Random Thoughts: Capitalism, Consumerism and social proof

Capitalism has fueled growth, we are more prosperous than before. Capitalism made most of us rich, prosperous. Industrialization resulted in mass production of food, medicines. We are not dying of hunger anymore or of disease like cholera, malaria (most part of the world). Anyone can work hard and build empire out of Ashes. Capitalism also… Continue reading Random Thoughts: Capitalism, Consumerism and social proof

Notes from Reading: Enchiridion by Epictetus

Epictetus was one of the famous stoic philosopher. He was born as a slave in current day Turkey. He spent most part of his life in Rome and then later moved to Greece. Enchiridion is modern day notes, so this essentially are contents of Epictetus notebook. These are some of my Kindle notes: Men are disturbed not… Continue reading Notes from Reading: Enchiridion by Epictetus

Notes from reading: Influence by by Robert Cialdini

Cialdini to me appears to be father of social psychology. The book is one of the best and hugely recommended to anyone who is in selling business. {Are we all not selling business these days? 🙂 }. This book was recommended to me by Anurag  I would strongly recommend each and everyone to read this… Continue reading Notes from reading: Influence by by Robert Cialdini

Notes from reading: Nudge by Richard H Thaler

Spent reading Nudge this week. It was recommended to me by Anurag First half of the book reminds me of content and research papers discussed by  Cialdini in his book Influence and  Kahneman in Thinking fast and slow Nudge is a conscious kick we an individual need in making decisions. It can be ads simple… Continue reading Notes from reading: Nudge by Richard H Thaler

Random Thoughts: On Religion

Right after birth, society mask comes to you in various forms : name race religion caste sub-caste middle class, upper class or poor I will focus on Religion on this post. I have friends who never miss going to Hanuman Temple on Tuesday for prayers, also some who visits mosque on Friday along with others… Continue reading Random Thoughts: On Religion