Crying

Crying is not limited to humans. Even animals cry. Crying is not limited to the flow of water coming through our eyes. There are scenarios, situations in our life where we have got a limited choice. The situations which need us to take action on short notice. * An accident on a highway with no […]

c-state versus f-state

In his book “driven to distraction at work”, the author talks about c-state versus f-state. C-state Cool Calm Collected Careful Curious Courteous Caring Consistent Concentrated F-state Fearful Fatigued Feeble Frantic Forgetful Feckless Flakey Fucked up He gives his advice to achieve C-state, acquiring f-state is natural behaviour of ours. 1. Having healthy snacks. 2. A […]

Nope

Nobody likes No for a request. Ego fuels anger and animosity. The ones who enjoy an upper hand will eventually force the minuscule fellow to do as directed. Why can’t we take no? Why can’t we be rational and listen to the other side of the story? Why do we have to burn ourselves and […]

Respect

People forget these days that authority does not guarantee respect. It requires empathy and degree of commitment. If you are kind, impartial and treat everyone without any bias people will respect you. If you are in the sales role, you would be facing this daily. Every purchaser expects you to listen to them. They would […]

Success factors

I was reading Charlie Munger: complete investor and liked this section where the author talks about Berkshire Hathaway success factors. These are some of them: 1. Patient 2. Discipline 3. Clam but courageous and decisive 4. Honesty 5. Confidence and non-ideological 6. Long-term oriented 7. Passionate 8. Studious 9. Sound temperament 10. Frugal 11. Risk-averse […]

Signal

It is so easy for successful people to give all sorts of advice. Not that because they may listen to them. Actors, environmentalists, social reformers will cite hazards of firecrackers. They will burn it all during their wedding. A celebrity will talk about empathy on an idiot box, fans will cheer and celebrate. A few […]