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Weekend Story- The Old Man And The Faulty Engine

Weekend Story

There was once an engine failure on a giant ship. Many experts tried to fix the ship’s engine, but none could. Finally, after all efforts of the experts failed, the owners of the ship decided to bring in an old Read more…


Make Everyday A Masterpiece

Everyday A Masterpiece

There is a very interesting website http://www.lettersofnote.com , where the author Shaun Usher shares a collection of some of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. This website celebrates the power of the written correspondence, a fast vanishing art Read more…


We Are Our Worst Critics

self-criticism

Many of us who are committed to doing good work have days when we beat ourselves up for mistakes or faults. This beating ourselves up happens unconsciously and we end up feeling bad about ourselves as a result. Self-criticism makes Read more…


Spend More Time With People Better Than You

I am sure many have experienced this interesting phenomenon, particularly in the context of sports. You are playing a game of Tennis or Badminton with someone significantly better at the sport than you are. You may lose the game to Read more…


Emotional Intelligence Matters

Emotional Intelligence

In the workplace, people in similar roles have similar IQs (Cognitive Intelligence). So, up to a point, your IQ can help you move up the workplace ladder, but at some point, the IQ effect tops out. You end up being Read more…


Two Types Of Failures

Two Types of failures

We all get to encounter two types of failures in life. The first type is something only you know, while the second type is one that the people and the world around you get to know about. The first type Read more…


Avoiding Stupidity

stupidity

Farnam Street is one of my favorite blogs that provides great content on decision-making models. One of the brilliant articles I have read is titled How Not To Be Stupid. It is a transcript of a conversation between the interviewer, Shane Parrish, Read more…


Weekend Story-A Son’s Perspective

Father and son

One day, a wealthy father took his son to the countryside so that he could experience what it was like to be poor. They stayed on the farm of an impoverished family for a few days. After they returned from Read more…


Beware Of “Doing Something” Syndrome

doing something

French Philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said: “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” We often immerse ourselves in some activities with the illusion that those activities will translate into Read more…


Ten Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes

Here are ten thought-provoking quotes that I have collected over the last couple of months. “Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but Read more…