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Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude). Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. Dweck found that people’s core attitudes fall into one of two categories: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new. Common sense wou…

Tech: Meet Jamboard, Google’s 4K whiteboard and competitor to Microsoft Surface Hub

Google has a new device on display, and its for collaborative office work – Jamboard. This cloud-connected digital whiteboard is capable of connecting with the G Suite apps for its enterprise customers. You can read all about the G Suite here.
The whiteboard has been designed by Google, which is a 55-inch 4K touchscreen display that runs Android. Google also adds a new app, and no brownie points for guessing the name of the app, whiteboarding. Recode says that the Jamboard will be available in grey and blue, but the company will be pushing for a ‘bold bright red’ variant.
The other highlights of the whiteboard are a built-in camera, speakers and capability to recognise up to 16 simultaneous touch inputs. The whiteboard can also recognise the difference between human finger touch and stylus input. It includes stylus that doesn’t require Bluetooth pairing or batteries.
Users can either mount it on a wall or even wheel it around. However, users will have to wait until next year to get their hands on the device, and the pricing will start ‘under Rs $6000, which translates to Rs 4,00,829.
The announcement comes just a day ahead of Microsoft’s event. Microsoft already offers a similar product called Surface Hub Display. The Surface Hub is available in 55-inch as well as 84-inch models, and the purpose remains the same – collaborative team work. Google’s this offering will directly compete with Surface Hub, which starts at $8999 for the 1080p 55-inch model.
Google is keen to partner with a broader range of G Suite customers for its Early Adopter Program, and those interested can register here.

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