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Vellore: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) recently signed a MoU to offer skill development courses in local Indian languages.The MoU was signed and exchanged by Dr Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT, and Natarajan Authorized Regional Coordinator, C-DAC GIST PACE, in the presence of Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT; Dr Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, Dean, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) and faculty members. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this MoU, C-DAC Pune will provide necessary software and course materials in Indian languages to VIT for offering courses such as office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation among others. Speaking about the new association, Natarajan said, “This program will benefit heterogeneous section of society to get hands-on experience in computing for career development / self-employment opportunity. This Program is likely to cover candidates with no academic education and few programs are open to all. Candidates who know their Mother tongue can confidently learn and earn through the various courses offered by this undertaking.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe courses include office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation. Besides, hardware and networking, digital marketing are also a part of this new initiative. The 10th class and above candidates can do certificate programmes, +2 and above candidates will be offered diploma programmes to get employment opportunity. The Programme is targeted towards skilling the youth in and around Vellore as a livelihood mission who will benefit by undergoing these courses.
Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.Jack Groetzinger, CEO and co-founder of SeatGeek — a search engine that sells tickets to concerts, games and other events — isn’t sold on the phrase “work-life balance.”That attitude is likely a product of running a company that sells tickets for nearly 480,000 teams and artists at over 350,000 venues. For Groetzinger, work is life.“The phrase work-life balance applies to two separate things that you’re trading off between, and for me they all sort of mold into one,” Groetzinger says. “It’s not like work ever really ends.”Despite the inability to separate work from non-work, Groetzinger still hasn’t burned out from being CEO of SeatGeek, and has even found an interesting way to stay focused — gamifying his to-do list.We caught up with Groetzinger and asked him 20 questions to figure out what makes him tick:1. How do you start your day?Outside of the normal morning routine stuff, the one thing I do before I come into the office is meditate for 10 minutes.I’ve been influenced by social psychology dysphemism literature which shows that meditation provides the highest return on investment for how you can spend your time, increase productivity and happiness.2. How do you end your day?Very unceremonious. Usually at work, out with friends or some social thing and then come home and go straight to bed. I try to avoid T.V., because it’s inherently addicting and ultimately unfulfilling. It’s a digital narcotic.Related: Behind a $100 Million Mattress Startup, Casper Co-Founder Shares Advice on Finding Success as an Entrepreneur3. What is a book that has changed your mind and why?Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini, which talks about the way human beings are influenced in sort of non-logical or non-rational ways. It seems a little Machiavellian. It’s the way you use sell tactics to get people to comply with you, but I think that it can also be used for good. In the case of SeatGeek, figuring out how we can harness social psychology, human psychology, to allow people to do more stuff, have more fun and go to more events.4. What is a book you always recommend and why?I began to think differently about chance after reading Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. That booked changed how I make decisions and interpret events post hoc.5. What is a strategy you use to keep focused? I only check email three times a day to avoid the black hole of email. I block out 30 minutes on my calendar three times a day to do that, it’s kind of a reserved email time to maximize that 90 minutes a day, so that the rest of my day is focused on other things.Related: How Finding a Single Egg in Nicaragua Inspired the Founder of This $300 Million Company6. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?By the time I got into middle school or high school I did want to start my own company. I did a few stupid small things for fun while I was actually in high school, then in college and then continued to do that after I graduated.I find starting startups so much fun, because it seems like the ultimate expression of business creativity. Doing a startup means solving a problem with near-infinite degrees of freedom. And unlike other challenges in life — like, say, running a marathon — if you succeed, you hopefully leave behind something profound.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had? I’ve only had one job outside of working at my own company, and he was a great boss, so I haven’t had a bad boss. I guess that’s a good thing.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach work?My co-founders, Russ and Eric. A majority of my career has been spent working alongside them in the trenches. They’ve influenced my thinking in thousands of little ways.Related: 10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-Founder9. What’s a trip that changed you?When I was in college I taught English in Chile in a poor region near the desert. It was the opposite of first world, American culture, and for me it gave me a lot of perspective.Chile kind of showed me the other side of the spectrum where people are trying to sustain themselves. What we are able to do at SeatGeek is a luxury and as long as everyone has their basic needs met, we are able to focus on allowing people to do more stuff. We are all lucky to be able to do that.10. What inspires you?SeatGeek users. I get a rush whenever I meet one of our users in the real world. Our users depend on us. Many of them love the brand and software we’re building. I feel a tremendous duty to delight them.11. What was your first business idea and what did you do with it? In high school I ran a small company that edited people’s college essays. I built relationships with a few retired English teachers. Folks who were applying to college and needed help editing an essay would submit their work via our website and then we would hook them up with an English teacher who would work with them to make it better.That was back in 2001 and 2002 and was a marketplace. SeatGeek