Thursday, May 10, 2018

What Is Burma's Next Move In Relation To The Rohingyas?

Before I talk about Burma’s next move, let me share two interesting facts:
  1. Human brains are wired with use-it-or-lose-it quality. We remember or remain concern about a fact as long as it is used, read, exposed or presented to us.

  2. Typically newspapers push the front-page headline to the back-pages in span of 10-14 days, according to our own research at D+. It doesn't matter how big or significant the event is, after about 2 weeks, it is almost certain that the news is no longer on the front page or probably vanished all together.
Combine the above two facts and you get a perfect recipe for people who hope their past irresponsible and unlawful actions will be forgotten by the wider communities.

And Burma is currently hoping for that combination dearly for their past actions against the Rohingyas.

One of many Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Burma is trying to achieve that by maintaining “Military Silence”.  Military Silence is a technique to control your reactions to issues and events that involves you for the purpose of getting your way. In the war zone military will often use this technique to give the false impression of silence and then to ambush. 

This works because others’ reactions to your actions will let you decide your best next move. By maintaining military silence, you gain clarity in your planning and precision in execution. That leaves you with the control to win the battle.

As part of that, the Noble Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi remained silent while supporting the Burmese Army in their atrocities against the Rohingyas. 

As next step, Burma cannot effort any new widespread violence. Thus, as our sources on the ground confirmed, the Burmese security forces have increased patrolling of the volatile areas and chosen intimidation as a technique to keep the Rohingyas away. We also have acquired information which suggests Burmese Army continued to lay land mines across the border with Bangladesh. 

The other option available to Burma is diplomatic efforts to convince the international communities to believe their side of the story. Though it sounds like hard-sell, Burma already managed limited supports from some influential Asian economies. These large economies intend to provide supports purely for business purposes, completely ignoring the humane factors involving the Rohingyas. 

As part of Burma’s recent diplomatic effort, top level Burmese diplomates are pressing hard on their accelerators with various western countries around the world. So far it seems like they were not overly successful but they do not mind that. Because they do not expect all these western countries to be in their side, instead they want the western countries and others concern about the Rohingyas to go silent. 

Most importantly Burma is now in a very good position to use this mess as a bargaining chip. They are already, directly or indirectly, shouting out for financial incentives from everyone in return for taking back limited number of Rohingyas.

Burma will continue its diplomatic efforts hoping this issue will fade away and will have a natural death soon. Burma will try some tricks like they did by taking one Rohingya family back, out of a million Rohingyas who fled the violence, from their own border area and publicizing that heavily. Despite our best efforts we could not find any trace of that Rohingya family in Burma. 

Thus, it is up to us – you, me and others – either to go silent and forget about the Rohingyas or to keep up the pressure on Burma. As announced before, through our non-violent initiative named World's Largest Hunger Strike we intend keep up the pressure.  Join us in the World's largest Hunger Strike to create awareness against the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people of Burma. For details on how to participate in the hunger strike visit us at #Rohingya

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Let’s Make It The World's Largest Hunger Strike

Recently I have visited the Rohingya camp in Bangladesh and stories that I heard are heart-wrenching.

Burmese Army under the leadership of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi killed over 10,000 Rohingyas including days old children, committed many more thousands rape of Rohingya women and forced about 1 million Rohingyas out of their lands in Burma. It is time to stand against this atrocity.

During my visit to the Rohingya camp in Bangladesh 

Join us in the World's largest Hunger Strike to create awareness against the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people of Burma. Followings are the general guideline:

  • Fast for 4 continuous hours.
  • You can do it any day of the year and any time of the day. 
  • You can do it yourself or with family, friends and neighbours.
  • You do not need to allocate a separate time for the fasting. It can be done while you are at work, at home or traveling.
  • You may take a picture of you and others while fasting and share that on your social media with hashtag #StopBurningMyChild
  • We have started fasting from March 2018 as part of the D+ carnival and will continue for the rest of the 2018 or beyond.
  • Do it only if you are physically capable.
  • You can fast for once or multiple times or as many times as possible. Every bit helps.
  • Of course let us know, if you are fasting.

Let's stand with the Most Persecuted Minority in the World, the Rohingya people of Burma, with this non-violent movement.

For more update on Facebook visit D+ campaign page at

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pain of Badsha Mia

Most recently I met a large number of people with no concept of year, month, week, date and time. I know what you are thinking. Your mind raced to some of Brazil's Amazonian tribes.

