Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Computing & Big Enterprises

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the availability of an upcoming, free course, at Doubts About How Exciting Math & Computing Can Be? It's about discrete optimisation. Today, as a bit of a co-incidence I noticed an article about an application of these methods: The astronomical maths behind UPS' new tool to deliver packages faster. It shows how important these applications are.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

Free and on-line from coursera, by a senior Canadian university instructor and researcher. Thus, likely to be of value to career developers, given that we inevitably work with difficulties relating to mental health.

"Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated."

Led by Professor Charmaine Williams: The Social Context of Mental Health and Wellness.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On Payoff from Career Investment

Almost all of us could pursue any of a variety of occupations with similar levels of enjoyment and satisfaction. There is no single occupation or job that is exactly 'right' for you or me. Whether we are aware of it or not, we choose from a set of alternatives. In fact, part of a career developer's job is to help clients simply become more conscious of the career choices they are making.

It's natural to ask, "Which alternative will afford the best payoff?" Canadian economist Professor Frances Woolley offers some interesting advice right in the first couple of paragraphs of Men, women, and law school tuition.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Doubts About How Exciting Math & Computing Can Be?

Then you must watch this. This is an introduction to a free course that Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck is offering on Coursera: Discrete Optimization.