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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 […]

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The ideal audience

There’s an audience for everyone. It’s just a matter of time before you find them or even better, they find you. Marketers are obsessed with audience personas and for a very solid reason — it helps them reach out the relevant people in an efficient manner. But even then, they may not experience the desirable […]

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Snatching opportunities in 2020 (and beyond) with informal credentials

In November 2011, I found this great post by Michael Ellsberg on Tim Ferriss’ site that lays out a plan of action to get what you want without formal credentials. I got excited as I didn’t have any back then. Despite the post was written close to 9 years ago, I find the strategy still […]

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The future of cars certainly looks promising

I dig cars! But not to the point of wasting hours at end watching car reviews. But I certainly take notice when something new hits the market and makes some noise. For Indians, it’s the Nexon EV from Tata Motors in 2020. Check out some of the reviews below: Honestly, I was blown away! And […]

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Learning to be more selfish

I think selfishness can be a virtue if thoughtfully applied to our lives. Check out this insightful video to get more clarity on this radical idea: I also did the suggested thought exercise, which requires us to expand on this prompt: If I dared to be more selfish, I would… It was an amazing experience […]