There’s nothing like getting rejected from a free MBA course, losing out on a housing bargain and being told you have terminal insomnia to really set the week on fire. My MBA rejection, they said kindly, was due to over-qualification, recommending the $10k USD Executive MBA instead. However, for two thousand dollars less you can go to an accredited university. Still, the Smartl.ly MBA remains one of my better learning experiences – well paced, well written, light-hearted and they even squeeze in some Dad jokes. Anyone can apply for the Free MBA though (closing May 10th), so go for it! And if you get in, let me know how you went!
I’ve watched a few wonderful videos this week, one of which is the constantly nervous Elon Musk introducing Tesla’s robotaxi fleet. The talk presumably took place in secluded convent, as the crowd uttered not a single ‘that is freaking amazing!’. Or the audience were bound and gagged. For Elon Musk’s apparent craziness illustrated by the media, the guy remains a virtuoso and incredible visionary. Turning your own Tesla into a robotic taxi money-making machine whilst you sleep, super crazy good! Says the man who doesn’t own a car. . .
For inspiring stories, you’d be hard pressed to Kekenya’s Dream, an inspirational and quite simply delightful TED talk on a Masai’s girl educational odyssey. If you believe in education, empowering women and making a difference, you can donate for this great cause on her website here.
And lastly, to complete my educational week, terminal insomnia. Not as bad as it sounds! Simply that the last few hours of my sleep are disturbed. Getting to sleep? No problem. Staying asleep? Different battle. If you suffer from insomnia and looking for some remedies, my doctor recommended this site. In addition to these tips, I’ve started a little drumming in my sleep thanks to the madness of this man. Despite my doctor (and girlfriend) remaining unconvinced – and hovering a finger over the speed-dial for the lunatic asylum – I can see sense in it. And since it costs nothing, am giving it a crack!
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