is a marketplace, so it gave me exposure to the power of being able to connect people on the internet.12. What was a job you had early on in life that has taught you something important or useful?I had an internship in college at a consulting firm where I got good at Excel; that skill has served me well ever since. In a lot of ways Excel is like the modern layman database. SeatGeek is a very data-centric company.13. What is the best advice you ever took?From my father: “You can work a decade to earn someone’s trust; you can lose it forever in five minutes.”14. What is the worst advice you ever received? My co-founder Russ and I quit our consulting jobs the same week back in 2008 to do a startup together. We intended to start a site focused on live entertainment analytics (what eventually became SeatGeek) but got some bad advice from an IP lawyer, who said we’d be violating an active patent. Eighteen months later we got a second opinion from another lawyer who told us the previous guy was wrong.Related: Weebly’s Founder Explains the Richard Branson Moment That Changed How He Ran His Company15. What is a productivity tip you swear by? I keep a do-list of everything I want to do. In addition to sort of listing everything out, I also rank everything by importance and put next to it an estimated number of minutes that I think it will take to complete. I have a start and end time associated with each of those as well, so it sort of gamifies the process of working through your to-do list. 16. Do you use an app or any tools to get things done or stay focused? I use Google Sheets a ton, which is what I use for what I just described [above].17. What does work life balance mean to you?The phrase work life balance applies to two separate things that you’re trading off between, and for me they all sort of mold into one — it’s not like work ever really ends. In a lot of ways it is my life, so it sort of all one thing. I think the dichotomy is maybe a bit false.18. How do you prevent burnout? I think burnout means you can’t work effectively anymore, so doing things outside of work can help prevent burnout and makes you more productive.Ultimately it’s just by trying to create a schedule, social stuff with friends, etcetera. I force myself to do that, not every day, but as much as I can.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what strategies do you use to get innovate or get over that block? I usually just try doing something else for a while and come back to it. I think time helps.20. What are your learning now and how do you think that will help your future? Executive hiring. So not just hiring individual contributors here, but rather folks who are really going to run and manage teams. I think as SeatGeek continues to grow it’s going to be continually important.Related: 5 Ways to Make Your Company’s Hiring Process More FairThis interview was edited for brevity and clarity. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 8 min read August 25, 2016
<< Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Friday, June 28, 2019 Boeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year.The latest delay in fixing the Max came a day after the disclosure that government test pilots found a new technology flaw in the plane during a test on a flight simulator.The plane has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes that killed 346 people. Preliminary accident reports pointed to software that erroneously pointed the planes’ noses down and overpowered pilots’ efforts to regain control.A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update.Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expected to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and prepare them to fly again.Airlines were already lowering expectations for a quick return of the plane, which has been grounded since mid-March.Southwest Airlines, the biggest operator of Max jets, announced Thursday that it has taken the plane out of its schedule for another month, through Oct. 1. Earlier this week, United Airlines pulled the plane from its schedule through early September.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaWhile Boeing engineers continue working on the plane’s software, company lawyers pushed Thursday to settle lawsuits brought by the families of dozens of passengers killed in the October crash of a Lion Air Max off the coast of Indonesia and the March crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max near Addis Ababa.Boeing and the families of Lion Air Flight 610 victims agreed to mediation that could lead to early settlements. However, the families of some Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 passengers are resisting mediation.“There are many families here who will not want to participate in mediation until they know what Boeing knew, when they knew it, what they did about it, and what they’re going to do about it to prevent this kind of disaster from occurring again,” said Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who filed lawsuits on behalf of nearly two dozen victims of the Ethiopian crash.Meanwhile, at a meeting Thursday in Montreal of regulators and airline representatives, the head of the International Air Transport Association, Alexandre de Juniac, made an appeal for co-ordination between aircraft operators and regulators.De Juniac and his airline group are trying to repair the fragmented regulatory approach to the Max. In March, other countries grounded the plane despite the FAA’s initial view that it was safe even after a second crash.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsRegulators in Europe, China and Canada have indicated they want to conduct their own reviews of the FAA’s 2017 certification of the plane, which could further complicate and delay the Max’s return to flying.Requirements for additional pilot training could also affect the timing of the plane’s return.Boeing wants computer-based instruction, and FAA technical experts agree that would be sufficient. Others believe pilots need to practice with the new Boeing software in flight simulators.Earlier this month, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, told a House subcommittee that pilots should get simulator training.That, however, would pose a problem for Boeing and the airlines _ it could take weeks or months to find simulator time for every pilot who flies the Max. Southwest and American Airlines each have thousands of Boeing 737 pilots, but neither airline has a Max simulator. Boeing has one in Miami and a similar machine in Seattle.FAA’s acting administrator, Daniel Elwell, says the agency has not made a final decision about training.Shares of Boeing fell $10.92, or 2.9%, to close Thursday at $364.02. Share Tags: Boeing 737 MAX Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September