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Apple CEO hits Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, where the greatest technological revolution in all history has taken place, cannot continue to believe that it can claim credit without accepting responsibility. This was the gist of the commencement speech delivered by Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook at the Stanford University last Sunday, June 16. Cook expressed concern about the seemingly endless instances of data breaches, and how it can affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people who depend on technology in their lives. Here’s a report by CNBC Television:

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Work-life balance

The prescription is all too common: we should aspire for balance between our work and our personal lives.

But how do we define work-life balance especially in the technological age when most of us are glued to our tablets or smart phones or laptops? These gadgets have become so much part of our lives these could easily be extensions of the human anatomy.

I watched a Stanford Graduate Business School interview with Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard, and I liked how he presented his view on work-life balance.

“When I’m with somebody who matters to me, I’m focused on that person,” Banga said.

Like most people, Banga said it also happened to him before when he found himself switching his attention between his gadget and his family. He decided to change all that. When it’s time to be with the family, he makes sure there are no distractions.

But Banga said that the key to work-life balance is that you enjoy what you are doing. He said he changed jobs several times when it reached a point he wasn’t enjoying his job. He emphasized the need to find time for the people who matter to you.