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Belgium And England Headline The World Cup’s Most Lopsided Group

FiveThirtyEight met een geniale analyse van onze Rode Duivels:

Tactically, Roberto Martinez’s preferred system brings the best out of Hazard, who will likely flank Lukaku on the left of a front three, but shackles De Bruyne, who may be the world’s best offensive passer. During European qualifying, De Bruyne created just 0.32 “big chances” per 90 minutes, as defined by data firm Opta Sports, compared with 0.55 in the Premier League for Manchester City this season. Thomas Meunier, who plays right wing-back, was one of Belgium’s most important attacking players in qualifying, scoring five goals and assisting on seven. Given that the team’s first choice of left wing-back, Yannick Carrasco, is attack-minded as well, the defensive vulnerability is obvious: Belgium is aiming to out-score, not contain, its opposition.

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Made on an iPad Pro

Paul Stamatiou in een crème van een blogpost:

it’s the more creation-oriented apps and tasks where the iPad Pro is really starting to shine. For me that means writing articles like this and the App Store is teeming with great iPad-optimized apps to help me out here.

Volledig mee eens.

(Deze blog wordt ook volledig geschreven en bijgehouden op een 10.5″ iPad Pro, met soms een zijstap richting de iPhone.)

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A New Definition of Work Ethic

David Tate:

Do you default to thinking first then working or working first then thinking? Do you understand the downsides of just working a lot of hours under pressure?

#whatwebelievein

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Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch

Hoera!

Ik ben grote fan en frequent speler van de iPad-versie. Maar dit is toch nog een stapje hoger.

Dat het hier veel stiller gaat zijn de komende dagen.

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Le Mans

Vandaag begint de 24-uursrace van Le Mans. Niet de echte wedstrijd, dat is dit weekend pas, maar de vrije training en de kwalificaties zijn vandaag en morgen. Schema:

Al jaren volg ik Le Mans op Eurosport, nadat ik er in Gran Turismo fan van werd. En het deelnemersveld wordt elk jaar grootser en interessanter door deelnemers uit andere disciplines als Formule 1 en Formula E, met Alonso-Buemi-Nakajima als echte kanshebber en ook Jenson Button die nog eens in een auto kruipt in een team met Vitaly Petrov en Mikhail Aleshin.

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The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Harvard Business Review:

[F]eedback caused performance to decline in 38% of cases. This happened with both positive and negative feedback(…)

Er zijn weinig bazen met aangeboren skills, maar als je er dan toch eentje moet leren, laat het dan deze zijn:

Do not impose your solutions. The role of the listener is to help the speaker draw up a solution themselves. Therefore, when listening to a fellow colleague or subordinate, refrain from suggesting solutions.

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Being Bored Is Fun and Good, Sorry

Monica Heisey op Medium:

The entire world is one giant beeping alert to things we should do or can do or will do in the future, things we are doing at that moment but could be doing faster. It’s more or less impossible to be bored. Bored means there are not thousands of to-do’s to accomplish. Bored means it doesn’t matter that there’s not. Bored means you are free. In a time of endless, empty stimuli, it is a thrill to be understimulated. Being bored is wonderful and relaxing and I am going to help you get there. The first step is reading this article and then everything else I have ever written, ha ha, but shhh. Listen now.

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Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Cool.

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Facebook bug set 14 million users’ sharing settings to public

CNN:

For a period of four days in May, about 14 million Facebook users around the world had their default sharing setting for all new posts set to public, the company revealed Thursday.

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How to Take Criticism

Chappell Ellison:

Usually, when we face criticism, we concern ourselves with one question:

Is my work good or bad?

You’ve got to stop asking yourself this. It is torturous. It will make you sad.

Instead, focus on this question: What is the next step I can take to make my work better? And then, focus all your efforts on taking criticism that helps you answer that question.