The Coronavirus Cheatsheet

This handy mind map is doing rounds in WhatsApp groups. I found it pretty handy. They say it’s been updated regularly but I couldn’t find the links to this online. It’s super weird but I’ll be on a lookout for the same and update the link as soon as I can find it. For now, […]

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Sometimes shipping it is the best market research

It’s common knowledge that each one of us have a book in us. I saw some random online marketing dude claiming, “there’s at least one online course in each of us.” The only thing I could think of was, “boy, times have changed.” One of the most common advise I hear from both the best […]

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The “Ex” factor

It’s fascinating to see countless LinkedIn profiles literally screaming Ex-Citi, Ex-Google, Ex-Facebook, Ex-Tesla, and Ex-whatever. I’ve never been able to understand the key reason why people might think it’s appropriate to add these “exes” to their headings. Do we really think it enhances our personal brand compared to others considering all things being equal? On […]

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Do you have enough?

I’m not into poetry or anything that resembles like it. I love prose and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Nonetheless, there are times you bump into something that comes highly recommended. This poem below was one of them. It’s basically a dialog between Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, two of the finest writers […]

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The Honda Philosophy

The other day I shared the Seven Wastes from Toyota’s Lean Manufacturing Philosophy in addition to my fascination with the Japanese culture (and of course, cars too! Except Suzuki. But that’s because I drive one). Today, I’m excited to share Honda’s philosophy that highlights its fundamental beliefs, the company’s principles (mission statement), and its management […]

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Need to know v/s good to know

Regardless of the skill that you’re trying to master, you can’t skip the fundamentals. There’s no getting around to it. I believe the secret to attaining mastery is essentially and obsession to master the fundamentals. It’s the basics that become more nuanced to become “advanced” in the eyes of the practitioner. There’s a popular saying […]

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The Blind Men and an Elephant

Of all the parables, this one’s my favourite! A group of blind men heard that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the town, but none of them were aware of its shape and form. Out of curiosity, they said: “We must inspect and know it by touch, of which we are […]

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Combating distractions

One of my most recent experiments is to delay distractions, particularly while driving. I’m tempted to check WhatsApp messages and sometimes even emails during a medium to long commute. And each time I pick up my phone, I tell myself, “you can but after 10 minutes.” Guess what? I’m not even thinking about my phone […]

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Why I write

It helps me feel heard.It helps me clarify my thoughts.It helps me share my beliefs, musings, and assertions.It helps me fuel my fire.It helps me give you a glimpse of my thoughts.It helps me connect with you.It helps me understand you better.It helps me become a better communicator.It helps me build a relationship with you.It […]

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The best revenge still is to live well

What happens when you share a post or put up a “story” on the socials that’s meant for someone specific but ends up being read by many? (A natural consequence of posting anything on the socials.) Besides grabbing attention or getting conversation started with the rest of the world, I think you miss out on […]