Richard Thaler is a Nobel laureate and author of the best selling book: Misbehaving. He is a popular figure in the area of behavioral economics. Last week when I was reading ‘Misbehaving’- the chapter on decision making caught my attention. It talks about how traditional ways of picking NFL players were resulting in losses. The… Continue reading Thaler, NFL and Decision making
I visited a grocery store last evening to pick some rice. The aisle had over 50 varieties with different properties and health benefits. To my surprise their in-house label had replaced my regular brand. On top of that, it was offered at a 50% discount as an introductory offer. I came back and ordered my… Continue reading Decision Paralysis
India’s unorganized sector also happens to be one of its biggest job providers. Our maids, uber drivers, sales girls and servers at restaurants – all of them constitute it. They are hard working, voiceless, vulnerable and key stakeholders to our economy. They are the invisible robots who drive us for early morning flights. They serve… Continue reading Other people
Whatsapp is synonymous to SMS for most smartphone users in India. It is an excellent service and has made us more connected. I am convinced that they will grow further with their payment feature launch. But personally, I find whatsapp to be distracting and eating up a lot of my time. I have not been… Continue reading No Whatsapp
Insecurity is a disease that humanity has been suffering since inception, history has it in detail. Homo Sapiens killed Neanderthals. Socrates was made to drink hemlock by Athenians. Nero burnt down his own kingdom. There are many more such stories and I will leave them for you to read. In this post I am talking… Continue reading At what cost?
I am writing this blog after a while. I should get over my laziness and start writing regularly. I have been giving away books to my friends over a last few years. Why am I distributing books these books? Am I crazy? Do I have an evil plan? Some of the books I have been… Continue reading Why am I giving away books?
The book summarizes journey of Little Prince, the interplanetary traveler: his adventure all along the journey. It included meeting inhabitants from other planets and understanding their priorities..” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote this book in french which later got translated to many other languages. It is just of 100 odd pages, one reason why i bought… Continue reading Book Notes: The Little Prince
Study well, Get a good job, Earn well, Settle. The society created paradox that we ought to follow People complain about their bosses or jobs but continue for money. Earning takes precedence over family, personal health and relationships. Loyalty goes to dustbin for 2X salary raise. Money is important to meet our ends. But craving… Continue reading On Money
I love Twitter. It is my gateway to the outside world. It feeds me with daily news, gossips, celebrations and mass outrage. Twitter connects me to the makers and those who have made it big in their domain. I have learnt a lot through them. In the pre-internet era, social engagement meant meeting over beer,… Continue reading O, Twitter!
I picked “How to be a stoic” out of curiosity. I had watched some lectures on this book earlier on YouTube and it acted as a hook. The author, Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College in New York City. I liked the author’s style of storytelling. His analysis on how stoic… Continue reading Book notes: how to be a stoic