community and events
Tirana — applied AI community and events
Seattle — applied AI community and events
Singapore — applied AI community and events
Sofia — applied AI community and events
Stockholm — applied AI community and events
Valletta — applied AI community and events

πŸ“° News and blogs

AI Weekly — a weekly collection news and resources on AI and ML
Approximately Correct — AI and Machine Learning blog
Axiomzen — AI newsletter delivered every 2 weeks
Concerning.ai — AI commentators
Fast.ai — dedicated to making the power of deep learning accessible to all
Machinelearning.ai — dedicated news and updates for ML and AI
Machine Learning Weekly — a hand-curated newsletter ML and DL
PRAI — f0rum for AI, ML and Robotics
Storyteller — the emergence of new narratives as intelligent algorithms


KNIFE DRILLS for Solo Training - Filipino Escrima Arnis Kali

Watched: Zero Dark Thirty ( 2012 ) - 8/10

One of the best movies I saw this year. It's a chronicle of the hunt for Bin Laden.

After September 11th 2001, CIA rookie agent Maya is assigned to Pakistan to learn how to torture and seek out Osama Bin Laden. For five years, she becomes obsessed to find Osama and in 2011, the terrorist leader of Al-Qaeda is killed by the U.S. Navy SEAL Team following the lead of Maya.


Book: Jack Welch - Lexicon of Leadership


"The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership" organizes more than 250 of Welch's most popular concepts and tools into an assessable - and ultimately indispensable - look into the mind and methods of Jack Welch. Never before have all the ideas and strategies of the world's most effective CEO been assembled in one comprehensive volume''

Six Sigma - improvement

Six Sigma (6Οƒ) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement.

It seeks to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, mainly empirical, statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods.


Zagreb West

Driving around Zagreb West.

Friday Links - series

Interesting links from around the Web.

Where to get press coverage for your startup

Extension that helps you identify technologies used on any website at the click of a button.

Discover startups

Travel D' Globe

Planning for the trips

Making and selling e-courses


Time for Vineyard Music

Setlist made and rehearsed for the Vineyard parties. Mostly Balkan folk and pop music.

SetlistHelper.com is excellent tool for making setlists.

My rules for singing

1. Always warm up vocal

2. Have attitude ( cocky and dominant )

3. Custom tonality

4. Vocal is instrument

5. Understand words and meaning of lyrics

6. Give uptempo chants ( loodilo, opaa )

7. Drink plenty of water

8. Do not rush

9. Be funny

10. Have fun

11. Bread air

12. Take pauses

13. Don’t drink alcohol

14. Relax your chest and arms

15. Observe & anchor feel-good associations for the future.


Watched: Excellent Cadavers - 7/10

Movie about Italian mafia prosecutor Falcone.

Just Kazoo it !

The kazoo is a fun and whimsical instrument. It is inexpensive and easy to start playing, but it’s not just for kids. Even bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix have used the kazoo in their music.

Keyword suggestions

Kparser is a time-tested online keyword research tool that uses Google Autocomplete to produce tons of relevant long-tail keywords on any related topic.

To produce long-tail keyword suggestions, Kparser applies the search term, which you define with different letters and numbers, puts it into Google search box and presents keyword suggestions in a split of seconds.

Easy making eBooks


Make your eBook.


Tips for Business Dining

Keep in mind that your image matters, especially when you're in a business environment. Thinking about it, I prepared this post to help you in your next Business Meal.

1- Shake hands with all present at the table. If necessary, introduce yourself. Concentrate on remembering your host/hostess’ name.

2- Remain standing until host sits.

3- Place your napkin on your lap after everyone is seated and after your host has moved his/her napkin.

4- Don’t ask the waiter to explain everything on the menu; you will annoy others and appear indecisive.

5- Let the host take the lead when ordering; this will give you an idea of what to eat. If he/she orders an appetizer, order one. If the host isn't first in line to order, then you can ask for his/her recommendation.

6- Don’t order the most expensive item on the menu and don’t order any unfamiliar food. Avoid sloppy hard to eat foods like spaghetti or ribs.

7- Don’t drink alcohol; if you choose to drink, limit it to one beer or glass of wine. Ordering iced tea is dignified and won’t raise the risk of you babbling about last weekend’s party.

8- If your place is set with more than one fork, begin from the outside and work your way in. And, please: Fork is in the left hand and knife in the right hand!