Unfortunately, you are wrong! I was not talking about any isolated Amazonian tribe. I was referring to the Rohingya people of Burma. The Rohingyas were oppressed for so long to the level that they were forced to live without any access to basic knowledge and contact with the outside world. The Rohingyas did not have access to proper educations, medical facilities, water system and not to mention did not have any real jobs.

Badsha Mia, one of the Rohingya man who fled the ongoing genocide in Burma, is one of such "isolated Amazonian tribe member". The only concept of time that he has, Day and Night based on his experience in Burma. According to him, during the day time you go out and find food. After the sun sets, you do not go out because as Rohingya if you were out of your home you were more likely to be killed in your neighborhood.

Along with the year, month, week, date and time, Rohingyas are not aware of or do not have access to family planning measures. As a result, it did not come as surprise to me when I discovered Badsha Mia had 14 members in his family.


Two of the younger members of Badsha Mia's family of 14

Now imagine yourself as Badsha Mia for 12 days, fleeing a well armed Burmese military trying to kill your entire family and you had to hide, walk, crawl and at times run along with all the 14 family members to the safety in Bangladesh. During the journey there were no food, so you ate grass. Babies were crying, so you had to insert your fingers in their mouth so that the noises do not reach the Burmese army. Female members of your family were going through menstrual cycle, so you had to use plant leaves as protection.

This reminds of a scene that you see in African animal safari, where Hyenas chasing a beautiful mother Gazelle to tear it apart and the fear that it generates in the baby Gazelles' eyes and minds.

After his stressful and fearful journey, Badsha Mia made it to Bangladesh from Burma, after 12 days, with all of his family members barely alive. But many were not as lucky as him. They were either killed by the Burmese Army or died during this dangerous journey not only from the above mentioned causes but also because of the mines that the Burmese Army placed along the border with Bangladesh.

It hurts Badsha Mia and other Rohingyas the same way as it hurts you to lose a family member to hate, pure hate. Rohingyas like Badsha Mia who fled to Bangladesh are safe for now but carrying deep mental pain that is beyond measure. They are alive but they die every single second of the day in their tiny little huts in Bangladesh.

Let's create continuous awareness and pressure on Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her team to stop the genocide against the helpless Rohingyas and to ensure the safe return of the Rohingyas to their own home.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Story of Hosni Ara

Hosni Ara, a Rohingya Muslim woman from Burma, was running as fast as she could with her 5 children as the Burmese Army attacked her village in the Rakhine state of Burma in 2017. She was carrying two of her little children on her shoulders and was guiding the elder ones as much as she could. As you could imagine, she was falling behind in the process compared to the other villagers and that turned out to be fatal.

Image: Collected

She was captured by the Burmese Army along with her 5 children. The first thing that the Army did, created a huge fire. They snatched the two babies from Hosni Ara's lap and threw them in the fire. Stripped Hosni Ara naked and made her watch two of her babies screaming and burning to death, while one after the other Army officers were raping her. The eldest three children were forced to see their mother being raped.

She still hears the scream of her babies so much that she hardly cares about her rape. Even today when she tells you the story, her voice echoes the pain she felt and that pain in her voice is only comparable to multiple of labor pains.

This is not a rape scene from a B-grade movie rather it is a reality for many of the Rohingya women captured by the Burmese Army. I heard so many stories like these during my visit to Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in February 2018. In the coming days, I want to share more of my experiences with the world. The world cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening to the Rohingyas.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Australia Reclaimed the World’s Most Positive Country Title in Half a Decade

  • Australia returned to the top spot for the first time since 2011.
  • There are four changes in the overall list of positive countries in 2017 compared to last year.  Denmark and the Netherlands made it to the list for the first time ever. 
  • France and England are back to the list of positive countries since 2014 and 2015 respectively.  Nigeria, Bangladesh, Norway, Cuba and Colombia are the regional winners.
  • Analysis of all the positive news from 2017 suggests that the newsmakers worked with passion to create a positive impact in the world.
  • Global citizens continued to be less hopeful for the immediate positive future of the world.

Australia crowned the World’s Most Positive Country for 2017, for the second time ever in half a decade, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+), a unique online media organization from Australia for positive news. 

The annual list of top ten most positive countries is compiled based on a positivity index comprised of a global expert panel rating, a D+ journalists rating, a global web poll and the number of positive news entries in 2017 on the D+ website.

