Kent Salado tears MCL, out for remainder of Aspirants’ Cup

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The Cagayan de Oro native suffered a partial MCL tear on the same knee late in the Chiefs’ campaign last NCAA Season 93.Salado, though, is hopeful that he’ll be ready for Arellano’s campaign this upcoming NCAA Season 94.“I will rest and heal up because I want to play in the NCAA,” said Salado, who averaged 19.1 points, 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals for Arellano this past NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESAfter playing just one game, Kent Salado will miss the remainder of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as he re-injured his MCL on his right knee.Officials from Go for Gold confirmed the news on Tuesday as the 22-year-old will leave a huge hole in the Scratchers’ campaign this first conference of the developmental league.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Cousins’ 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists lift Pelicans over Bulls OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The speedy playmaker went for a layup at the 2:48 mark of the third quarter but could not get the proper lift as he fell hard to the ground and struggled to get up.“(Salado) said that he heard something pop. We’re very worried,” relayed Scratchers coach Charles Tiu after Go for Gold scored the 75-68 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare on Monday at Pasig City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHis injury leaves the bulk of the heavy lifting to J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, and ex-pro Jerwin Gaco.Salado finished with nine markers, five boards, four assists, and three steals in his only game for Go for Gold. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Australasian airlines form new industry lobby group

first_imgJetstar and Virgin are allowing Bali passengers to book to alternative destinations. Photo: Steve Creedy AIRLINES in Australia and New Zealand are following the lead of their counterparts in the US and Europe to form a new trans-Tasman industry lobby group.Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will be chaired by former Australian Competition and  Consumer Commission boss Graeme Samuel and will be governed by a board made up of representatives from member airlines.It will pursue reform on public policy issues that affect aviation and the economy such as airports, taxation and fees as well as access to efficient infrastructure and broader regulatory reform.The new group will be funded by Australasia’s four biggest airline groups and members are Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia.The move follows the success of similar groups such as Airlines for America (A4A) and will give the industry a voice in politically sensitive areas in which individual airlines are sometimes reluctant to speak.It will also give the airlines a lobby group equivalent to other travel-related industries such as tourism and airports.And its seems airports will be high on the new group’s agenda, with Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon, Qantas boss Alan Joyce, Virgin chief John Borghetti and Rex executive chairman Lim Kim Hai all singling out the facilities in provided comments. “Australia and New Zealand must compete for visitors on the world stage against many other attractive destinations,’’ Luxon said.“To be competitive we must continue to improve cost and quality in all parts of the travel experience but we are constrained by a legacy of under-investment and over recovery at key airports. A4ANZ will add its voice to that ambition”.Joyce noted that airport fees and charges continue to increase while airlines were offering fares at levels significantly cheaper than they were over a decade ago. “A4ANZ’s goal is to achieve regulatory reform that will promote a competitive and sustainable airline industry in the interests of Australian and New Zealand travellers,” he said.Virgin’s John Borghetti said: “Aviation is one of the greatest enablers of tourism, trade and economic growth in our region, so it’s absolutely critical that airports operate efficiently and that investment in infrastructure benefits travellers.”Rex executive chairman Lim Kim Hai said A4ANZ was critical for regional communities as major airports were “all too ready to sacrifice critical regional interests”. “Rex looks forward to working with Professor Samuel and the Board to ensure the sustainability of all stakeholders big or small in the aviation industry,” he said.Australia’s competition watchdog said earlier this week that the nation’s four biggest airports had increased the amount they charge airlines to handle passengers by a collective $A1.57 billion over the past decade.An annual report by the Australian Competition and  Consumer Commission found that profit margins ranged from 46.7 per cent at Sydney Airport to 33.5 per cent in Perth. Brisbane came in at 44.9 percent and Melbourne at 38.2 per cent.The report found airports were recovering substantially more aeronautical revenue per passenger than a decade ago as they moved to offset increased costs per passenger and grow profit margins. “The ACCC estimates that over the past decade, these airports have collected $A1.57 billion more in revenue from airlines than they would otherwise have collected if average prices were held constant in real terms,”  ACCC chairman Rod Sims said. “Despite these much higher revenues per passenger, ratings of service quality are not materially different from those seen a decade ago.”last_img read more

