story

We write many stories throughout our life. Some we publish while most get buried with us. These stories are often our encounters with situations, people and adversity. It is on us as an author to decide what to do with these beautiful stories, carry to the grave like a treasurer, or become an author and […]

self help

Self-help books appear to be the hot sell. From Amazon’s listing to bookstores, they are stacked everywhere. Have we turned dumber or have become less confident than our elders? Why is the business of self-help getting so much air? I fell that fear of missing out and belonging to society has a lot to do […]

good calorie, bad calorie

Read good calorie, bad calorie last week. This book cites the effect of excessive processed carbohydrate intake in our diet. The author has gone way forward with the research papers, experiments attributing all major modern-day diseases to carbohydrate consumption. We have victimized fat to a great length. I keep hearing from friends about moderation, which […]

journey

I was with a few friends last evening, both running their startups. It was great listening to them. Added the list along with.  Things will screw up, get ready to be on the joyride. Live, for now, do not keep grudges. People change with time. Enjoy the moment while being on the journey. Find the […]

Connect

I have come to that stage of my life where I am least interested in making new connections. I feel like I am completely exhausted with my real-life friend’s list. I have a small list of friends and I am happy with them around me. I am finding everything else as a distraction. I am […]

Incentive

Product development should focus more on the incentives for their stakeholders. Don’t create a feature-rich product but take end-users requirements to its core. Most products have more than one personas, understanding it and working towards eliminating the pain would be a good start. People don’t buy a product because it’s sexy, but because they have […]

animal

I was going through Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics“. I am still half way though. There is a good lecture on the same by Adam Rosenfeld which I am also watching. Along with Stoics, looks like Aristotle is going to be the Philosopher I am going to spend good part of my life reading and learning from. […]

act

Some meetings turn out bad, meeting where the other person acts inappropriately because they could afford to do that. How hollow are we with this external layer over ourselves: power, position, designation? Do we not know that these are all temporary? Don’t be prideful with any excellence that is not your own. If a horse […]

default

I have spent the last two years with some reading and taking care of myself. I wish I could have done this much earlier.  One thing I have learned all this time is that our brain by default is a pessimist. Reading Philosophy made me realize the meaning of self-knowledge, observing my thoughts.  Since our […]