Tasmanian IT – “Take 5”

Tasmanian IT Blog   •   April 24, 2019

Each week, we post a “Take 5” article to our website with tips, tricks, thoughts and actions we’ve come across during the week that we feel you may benefit from too.

It’s designed to be short and sharp that you can read when you need to “Take 5”.

Grab a drink, give yourself a (productive) break and check out our latest 5 below.

1. Feed the brain: I was wrong!

“I was wrong”.  Possibly the hardest sentence to say – ever. Seth Godin hits the soft spot as he talks about his own private “whoops” moment and muses on the well-known fact that ‘The cost of a do-over is often less than the cost of sticking with a decision that was made in good faith, on insufficient information.’

Link: https://seths.blog/2019/04/i-was-wrong-2/

2. 10 Common Thinking Errors

Holiday periods can be a period of relaxation, rest and regenerating the soul.  However for some, they can create stress and anxiety relating to high business workloads, unfinished work and the looming mountain of work to return too which can cause holidays to do the exact opposite of what they are designed for.

At Tasmanian IT, we take mental health of our team, our clients and our friends very seriously.  One resource that we have come across that we liked so much, we posted it on our site a while ago is the “10 Common Thinking Errors” – which we found on the ReachOut USA website.

Regardless of whether you’re feeling stressed or anxious, or feeling pretty good – we encourage you to follow the link as the learnings from the 10 Common Thinking errors apply to all.

Also – if you are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression, please seek help from a friend or services like:

It’s OK to not be OK.

Link: https://www.tasmanianit.com.au/stressed-anxious-ok-breathe-2/

3. Robo-Taxis coming…

Tesla Founder & CEO Elon Musk is never one to sit still, and the next step of his master plan is looking to take shape! (https://www.tesla.com/en_AU/blog/master-plan-part-deux)

Taking aim at delivering fully autonomous driving functionality to the Tesla fleet by the end of the year, Elon Musk is already announcing plans for implementation of his “robo-taxi” service.  Formally known as the “Tesla Network”, the service will create a fleet of fully autonomous (driverless) vehicles that can be summonsed from anywhere, pick you up, then drop you off at your required destination – all with no human input in managing the car.

Once this milestone is realised, it will be interesting to see where Elon diverts his attention – We’re estimating Mars colonisation!  It’s not as far fetched as you might think…

Link: https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/22/tesla-elon-musk-self-driving-robo-taxi/

4. Mentors Needed

Are you keen to help promote diversity and grow Tasmania’s local pool of ICT Talent?  ACS Tasmania in partnership with TasTAFE is running a unique employment program where up to 36 women in Tasmanian can undertake an ICT30115 Cert. III in Information, Digital Media and Technology Qualification. But to be successful the program will require mentors from a variety of fields. Does this sound like you?

Link: https://tastafe.formstack.com/forms/women_in_ict_program

5. Quote of the week

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Have a great week from the Tasmanian IT Team