Minimalist..staying low yet dare to shoot for the sky

Minimalist I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan … [Read more...]

Are you wirelessly connected to reality?

Shakespeare famously said, “All the world is a stage”. How do we know if the external world we see and tangibly feel exists independently of us? Imagine you are walking down the pedestrian path and you see a series of cars driving past on the road. How could you verify that if you were not present … [Read more...]

Hiring a Gatekeeper vs. a Gatepusher

We have all been through countless job interviews in our lives when we are told after the interview that we are not suitable for the advertised role as we don’t have all the experience needed to perform the role. This is if you are lucky to have made it to an interview in the first place. I recently … [Read more...]

Warm hearts and cold faces

Imagine you are just back home from work at the end of a long day. You enter the safe, familiar, four-walled boundaries of your home. It’s time to have some dinner, spend time with your family or housemates, vent out some of your frustration about the trials of the day, and perhaps also have a bit … [Read more...]

Face-Off is On!

In yesterday's post Face-Off, Peeps!, I raised the question of why organised groups including organisations hold on to an artificial persona, when human beings in their social life tend to look for direct face-to-face communication, honesty, and openness. A recent article in Mckinsey Insights has … [Read more...]

Face-Off, Peeps!

It was an absolutely great experience to spend a whole day at TEDx Sydney 2014 held last weekend at the Sydney Opera House. Inspiring to see people from different walks of life and hear their stories directly face-to-face. How good would it be if television presented stories straight from the … [Read more...]

Matt Damon – Finding meaning beyond acting

There is tremendous potential of using a business centric approach to solve many of the world's current problems. In this interview with Matt Damon and Gary White, Mckinsey Insights presents a story on how micro loans are being used to solve scarce water problems. An article in Wall Street … [Read more...]

Unabbreviated LIFE

If life was not a word but an abbreviation, what would you expand it to be? I suggest, LIFE = Love Infinitely Fight Ego What would you suggest? … [Read more...]

Hey Kids, go clean up my mess, will ya?

Dad: My son, my daughter, I am afraid when you grow up after your expensive private school education and privileged neighbourhood lifestyle, you have to sweep and clean up all the mess we are now creating on this planet. Son: What mess are you creating, Dad? Dad: Well, all the things we use to … [Read more...]

Are we part or apart from nature?

(Photo by: Tat Biswas) I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress. – Ed Begley, Jr … [Read more...]