Africa’s longest suspension bridge

first_imgThe Maputo-Catembe Bridge project, set to be completed at the end of 2017, will replace the current ferry system and various fragmented road systems.Construction of the bridge began in 2014. It is a joint construction and management project between the Mozambique and Chinese governments. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa ReporterMaputo Bay is an inlet of the Indian Ocean on the Mozambique coast, with the capital Maputo on one side and the town of Catembe on the opposite side. The bay is over 90 kilometres long and 32 kilometres wide.The Maputo-Catembe Bridge project, set to be completed at the end of 2017, will replace the current ferry system and various fragmented road systems that transport goods and tourists from South Africa and Swaziland into Mozambique.Currently, for tourists, driving is the best way to see Mozambique. But routes into the country are long and arduous, with much of the road system accessible only by 4×4 vehicles. If you do not take the ferry, trips from South Africa to the capital can take up to nine hours to complete.The 3km-long Maputo-Catembe Bridge – Africa’s longest suspension bridge – will cut the driving time down to four hours. With a width of 680 metres, it will be able to carry high volumes of traffic comfortably in both directions.Construction of the bridge began in 2014. It is a joint construction and management project between the Mozambique and Chinese governments. On completion, it is expected to become a significant gateway between South Africa and the rest of the Southern African Development Community. According tourism and business stakeholders, this will bring a major boost in trade and tourism.Completion of the bridge would open up the region for tourism, claimed Natalie Tenzer-Silva, director at Dana Tours, in a recent Tourism Update interview. The region around the bridge, she said, “is spectacular and tourists will finally be able to combine . magnificent sites within easy reach of each other”.Tenzer-Silva anticipated a surge in the self-drive market, and not just for the usual off-road enthusiasts who had made the destination popular. The distance from Ponta do Ouro, on the border with South Africa, to Maputo is almost 120 kilometres long and usually takes three hours or more to complete. But Tenzer-Silva said the bridge would allow visitors to reduce that time by a third.Maputo- Catembe bridge in Mozambique scheduled for completion in December 2017— Further Africa (@FurtherAfrica) December 1, 2015The only direct access to Maputo by vehicle from South Africa is via the border post of Kosi Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal, according to Traveller24. The southern Golela border post via Swaziland is an option; there are longer, more demanding routes through the Komatipoort, Lebombo, and Giriyondo border posts in the north to other parts of Mozambique. The bridge will offer one direct route, on suitable roads, linking Kosi Bay and Swaziland to Maputo and the rest of Mozambique.The bridge and linking roads will have a great impact on tourism, says Ndabo Khoza, chief executive of KZN Tourism. Hundreds of thousands of people travel between the two countries through border gates every month, often taking up to 12 hours to navigate the 90 kilometres to Maputo on often hazardous and unmaintained roads. The bridge will change everything about the journey.“This is truly one of the tangible legacy projects of the East3Route,” says Khoza. “It will make it possible for one to have breakfast in Durban, lunch in Mbabane (Swaziland) and dinner in Maputo.”Maputo- Catembe bridge close to 40 nears completion— Gregory Cabrol (@galclearing) October 20, 2015The bridge is considered to be the most important public works project in Mozambique since the country’s independence from Portugal in 1975. It is one phase in the three-phase 209km Maputo-Ponta do Ouro road project; the 35km Maputo- Catembe section around the bridge is the first phase to be completed.It will create 1 500 jobs for Mozambicans over the next two years, says Basilio Nzunga, a civil and structural engineer with the project.The second phase will be to revamp and repair the 109 kilometre road that connects Catembe and Bela Vista to the South African border. The third section – the Bela Vista-Boane road – will connect the Boane farming and industry district to wider markets.The full project, estimated to cost more than $700-million (R11.2-billion), will include revamping the border posts between South Africa and Mozambique.Source: AFKInsiderWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Choosing an Efficient Refrigerator