The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries for 2017 along with respective ranking points are as follows:

Country Name
Total Points
United States of America

Apart from this overall list of 10 most positive countries, for the third time, D+ also published a list of regional positive countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The regional winners were selected based on the same criteria used to select the overall winners but from a specific region outside of the top ten in the list.

Australia topped the list of most positive countries in 2017 and it took them half-a-decade to reclaim the top spot. Gradual development and patient build up over the past few years helped Australia return to the top. Australian medical research continued to explore new ideas with worldwide impact. Other research areas have also been impressive, for example, Australian archaeologists have confirmed that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years – much longer than the 47,000 years thought previously. First Australian-built satellite CubeSat was launched in 15 years. Women’s sports was flying high, including Australian women’s football team winning the inaugural Tournament of Nations defeating Brazil. Our global survey suggests Australia was seen as a positive role model especially against the changing political situation in North America.

Canada jumped into the second spot in 2017 from last year’s fifth position. Canadian universities were impressive with their researches. Canadian researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. Canadian scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum have identified and named a new species of armoured dinosaur, Zuul crurivastator. Like Australia, Canada has also emerged as new positive voice against global political instability. In line with that positive vibe, Canadian school teacher Maggie MacDonnell won the annual Global Teacher Prize for encouraging hope and acts of kindness in a remote Arctic village called Salluit in Quebec.

After two years at the top of the list of most positive countries, Switzerland moved down to third in the ranking in 2017. “While maintaining stability, prosperity and livability internally, and hosting a range of international organizations, Switzerland continued to be exemplary”, says one of our expert panel members. Swiss tennis master Roger Federer’s incredible reemergence with Australian Open and Wimbledon Grand Slams was one of the most inspirational sporting stories of 2017. The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, the world's longest suspension footbridge - measuring over 1600 feet in length and rising as high as 279 feet, was opened in the country as part of continuous development. Swiss scientists have succeeded in deciphering the entire visual network in the brain of a fly that is expected to support brain research. Finally, Switzerland retained its rank as the world’s most competitive economy for the ninth consecutive year.

Like Switzerland, China also shifted down two positions in the list of positive countries in 2017. Despite the shift, China through the Belt and Road initiative, has been stimulating a range of infrastructure development projects throughout the world and strongly emerged as leader in world affairs. China not only changed the stigma of world’s worst polluter but also established itself as the renewable energy champion. China topped the world in renewable energy production, connected the world’s largest floating solar PV power plant to the grid and topped the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index in 2017. Among other positive initiatives, Chinese researchers teleported the first ever object, a photon, from the earth to a satellite orbiting more than 500 kilometers above.

France made it back to the list of most positive countries after two years and secured the fifth spot in 2017. France was highly praised in our global poll for its resilient and courageous stand amid all the recent terrorist attacks on French soil and to let that attitude to shine by electing a fresh government. Apart from that, France banned the breeding of killer whales and dolphins in captivity, French model Iris Mittenaere was crowned as the 65th Miss Universe and because of the revolutionary research work by French scientists a man in a permanent vegetative state (PVS) for the past 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after pioneering nerve stimulation treatment.

Germany moved up two positions in the list in 2017 compared to last year.  German economy remained solid and as a result, the unemployment rate has been downhill in 2017.  German scientists continued to innovate and impress. The world's biggest solar simulator Synlight was switched on in Germany, dubbed as "the world's largest artificial sun", intended to develop production processes for solar fuels, including hydrogen. German scientists have recently, for the first time, extracted full nuclear genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies.

Denmark made it to the list of most positive countries for the first time ever and reached at the seventh position. In 2017, Denmark ranked as the least corrupt nation in the world. Danish press has enjoyed one of the greatest freedoms in the world. Researchers from Denmark for the very first time revealed that antibiotic resistance genes originate from the same place as the antibiotic compounds, i.e. from a group of soil bacteria called Actinobacteria. Lastly, Viktor Axelsen claimed Denmark's first men's singles gold in 20 years at the Badminton World Championships.

After missing out last year, England made it back to the list of positive countries in 2017. England is at the eighth position in the list experienced greater success in global university rankings.  That translated into many distinguished awards and researches e.g. English researchers won the prestigious Brain Prize 2017 for explaining how learning is associated with the reward system of the brain. English scientists have discovered a new shrimp species Synalpheus pinkfloydi off the coast of Panama. In sports, English cyclist Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France title representing Team Sky.

