I have always liked Van Gogh, the way he captured nature and human expressions. I hope someday I will get to visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. While reading: Van Gogh letters to Theo (his brother), I got to know more about him. He died (killed himself by cutting his ear), remaining poor. He […]
Some tactics for creating and maintaining a cult. Create your own social reality: in simple terms create an echo chamber, limit external sources for news and information. Most modern-day ashrams across India follow these. Create a granfalloon: make members believe they are part of something bigger, use god or some cause as bait. Create commitment […]
Was reading “The Haywire Heart”, liked sharing section where author talks about “over exercise”.
Liked this part from the book: “Courage to be disliked” where philosopher explains the kid about recognition.
Was reading “The Haywire Heart”, liked sharing section on caffeine intake and how it affects heart.
Reading age of propaganda has been an eye-opener, thanks to Akshat Sir for the recommendation. These are the 15 action item I picked from the book as mentioned by the author to avoid falling into propaganda by marketers, politicians and other non-profits. Know the ways of persuasion and realize that you may be the victim […]
I read “Trillion Dollar Coach”, a book on Silicon Valley’s most loved and successful coach. The list includes Steve Jobs, Sundar Pichai, Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt to list a few. Bill also served as CEO at Intuit and worked with John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins. He also served on boards of many companies including Apple. […]
We are living in the era of round the clock sale. Most things are advertised to be sold at a discounted price. Even in these situations, many things could go wrong. Some common warning sign of a bad deal: The deal is only good for “today” The seller offers “free gifts” in return for “minimum […]
Hallmarks of democracy include the following: Communication is decentralized, with multiple sources of information. Authority and power are constrained by a system of checks and balances. Agendas and goals are established through discussion, not by leader Fiat. There is a reciprocity of influence between leaders and citizens, as opposed to unidirectional influence from elites. Group […]
Still halfway through reading: the courage to be disliked, the author talks about the superiority complex. Like the inferiority complex, the superiority complex comes to someone for his/her urge to cease power and respect. One cannot get over the Superiority complex unless he/she stops craving for things in his/her way. With our cravings and urge […]