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July 2, 2016

Tech Trivia: The 4S of SSD vs SATA

Move over, SATA – there’s a new kid on the block by the name of SSD, and it’s about to blow your mind away. This is relative, of course, since SSDs have been around for a while now since the late 2000s, especially in netbooks and ultrabooks, but it’s only become more common in laptops and desktops these few years. How is the SSD compared to the SATA?

What Do They Do?

In terms of function, both SATAs and SSDs function much like the human brain in that they store memory, or data, for your device. Then they recall that memory for you when you retrieve the file, or if you’ve installed your operation system (OS) on it, when you boot up your device. They just do the deed [...]

 
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November 30, 2015

The Importance of Sales Skills

Many of you have worked in some type of sales job at one point or another in your lives. Whether it was at McDonald’s, Amway, or at the supermarket, here’s what you’ve learned from the experience, whether you know it or not!

People Skills

You’ve dealt with a lot of people, and unless you were totally incapable of doing your job, you’d have gained valuable people skills. You know how to talk to people and gauge their needs and wants based on the way they look, speak, dress and act. You’ll be able to convince people when pitching your ideas or products. And when you deliver on your promises, your clients will trust you [...]

 
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November 23, 2015

The Importance of Good English

For years now, our leaders have been oscillating between advocating for the English language and upholding the importance of our mother tongue, the Malay language.

The concern led to the PPSMI program, where Mathematics and Science subjects were taught in English – only to be aborted in just six years, when just a single batch of students fully under-went the entire program. Now we’re wondering what we should do again. Is establishing a new task force the answer?

English is a Key

While there is nothing wrong with learning an appreciation of our mother tongue, we also need more than a regionalised language to give ourselves the key to the global [...]

 
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September 25, 2015

Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

If you work hard, you’ll succeed – otherwise you’ll end up like that person over there (cue indiscreet pointing at any low-skilled worker)! It’s a familiar phrase growing up Malaysian, or Asian for that matter.

However, truthfully, working hard isn’t enough. You need to work smart. In fact, working smart is probably more important than working hard. Working hard at something that is not going to help you or is counter-productive to your aim is a recipe for failure. So, what does working smart actually entail?

Basically, you cut out everything that wastes your time. Yes, it’s that simple…in theory. The changes to your habits [...]

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