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Ready Synthetic Go.

The world’s house arrest surfaced new habits and accelerated synthetic products - big empires today. Think the star-studded MasterClass, or the elite expertise of Farnham Street. This is a far cry from when I made $380 dollars selling…

Never a Better Time to Learn

Simon Sinek’s latest book, The Infinite Game, focuses on embracing the infinite mindset, where learning is lifelong, and how possibilities become opportunities when acted on. In 2002, MIT disrupted the world of lifelong learning by creating…
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Flying the Friendly Skies

I’ve been on planes more this year than I have any other year so far. I’ve learned what to love and what not to love about traveling. I try to be efficient and think I have my traveling ways down to a science (for the most part). I’ve…

Reflecting on Opportunity and Ambiguity

As I am nearing the end of my second co-op (or internship) here at Ideba, I have been reflecting on my time with the company: my successes, areas for improvement, and my progress since my last co-op term. Something that came up recently was…

I Like my Machines the way Mae West Liked her Men: Dumb.

https://youtu.be/wXxrmussq4E The referenced video holds the benign title “Robots Opening Doors.” Sounds simple. However, the reaction to it, including mine, can be best described as bemused horror. In the video, an arm-less, 4-legged…
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You Get What You Give

This is an important week in my professional life. I am celebrating five years of service with Ideba, and it has caused me to look introspectively at my time as an intern, a research analyst, and a research manager for the company. Although…

Ideba’s Visit to Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School

My year as Ideba’s Global Education Ambassador is nearing its end, and I have recently returned from a visit to Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School. It’s the school that we support in Uganda through our partnership with PODA. What an amazing…

Three Mistakes of Research Rookies

What I love about research is that it allows you to be an expert. Clients have questions. You find the answers. Although he/she has been in this business for years—you know what their customers are thinking NOW—because you asked. But this…