A tribute to my Dad

What is the measure of a man? Is it the size of his wealth? The power he holds Or the success he achieved? The true measure of a man to me is how deeply he loves, how selflessly he shares, and how consistently he lifts those around him. By these standards, my father was immeasurable. …

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Embracing and Advancing Workplace Diversity and Inclusivity

Embracing and advancing the ideals of diversity and inclusivity in every organization is the sure approach to globalization and open mindedness. Not only does it bring the world to the organization, it makes the work environment accommodating to the needs of its people.  In a conversation with my supervisor and a group on the topic …

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SAS Programming – Coursera

SAS Programming course on Coursera As part of my new years' goals, I decided to share more of my work on data analytic and programming. In my former role, I used more SQL, R and Python and not much SAS. When you work on projects in teams, It hard to use a program not too …

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Feeding the World by 2050

By 2050, there will be two billion more people in the world. This means two billion more mouths to feed. The question is, how do we do this? How can we do it without overwhelming the planet and over-stretching its already scarce resource. When we think about environmental threats, pictures of cars and smokestacks, and …

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Word-Life Balance – My Toastmasters Speech

My second Toastmasters speech!  Thank you Mr. Toastmaster, Mr. Toastmaster, Fellow Toastmasters, guest, WORK LIFE BALANCE AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT. SDSU recently published her (why are you using her and not the?) strategic plan for the next 5 years that’s from 2018 to 2023, with the name Impact 2018 (with the name impact not needed). …

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Technology Vs Innovation

Educators are struggling to integrate technology into their classrooms, but we’re losing sight of something much more important: Innovation The word “Technology” and “Innovation” are inextricably interrelated to the point where people tend to think of the two as being synonymous. I know I do. I mean if someone really asked us to articulate the …

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It takes a village to raise a college kid.

A little act of kindness will go a long way. So this happened...2 years ago ( I know right!). December 18, 2016, school had gone down for the winter break and so there wasn’t much to do except visiting friends and their families and making Christmas plans. It was -15 degrees out  but since it …

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4 Good Words that Were Hijacked for False Agendas

Words have a particular reverence, and when used correctly, they draw a visceral response and call us to the frontlines. But if you “cry wolf” too many times, the word “wolf” loses meaning. It eventually evokes a shrug, or worse, total neglect when someone is getting killed by a very real wolf. When words are …

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4 Ways to Start Conversations with a Stranger

Starting conversations with people I have never met is like my superpower. I’m not really sure how it happened. I think I am just short enough to not be threatening, just polite enough to not turn people away, just handsome enough to look approachable, and just bearded enough to look wise. In the past year, …

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Finally !!!!

  I titled this "finally " because yes!! finally, the seemingly un-ending first semester comes to an end. What goes up, they say, must come down and I will add that " what goes down must certainly come up. Ashesi... I arrived here at South Dakota State University on Friday 28 day of August 2015.  …

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