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Confusion is Awesome!

Do you get confused?
Because I do! A lot! But thanks to this confusion I become eager to find answers! Confusion motivates me!
So here is a presentation, on how you can use confusion to increase your intellectual capital! :)

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Confusion is Awesome!

  1. 1. Confusion is Awesome! ANDEEL ALI Nerd, Geek, Otaku, Trainer, Orator, Manager, Activist, C o n s u l t a n t , C i t i z e n Journalist, Cynic, Sarcastic
  2. 2. Services Provided to:
  3. 3. In 2008 I was attending a training on Action Research, at the end of day two, the trainer asked,
  4. 4. Do you have any questions? And I said, Yes a lot! I am confused! 
  5. 5. The trainer replied, I am glad that you are confused! Your confusion will motivate you in learning even outside the classroom!
  6. 6. She was Right! I do get confused a lot! But eventually, I do find clarity! Answers! Knowledge! And Serenity!
  7. 7. Do you get confused after… Attending a Lecture? Watching a Movie? Playing a Game? Reading a Book?
  8. 8. Because I do!
  9. 9. The jargon! The theories! The analogies!
  10. 10. They are so confusing! Aren’t they?
  11. 11. But the question here is how to satisfy our curiosity? And end the confusion!
  12. 12. My confusion started with I learned talking! My catch phrase was:
  13. 13. Papa! What’s this? ‫پاپا‬!‫ہے؟‬‫کیا‬‫یہ‬
  14. 14. My father became, google, bing and Wikipedia!
  15. 15. He brought me books! Instead of countering the confusion! The books increased it!
  16. 16. He brought me books! Instead of countering the confusion! The books increased it!
  17. 17. A friend once said ”Stop being a Bogey and Bandit”! And I was like what is it?
  18. 18. He is a Aircraft Spotter i.e. a Geek who loved Aircrafts! Particularly F-16
  19. 19. The confusion lead me to FAS website i.e. Federation of America Scientists and Finally Wikipedia! And that happened back in 2004
  20. 20. In few months I had more knowledge about aircrafts than him! But I didn’t stopped there!
  21. 21. All this knowledge created a lot more confusion! But I was content because I had Wikipedia!
  22. 22. So the key is! Learn things! Search them! Research them!
  23. 23. Get confused and then Clarify it!
  24. 24. A simple query about Air force and F-16 lead me to F-16 X-L a prototype aircraft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL
  25. 25. Prototyping lead me to, Skunkworks and research &development! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Works
  26. 26. R&D lead me to Intellectual Property!
  27. 27. I checked for Pakistan based IP and Research!
  28. 28. I found Ajmaline and Human Development Index – HDI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajmaline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index
  29. 29. HDI lead me to Millennium Development Goals! MDGs
  30. 30. This curiosity helped me in devising my career!
  31. 31. I believe that Curiosity is Awesome!
  32. 32. Stay Curious and Stay Updated!
  33. 33. By the way…
  34. 34. The exact term for learning from surroundings, TV, Internet and Social Media is called Vicarious Learning and Tangential Education! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observational_learning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning#Tangential_learning
  35. 35. I found these definitions and theories too, due to Curiosity!
  36. 36. If you have learned something new via this presentation then this learning also happened via vicarious learning
  37. 37. And if you are Curious about this font, then let me Clarify!  It is called Pacifico http://www.dafont.com/pacifico.font
  38. 38. One more thing!
  39. 39. I am currently confused about, Business Intelligence, Disruption and Gamification! I’ll clarify these confusions and will share my insight with you!
  40. 40. And if you really liked this presentation then share it with your friends too! You can Like it! Share it! Tweet it! Embed it!
  41. 41. For Further Consultation Find me at: +92-32-12537250 thinktank1987@hotmail.com pk.LinkedIn.com/in/andeel Andeelali.contently.com About.me/andeelali http://www.scoop.it/u/andeel-ali Slideshare.net/thinktank1987 fb.com/Blitz.Bureau twitter.com/BlitzBureau