How to Solve “The user name or password is incorrect” Error in Windows 8

Problem: when assessing Windows XP PC from Windows 8 PC, Windows 8 PC always receive an error message “The username or password is incorrect” even though the user name and password is correct and previously Windows 8 PC can access or connect to the Windows XP PC.

Solution: the date and time of Windows XP PC is incorrect, change them to the current date and time.

Managing Your Innovation Portfolio

Innovation Ambition Matrix

  • 3 levels
  • investment ratio: 70%, 20%, 10%

    • core, 70%: optimizing existing products for existing customers
    • adjacent, 20%: expanding from existing business into ‘new to the company’ business
    • transformational, 10%: developing breakthroughs and inventing things for markets that don’t yet exist


Source: HBR, May 2012, p.g. 69;

Five Components of Emotional Intelligence at Work

  1. Self-Awareness – ability to recognise and understand your moods, emotions, drives as well as their effects on others
  2. Self-Regulation – ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods; the propensity to think before acting
  3. Motivation – passion to work for reasons that go beyond money or status; a propensity to pursue goal with energy and persistence
  4. Empathy – ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people; skill in treating people according to their emotional reactions
  5. Social Skill – proficiency in managing relationships and building networks; ability to find common ground and build rapport


Source: Daniel Goleman, What Makes a Leader, Leadership Insights pg. 37