Clunky

Meaning is solid, heavy, and old-fashioned or clumsy in style, form, or execution Synonyms are cranky and cumbersome Example:- Instead of a loud, clunky vacuum with a cord that gets tangled and limits its area of use, Dyson’s vacuums are sleek, almost all cordless, and long-lasting. Are you wondering why my post today sounds like… Continue reading Clunky

Expectation vs Reality

Life will be much simpler if you don’t have any expectations An old friend of mine That thought helped me during my youth. While you run a software company and your success is dependent on people there will be a certain level of expectation. Even when you clear your expectation at the beginning of the… Continue reading Expectation vs Reality

Right

I don’t know what’s with the Indian society that the status for being right is the most important thing as an individual. This right doesn’t mean moral right or ethical right. It means you are forbidden from making any mistakes for your entire life. You are giving exams for the rest of your life and… Continue reading Right

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In Practice

In my previous two posts, I shared an idea of being Average and the opportunity cost of not doing it. You can read those 2 here Being Average Rationale on Being Average Don’t read further if you haven’t read the above two articles. I want to document 5 actions that I can take to course-correct… Continue reading In Practice

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Rationale on being Average

Yesterday I wrote an article about Being Average. Now here is the rationale behind it. Normally when you reach a certain stage or have a breakthrough in the income you tend to chase perfection or social validation. We stop making more income and start adding more work to life. Take a minute and think about… Continue reading Rationale on being Average

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Being Average

The race to perfection has created a mirage for the rest of the world. It’s simple math whenever there is a race to the top using only a few materialistic indicators like status, money, fame, glory, Top 10 etc there are 8 billion world population to compete with. So there will be more than 99.999999999999% of… Continue reading Being Average

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Anticipation

One of the skills I often see people not using based on their past experience and judgement is anticipation. In more directly language is guessing. The explanation given to me is you cannot predict the future. I agree no one can predict the future but everyone can do a fair assessment of the outcome. We… Continue reading Anticipation

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the analysis of available facts,  evidence,  observations, and arguments to form a judgment. Wikipedia The earliest records of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato. These included a part in Plato’s early dialogues, where Socrates engages with one or more interlocutors on the issue of ethics such as the question of whether it… Continue reading Critical Thinking

Slow Work

I am a fan of slow work. Let me explain what does it mean to me. It’s primarily thinking and creative work. It can be developing a marketing strategy, an idea to deliver a talk, creating a case study, research & insight work, writing a book, designing software, preparing for the sales pitch, coming up… Continue reading Slow Work