first_imgComparing the cost of an efficient refrigerator to the cost of PVI’ve been measuring its energy consumption and after about six weeks it looks like we’re headed for an annual energy usage of 260 kWh, unless it goes way up in the summer.I gave the Maytag away. (I learned to my chagrin that all three of my work colleagues who immediately responded to my offer were intending to use this as a second, in-the-basement fridge.) The GE seems quieter than the Maytag, which we appreciate.One test I use to evaluate whether something is a reasonable energy investment is to look at kWh saved and compare that with the cost of solar electric capacity to generate the equivalent amount of energy. In my opinion, this is reasonable, as long as the investments being compared have similar service life. I thought that a fridge mightn’t last as long as a solar electric system, so this wasn’t an optimal comparison. Anyway, here on Martha’s Vineyard we see that one watt of PV will make about 1.3 kWh/year, and has a marginal cost before subsidies of perhaps $4 – $5. If the GE fridge saves 400 kWh/year, that’s the output of about 300 W of PV costing $1,350 (assuming a cost of $4.50/watt for PV). So the fridge looks good. * The most efficient refrigerators are actually still Sunfrost, but the margin is getting smaller, and the PVs cost less per kWh saved, and plus they are a pain to actually use because they are cube shaped so you need orangutan arms to reach half the stuff. I checked the Energy Star ratings and learned that the most efficient refrigerators were 16.5-cubic-foot models made by GE*, and that they didn’t make them anymore. This despite the fact that these units were well reviewed by owners.Moving up to an 18.1-cubic-foot unit added 11 kWh/year, so after a few days of trying to find the last 16.5-cubic-foot model left, I capitulated to being an American and found that the 18.1-cubic-foot one I wanted was also discontinued in favor of a newer version that used more energy. Duh. (Are you sensing a trend here?)I found the one I wanted, on sale as it happened, being discontinued and all, and bought it. It cost $517 shipped to Martha’s Vineyard (land of “No Free Shipping” Zip codes). It does not have an icemaker. It is rated at 335 kWh/year. The old refrigerator uses too much electricityAnyway, being a complusive measurer, I plugged the Maytag into a kWh meter and measured its usage during March. This is a time of year where the house is perhaps slightly cooler than average. The annualized energy usage was 655 kWh. I knew I could do better, and maybe find a quieter refrigerator also. RELATED ARTICLES Choosing an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator BLOGS BY MARC ROSENBAUM Living With Point-Source HeatInstalling a Ductless Minisplit SystemAn Induction Cooktop for Our KitchenGetting into Hot Water — Part 1Getting into Hot Water — Part 2Getting into Hot Water — Part 3Getting into Hot Water — Part 4Basement Insulation — Part 1Basement Insulation — Part 2 When we moved into our house, it had the original Maytag 18.5-cubic-foot refrigerator that was installed in 2000. It had one feature I had never lived with before: an icemaker.It took me some time to realize that the weird sounds I occasionally heard coming from the fridge was it cranking out the cubes. We don’t use much ice, and being middle-aged actually learned in our youth how to fill ice cube trays (similar to being able to count, and tell time by the big hand and the little hand, and other lost arts), so eventually I turned that feature off.Researchers at NIST recently reported that they tested four new refrigerators and the icemakers added 12 to 20 percent to the rated energy consumption. The not-so-cool discovery was that 75% of this energy comes from heating the molds to release the ice. Duh.Oh, and the ratings you see on the big yellow sticker don’t include the energy used by the icemaker, apparently because someone decided it would be too hard to measure. Double duh. Marc Rosenbaum is director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He writes a blog called Thriving on Low Carbon.last_img read more

How To Direct Like Steven Spielberg

first_imgPick up some directing tips from Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, in these fascinating film commentaries.If you want to learn more about the craft of filmmaking and directing you can do little worse than to learn from the best. In a previous post I highlighted some excellent resources (like the video essay above) on director Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking style and instincts.Following up on that post, check out documentary (Filmumentary?) filmmaker and Spielberg super-fan, Jamie Benning, who has meticulously crafted these feature length fan-documentary-commentary-films for both Jaws and Raiders of The Lost Ark – two of Spielberg’s most popular and entertaining films. Watching these is both a lesson in how to craft a superior film commentary (if you ever get to record one yourself – take note!) but also a fantastic lesson in the directorial style and instincts of Spielberg himself.Filmmaking is team sport and it’s these kind of windows into the behind the scenes insights that reveal just how and when a director stamps his imprint on a film. Highly entertaining and informative viewing!Inside Jaws: A Filmuentary by Jamie BenningRaiding The Lost Ark: A Filmumentary by Jamie BenningIf you like Jamie’s work then you can check out the other filmumentary currently available – Star Wars Begins: The Complete Filmumentary on his site. If you really enjoy the films, consider donating to the charity Ambitious About Autism, to whom Jamie is generously giving any income to.last_img read more