9- When looking at the place setting in front of you, remember: solids on your left (bread plate), liquids on your right (water, ice tea, coffee).

10- With dinner rolls, break off and butter one small piece of bread at a time on the plate; avoid making a sandwich.

11- Do keep your elbows off the table. Don’t use toothpicks in the presence of other.

12- Don’t over indulge; this is not your last meal.

13- When you are finished eating, place the knife and fork prongs down side by side on the plate with the handles at 4 o’clock; the waiter will understand this as the “I am finished” position.

14- Don’t argue over that check or offer to pay the tip; the host who invited you must take care of both. Remember: It’s a business meal.

15- Make sure you thank the host for the meal. Shake hands before you leave and maintain good eye contact.



Skillshare.com Mission:
We started Skillshare to close the professional skills gap and provide universal access to high-quality learning. By teaching the skills needed in tomorrow’s world, Skillshare empowers people to advance their careers, improve their lives, and pursue the work they love.


To be an expert

Though as more people contribute content, the more important (and challenging) it becomes to establish oneself as an ‘expert.’ Here are ten ways to take a content marketing approach to establishing your thought leadership. Hop back on that expert horse by honing your content management skills.

1. Regularly update your blog. Regularity will not only increase name recognition, it will inspire trust amongst your readership that you are a leader. Post as much (or little) text as necessary, but post often. This is your opportunity to produce a variety of high-quality content, regularly, and with no restrictions.

2. Join a network where you can publish articles. This is different than hosting a blog, because you instantly join a network of users who are invested in spreading professional content. Without undermining the importance of maintaining a blog, publishing articles on a professional site leverages your content in a different way. (Articles are deemed as ‘professional’ without having to state so in the content itself.) Other platform users are automatically exposed to your content. Insightful, professional articles are especially crucial for those in B2B.

3. Guest post on sites/blogs that reach your target audience.

4. Utilize all of your social media channels. Push links from your blog, guest posts and network articles through Facebook, Twitter,Quora, Pinterest, StumbeUpon, Reddit, Digg. That should be a strong start.

5. Participate in interviews: Engage with those wishing to feature your expertise in newspaper/online print, magazine, radio, and local television. Not only will you be featured on their social media channels, this is an opportunity to have someone else announced that you are, in fact, an expert.

6. Write an article/post about your interview.

7. Be a guest speaker at an industry conference.

8. Publish seminars, lectures, guest talks on your blog and professional networks. This content does not even have to be new if the content is still relevant and valid.

9. Relate stories to difficult situations and explain your solutions for having overcome them.

10. Have others recommend you as an expert. This can come in the form of a recommendation on professional sites or a promotional ‘shout-out’ from someone in your industry.

11. Answer questions in your field. This requires you to make yourself available and present sites that provide solutions (Quora, exploreB2B).

12. Join discussions/online forums where you can position yourself as an expert. Be open to other ideas while clearly stating your prior knowledge in the subject through the use of facts and precise examples.

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/12-ways-to-prove-you-are-an-expert-0173443#BlUihoCDY2HgPJoD.99


Marketing Intelligence Tools

Top 100 tools to analyze, uncover and find out what your competitors are doing, using and succeeding with.

Compiled by Robin Good.


Tour Announcement

Hotova Music presents



29.07. - Sarajevo

04.08. - Zagreb

06.08. - Ljubljana

11.08. - Beograd

13.08. - Skopje

16.08. - Podgorica

All shows begin at 9 PM.

Free entry.



Rereading Ulysses

Re-reading book Ulysses by James Joyce. Wanted to do it for some time. Read so much about the book and its importance. It was in my book curriculum at the high school but at the time this book was not interested to me.

At first, I was confused how hard it is to read it. It's a chaotic and unstructured book with no straightforward meaning.

After first 100 pages it came to me that this book is really written by the genius.

I felt it is actually very revealing to would-be-writers. I felt that Joyce wanted to demonstrate how it is easy to write. Just fix those words on the paper and wait for the miracle to happen.

Everybody can write in small sized bits, in episodes of daily life with the stream of conscionesses.

It's very liberating for the writers.

I am looking forwared for the next 200 pages.

My online learning platforms


Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors.


Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

With more than 90 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.


EDUCBA is a leading global provider of skill based education addressing the needs 500,000+ members across 40+ Countries.


High quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.


Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.