Keep calm and develop yourself

Last week I’ve finished reading a book: The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership. Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development. It made a great impression on me. The Toyota Way changes the thinking about the business.

How to develop yourself to be in accordance with the Toyota Way? The answer is Shu Ha Ri. It is a Japanese martial art concept, and describes the stages of learning to masteryContinue reading

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Brainstorming.Works or not?

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I’ve never thought that brainstorming might be so controversial. Then I’ve found this article: Is Brainstorming a waste of time? Let’s talk about brainstorming and its rules.

  1. Generate as many ideas as possible – the more ideas you come up with, the better chance you have of coming up with good ones.
  2. Don’t criticise – it will dampen peoples enthusiasm and kill their creativity.
  3. Welcome unusual ideas – it’s important to break out of your usual mindset and consider wild and wacky ideas if you want to be really creative.
  4. Combine and improve ideas – instead of criticising ideas, look for way to use them in combination and/or make them better.

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How to make your computer talk to you?

Nowadays, it may be not very surprising that computers can talk ;) How to make our computer talk to us using C++? How to start without any deep knowledge about Text To Speech Synthesis (TTS), Hidden Markov Modelling (HMM) or even without any recording? This article is a short tutorial for you. You will get your first synthesized speech sooner than you think.

Ingredients:

  1. eSpeak TTS engine
  2. C++ skills and gcc compiler

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