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: police drop murder charge

first_imgThe Jharkhand Police have reportedly watered down the charges against those accused of lynching Tabrez Ansari in Seraikela-Kharsawan district about four months ago.Eleven persons, against whom charge sheets have been filed for beating Tabrez, a 24-year-old man, to death, will be facing trial under Section 304 of IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder, instead of murder charges under Section 302.In April this year, Tabrez, who was working as a welder in Pune, had returned to his village Kadamdia, 15 km from the district headquarters town of Seraikela, for his marriage. On April 27, his marriage was solemnised with Sahista Pervez, 19. The couple would have returned to Pune in a few days.But on June 17 night, a few people of Dhatkidih village, a few kilometres from his house, caught hold of him and branded him a thief. He was beaten up by a mob through the night and forced to chant ‘Jai Hanuman and Jai Sriram’. On June 22, he succumbed to injuries. It was alleged that Tabrez was not given proper medical attention in time.When contacted, Seraikela-Kharsawan Superintendent of Police Karthik S. said, “this is not a matter of dilution of the case. Section 304 of IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder, has life imprisonment provision and 302 of IPC is capital punishment. There is a very thin line existing between the two sections.”“Since the medical report did not confirm the cause of death properly, the provision under Section 304 of IPC was applied. Tabrez didn’t die of injury. He died of cardiac arrest due to stress,” said Mr. Karthik.The district police chief further said, “We had gone for the second opinion from forensic experts. According to them, the death was due to combined effect of heart attack and injury. Moreover, the victim did not die on the spot, but after a few days of the attack. That is why we thought it proper to seek punishment under Section 304 of IPC after getting it vetted by legal experts.”When asked about earlier reports of Tabrez developing brain haemorrhage in the mob attack, he said the first post-mortem report did mention about ‘light’ haemorrhage.“However, the brain haemorrhage was so minimal that it could not be written. Even in the second opinion, they also talked about brain haemorrhage. It was mentioned that the fracture in the head and other injury had led to heart attack. If 302 IPC was applied, one had to establish the premeditated actions. So we deemed Section 304 to be proper,” Mr. Karthik contended.The charge sheet in the case was filed a month ago. After getting to know that there was no mention of murder charge, family members, including the wife of the deceased, had met the district police chief and demanded that the accused face grave charges.Eleven persons have so far been chargesheeted in the case and investigation was pending against two more as they were apprehended later. The photo and voice analysis of the two are yet to be done.last_img read more

World Cup T20: Virender Sehwag must play in India match against Pakistan, says Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgTeam India must bring back match-winner Virender Sehwag for the must-win game against Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday, but the swashbuckling batsman would be under pressure, if he is included in the XI after being axed for the tie versus Australia, says former Pakistan tearaway Shoaib Akhtar.Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose to drop Sehwag for India’s first World T20 Super Eights game, against Australia on Friday, and the team got walloped by nine wickets, thus making the game against Pakistan a do-or-die battle. Although India have another game to go against South Africa, a win against Pakistan is a must to progress in the tournament.”If I were India captain I would bring back Sehwag. He creates pressure on the opposition. If he hits out Dhoni (too) will benefit (and not just Sehwag). But the pressure will be on Sehwag and not on Dhoni,” Shoaib told Mail Today in an exclusive interview. Shoaib Akhtar at the India Today Mediaplex where he will be an expert on the TV Today Network during the T20 World Cup.Dhoni dropped Sehwag against Australia, and instead picked a third spinner, leggie Piyush Chawla, but surprisingly gave him only one over, in which he conceded 14 runs.Sehwag has played just one Twenty20 International against Pakistan and scored five runs.The ‘Rawalpindi Express’, as Shoaib is often called, felt that Dhoni should have picked Sehwag against Australia. “If he had played him, he would have known whether to persist with him for the match against Pakistan,” he opined.However, the Pakistani advised Dhoni to not to pay “attention to the ongoing issues” and concentrate on the upcoming match. “He is Dhoni and he should remain Dhoni. He is a ‘diler’ (brave) and he should remain just that. When a ‘diler’ takes a wrong decision, even that, at times, turns out to be a right one, eventually,” he said.Shoaib, 37, said that winning the toss could be decisive, but it would not be the be-all-and-end-all in the crucial game. While lauding Pakistan for playing fearless cricket so far in Sri Lanka, Shoaib said that if captain Mohammad Hafeez’s team chases the target, it should not panic or play reckless shots.”Pakistan should chase maturity and sensibly. They should not panic. That’s a problem with them; they, at times, play irresponsible shots. They should play natural cricket,” he emphasised. “We don’t know any other way to play cricket; we have been taught to play the game that way since beginning. And this Twenty20 format suits Pakistan cricketers.”The former Pakistani speedster particularly want hard-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi to succeed against India. “I want him to perform and he should first stay at the wicket and then hit out in the crunch game,” he said.Shoaib, who has shifted his base back to his home city Rawalpindi from Lahore, said that Pakistan should play the same XI that held its nerves to edge past South Africa by two wickets with two balls remaining at the same venue where they will clash with India, R Premadasa Stadium.The Pakistani advised the two captains to enjoy the game in front of a ‘neutral’ ground. “Both captains don’t need to worry. They might as well enjoy the pressure of the game,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Vinay Kumar demolishes Mumbai lineup with his second hat-trick

