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Welcome to Between Calls, your weekly dose of hand-picked stories from the worlds of digital marketing, wellness & science. Blending commerce, consciousness & curiosity between calls brings you insights to make you think & think again.
In this week’s edition, we’re diving into prompt engineering, an emerging field which promises to make everyone more efficient. Then we’ll immerse ourselves in the ancient wisdom of yoga, discovering five foundational points that have guided practitioners for centuries. Finally we’ll step into the mesmerizing dance of crowds, where human behavior intertwines with the laws of physics, revealing patterns and rhythms that have long eluded understanding. So we have prompt engineering, the five points of yoga and crowd physics in today’s edition. Happy Reading !

Kabir says –

A prompt engineer, a yoga instructor, and a crowd physicist walk into a bar. The prompt engineer says, “I’m looking for the right input.” The yoga instructor takes a deep breath and replies, “Aren’t we all?” The crowd physicist chimes in, “Whatever it is, just ensure that it’s evenly dispersed.”


Prompt Engineering

Prompt engineering, at its core, is about optimizing the way we communicate with AI models, ensuring that the instructions or ‘prompts’ we provide lead to the most accurate and relevant outputs. As businesses increasingly rely on AI for decision-making, data analysis and customer interactions, the importance of effective prompting with these models becomes critical. It’s not just about feeding data into a system, it’s about asking the right questions in the right way to get the best output.

This article from McKinsey offers a comprehensive exploration of prompt engineering, from its foundational principles to its practical applications in various industries. Dive in and discover the art and science of prompt engineering and equip yourself with the knowledge to stay ahead in the AI game.


The Five Points of Yoga

Yoga is a vast subject which often seems too daunting for general audiences. However there are various experts who simplified this timeless wisdom into easy to grasp concepts. One such approach from Swami Vishnudevananda is called the ‘Five Points of Yoga’, a set of principles that serve as the foundation of this ancient practice. These aren’t just theoretical concepts, they are practical tools that have been guiding yoga practitioners for generations. The article breaks down each of the five points: Proper Exercise, Proper Breathing, Proper Relaxation, Proper Diet and Positive Thinking & Meditation.

As you explore the story you’ll discover the significance of each principle and their relevance in today’s fast-paced world. Whether you’re on a journey of self-discovery, seeking a balanced lifestyle or are simply curious about the intricacies of yoga, this piece is an insightful read.


The Physics of Crowds

Ever stood at a bustling intersection or in the midst of a concert crowd and wondered about the laws governing the movement around you? This isn’t just about people gathering, it’s about the unseen rhythms and patterns that emerge when we come together. This article is a blend of curiosity and science, diving deep into how principles from physics beautifully explain the dance of crowds.

From the harmonious sway at musical events to the orchestrated flow of urban commuters, they all have a tale to tell. And it’s not just about understanding, it’s about the real-world implications these insights hold. Think urban designs, event setups and even emergency protocols – all influenced by the ebb and flow of crowds. Dive in and see the world of crowds with a new lens where every gathering tells a story.


Ignite Ideas, One Prompt At A Time : Plug in this prompt to chat GPT and get a simplified explanation of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle !

Explain the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in a simple manner to anyone.

“Assuming the role of a seasoned physicist & educator, please provide a clear and straightforward explanation of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Begin by outlining the fundamental concept, then break it down step by step, ensuring each explanation is simple, relatable and devoid of jargon. Use analogies or everyday examples where possible to make the principle easily comprehensible to a general audience with no background in quantum mechanics. The objective is to convey the essence of the principle in a manner that anyone regardless of their scientific knowledge can grasp and appreciate.”


To do this week : Ever felt your day slipping away amidst chaos? Watch this 2 min video on “What is Time Blocking” which offers a transformative approach to streamline your tasks. Dive in and master the art of intentional scheduling!

Stay Informed, Stay Ahead !

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