EfficientlyRandom

sailors-delight:

enochliew:

Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

Get outta town

(Source: Engadget)

gunrunnerhell:

“A man can never have enough red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." Rudyard Kipling

gunrunnerhell:

A man can never have enough red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." Rudyard Kipling

jeffreymanu:

Let me tell you about three people I have spoken to recently. Richard works in transportation and takes classes at night towards a degree. Yaw has a job with some expats with interests in real estate. Esi freelances while she tried to get a job in any industry that will take her. All three of our characters are under 36, hate their jobs and these are not their real names. Richard and yaw live in Accra. Esi lives in NYC. 
Richard is not sure why he is getting a degree.
Esi would like to move back home.
Yaw thinks Ghana is the problem.
 They are all looking for a better job and yet starting a business is something in their sights as well but fear is stopping them. 

After probing them I found out that Richard knows very little about starting his own business, Esi is hoping for things to get better and Yaw thinks the right connections are all he is lacking at the moment. None of them have written down their goals or decided on a time frame for achieving those goals. They say they have goals but from my perspective, the lack of action and urgency tells me that it’s just good intentions. They answered No to the following questions;
Do you know the top 3 successful people in the field in  which you want to start a business? 
Have you read any books on these topics? 
Do you know the exact amount it would take to start these businesses on a scale and how much revenue to expect?
Do you know how much you spend on credits for your phone every month?(Esi was the only one who knew this)
Have you spent at least an hour thinking and writing down your plans for the rest of the year?(Richard comically replied by saying “thinking is not easy. Lol”)

When I asked what their financial goals were I also realized that they had such low standards. They want enough to live comfortably. When I suggested that they set higher goals so that they can build churches, schools and employ/provide for millions of people, they grew silent. 

Africa needs young people who are willing to make their brains sweat as E.W Kenyon puts it. Young people with higher goals than a comfortable job with perks. People who will think of ways to solve problems and actually do something not just write a Facebook post or tweet about it. As you spend time reading the Word of God, your mind will be filled with ideas, concepts, insights and the ability to achieve whatever you set out to do. Africa is going to be changed by people who will listen to God and determine to make an impact. A couple million dollars can get stuff done but global influence can do more.

jeffreymanu:

Let me tell you about three people I have spoken to recently. Richard works in transportation and takes classes at night towards a degree. Yaw has a job with some expats with interests in real estate. Esi freelances while she tried to get a job in any industry that will take her. All three of our characters are under 36, hate their jobs and these are not their real names. Richard and yaw live in Accra. Esi lives in NYC.
Richard is not sure why he is getting a degree.
Esi would like to move back home.
Yaw thinks Ghana is the problem.
They are all looking for a better job and yet starting a business is something in their sights as well but fear is stopping them.

After probing them I found out that Richard knows very little about starting his own business, Esi is hoping for things to get better and Yaw thinks the right connections are all he is lacking at the moment. None of them have written down their goals or decided on a time frame for achieving those goals. They say they have goals but from my perspective, the lack of action and urgency tells me that it’s just good intentions. They answered No to the following questions;
Do you know the top 3 successful people in the field in which you want to start a business?
Have you read any books on these topics?
Do you know the exact amount it would take to start these businesses on a scale and how much revenue to expect?
Do you know how much you spend on credits for your phone every month?(Esi was the only one who knew this)
Have you spent at least an hour thinking and writing down your plans for the rest of the year?(Richard comically replied by saying “thinking is not easy. Lol”)

When I asked what their financial goals were I also realized that they had such low standards. They want enough to live comfortably. When I suggested that they set higher goals so that they can build churches, schools and employ/provide for millions of people, they grew silent.

Africa needs young people who are willing to make their brains sweat as E.W Kenyon puts it. Young people with higher goals than a comfortable job with perks. People who will think of ways to solve problems and actually do something not just write a Facebook post or tweet about it. As you spend time reading the Word of God, your mind will be filled with ideas, concepts, insights and the ability to achieve whatever you set out to do. Africa is going to be changed by people who will listen to God and determine to make an impact. A couple million dollars can get stuff done but global influence can do more.

“The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?’ and my answer must at once be, ‘It is no use’. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. It’s no use. So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.”
— George Leigh Mallory. (via vulcanfromgallifrey)

eoadaily:

Horseshoes Tournament at Everest Base Camp. Here are some of the pics taken by Dave Hahn who is still due for Everest Summit.

“One of the first questions always is, ‘Does your husband go with you?’ says Arnot, who is married to the director of a nonprofit. I respond, ‘Does your wife come to your job?’ I’m climbing Everest—I’m not playing children’s soccer.”
— Melissa Arnot, on sexism in mountaineering. Arnot and Pasang Lhami Sherpa are attempting to set a world record, summiting Everest twice in one season, sans support staff. Grear article about both of them in March’s Glamour. (via camewiththeframe)
benjaminrasmussen:

Melissa Arnot packing for her attempt at a 5th Everest summit. Shot for Outside.
Ketchum, ID (2013)
I shot Melissa for Outside in mid March, a few days before she left for Everest. She was in the news this week for breaking up a fight on the mountain between foreign climbers and a group of Sherpas. She is a total badass, but having talked with her about her relationship with different sherpas, I imagine that she is cringing at the negative and one sided story coming off the mountain. And there is a lot of wisdom in what she wrote about the incident on her blog: ”I am sad for the events of the last week. I am hopeful that the adventure ahead will be one of collaboration, support and rebuilding the relationship of trust between everyone who has chosen to be here.”

benjaminrasmussen:

Melissa Arnot packing for her attempt at a 5th Everest summit. Shot for Outside.

Ketchum, ID (2013)

I shot Melissa for Outside in mid March, a few days before she left for Everest. She was in the news this week for breaking up a fight on the mountain between foreign climbers and a group of Sherpas. She is a total badass, but having talked with her about her relationship with different sherpas, I imagine that she is cringing at the negative and one sided story coming off the mountain. And there is a lot of wisdom in what she wrote about the incident on her blog: ”I am sad for the events of the last week. I am hopeful that the adventure ahead will be one of collaboration, support and rebuilding the relationship of trust between everyone who has chosen to be here.”