first_imgKarnataka captain Vinay Kumar ripped apart the famed Mumbai batting lineup and picked up his second hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy tournament on Thursday.The ongoing quarter-final between Mumbai and Karnataka at Nagpur saw the right-arm seamer dismiss Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista and Akash Parkar off consecutive deliveries as the former champions were reduced to 7 for 3 in third over.Kumar got Shaw out first with the final ball of his first over and then sent back Bista and Parkar with the first two balls of his second over.What a champion @Vinay_Kumar_R A guy with lots of passion.. believer, hardworking.. congratulations on your 100th game and on ur hattrick as well today .. well done brother ?????? Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 7, 2017This is Kumar’s second hat-trick in Ranji Trophy with his first coming way back in the 2007-08 season against Maharashtra at Ratnagiri. He is only the fourth bowler to take multiple hat-tricks in Ranji history and second for Karnataka after Anil Kumble.This is only the third time a hat-trick has been taken against Mumbai with Kumar being only the sixth bowler to get three wickets off successive balls in the knockouts. He is the first captain to achieve the feat. It was the 10th time a Karnataka bowler has taken a hat-trick in the tournament.Earlier, Mumbai had drubbed Tripura at the Wankhede Stadium in what was a must-win game for the 41-times Ranji Trophy champions to gather some timely momentum after a sluggish earlier phase.advertisementMumbai, who ended second in Group C, are missing the services of injured pacer Shardul Thakur, apart from Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer who are on national duty. Shubam Ranjane has been added to the squad after missing the earlier part due to injury.Karnataka, on the other hand, had topped Group A, winning four of the six matches. Apart from Agarwal, Karnataka also boasts of performing batsmen like opener R Samarth and Nair, who all need to score big. Karnataka will also miss key batsman Manish Pandey, included in India’s ODI squad against Sri Lanka.last_img read more

What is the Influence Line A Stanford GSB alum explains

first_img RelatedStanford GSB’s Future Leaders Program Demystifies MBA ExperienceStanford’s Graduate School of Business recently discussed its Future Leaders Program, which gives rising undergraduate juniors from underdeveloped communities and diverse majors a peek at its MBA. The Future Leaders Program was designed to “increase the breadth of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the business school” by exposing students to the Stanford…February 2, 2017In “Featured Region”London Business School on Gaining and Using PowerPower shapes every interaction. Powerful people get their way often, we’re generally nicer to them, and we listen to them. So how do you get power and use it? Power is a zero-sum game and complicated to discuss. However, for London Business School Associate Professor Ena Inesi, that’s what makes it so…March 5, 2019In “Featured Home”Becoming a Clear Admit: New Book Demystifies MBA Admissions for Applicants Targeting Top Schools Don’t miss this week’s launch of a new book for applicants targeting top business schools. Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions, written by our own Alex Brown, is a must-read for both traditional and “non-traditional” applicants to leading MBA programs. Brown brings nearly 24 years of…August 6, 2016In “Featured Home” regions: San Francisco Stanford Graduate School of Business alum Maria Lambert, MBA ’12, recently discussed the foundational idea of an “Influence Line“—an exercise in which one judge’s themselves against their peers, finding out who among themselves are the most influential compared to the others. It’s an uncomfortable process, but one, Lambert believes, can break huge barriers in producing positive feedback.In a recent Quartz Work article, Lambert explains that the process of privately ranking peers is something we do constantly—subconsciously or not—but to make that list public requires that we reveal our “true beliefs and own our choices.” As she explains in the article, “to fully know ourselves, we need to know how we’re perceived. And that requires a rare type of honest, in-the-moment feedback that … the Influence Line is designed to elicit.”The Influence Line exercise also elicits a great deal of internal conflict, as Lambert notes, but it doesn’t end with rankings, which is simply “the catalyst for eliciting unspoken feedback and emotions.” At Stanford, Lambert explained that her group “spent the next several sessions honestly discussing what came up for us during the exercise,” which revealed how much Lambert had left unsaid. As brutal as the exercise can be, its efficacy has been proven. Lambert devised a “gentler” version of the Influence Line thought experiment for leaders:Select 5 to 12 people from your organization or network.Rank everyone—including you—from ascending to descending influence and explain each ranking.Reflect. What themes emerge?Identify unspoken feedbackEvaluate yourself. Which assumptions support your perceived level of influence?Lambert offers a few concluding words: “Sharing feedback is not easy; asking for feedback is usually harder. Yet, our growth as leaders comes from uncovering our blind spots, and then with kindness helping others to do the same. Learning comes from stepping out of our comfort zones.” About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer center_img What is the Influence Line? A Stanford GSB alum explains. Last Updated Dec 13, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more