ACCD202 Management Account PDW

Personal Development Week e-Portfolio Essay

We had a talk given by Daniel Lee and Angeline Yong on how to build a winning career. Daniel Lee had been practicing law for 7 years before embarking with Angeline Yong, formerly in Information Technology companies but with a background in education, on their training and talk firm. Daniel Lee had been at a number of firms either working for or his own firm with other partners while Angeline Yong had 4 years at Lotus Development Corporation (now part of IBM) before joining Hewlett-Packard.

They spoke generally about motivation in terms of the types of people and that of reminding students that they need to constantly move forward especially in this era. They spoke of passion, of building relationships and other methods. They separated people in 4 basic categories of Phlegmatic, Melancholic, Sanguine and Choleric, which, of course, contains mixes of each for anyone who is an outlier from their categories. In those categories, a list of characteristics for each group and likely actions or pro’s and con’s with generally relevant terms and ambiguous phrases (“Action Orientated”, “Good at getting things done”,) mixed in with personal experience stories to support their point.

Interspersed throughout the talk there were useful things and good motivational strategies in terms of career advancement but none of it seemed to contain unique thinking and anyone who watches TEDTalk’s regularly would likely not have learned much. I suppose it could be more useful to someone else and that is likely its’ saving grace and it wasn’t a bad talk at all. I just always feel that a generally average talk done by professionals is mostly marketing for a self-help book, similar to how fiction and non-fiction writers do reading tours.

I suppose if I had to relate it to management accounting, it mostly lies in the motivation techniques and key ideas regarding teamwork and understanding of different types of people in order to optimise efficiency in manufacturing, which may influence more favourable results

Personally I feel that the talk was condescending and bore a systematic resemblance to Zodiac Astrology, which of itself uses far ranging general ambiguous terms that people will connect the dots in their own mind to make sense to themselves and a situation to the most pleasing conclusion they can come to. It had some interesting points.

Muaddzam Shah Azman
0312495 TBS DIB

MKTD202 Consumer Behaviour PDW

Personal Development Week e-Portfolio Essay

We had a talk given by Daniel Lee and Angeline Yong on how to build a winning career. Daniel Lee had been practicing law for 7 years before embarking with Angeline Yong, formerly in Information Technology companies but with a background in education, on their training and talk firm. Daniel Lee had been at a number of firms either working for or his own firm with other partners while Angeline Yong had 4 years at Lotus Development Corporation (now part of IBM) before joining Hewlett-Packard.

They spoke generally about motivation in terms of the types of people and that of reminding students that they need to constantly move forward especially in this era. They spoke of passion, of building relationships and other methods. They separated people in 4 basic categories of Phlegmatic, Melancholic, Sanguine and Choleric, which, of course, contains mixes of each for anyone who is an outlier from their categories. In those categories, a list of characteristics for each group and likely actions or pro’s and con’s with generally relevant terms and ambiguous phrases (“Action Orientated”, “Good at getting things done”,) mixed in with personal experience stories to support their point.

Interspersed throughout the talk there were useful things and good motivational strategies in terms of career advancement but none of it seemed to contain unique thinking and anyone who watches TEDTalk’s regularly would likely not have learned much. I suppose it could be more useful to someone else and that is likely its’ saving grace and it wasn’t a bad talk at all. I just always feel that a generally average talk done by professionals is mostly marketing for a self-help book, similar to how fiction and non-fiction writers do reading tours.

Personally I feel that the talk was condescending and bore a systematic resemblance to Zodiac Astrology, which of itself uses far ranging general ambiguous terms that people will connect the dots in their own mind to make sense to themselves and a situation to the most pleasing conclusion they can come to. It had some interesting points.

Muaddzam Shah Azman
0312495 TBS DIB

Circa Survive and Coheed & Cambria, Kuala Lumpur 2013 (Photos)

On the 24th of April 2013 I got to see a band I regard as both among my very most favourites and easily most personally and musically influential band that I’ve come across in my lifetime. 9 years of dreaming of being able to watch them play live couldn’t have made me more nervous when I actually got to meet Anthony Green and Steve Clifford :D. It was just surreal to me at that point, Anthony gave me the most satisfying hug I’ve had in quite awhile too hahah. Coheed & Cambria were there too and they were okay, glad they played some of the stuff I liked from them. Oh, I shook @wizardface420′s hand after the show was over :D

All I want to do now is see Circa Survive again and meet Colin, Brendan and Nick. Enjoy the pictures I took with my Nexus 4 at 800-1600 ISO, edited in Lightroom for B&W and minor colour corrections.

Kit Fysto release teaser for Cynical Youth EP, plus love from @mattg00d


Kit Fysto is a dubstep group formed by Matt Good (former guitarist in D.R.U.G.S. and From First To Last) and his friend AJ Calderon. Notably, Skrillex (Sonny Moore) is also ex-From First to Last.

I’m super stoked for this EP now after this trailer! I’m not really that big into dubstep but I’ve never usually had a reason to. Matt Good and AJ Calderon just have this really fresh sounding version of it and I’ve been following their progress on it since Matt started tweeting about it and releasing bits.

I’ll still want a From First to Last follow up to the excellent Throne to the Wolves but Kit Fysto is more than good enough for me. Here’s some twitter love from @mattg00d

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twitter.com/KitFysto, twitter.com/mattg00d, facebook.com/KitFysto, soundcloud.com/KitFysto

Ferrari 458: Wheel gap that makes Heidi Klum wish she was younger


Chris Harris just posted his F458 Spider “drive like an idiot” review on the Drive channel and brought up one point that I felt I must chime in on. Word is also that it’s actually Jeremy Clarkson’s car.

The absolute worst thing about the F458 that I can’t believe doesn’t get brought up on is how hideously large the wheel gaps are to the arch on the standard F458.

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Gaps like that make econo-sedan’s envious and Heidi Klum wishing she was younger.

 

Ruptures – DECA Official Video

Ruptures

Ruptures (@rvptvres)  released their latest official video directed by Celeste Byers on Vimeo and I somehow missed it but since they’re just tweeted it again, here it is! It’s fairly wonderfully low-cost and trippy, perfect in other words.

You can find Ruptures on: Bandcamp (Free downloads still available!)

I found out about Ruptures via my love affair with State Faults (@statefaults) after they had tweeted about them releasing their new album DECA on bandcamp to download for free. I fell in love with them on the first listen. There’s just so much energy, anger, catharsis and passion in their music, it was just really difficult to not just instantly love them. I think you owe it to yourself if you enjoy Punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, whatever else the kids assign genre labels to, to have a listen to them.

One of many bands I wish I could watch in person, and one of few I think deserves to be much bigger than they are right now.

Also check out the live practice video Raz’s father sent me somewhere last year. Much thanks to them again for sending me stuff :).

 

Allison Weiss – “Making it up”

Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss

I’ve basically fallen in love with No Sleep Records since also falling in love with Touche Amore coming on 2 years ago now. I’ve since come to discover a lot of great new music and some bands/artists that I had loved surprisingly signing onto them in the past year or so.

They just posted Now, Now’s Allison Weiss’s Making It Up on Youtube and I think I’m in love again.

Looks like I’m adding this 7″ to the list of my next order. Bummer about Int’l shipping costing more now though.

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