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John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

August, 2017

  • 20 August

    How Alphabet Works

    Google, and by association its parent Alphabet, still stands basically at the top of innovation. This interview with Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and fellow executive Jonathan Rosenberg discusses Alphabet’s outlook and how it is fostering innovation with its culture.

  • 20 August

    How the Internet Tricks You into Thinking You’re Always Right

    Part of leadership is maintaining objectivity. There will always be some bias in your perceptions, but it is within your power to limit it. You should especially not let the Internet tell you how to think! Watch this video from Wired to keep your grip on reality.

  • 20 August

    Why You Need to Find a Mentor Who Criticizes You

    In a very quick video for Inc., author Barbara Oakley explains that you should seek at least two professional mentors: one who encourages you, and one who tears you apart critiquing you.

  • 20 August

    Robots Are Learning to Feel–Objects, at Least

    We implicitly understand tactile sensation as it applies to living people. How does it work for robots though? Carnegie Mellon has figured it out, and for cheap too. Watch this video for the fun, nerdy details.

  • 20 August

    What Not to Do When You Take Over a Team

    You just inherited a team. Now what? This quick video from Harvard Business Review tells you exactly what not to do if you want to be the best kind of leader.

  • 20 August

    How to Build Your Self-Esteem and Feel Your Best

    If you want to be successful, you have to think you deserve it. How can you build your self-esteem? One way is to set big goals for yourself, because you feel like you are driving toward something. For more tips, view this video from Brian Tracy.

  • 18 August

    There is but one coward on earth…

    There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know. -W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor

  • 16 August

    Never say ‘no’ to adventures…

    Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life. -Ian Fleming, English author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer best known for creating James Bond

  • 14 August

    It has often been said that power corrupts…

    It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. -Eric Hoffer, American moral and social philosopher

  • 13 August

    Steve Balmer: Developers Developers Developers

    Behold: In just 20 seconds, Steve Balmer conducts a masterclass in how to rally a crowd. Use this trick in meetings, at family dinners, and at heated court proceedings.