The Netherlands is another newcomer to the list of positive countries for 2017 and is at the ninth position. In our global poll the Netherlands was hailed for good governance, innovation and quality of life. All Dutch trains are now 100 percent powered by electricity generated by wind energy, according to the national railway company NS, calling it a world first. More on the same note of environmental innovation, they officially opened the Gemini Windpark, a 600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. Dutch team claimed their seventh title in the Challenger class at the 2017 World Solar Challenge, a biennial solar-powered car race. Finally, the Netherlands women claimed maiden European soccer title by beating Denmark 4-2 in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 championship.

The United States of America (USA) slipped down to the last position in the list of top 10 most positive countries in 2017.  Almost predictably the USA continued to dazzle the world with its innovations. American space transport services company SpaceX launched its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station, yet another milestone in its bid to drive down flight costs. American scientists have developed an artificial womb that can sustain premature lambs, and such technology could soon be useful to save prematurely born human babies. American scholars won the Nobel prizes in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Economics.

D+ Most Positive Regional Countries 2017

Africa: Nigeria
Nigeria is back as the regional winner of Africa after missing out last year. Nigerians have excelled with glittering awards, such as, the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, World Food Prize and BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. The Nigerian robotics team won a gold medal at the FIRST Global robotics competition in Washington DC. Nigeria did not ever give up on the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls and continued to make progress and rescued significant number of the girls in 2017.

Asia: Bangladesh
There were simply no other choice but Bangladesh for this year’s Asian regional winner. It is mainly because, along with many positive achievements, in 2017 Bangladesh dealt with the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis with open arms and saved the world from a huge catastrophe. Huge credit goes to the current Bangladeshi government and Bangladeshis from across the country who raced to save Rohingya refugees fleeing the brutal ethnic cleansing operation of Burmese military. Bangladesh became exemplary for the regional powers and many developed nations with its humane response to deal with well over half-a-million refugees that arrived in the country in few weeks. Apart from that, Bangladesh inaugurated its first solar-powered Food Warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tonnes of grain. Bangladesh launched its first ever nano-satellite Brac Onnesha. Bangladeshi surgeons successfully separated two 9-month-old sisters born pygopagus in a complex operation.

Europe: Norway
Norway is the regional winner from Europe. Norway topped the World Democracy Index indicating that it has a near-perfect fully functional democracy. That helped Norway to achieve best press freedom in the world. As part of continuous economic development, Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy recently signed a deal worth 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants in Iran.

North America: Cuba
Cuba retained its regional title for the third consecutive year. After job well done by the Cuban medical professionals in West Africa to fight Ebola since 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized their efforts in 2017. Cuba continued its positive attempt to integrate and engage further with the international communities. As a result, first ever cooperation agreement between the European Union and Cuba was approved in order to expand bilateral trade, promote dialogue and provide joint action on the world scene.

South America: Colombia
Colombia became the regional winner from South America for the second consecutive year. Colombia continued to build on the peace process that started for last few years in order to neutralize the local armed groups. Also, Colombian singer Shakira received the 2017 Crystal Award for her efforts to help displaced and disadvantaged children in Colombia. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was named as one of the most influential people by Time Magazine for his determination to establish peace. Natalia Ponce de Leon of Colombia, a human right activist and acid attack victim, was honored with the United States Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2017.

This year 3928 global citizens participated in our global poll with 49% men and 51% women. This is the second consecutive year we had more women participants than men. The global poll was successful in attracting approximately uniform amount of votes from all the regions of the world. The age distribution of the participants suggests, people aged between 30 to 60 were the most vocal in our poll.

Figure: Global poll participants in graphs

Based on our text analysis of all the positive news published on D+ in 2017, it is observed that “World” is the most prominent word appeared repeatedly in the news. Further analysis suggests it is because all the newsmakers worked in their respective fields to have a positive impact in the world. Furthermore, scientists and researchers have been spreading their amazing discoveries through international journals. Women empowerment and development have been at the forefront of key initiatives around the world. Winning major awards and securing top positions in world rankings have been the trend in 2017.

Figure: “WORLD” is the most prominent word among all the positive news from 2017

The most popular topics of positive accomplishments among both men and women on our global poll, in sequence, were World Peace, Economy, Environment, Science and Innovation, Education, International Relations and Sports, among others. While women were more concern about Environment, Science and Education, men were interested in topics, such as, Economy and Sports. However, activities around World Peace obtained the most combined attention from both men and women.

