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14 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2018 span the human experience are explored (e.g., how do beginnings, midpoints and endings alter our actions and memories?). Time, the studies have discovered, shapes our produc- tivity, health and well-being in powerful but often invisible ways. From big data analyses of 500 million tweets, research has shown that we generally experience the day in three acts: a peak, a trough and a rebound. Most of us expe- rience the pattern in that order. But roughly one in five of us are night owls and tend to proceed in reverse order. The study illustrates the scientific measures of the effect of the time of day on human brain power, in turn the brain performance and productivity. Indeed, as life is finite, time is of the essence; productivity is a key to life. The New Year stands before us, like a chap- ter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. We are the authors of our destinies. Among the many and diverse New Year's resolutions, the most popular one, "lose weight," is statistically way up on the top. I found the most interest- ing and pragmatic ones included in the book were: save money, exercise, learn something new, get organized, spice up the mundane, develop a positive approach to life, terminate the tantrums, enrich vocabulary, be sincere about punctuality and commitments, live each day with zest, grow empathy, work towards a goal, own your mistakes, lend your successes, celebrate successes, and call you mom! As the goals are set, the true challenge is to keep these goals from falling into a wish list and to know how to stick to those goals and when. I hope that in this year to come, goals give us direction in whatever we do, be it on AI, 5G, mixed reality and quantum computing or the next chip design. My New Year greetings and best wishes to all: May the New Year see you in the best of health as the old saying goes, "Health is the best wealth that a person can have." For you who are recently affiliated with new ventures, I wish you an ever-growing and prof- itable business. For you who are associated with established enterprises, I wish you the accomplishment of personal and organizational goals. For you who are seeking new challenging opportunities, I wish the road may rise to meet you. For you who have family illness or discom- fort, I send you get-well thoughts and prayers. For you who have joyful family news, accept my congratulations and good wishes. For all who are broadening their horizons, I wish your vista remains ever-bright, wonderful and rewarding in 2018. SMT007 Dr. Hwang, an international busi- nesswoman, international speaker, and business and technology advisor, is a pioneer and long- standing contributor to SMT manufacturing since its inception as well as to the global lead-free electronics implemen- tation. Among her many awards/honors are induction into the International Hall of Fame-Women in Technology and National Academy of Engineering, an R&D-Stars-to- Watch and YWCA Achievement Award. Having held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corp., and others, she is CEO of H-Technologies Group and serves as Chairman of Assessment Board of DoD Army Research Laboratory, Commerce Department's Export Council, National Materials and Manufacturing Board, Board of DoD Army Science & Technology, Assessment Board of NIST, various national panels/committees, international leadership positions, and the board of Fortune-500 NYSE companies and civic and university boards. Author of 500+ publications and several books, and a speaker and author on trade, business, education, and social issues. Her formal education includes four academic degrees as well as Harvard Business School Executive Program and Columbia University Corporate Governance Program. Further info: Indeed, as life is finite, time is of the essence; productivity is a key to life.

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