Vala Afshar

Vala Afshar

Chief Digital Evangelist @Salesforce | Columnist: @ZDNet @HuffPost | Show: @DisrupTVShow | Book:

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The art of joining wooden pieces without nails or glue

Distance yourself from people who: 1 speak poorly about others 2 have problems for every solution 3 enjoy complaining 4 always feel entitled 5 blame others for losing 6 take more than give 7 make you feel bad about yourself 8 cheat or lie 9 bully or troll 10 nitpick as a hobby

Silence is not ignorance. Humility is not self-doubt. Authority is not influence. Kindness is not weakness. Generosity is not loyalty. Wealth is not health. Privilege is not entitlement. Calmness is not acceptance. Appearance is not happiness. Loyalty is not guaranteed.

A rich life: 1. You and your loved ones are healthy 2. Quality time with family and friends 3. People who love and trust you 4. Work that fills you with pride and joy 5. Opportunity to learn and grow 6. Freedom to express yourself 7. Courage to dare, dream and do 8. Wanting less

The future of creative marketing

Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'

If your creativity is driven by a desire to get attention, you're never going to be creatively fulfilled. @hitRECordJoe 

You are not too old to: 1 change your mind 2 forgive first 3 learn a new skill 4 share wisdom 5 be afraid 6 apologize for mistakes 7 love again 8 make new friends 9 be generous 10 be happy 11 remove clutter 12 re-read favorite book 13 show gratitude 14 try again 15 dare to dream

Things I did after age 40: 1 appointed chief customer officer 2 wrote a book 3 wrote first blog (450+ articles) 4 awarded U.S. patent 5 appointed chief marketing officer CMO 6 started using @Twitter  7 started weekly video show (500+ guests) 8 joined @salesforce  9 first keynote


Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for the highest wave ever surfed (82 feet), during a session in Nazare, Portugal.

This is how octopuses use camouflage in the wild

The beauty of physics as shown by drawing natural pendulum motion

The best demonstration of grit, persistence and self-confidence in less than one minute

You did not choose your: 1 birthplace 2 skin color 3 birth parents, family 4 birth gender 5 birth language 6 birth name 7 ethnicity 8 born abilities You can choose to be: 1 kind 2 generous 3 honest 4 grateful 5 respectful 6 optimistic 7 humble 8 teachable 9 faithful 10 happy

The incredible powder made from soy beans separates dirt from water, and could help solve global water crises.

Be kind. Even if no one is looking.