Figure: Popular topics of positive accomplishments among men and women

D+ continued to observe the trend of the percentage of people hopeful for positive future, primarily the immediate future, based on the comments made during its global polls since 2011. It is observed that since 2013 people’s positive outlook continued to decline. Volatile geopolitical situations, terrorism, natural disasters and violence resulting in mass refugees were identified as the main causes for such decline in outlook in 2017.

Other nations outside of the list of most positive countries also made 2017 a memorable one. Iceland topped the list of the world’s most peaceful country. Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time in the Kingdom. India created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014. Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since it first entered the contest in 1964.

“On the occasion of D+ world’s most positive countries 2017, it was great to see people from all around the world coming together and working for a positive world despite all the negativities surround them. For the positive newsmakers, 2017 was not about their individual dreams, rather it was about the dreams for a positive world.” says Dr. Arif Jubaer, Founder of D+.

D+ will present the above information and facts in detail at a presentation ceremony on Saturday, 25 November 2017, 2.00PM in Melbourne, Australia.

For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2017 visit

Sunday, May 28, 2017

When Is It Time To Quit Your Data Analytics Job?

Often a bad job teaches you good lessons. That is something I have experienced recently while working as Senior Performance Analytics Coordinator at a university in Australia. My experiences at this job made me decide to quit despite a healthy six-figure salary.

I was responsible to lead the university’s analytics team and help the decision makers with valuable insights gathered from data. Unfortunately it was far from ideal and instead, it was a constant battle around the following 10 points. To me the followings are the red signs for a data analytics job and one may consider quitting the job showing all these signs. Having said that one must know that no organisation is perfect and as long as an organisation is not showing most of these signs at once, one should know how to adapt to the unique situation.

1. Using the wrong tools

In order for a productive outcome both for your employer and for your personal growth, it is important that you are exposed to current technologies in a data analytics job. Both of you should ideally be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of all the current tools. It is important because, for example, data analytics moved well beyond crunching numbers in an excel sheet. However, if that is the best and only tangible outcome is what you were asked to produce in your current job, it is certainly time for you to quit that job. If your organisation is not willing to accept the limitation of excel and merely expresses interest in data analytics, you will not grow much in that job whereas the rest of the world will move onto something new and advanced.

2. Using the tools wrong

On the other hand, even if you have access to the right technologies, you will still have to use it correctly. When I joined the above mentioned job, I found SPSS was available as analytics software. But to my surprise it was only used to copy-paste files between two locations. If your organisation is using a tool wrong it will not only force you to work longer hours for an insignificant gain but will also hamper your creativity as you will spend most of your time doing trivial things.

3. Lack of proper Data Repository 

“Where are the necessary data?” If this is the question you are asking to your colleagues, every time there is a new request for a data centric corporate report, it is a clear sign that your organization does not have proper data repository. In such cases, everyone in your organization, including you, should be fully committed to have a solid data storage as source of truth prior to undertake any analytical projects. Because, extracting insights out of wrong dataset could be catastrophic for the decision makers in your organization. Despite your strong suggestions for proper data repository, if you still do not see a solution in sight, it is certainly time to leave.

4. Lack of Organisational Data Dictionary 

An organisation aimed to make data centric decisions must have a strong Data Dictionary describing their basic organisational elements clearly. In my case, you would expect “Student Count” should have been one of the elements that had a clear definition including all the possible variations. Unfortunately, that was not the case. You would get different answers depending on whom you were asking. It was not productive for thought-provoking data analysis. It indicates that the organisation has lot to catch up and requires to go back to the drawing board.

5. No Data Strategy

In today’s data centric world, a solid data strategy provides the basis for organisational decision making. A data strategy will help you focus on the right things in order for your data to have organizational impacts. In absence of one, an organization will fail to provide you a data management objective, a plan for project execution, vision to keep up with rapid technological developments and sense of achievements. As a result, your data analysis will never get it right and you will never be satisfied with your performance and neither will be your boss. A sure sign to move on.

6. You are forced to make wild assumptions

As analyst if you are consistently making wild assumptions about your deliverables and data, without any clarification process in place, it should raise an alarm immediately. For example, in the above mentioned job when I found asking questions for clarifications were seen as objectionable, I was pleasantly surprise. It was like shooting in the dark to find insights from data in order for the management to make organisational decisions. This awkward situation is bound to create dissatisfaction for everyone, including you, and surely a recipe for disastrous outcomes.

