The Promise Of Protection – Truths From Psalm 91 (20 July 2014) by Pastor Joseph Prince (Sermon Summary Infographic)

The Promise Of Protection – Truths From Psalm 91 (20 July 2014) by Pastor Joseph Prince (Sermon Summary Infographic)

This sermon preached on 20 July 2014 by Pastor Joseph Prince was powerful and it spoke to me deeply. As I listened to the CD, I thought of what would be a practical way to recall the sermon in the future. My first thought was to write sermon notes but brother Terence Yeo (in the past) and now GraceUnited.Sg summarise sermons in text format quickly in great detail. So I decided that it would be best to come up with a visual summary for a quick overview. This is my first attempt so please be kind. I’ll also include text notes and do use the links below to jump to sections that interest you the most: Summary in PDF or PNG Read full text of summary Sermon CD Giveaway Download Full Sermon Summary PDF Version Image Version Sermon Summary: The Promise Of Protection – Truths From Psalm 91 (20 July 2014) The sermon started off with Pastor Prince personally thanking a group of DARE youth for their practical evangelism and a prayer of comfort for the family members and loved ones of MH17 victims. Then he led the congregation to read Psalm 91 with one voice and one heart. Thanks to DARE Youth for Practical Evangelism Love: A group of DARE youth approached an old lady selling tissues with love and offered to buy her a meal. Help: They bought her dinner and then went back to her house the next day went to clean it. Shared Jesus: They led her to Christ and partook Holy Communion with her.   Prayer for Family Members of MH17 Victims Father God,...
Adam Ginsberg in Singapore: A Review

Adam Ginsberg in Singapore: A Review

For 3 days straight (25-27 July 2014), my wife attended Adam Ginsberg’s seminar in Marina Bay Sands and I joined her on Saturday and Sunday as her guest. Here are my thoughts on Adam Ginsberg‘s eBay and Amazon seminar in Singapore: Main Teaching: Arbitrage Selling Adam stressed a lot on the research aspects of finding a good deal using some tools he has created like Auction Optimizer and Spy Rivals and then use his other tools like Template Optimizer to perfect your listings on eBay or IMM to develop an ecommerce website with data populated from Amazon. That’s his seminar in a nutshell. The basic steps are as follows: Find a product that is selling well. Check out its current prices in Amazon and eBay or other sites like Best Buy, Target, Walmart etc… Put it up for sale on eBay or other sites whichever is appropriate. Once the customer buys on eBay or other sites then go to Amazon (or wherever it is cheapest) and buy it. Then ship it to your customer. Keep the difference. Rinse and repeat to make more money. Demos Of The Tools Adam also did a fairly detailed but quick demos of the tools he has developed over the years: Template Optimizer: Creates templates for your items on eBay and the argument was that there will be more sales and conversions if your eBay listing stands out. Auction Optimizer: Optimises your eBay auction listing by telling you the best day and time to list, which keywords to use and the approximate selling price. Spy Rivals: An Amazon.com research tool. IMM: Either Internet Money...
Chapter 1: Weapons Of Influence (from Influence by Robert Cialdini)

Chapter 1: Weapons Of Influence (from Influence by Robert Cialdini)

I have started to reread Influence by Robert Cialdini, a seminal classic on the science of persuasion. These notes from Chapter 1: Weapons Of Influence are just for my recap and understanding. What can ethology teach us? Ethology – the study of animals in their natural habitat – has identified that many animals have “fixed-action patterns” usually activated by a simple trigger. For example, the maternal instincts of turkeys are activated primarily due to the “cheep-cheep” sound made by the young ones. Before we smirk at animal behaviour, remember we also have simple triggers that unleash a sequence of actions or a ritual. So what are our triggers? Two important things about “fixed-action patterns”: It works very well for animals most of the time. Humans have these patterns and usually it works in our favour but there are manipulators on the prowl that may misuse these patterns against us to get their way. “Because” Is A Powerful Word Ellen Langer from Harvard conducted an experiment to test a well-known human behaviour which states that we will be more successful in obtaining favours from people if we provide a reason. Scenario: Asking people for a favour to cut queue in a line of people waiting to use the copy machine in a library. Request 1: Excuse me, I have five pages. May I use the Xerox machine because I’m in a rush? (94% let her skip ahead of them) Request 2: Excuse me, I have five pages. May I use the Xerox machine? (60% let her skip ahead of them) Request 3: Excuse me, I have five pages. May I...
Watch World Cup 2014 in Singapore via Live Streaming

Watch World Cup 2014 in Singapore via Live Streaming

I recently shared on Facebook that I’ve been watching World Cup matches online via live streaming. A lot of friends asked how and so here’s a quick guide to watch the matches online for free even if you are outside of the US (like Singapore, for instance).   1. Download and Install A VPN (Virtual Private Network) There are a number of free and paid VPNs but I personally like and use CyberGhost which is affordable and reliable with great service. It costs about US$5.90 per month (payable on an annual basis). After the payment is done, a download link with username/password is sent. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions to install.   2. Log on to a server in the US Start CyberGhost and you’ll see a screen as shown below. Change the “Simulated Country” to USA and choose an appropriate IP address (highlighted in red) Click the “Connect” button (highlighted in blue)   3. Log on to Univision Deportes Go to http://deportesenvivo.univision.com/, choose the match of your choice and watch.   4. Hook your computer or mobile device to the TV (optional) Optionally, use HDMI or Chromecast to hook your computer or mobile device to your TV for a big screen experience. Enjoy! PS: The commentary is in Spanish but the language of football is universal. I think you’ll love the Spanish commentators especially when they scream “goooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll”   Warning!!! Beware of dodgy sites claiming to stream World Cup matches. Here’s an article on Washington Times on why you should avoid shady World Cup streaming...