Vala Afshar

Vala Afshar

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

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How companies can better recruit and retain the best people — @nstevenlucas , CEO @iCIMS 

2022 digital marketing, employee and customer experience trends @lizkmiller , Vice President@constellationr 

The problem is not people being uneducated. The problem is that people are educated just enough to believe what they have been taught, and not educated enough to question anything from what they have been taught. —Professor Richard Feynman

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Intelligence is the ability to change your mind when presented with accurate information that contradicts your beliefs.

Be humble and kind. But know your worth.

The quality of communication can erode with too many layers.

"The biggest communication problem is we don't listen to understand. We listen to reply."

Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, good companies survive them, great companies are improved by them. —Andy Grove, former Intel CEO

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The best career advice I can give: leave people better than you found them.

The ability to stay calm and polite, even when people upset you, is a superpower.


22 inventions that are saving the Earth

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

Surround yourself with people who care about and encourage you to reach higher.

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 world’s most simple ‘sorting by size’ system

In Spain, a taxi driver was known for taking patients to the hospital, free of charge. One day, he got a call to pickup a patient from the hospital. When he arrived, doctors and nurses surprised him with a standing ovation, plus an envelope of money. ???

This is precision tile setting at scale

A tribute to his grandmother turning 100 years old, Chinese artist builds 'sky ladder' firework.

In South KoreaKR , the solar panels in the middle of the highway have a bicycle path underneath - cyclists are protected from the sun, isolated from traffic, and the country can produce clean energy.

People work very hard to put food on our tables