Predict Seizures — Praedico Technologies to Pitch at Michigan’s Start Garden 5×5 (8/31)


September 13, 2021

I delivered a competitive pitch on August 31 as planned but did not win. That said, I enjoyed it so much! And I received so much input and support from you all. For that, thank you!

What’s next? I am still working on the app and will provide updates periodically.

August 27, 2021

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ€

So it will be. With your support, I made the cut to pitch at 5×5 on August 31, 2021.

Send good vibes my way! I shall update you again next week!

Event page:

Predict Seizures — Help Praedico Technologies Pitch at Michigan’s Start Garden 5×5 — VOTE NOW!!

This is serious. Check out my submission on 5×5 hosted by Start Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Only THREE (3) more days left to vote. If I make the cut to pitch, I’ll get a chance to win the $5K prize, which will enable me to build a tool for predicting seizures.

Scientists already figured out how to predict seizures. Let’s put it into practice!

The link to vote:

Thank you so very much! πŸ™πŸΌ

On Negotiation: What One Wants

Whether you are negotiating salary or getting your kids to clean their rooms, whatever negotiation you are engaged in, I’m almost sure you know what you want–what you really, really, REALLY want.

But wait. What does the other side want?

Knowing what the other side wants is often the key to unlock a deal. Get unlocking.

Open Mind 🧠 Opens Doors

I was frustrated. Frustrated by the situation that I found myself in. I had a plume of smoke above my head. But then, I took a moment, and thought I should probably keep an open mind. Then I thought: Everyone would agree that an open mind is almost always, and for sure, better than a closed mind. Ain’t that right? So I took another look. To my utter surprise, my mind was only half open; I had assumed an image of a very open-minded self that was becoming untrue. While I was busy with my frustration, I have tuned the conversation out, and was closing my mind as the frustration built. So I pried my mind open. I pried. And I pried. And then, wow. A door revealed itself, unexpectedly. And the door opened.

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Experience Every Moment in Life Fully, Here and Now

Professor Massimo Pigliucci of CUNY-City College hosts a podcast called Stoic Meditations. The episodes are really short. I tend to hit play; and it would end in a blink of an eye. A bit of a criticism for the professor: The audio quality or perhaps the way it is delivered results in a slightly muffled audio that is sometimes difficult to follow and goes by very quickly. It is, after-all, only 2-minute long.

That said, the latest episode caught my attention and had me replaying the episode ten million times. It is about Epictetus’s discourses, Book 3, Chapter XXIV.

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The Price of “FREE” News and Information

Back then, there were chain letters (连环俑) and the likes of “Send-a-dime” or “Prosperity Club.”

And in our not too distant past, there were chain emails. Remember those? Some of the examples on BuzzFeed might jog your memory (BuzzFeed, accessed March 29, 2020). Electronic chain letters. Fancy!

But whoa. WHAT HAPPENED? Today, fake news is pervasive. It is e-very-where. Disguised as “news” or “real” information. Twitter. YouTube. FaceBook. WhatsApp. You name it. All of them.

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