7. No notion of Data Visualisation

One of the most creative parts of data analysis life cycle is to be able to visualise the data to express various scenarios. If there is no notion of visualisation at your job, instead there are demands only for numbers in various forms, absolutely time to quit the job. Without visualisation, a data analysis job will only offer some trivial tasks without any creative challenges.

8. Disinterest in algorithms and statistics 

If you haven’t heard anyone at your job talking about any advanced algorithms and statistical models in relation to the analytical projects implemented in previous months, you can consider it as a sign of inexperience that prevails at your organisation. This is often one of the first signs that indicates your current job is not going to help you much to progress your data analysis career. It will not be able to provide you a challenge to keep you interested in the long run.

9. No action required attitude 

If you observe that your data analysis were hardly actioned upon, take that as a hint of indifference towards data centric decision making that exists in your current organisation. This situation will never bring you job satisfaction and will eventually turn you into a reactive person instead of being proactive analyst. If this has been taking place consistently with your important deliverables, it is time to browse a job posting site.

10. Poor Management

Poor management bound to introduce unnecessary overhead to your daily workload. For example, if you are expected to report hourly to your manager regarding your data analysis for each day of the year without failing, you are certainly under a wrong leadership team for a data analysis job. This indicates the team leads have no prior experience in delivering great analytical projects and confused between regular corporate reporting and advanced data analysis. Also, if you have a situation where even to make a small decision you are required to go through an extreme hierarchy among your team leads every time, you will be exhausted. It shows the organisation is not ready for a fast-paced data centric world of decision making.

Having made all the points, I must emphasise, one should always first try to bring positive changes themselves at work. As a data analyst you should address all the above issues and have possible solutions to the problems. However, if you are constantly feeling overwhelmed, if you are not growing, if you are not appreciated, if your suggestions are constantly ignored for next time and if nothing you do is ever enough, surely you should leave.

This article is not only to help one to make a sound judgment about their jobs but also to help organisations identify issues to improve on.

As a data analyst, if you are busy satisfying managers’ need instead of having significant organisational impacts through you data analysis, the world of analytics will move on fast leaving you behind. It is always about overcoming your fear of people pleasing and made your voice heard or leave for the better opportunity. After all, management illiteracy and inexperience of data science are the two most common reasons why most data analysis projects fail.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Play, Earn And Donate with Coin Collector - a free-to-play smartphone based game designed by D+

Coin Collector is a free-to-play smartphone based game for players to collect digital coins while walking in the neighbourhood. This game is played on google map as coins randomly start to appear on the screen around players’ real world surroundings. The more coins players can collect the richer they will get!
Coin Collector is designed by Daily Positive (D+), a not-for-profit media initiative from Australia to publish positive news on each country of the world.
Download the Android Version Here.

Game Rules

Players will play Coin Collector on Google Map, outside while physically walking in the neighbourhood. Three types of coins will be available for players to collect – Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each Bronze, Silver and Gold coin collected, players will earn .10 cents, .50 cents and 1 dollar respectively. Apart from the coins, as special reward, Pink Diamonds may appear which will be worth $50 each.
If the players can reach within 60 meters of any of the coins or diamonds, they can collect and earn all of those coins and diamonds by tapping the screen. A circle will be available as an indication of the 60-meter radius. The centre of the circle is the physical location the player.
Once a set of coins and diamonds is available to collect, the players will have 90 seconds to collect them all. If the players fail to collect the coins and diamonds within the given 90 seconds, the map will be reloaded with new sets of coins and diamonds.
In total the map will be reloaded 3 times with new sets of coins before the players move to the next round of the game. In total there will be 5 rounds before the game ends.
In order to be able to move to the next round, players will have to correctly answer a random Multiple Choice Questions. The questions will be based on the positive news published on Daily Positive (D+) in last few years and some general knowledge about the countries of the world.
Players will have three lifelines in total and for each wrong answer in between the rounds players will lose a lifeline.
Players’ physical location will be determined by GPS functionalities available on their smartphone. Thus, the accuracy of Coin Collector depends on the accuracy of players’ GPS system. Players will have to allow Coin Collector to access their physical location, if prompted at the start of the game.
In this current version, Coin Collector will give away coins and diamonds only for 20k or 20,000 times a day throughout the world. Thus, you need to hurry up and collect the coins and diamonds as soon as they start to appear in your neighbourhood. Beyond 20K, you will start to see an error message and you will have to try again next day.
In order to play Coin Collector, you will need a latest version of Android or iOS smartphone with Internet connection.
Enjoy, Play, Earn And Donate Today With Coin Collector!